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Are they still operating Backfires and Badgers?

 

Ruskies, no Badgers. (Definitely still Backfire C)

But the PRC are not only opererating Badgers, they're manufacturing them!

The newest H6K's are to the Soviet badgers what the F/A18E/F is to the C/D models.

 

New engines, areodynamics, avionics, weapons systems, you name it.

Very capable aircraft for their job.

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So, now that Bears are back in the mix. And LR-ASM cruise missiles are back in the mix, are the F14's going to get pulled from mothballs and re-built with a new Long Range AAM?

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I'm always impressed by the flying in this scene. The stall speed of the F-14s was not much less than the top speed of the modified AT-6s used to simulate Zeros and apparently, one of the "Zero" pilots nearly lost control when the Tomcats buzzed them.

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There was an early 80's documentary about an F15 squadron in W.Germany I remember, and there are some scenes using HUD footage and watching them practise ACM against eachother, I was blown away by how an F15 can throw itself around the sky. Leaves that video for dead.

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The F-15 is a pretty special beast.

 

 

The F-15 is a pretty special beast.

 

 

The F-15 is a pretty special beast.

 

 

That is digitally edited footage from a history channel documentary on the Israeli F15 returning with 3/4 of one wing blown off.

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"I'm always impressed by the flying in this scene. The stall speed of the F-14s was not much less than the top speed of the modified AT-6s used to simulate Zeros and apparently, one of the "Zero" pilots nearly lost control when the Tomcats buzzed them."--RO11

 

At 4:15, the trail 'Zero' looks like he got caught in the lead's wake turbulence as he crossed behind a bit too close.

At 5:50, the Tomcat apparently stalled out completely and nearly went in...

Considering they were doing all this around an even slower camera plane, all the crews put in a day's work...

The F-15 is a pretty special beast.

 

The F-15 collided with an A-4 during a training mission. The Skyhawk was lost, but I believe the pilot survived

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First flight - 1952

First combat action 2015

So Bear was 63 y/o virgin...

:)

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