Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude

Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
Where Great Intelligence Goes To Be Insulted

Saturday, 22 January 2022


 

6 comments:

  1. Such a sad end to my favorite jet fighter of the last century.....

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  2. Saved our ass one day at calu, svn.

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  3. Those look like no shit SU-27’s in the background. Interesting strafe target lineup..

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  4. I'd like to had a shot at it just cause it was an aeroplane.

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  5. Yeah - they must have been using him for target practice after he's been shot up like that. Boy... they really gave him the business too.

    For the life of me - I have never understood 'aircraft armour'. Consider: to protect your pilot from the big stuff... what is it? 20mm? 30mmm canon? How much armour does it take to ward off a hit like that? 5 or 6 inches of steel? More? Or fragments from missiles? How do you hang armour like that on an airplane? I'd love to see the design specs on these birds.

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  6. Probably the most heavily armored plane of relatively recent (last 50 years) has been the A-10 with its "titanium bathtub" that the pilot sits in. Supposedly good to direct hits from 23mm and perhaps beyond.

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