Jump to content

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, peter said:

I don't know a lot about Air Force, but in the Army, nicknames can be the worst.  There's a guy in my unit who got the nickname "Pubes" and he's been stuck with it for almost ten years.  Look into the Weapons Banter thread for the backstory.

Don’t know about the Air Force either, but in the Navy it’s usually something your embarrassed about...a reminder of something stupid you did. Like most nicknames. ;)

Not “Phoenix” or “Avenger” ect. :rolleyes:

Chris

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Shadow said:

Pretty sure the Kitty is CG. It would take alot of effort to get an F-14 airworthy again from what I can tell.

Here is CW Lemoine's take.

It really warms my cold dead heart to see that super professional important bestest of the best most serious real business people are just as much dumb nerds overanalyzing everything as the rest of us plebs.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/19/2019 at 1:16 PM, Dobber said:

Don’t know about the Air Force either, but in the Navy it’s usually something your embarrassed about...a reminder of something stupid you did. Like most nicknames. ;)

Not “Phoenix” or “Avenger” ect. :rolleyes:

Chris

Movie call-signs: "Maverick", "Phoenix", "Paladin", etc.

Real-life call signs: "Mooch", "Sparkles", "Vermin", etc.

On that note, I found this site:

http://www.f-16.net/callsigns.html

Edited by pengbuzz
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, pengbuzz said:

Movie call-signs: "Maverick", "Phoenix", "Paladin", etc.

Real-life call signs: "Mooch", "Sparkles", "Vermin", etc.

On that note, I found this site:

http://www.f-16.net/callsigns.html

Yup, The Big Bang Theory did it right when Howard became an Astronaut. He was trying to influence the other Astrnaughts to get a cool Nickname while on a video call. They overheard his mother yelling out about his Fruit-Loops getting soggy. He became Fruit-Loops Lol. Later shortened to Loops. Very accurate. Something MAY sound cool but it almost always has something completely embarrassing in it’s origin that those in the know understand. 
 

Chris

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/17/2019 at 3:38 PM, David Hingtgen said:

I would imagine the original (JT3-powered) KC-135 has similar environmental systems as the 707----which, along with the DC-8 etc, predated "all other commercial airliners"  and had engines not designed "to provide air etc for a bunch of humans".   The early 707/DC-8 engines are very much "fighter jet engines without afterburners".  They did not use bleed air and a/c packs "like every airliner after, to this day" to provide for "the fleshlings being hauled along".  They had turbocompressers (nose-mounted for the DC-8, pylon-mounted for the 707) which quite "independently, and not all that well compared to 1960's and later stuff" provided air etc.  

If you flew in a re-engined KC-135, that should have a similar system as the re-engined DC-8, and if it STILL sucked, I don't know why...

We have the CFM56 high bypass engines on all of our Tankers at Fairchild; bleed air's not the issue so far as the environmental issue.  Due to all the fuel tanks directly below the floor panels, there's no floor heat; it all pipes in from the ceiling, so during a flight, your feet , and anything else you lay on the floor, freezes, but your upper body roasts from the heat pouring down on you. As soon as we're wheels up on a long trip, everybody scrambles to the highest ground they can find to sleep, be it on top of the baggage palette (that was my usual spot), on top of equipment crates chained down center isle, etc. I've made the trip across the pond on jump seats, and by the time you arrive , you're pretty cold.

The old P&W J57s (water burners) you make reference to have long been retired- the turbofans are by far better in all respects. Other than the heat issue, the KC-135 is a nice ride.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...
  • 1 month later...
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 3 months later...

I surprised that the maverick transformer is not HORRIBLE. The alt mode isn’t all that bad, though they are probably taking pictures from angles that hide a lot of kibble. If the kibble is too bad, a little bit of paint will go a long way to make the alt mode “slightly” more accurate, namely the canopy. 
 

Chris

Edited by Dobber
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Dobber said:

I surprised that the maverick transformer is not HORRIBLE. The alt mode isn’t all that bad, though they are probably taking pictures from angles that hide a lot of kibble. If the kibble is too bad, a little bit of paint will go a long way to make the alt mode “slightly” more accurate, namely the canopy. 
 

Chris

It's $50. Yikes! Is that normal pricing??

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/14/2020 at 10:13 PM, BlueMax said:

Hm... there was a Go-bot that looked almost like this

 

edit: found it

machine-robo-gobot--loose----sky-jack-p-

Would that make him, LEADER 2?  

On 7/15/2020 at 3:54 AM, Dobber said:

I surprised that the maverick transformer is not HORRIBLE. The alt mode isn’t all that bad, though they are probably taking pictures from angles that hide a lot of kibble. If the kibble is too bad, a little bit of paint will go a long way to make the alt mode “slightly” more accurate, namely the canopy. 
 

Chris

I was going to preorder this but then noticed they weren't showing any underside shots,  in all likelihood to hide the kibble until after you've paid for it.  I'll let other people get on this first and see.

11 minutes ago, AN/ALQ128 said:

Some more toy pics floating around.

topgunmav carrier.jpg

Cool...

Link to post
Share on other sites

There's another with a good look at the toy of the fictional scifi jet that they teased in the trailer, its a tailless delta wing sorta like what potential NGAD designs look like.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sorry, but while the design of the Top Gun/ Transformers x-over figure looks okay, the paint job looks like Maverick did a barrel roll through dog crap. O.o

I mean, I know it's supposed to be a dog fighter but really...this is taking it a bit far...

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, pengbuzz said:

I'm sorry, but while the design of the Top Gun/ Transformers x-over figure looks okay, the paint job looks like Maverick did a barrel roll through dog crap. O.o

I mean, I know it's supposed to be a dog fighter but really...this is taking it a bit far...

Certainly doesn't look like a $50 toy to me...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Those Mattel toys give off spoiler-y vibe.

Unless these have already been shown clearly (not in a blur during the previews) it might be worth adding a spoiler tag for those that might care.

-b.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...
On 9/9/2020 at 1:17 PM, sh9000 said:

Calibre Wings will be releasing Maverick’s and Iceman’s F-14s.

ALL I WANT IS HOLLYWOOD&WOLFMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

apparently it's just too much to ask of the universe...:rolleyes:

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/21/2020 at 1:55 AM, AN/ALQ128 said:

Some more toy pics floating around.

topgunmav carrier.jpg

Holy $hit, $210 USD for that. 

It better be a decent size, at least the length of a 1/350 scale carrier.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Not a bad piece of nostalgia, but the markings in the movie really weren't anything that flashy or impressive to me.  Colors seem a bit too darkened, but maybe it's just the lighting.  Nice that they included the camera pod though. ^_^ 

Really though, CW needs to ditch their stupid packing with the gear mounted.  Every time I've gotten one of those releases, it's resulted in the gear being broken in shipping.  Their earlier releases with everything packaged separately just work so much better.

Edited by Chronocidal
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...