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#1 Guitar

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:14 PM

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He radios, "How much closer do you want me?"
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They radio, "How much closer can you get?"

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Pilot Radios,......... "Close enough?"

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:23 PM

Fricking Euros,

F22 would have landed in the thing.......:D

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:27 PM

Fricking Euros,

F22 would have landed in the thing.......:D


Yeah, as long as the oxygen keeps flowing...:angry:

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:38 PM

is this for the topgun remake? (and why are they remaking that film)

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:40 PM

A lot of power boaters could take some docking lessons from that guy....

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:58 PM

Telephoto lens...

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:10 PM

Looks like a photoshop job to me.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:17 PM

Looks like wasting taxpayer money is not just limited to the American military..

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:24 PM

people, it is a fucking awesome shot, just go with it.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:32 PM

people, it is a fucking awesome shot, just go with it.


We have a few people here on the boards that will ponder forever the meaning of a red light they had to stop for on their way to work....

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:01 PM

I do not know about the RAF but the US Navy charges an arm and a leg for movies or advertising. Somewhere on the web you can find the per hour rates for what aircraft. Now I have heard the opposite stories from the Hollywood types. Their take is that the military service gets free advertising and the pilot ends up getting free flight time all paid for by the producers of the movie, advertisment etc.

The numbers I remember for Navy S.E.A.Ls the movie with everyones favorite action star Charlie Sheen was $5000 per hour for a SH-3 Helo. This was 1987 or 1988. I can not even imagine what a Typhoon per hour would be charged if the US Navy owned one in 2012.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:10 PM

Well thanks to google I can tell you that the cost per. flight hour in 2010 for a legacy F-18 C(the old ones) was $19,000 per hour. I am guessing and perhaps someone with a little more knowledge is that with fuel costs higher and those euro engine parts costs being around my guess 30% higher than the good ol GE404 that we are looking at an RAF cost of $30,000 per hour from start to stop.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:29 PM

What happens when the jet intake's get in the "dead" air behind the transport?

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:47 PM

What happens when the jet intake's get in the "dead" air behind the transport?


You get a new dive spot?....

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:52 PM

The lack of clean air was not my first concern.

Even though the camera is bolted down and all of those people have a nice strong attachment via material similar to a seatbelt to the C-130....why are they not being sucked into those two engines?

I mean come on ! Something is not right here. On a carrier deck men have been sucked up by a pair of J 52 engines that are at idle. How in the hell are these guys able to just stand there?

Photoshop?

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:45 PM

There is this, for what it's worth: My link and this My link

These pictures have been out for 5 years or so.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:04 PM

"I was driving the bus that those pictures were taken from. It was for the advertising campaign showing the 'phoon flying over bits of the country shaped like SA-80s and the like while slogans such as "we need gunners" were flashed on the screen etc.....

I was given the footage of the days filming which is spectacular. I remember the loady saying he could almost push the nose of the 'phoon away from us.

Great day out. I also remember our door got stuck after the shoot and we led a particularly un-sporty run in and break as a pair at 150Kts (IIRC) back to Coningsby!"

From the link above. SHIT!

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:09 PM

What happens when the jet intake's get in the "dead" air behind the transport?



It's just very turbulent air. The EJ200 is a modern engine; its inlet duct, small diameter, fan blade design and digital engine control make it very tolerant of localized pressure distortion on the fan inlet face.

Cool pics and even cooler external links. This engine weenie thanks you.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:23 PM

Even though the camera is bolted down and all of those people have a nice strong attachment via material similar to a seatbelt to the C-130....why are they not being sucked into those two engines?

I mean come on ! Something is not right here. On a carrier deck men have been sucked up by a pair of J 52 engines that are at idle. How in the hell are these guys able to just stand there?


No airflow thru the C-130 - no getting sucked out




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