Caring for the F-117

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Re: Caring for the F-117

Post by koimaster » April 7th 2020, 4:55pm

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Great plane, as were the ones that came before it. I'm willing to bet the maintenance crews of every front line Navy, Air Force, Army, Marine aircraft loved their machines. You're married to it, might as well love it.

At least the maintenance crews would know where the radio is and how many frequencies there are or max operational weights are and so on and so on. :mrgreen:


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Re: Caring for the F-117

Post by Nuvolari » April 7th 2020, 6:42pm

And they still burn “regular” jet fuel, so you don’t have to pay for “super”...
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Re: Caring for the F-117

Post by codguy » April 8th 2020, 7:23am

Excellent read BL!
Nuvolari wrote:
April 7th 2020, 6:42pm
And they still burn “regular” jet fuel, so you don’t have to pay for “super”...
To add my two cents though no-one asked..........:
The Airforce burns midgrade (JP-4/NATO F-40) while the Navy has to burn premium (JP-5/NATO F-44) which has a higher flash point due to shipboard operations.

Commercial planes run off regular (JET A & JET A-1/NATO-35).

Only mentioning because they each have different weight per gallon/liter which is important for computing Center of Gravity of the aircraft for loading and maintaining flight.
So important on the Navy front that we also had to notify the ship if we landed onboard with anything other than JP-5 (like if refueled at a commercial airport before trapping on board). The aircraft was spotted away from other planes on the flight deck and had fire equipment staged around it.

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Re: Caring for the F-117

Post by conjurer » April 8th 2020, 9:48pm

codguy wrote:
April 8th 2020, 7:23am
Excellent read BL!
Nuvolari wrote:
April 7th 2020, 6:42pm
And they still burn “regular” jet fuel, so you don’t have to pay for “super”...
To add my two cents though no-one asked..........:
The Airforce burns midgrade (JP-4/NATO F-40) while the Navy has to burn premium (JP-5/NATO F-44) which has a higher flash point due to shipboard operations.

Commercial planes run off regular (JET A & JET A-1/NATO-35).

Only mentioning because they each have different weight per gallon/liter which is important for computing Center of Gravity of the aircraft for loading and maintaining flight.
So important on the Navy front that we also had to notify the ship if we landed onboard with anything other than JP-5 (like if refueled at a commercial airport before trapping on board). The aircraft was spotted away from other planes on the flight deck and had fire equipment staged around it.

Cecil over
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