Kunsan Elephant Walk

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Unread post12 Dec 2011, 03:28

They were paying attention in this great shot!!
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Unread post12 Dec 2011, 05:54

:shock:

Call Wing Safety, the SOF, and the Wing FOD Monitor!

I see a multiple serious safety/operational violations in that photo!

AFI11-2F-16V3 wrote:"3.3. Ground/Taxi Operations:
3.3.1. Taxi Interval. Minimum taxi interval is 150 feet staggered or 300 feet in trail. Spacing may be reduced when holding short of or entering the runway."


Some of those aircraft are less than one length away from the one DIRECTLY in front of them.....

And they wonder why they FOD engines?

:doh: TEG

Not to mention if one of the stick-actuators is "excessively motivated to succeed" a collision is almost assured.
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Unread post14 Dec 2011, 01:13

Guys, in my spare time I figured out a small quiz related to this pretty unusual picture above:


Out here are better pics via http://www.kunsan.af.mil/

http://www.kunsan.af.mil/shared/media/p ... 96-075.jpg
http://www.kunsan.af.mil/shared/media/p ... 96-146.JPG

Here's the riddle for ya. Please give:

1. Total amount of fuel seen in the picture (we assume each aircraft is fully fueled, for simplicity let's say they're all C_models).
2. The amount of WVR missiles.
3. The amount of BVR missiles.
3. The amount of bombs.
4. Total weight of bombs (assume every aircraft has the same stores config).
5. What's on station 5.
6. What's on station 5R.

Good luck :thumb:
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Unread post14 Dec 2011, 08:02

That_Engine_Guy wrote:
AFI11-2F-16V3 wrote:"3.3. Ground/Taxi Operations:
3.3.1. Taxi Interval. Minimum taxi interval is 150 feet staggered or 300 feet in trail. Spacing may be reduced when holding short of or entering the runway."


Some of those aircraft are less than one length away from the one DIRECTLY in front of them.....
I don't dispute your concerns, but I will say that long lenses (like the one this photog prolly used) can and do skew distance perception. The jets in the first two rows could be between 150 and 200 ft. apart judging from the runway edge light spacing. The following jets do appear to be closer to each other tho. And there's nothing in that pic that suggests the jets were actually moving at the time it was snapped. Maybe they all set the Park Brake switch and said CHEEEESE!! ? :wink: Can you park jets nose-to-tail that close with the engines running at idle?
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Unread post14 Dec 2011, 09:40

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Unread post14 Dec 2011, 11:57

] f-16-elephant-walk-12-2011.jpg

Ten photos available here.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/mil/2011-12/1 ... 423052.htm

USAF F-16s, not ROKAF KF-16s. 8(
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Unread post07 Mar 2012, 04:25

Can someone ID the items on stations 3 and 6?

A truly awesome Viper photo!

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123292658
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Unread post07 Mar 2012, 06:36

GBU-31V3 (BLU-109 bodies)
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Unread post07 Mar 2012, 12:11

More interesting is the ALE-50 on both stations 2 + 8;)
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Unread post07 Mar 2012, 14:22

wow, how much fuel do you think they wasted during this?
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Unread post08 Mar 2012, 01:38

deadseal wrote:wow, how much fuel do you think they wasted during this?


This and the other elephant walk were planned far in advance... all in the budget!
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Unread post08 Mar 2012, 01:54

That would have been a perfect time for an "accidental" artillery strike by the North Koreans. Taking out 2 entire wings worth of F-16s would've been a crippling blow to the South and US. This picture however probably dealt a crippling psychological blow to the NK AF.
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Unread post08 Mar 2012, 04:23

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That would have been a perfect time for an "accidental" artillery strike by the North Koreans. Taking out 2 entire wings worth of F-16s would've been a crippling blow to the South and US.This This picture however probably dealt a crippling psychological blow to the NK AF.

Considering what North Korea has for an air force, I agree that the photo was a "crippling psychological blow" :thumb: Great photo too.
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Unread post08 Mar 2012, 06:28

discofishing wrote:That would have been a perfect time for an "accidental" artillery strike by the North Koreans. Taking out 2 entire wings worth of F-16s would've been a crippling blow to the South and US. This picture however probably dealt a crippling psychological blow to the NK AF.


Kind of a stretch for the NK Artillery batteries.... and it would take much more than one artillery shell to take out the runway at Kunsan. Artillery shells took out some F-4s at a base in South Vietnam during the conflict in SEA ... and that base went on and continued flying strikes.
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Unread post08 Mar 2012, 14:41

Siesta wrote:
deadseal wrote:wow, how much fuel do you think they wasted during this?


This and the other elephant walk were planned far in advance... all in the budget!


Dude im talking about flight hours....Who really cares about this? NK? Nope!..Honey badger dont give a sh*t. This is pure chest thumping for no other reason than an OPR for thier wing CC. ******* should know better. Hours should be spent on training. Not shining your own a$$. Choke yourself wolf
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