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US Military Designations

Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:26 am

As I'm uploading quite a few photos of US-built military aircraft (mainly old ones), I'd like to get the crew's view on including full designations with the aircraft version, such as F-4E-36-MC for an F-4E of a certain batch.

I have a habit of including this information as it's easy to find, and it's rather more significant in my opinion than Boeing's customer numbers, which the site requires. However, on a couple of my pictures this information seems to have been removed, so maybe it is not wanted at all.

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RE: US Military Designations

Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:48 pm

Well since we're on the subject of military designations, what does it mean when its listed as "block 30" or "block 40"? Many of the F-16's and similar are listed with block numbers like that.

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RE: US Military Designations

Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:15 pm

Quoting Bruce (Reply 1):

That's the same thing, a Block 30 F-16C can be written as F-16C-30-CF (CF for the factory location). There are technical differences between Blocks.
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RE: US Military Designations

Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:50 pm

Hi Peter,

Quoting Ptrjong (Thread starter):
I'd like to get the crew's view on including full designations with the aircraft version, such as F-4E-36-MC for an F-4E of a certain batch.

A.net does not use these military block numbers and manufacturer identifications.

The main reason for this is that it would simply not be practicable. There are far more combinations of these two than there are Boeing customer codes. Listing all Boeing variants in the pulldown menus on the upload page results in pretty long lists already, but it can be done.
But listing all possible block number/manufacturer indentification combinations would be totally impossible.

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Aad.

[Edited 2006-08-26 14:51:51]
 
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RE: US Military Designations

Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:52 pm

OK, I won't add them any more.

Thanks Aad.
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RE: US Military Designations

Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:18 pm

I have run across a few images with the block numbers and builder letters. I even uploaded one with that data myself. Including the extra information could keep a database search from including F-4E-36-MC with the rest of the F-4E images. After thinking of this possibility, I submitted a change to have my image shortened to just F-15C. Good luck, I always enjoy looking at Phantoms.

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RE: US Military Designations

Sun Aug 27, 2006 2:42 am

In interludes between organizing helicopters, I've been removing the block designations from such things as the F-101s, F-102s, F-106s, etc. If you want the info to be shown, put it in the remarks.
 
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RE: US Military Designations

Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:22 am

Well, I just got you a couple of new F-100s to work on then. Sorry.
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RE: US Military Designations

Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:03 am

No problem Peter - I noticed (and admired them) on Friday! The museum in Istanbul is fertile ground...

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