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Scott R Wilson

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  1. The real jet at March is almost certainly on loan from the NMUSAF, maybe the folks at Roden misunderstood that. Looks like the after-market folks have their work cut out for them, coming up with a cockpit and cargo box interior. I worked on C-141Bs at McChord AFB from 1986 through 1991. At the time I wasn't very interested in Starlifters having just come from working on the much more exciting F-4 Phantom from 1980-86. Now I wish I'd taken more photos of Starlifter details.
  2. Hopefully someone does decals for 67-0166 in CINCMAC paint scheme: http://www.airteamimages.com/lockheed-c-141-starlifter_67-0166_usa---us-air-force_173222.html I photographed this jet at least once but no longer have a working slide scanner. Photos of this aircraft in several iterations of the scheme are available online, and may be sufficient.
  3. I was at Ramstein AB April 1983 through April 1986. We had AIM-7E-2 Sparrows painted white and AIM-7Fs painted gray. I'm sure Spangdahlem had similar.
  4. Early 1980s USAFE Phantoms carried ALQ-131. I saw plenty of them on Ramstein and Spangdahlem jets. Scott Wilson 526 AMU, 86 TFW Ramstein AB, W Germany 1983-1986
  5. Way back in the mid-80s I asked one of our F-4E pilots at Ramstein about the media hype versus reality of ACM with other airplanes. He told me the F-14 was actually rather easy to beat. He said one of the keys to dogfighting was being able to judge your opponent's energy state and adjust your tactics accordingly. With most other fighters it's fairly difficult to do, but when the Tomcat's wings started swinging out, you knew he was low on energy and was therefore more predictable and easier to kill.
  6. The title on YouTube says 1960s but there's a B-36 dropping a line of bombs, Peacemakers last flew in 1959. Sad to see all the B-29s used as targets.
  7. John is correct, the landing gear handle controls the doors. I believe excessive pressure in the engine bays simply pushes the doors open inflight, I'm pretty sure there is no pressure sensor or somesuch that "tells" the hydraulics to open the doors. The aux air doors will also snap shut with the gear down if electrical power is interrupted. They close during engine shutdown when the generators drop offline. We then pried them back open after shutdown and installed downlocks for engine oil servicing and to install the centerline safety pin if anything was installed on the centerline. Spey powered Phantoms on the otherhand work differently, I've seen many photos of them inflight with gear up, flaps down and aux air doors open.
  8. Obviously I need to check for typos in the title before posting. Can it be changed?
  9. I wish Periscope Films didn't put their countdown timer or whatever that is in the picture, but this video has lots of interesting scenes.
  10. I got a chuckle or ten out of those too. A friend, Stephan Miller, sent them to me. I don't know if he originated them or found them someplace. He's got a good enough sense of humor that I could easily believe he came up with some or even all.
  11. There may be no excuse for laziness, but I'm still looking. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. Television may insult your intelligence, but nothing rubs it in like a computer. I changed my password to "incorrect" so whenever I forget it the computer will say, "Your password is incorrect." My computer beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing. I'm great at multi-tasking--I can waste time, be unproductive, and procrastinate all at once. I bought a vacuum cleaner six months ago and so far all it's been doing is gathering dust. Money is the root of all wealth. I'll bet you $4,567 you can't guess how much I owe my bookie. Doesn't expecting the unexpected mean that the unexpected is actually expected? Women spend more time wondering what men are thinking than men spend thinking. My wife got 8 out 10 on her driver's test--the other two guys managed to jump out of her way. Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. Women sometimes make fools of men, but most guys are the do-it-yourself type. I was going to give her a nasty look, but she already had one. Is it wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly? Give me ambiguity or give me something else. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery. Take my advice — I'm not using it.
  12. "No music. No flashy effects. Just pure brrrt for your Hump Day motivation." I wish all videos were like this. To me there's not a lot more annoying than cool jet videos with music track added. I'd so much rather hear the original sounds.
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