Alternate caption, anyone?


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MicroBalrog
July 19, 2003, 08:41 PM
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Zundfolge
July 19, 2003, 08:56 PM
Frankly I like the caption thats on it best :)

MicroBalrog
July 19, 2003, 08:58 PM
Here's my versions:

"Good think they repealed GCA-1968, right?"

Zundfolge
July 19, 2003, 09:07 PM
Or ...

"Imagine ... no NFA"

David Park
July 19, 2003, 09:16 PM
...and no FAA.

Moparmike
July 19, 2003, 09:31 PM
"Here today to demonstrate the jet blast-proof garage door is Capt. MicroBalrog from the Israeli Defense Force in his F-15C Eagle. Wind her up Captain!"

"See? 60,000 pounds of thrust and they dont even flinch. Get yours today for only $19,999.98 per door, plus tax and installation! Free delivery!"

MicroBalrog
July 19, 2003, 09:32 PM
Methinks it's a Mig-23...:what:

Rupestris
July 19, 2003, 09:39 PM
:D "... A chicken in every pot, and an F-15 Strike Eagle in every garage!":D

MicroBalrog
July 19, 2003, 09:40 PM
Unknown Al-Quaeda operative, circa 2020:

"There would be a Mig-23 behind every blade of grass"

Orthonym
July 19, 2003, 09:43 PM
Neighborhood Association Board to rule tomorrow on whether a jet fighter counts as a pickup truck and must be forbidden.

MicroBalrog
July 19, 2003, 09:48 PM
Neighborhood Association Board to rule tomorrow on whether a jet fighter counts as a pickup truck and must be forbidden.

Not unless you actually fly the thing using the street as a runway.:what:

That could be... noisy.:D

Moparmike
July 19, 2003, 09:51 PM
Nope, this is a pic of a mig-23:
http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/outdoor/mig23.jpg

IIRC, It was the answer to the Northrop-Grumman F-111 Aardvark. Looks similar and has similar properties, except for the single seat for the Mig vs. the double side-by-side of the F-111.

Thus ends today's lesson in Moparmike's School of American and Soviet Military Hardware.:)

Rembrandt
July 19, 2003, 09:53 PM
...."don't you just hate it when they issue snow ordinance warning and you can't park on the street"....

Orthonym
July 19, 2003, 10:07 PM
It's obviously an F-15, but maybe somebody's thinking about a Sukhoi-27?

Moparmike
July 19, 2003, 10:19 PM
Indeed. They can be mistaken for the other. I sometimes do a double take on a Mig-29 thinking its an F-14.

Those things are scary manuverable. Go vertical, stop in a vertical position, fly foward while still pointed vertical, and then decide which direction you wish to start flying normal again. Before anyone asks, they have vanes on their jet engines at the back that make it possible. They are like weather vanes, only they direct thrust in all positions (360 degree capable).

http://www.zap16.com/images/SU-27_319.jpg
Sukhoi-27.

MicroBalrog
July 19, 2003, 10:50 PM
"Indeed. They can be mistaken for the other. I sometimes do a double take on a Mig-29 thinking its an F-14.

Those things are scary manuverable. Go vertical, stop in a vertical position, fly foward while still pointed vertical, and then decide which direction you wish to start flying normal again. Before anyone asks, they have vanes on their jet engines at the back that make it possible. They are like weather vanes, only they direct thrust in all positions (360 degree capable)."

Wasn't that a SU-37 that did that, with it's inverted wings and all?

Moparmike
July 19, 2003, 11:26 PM
If it did, then it has teh same engines and thrust vectoring. I havent really seen much on the -37, just the -27. Google might have some more answers.

Preacherman
July 19, 2003, 11:29 PM
That'll never work in redneck country - no room for the gun rack in the back window!

:evil: :neener: :D

Detritus
July 19, 2003, 11:46 PM
IIRC, It was the answer to the Northrop-Grumman F-111 Aardvark. Looks similar and has similar properties, except for the single seat for the Mig vs. the double side-by-side of the F-111.

Actually the Soviet answer to the F/FB-111 was the SU-24 Fencer which if i am not mistaken is larger, slower, less manuverable, and like the F-111 now out of service. (only the Royal Austrailian Air Force still uses the Ardvark, it fills a range/payload/survivability niche that no, more modern design has been able to)

the MIG-23 family is unrelated. and was NOT in response to a particular American design. the swing wing MIGS were the result of the soviet development of the same basic WW2 era German research the lead us to F-111 and F-14, and were more in keeping with the soviet "quantity over quality' outlook in regards to front line aviation. small, crude, easy to build, i think faster, but shorter ranged, aircraft. the variable geometry MIGS came in two major variants the Mig-23 fighter[pictured], and Mig-27 ground attack plane. the 23 adn 27 shared a basic airframe but each version had a "mission/type specific" nose section with electronics (or lack thereof) that the other version wouldn't need (the 27's nose was a flatter "duckbill" looking design that increased visability forward and down, and dispensed with the heavy, bulky, and in that role useless radar) and different wing/hardpoint designs.


as for a caption......

"AW Heck i just KNEW the Smiths would trump our Lamborghini!!!!"
or
"Hon, i think the Neighborhood watch just got SERIOUS"

Moparmike
July 19, 2003, 11:55 PM
I stand corrected. I never knew what they were in response to, but I do know what they are and do.

I realize I have seriously contributed to thread drift, but I have to request verification as to wether the RF-111 and the "wild weasel" version are still in service?

Thanks,

Ringer
July 20, 2003, 12:22 AM
More modified than Alternate: Taking RKBA to the next level!

Oh yeah, on this vehicle aren't the gun racks located just to the left and right of the driver, under the wings?

Gewehr98
July 20, 2003, 12:47 AM
No more "Sparkvarks". Well, at least in U.S. service, the Aussies may still use them.

I was stationed at McClellan AFB, which was the depot for USAF and RAAF F-111 rebuilds, when the last one departed for Australia. It was a sad day.

Now, Air Force electronic warfare crews share flight time with their Navy counterparts in Navy EA-6B Prowlers.

BTW, that's not a Strike Eagle in the driveway. Strike Eagles are F-15E models, with tandem cockpits and conformal fuel tanks, among other improvements. The one pictured above is probably an earlier F-15C variant, known in the vernacular as just plain "Eagle". Still more than enough machine to ruin a person's day...

berettaman
July 20, 2003, 09:35 AM
"My other car is a piece of ******":evil:

Nathaniel Firethorn
July 20, 2003, 09:41 AM
"If you can read this, I have missile lock." :D

- pdmoderator

MLH
July 20, 2003, 09:45 AM
Honey, I think Olie North just moved in next door!:what:

45King
July 20, 2003, 10:05 AM
Road Hogs and Left Lane Bandits, Beware!

280PLUS
July 20, 2003, 12:05 PM
its just been in the back of the garage... :rolleyes:

Kestryll
July 20, 2003, 03:01 PM
What it looks closes to, mig-wise, is the Mig-25 Foxbat.
http://menua.aic.net/air/mig/mig-25.jpg


Tell me this doesn't look like someone said "Hey! That F-15 looks cool! Let's make one!

http://www.pmodel.net/img/mig25/mig253.jpg

Moparmike
July 20, 2003, 04:14 PM
Actually, the MiG-25 was created in response to the SR-71 and U-2, to shoot them down. The MiG-25 can do Mach 3, and has missles capable of shooting down the SR. However, the engines have to be replaced after the Mach 3 episode, and no SR's were shot down (that we know of) because they couldnt detect the SR until it was on top of them.

The F-15 in the interceptor style ('A-C' models) was created to kill -25 Foxbats.

PErsonally, I want an A-10 in my driveway. Nothing says "Go away" like an Avenger cannon and Maverick missles.

(Wow, there is alot of thread drift!)

4v50 Gary
July 20, 2003, 04:24 PM
Air Force announces "Adopt an aircraft" program.

Gewehr98
July 20, 2003, 04:39 PM
Those darned XB-70 Valkyries we were working on worried the Soviets, and they needed a high-altitude, high-Mach interceptor. Hence, the MiG-25 Foxbat. So while the ill-fated XB-70 never went into production, the Foxbat did.

It would have been interesting to see how well the MiG-25 would have done against the Valkyrie.

http://www2.interceptor.com/~thumper/xb2/av1rollout.jpg

MicroBalrog
July 20, 2003, 04:40 PM
Looks like a TU-144 to me...

Moparmike
July 20, 2003, 05:37 PM
My bad. I had forgotten completely about the B-70. Its been too long since I studied this stuff religiously. Now, all I can do is identify the planes.

Guy L Johnson
July 20, 2003, 07:22 PM
"For When The Message Absolutly Has To Get There, Now"

280PLUS
July 21, 2003, 08:59 AM
that one made me laugh,,,

where can i apply?

:D

its actually a GU-11

or maybe a B1-RD

i cant decide...

Zedicus
July 21, 2003, 09:11 AM
Here's a Caption that might work, "If you thought the Right to Keep & Bear Ams only applyed to Hunting Rifles, You were Wrong!":D

MicroBalrog
July 21, 2003, 09:14 AM
"What part of "shall not be infringed" do you not get?"

feedthehogs
July 21, 2003, 10:19 AM
"New hurricane testing procedures implemented by the insurance industry"

grampster
July 21, 2003, 01:03 PM
.....I can get to the range in 3.2 seconds........

:what:

hksw
July 21, 2003, 01:09 PM
'I forgot to apply the parking brake and it rolled down the driveway.'

spacemanspiff
July 21, 2003, 01:21 PM
alright, all we need to do is hook up the trailer with the boat and we're ready to hit the air!

DrPsycho
July 22, 2003, 04:53 AM
The 12 second daily driver.

Zach S
July 22, 2003, 12:02 PM
Unable to own firearms, Chicago residents are forced to find alternative means of home protection...

foghornl
July 22, 2003, 12:13 PM
"Well, Da**. This doesn't fit into the garage, either."

Attention, those of criminal intent. Can you run faster than Mach 2?

Hmmm. What clears the freeway "fast lane" best ? ? Sidewinders? Mavericks? ? AAMRams? ? or should I use the 20/30MM cannons?

Radagast
July 23, 2003, 09:52 AM
Gewehr98; The F111 is still in use with the RAAF, they were supposedly grounded last year due to possible stress fractures in the airframe, but one went by below me when I was I was working on a lighthouse roof at Sydney's South Head in February, so they were still flying then. interesting to watch a big jet hugging a cliff face when they are only 50 feet above the water....
My earliest memory of an aircraft is from around 25 years ago. I was out on a lagoon in my row boat when 3 F111s in arrowhead formation came over the dunes, swept their wings back, banked 90 degrees above me and disappeared down the coast. They may be called pigs but I've always considered them to be a graceful bird.

Radagast

Sean Smith
July 23, 2003, 10:26 AM
In theory, based on the unclassified top speed of the SR-71 (read: a lie), the MiG-25 could catch one. But as a practical matter, it was a non-starter. And the MiG-25 was overall a terrible performer... no range and self-destructing engines.

How fast was the SR-71? "Officially" the unlcassified answer is something like Mach 3.31. In reality? Who knows? The real answer is a secret, and if I ever knew I forgot. :D

RustyHammer
July 23, 2003, 03:26 PM
"Ma, just what makes you think Amy is sleeping with those fly boys again?"

willyjixx
July 23, 2003, 03:37 PM
converstaion on way home................"Hey honey put the Saturn in the Garage. The carriers full so im just comin home"

BowStreetRunner
July 23, 2003, 10:11 PM
"My other car is an A-10"

Devonai
July 23, 2003, 11:05 PM
"Sorry, you're 20 inches away from the curb. Try again."

George Hill
July 23, 2003, 11:52 PM
"My little SUV."

Schuey2002
July 24, 2003, 12:19 AM
"My wife flies the F-16!"

:)

Bigjake
July 24, 2003, 12:21 AM
funny all this soviet/cold war talk about fighter planes and "Firefox" is on the tube....

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