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This picture is a few years old but I was looking at some pics on my computer and found this one and thought you guys might like it. I was working fire rescue at the airport during the Stuart Air Show and a Sabre was doing mock attacks on the airfield with pyrotechnics. Either he got too close to the explosion or the guy set off the pyrotechnics at the wrong time or it was some type of malfunction. Anyway, some chunks flew off the plane and he lost some hydraulics and made an incredible landing at Pratt and Whitney airfield which is probably 10 miles or so south of where the airshow was. I don't have the other pics in my posession, but our fire department rescue helicopter flew into Pratt and Whitney when the guy landed and took a lot of pictures of the damage. I can get them off the computer at work so I'll post those later. There was also an F-16 at the airshow and he escorted the Sabre into Pratt and Whitney.

 

It's quite and old picture though and old news. I was standing right next to my buddy when he snapped this picture. Anyway, it's only 1 shot. I'll post the others when I get access to them later if you guys are interested.

 

cheers

 

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Wow...awesome pic. I think you're right, the pyros went off a bit too early. It looks like it ignited the left wing fuel vent.

 

That's something we don't get in LOMAC, boys and girls...self frag.

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...That's something we don't get in LOMAC, boys and girls...self frag.

Sure we do. :) I've done it a time or two releasing weapons at too low an altitude. Suddenly warning lights are going off, Nadia's bitching, and I'm looking for someplace to set 'er down.

 

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He-heh. Here is some memories from weapon system beta testing mission I was doing: Get yourself a MiG-29 and put a couple of FAB-500 on it, then fly at 10-25 meters (25 is better, at least you'll be able to fly for a couple of seconds, or fall rather) and drop the bombs, while doing about 700. Now I don't remember exact ranges mut it might still work at about 50 meters, and you may be able to fly faster, but not sure.

 

{REGARDS}

 

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I have yet to kill myself with CBUs from my A-10, even at 100 AGL.

I don't think I've ever done it with CBUs either. It's always been with the bigger bombs: Mk-84s and FAB-500s. If I wait a bit too long to release, I end up with a rather raucous cockpit.

 

Rich

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