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Old 08-20-2019, 10:13 PM   #61
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As long as you had a tanker waiting for you at angels 30

Just like the Tomcat... if you take her off with the cans lit, she's almost dry before raising the gears up. 16klb of fuel, longer legs than the Hornet? Well, that lasts for about three minutes as opposed to 10-30 minutes for the Hornet



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I mean who wants to learn how to deliver a low level pop up attack with only a depressed gunsight or CCIP when they can just punch a few buttons and spam a JSOW from 70nm ?


Anyone who wants damage to be dealt on a hit...


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“Only brits would put guns in a fuel tank”

To which I say, only Americans would put nukes and IRSTs in fuel tanks!


Well the French put a rocket pod "in" a fuel tank...


Used by the Sauds with their F.53...






By the way, the 2" Microcell rockets initially were designed for taking out bombers. But having those for A/G is some nice thing, since they won't dirty up the airframe like pods. I'd go for some A/G sorties no matter if it was built for that or not, since she'd be pretty capable of getting in and out of the Danger Zone.


And I'd really prefer HB bringing this to us, since they always try to bring not just an airframe, but a whole environment. I'd expect them to implement a proper GCI which other 3rd parties probably wouldn't do. With that, flying the EEL would be a wholly new experience (if you didn't stumble across JetPilot in the very last AMIGA days).
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Good info, that picture reminds me of the huge refueling probe! That thing like 15 feet long??
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:57 AM   #63
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That over wing pylon had a piston to eject the store, it was made so that you could put a 1000lb bomb on it and drop it, that is for the F53, for the F6 with the overwing tank on, it was only cleared for jettisoning in straight and level flight, the RAF never used the Lightning in a ground attack role, it was only the export versions that had the A/G capability.

BAC also proposed fitting the Lightning with AIM9 sidewinder missiles on the under wing pylon but again the RAF did not want to spend the money on developing that.
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flying the EEL would be a wholly new experience (if you didn't stumble across JetPilot in the very last AMIGA days).
*Ahem* - there was a 2008 "sim-lite" that I'd break a forum rule by mentioning ( I checked and it's still for sale... although it hasn't had any development for about a decade )
That featured the Lightning...
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*Ahem* - there was a 2008 "sim-lite" that I'd break a forum rule by mentioning ( I checked and it's still for sale... although it hasn't had any development for about a decade )
That featured the Lightning...
As well as for those well known civilian simulators, there is just a F6 model available, the sim lite one also features the F53 with it's A/G weapons, but it is very sim lite!
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