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posted on Mar, 26 2005 @ 08:56 AM
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what's wrong with something in the circle in this picture?
what's function of it?




posted on Mar, 26 2005 @ 08:59 AM
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They look like instrument packages tbh - maybe to study the airflow around the wings?



posted on Mar, 26 2005 @ 04:00 PM
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I don't know for sure, but they might've been where drop tanks were.



posted on Mar, 26 2005 @ 04:15 PM
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I dont know, looking at it it looks to be a little too far out on the wings to be something as heavy as a droptank hard point.

I guess the only people that can really asnwer this is the people who put them there!



posted on Mar, 27 2005 @ 04:43 AM
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You're correct, they seem too far out.


They seem to be under the engines, too... I'd have to agree that they're some form of instruments.



posted on Mar, 27 2005 @ 05:02 AM
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WOW, is that a model? it looks GREAT!

Funny, there is another mysterious object under the hull of the F-15 in the first pic...is that like a LANTIRN pod?



posted on Mar, 27 2005 @ 06:03 AM
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MAybye an ECM pod? Or something used in training.



posted on Mar, 27 2005 @ 06:02 PM
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Yep, it's a model alright.


If you can find the original location of the image, you should be able to find out what they are.


Edit: On a side note, HowStuffWorks has a picture of an F-15E Strike Eagle, and it has those things mounted on the wingtips. My best bet would be a guidance system thingamajig for the WSO, or possibly a munitions hardpoint.

[edit on 27/3/05 by Xar Ke Zeth]



posted on Mar, 27 2005 @ 06:15 PM
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Couple of things. I cannot find AD in my list of Unit's??

The ones I have are:
EG F-15C/D 33rd FW, Eglin AFB, Fla. (ACC)
ET A-10A, F-15A/B/C/D/E, 46th TW, Eglin AFB, Fla. (AFMC)
HH C-130H, F-15A/B, KC-135 154th WG, Hickam AFB, Hawaii (ANG)
JZ F-15A/B 159th FW, NAS JRB, New Orleans, La. (ANG)
LN F-15C/D/E 48th FW, RAF Lakenheath, England (USAFE)
MA F-15A/B 102nd FW, Otis ANGB, Mass. (ANG)
MO B-1B, F-15C/D/E, F-16C/D, 366th WG, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho (ACC)
OT F-15C/D/E, F-16C/D 53rd WG, 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla. (ACC)
OT A-10A, F-15C/D/E, 53rd WG, 422nd TES, Nellis AFB, Nev. (ACC)
SJ F-15E 4th FW, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C. (ACC)
SL F-15A/B 131st FW, Lambert-St. Louis IAP, Mo. (ANG)
TY F-15C/D 325th FW, Tyndall AFB, Fla. (AETC)
WA A-10A, F-15C/D/E, F-16C/D, 57th WG, Nellis AFB, Nev. (ACC)


Also, its loaded for bear. Perhaps a range safety device? To be honest though it looks like a hardpoint that had dropped something to me. Note the IR pod in place as well. Wonder where he is from. Also if you can blow up and enhance the blurry letters underneath the AF next to the 188 numbering we can tell what year this beast is as well. (The 188 is the series number)



posted on Mar, 27 2005 @ 06:27 PM
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It has to be something used for training/experimental because they are bright orange. It looks as if its hard points for something but I think whatever it dropped must have been for experimental reason.



posted on Mar, 27 2005 @ 06:31 PM
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Ive enhanced and sharpened the image and I am almost 100% sure that its BC.



posted on Mar, 27 2005 @ 06:42 PM
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FredT, hope this is of interest to you - the tail designation 'AD' matches the following squadrons:

(number, type, unit, location, tail designation, other data)

- 3246th Test Wing Eglin AFB, FL, 'AD' - AD - AFSC - (various), (10/02/1992 redesignated 46th TW, 'ET' - AFDTC - AFMC)
- 3247th Test Squadron Eglin AFB, FL, 'AD' - 3246th TW - AD - AFSC - (F-15, RF-4C), (10/02/1992 redesignated 40th TS (or FLTS or TES), 'ET' - 46th TW - AFDTC - AFMC - (F-15A, F-15B, F-15C, F-15E, F-16A, F-16B, F-16C, F-16D, F-111E, F-111F, T-38A, UH-1N))

www.strategic-air-command.com...

If your list is newer than 1992, then the designation AD wont be on there because the sqaudrons were disbanded and reformed as other designations.

[edit on 27/3/2005 by RichardPrice]



posted on Mar, 27 2005 @ 07:49 PM
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The 2 under the engines look almost like airbrakes... or some sort of scags on the hull?



posted on Mar, 27 2005 @ 07:52 PM
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Anyone notice that underneath the tail (close to where the engine exhuast is) there are two triangular orange pieces of metal also? They are within the bottom circle.

[edit on 3/27/2005 by UnMature]



posted on Mar, 27 2005 @ 07:53 PM
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Originally posted by FredT
Couple of things. I cannot find AD in my list of Unit's??

The ones I have are:
EG F-15C/D 33rd FW, Eglin AFB, Fla. (ACC)
ET A-10A, F-15A/B/C/D/E, 46th TW, Eglin AFB, Fla. (AFMC)
HH C-130H, F-15A/B, KC-135 154th WG, Hickam AFB, Hawaii (ANG)
JZ F-15A/B 159th FW, NAS JRB, New Orleans, La. (ANG)
LN F-15C/D/E 48th FW, RAF Lakenheath, England (USAFE)
MA F-15A/B 102nd FW, Otis ANGB, Mass. (ANG)
MO B-1B, F-15C/D/E, F-16C/D, 366th WG, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho (ACC)
OT F-15C/D/E, F-16C/D 53rd WG, 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla. (ACC)
OT A-10A, F-15C/D/E, 53rd WG, 422nd TES, Nellis AFB, Nev. (ACC)
SJ F-15E 4th FW, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C. (ACC)
SL F-15A/B 131st FW, Lambert-St. Louis IAP, Mo. (ANG)
TY F-15C/D 325th FW, Tyndall AFB, Fla. (AETC)
WA A-10A, F-15C/D/E, F-16C/D, 57th WG, Nellis AFB, Nev. (ACC)



You forgot:
ZZ F-15C/D 18FW, Kadena AB, Japan (home for now)
FF F-15C/D 1st FW Langley AFB, VA
AK F-15C/D/E Elmendorf, AFB, AK
and the Jacksonville ANG squadron, which merely has lightning bolts as tail flash F-15A/B



posted on Mar, 27 2005 @ 07:54 PM
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The numbers in front of the 188 are AF (on top) and BE on the bottom. Would it also help if we could identify the insignia on top of the tail? Looks like an eagle head on a blue background with a ribbon on the bottom of the insignia.

Edit: Added to information

[edit on 3/27/2005 by UnMature]



posted on Mar, 27 2005 @ 08:06 PM
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Originally posted by RichardPrice
FredT, hope this is of interest to you - the tail designation 'AD' matches the following squadrons:


Great find. Yes my list is pretty new, so at least we have a frame of reference for time its an old pic. And as the code you found Elgin is the test squadron so insturmentation or something in that nature



posted on Mar, 28 2005 @ 06:19 AM
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Dear all,

Those who need to know already do. Those who do not know, do not need to know.

Cheers

BHR



posted on Mar, 28 2005 @ 06:26 AM
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Originally posted by GrOuNd_ZeRo
Funny, there is another mysterious object under the hull of the F-15 in the first pic...is that like a LANTIRN pod?


Yup, thats a AN/AAQ-13 Navigation Pod component of the LANTIRN system, which gives us a reference time as they were only delivered to squadrons from 1986 onward, and it isnt in test colours, so it doesnt look like its a preproduction version.

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posted on Mar, 28 2005 @ 07:06 AM
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Its cameras to watch separation of missiles,bombs etc



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