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Winston

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[video=youtube;sAevhXdx6Yg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAevhXdx6Yg[/video]

[video=youtube;OOBIXsYWFik]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOBIXsYWFik[/video]
 

XolveJohn

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Hard to believe any of those were still flying, even in 2010. Most are in the boneyard.

One crashed every week during the Viet Nam war. I always wondered why, until ran into a guy who worked on the avionics.

The cool radar ground terrain following autopilot had a problem. Sometimes if you went over a valley, it would just dive straight down. But it would pull up. The pilots would freak, and shut it off with a switch on the control stick.

But they could not respond fast enough on the pullout, and crashed. Other than that, was a nice bird, but never became the universal fighter/bomber envisioned by McNamara, the Rumsfeld of that era. Gimme some poetry Donald!

Glass Box
You know, it's the old glass box at the—
At the gas station,
Where you're using those little things
Trying to pick up the prize,
And you can't find it.
It's—​
And it's all these arms are going down in there,
And so you keep dropping it
And picking it up again and moving it,
But—

Some of you are probably too young to remember those—
Those glass boxes,
But—

But they used to have them
At all the gas stations
When I was a kid.
 

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Australia really liked them for their long range and speed. Really handy if you have thousands of kilometers of remote sparsely populated coastline to defend / patrol. They did have a bit of a reputation reliability wise. Guess they sorted that.
 

XolveJohn

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I did like the escape capsule, looks like fun to ride.

f111.jpg

Burke should make a foam one with real swinging wings. Recreate some Nam battles. With a MIG.
 
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