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The bible of plane fanatics...

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posted on Dec, 20 2005 @ 01:02 PM
I was thinking about making a huge thread about planes. not a thred where I'am searching for secret planes and ultra fast vessels. No, this will just be a thred were all fanatics here are going to post every single plane that has ever existed This will partially be be made just for fun. But think about it. Wouldn't it be good to check out some basic facts of a plane when you are making a thred, yes it would... So well go in order here, a Su-47 can't come straight after a Raptor, but like this... F-14-->F-15... you know... So let's start...

The only rules are that the same person can't post twice after his own post...


A small piloted twin-jet designed by Rutan Aircraft Factory and flown by NASA 1979-82 from Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards, California. Florida. The plane was designed to investigate the concept of an oblique (or pivoting) wing. The pilot could change the angle of the wings in flight, so that the most efficient angle could be used in flight.

Now, it's your turn...

posted on Dec, 20 2005 @ 04:14 PM

Great idea!

Douglas A-1 Skyraider

Originally flown in 1945. It entered service too late to be used in World War 2, but was used heavily by the US in Korea and Vietnam. Able to carry a wide range of weapons, the Skyraider saw use with many countries, namely France. Retired from service in 1979.

[edit on 20-12-2005 by BlackThorn311]

posted on Dec, 20 2005 @ 04:27 PM
All these recent posts with a few pics and one paragraph of text are SO lame and useless. What's the use of having a huge thread with pics of aircraft, with little to no information about them?

I've also noticed an increase in "this vs that" threads, which contain no real information, just irrelevent opinions. It's a lot better to have one good disucssion about an interesting aircraft project.

posted on Dec, 21 2005 @ 12:46 PM
Here's some sites:

The Bomber Mirage is a beast, also served as the French Nuclear Deterrant in the Cold War. Now replaced by the Mirage 2000N? not sure.

posted on Dec, 21 2005 @ 04:51 PM
I'll be glad to make a well structured post with adequate research as soon as Iget some free time, right now, I'm a bit busy, but I just wanted to put it in writing that I will be adding to this.

Shattered OUT...

posted on Dec, 22 2005 @ 04:29 PM
Well here goes nothing.

Su-35 Super Flanker

The Su-35 is classified as an interceptor class aircraft by, but I personally think it is more of an multirole fighter.

The su-35 is built with the famous AL-37FM Engines that are rated at 30,865 lb each. I do not believe this engine is thrust-vectoring capable, but the ones on the Su-37 are. They are afterburning capable with a top speed of Mach 2.3 (approx.).

One GSh-30-1 30mm cannon with 150 rounds, plus up to 17,636 lb including R-27B/T/TM AAM, R-73R IR/LASER-guided AAM, R-73RM thrust-vector AAM, R-77 AAM, KS-172 AAM-L, Kh-25ML/MP anti-bunker AGM, Kh-29 anti-armor AGM, Kh-29V anti-radar AGM, Kh-31 anti-armor or Kh-31Sh anti-bunker AGM on eleven external points

The Aircraft also has a ceiling of 59,05(0-5) feet.

Some Good news for the Su-35 by Global Security:

As of early June 2002 Sukhoi's Su-35 fighter jet was said to have a "close to 90 percent" chance of being the winner in a Brazilian tender to buy up to 24 new supersonic fighters for $700 million. Sweden's Saab is bidding in the contest together with BAE with its Gripen fighter, while Embraer and Dassault are offering a version of Dassault's Mirage strike plane.

Global Aircraft


Global Security

Personally, the Su-35 is my favorite aircraft, although never really entered service, on paper, it shows to be among the most effective and capable fighters on the planet, I guess the Russian's can be innovated when they apply themselves.

I hope that was constructive enough.

Shattered OUT...

posted on Dec, 22 2005 @ 04:33 PM
I thought the thread was still on the number 1? AD-1, A-1, Su-35 is quite a jump
I expected the B-1 to be next, oops.

posted on Dec, 22 2005 @ 04:43 PM

Originally posted by waynos
I thought the thread was still on the number 1? AD-1, A-1, Su-35 is quite a jump
I expected the B-1 to be next, oops.

This thread had a series to go through?

O well.

Shattered OUT...

posted on Dec, 23 2005 @ 07:36 AM
I could have been wrong Shattered, its just the way I thought FIN intended it to be from his first post.

posted on Dec, 23 2005 @ 09:34 AM

Originally posted by ShatteredSkies
As of early June 2002 Sukhoi's Su-35 fighter jet was said to have a "close to 90 percent" chance of being the winner in a Brazilian tender to buy up to 24 new supersonic fighters for $700 million. Sweden's Saab is bidding in the contest together with BAE with its Gripen fighter, while Embraer and Dassault are offering a version of Dassault's Mirage strike plane.

And in early 2004 Brazilia said that it cancel F-X tender and will buy 12 used Mirage 2000 from France. New tender is expected in 2009.

posted on Dec, 23 2005 @ 10:14 AM
Yeah, I meant it to go in alphabetical order... But that is quite alright... let's just keep it in alphabetical order in the future...

A-3 Skywarrior

The A-3 was a two-engined carrier bomber. It's primary funtion was to work as a nuclear bomber for carrier operations. The plane was designed by McDonnels Douglas. The Skywarrior still holds the record of beeing the largest carrier bomber ever.

posted on Dec, 23 2005 @ 02:40 PM
I believe the A-3 also has a converted variant that acts as a carrier-borne tanker as well?

Shattered OUT...

posted on Dec, 23 2005 @ 04:42 PM

The A-4 Skyhawk is built by McDonnel Douglas. It is used by the Marines as a ligthweight attack aircraft capable of conventional and nuclear delivery. It has one Pratt and Witney J-52-P-408A non-afterburning turbojet capable of 11,220 lbs of thrust.

"Maximum speed 1,077 km/h 673 mph
Combat range 3,220 km 2,000 mi
Ferry range 3,408 km 2,130 mi
Service ceiling 12,880 m 42,250 ft
Rate of climb 2,572 m/min 8,440 ft/min"

It is armed with 2 Colt Mk 12 cannon and can carry 4 AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and has one fuselage and four wing racks and carries a variety of external stores.

This old bird has over 34 years under her belt(according to and now is 765 strong worldwide.

In my opinion, I think that the A-4 is a very fine aircraft, it is a conventional Delta Wing aircraft built in the post-WWII era to fight in the Cold War era. to me she is a fine bird, although not the prettiest, she is still a good bird as the she is still currently operated worldwide by many services including the USN and the USMC.



Shattered OUT...

posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 04:53 AM
A-5 Vigilante

The A-5 Vigilante is one of the largest planes that have ever operated from a carrier. It was designed to be a tactical attack-aircraft wit the capabilities of reconnaissance. The plane was designed by a company called Rockwell, and 156 planes were totaly produced. One of the Vigilantes strenghts was taht it could do very long bombing runs without refueling.

Length: 76 ft 6 in (23.32 m)
Wingspan: 53 ft (16.15 m)
Height: 19 ft (5.79 m)
Empty: 37,500 lb (17,009 kg)
Maximum Takeoff: 79,588 lb (36,094 kg)
Speed: 1,385 mph (2,230 km/h)
Ceiling: 48,400 ft (14,752 m)
Range: 1,500 miles (2,415 km)

[edit on 24-12-2005 by Figher Master FIN]

posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 09:22 AM
A-6E Intruder
The A-6E was an all-weather, two seat, subsonic, carrier-based attack aircraft. It was equipped with a microminiaturized digital computer, a solid state weapons release system, and a single, integrated track and search radar. The target recognition/attack multi-sensor (TRAM) version of the A-6E was introduced to the fleet in 1979. It was equipped with a chin turret containing a forward-looking infra-red (FLIR) system and a laser designator and receiver.

The A-6E proved once again that it was the best all-weather precision bomber in the world in the joint strike on Libyan terrorist-related targets in 1986. With Air Force FB-111s, A-6E Intruders penetrated the sophisticated Libyan air defense systems, which had been alerted by the high level of diplomatic tension and by rumors of impending attacks. Evading over 100 guided missiles, the strike force flew at low levels in complete darkness, and accurately delivered laser-guided and other ordnance on target. Composite wing replacement and systems/weapons improvement programs maintained full A-6E combat systems capability, with initial operational capability realized in FY 88 with VA-75 deployment onboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Length: 54 feet 8 inches
Wing Span: 53 feet
Height: 15 feet 6 inches
Weight: Take-off max gross: 60,400 pounds;
take-off max gross (carrier): 58,600 pounds;
empty weight: 28,000 pounds
Speed: 563 knots
Ceiling: 40,600 feet
Propulsion: Two Pratt & Whitney J52-P8B engines (9,300 pounds thrust each)
Crew: Two
Armament: 10 2.75" Rocket Pod
10 5" Zuni Rocket Pod
28 Mk-20 Rockeye
Mk-77 Napalm
28 Mk-81 (250 lbs)
28 Mk-82 Snakeye
13 Mk-83 (1,000 lbs)
5 Mk-84 (2,000 lbs)
20 Mk-117 (750 lbs)
28 CBU-78
GBU-10E Laser Guided Bomb
GBU-12D Laser Guided Bomb
GBU-16B Laser Guided Bomb
AGM-123A Skipper II
AGM-45 Shrike
AGM-62 Walleyes
AIM-9 Sidewinders

System Weapon Improvement Program, SWIP
AGM-65 Maverick Anti-Ship Missile
Contractor: Grumman Aerospace Corporation
Unit cost $FY98
[Total Program] $43 million.
Current Inventory None. Withdrawn from service in early 1997

[edit on 24-12-2005 by Jezza]

posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 10:50 AM
Exellent post jezza...

A-7 Corsair II

The A-7 Corsair is an American attack palne designed by Northop Grumman company. The A-7 is a singel seated jet fighter, and its unit-cost lies arund 2.860.000 $. The fighter ahs one engine, creating 15,000 pounds of thrust. Nowadays the plane is retired in America. But the Navy of Portugal and Greece still sue thiese carrier based attack aircrafts. the A-7 is told to be one of the msot accurate attack aircrafts ever built.

The frames of the A-7 aren't as new as you would think. The whole model was planned on the F-8 airframe. As the A-7 it was also very accurate. The A-7 made its first flight in September 27, l965.After that 1659 planes have totally been built. The A-7 has nowadays been replaced by the F/A-18 Hornet.

posted on Dec, 25 2005 @ 11:53 AM
Northrop Grumman (Fairchild) A-10 Thunderbolt

More affectionately known as the "Warthog," the primary mission of the American A-10 is to provide close air support. Heavy titanium armor surrounds the cockpit, engines, and fuel tanks, giving it an excellent 'get home capability' after being hit. Originally designed around the immense 30mm GAU-8 Gatling gun in its nose, the A-10 has proven itself numerous times as one of the most dominant ground attack aircraft in the world today.

Its 16,000 lb weapons payload includes a wide range of iron and laser guided bombs, including the AGM-65 Maverick and the GBU-10/15 series.

Power Plant Two General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofans
Thrust 9,065 pounds each engine
Length 53 feet, 4 inches (16.16 meters)
Height 14 feet, 8 inches (4.42 meters)
Wingspan 57 feet, 6 inches (17.42 meters)
Speed 420 miles per hour (Mach 0.56)
Ceiling 45,000 feet (13,636 meters)
Maximum Takeoff Weight 51,000 pounds (22,950 kilograms)
Range 800 miles (695 nautical miles)

FAS A-10 Thunderbolt

posted on Dec, 25 2005 @ 03:10 PM
Lol blackthorn, what happened to the A-8 and the A-9? Jumping the gun to the A-10 eh?

Yeah, it's a beautiful plane I know.

Shattered OUT...

posted on Dec, 26 2005 @ 04:29 AM
Yes, please go in alpabetical order, it would be so much easier for all of us. I understand if you know much of one plane, and want to share your knowlede with other peoples, but think of this as a chanse to learn more of other planes. That was one of they reasons why I started this thread.

posted on Dec, 26 2005 @ 03:36 PM
Sorry guys, that's mybad. I did 'jump the gun' on that one. Now I'm kicking myself for leaving those two out.
It won't happen again.

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