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It is. but don't know yet what force and when or where

German Navy!

It was in 1984, May 23rd.

AC: 26+74 (c/n 7420)

 

In 1984 a German Marine F-104 had water contact and escaped unhurt.

The pilot was on a practice weapon delivery pass on a target in the water, towed by a ship.

During the strafing pass he got distracted and misjudged the delivery parameter like dive angle and minimum delivery altitude.

He fired the gun at a point where he should have been already in the recovery.

During the recovery the APC (Automatic Pitch Control) fired twice and made the situation even worse.

The tail of the Starfighter did hit the water and the drag chute compartment was ripped off and even the chute deployed.

 

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No, not really.

I think his shorts have been brown after that action! :lol:

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The Itais with their 104's did some crazy stunts also..including one incident that a young pilot flew his down a local street to impress his girlfriend, barely missing a few park cars.

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Here a picture from the other side of the iron curtain. A Su-22M4 of the LSK (east german air force) in less than 10 meters over the runway.

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Edited by Gepard

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Here a picture from the other side of the iron curtain. A Su-22M4 of the LSK (east german air force) in less than 10 meters over the runway.

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Hi,hi, guess EVERY airforce has it's naughty pilots, especially flying F 104's.......

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Houdoe,:grin:

 

Derk

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The view from the mouse in the poster "Last act of defiance"

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Hey Derk, this day i have seen a Raven hunting a mouse. The mouse run away and the raven was running behind the mouse. To lazy to fly!

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Hey Derk, this day i have seen a Raven hunting a mouse. The mouse run away and the raven was running behind the mouse. To lazy to fly!

 

...........or out of flying hours because of defence cuts....:grin:

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