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Unread post25 Jan 2022, 16:22

Interesting to see an F-15 flying with a single belly tank again. Haven't seen that since the 80's/early 90's. Seems like every time I saw one in the last 20 years it had 2 wing tanks, given somebody figured out the drag index was the same, or at least similar.

I'm curious to see if the EX flies with 2 bags or just the CFT's. Nice to see the F-35 though, flying clean as a whistle...
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Unread post25 Jan 2022, 18:01

I guess the Sortie didn't need the extra fuel.
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Unread post27 Jan 2022, 18:10

sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:I guess the Sortie didn't need the extra fuel.


I suppose. Curious to see what the EX's fly with. My guess is CFT's are semi-permanent, as seen on F-15E's. Wing tanks if the situation calls for it (which it probably will, more often than not). I don't think USAF went for the quad racks on the inboard most stations. Nor do I think they'll fly often with 4 AMRAAM's on each CFT, which nonetheless was experimented with by the LA guard some years back.
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Unread post09 May 2022, 23:02

I don't know where to put this, it could be a f-35 when the Saudi get them. Worth the watch from 5 min.
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Unread post09 May 2022, 23:13

At around 8min10s it looks like a new pilot could get into a lot of trouble without knowing those ravines well. Just sayin'.

It was disappointing to see our intrepid pilot did not go through the arch seen at 9 minutes 59 seconds as per screenie.

COOL VIDEO ASLO (yes I Know): Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvuL5jyCHOw

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