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Douglas A-1J Skyraider Startup by shelbs2 Douglas A-1J Skyraider Startup by shelbs2
The main event of the day. Douglas A-1J Skyraider starting up before its flight during the Historic Flight Collection fly day. I love the smell of the exhaust from that R-3350.

Historic Flight Collection. Bellingham International Airport, Washington. 2011
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FVNorthwestern Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweet plane
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KoKoaLover1 Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Y'know, the skyraider was originally intended as a successor for one of our WWII divebombers. But, it proved a well aircraft and was used in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
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yep, it was intended to replace both the Helldiver and the Avenger as a multi role aircraft. WW2 ended before it saw combat but it served in Korea and Vietnam. even got a couple Mig-17s over vietnam. its one of my favorite aircraft
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KoKoaLover1 Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's one thing, All of the Mig variants can out-turns the F4 Phantom. But the Phantom could ALWAYS outrun the Migs.
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well course. the Mig-17 was slower and lighter. that made it easily more maneuverable than the bluky phantom. it was pretty much the same story with the Mig-21. but those two J79s made the phantom haul ass when needed. still, I prefered the Crusader
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KoKoaLover1 Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well,now that I know that you know your shit, exactly how fast was the Phantom?
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capable of speeds of Mach 2.23. roughly 1,470mph. still you wont be able to sustain that speed without afterburner. and that eats up fuel like no other
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KoKoaLover1 Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First Jets, like the Messerschmitt Me 262, THEY ATE UP FUEL!!! -unhappy face-
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yes they did when their engines werent exploding due to poor materials. but still, you're dumping raw fuel into the engine with a burner, that eats up fuel quick which severely limits your time in the combat zone. there were a lot of cases in vietnam of jets like the F-4 and F-105 hooking up to the tanker on fumes from use of burners to escape. thats why super cruise is such a big deal now...
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