Name That Plane

Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:24 am

BugsyR wrote:
Devil5052 wrote:
BugsyR wrote:Some Soviet muscles...carried upto 3 Anti-Ship missiles...there were multiple reasons why the Navy had F-14's with Pheonix missiles



Backfire


Aye!!

The BACKFIRE is a long-range aircraft capable of performing nuclear strike, conventional attack, antiship, and reconnaissance missions. Its low-level penetration features make it a much more survivable system than its predecessors. Carrying either bombs or AS-4/KITCHEN air-to-surface missiles, it is a versatile strike aircraft, believed to be intended for theater attack in Europe and Asia but also potentially capable of intercontinental missions against the United States. The BACKFIRE can be equipped with probes to permit inflight refueling, which would further increase its range and flexibility.



Nice looking aircraft. (kinda reminds me of the North American A-5 Vigilante:
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: BugsyR On: Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:51 am

Nice looking aircraft. (kinda reminds me of the North American A-5 Vigilante


Sort of look alike but the A-5 is almost half the size of the Backfire and just a bit slower at top speed.

Here is another soviet favorite of mine...several varients of this class....A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,and J
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:55 am

BugsyR wrote:
Nice looking aircraft. (kinda reminds me of the North American A-5 Vigilante


Sort of look alike but the A-5 is almost half the size of the Backfire and just a bit slower at top speed.

Here is another soviet favorite of mine...several varients of this class....A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,and J



Tupelov Bear turboprop
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: BugsyR On: Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:36 am

Good ol' Bear...

I have a great video of a "D" flying over us when we went on a North Atlantic back in '88. All of our radars were off that day so I didn't have any interference with my old VHS Camcorder. I'm going to have to burn that tape to a DVD one of these days.
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: BugsyR On: Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:58 am

Charlie Z wrote:Here are a couple of obscure fun ones. Anyone know?

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Antonov An-2 Colt
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: Charlie Z On: Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:36 pm

The Ant2s are pretty cool. Rooskie version of the Beaver. DC-3 clone motor on the front and you can put all the friends and gear that'll fit.

Stall, I believe is around 20mph. The procedure if trapped on top of cloud w/o an instrument approach available, was to point the nose into the last-known wind direction (to slow ground speed) and hold the stick back and stall-recover (automatic - "falling leaf") until you break out or 'land'.

I took a tour of the provider. Pair of R-2800 pratts (!) on what started as a glider airframe. Was tried as an amphib, too. It has a big ramp and huge flight deck. If I were a magnate, I'd make one over into a flying winnibago rather than get a corporate jet. It would almost be the ultimate SUV.

Which brings up Jimmy Buffett's SUV, which is a ...?

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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: BugsyR On: Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:49 pm

"If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane" :)


Albatross
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: BugsyR On: Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:29 pm

What's that? Over the water! Is it a plane? Is it a boat? is it a missile carrying SUV? :D
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:12 pm

BugsyR wrote:What's that? Over the water! Is it a plane? Is it a boat? is it a missile carrying SUV? :D


Couldn't tell you what model it is but I believe it is an Antonov & it doesn't get much higher than a few feet above the waves. Works by "Ground Effects" & was meant to be a fast troop transport. How did I do?
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: BugsyR On: Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:13 pm

Very well! Here's the link where I took the picture from. Some interesting stuff and light reading. I can't confirm if it was an Antonov but I wouldn't doubt it. First time I learned about it was because of the varient that carried missiles on its back (job required it). I remember saying "Holy Crap what the hell are they going to come up with next???" :lol:

http://www.vincelewis.net/ekranoplan.html
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: Cap On: Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:52 pm

Here's a classic, easily recognizable. The man in front is obviously the pilot. The pilot ( my cousin ) recently passed away at the age of 82. He worked 3 wars, mechanic in WW II, flying in Korea & Vietnam. He was awarded the Flying Cross among many other metals. He retired a Colonel in The US Marines.
From May 1952 to March 1953, he served with Marine Attack Squadron 121 in Korea earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and three air medals, flying close air support missions in A-1 Skyraiders. He served as Assistant Regimental S-2 of the 6th Marines during the Cuban Missile crisis. From July 1963 to February 1964, Major C. served as Executive Officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 333 and later as Executive Officer of Marine Fighter Squadron 251 until June 1965 at MCAS, Beaufort, SC. During this time, he transitioned from flying the F-8 Crusader to the recently released F-4 Phantom, the world’s premier fighter aircraft of it’s time.
In July 1966, Major C. reported to Marine Aircraft Group 11 at Danang, Republic of Vietnam and assumed command of the Marine Air Base Squadron 11. In January of 1967, he assumed command of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115. This was a major accomplishment, to achieve a command of a squadron at the rank of Major. He flew over 100 missions.
From September 1967 to January 1969, he served as a Staff Officer in the Current Operations Division J-3, US Strike Command, MacDill Airforce Base, Tampa, FL. From July 1969 to July 1972, LtCol. C. was the Assistant 6th Fleet Representative to the Command Land Forces Southern Europe, Verona, Italy.
Col. C. assumed command of Marine Corps Air Station, Quantico, VA on September 21, 1973 and retired from the command June 18, 1976.

A complete list of personal decorations include: Distinguished Flying Cross; Bronze Star Medal with Combat”V”; Meritorious Service Medal; 13 Air Medals; Joint Service Commendation with Oak Leaf Cluster; Presidential Unit Citation with one bronze star; Navy Unit Commendation Medal with two bronze stars; Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal; American Defense Service Medal; Asiatic Pacific Campaign;
World War II Victory Medal; National defense Service Medal; with one bronze star; Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with one bronze star; Vietnamese Service Medal with three bronze stars; Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with two silver stars; Korean Presidential Unit Citation; Vietnamese Air Force Meritorious Unit Citation, Cross of Gallantry Color, United Nations Service Medal; Vietnamese Campaign Medal with clasp; The Order of Cavalier “al Merito della Republica” of Italy.
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:12 pm

Cap wrote:Here's a classic, easily recognizable. The man in front is obviously the pilot. The pilot ( my cousin ) recently passed away at the age of 82. He worked 3 wars, mechanic in WW II, flying in Korea & Vietnam. He was awarded the Flying Cross among many other metals. He retired a Colonel in The US Marines.
From May 1952 to March 1953, he served with Marine Attack Squadron 121 in Korea earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and three air medals, flying close air support missions in A-1 Skyraiders. He served as Assistant Regimental S-2 of the 6th Marines during the Cuban Missile crisis. From July 1963 to February 1964, Major C. served as Executive Officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 333 and later as Executive Officer of Marine Fighter Squadron 251 until June 1965 at MCAS, Beaufort, SC. During this time, he transitioned from flying the F-8 Crusader to the recently released F-4 Phantom, the world’s premier fighter aircraft of it’s time.
In July 1966, Major C. reported to Marine Aircraft Group 11 at Danang, Republic of Vietnam and assumed command of the Marine Air Base Squadron 11. In January of 1967, he assumed command of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115. This was a major accomplishment, to achieve a command of a squadron at the rank of Major. He flew over 100 missions.
From September 1967 to January 1969, he served as a Staff Officer in the Current Operations Division J-3, US Strike Command, MacDill Airforce Base, Tampa, FL. From July 1969 to July 1972, LtCol. C. was the Assistant 6th Fleet Representative to the Command Land Forces Southern Europe, Verona, Italy.
Col. C. assumed command of Marine Corps Air Station, Quantico, VA on September 21, 1973 and retired from the command June 18, 1976.

A complete list of personal decorations include: Distinguished Flying Cross; Bronze Star Medal with Combat”V”; Meritorious Service Medal; 13 Air Medals; Joint Service Commendation with Oak Leaf Cluster; Presidential Unit Citation with one bronze star; Navy Unit Commendation Medal with two bronze stars; Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal; American Defense Service Medal; Asiatic Pacific Campaign;
World War II Victory Medal; National defense Service Medal; with one bronze star; Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with one bronze star; Vietnamese Service Medal with three bronze stars; Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with two silver stars; Korean Presidential Unit Citation; Vietnamese Air Force Meritorious Unit Citation, Cross of Gallantry Color, United Nations Service Medal; Vietnamese Campaign Medal with clasp; The Order of Cavalier “al Merito della Republica” of Italy.



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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: acesover On: Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:29 pm

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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:20 am

Little tougher...British ASW aircraft like our Orion:
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: Charlie Z On: Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:31 am

Nimrod. Based on the first commercial airliner, the Comet. They may still be operating them(!). Probably the most modified airframe in history, except for maybe the Guppy.
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