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Old 07-13-2018, 04:33 PM
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This is a 1980's design and STILL today can 'do the biz' .... the Pilot must have had just one thought go through his mind !!



Crazy !

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Old 07-13-2018, 05:41 PM
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Getting home to change shorts?
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Getting home to change shorts?
Mum rang the Dinner Bell !!

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I used to see that almost daily at Eglin Fl back in the early 80's with the old A model F-15's of the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing. Good times back then... probably why I can't hear now.

The C, D, and E models are even more impressive.

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I saw one of the Edwards stripped out F15's with jacked up nose leg .. idea was to go ballistic and 'overshoot' - fire of a single missile to try hit an incoming ICBM ...

That's going back some years !!

As a younger person ... can remember having my ears busted by Lightnings ... the REAL Lightnings of the RAF. Still today they hold records AND have the confirmed lock records on U2 more than once ... the only fighter as well to be able to catch and overhaul Concorde in her day.
But of course the Lightning was master of something all those years ago : Vertical climb .... what it was designed for - get up there - intercept - back down ...



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