C-130 YMC-130H Lockheed Hercules flight test accident crash
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Top secret Iran hostage rescue mission aircraft
YMC-130H were three modified Lockheed Hercules Aircraft for Top Secret
"Operation Credible Sport", for second Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt.
One of the measures considered for a second hostage rescue attempt in Iran
was a project to develop a "Super STOL" aircraft, to be flown by Combat
Talon crews, that would use a soccer stadium near the US Embassy as an
improvised landing field. Called Credible Sport, the project acquired three
C-130H transports from an airlift unit in late August 1980, one as a test
bed and two for the mission, and modified them on an accelerated basis.
Designated as the XFC-130H, the aircraft were modified by the installation
of 30 rockets in five sets: eight firing forward to stop the aircraft,
eight downward to brake its descent rate, eight rearward for takeoff
assist, four mounted on the wings to stabilize them during takeoff
transition, and two at the rear of the tail to prevent it from striking the
ground because of over-rotation. Other STOL features included a dorsal and
two ventral fins on the rear fuselage, double-slotted flaps and extended
ailerons, a new radome, a tailhook for landing aboard an aircraft carrier,
and Combat Talon avionics, including a TF/TA radar, a defensive
countermeasures suite, and a Doppler radar/GPS tie-in to the aircraft's
inertial navigation system.
Of the three aircraft, only one received full modification. The program
abruptly ended when it crashed during testing on October 29, 1980, and
international events soon after rendered another rescue attempt moot.
St. Maarten KLM Boeing 747 landing (1080p)
Maho beach St. Maarten. KLM Boeing 747. U must see this crystal clear video
and maybe go there on vacation :-)
It´s an gorgeous island! Nice people and a beautiful sea!
The camera is a Panasonic SD-HDC 707, 1080p Full HD with 50 fps
RARE VIDEO Russian Air Force Su-24 on bombing mission.
Russian air force bomber aircraft The Sukhoi Su-24 (NATO reporting name:
Fencer) is a supersonic, all-weather attack aircraft developed in the
Soviet Union. This variable-sweep wing, twin-engined side-by-side
two-seater carried the USSR's first integrated digital navigation/attack
system. It remains in service with former Soviet air forces and various
air forces to which it was exported.
The Su-24 has a shoulder-mounted variable geometry wing outboard of a
relatively small fixed wing glove, swept at 69°. The wing has four sweep
settings: 16° for take-off and landing, 35° and 45° for cruise at
different altitudes, and 69° for minimum aspect ratio and wing area in
low-level dashes. The variable geometry wing provides excellent STOL
performance, allowing a landing speed of 230 km/h (143 mph), even lower
than the Sukhoi Su-17 despite substantially greater take-off weight. Its
high wing loading provides a stable low-level ride and minimal gust
The Su-24 has two Saturn/Lyulka AL-21F-3A afterburning turbojet engines with 109.8 kN (24,700 lbf) thrust
each, fed with air from two rectangular side mounted intakes with splitter
In early Su-24 ("Fencer A" according to NATO) aircraft these intakes had
variable ramps, allowing a maximum speed of 2,320 km/h (1,440 mph), Mach
2.18, at altitude and a ceiling of some 17,500 m (57,400 ft). Because the
Su-24 is used almost exclusively for low-level missions, the actuators for
the variable intakes were deleted to reduce weight and maintenance. This
has no effect on low-level performance, but absolute maximum speed and
altitude are cut to Mach 1.35 and 11,000 m (36,100 ft). The earliest
Su-24 had a box-like rear fuselage, which was shortly changed in production
to a rear Exhaust shroud more closely
shaped around the engines in order to reduce drag. The revised aircraft
also gained three side-by-side antenna fairings in the nose, a repositioned
braking chute, and a new ram-air inlet at the base of the tail fin. The
revised aircraft were dubbed "Fencer-B" by NATO, but did not merit a new
The Su-24's fixed armament is a single fast-firing GSh-6-23 cannon with 500
rounds of ammunition, mounted in the fuselage underside. The gun is covered
with an eyelid shutter when not in use. The warload includes various
nuclear weapons. Two or four R-60 (NATO AA-8 'Aphid') infrared missiles are
usually carried for self-defense by the Su-24M/24MK.
Initial Su-24s had basic electronic countermeasures (ECM) equipment, with
many Su-24s limited to the old Sirena radar-warning receiver with no
integral jamming system. Later-production Su-24s had more comprehensive
radar warning, missile-launch warning, and active ECM equipment, with
triangular antennas on the sides of the intakes and the tip of the vertical
fin. This earned the NATO designation "Fencer-C", although again it did not
have a separate Soviet designation. Some "Fencer-C" and later Su-24M
("Fencer-D" by NATO) have large wing fence/pylons on the wing glove portion
with integral chaff/flare dispensers; others have such launchers scabbed
onto either side of the tail fin.
Syrian civil war
During the escalation of the Syrian Civil War, starting in November 2012,
around four months after the first air raids from different fixed wing
aircraft started, and after 18 months since the beginning, the first Su-24
medium bombers were filmed dropping their heavy payload on the rebels.
The first and to date only Su-24 loss, an upgraded MK2 version, was downed
by an Igla sufrace-to-air missile fired by the insurgency already on 28
November near the town Darat Izza in the Aleppo Governorate. One of the
pilots, Col. Ziad Daud Ali, was injured and was filmed being taken to a
rebel field hospital.
Furthermore, Syrian Fencers have reportedly been involved in
near-encounters with NATO warplanes. The first of such incidents occurred
in early September 2013, when Syrian Fencers of the 819th Squadron
(launched from Tiyas airbase) flew low over the Mediterranean and
approached the 14-mile air exclusion zone surrounding the British airbase
in Akrotiri, Cyprus. The jets turned back before reaching the area due to
two RAF Eurofighter Typhoons being scrambled to intercept them. Turkey also
sent two F-16s. The Fencers were possibly testing the air defenses of the
base (and their reaction time) in preparation for a possible military
strike by the U.S, the United Kingdom and France in the aftermath of the
chemical weapons attack in Ghouta, Damascus allegedly committed by the
Surviving Su-24M models have gone through a life-extension and updating
program, with GLONASS, upgraded cockpit with multi-function displays
(MFDs), HUD, digital moving-map generator, Shchel helmet-mounted sights,
and provision for the latest guided weapons, including R-73 (AA-11
'Archer') air-to-air missiles.