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    Thank you. Should have noticed the front gun. Any link to that story?

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    That one may be a USAF bird, but here is one where you can clearly see "VF-14"



    Here is info on the USAF bird

    '57th FIS F4E 66-0304 that took off, flew and landed safely with wings folded, August 1, 1978. PIlot: Capt. Greg Harrison; WSO: Capt. Denny Dawson. Photo taken with an Instamatic by WSO lst Lt. Jim Uken flying in 66-328. The F4 became pitch sensitive at 205 kts, so Harrison landed at 230 kts. Wing fold locking nuts retracted, lock indicator pins fully extended. But the F4 had just been painted gray & the pins, which should be red, were also painted gray no one noticed they were extended.'
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    F-8 with same issue

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    Thank you SpudmanWP. Amazing story

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    The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel during the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2017.
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    Last edited by bring_it_on; 20th July 2017 at 11:23.
    Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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    Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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    New F-15s almost half a decade after first flight, epic.
    http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/9098/rsz11rsz3807.jpg

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    Don't forget there's a customer out there that hasn't even received its first aircraft yet.
    Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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    When does the Phantom Ray image date from and what is going on at it's rear?

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    The phantom ray image should be from around 2011-2012 around the same time the image below was probably also taken. I don't get the other part..could you elaborate?

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    Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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    Thanks for replying to my rather abrupt question. It looked as if there was some obscuring of the image around the tail but it might just be very clean and the surfaces not showing up the break above and below the nozzle.

    I have had a look and Boeing haven't gone to any particular effort to hide the rear of the aircraft, so I'm just being paranoid. Nice picture though.

    It's not still flying is it?

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    Nope..no longer flying. I think it concluded its flight activities in late 2011 since it was essentially meant to be an internal Boeing effort. I'm not sure whether the Vectoring nozzle (X-45A/X-36) was carried over to the X-45C.
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    Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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    New F-15s almost half a century after first flight, epic.
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    Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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