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Date: 07/25/13 01:37 PM

22 Responses to One-Winged F-15 Crash Landing Video

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    Crabes Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm
    Link: One-Winged F-15 Crash Landing Video - Land the aircraft without knowing about the missing wing.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 25, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    It`s easy when you`re one of God`s chosen people.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2013 at 2:18 pm
    I believe this is from a show called "Great Planes", I remember seeing this on the F-15 episode. They said after the incident they brought the engineers who designed the plane in to help on the investigation and they were shocked. They thought they were messing with them and it was actually an accident that happened while taxiing on the ground. The investigation concluded that since the airframe is so wide, combined with him speeding up, is what made it possible for him to fly with only one wing.
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    An-egg Male 30-39
    885 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 2:32 pm
    @Gerry
    God really is his co-pilot.
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    Fehz Male 30-39
    580 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 3:39 pm
    must be said.. a wing and a prayer
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 4:17 pm
    Who else had Danger Zone playing in their head during the video?
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    OhNoFrodo Male 30-39
    333 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 4:23 pm
    Bacon - I instead had "mayday, mayday! Maverick`s in a flat spin, he`s heading out to sea!"..glad he`s o.k though
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    Runemang Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2013 at 4:54 pm
    *jawdrop*
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 4:54 pm
    Holy effing eff!
  10. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 5:15 pm
    I`ve had the privilege to meet a few of the brilliant engineers that designed the F-15, working at what was McDonnell Douglas at the time.

    This planes thrust-to-weight ratio is greater than 1 to 1. That means it can take off from the ground go straight up and not stall out until it reaches maximum altitude.

    What a vertical take off looks like, Here
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    OhNoFrodo Male 30-39
    333 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 5:34 pm
    CrakRJak bloody hell....That just tore up the book on the principals of flight! I also love this too:
    Top Gear: Bugetti Veyron Vs. Eurofighter
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    cman7721 Male 18-29
    618 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm
    This is called thrust, ladies and gentleman, and is why missiles work and don`t fall from the sky. Still, it`s incredible that the pilot was able to control that thrust and keep the plane stable and changing directions.
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    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 5:56 pm
    that thing`s totaled. Why bother saving it? just punch out.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 7:14 pm
    I`m not sure I believe it. This is the History Channel we`re talking about.

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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 8:25 pm
    I dunno. The F-15 is somewhat airfoil-shaped thru the rear fuselage and engine nacelles; plus there`s a all-flying stabilator almost directly behind the wing. Perhaps the combination was enough to give it adequate lift to keep flying.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 9:02 pm
    Come on down, low miles, only one wing but still flies. Trade in that junker today!!!
  17. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    July 26, 2013 at 12:14 am
    carmium: It takes more than just thrust, turns out the body of the F-15 acts like somewhat like a lifting body. But it takes more than it`s shape for controllable flight. The Space shuttle was a lifting body as well.

    They worked for decades trying to figure out how to make the "Hopeless Diamond" fly. Eventually they developed the right type of stabilizers and computerized flight controls to make it work. Today we know it as the F-117 or the "Stealth Fighter" (Even though it`s really just a small bomber).
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    July 26, 2013 at 3:40 am
    Truly Amazing. And he landed it too! I was a bit worried when the face-camera started spinning at 1:15 though.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    July 26, 2013 at 8:34 am
    CrakrJak: So... that would be like an airfoil shape thru the rear fuselage and engine nacelles?
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    Livetoday Male 50-59
    18 posts
    July 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm
    Yeah..but how is it on takeoffs?
  21. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 12:06 pm
    carmium: An airfoil shape and a lifting body shape can be quite different. Even a football (American) could be considered a lifting body.
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm
    @CrakrJak
    That is true, but carmium`s post was describing the F-15s lifting body (as in: all airfoil shapes are lifting bodies, not all lifting bodies are airfoil shapes) and she never even mentioned thrust, so your statement ("carmium: It takes more than just thrust, blah blah...") seems kinda misguided. If I were to venture a guess, I`d say your post was supposed to be addressed to cman7721 regarding his posting of "This is called thrust, ladies and gentleman, and is why missiles work and don`t fall from the sky." That would make much more sense.

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