al_datr (al_datr) wrote,

Low pass

An Australian A-4 Skyhawk flies well below the deck of HMAS Melbourne.

A B-52 slides down the port side of USS Ranger (CV-61) in its typical nose down cruise attitude. Though it looks like it, this is not photoshopped. It happened in early 1990 in the Persian Gulf, while U.S. carriers and B-52s were holding joint exercises. Two B-52s called the carrier Ranger and asked if they could do a fly-by, and the carrier air controller said yes. When the B-52s reported they were 9 kilometers out, the carrier controller said he didn't see them. The B-52s told the carrier folks to look down. The paint job on the B-52 made it hard to see from above, but as it got closer, the sailors could make it out, and the water the B-52's engines were causing to spray out. It's very, very rare for a USAF aircraft to do a fly-by below the flight deck of a carrier. But B-52s had been practicing low level flights for years, to penetrate under Soviet radar. In this case, the B-52 pilots asked the carrier controller if they would like the bombers to come around again. The carrier guys said yes, and a lot more sailors had their cameras out this time.Photo was taken from the plane guard helicopter
Tags: 8-0, navy, авиа

  • Оверкиль (нет)

    Интересный ролик об испытаниях на остойчивость турецкого амфибийного БТР ZAHA. Не слышал, чтобы, например, наши делали что-то подобное.

  • Звёздочки на фюзеляже

    Отметки об уничтоженных целях на "абрамсах".

  • Дверка

    Хотя этим фото уже несколько лет, лично я об этом изменении в конструкции КамАЗ-63969 узнал совсем недавно. Как я понимаю, впервые они засветились в…

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