MIL So did a little flying today guys :hay:

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    i'm not an AF guy or know my shit about planes but lets see if i can identify whats in the pic...


    Front & Center F22 Raptor?
    Rear - Warthog A-10
    Right side - F-18 Hornet
    Left side - F-16??? Looks weird

    :o correct me
     
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    LOL..You think the "F-18" and "F-16" look different? They're both F-15's.
     
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    no 18's or 16's

    they're f-15's
     
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    :dunno:

    What's better? f-18 f-15 or f-16?


    I personally don't want to see the f-14 go :wtc: Top Gun foreverrrrrrrr
     
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    left side is a F-15E, right side is a C-model

    C-model - air superiority
    E-model - air to ground strike fighter
     
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    Haha trying to test my "knowledge" :x:

    I know they each serve different roles. The F18 can be carrier launched while the F-15 and F-16 can not. The F-15 was once regarded as the most advanced fighter plane the US had until the F-22 showed up. I've heard some people question the survivability of the F-16 having only one engine and not a second it could use in a situation where they have engine trouble. The F-18 is replacing the F-14 on the carriers and taking over its role to save money because of the age of the F-14s now and maintance costs.

    Hmm yea. Hopefully thats all correct.
     
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    and the subtle visable differences are????
     
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    C-model = battleship gray color, single seat
    E-model = darker charcoal color, dual-seat (difficult to see in the pic), conformal fuel tanks
     
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    f-14s are more triangle shaped
     
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    you hit it on the head with "serve different roles"

    obviously, the F/A-18s are Navy carrier jets, allowing for quick reaction strikes anywhere in the world. typically, their range is less than that of AF fighters, and their weapons load is reduced. they are all-purpose in nature, providing both air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities. the new F/A-18E/F "Super Hornets" are two-seat, beefed up versions of this 70s/80s era fighter and will provide the Navy with one jet that can be used for a wide variety of roles, including both offensive and defensive counter-air.

    the 15Cs are almost strictly used for air-to-air superiority roles. still one of the best fighters in the world, the 15s main role is to "sweep" the skies clear of any enemy fighters, and provide air cover for strike packages. the F-22A will take this role over from the F-15C.

    16s are the air forces' multi-role fighter, with solid capabilities in just about any arena. F-16CJ (called CJs or Wild Weasels) have the unique mission of suppressing enemy air defenses - basically, they knock our enemy missile and radar sites - a very difficult and specialized mission.

    F-15Es are the premier US strike fighter. basically a redesigned C-model, the "Strike Eagle" provides medium and (limited) long-range strike capability, carry an impressive bombload (more than the Hornets), and reduce required support assets by providing the ability to fight their way in and out of the target area.

    i realize that sounds like its straight out of some recruiting pamphlet or something, but that's pretty much the bottom line
     
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    Man

    You know whats funny about these pictures?

    There is an enlisted guy that gets to snap almost every single one.

    Air Force photography Job> *
     
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    That's what I'm trying to crosstrain into :mamoru2:
     

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