NATO Ministry of Information video thread

Hehe, I thought the same thing.

-The first “Combat” use of the aircraft was at an Air Force “Exercise”? That’s one realistic exercise!

-The 35 takes off at 250-300kts? Love to see the ground roll on that.

-The Direct Lift Control System is used to maintain a constant taxi speed?

Some interesting factoids there! :laughing:

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Yeah, I saw those two but didn’t wanna dog on the video that much since the shots were cool and new to me. :slightly_smiling_face: Maybe an AI auto narration? :man_facepalming:

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Could be. Some beautiful footage though. Bet that 35 is a hoot to fly.

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The USAF does unfortunately have a history of that…

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Reminds me of a low-effort text to speech short about the F-22 where the text “the F-22 may” was rendered by the TTS engine as “the eff twenty second of may” :joy:

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I hate to be this guy but that is the Indonesian flag :slight_smile: Polish flag is as if you were looking at a field of roses with a cloudy sky above the horizon. Thus, white above red. Still a really cool jet, though! We’re really seeing some convergent evolution of fighters as we proceed through the generations.

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Good catch mate, thanks!

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Heard this was part of the celebration of 40 years F-16 in the Royal Danish Air Force.

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:norway: = Norwegian Flag
:denmark: = Danish Flag

Just needed to get that off my chest! :wink:
Cool passes! Wish I had been there.

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Agree about the flags! Not my video

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Interesting:

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Also poingant:

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:slight_smile:

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Not NATO in the Pacific but some neat views of Japanese F-16, F-15s and Indian Su-30s. Best watched in 4k.

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More Japanese F-16s, F-15s and nice footage of Indian Su-30s doing some high rate climbs. Got a question for MudSpike experts out there; I just noticed that when the Japanese F-16s and F-15s take off with afterburner, the flame from the engine is a yellow-orange combination while the flame coming out of the Su-30 engines is a bluish tint. Why is that?

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All I can think of is back to my early High School science lab and compare it to a Bunsen burner. The Su has proportionally more O2 in the AB stage than the US jets? It could be related to the fuel:air ratio, i.e. the Western jets are dumping more fuel into the AB?

So good question. Because exactly why that is, I would like to know as well.

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Man! Physics is a wonder!

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That is super cool!

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