F-15 One Wing Landing

Submitted by: davymid 8 years ago

Remember the shenanigans of the one-wing small aircraft landing? Here"s a remarkable story, this time real!
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Male 330
crakr jack,no plane of these G`s(gravity force)can be made with sheet metal.the plane would break up when it brakes the sound barrier.also,it would be torn to shreds if it whent through a high G turn.at least i think.
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Male 330
that cant be an A-4,the intake is wrong.its an F-100,thats the last ill say about what airplane the other jet was.do not,i repeat,DO NOT post any complaints about what aircraft it is.
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Male 330
the F-15 wont be arund much longer.like the F-14S,it will be slowly phased out,the F-14S were mixed with groups of F-18,until 2006,when the last of them were retired.
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Male 330
oh,it was an A-4.i sware it looked like an F-100 super sabre,or maybe a delta dagger?(i dont why they gave such a stupid name.)
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Male 245
wow.
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Male 949
It`s amazing how much power an aircraft commands.
Remember this?
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Male 330
the other plane was a F-100 super sabre.
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Male 330
the F-15 was made before rhe idea of thrust-vectoring came around.
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Male 1,718
I feel sorry for the other jet.
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Male 43
what
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Male 1,361
that planes like " Yeah, whateva!!!"
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Male 3,296
F-22 is the baddest-mothereffing plane ever, is gravity defying
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Male 3,296
"why are we wasting so much money on the F-22?they could take the F-15,make it stealthed,make it a little faster,and update its weapons,instead of wasting PILES of money?"

thats essentially what a new plane is, a better version of the past models.

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Male 488
ooooooo i knew it. check out my comment on the fake one
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Male 3,301
"The F-15 is made of sheet metal and wasn`t designed for thrust vectoring, etc."

O RLY? :-D

But yeah, you`re right. But still, it might be viable for a lesser upgrade across the board to complement the Raptors. They`re only getting 126 of them. :(

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Male 191
danthew, what training teaches you is that in a spin, you cut power(thrust aggrevates your spin, normally). but that`s with both wings. I would guess that with one wing, it wasn`t a true spin. I highly doubt there`s any training to be taught for an aircraft with half of its lift gone, control surfaces missing, and being 10 miles away from nearest airport. that`s why military uses ejection seats :)
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Male 2,121
"pilot who listened to his gut(If you didn`t notice, he said he did the opposite of what he was trained to do in that situation)"

I think it was the opposite. He says that opening the afterburner (makes you go faster obviously) is the oppostite to your gut reaction when you`re spinning towards the ground, it brought him out of the spin so he could level out. That sounds like something you could only learning in training.

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Female 51
"why are we wasting so much money on the F-22?they could take the F-15,make it stealthed,make it a little faster,and update its weapons,instead of wasting PILES of money?"

Because it would most likely cost more because you would need to update everything from the frame to the software so your adding the cost of stripping the old plane down + having a team of engineers re-design it

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Female 51
its 100% real, the F-15(as said in the video) is wide enough to produce enough lift for it to keep it up if going fast enough, add to that a pilot who listened to his gut(If you didn`t notice, he said he did the opposite of what he was trained to do in that situation) and a good "fly by wire" system that could keep the plane stable.
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Male 10,339
Oops. F-14 gone, not this one.
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Male 17,512
LoofahBoy: No, They can`t. The F-15 is made of sheet metal and wasn`t designed for thrust vectoring, etc. Stealth requires newer materials, A different shape, and internal weapons pods.
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Male 17,512
Legion5: Your a freaking moron! I used to live in St.Louis (Where these are built), My dad took me through a short tour of the McDonnell Douglas F-15 factory hangar in the 1980s. These planes are still awesome, and only the F-22 can claim it`s better. The engineers that designed it were wicked smart and using (then) state of the art cad/cam tools. It was impressive and got me motivated to learn computer programming.
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Male 838
And to those that cry "fake"... Do your research before you start whining. This one is quite real, I`m afraid. Go check out other sources before screaming. Then come back with the predictable "oh, that`s not that impressive. I could`ve done better"... Yes, the reenactment was fake. Shocking. The incident happened.
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Male 838
they took the F22 out to alaska and ran simulated dog fights against a group of five F16s. The results were 163-0, in favor of the F22. Not once was it "shot down". The F15, while admittedly being a beast, is no 5th generation.
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Male 438
THIS VIDEO IS dratING FAKE. WHAT THE HELL.

I`ve done commercials for chocolate that had more video editing than this ***piece of crap***. This is the WORST insult to anyone who knows how to video edit, and who isn`t a.. liar.

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Male 3,301
"why are we wasting so much money on the F-22?they could take the F-15,make it stealthed,make it a little faster,and update its weapons,instead of wasting PILES of money?"

It would take even larger piles of money to make an F-15 competitive with the fifth gen aircraft on the horizon on the level that the F-22 is. There`s only so much you can do with a 4th generation airframe, and we don`t accept "good enough".

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Male 772
@Agent

Chuck Norris Approved

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Male 3,301
"Too bad the F-15 is decommissioned."

No it`s not. Are you thinking of the US Navy F-14?

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Male 510
We need to make a nobel prize for being a badass. We could give it to people like this guy, Audie Murphy, and that one pilot in WW2 that shot down a german airplane with a handgun while he was parachuting down from his plane.
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Male 330
why are we wasting so much money on the F-22?they could take the F-15,make it stealthed,make it a little faster,and update its weapons,instead of wasting PILES of money?
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Male 330
darn,i never knew an F-15 could fly with one wing.maybe thats why none were lost in combat.but what happend to the the other eagle?did it brake into peices?i hope the other pilots survived.im sure i would transfer from the F-16 if i saw the F-15 fly with one wing.the F-15 has another trait the F-16 doesnt:two engines.with two engines,if one fails,you can get back two base.but with one engine,if you lose it,theres not a high chance of gliding back to base.actualy,its a very little chance.fighters arent made to glide.
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Male 10,339
Yeah, America builds good war machines.

HELL YEAH WE DO!

Too bad the F-15 is decommissioned.

Amazing aircraft, and an amazing American trained pilot!

War Israili pilot, and War F-15!

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Male 3,301
Indeed, that is surprising.

UNTIL you learn that it`s an Israeli pilot. poo like this is NOTHING to those guys.

If air forces were people, the Israeli Air Force would be Chuck Norris. They`re that good.

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Male 12,138
I`m gonna have to weigh in here before my fellow non-American IABers lay down the inevitable and predictable "yeah, America builds good war machines, well done! That`s all you know how to do! Blahblahf*ckingblah" and say:

Come on, you have to respect the technical ingenuity in pure aeronautical engineering design here, not to mention the resolve and skill of the Israeli pilot. I`m personally dishing out kudos to all involved.

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Male 436
Damn that was cool. I found myself wanting to watch the rest of the program. :)
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Male 474
Oh my god. This guy should be one of the most skilled - or lucky - pilots in the world. Already, when you lose one wing of an aircraft, I`d probably say that you`re f*cking screwed. But even worse, he STABILIZED IT THEN LANDED IT?! This guy is Fox McCloud, bitches.
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Female 15,763
This is SO much cooler than the fake video.
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Male 240
Fake.. just like the last one
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Male 3,415
"...no plane can fly with only one wing."

Nuh-uh! Fox McCloud`s Arwing can!

Nah, props to this guy for keeping it under control.

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Male 1,204
dang that was sweet. i wana fly an f-15 now.
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Male 88
that has to be the coolest thing i have ever seen!
One wing...awesome.
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Female 1,190
omg this guy is my HERO i LOVE planes and the F-15 has been one of my favorites since i was little :)
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Male 2,076
I like the music..hahaha
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Male 5,970
really cool, that would be so weird, I mean he didn`t even know he was missing it until he was on land O.o
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Male 3,431
That is one hell of a machine.
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Male 2,553
that.. is freaking awesome.
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Male 1,254
I love the History Channel.

Great story, great pilot, great plane. Grats to him and glad he`s safe.

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Male 397
defected...
WHAT?
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Male 1,765
Wait, what? He actually flew for quite some time without realizing his aircraft plane was missing a wing? Now THAT is being hardcore. Also, the fact that that plane`s engineering was genius helped. Certainly something I would want to be flying on the battlefield. Lose a wing? No biggie! I still have the other one.
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Male 12,138
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