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Back to the future for the F-15C/D

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posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 06:24 PM
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What a bad ass plane, my all time favorite. Ill never forget that dialog in the first Red Dawn movie. "Hell it was 5 to 1 and I got 4 of em".

Isnt this the plane that made the Iraqi pilots decide to eject on takeoff during Desert Storm?




posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: StratosFear

Counting all F-15 models and combat, they're something like 106:0:3.



posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The over flights we used to get back in the 70s ALL used MAC and their tail numbers as callsigns.On a quite day,only 2 or 3,but on a busy day we could get as many as dozen or more,headed mainly for Frankfurt and Ramstein if I remember correctly.
RAF and Army (our army) had callsigns allocated to the pilot,so different aircraft could have the same callsigns.Either RAFAIR or five letters starting M....



posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: Imagewerx

We used to use SAM with the tail number.



posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Our version of that was ASCOT for Hercs etc based mainly at Lyneham.



posted on Feb, 7 2018 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: face23785

Looks like the F-35 is going to a four digit number too. Just saw a video with one from Hill with four digits.



posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

Never noticed that before. I just thought it was a mod for ground pounding. That is kinda slick.



posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 02:02 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: face23785

Looks like the F-35 is going to a four digit number too. Just saw a video with one from Hill with four digits.


We always used the four digits.

If a jet was made in 81, and it's tail was 81-0029, we named it "0029," or Balls-29.

We always referenced four digits.



posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: Tempter

Ours were never four. If it was 12668 it was always just 668. It was always the standard 5 on the tail, but it was always only three when referring to them.
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posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 02:51 PM
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I was always surprised the original modular designs never made any headway either.

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Despite having a limited FOV, an IRST makes a hell of a lot more sense in the FAST pack than in a belly tank or hanging out on a pylon.



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