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Unread post17 Jul 2019, 21:19

I was 6'2", 185 lbs and the cockpit is relatively 'claustrophobic' for bigger folks. I guess if it's all you knew, you might consider it roomy enough. And it was certainly a small price to pay for the performance.

Probably actually 'roomy' compared to an A-4. :D
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Unread post17 Jul 2019, 21:29

sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:small cockpit I'm guessing. I mean, I know it's small I just assume that is what he meant.

8) Sit inside an A-4 cockpit (not the M model with an expanded canopy/cockpit) to experience 'CRAMPED' snug. :roll:
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Unread post17 Jul 2019, 21:36

outlaw162 wrote:I was 6'2", 185 lbs and the cockpit is relatively 'claustrophobic' for bigger folks. I guess if it's all you knew, you might consider it roomy enough. And it was certainly a small price to pay for the performance.

Probably actually 'roomy' compared to an A-4. :D

I was 6'3 225lb when I sat in the cockpit. I felt like it was shrink wrapped around me.

I probably couldn't even squeeze into an A-4 Spaz.
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Unread post17 Jul 2019, 23:07

The RAN FAA probably had some 'as tall' guys in our A4Gs but I could not attest to their actual height/weight. The first CO of VF-805 had himself hoisted out of the cockpit to check that he could eject OK (we had steel capped boots for our toes.)
He was the tallest pilot ever probably to be shoehorned into an A4G so any lesser tall/less weighter mortals were OK. :devil:

Looks like Keef Meatball Johnson on our right is the tallest with the 'test' ejection new CO on the left just slightly less tall.
The TA4G with the squared off front windshield etc was only an approximation for the tighter fit of the A4G I reckon. :doh:
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Unread post17 Jul 2019, 23:12

Well, he certainly looks like he COULD be a few inches of me either way.
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Unread post17 Jul 2019, 23:21

One could do measurements from this info: I am THOMPSON at 6 foot/183 cm. Barrie Daly is in both OFS photos (he left the first OFS to go learn to be an Air Warfare Instructor in the UK with the RNFAA then came back to join No.3 OFS later.
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Unread post19 Jul 2019, 13:16

Sat in an F-16 once, I'm 6"1" and 245lbs.

Not the biggest guy in the world, but it was claustrophobic as hell. Especially it seemed, if you have a good set of shoulders. Only thing worse was an MRI and "Mission To Mars" ride, at Disney.
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Unread post20 Jul 2019, 02:32

At an airshow when I was 16 the f-16 guys told me no, I already knew and was honestly just looking around the jet but one of the matinence guys wanted me to know for sure it wasn't happening and was a bit loud about it. I walked over to the F-15e from MTN home parked next to it, they weren't letting people get into the cockpit but they let me sit in the WSO seat since the F-16 guys were such dicks about it. The WSO seat didn't work great for me I was 6'4 and around 250-270 at 16(offensive line build) At the last airshow all the Jets were just look into the cockpit no entry.
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Unread post20 Jul 2019, 15:43

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Unread post20 Jul 2019, 19:34

An F-15 taxied by while I was sitting in the cockpit of the F-16. I was amazed at how far up I still had to look to see the pilot. Friggin Battlestar Galactica.
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Unread post21 Jul 2019, 12:50

jetblast16 wrote:
cc952.jpg


:thumb:


50 years later, the F-15 is still a gorgeous bird.

The new F-15EX (if it comes to pass) will undoubtedly have more powerful motors, but then again I'm sure it'll be heavier too. There's always that weight creep..

I know, I know. "New" and F-15 don't belong in the same sentence. I sure as hell hope they come to their senses and just build more F-35's. Why the USAF continues to make major errors in judgment isn't clear. Gates is gone. Shannahan is gone. Building "new" F-15's seems as ridiculous as building up-rated Flankers and Mig-35's.
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Unread post21 Jul 2019, 15:39

Friggin Battlestar Galactica.


They don't call it the Starship for nothing :wink:
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Unread post21 Jul 2019, 15:44

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50 years later, the F-15 is still a gorgeous bird.


Indeed:)
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Unread post21 Jul 2019, 15:54

jetblast16 wrote:
Friggin Battlestar Galactica.


They don't call it the Starship for nothing :wink:



Who calls it that?
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Unread post21 Jul 2019, 18:47

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