Look like the old smokey J-53 with water injection to help take-off and some JATO from the Hound Dog cruise missiles as well perhaps.
In September 2006, the B-52 became one of the first US military aircraft to fly using 'alternative' fuel. Syntroleum Corporation, a leader in Fischer-Tropsch process (FT) technology, announced that its Ultra-Clean jet fuel had been successfully tested in a B-52. It took off from Edwards Air Force Base with a 50/50 blend of FT and traditional JP-8 jet fuel which was burned in two of the eight engines on the aircraft. This marked the first time that FT jet fuel was tested in a military flight demo, and is the first of several planned test flights.[
Interesting? Water injection to Jp-8 fuel? Sure would make them less smokey
now would'nt it. Would boost hp as well as making them a little less obvious
on takeoff. Man, those things are loud but- looks like there from Guam- just
Well the F-15's have run gas as a additive to the old jet fuel and it has
increased HP as well on takeoff...Like to try the new fuel out.
For those old enough to remember when the skies over Germany were
as dangerous during 1983 in particular. Seeing contrails of F-15s and Foxhounds
in the sky is something few do not forget either. Nor in Poland or
the Czech republic at present.
It can outmaneuver a F-22 and is still flying after all these years. The F-22
chase plane may well be its replacement now that production is halted.
The Iseali Air Force and ANG are not interested in buying and maintainning
F-22 when a uprated Eagle could meet the task and be a force multiplier as well.
The 'Super-Eagle' was a stated replacement to the -C model fleets
by the late 90's but they wasted money on the wonderjet f-22 instead.
This decision had more to do with boardroom bureaucracy than a true sucessor
the F-15 design as the NASA F-15 platform had most of the F-22 avionics...
The only problem is if you can shoot down a F-22 (even a T-38 did : )
the enemy will get its hands on the latest technology we have to offer-
just like the F-117 shootdown over Yugoslavia in 1999. Also with the
advent of plasma stealth on Russian planes maybe stealth has joined-
supersonic, and maneuverability as a another tool in the fighter planes
arsenal but not the magic bullet it originally promised.
The NASA F-15 was the first aircraft to demonstrate a fully integrated inlet-engine-
flight control system, a self-repairing flight control system, and a propulsion-only flight control system.
What a beautiful lass. One thing better than restoring a car in my opinion.
A better one than drive it like you stole it. Flying it like a me109k is at 6 o clock...
Prettier than I remember it.
The real life version of running for your life. If I were him Id take him into a slow
turning fight at lower altitude as the 'K' Gustav had better climb and handling at 30k.
Never play your oponents advantages. The Dora-9 and especially the TA-152
would be a equal to the Mustang
I think it crashed in a lake in Germany? Perfectly restored. Would give a mustang
pilot a fright with a good stick behind the controls. Crank starting the old thing-lol
The Mustangs as you can see are a sinch to start. Might have made a difference
in a ground based scamble... I wonder when were going to see a Kawasaki Ki-100
the only decent Japanese fighter that could fight the Mustang on even terms.
Though earlier designs did resemble the Me109's shape. Safety First! At 3:02
you can see the crazy cameraman too close to that big 3 blade prop!
The new Japanese fighter caused some pain and consternation among Allied pilots, particularly when they found out the hard way that they could no longer go into a dive and escape as they had from lighter Japanese fighters. 5th Air Force Commander General George Kenney found his P-40 Warhawks completely outclassed, and begged for more P-38 Lightnings to counter the threat of the new enemy fighter.
Work was then done to add a turbosupercharger and water-methanol engine boost to the Ki-100 to provide improved high-altitude performance. The first prototype of this variant, designated the "Ki-100-II", flew in May 1945, with two more prototypes completed before Japan's surrender ended plans for production.
Though with the P40 the turn rate was pretty good, jinking away from the bullets... it was well armoured as well
something the P38 lacked.
Some exotic Japanese jets that never saw the light of day.
The Shinden vs the F80 or the 262? The fight that never was.
He's hoping the JSF gets scrapped and more Golden Eagles and F-22 instead. F- second rate bull****- sell it
overseas the JSF cannot match even the F-15X spec with is 90% of the F-22 capability...