WW2 Gun Cam Footage
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."
Dont know how true it is but this guy who helped design the F-16 & the A-10 seems to believe it . Total bummer if its true
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
A-10s from the 422 TES firing guns and rockets on the Nevada Test and Training Range.
part 3 of 5 a10 west