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F-16 MATV Rare Footage

Sundog

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FYI, a post stall loop is not a hammerhead. A hammerhead is when you pull into the vertical and let it drop to almost zero airspeed, then kick the rudder hard over to rotate the nose 180 degrees. A cool video none the less.
 

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Oh thanx Sundog. Post corrected accordingly.

PS:

I was searching for this clip for nearly 10 years :eek: ;D

Put up requests at youtube and many fora including this one

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2119.msg18193.html#msg18193
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2119.msg18222.html#msg18222

Ended up e-mailing Lockheed-Martin too but not no avail! Finally managed to track it down.

Other rare footage even harder to find are of the F-15 S/TMD, ACTIVE. About 10 years ago I can remember Discovery wing aired some great footage. Can remember the F-15 ACTIVE nozzles 3D movement inflight....looked little like ones eye ball movement.....
 

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Sundog said:
FYI, a post stall loop is not a hammerhead. A hammerhead is when you pull into the vertical and let it drop to almost zero airspeed, then kick the rudder hard over to rotate the nose 180 degrees. A cool video none the less.

So, is the 'hammerhead' like what the Raptor does? The Raptor Backflip?
 

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A hammer head is a lateral turn. Imagine an axis perpendicular to the plane of the wing. The aircraft pulls up into a vertical stall and then at the last moment rotates 180 degrees about that axis.
 

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KJ_Lesnick said:
How did they make the nozzles flex like that (the outer part)

They're not flexing. All the individual parts are moving in a coordinated manner so they just appear to be flexing.
 

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this may give some idea http://www.google.com/patents?id=AwEmAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4&dq=Axisymmetric+Vectoring+Exhaust+Nozzle#PPA5,M1
 

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