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  • 3 years 3 months ago
    Ready for Takeoff
    Mark, I looked at the green globe! A military aircraft on an international airport? I have infinitely more 1975 - 1978 this picture, the sight seen. And everything with and for military aircraft. AND ESPECIALLY THE EXTREME NOISE!! [Mig 21] ;-);-) I was there at my military service. Klaus
  • 3 years 5 months ago
    To which genus is this bird? LOL
    I am astonished that you could photograph the military aircraft! In the GDR, I shot a military ship. And on the film (then only films!) Was water ONLY!!!!!! DO NOT ship! There give a camouflage painting, since the object invisible. The military protects itself!
  • Arith (Private)
    4 years 2 months ago
    F-86 Banking, Last of the Real Gun-Fighters
    I can remember the Phantom had a 20mm canon/gattling gun.
    "Although in 1967 USAF F-4Cs began carrying SUU-16 or SUU-23 external gunpods containing a 20 mm (.79 in) M61 Vulcan Gatling cannon, USAF cockpits were not equipped with lead-computing gunsights, virtually assuring a miss in a maneuvering fight. Some Marine Corps aircraft carried two pods for strafing. In addition to the loss of performance due to drag, combat showed the externally mounted cannon to be inaccurate unless frequently boresighted, yet far more cost-effective than missiles. The lack of a cannon was finally addressed by adding an internally mounted 20 mm (.79 in) M61 Vulcan on the F-4E."
    I think your aircraft are fantastic.
    • MarkTheriot Premium user United States (Private)
      4 years 2 months ago
      Yea, I titled it this way because it was one of the last aircraft with the guns as the primary weapon.

      When the first Phantom's came out, you're right, no guns at all! (missiles were all you needed . . ) and the pilots went nuts!!  First came the gun-pods and than the Vulcan.  Ever since, I can't think of any U.S. fighter not equipped with a gun as a secondary weapon. (No sure about the other countries).