WW2 Gun Cam Footage
Jesus shit thats c lose!!!
I never knew that they used this bird the T38 trainer for there performance. You think that idiot we have in the white would have thought of the sequstrian cuts would cut airshows across the boards and that they are a great recruiting tool and also raise money for important causes. Instead of letting him and his family fly to africas for a vacation. In 1974 we had a big defense budget cut but this is what the air force did to keep the Thunderbirds flying. Enjoy
Courtesy U.S. Navy - Naval Air Systems Command On Aug. 8, an F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft completed the program's first aerial weapons release. The aircraft (BF-3) dropped an inert 1,000-pound GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munition over an Atlantic test range from an internal weapons bay. Internal weapons carriage allows the F-35 to maintain a low-observable profile when combat loaded. The F-35B is a short take-off and vertical landing-capable fighter aircraft, designed for use by the U.S. Marine Corps as well as defense partners in the United Kingdom and Italy.
The Douglas A-1 (formerly AD) Skyraider was a U.S. single-seat attack bomber of the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s. A propeller-driven anachronism in the jet age, the Skyraider had a remarkably long and successful career well into the space age, and inspired a straight-winged, slow-flying, jet-powered successor which is still in front line service today, the A-10 Warthog
I have no knowledge whatsoever about flight, so here is someone else's opinion about what happened: "Do you know why the tanker nosed down? Because of the aerodynamic forces that occur between both aircraft in close proximity. You have what is called a bow wave from the receiver so just after disconnect the AWACs got low and too far forward so when it made a slight nose up correction is caused the pitch in the tanker to nose down cause the near miss. As a former boom I have been in this situation and it is scary. A breakaway should have been called by the boomer."