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03-11-2008, 09:03
This is one of those unbelievable episodes in flying airplanes.

You "airplane nuts" out there. I'm curious about the aircraft he was supposedly chasing? It looked like an F-100, "Super Sabre," to me? All I remember is, something about an A4. Can't argue with the one-wingless F-15, sitting on the tarmac, tho'!!

This epitomizes the philosophy of a USN Admiral's answer to: "Who would you pick to be your personal pilot." "I want the guy to be the one that can fly with what's left."

One incredible aircraft (F-15), one lucky pilot and navigator.

03-11-2008, 09:09
Um. Holy CRAP.

03-12-2008, 15:23
The plane that looked like an F-100 was probably a Dassault Mystere.

03-17-2008, 20:04
If it's the video I think it is:

Although the story is true, the video is mostly fabricated IMO. The F-15s look like USAF F-15Es, which Israel has never owned.

03-19-2008, 22:08
IAF doesn't have F-15E's but they do have two seat F-15D's.

That fabricated video sequence for the History Channel did show F-15E's an F-100 and a pair of A-7's. Those producers for T.V. know that the average viewer is not up on their aircraft recognition. As Lior said, the story is true but the video is made up.

03-19-2008, 23:52
Well, I couldn't find a pic of the supposed IFL 727, but they also have another converted classic:

The Convair 5800 (340/440 + turboprop + getting stretched)

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03-27-2008, 06:36
Tail hook?

03-28-2008, 13:06
AF jets often have little tailhooks to help them engage emergency arresting gear. They are to help stop jets that land fast/long/heavy/in poor conditions, or who have hydraulic failures that impact brake performance.

Their hooks (and their airframes) are not designed for frequent use, like navy jets' are.



03-28-2008, 14:50
WOW:supergrin: thata pretty cool

03-28-2008, 22:28
Good article on AF hooks: