CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by Johnny767 » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:31 am

A large part of the "beauty" is;

It is a CAF Fighter!
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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by co-joe » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:17 am

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Whoa good thing. I was worried about those flying sharks there for a bit.
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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by husky » Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:43 pm

If you think a clapped out CF-18 is the most stunning thing you've ever seen, what do you think of this:
http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Ai ... 1194100/M/

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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by Apache64_ » Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:59 pm

I will take the CF-18 over the Raptor, mainly cause it has a Maple Leaf on the tail!
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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by AuxBatOn » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:00 pm

husky wrote:If you think a clapped out CF-18 is the most stunning thing you've ever seen, what do you think of this:
http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Ai ... 1194100/M/

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Clapped out? No. Old? Yes.

They have just been upgraded after all..
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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by Changes in Latitudes » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:10 pm

Cat Driver wrote:Can you do this with a F18?

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e353/ ... wImage.jpg
I wonder if other airplanes drink enough, would it turn into an CF-18? :wink:

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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by Rockie » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:15 pm

Cat Driver wrote:Can you do this with a F18?

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e353/ ... wImage.jpg
Sure you can...but only once. And you have to hurry.
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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by Cat Driver » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:20 pm

Here is a picture of the thing moving under it's own power changes in Latitudes.

Same airplane different paint job for different client.


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e353/ ... nriver.jpg

That is one of my favourites taken taxiing down the Senegal River in St Lewis, Senegal.....a real nice African scene.
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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by Expat » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:02 pm

That is not bad,...and cheaper than the Raptor
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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by Rockie » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:46 am

Expat wrote:That is not bad,...and cheaper than the Raptor
Given equal pilots, I don't who would win a maneuvering fight between it and the F-22. But in reality the F-22 would blot this out of the sky before he even knew the Raptor was there. That makes it pretty cost effective.
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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by joco » Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:50 pm

Can somebody elaborate on this picture ...please ... what capability does the a/c have.. float?

http://www.tom-phillips.info/images/coo ... ge.304.jpg
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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by C-GGGQ » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:16 pm

I believe it is to retrieve/ Launch a Zodiac (seal team or something) It doesn't really float but you can lower the back end in the water enough for the boat to drive up inside (just like the sinking aircraft carriers)
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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by Pygmie » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:17 pm

joco wrote:Can somebody elaborate on this picture ...please ... what capability does the a/c have.. float?

http://www.tom-phillips.info/images/coo ... ge.304.jpg
I don't think the airframe can actually float, but with power on and good piloting they can do this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9pA4I606No
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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by C-GGGQ » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:18 pm

and there is the proof 2 seconds after I post :lol:
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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by Nark » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:13 pm

As much as I despise the US Army, those Chinook guys can fly.

At least the ones I got to play with.

They can lift around 20,000 lbs externally on a good day.

Give's my CH-53E bubba's a run for their money.

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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by FamilyGuy » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:49 pm

For all the other posters read this slowly..

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What do any of those pics have to do with a pic of our boys over Hawaii?? :rolleyes:

That is the problem with Canada - call it penis envy, ADD or whatever :goodman:
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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by KAFUFO » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:43 am

Our plane wasen't inverted that's the problem
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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by Topspin » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:24 am

Expat wrote:That is not bad,...and cheaper than the Raptor
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Pugachev’s Cobra?
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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by lownslow » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:24 pm

Ahh, the seldom seen aircraft carrier handbrake turn
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That deck was full of F-18s until a couple seconds before this pic was taken...

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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by Rockie » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:29 pm

lownslow wrote:
Shit...forgot my wallet.

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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by Fox 3 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:38 pm

Cat Driver wrote:Here is a picture of the thing moving under it's own power changes in Latitudes.

Same airplane different paint job for different client.


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e353/ ... nriver.jpg

That is one of my favourites taken taxiing down the Senegal River in St Lewis, Senegal.....a real nice African scene.

That photo is just plain cool. It makes me think of Venice...like in the movie "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"

Very Cool.

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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by x-wind » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:29 pm

Given equal pilots, I don't who would win a maneuvering fight between it and the F-22. But in reality the F-22 would blot this out of the sky before he even knew the Raptor was there. That makes it pretty cost effective.

Sure that's what the military channel claims. But I'm not so sure, my propaganda sense is tingling.
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Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Post by iflyforpie » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:56 pm

But in reality the F-22 would blot this out of the sky before he even knew the Raptor was there. That makes it pretty cost effective.
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Yeah they've been saying that since before Vietnam. We all know what a gong show that was for BVR kills.
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