Skip to comments.This F-15 Aerial Dogfighting Video Was Shot Entirely By Pilots
Posted on 09/10/2012 1:02:41 PM PDT by dead
We don't post a whole lot of videos in their entirety as they're rarely as good as a series of stills lined up with titles and descriptions, but this one is an exception.
Filmed over 12 months by fighter crews themselves with a Sony Handycam, the piece highlights what it's like to fly in the cockpit of one of the best air-to-air fighter planes ever built, during all kinds of maneuvers...
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Agreed. Thanks for posting this.
Very nice, thanks for posting.
Fighting Cocks look good but I’m partial to the Black Widows - 421 Fighter Squadron.
very cool video though
Hey, ‘fighting cocks’ is homophobic and ‘black widows’ is racist.
Awesome video. First song is a cover of Bad Company's "Bad Company" by Five Finger Death Punch.
I’ve flown the F-4 (briefly), F-16 (extensively), and the F-15 (briefly).
The F-4 has never been known for agility, but remains a fine ground attack aircraft.
Bookmarking for post cubicle enjoyment!
Home viewing bookmark.
Bump for when I’m not behind an idiotic firewall...
For clarity of my own post, I flew the Kurnas version.
Different engines and electronics.
I’d rather listen to what the pilots are saying than that crappy overly loud soundtrack.
Does every military aviation video still think they have to play some rock track like “Top Gun”?
It always intrigued me that the Thunderbirds had, for at least a short time, gone with the Phantom as their performance aircraft. I would have figured (in that era, anyways) the F-5 would have been a much more suitable choice for their acts.
I think it had to do with fuel and cost of spare parts.
We produced a really cool variant of the airframe for Turkey and the last version (the 2000) was so hot it competed with the F-18 at a much, much lower price point.
Ergo, certain defense companies ceased support of our product. :-(
Well that makes me feel very very old. Another Ground Control Intercept (GCI) controller and I did all of the tactical radar control for the eagle as it came into the AF inventory as part of the Follow-On Test and Evaluation (FOT&E). We were Air National Guard (ANG) controllers in Phoenix, AZ and the eagles were at Luke AFB. We did most of our air-to-air fighting between I-10 and the Mexican border. We fought Dissimilar Air Combat Tactics (DACT) against AF F-4s, USMC F4s, F-100s, other F-15s, Top Gun and even T-38 with the 64th Aggressors Sq fromn Nellis AFB, NV. Some of the greatest close control I ever did. Even as we were doing it we both knew it was something we would remember for the rest of our lives. One not familar with the radio calls may not know that it is very closely scripted. Because the radio can be difficult to understand it helps a great deal to know what call is expected. This was before AWACS and all if our controlling was with a manual radar scope so you had to use a rag and a grease pencil and try to keep the different birds straight. You would never believe how many people would come into the dark room to watch and listen as the fights developed. Sorry for carrying on.
“Id rather listen to what the pilots are saying than that crappy overly loud soundtrack.
Does every military aviation video still think they have to play some rock track like Top Gun?”
Young, stupid directors who think that they are being “creative” and “cool”.
The problem is that they can’t differentiate between “stupid” and “cool”.
No country can touch our airmen. We rule the sky.
Being one of the ‘geezers’ that flew the 1st generation of jets, 94’s,89’s, T-33’s I am really impressed by these 4th and 5th gen machines. Did get an hour or two in the F-16 sim once. It was a blast after I got used to the controls. My fat gut won’t take the turns anymore except in FX-10.
Too true. I often get calls from directors, bad ones, looking for original songs to plug into some lame movie scene in an attempt to sex it up and 9 times out of 10 what they want is entirely at odds with the action on screen - "Do you have anything that's, you know, Stray Cat Strut for this WWII funeral scene?" There's no talking sense into them.
And since the damage is already done on this one, I suggest turning down the volume on the video and putting Walton's "Spitfire Prelude and Fugue" on your stereo as a more proper accompaniment - or start this vid at the same time
Pigs in space he called them.
Pigs in space referred to high altitude performance. The F-4 did much better at low altitude. With smart tactics, you could hold your own against the F-15 - but you WERE at a big handicap.
WSO/EWO with 700 hrs in the F-4E/G.
“No country can touch our airmen. We rule the sky.”
Depends on where the sky is located.
Both the Thunderbirds and the Blue Angels flew the Phantom. The Blues moved onto the A-4 and the Birds the T-38.
I believe the T-38, which is very similar to the F-5 (pretty hard to tell the difference between the Talon and the F-5B), was chosen because it was in widespread active USAF service (the F-5 flew with aggressor squadons but was otherwise an export product) and was somewhat lighter despite being a two seater, thus having a better logistics tail and thrust to weight ratio.
I am a retired USAF air traffic controller and worked hundreds and hundreds of F-4’s. Calling them pigs in space doesn’t do them justice. It took me quite a while to learning their turning characteristics so that I could work them on a PAR approach. One pilot I knew said the F-4 was proof that you could make a brick fly if it went fast enough.
Awesome bump for viewing at work.