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Like I said, wont get shot down but might crash - F15E

Like I said, wont get shot down but might crash - F15E
« on: March 22, 2011, 09:59:19 AM »



Luckily the pilot and weapons officer are both safe.  The pilot was picked up immediately by the Marines and the rear seat guy was picked up on the ground by rebel forces (lucky for him) and turned over to the US military.  Both had some injuries as should be expected, ejecting from a fighter is extremely violent.

From the pics it is obvious these guys hit with a good load of fuel on board for it to have burnt like this.  I haven't heard through my grapevine what happened, but I would guess a major hydraulic failure or a compressor fan in the engine going out to get them to eject at altitude like this.
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Re: Like I said, wont get shot down but might crash - F15E
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2011, 01:04:58 PM »
Those guys are resourceful. A little gopher wood and that thing will be back in the air in no time.
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Re: Like I said, wont get shot down but might crash - F15E
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2011, 02:52:12 PM »
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Luckily the pilot and weapons officer are both safe.  The pilot was picked up immediately by the Marines and the rear seat guy was picked up on the ground by rebel forces (lucky for him) and turned over to the US military.  Both had some injuries as should be expected, ejecting from a fighter is extremely violent.

From the pics it is obvious these guys hit with a good load of fuel on board for it to have burnt like this.  I haven't heard through my grapevine what happened, but I would guess a major hydraulic failure or a compressor fan in the engine going out to get them to eject at altitude like this.

I knew something like this was bound to happen too but I did think it would be a shoot-down incident.  I thank God the the pilot and weapons officer are safe, if not sound, after the ejection.

What a shame about this happening though; mechanical failure; probably some cheap, Chi-comm parts that were used...
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Re: Like I said, wont get shot down but might crash - F15E
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2011, 12:45:32 PM »
Question. When one of our pilots eject, is the plane set up to fry all useful components?
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1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friends, is the beginning of the end of any nation.

Re: Like I said, wont get shot down but might crash - F15E
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2011, 02:30:45 PM »
Question. When one of our pilots eject, is the plane set up to fry all useful components?

Don't know.  I know that when our P3 went down in China in '01 an engineer that I worked with went over to oversee taking it apart and bringing it back to the states.  He said it was obvious that someone had gone through all the electronics, in some cases they didn't even bother hooking the equipment back up after pulling it out of the racks as it was just slid into the holes.  That was a big deal because that was an EP-3 which is designated for electronic surveillance.

I'm guessing that since this plane burned on landing there wouldn't be much of use.  The missiles and bombs wouldn't be of much use to anybody because they looked to be pretty standard from the pics.  F15's are pretty old technology (1985 for the F-15E like this one) but I'm sure that we wouldn't want people knowing exactly what our in air radar technology might be capable of.
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Re: Like I said, wont get shot down but might crash - F15E
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2011, 04:11:58 PM »
Don't know.  I know that when our P3 went down in China in '01 an engineer that I worked with went over to oversee taking it apart and bringing it back to the states.  He said it was obvious that someone had gone through all the electronics, in some cases they didn't even bother hooking the equipment back up after pulling it out of the racks as it was just slid into the holes.  That was a big deal because that was an EP-3 which is designated for electronic surveillance.

I'm guessing that since this plane burned on landing there wouldn't be much of use.  The missiles and bombs wouldn't be of much use to anybody because they looked to be pretty standard from the pics.  F15's are pretty old technology (1985 for the F-15E like this one) but I'm sure that we wouldn't want people knowing exactly what our in air radar technology might be capable of.

The Chi-comms were probably validating what they already knew after stealing our tech during the Clinton regime years.
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-Ronald Reagan

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Re: Like I said, wont get shot down but might crash - F15E
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2011, 09:31:27 AM »
The Chi-comms were probably validating what they already knew after stealing our tech during the Clinton regime years.

Have been since Bush 1 and still are.......don't forget the Russians.

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Re: Like I said, wont get shot down but might crash - F15E
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2011, 02:19:59 PM »
Have been since Bush 1 and still are.......don't forget the Russians.

Fair enough postulation.  I don't trust any communists.
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The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. 
-Ayn Rand

The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.
-The Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
-Milton Friedman

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'
-Ronald Reagan

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
-Thomas Jefferson