- Aug 16, 2012
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A pic of what's left of an F15. There appears to be a perfectly usable "fincan" lying about. Think the USAF reuses parts?
Here's the writeup as posted by someone named elZeeOriginally posted by Rocketmaniac
When and where did this happen? My guess somewhere in Europe by that look of the support vehicle........
I would have thought the crew would have punched out....... I believe the ejection seats are zero-zero capable, meaning can be fired with zero altitude and zero airspeed.......Originally posted by Ryan S.
ouch, man I didnt think anyone would have survived that, the way the cockpit was so damaged.
Oh, I meant eject when the tire blew. After it turned over there was no choice but to ride it out...........Originally posted by WiK
only reason i could think of for not ejecting was that the the cockpit had rolled over so the top wasnt pointing upwards enough...
Sometimes, even with zero-zero seats, it is just preferable to ride the airplane rather than take a chance on a bad ejection. Sometimes, in a situation like that things happen so fast that there really isn't a chance to make a choice.Originally posted by Rocketmaniac
I would have thought the crew would have punched out....... I believe the ejection seats are zero-zero capable
Randy, I am 90% guessing here--Originally posted by Rocketmaniac
So Powder, in simple english...... what happened?