G Dubya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 549 times:
7. Easy abbrevations to explain:
LGB - Laser Guided Bomb ...or IATA code for Long Beach Airport
AIM - Air Intercept Missile
ASRAAM, - Advanced Short-Ranged Air to Air Missile
AGM - Air to Ground Missile
ATF - Advanced Tactical Fighter
8. Whats the job of a HARM? Destroy radar-guided SAMs.
L_188 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 527 times:
I am at work so I don't have any of my references available
1. Don't know of the top of my head
3. Thunderchief, Thud, Spad
4. I have the feeling that you are looking for the A-12 but that answer would be incorrect since the A-12 was designed to be an interceptor not a fighter. Good watering hole discussion question though.
5. It should be for Douglas. If memory serves again the Naval aicraft numbering syster was for the first letter to designate the mission of the aircraft, The last letter to designated the manufacturer of the aircraft and the middle number determined the series of the aircraft.
For example F4U was a fighter(F) built by Vought (U) and was the fourth design that the Navy had excepted by them.
Likewise the A3D was an Attack aircraft(A) built by Douglas(D) and was the third attack design the Navy had excepted from them
The next Douglas design the Navy acepted was the A4D Skyhawk. Which was the fourth Attack aircraft design that the Navy had excepted from Douglas.......get it????
6. If memory serves again the Skywarrier was the A3D which was derived from the USAF B-66 Destroyer....Is that what you are looking for???
LGB-laser guided bomb
AIM-Air Intercept(or) Missle
ASRAAM-Advanced Short Range Air to Air Missle
AGM-Air to Ground munition (not all are missles)
ATF-Advanced Tactical Fighter
8. Locks onto RF(Radio energy) emission sources such as transmitters and Radars esp. and destroys them.
9. YAK 28......But don't hold me to that one....Like I said I am at work without my references.....
10. I am willing to bet that Lockheed wins this contest. I think it is much better proportioned then the Boeing entry.
Fightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 521 times:
I'll still wait with the solutions...more answers, please.
L_188, your explain about the A3D is correct, but this abbrevation has another meaning, a nickname, as I said.
to #6: Skywarrior is the official name of the A3D, but the pilots gave him three other nicknames, the abbrevation A3D and two others.
Starship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 16 Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 511 times:
With regard to Question 9 and the picture, there were of course two different Yak-28s. The Yak-28 'Brewer' and the Yak-28P 'Firebar'. There were in fact 10 different versions of Yak-28 with A, B, C, D and E versions of the Brewer. The Yak-28 'Brewer' was designed to replace the Il-28 and entered service in 1958, while the Yak-28P 'Firebar' was developed from the Yak-25 as a replacement for that aircraft, retaining the same basic configuration, albeit with shoulder mounted wing, new engines and a long wheelbase undercarriage. The aircraft entered service in 1963.
The picture in the first post shows a Yak-28P 'Firebar'.
I guess the pictures URL address with description as 'Yak38' was just to catch us out, hey Martin?
There was also a Yak-28U 'Maestro' which was a trainer version and a Yak-28R reconnaissance version, which had an extensively glazed nose
Starship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 16 Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 509 times:
No-one has tackled the number of P-51D Mustangs produced. I believe it was something over 9000, but I don't have an exact figure. More 'D' models were produced than all the other models put together.
The 'D' models powerplant was changed to the Packard-Merlin V-1650-7. It was supercharged with a lowered gear ratio for increased low altitude performance. It was armed with 6, .50s and ammunition increased to 400 rounds/gun.
Underwing pylons were strengthened to accommodate 110 or 165 gallon drop tanks or 1000 lb bombs and the canopy was changed to the bubble style.
P-51D Mustang on display at the Air Mobility Command Museum
Fightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 507 times:
Now, the solutions for the answered questions:
If you didn't answer the questions yet, don't read on and answer the questions without looking at this post.
2. No answer yet
3. Wait for more.
L_188, Thunderchief (Thud) is the name of the F-105!
4. Not A-12, not F-107.
7. All correct, except AGM: L_188, this IS a missile, AGM-65 is the Maverick, and that's a missile.
8. Destroy enemy sam-sides.
9. Also think it's a Yak-28. But on the site I found this picture (Russian Site) it was really called Yak-38.
10. Can't decide yet...
Fightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 500 times:
OK, perhaps more than one aircraft is called Thud, but Thunderchief is only the F-105.
Not sure about the AGM, thought the M means "missle", but it can also mean "munition". (Like JDAM = Joint Direct Attack MUNITION", also not 100% sure...)
OK, and here's the explanation of "A3D": This abbrevation stands for "All Three Dead", cause the Douglas A-3 (A3D) Skywarrior had a 3-man crew (one pilot and two WSO's or whatever) but no ejection seats........was unpopular cause of this.
Thy Skywarrior was also called "Whale" or "Heavy", then it was the heaviest aircraft used on USN aircraft carriers (MTOW = 82'000 lbs).
About "Attack-3 by Douglas (A3D)": the Skywarrior was first called A3D (Explanation above), then there was a sort of reform of aircraft names, fighters were called F-something and no more P-something (P-84 -> F-84). Now the aircraft names had no longer a description of the manufacturer in them, only the mission gave the name of the plane. So the Skywarrior was recalled in A-3, the Attack(aircraft)-3.