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bricejohnson
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What Sort Of Plane Is This?

Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:47 pm

Hi everyone,

What sort of plane is this? > http://www.image120.com/aviation-samples/h35acd0c2#h35acd0c2

I'm thinking that it's an F-18... is that correct? On that note, do you think that I'd have a chance with getting it into the database?

Thanks,

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RE: What Sort Of Plane Is This?

Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:55 pm

I think it's an F-15...
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RE: What Sort Of Plane Is This?

Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:57 pm

I noticed the B52(D?) in the background.
 
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RE: What Sort Of Plane Is This?

Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:59 pm

It appears to be the front of an f-15.
 
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RE: What Sort Of Plane Is This?

Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:07 pm

It's an F-15. The color scheme is strange though (on the really dark side of the standard F-15A/B/C/D paint jobs).
 
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RE: What Sort Of Plane Is This?

Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:07 pm

It's definitely an F-15, and it looks like it is on display somewhere, so I wouldn't put too much stock in the accuracy of the paint colors. I'm trying to figure out where it is - looks like somewhere out west. I'm looking at air museums with an F-15 and a B-52 outdoors like that, but not coming across anything so far.
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RE: What Sort Of Plane Is This?

Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:17 pm

That would be the March Field Museum on the West side of MARCH ARB in Riverside CA.

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RE: What Sort Of Plane Is This?

Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:18 pm

Quoting moose135 (Reply 5):
It's definitely an F-15, and it looks like it is on display somewhere

It looks like it's at AMARG.
Edit: Welp, guess it's at March
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=march+field+museum&hl=en&ll=33.883102,-117.265762&spn=0.001469,0.002064&sll=38.747137,-90.331952&sspn=0.077785,0.169086&oq=March+Field+M&t=h&z=20.

[Edited 2014-06-19 16:21:02]
 
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RE: What Sort Of Plane Is This?

Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:23 pm

http://www.airplane-pictures.net/pho...rce-mcdonnell-douglas-f-15a-eagle/
Here's another picture of the same plane in question.
It's 76-0008
 
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RE: What Sort Of Plane Is This?

Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:36 pm

Quoting moose135 (Reply 5):
It's definitely an F-15, and it looks like it is on display somewhere, so I wouldn't put too much stock in the accuracy of the paint colors. I'm trying to figure out where it is - looks like somewhere out west. I'm looking at air museums with an F-15 and a B-52 outdoors like that, but not coming across anything so far.

I took this shot at March Air Force Base in California as citation501sp pointed out.

So it is an F-15, eh? Thanks for your help! I was convinced that it was an F-18... maybe I've gotta do some more research  

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RE: What Sort Of Plane Is This?

Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:55 pm

Quoting BriceJohnson (Reply 9):
I was convinced that it was an F-18

The F-18E/F/G has the slanted rectangular intake underneath the wing away from the canopy (earlier variants like the A/B/C/D have the round intakes) whereas the F-15 platform has the parallel intakes almost up by the canopy.
For example
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Aircra...ws/Nellis2006/Extras/F18GoNavy.jpg
 
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RE: What Sort Of Plane Is This?

Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:33 am

I think there is distortion in the first picture, either in the lens used on the camera, or in changing the aspect ratio of the image and shortening it.
 
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RE: What Sort Of Plane Is This?

Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:13 pm

Quoting BriceJohnson (Thread starter):
What sort of plane is this?
Quoting BriceJohnson (Reply 9):
Quoting moose135 (Reply 5):
It's definitely an F-15, and it looks like it is on display somewhere, so I wouldn't put too much stock in the accuracy of the paint colors. I'm trying to figure out where it is - looks like somewhere out west. I'm looking at air museums with an F-15 and a B-52 outdoors like that, but not coming across anything so far.

I took this shot at March Air Force Base in California as citation501sp pointed out.

So it is an F-15, eh? Thanks for your help! I was convinced that it was an F-18... maybe I've gotta do some more research  

So you went to the March AFB museum, took a picture of a plane, and forgot what it was? I bet a simple google search of "March AFB museum aircraft listing" would get you the answer in hours less time than it took other people, like Moose 135, to search for the answer for you. Or you could include the important factoid that the picture was taken at March in your original post.
 
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RE: What Sort Of Plane Is This?

Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:19 pm

Quoting BriceJohnson (Reply 9):

So it is an F-15, eh? Thanks for your help! I was convinced that it was an F-18... maybe I've gotta do some more research
Quoting cargotanker (Reply 12):
So you went to the March AFB museum, took a picture of a plane, and forgot what it was? I bet a simple google search of "March AFB museum aircraft listing" would get you the answer in hours less time than it took other people, like Moose 135, to search for the answer for you. Or you could include the important factoid that the picture was taken at March in your original post.
  



I don't see how you can mistake the 2 if you look at pictures of them side by side. Several things are key, one of which as already noted is that the F-15 has HUGE air intakes that go all the way up to the canopy. Also the US Navy does not have the rank of Colonel, which this plane is marked with. Also no navy fighter that size would have a front landing gear that 'weak'.
 
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RE: What Sort Of Plane Is This?

Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:31 pm

I spent my first months (and ultimately years) on this website browsing the database. At first when trying the quiz I was hopelessly bad, now I can distinguish two planes of the same family (A319 vs A320 for example) with ease.

This is an F-15 and I knew it instantly, I doubt it took a lot of searching for those who answered. But when you're not familiar with planes there is a learning curve for sure, it's not just visual it's also technical, that part is there for that purpose, it's like that on that plane for a reason, etc., when you have a grasp on all of this you can recognize a plane more easily, even on close-ups.
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RE: What Sort Of Plane Is This?

Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:37 pm

My first guess was the F-14, but then it has a different windscreen. And the intakes are not from a F-18E/F.

It's quite easy as soon you've looked at many pictures of all sorts of planes! Three years ago I could not tell the difference between a 777 and a 330! 


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RE: What Sort Of Plane Is This?

Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:24 am

How is there even any discussion about this? It is immediately and obviously identifiable as an F-15.
 
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RE: What Sort Of Plane Is This?

Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:08 am

Quoting titanmiller (Reply 16):
Quoting titanmiller (Reply 16):
How is there even any discussion about this? It is immediately and obviously identifiable as an F-15
Quoting titanmiller (Reply 16):

Hello to all of Anet. First time poster very long time reader. Glad to be a part of Anet. Hopefully I didn't mess anything up trying to quote titanmiller. And I almost thought I had the user name B52G. Who has it and why don't I ever see it? B52G, best model of the B52.(Sorry H people) Eight J57's can't be wrong!

I don't know why I chose this thread to start, but I did. Many of us knew exactly what aircraft this was. obviously he didn't. That's why he asked. If he is like all of us here, he loves planes, no matter what type. Took a picture and later didn't know what it was. I've taken a few like that myself. Ever been to the Pima Air Museum? I don't know half of what is there.

All in good fun titanmiller.

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