Tuesday, October 27, 2020

A F-4 and a navy ship that isn't streaked with rust

 


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    1. And you don't here them coming until they are right on top of you! Love those F-4 Phantoms. Well named.

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    2. As my Dad (a Marine Corps F-4 Pilot) used to tell me, "Put enough engine on a brick and it will fly too."

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    3. Your Dad was right. Oorah!

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  2. It had to be 20 yrs. ago, Sigh.......... I rode submarines but always marveled at the spit and polish of those Skimmers. (Targets)

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  3. That jet must have been in neutral - no smoke coming from the rear. I hear tell the the VC could track them by that smoke trail long before they could see the plane. AFAIK that 'problem' never got resolved. Only bad rap on an otherwise outstanding aircraft.

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    1. Hence the nickname German pilots gave it: Luftverteidigungsdiesel ("Air Defense Diesel")

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    2. if you had fuel, first stage of AB cured a lot of the smoke. the -17 was fairly clean. the F-4K had the Spey with a short burner in it and it smoked too.

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  4. Our ships look a bit crusty these days, don't they? Different navy, different philosophy.

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  5. Looks like a Tiger Cruise. When the Carrier Battle Group would come back from the Med, there were a number of people that got off in Rota to go home early to get things ready on chartered airliners. Those airliners would bring dads and sons (later also daughters) to ride the ship back. Three days out the airwing would put on a live ordinance air show that had to be experienced. The start was always (in my days) an F4 at low altitude would would go by the ships in burner and supersonic. He would then pull up, roll right and pop 4 self-defense flares. His wingman would then try and get 4 sidewinder shots on the 4 flares. Saw it 4 times and only one pulled off 4 for 4. That is the wingman above, throttled back to give himself more time to line up 4 shots

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    1. Good Eye!! True, it is that ship. See the link:

      https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/JS_Akebono_%28DD-108%29_RIMPAC_2010.jpg


      Last time I was in Japan (2007) they still had F-4 Phantoms sitting on the flight line being used at Naha Joint Use Airport.

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  7. I can still see in my minds eye putting that Revell Phantom model together

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    1. Hate to disagree with you but not the DDG 108. Check the antennas on the pic above and then those on the link:

      https://cdn.dvidshub.net/media/thumbs/photos/1705/3419466/1000w_q75.jpg

      You are looking at a JMSDF ship.

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  9. Isn't that a roundel on the air intake? If so it's a JASDF phantom.

    Al_in_Ottawa

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