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Cool Harrier Low Pass!

Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:05 am





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lehpron
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RE: Cool Harrier Low Pass!

Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:12 am

It wasn't passing sound, but the video doesn't do enough noise justice. Big grin

What kind of Harrier was that?
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RE: Cool Harrier Low Pass!

Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:21 am

On the first one definitely an American McDonnell Douglas AV-8B, the second one I think so too but not as sure. I stopped the frames but the second one is just too dark and mixed in with the background but I see nothing that makes me think British Harrier.
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RE: Cool Harrier Low Pass!

Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:25 am

Quoting Lehpron (Reply 1):
What kind of Harrier was that?

A real friggin fast one! Holy crap.
 
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RE: Cool Harrier Low Pass!

Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:51 pm

If the first one was a USMC AV-8 Harrier, then I would say that the second one was also. With the US Military performing combat ops, if you see one aircraft, then there is sure to be a second, third or fourth one close by. US Military aircraft tend to travel in pairs to packs. If it was a UK Harrier, then I would say the same as with the US Military aircraft. Either way, they knew where those troops were and enjoyed peforming for them.
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RE: Cool Harrier Low Pass!

Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:25 pm

For what it's worth, the videos are entitled "RAF Harrier low flyby Afghanistan 1" and "RAF Harrier low flyby Afghanistan 2".
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RE: Cool Harrier Low Pass!

Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:44 pm

it's one thing to see it on video, another to see it pass 10ft over your head!


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garysted
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RE: Cool Harrier Low Pass!

Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:45 am

Freezing the image shows the pylon arrangement specific to RAF GR7/9s. They carry a extra AIM-9 dedicated station that the USMC and other overseas AV-8Bs don't. Mind you, they at least have a working cannon....
 
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RE: Cool Harrier Low Pass!

Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:00 am

LOL cool! ! !! !

I want two!
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RE: Cool Harrier Low Pass!

Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:48 am

Quoting Cancidas (Reply 6):
it's one thing to see it on video, another to see it pass 10ft over your head!

Looked like 50 or 60 feet to me, still that is low. At those speeds one could easily scrape the deck.
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RE: Cool Harrier Low Pass!

Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:55 am

Isn't that the exact same overpass shot from two different angles?
 
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RE: Cool Harrier Low Pass!

Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:20 pm

and this my friends is why being deployed is so much cooler then state side, not so stuffy....
 
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RE: Cool Harrier Low Pass!

Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:40 pm

In Afghanistan right?
A RAF Harrier GR.7/9 I think, the extra pylons seem to be there, we know that 4 Sqn RAF are there.

RAF Harrier G.7/9 (a UK version of a US development of a UK aircraft), also have stronger windshields (a legacy of the original requirement for low level in Germany), UK avionics-including an integral ECM system, an incremental upgrade to night attack capability.

Agreed on the need to get some USMC GAU-12's, after all, the need identified in Kosovo for smart weapons beyond LGB's (prior to Brimstone entering service-which it is on RAF Tornados first), led to a buy of AGM-65's, so a precedent here.
 
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RE: Cool Harrier Low Pass!

Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:36 am

This is the lowest photo of a harrier I have taken- it is too grainy to be accepted. Difficult to shoot at 7 miles a minute at 50 feet...
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I wish I could get this one accepted- too grainy...
 
ferrypilot
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RE: Cool Harrier Low Pass!

Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:38 pm

Quoting Opso1 (Reply 13):
This is the lowest photo of a harrier I have taken- it is too grainy to be accepted. Difficult to shoot at 7 miles a minute at 50 feet...

That's a pretty cool photo. I think that air to air photo's taken in unusual circumstances like this one should be accepted.
 
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RE: Cool Harrier Low Pass!

Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:12 pm

Found this somewhere on a.net. Thought it might be appropriate for this thread too!  Wink

 
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RE: Cool Harrier Low Pass!

Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:52 am

Both films (well all 3 films so far) are British GR7/ 7As in Adghanistan. If you think that it is low from the ground, you should see it from the air! Sometimes you have to climb to miss someones head if they are standing on top of a truck filming you come in at them... It is flown as training to give the guys and girls on the ground an insight into what a "show of force" flypast is like for the enemy- it certainly gets their heads down and stops them shooting... they then know what will come next if they fire again...

If you pause the first video at 5 seconds, you will see that the aircraft is about 20 feet above the guys- at 480 knots, the shockwave and noise really is "shock and awe". Job done!!!

PS- I eventually got the low level Sea Harrier photo above accepted on Boxing day... a late present!

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