jje1960 said:Yea, somber is the word. I remember going over to Ford Island, was stationed at Kaneohe... can't believe it was like 26 yrs ago already... definitely a quite moment on the memorial.
The boat was in drydock that pointed directly at the memorial it was right in front of me as i climbed the ladder every time I left.jje1960 said:Yea, somber is the word. I remember going over to Ford Island, was stationed at Kaneohe... can't believe it was like 26 yrs ago already... definitely a quite moment on the memorial.
I believe that was the same engines they used on the B-52's except it had eight of them. I was raised under the flight path to McCoy AFB....they would rattle the windows on take-off.mypursuit said:If were talking about the F-4 Phantom, built by McDonnel Douglas, it had engines made by GE. The GE J-79 was a single spool, variable pitch compressor with afterburner. I think it had 17 stage compressor and 3 stage turbine. May be wrong on my numbers after 35 years and lots of beer. In full afterburner it consumed something like 36000 pounds of fuel per hour. That was per engine. Amazing engine.
The whistling J-57. We lived right under the flight path at Whidbey Is. for a while (Victory housing). At about 200-300 ft. on approach, the A-3 sure made itself presence known.mypursuit said:I think B-52's had the j-57. May be wrong, but. The J-57 also used on F-8 with afterburner and the A-3 Skywarrior and probably others. I believe the Boeing 707 used a non afterburning J-79 as well.
Just Lou said:I'll wager that there is not ONE poster on this thread who can't remember their Service Number. (479-55-19)