F-15 flies home on one wing!

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  1. Thorlifter

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    :shock: Completely lost for words.
     
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    holey


    moley


    !
     
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    I once heard, when I was aboard the USS Yorktown, there is nothing scarier than landing on a pitching deck, at night, in the rain.....


    Wanna bet!
     
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    I remember reading that with both the F15 Eagle the F14 Tomcat the main fuselage body (as well as the wings, obviously) is fully intended designed to contribute a major amount of the lift the aircraft generates.
    I guess this is a, pretty extreme, example of that element of the design coming in extremely useful.
    Lucky man.
     
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    The pilot spoke of lowering his tailhook to snag the runway cable.
    Sounds like something from a naval aircraft.
     
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    I take it these are standard on modern comabt aircraft? See this for an F-111 using a tail hook.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIyYK9oz9Go
     
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    Most US Fighters (Navy and Air Force) have tailhooks.
     
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    They all do have hooks , naval aircraft will take the cable on the approach end of RWY and AF aircraft will take the departure end cable as a rule
     
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