Tag Archives: F-15E

MYSTERY SOLVED!: THE UNIDENTIFIED PINT SIZED SUBMARINE IS…

                ORIGINAL POST: http://aviationintel.com/2013/01/02/identify-this-sub-small-mystery-submarine-spotted-at-naval-base-kitsap-in-bremerton-wa/ I have taken a couple week hiatus from posting regularly on the site, I needed a break. Often times when you are away from something you question the need … Read the rest of this entry

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CANADA IN FULL RECOIL OVER THE TRUE COST OF REPLACING THEIR CF-18 HORNETS WITH THE F-35

Exactly as I have predicted for years (please read the over 150 position pieces and commentary updates on the F-35 boondoggle posted on this site for consistent proof), Canada looks like it is going to shop for the best jet … Read the rest of this entry

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A MUST READ: MARINE HERO MAJ. ERIC GRUNKE’S ACCOUNT OF SAVING A DOWNED F-15E PILOT’S LIFE IN LIBYA

This is a great first hand account of what a well trained dedicated Marine Aviator can do when things get hot. A case that proves the saying: It’s not the aircraft that wins the fight, it’s the man sitting in … Read the rest of this entry

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MUDHENS PERFORM THE ELEPHANT WALK

The 4th Fight Wing, located at Seymour Johnson AFB in North Carolina, launched 70 F-15Es on a massive strike training mission that would see over 1,000 simulated targets struck. This huge event was primarily to commemorate the 4th’s victory over … Read the rest of this entry

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USAF Fighter Jet Crash Report Roundup

Today two very important crash investigation reports came out: 1.) The mysterious nighttime crash of an Alaskan based F-22 a year ago apparently had happened after the primary On-Board Oxygen Generation System (OBOGS) had failed. When a ground test was conducted to … Read the rest of this entry

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Transition The Thunderbirds To The T-38, Reduce But Save The Single Ship Demo Teams!

There is no doubt that cuts are needed in many aspects within the Department of Defense, but the Air Force’s move to eliminate all but one single ship demo team is indicative of many of the USAF’s problems today. The “all or nothing” … Read the rest of this entry

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America’s F-15s Will Be Around For Decades

There is not much new info in the article below, we have talked at length about most of this, especially AESA radar upgrades and their capabilities etc. A figure that does seem to be new, and startling to say the least, is … Read the rest of this entry

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UAE Backs The Bus Up Over Dassault!

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/dubai-uae-stings-dassaults-uncompetitive-and-unworkable-rafale-bid-365019/ Some intense statements here! That bid must be pretty fat for the UAE brass to call Dassault out to this degree. Why is the UAE after the Rafale in the first place? It’s a fine machine but they already have F-16E/Fs in … Read the rest of this entry

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F-15E AESA Program Moves Forward

This will be a HUGE capability upgrade for the ultra-versitile F-15E. The nose of an F-15 has a lot of “real estate” for a massive array and the F-15C’s APG-63V3 is proving itself as a game changer even this early in its life. … Read the rest of this entry

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RUSSIA’S MULTI-ROLE, SEMI-REGIONAL FIGHTER-BOMBER: THE SU-34 “FULLBACK”

Russia and the US did similar things when it came to coming up with replacements for their aging swing-wing deep strike bombers, in their case the SU-24 “FENCER”, and in our case the F-111 “Aardvark.” Instead of clean sheet designs both … Read the rest of this entry

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THE MUD HEN GETS DOWN AND DIRTY

My favorite F-15E video of all time, its hidden on youtube, amazing wide angle low level footage from the Mountain Home guys here. ENJOY!!!!

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