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Military Hardware

Discussion in 'Military' started by missileman125fw, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Feb 10, 2010 at 4:08 PM
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    brianr

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    Martin B26 Marauders a.k.a as "widow makers".

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    Douglas A26 Invader
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    Douglas A20 Havoc

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  2. Feb 10, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    ..And in this moment I will not run, it is my place to stand.
    And we few shall carry this hope, within our bloodied hands"
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  3. Feb 10, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    Good shit, Brian! The Invader is one of my favorites.
    Here is the P-61 Black Widow. The finest Night Fighter, ever.
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    Follow this link to the restoration of the only flyable P-61.
    http://www.maam.org/p61.html
     
  4. Feb 10, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    J, I still prefer the P38M Night Lightning :D


    footage of the 38M in the air towards the end of this clip.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIQi5B87DP4

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  5. Feb 10, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    Richard Bong with 40 confirmed kills in the pacific.


    nothing like the sound of two Allison 12 cylinder counter rotating engine running at full throttle and GE superchargers barking.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    USS San Jacinto (CG-56), The World's Finest Aegis Cruiser, and home for 4.5 years.

    2 5" 54 caliber deck guns, 122 missiles in 2 VLS's (almost any combo of SM2/3's, ASROCS, & Tomahawks, including nuclear Tomahawks). We also carried 8 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, 2 SH-60 choppers, and a whole mess of small arms, from 2 20mm CIWS mounts to Beretta M9's and quite a few things in between.

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  7. Feb 10, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    ryanjboutin

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    Looks like the TX state flag is flying higher than the US flag.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    Brian, Brian, Brian...
    the RA-5C Vigilante is the most beautiful aircraft ever. But if your talking piston engine only, it's the F8F Bearcat.
    At Boca Chica
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    The Bearcat
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    With her older sister, the F6F Hellcat
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  9. Feb 10, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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  10. Feb 10, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    Ha! I guess not too many since the Bearcat never flew combat in American colors. And the Vigilante was converted to High Speed Recon!;)
     
  11. Feb 10, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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  12. Feb 11, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    Seriously? 9700 tons of bad-assery and that is what you notice?
     
  13. Feb 11, 2010 at 8:39 AM
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    I'll give you 3 out of 4 on that, squirrel. IMO, the A-10, while seriously bad ass, is fugly.

    Take the A-10 out, and toss in the SR-71, and now your golden.

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  14. Feb 11, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    The A-10 is a warrior, was designed for function, not to look good.

    Military: Here is a gun............

    Fairchild-Republic:..........okayyyyy.........

    Military: We want you to slap wings and some engines on it.

    Fairchild-republic: ......ummmmmm......it will not be pretty, but we will see what we can do.

    Military: Good shit. Make it happen.

    A-10 is born.


    And then you have the B-52, ugly?..........some think so, but others see their saving grace. I was at a bar one night and there were a bunch of Marines there, so I walked up to them being fellow servicemen and struck up conversation. When they found out I was Air Force they started giving me shit about it, until they found out I crewed on the Buff. At that moment they all had a sudden change of attitude, and one of them thanked me for helping save their lives. I was kind of put off by it and he explained that they had been getting mortored and were receiving a ton of small arms fire from all directions and that they had called for air. And they said all they saw was this B-52 come into sight and bomb the hell out of one of the mortor sites, and all of the fire ceased instantaniously. They bought me drinks the rest of the night. Pretty damn cool.

    Hell, it was drawn on a napkin and was only supposed to be in use for around 10 years. It is still one of the most feared aircraft in the US military arsenal. Insurgents have surrendered to ground troops as an EMPTY B-52 flew overhead. I myself (once a bomber crew chief) have always loved the bombers. Especially the B-24 Liberator.

    Ugly as they may be, they are still two awesome aircraft.
     
  15. Feb 11, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    Sr-71. Love it. Prob the best!!!!
     
  16. Feb 11, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    The Eagle and the Mustang are on my top 5 list. The F-22 as badass as it is just doesn't do it for me. The A-10 is not beautiful but damn it is sinister looking, especially on the ground.
     
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    no way the greatest plane of all time is the F-111 ardvark. I cant post a pic im at work right now. Google a picture. It has swept wings and you sit side by side in the cockpit. Remember "Bombers make History Fighters make Movies"
     
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    Yeah when I worked the B-52, no insurgents were surrendering to us. I was in Guam soaking up the sun. Dont know of many buffs in the desert, sounds more like a B-1 job.
     
  19. Feb 11, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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    If we're talking Mustangs then the most beautiful is the P-51H.
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    Early production design changes included a taller vertical stabilizer to address directional stability issues caused by the greater power, incorporation of the latest radio equipment, and strengthening of the wings and fuselage.
    The Army promptly ordered 2,400 of the new Mustang, with the first example rolling off the assembly line in February of 1945. As the first 370 examples were built, the war in Europe came to a close, followed some bloody months later by the surrender of the Japanese after the first use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    With the end of hostilities, the Army Air Force promptly cancelled many orders for aircraft, including the P-51H. Production was allowed to continue until all of the pre-built sub-assemblies were used up, resulting in a final production total of 555 P-51H Mustangs.
    The British, at whose request the development program had been initiated, apparently never received any of the new Mustang. No order was placed as the war in Europe ended, as did the RAF requirement for the new fighter.
    Produced too late in the war, the P-51H did not see combat. During the Berlin crisis and subsequent Berlin Airlift, the Air Force deployed P-51H's to the only direct front the USA had with the Soviet Union. "H" Mustangs were deployed to the harsh environment of Alaska to guard this distant frontier, but no conflict developed there. In addition, P-51H Mustangs served as long-range escort during the initial development of the new Strategic Air Command.
    The developments of new jet aircraft would overshadow the "H", which stood along with the P-51D as the front line defense fighter during the transition to jets. By the 1950's, most P-51H's were delivered to the Air National Guard before once again, they were eventually replaced by jets in the mid fifties.
    The outbreak of the Korean Conflict might have brought the "H" into combat, but several factors precluded the use of the type. The Air Force still had over 1400 P-51D's in service with the USAF, ANG, or in storage, along with a large number of trained and experienced maintenance and crew. The airfield conditions were similar to the rough conditions in Western Europe during the Second World War, and the "H" model's lighter landing gear and smaller tires were not designed for these conditions. The limited number of aircraft, and the scattered nature of it's deployment in the Air Force and ANG made assembling a cohesive, trained force of "H" Mustang pilots and crews difficult.

    [SIZE=+2]P-51H-5-NA Specifications:[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=+1]Length: 33 ft. 4 in. Height: 8 ft. 10 in. Wingspan: 37 ft. 0 in.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=+1]Weight: Empty 6,585 lbs. Normal 9,000 lbs. Maximum 11,500 lbs.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=+1]Engine: Packard-Merlin V-1650-9 V-12 rated at Maximum 2218 h.p.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=+1]Maximum Speed: 487 m.p.h. @ 25,000 ft. Maximum Range: w/drop tanks 1,530 mi.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=+1]Rate of Climb: 3,000 / min. Service Ceiling: 41,600 ft.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=+1]Armament: 6 - .50 Cal M-2 Machine Guns, 2 - 1000 lb Bombs, 6 to10 Five Inch HVAR Rockets [/SIZE] EL-2003-00315.jpg

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