Jet Fighter Accidently Shoots Control Tower

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Jet Fighter Accidently Shoots Control Tower

Postby designrs » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:49 am

... and you thought your tower communications were challenging!
http://news.sky.com/story/1684626/fight ... trol-tower
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Re: Jet Fighter Accidently Shoots Control Tower

Postby HAPPYDAN » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:30 pm

:shock:
Did the controllers receive hazardous duty pay?

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Re: Jet Fighter Accidently Shoots Control Tower

Postby MrMorden » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:39 pm

Annoying:

"machine guns" : The F-16 has an M61A CANNON, not a machine gun.

"bullets" : A cannon fires SHELLS, not bullets.

What's the difference? A machine gun fires solid bullets, a cannon fires shells that include an explosive charge and (typically) an impact fuse.

Yes, it's a nit-pick. But I hate when a news article says a plane fired a "rocket" when they mean a "missile" too. One is guided, one is not. News articles should inform, not misinform!

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Re: Jet Fighter Accidently Shoots Control Tower

Postby Wm.Ince » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:39 pm

MrMorden wrote:Annoying:
"machine guns" : The F-16 has an M61A CANNON, not a machine gun.
"bullets" : A cannon fires SHELLS, not bullets.

What's the difference? A machine gun fires solid bullets, a cannon fires shells that include an explosive charge and (typically) an impact fuse.

Yes, it's a nit-pick. But I hate when a news article says a plane fired a "rocket" when they mean a "missile" too. One is guided, one is not. News articles should inform, not misinform! :x
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Re: Jet Fighter Accidently Shoots Control Tower

Postby Jim Stewart » Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:02 pm

Do you think they were given a phone number to call?
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Re: Jet Fighter Accidently Shoots Control Tower

Postby designrs » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:33 pm

Jim Stewart wrote:Do you think they were given a phone number to call?


LOL!!

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Re: Jet Fighter Accidently Shoots Control Tower

Postby drseti » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:24 am

"Negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full -- of bullets"
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Re: Jet Fighter Accidently Shoots Control Tower

Postby MrMorden » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:38 am

Jim Stewart wrote:Do you think they were given a phone number to call?


Might have been given the number for the controller's dry cleaner. 8)
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Re: Jet Fighter Accidently Shoots Control Tower

Postby MrMorden » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:39 am

Wm.Ince wrote:Correct.
20mm is a beautiful thing. I never had it jam and it was extremely accurate. 8)


Bill, you make me jealous every time you mention you got to play with all those milspec toys. :mrgreen:
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Re: Jet Fighter Accidently Shoots Control Tower

Postby drseti » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:52 am

Don't ever be jealous of veterans, Andy. Remember, there were sometimes people shooting back at us!
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Re: Jet Fighter Accidently Shoots Control Tower

Postby MrMorden » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:56 am

drseti wrote:Don't ever be jealous of veterans, Andy. Remember, there were sometimes people shooting back at us!


I'm only jealous of the toys, not the circumstances. :)

Very respectful of ya'll putting yourselves in danger, too.
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Re: Jet Fighter Accidently Shoots Control Tower

Postby Wm.Ince » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:58 am

drseti wrote:Don't ever be jealous of veterans, Andy. Remember, there were sometimes people shooting back at us!
There's always a catch, eh?
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