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The first metallic aircraft designed to have a greatly reduced RADAR signature. It's design was translated into the F-117 Nighthawk "Wobblin' Goblin" bomber:

It was designated "F" for Fighter so that enemies wouldn't try to engage it with aircraft. It had no anti-air capabilities. They have now been retired, replaced by the B-2 Spirit which has a much larger payload, greater endurance, and an even smaller RADAR cross-section despite being huge by comparison.
 
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@FordGT90Concept theres a pic missing from your post can you try again please pal. i dont know much about the US stuff.

F*** im so glad i asked you.... i had a feeling it would be a good one.


F117 crash



F117 stealth jet fighter crash on September 14 1997 in Essex, Maryland at air show.Listen to the crowds reaction and what the announcer says to try to keep the show going.It did not work! The show ended when the jet crashed into a near by house and burst into flames. The military came and would not allow anyone to leave or enter the small Bowleys Quarters neighborhood. If you listen you can hear a small child say " Holy Sh#t ", right after the wing falls off the stealth fighter.


Skip to 1.00 if you are short of time






look what i found



A pair of specially painted F-117 Nighthawks fly off from their last refueling by the Ohio National Guard's 121st Air Refueling Wing. The F-117s were retired March 11 in a farewell ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.


 
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Never seen that before. WTF happened? Aircraft aren't supposed to lose a wing mid-flight, especially without an apparent collision. :eek:

Dmitri Kozlowsky said:
I remember this mishap. The unclassified section of report placed blame on maintenance failiure to properly reatach the wing after a maintainence cycle. Either the bolts were missing or they were improperly installed. However, two years later USAF retired F-117 and placed them all in storage, except two examples for systems testing. Unlike previous combat airframes, F-117 was not passed to USAFRES or Air National Guard units. Airframes went into controlled environment storage in Holloman and Davis-Monthan AFBs.
Bet this crash had a lot to do with their early retirement.
 

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I can remember it happening and this


i was working at Heathrow at the time, terminal 4 to be exact....Concordes home.

They were all withdrawn from service and refitted. By the time they went back into service a lot of the customers had been lured away by other carriers offering premier services. they may not have been so quick but they were safe.

The Concorde story is very interesting heres a brill vid


the US public hated her because she was so loud and despite a global sales tour she never really got in to the markets. BIG shame......when we lost Concorde it was a sad day. The crowds at Heathrow were incredible, even bigger than when England won the rugby world cup in AUS.


Truly beautiful and definitely part of what makes me...me.

She could only go supersonic over the ocean but the sonic boom still rattled our windows when i was a kid it was always between 21.10 and 21.12 every night if the wind was right.


She displayed a lot in commemorative flypasts like this

 
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Im necroing this old thread as there might be a few of you crazy fanatics (especially the yanks) who might know what im looking for or talking about....

Im looking for an old movie that i watched in my younger days, It was an old B&W movie solely about the adventure of a B-17 crew in in the pacific theater of war. I think the movie was called 'Midway' or 'Battle For Midway' -- There are possibly one or two movies that exist with the same or similar name but they arent in B&W

But the gist of the story is they were some rag tag B-17 crew that somehow ended up flying a few hundred miles to the pacific and pretty much flying around dog fighting zeros, supporting ground units from the air when Japs attacked their airfield. After that they ended up leading a hunt for the japanese fleet and spearheading the attack when they radioed it in to their allies.

The pilots name was Buchanan or something along those lines. and he ended up getting killed after they got head-on'd by a Zero.


Im sure someone might know??
 
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Hard to believe America thinks they need such a blunt instrument in their fleet. I mean those things were for big wars and mass carpet bombing of massive areas. I don't think the terrorist threat really needs such a titan craft, unless America intends on "removing" the mountain the insurgents are hiding underneath with one of these things.

Glad to hear such a marvel of engineering still flies after 50 years though! Don't make 'em like they used to.
To be fair there use can be precision guided right to the doorstep and beyond, no other plane carries as much or as varied a load of death.
 

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To be fair there use can be precision guided right to the doorstep and beyond, no other plane carries as much or as varied a load of death.

And then theres that one thats made to carry out CAS missions like in CoD4 -- I think they call it smokey or something..
 

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@FreedomEclipse Would it be Air Force? Pilot’s name was Quincannon.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Force_(film)



YESSSSSSSSS this was the one!! I swear to god it was Battle for Midway or something but thats where this B17 crew were duking it out. Absolutely far fetched as far as story goes. Good movie though... If you like propaganda stories about invincible resilient American war machines :laugh::laugh:

Now why did i have to necro thread when i could of just asked you! :slap:


well, 2015 thread enjoy your new lease of life!

Hard to believe America thinks they need such a blunt instrument in their fleet. I mean those things were for big wars and mass carpet bombing of massive areas. I don't think the terrorist threat really needs such a titan craft, unless America intends on "removing" the mountain the insurgents are hiding underneath with one of these things.

Glad to hear such a marvel of engineering still flies after 50 years though! Don't make 'em like they used to.


Freedom comes in many shapes and sizes. They just need to find a country to share it with ;)

Preferably one with oil ;)
 
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Seen her down in Ft Worth a few years ago, got to crawl all thru her. Amazing aircraft.
They did a stopover for 3 day's here, they were selling flight tickets, best seat was $1625

BTW the B-58 Hustler and XB-70 both help lead to the design of the B'One
B-58, XB*70, and the Mighty F-14 Tomcat are in my Top 5 of all timer's

Also the Thunderbolt II ie A10 was pretty much like it's WW2 counterpart, P-47 Thunderbolt, some time's called the JUG"
Huge 4250Radial engine, Complete Armor Bathtub ect, there is a video of a pilot that was Shocked when a ME-109 used up ALL it's ammo trying to shoot him down. The plane was shredded, then the German pilot pulled up next to him, and iirc, he even "escorted him" quite some time, then gave a salute did a wing waggle and left him and the pilot was just able to return to a base.

@FordGT90Concept Speaking of wing and prayer...
 
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