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Roscoe wrote:Read the comments that go with this snap shot. One frame does not a kill make, and this is a lousy gun pass (out of plane, real high aspect, and virtually out of airspeed). need more frames to know if this was a valid kill or not. Odds are high that after he overshoots, and he will, the Raptor will reverse and wax him.
Also do not know where the engagement started. It could very well have been started with the Raptor in a defensive position and the SH on the perch.
over 20 degrees of AoA?
What does the "x" over the "gun" word mean?
The shooter is way outta "plane", meaning this looks like a "snapshot". I like snap shots, but I wanna see more frames of the HUD video.
The Viper got nailed by Top Gun School A-4 Scooters and such early on. Same with USAF Aggressor F-5's from Nellis. Just beause we had the premier knife fight jet at the time didn't mean we were invincible. Of course, the other guys had good GCI as we were plainly visible on anyone's radar. And we had ROE that prevented a face shot with a Slammer from 10 miles or so.
I would appreciate a comment from the pinball wizards out there about the HUD clutter. Unlike many of the dinosaurs that flew the Viper and SLUF, I was able to menatally de-clutter. But sometimes even I think we have too much up there. Seems like we could have the max gee and such hidden unless we had a reason to call it up for review. And other crapola that I don't think is necessary when in that telephone booth with your knife out.
Oh well, neat pic.
your comment about breathing i didnt understand...
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