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Old 01-28-2003, 05:00 AM
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the plane pulling the skier is also a F-14 with the wings swept back,
F-14 Tomcat
F/A-18 Hornet
H-60 blackhawk
The first Photo is real and is coming around the stern of the ship small barricade is where the landing signal officer hangs out during landing eveolution.
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Old 01-28-2003, 10:17 AM
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I've got a bunch of these... let's see if they can meet the size restrictions...

F-15 Eagle hits the 'burners on take-off...
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The first is an F-14 Tomcat
The 2nd is an F-18 Hornet
The water skier is a F-14 again
The Chopper is a BlackHawk
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Going up!
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Another sound barrier pic...
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This one is kind of related. It's a shot of a 120mm Sabot anti-tank round, as fired by the M1 Abrams main battle tank. The sabot round has no explosive, it does all it's damage from kinetic energy. The shell of the round (the "sabot") breaks away after the round is fired, leaving the depleted uranium "penetrator" in the center to continue on to the target. Coming soon to an Iraqi desert near you.
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A nice shot of a bullet passing through an apple. Sorry, I don't have any info on caliber and such...
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Unbelievable shot of a B-52 strategic bomber buzzing the USS Ranger. I pulled this pic from the www.strategic-air-command.com a neat site if you're looking for some interesting reading. Here's the blurb from the "Stories" section:

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The TB-52 Torpedo Bomber by Robert House | [email protected]

Robert owns Tidewater Military Traders at 124 S. First Colonial Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454. (757) 425-2827. This is near the Norfolk Navy Yard, where many aircraft carriers are based. He has a great Email newsletter. Email him to sign up for it. This story is from a past issue.


"You hear a lot of interesting stories in a militaria shop, here's one that might or might not be an aviation urban legend:
USAF B-52 bombers used to have this sort of tertiary mission of ocean surveillance, long range scouting during long missions. The story goes that Buff D crew out of Carswell in early 80s was tasked to go find a Norfolk based carrier off the east coast. Apparently the carrier wasn't told they were being looked for to see how good their AEW was.

Anyhow, the Buff finds it but is picked up on radar and identified as a "friendly" by the EW battle group's air search radar. Buff crew is bored and decides to play, heads for the waves and decides to play TB-52 Torpedo Bomber. They come honking in on a classic 90-degree torpedo run. Seeing no traffic in the pattern, they open the bomb doors and pull up right over the ship just clearing the bridge antenna.

Then decided to circle around and shoot an approach. They drop the landing gear and flaps, turn on the landing lights and start a mock approach. As they close to about a quarter mile or so they see the panicked swabs getting ready to start pushing F2Hs and ADs over the side of the boat! Anyway, they shoot the flight deck, waggle wings and depart - leaving a lasting impression to all. I've often heard that KC-10s making fighter drags out to carriers were known to drop down and make an approach too. Navy did not mind them, as when the 10 showed up overhead, it had enough gas to hang around for awhile and let all and sundry come up to get practice refuelings."

Footnote: Lt. Col. Peter J. Katsufrakis flies Buffs for the 5-BW. He sent this picture of a B-52 and the USS Ranger.
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Try this. Boy that was close.
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