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Reply #735 on: December 16, 2019, 02:08:12 PM



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Reply #736 on: December 16, 2019, 07:22:50 PM

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Reply #737 on: December 16, 2019, 07:23:37 PM

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Reply #738 on: December 16, 2019, 08:18:46 PM
Nice find.

There was a book out about the US's MiG aggressor Aircraft a while ago:

Red Eagles: America's Secret MiGs

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Reply #739 on: December 16, 2019, 08:50:57 PM

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Reply #740 on: December 16, 2019, 11:18:36 PM
Jolly Good Show Cousins! Clearly superior to just flinging them into the air the way the Yanks do it. Or, TRY to do it. One question though, where do you Chaps store your umbrellas when flying? I mean there's hardly any room in the cockpit for a Swagger Stick much less anything else.  :hug:

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Reply #741 on: December 17, 2019, 06:28:13 AM
...photoshopped, as usual. They're not fooling anybody.................

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Reply #742 on: December 18, 2019, 10:31:12 AM

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Reply #743 on: December 18, 2019, 12:41:02 PM
^And if that's what the public gets to see, imagine how much better the resolution is on the classified stuff!  :bigthumb:

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Reply #744 on: December 18, 2019, 12:59:15 PM
I am only going to....whisper....from....now...on.  :worried:

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Reply #745 on: December 18, 2019, 05:52:27 PM
https://twitter.com/Aviation_Intel/status/1207317620866727937

Not to be a party pooper, but the visible image isn't anything special.  The specs on the N-G site for the latest Lightening pod show a "1K CCD" camera.  If I'm reading that right, it's likely a thousand pixels by a thousand pixels, which is 1 mega pixel and is what you could get in a digital camera in 2002.  5-10 years ago we used Sony block cameras with much higher resolution, and they only cost a few thousand dollars.  I presume they chose that format for the visible to match the IR, which they also say is 1K.  That would probably be a 1024 by 1024 focal plane array, which is sort of SOA for an operational system, and matching the visible camera with the IR camera is a reasonable decision.  When I left the lab 4 years ago, I was integrating a 2K by 2K focal plane array into my system, but I was getting the first FPA with this format.

I'm also a little suspicious of the image in the lower left.  I don't think it's an IR image for a couple of reasons, most notably the distinct shadow from the vehicle.  I think it's just a gray-scale version of the visible camera.  In their defense, they don't label that image as IR, but I bet most people viewing it think that it is IR.

Having said all of that -- I did get to see video from a Lightening pod about 15 years ago.  Not sure what generation it was, but it was pretty impressive.  When I was developing IR sensors for the Army, I was a bit jealous of the Air Force.  Often my biggest challenge was meeting the affordability goal, which an F-16 would probably burn in an hour of flight time.

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Reply #746 on: December 18, 2019, 06:31:10 PM
^See! Imagine what the classified stuff is like!  ;D

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Reply #747 on: December 19, 2019, 08:31:25 AM

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Reply #748 on: December 19, 2019, 08:34:54 AM
I think you will find that the aircraft is a CL-415 water bomber, not a Catalina.

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Reply #749 on: December 19, 2019, 08:59:46 AM
I'm sure that you're correct.  Saw the parasol wing and thought Catalina.

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