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Strange load

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dontoe, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. dontoe

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    What kinda weapons load is this. :confused: Don't recognize them. At least not from working A-7D's and A-10's for the USAF. Not the AIM-9's. CBU's maybe?

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    Not sure if i understand your question or not. The AIM-9 is an upgraded and newer version of the old school AIM series with an infra-red sensor. AIM-7, and RIM-7's are in current inventory in the USN. RIM-7 is the surface-air missile fired by the NSSMS on Destroyers. AIM-7 is the air-air versionYou would not have seen it in the USAF as it is still in the test phase and will be carried on "I think" F-15's and F-18's.
     
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    The photo didn't show....ummmm let me try again!
     
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    still not there
     
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    Yea, I see, Tripod must not let ya link. though it does for the preview. Hmmmm. More than one way to "skin" a Harrier!!!

    Thanks!
     
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    Not real up on the latest bombs. But it looks to be carring a full load of 500 or 1000 LB Cluster bombs (Gators)? And a couple of air to air missles (AIM9 Sidewinders?) for defense.
     
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    I'm guessing from the paintwork on the weapons, the Harrier being green (Marine Harriers haven't been solid green in many years), and the number being carried, that this is a chase-plane photo from a drop test back in the '80s. I think the weapons are 750lb. Rockeyes, which were the previous generation of cluster bombs. Almost definitely a land-based Harrier; the old lawn dart won't make it off the boat with a load like that... unless a tanker was hawking the boat at about 300ft.
     

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