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US aircraft deployed to the Korean theater

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posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 11:09 AM
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The B-1 has ejection seats for all four positions. At one point they would allow observers (check pilots) to fly in a jump seat configuration, but they had two jump seats on one aircraft that crashed, and neither crew member was able to get out, so they changed it so that all crew members have to have ejection seats.

The panels in question are actually access hatches for electronics bays IIRC.
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posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 11:12 AM
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No e3 sentry?links to these deployments?



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 11:16 AM
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The public links can be found on Theaviationist.com I heard about them through other sources, but he's got a really good intel network going, and I was able to find out several details of the deployments through him, as well as some interesting recordings.

theaviationist.com...

Most of the info on the aircraft themselves comes from memory.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 12:29 PM
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Great thread Zaphod.

Whenever they do the airshows here in south florida. Many of the military planes spend their nights at Opa-Locka airport.
When the airshow is done and the planes head home. The planes will buzz the tower.
Several years ago I was working in opa-locka and got to see the B1's buzz the tower.
It's one big impressive looking plane I'll tell you.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 12:40 PM
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I live on the central coast of California and the air traffic has picked up tremendously over the past month or so. I saw what looked like the last plane with the picture flying really low over Pismo Beach with a couple of fighter jets on each side heading north. I live about 20 miles north from Vanderberg AFB.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 02:16 PM
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Which one, the RC-135? There are a couple of other aircraft that use the same airframe as well.

There's also the KC-135, which is a tanker aircraft, and would be flying with any strike package that goes into Korea. They routinely fly with fighters, and meet up with bombers and other aircraft to refuel them in flight.





posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 02:20 PM
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I live near an air force bombing range. They have been hitting it real hard until this week. Now all is very quiet.
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posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 02:23 PM
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We went past Mountain Home AFB last week, and for the first time I saw an F-15 hitting the range. I've been past several bases with ranges on them, and this is the first time I've seen one in use.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 02:28 PM
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cool, thanks

last I checked all the carriers were in their usual places. any word on naval moves ?



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 02:31 PM
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The Stennis is on the way home from the Gulf, and will be moving through the area on the way back to the West Coast, through Hawaii. The Nimitz is doing post maintenance workups off the coast, and would probably be ready to go about the time Stennis is going through. Washington is in a six month restricted use period, and is pierside.

Nothing confirmed on any moves to the area though.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 02:38 PM
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The rc 135 looked more like it. Im not an expert by any means, but for the amount of time i had to stare at this thing, i got a decent view. I had a couple people tell me they saw it too. It was eerie for sure. Im from Chicago originally, so this is all greek to me.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 02:41 PM
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It very easily could have been, being as there are about four different versions of the RC-135 out there, for various missions. Being in California there's one other possibility, and that's the NKC-135 from Edwards AFB. It's painted like the RC-135, but is a KC-135. You don't usually see RC-135s flying with escorts, but they may have been training for something, or learning how to get data from the RC.

NKC-135:
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posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by canucks555
Great pics. I think all of them flew over van isl. last week, lol. Heading to Guam via Alaska.. posted a thread about it, never seen so many contrails. Crazy stuff,
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Can you link your thread? We had them fly over us also along the Oregon/Ca border yesterday...well a bunch of military don't know the kinds.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 03:34 PM
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Originally posted by FidelityMusic
The B-2 Spirit is amazing. Looks like something from a Sci-Fi movie.



Yes. Here is a recent B-2 Refueling



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 03:37 PM
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What makes this one interesting is watching the control surfaces moving. They never stop moving the entire time he's on the boom. I talked to a former boom operator who said that they have a big bow wave coming off them, which surprised me, as I thought the flying wing design wouldn't have much of one, with the shape of it.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 03:39 PM
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The Air Force uses this one all the time. You can see some pretty cool aircraft over it if you watch closely. The bombers are the best. You hear the blast then you hear the jet engines howl but the aircraft (if you spot it) is well above and gone from the source of the blast. Sure hate to be on the receiving end of it.

This week, nothing! Maybe they ran out of bombs, or got somewhere else to practice.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 03:42 PM
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Well if SLAM 1 is any indication, they're using areas that fit closer to Korean targets. It was a B-1 out off Ellsworth AFB, "hitting" a school bus parking area in Texas, that matches up pretty closely to a missile storage facility, and the buses match mobile missile launchers pretty closely. They even talked about "live SA-6 and SA-8" missile sites in the area.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 05:54 PM
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Anyone know if the SSGN subs USS Ohio, Michigan, Florida, and Georgia are deployed in the pacific.

Each of these boats could launch up to 154 cruise missiles from right off the NK coast.

If these subs are off the NK coast that would account for the E-6B aircraft.

And if NK launched a nuke i can see a counter strike from these subs impacting in NK within 1 hour.
Up to 462 cruise missiles would make a statement.

en.wikipedia.org...
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posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 06:10 PM
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The E-6B also performs other missions, but the USS Michigan SSGN 727 is homeported in Washington state. So at least one SSGN could be in the area.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 08:24 PM
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Sorry, somethings wrong with my eyes , head or PC.

I keep trying to answer to questions that have already been answered 40 posts prior, but it looks like it is the last post.

sorry.


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