Name That Plane

Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: BugsyR On: Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:55 am

AV-8B Harrier is actually classified as V/STOL for vertical/short takeoff and landing. Some places you'll see it classed as STOVL for short take off vertical landing. They don't need a running start to take off though. On ship they actually land vertically. The Short take off is normally used to conserve fuel. Loud SOB's ... especially landing.
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: BugsyR On: Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:00 pm

Easy one but it is one of my favorites
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:19 pm

Devil5052 wrote:
coaledsweat wrote:
LsFarm wrote:'Vtol' that's all I remember.. that thing would be hell to fly, can you imaging 'parallel parking ' an airplane?? looking over your shoulder?? impossible... must have had a system of mirrors and sensors.. Fly the flight director to the ground... backwards... looking straight up, at the clouds... gives me shivers to think about it.

Greg L


Yes, it is the Pogo. And it was a bear to land.


Was it Ryan & what was the X#?


Convair XFY-1

The jet above is a Crusader, I think they found out you could outrun your own bullets with that one. It was supposed to be the last dogfighter, but you know how that goes. :)
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:21 pm

BugsyR wrote:They don't need a running start to take off though.


They need a little run if they are loaded to the gills with ordanance.
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:28 pm

BugsyR wrote:Easy one but it is one of my favorites


Tough to tell if it's the Crusader or the shorter attack plane for the navy...A8 I think? Damn...Forget the name of the shorter one (both from same mfr)
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:41 pm

F-8 by Chance-Vought.
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: BugsyR On: Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:54 pm

Here's a pic of the F-8 Crusader. Other was A-7 Corsair II.
Okay I apologize...I was always fascinated by the A-7 and when I posted the first picture, I forgot about the F-8. :oops:
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:27 pm

coaledsweat wrote:F-8 by Chance-Vought.


Always loved the Mfr's name...Chance-Vought. It was also Ling Tempco Vought at one time
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:52 pm

Devil5052 wrote:
Valkarie (sp)
B-70?


Correct, even correct about the wrong spelling. :P
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:13 pm

Here's another: (for extra credit a number of the 1950's era fighters had numbers in the 100's. What was the unofficial name of this series of aircraft? The ________ Series)
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:37 pm

F-100 Super Saber, the Century series. The Ct Air National Guard flew those babies when I was a kid in the '60s. :)
I think it was the first to break the sound barrier in a vertical climb.
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:10 pm

coaledsweat wrote:F-100 Super Saber, the Century series. The Ct Air National Guard flew those babies when I was a kid in the '60s. :)
I think it was the first to break the sound barrier in a vertical climb.


Right on!!


North American F-100 Super Sabre

The F-100 was the USAF's first operational aircraft capable of flying faster than the speed of sound (760 mph) in level flight. It made its initial flight on May 25, 1953 and the first production aircraft was completed in October 1953. The F-100C, which made its first flight in 1955, featured such advances as an in-flight refueling system, provisions for extra fuel drop tanks and bombs under the wings and an improved electronic bombing system.
Designed originally to destroy enemy aircraft in aerial combat, the F-100 later became a fighter-bomber. It made its combat debut during the Vietnam conflict where it was assigned the task of attacking such targets as bridges, river barges, road junctions, and areas being used by infiltrating enemy soldiers. North American built 2,294 F-100s before production ended in 1959.
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:22 pm

This one might be tough
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:27 pm

F-101 Voodoo, McDonnell Douglas.
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Re: Name That Plane

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:30 pm

coaledsweat wrote:F-101 Voodoo, McDonnell Douglas.


Nope
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