Aircraft Recognition

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby neerajb » 23 Dec 2011 15:16

abhinavjo wrote:what missiles are these
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Image ... 9.jpg.html

I'm guessing one is aamram


AMRAAM and ACMI pod.

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby mukul_chou » 09 Jan 2012 23:13

Which AC is the bottom one in the pic?
http://www.strategypage.com/gallery/ima ... -haiti.jpg

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby Boreas » 09 Jan 2012 23:40

^^Osprey abouve, below single Harrier (TAV 8B)

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby atreya » 09 Jan 2012 23:43

Not sure, but looks like an F-35 to me

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby Bala Vignesh » 09 Jan 2012 23:49

Mukul,
That would be the AV-8 Harrier of the United States Marine Corps...

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby Boreas » 09 Jan 2012 23:54

@atreya
TAV 8B
http://www.aircraft.co.za/Gallery/Photo122.php


F35 -> has boat shaped nose, different intake, different wing shape!
http://blogs.defenceaviation.com/wp-con ... ighter.jpg

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby VinayG » 10 Jan 2012 00:05

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Which AC is this ?

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby Gurneesh » 10 Jan 2012 00:24

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vought_V-173

Google image search zindabad

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby neerajb » 08 Feb 2012 01:21

Image
?

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby Rahul M » 08 Feb 2012 01:29

that's a design by the italian communist aircraft designer called bartini. it was a long range bomber design for USSR which was supposed to land on water to take care of the problem with finding airstrips at the extreme limit of their flight range.

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby Rahul M » 10 Feb 2012 08:58

so what's the answer ?

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby samsher » 10 Feb 2012 09:23

Rahul M wrote:so what's the answer ?



A-57, also known in some circles as the "Boat Bomber"

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby neerajb » 10 Feb 2012 14:11

Rahul M wrote:so what's the answer ?


Oh sorry! Didn't think that you are awaiting my confirmation though I read your post :)
You are right, it is A-57 Bartini bomber.

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

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Cheers....

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby Rahul M » 13 Feb 2012 06:21

thanks guys I didn't remember the name.

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby Aditya_V » 14 Feb 2012 13:45

Cross posting from GDF Dhaga



Looks in low level terrain following flying the Hawk and Harrier are much more mavourable and hence pilots fly them faster than EF and F-15.

I noticed the F-15's have drop tanks so I thought they were F-15'C. But some of those F-15's also seem to be having CFT's, do F-15E's carry drop tanks?

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby Bala Vignesh » 14 Feb 2012 16:34

^^ Couldn't spot a single bird with CFT, but then again i watched the video on my mobile so i am bound to have missed a few things... Could you tell me at what time in the video did you spot Eagles with CFT's???

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby aniket » 14 Feb 2012 17:13

I think I saw a F-15 with CFT at 0:55,1:03,1:21 and 1:40.
Most of the time the f-15's are carrying the CFT's

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby Prasad » 14 Feb 2012 18:46

Gives you an idea of just how close the planes fly - Image

There is a bit of telephoto compression at work but still good enough I suppose for the purpose.

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby Bala Vignesh » 14 Feb 2012 21:47

aniket wrote:I think I saw a F-15 with CFT at 0:55,1:03,1:21 and 1:40.
Most of the time the f-15's are carrying the CFT's

Thanks Aniket.. Just saw the video on my laptop.. Seems that all the Eagles were strike eagles to me too...

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby Aditya_V » 15 Feb 2012 18:09

Strike Eagles with Drop tanks, hmm, I used to think CFT's gave enough range to free up all the pylons for weapons.

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby Bala Vignesh » 15 Feb 2012 19:10

Aditya_Vsaar,
All most all the photos of the Strike Eagles that i have seen shows them carrying a Drop Tank..
My guess is they are being used as ballast for balancing as the payload is released..

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby Aditya_V » 16 Feb 2012 14:15

Or Bala I came across this


F-15 Eagle / F-15E Strike Eagle, McDonnell Douglas

To extend its range, the F-15E is fitted with two conformal fuel tanks (CFT's) that hug the fuselage, producing lower drag than conventional, underwing fuel tanks. They carry 750 U.S. gallons (2,800 L) of fuel, and house six weapons hardpoints in two rows of three in tandem. However, unlike conventional fuel tanks, CFT's cannot be jettisoned, so increased range comes at the cost of degraded performance with respect to the F-15 as a result of the additional drag and weight. Similar tanks can be mounted on F-15C's, but the range/performance tradeoff is typically not worth it for an air superiority fighter.

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby mukul_chou » 16 Feb 2012 22:17

can anyone plz point out different subsystems on new Mi-17 V5 Choppers ?
[illustration, the happier :D ]

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby nachiket » 18 Feb 2012 03:56

The number of different aircraft developed and retired by both sides during the cold war is simply staggering. Here's another example of the many short lived military aircraft (still built in rather large numbers by today's stds.) of the cold war:

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby aniket » 18 Feb 2012 14:22

That's the A4 Skyhawk.

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby Bala Vignesh » 18 Feb 2012 15:52

Nope that is the F4 skyray
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^^This is the Skyhawk..

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby aniket » 18 Feb 2012 21:15

Thanks for pointing that out.
They looked similar to me.

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby nachiket » 22 Feb 2012 06:32

Bala is right. It is the F4D Skyray one of the first carrier borne supersonic interceptors. To illustrate my point, the Skyray was operational for a grand total of 8 years before it was retired. Yet, the amirkhans built over 400 of them :shock:

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby Bob V » 22 Feb 2012 08:18

here joo go :

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby member_20067 » 23 Feb 2012 08:51

easy Beriev Bartini VVA 14

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby Raja Bose » 11 Mar 2012 02:48

OK what is this metal coloured tip under the nose of the phantom? It is left unpainted as per instructions stamped on it.

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby nachiket » 11 Mar 2012 12:09

Well that extension under the Phantom's nose housed the primitive IRST system (I think it was called the AAA-4 IR sensor). I think only the navy's F4J version didn't have it. They probably removed it and covered the housing with the metal tip.

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby chiru » 11 Mar 2012 13:01

@raja sir - i think its the gun pod which was integrated at a later stage on the phantom II

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby Bala Vignesh » 11 Mar 2012 15:54

Chiru,
The gun pod was on the underbelly pylon and in the later version a pylon was removed to place the gun there...
The one Boseullah is pointing to is an optical sensor of some kind..

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Re: Aircraft Recognition

Postby chiru » 11 Mar 2012 16:01

yep nachiket was right ...its the infrared detection system ! :P

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Advertisement published in an aviation magazine in 1964 by ACF Industries Inc., Electronics Division Paramus (N.J., USA) for their infrared detection system on a nose section of a McDonnell F4-B Phantom.


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