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USAF Fromation Break by shelbs2 USAF Fromation Break by shelbs2
Formation Break of the USAF Heritage Flight. North American P-51D Mustang, North American F-86F Saber, McDonnell Douglas QF-4E Phantom II, Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor. I generally fail terribly at these type of shots XD

Nellis AFB show 2010
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13aceofspades13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
ooh yea, the F-8U3 was considerably faster and more agile than the F-4 Phantom, it would have quite simply kicked the MiG-21s ass all over the place, i don't know why they chose the F-4 over the F-8 super crusader. maybe it was beacuse that the F-4 had a better weapons platform? i have no idea, but Missiles weren't reliable during Vietnam, and most certainly not reliable enough to make it a primary fighter jets reason for being chose.
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
yes it was. but they selected the F-4 for a few reasons. for one, the pilot workload to opperate the fire control system and sparrow missiles was to great for a single pilot of the crusader. secondly the Crusader was a dedicated fighter. the Phantom could carry a heavier and widerpayload for better multirole capability
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13aceofspades13 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
so basically like i said, the F-4 was a better weapons platform, not only could it carry a greater variaty of ordanances, and more... but all that could more easily be maintained with a co pilot. while the F-8U3s weapon payload was greatly limited in comparison due to the fact a advanced weapon payload that the F-4 carried at the current time was too much for one pilot to handle, and beacuse of the fact the F-8U3 was more of a fighter, while the F-4 could be used as a fighter, and a effective bomber and strike aircraft as well, which they figured was more suitable at that time!
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
yep, they wanted an aircraft that could perform multiple roles, not just one
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13aceofspades13 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
DUDE!!!

this picture is awesome man, great job! a F-22 P-51 F-86 and a F-4 all in one, 3 of my 4 favroite fighters of there time!

i preffered the F-8 Crusader over the F-4 Phantom, its more nimble, and... have you ever heard of the F8-U3 Super Crusader? that thing was awesome, a suped up version of the F-8 Crusader, it had a constant bleed jet engine, the same that was in the SR-71, it could reach Mach 2.7 before parts of the jet started to break apart or melt!
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
heh thanks ^^

and lol course I've heard of the Crusader 3 (made a 3d render of it). When they were flown by NASA, they used to harass the Navy F-4s and make short work of them in mock dogfights xD (the Navy was not happy)
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is new to me, never saw an aerial formation with distinct type of plane. Those models had huge generation gaps that their control mechanism should works differently, thus hard for the pilot to coordinated with each other. That Phantom look almost touching Saber.
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Naiyion Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Neat shot!
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
thanks ^^
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Valder137 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome shot shelb!
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