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Post by koimaster » November 10th 2020, 10:14am

The proof that if you give something enough power it can fly. Double Ugly was one hell of an aircraft. You could radio for ground support and in they came, dropping their loads and providing suppression fire driving the NVA back. They were also fast FACs (forward air control) and used for wild weasel operations, not something that extended your life for very long.
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Post by biglove » November 10th 2020, 6:14pm

Was my favorite fighter growing up. Then the F-16 took to the air. That screaming single engine gives me major wood.

But nothing can ever compare the the beast that the F-4 was and is. As Koi said, proof that given enough power, you can make anything fly. Didn't realize the top speed and altitude it had attained. DAMN!
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Post by Mark1 » November 12th 2020, 8:59pm

Saw this F4 in 2016 at the Reno Air Races. Sadly, this was one of it's last flights before it was turned into a drone for target practice.

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Post by kevco » November 13th 2020, 10:18am

Way back in the early 1980's I was a weapons loader on A7D Corsairs-NO REALLY I was. :slap:

We were in the middle of a major ORI (operational readiness inspection) which meant for us loading 500 lb bombs under battle conditions and an F4 buzzed us on the flight line at about 200 feet. Even with ear protection it was an awesome sight and sound to behold.
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