Rockets Red Glare

Profile picture for user MSphere

Member for

9 years 10 months

Posts: 8,850

Indian Jag firing overwing MATRA (R-550 Magic II)

http://indianairforce.nic.in/writereaddata/Uploaded_photos/20060925142924p31.JPG

Profile picture for user MSphere

Member for

9 years 10 months

Posts: 8,850

Charlie Bug firing Hydra rockets
http://media.defenceindustrydaily.com/images/AIR_F-18C_Firing_Hydra_Rockets_lg.jpg

Profile picture for user Duggy

Member for

7 years 10 months

Posts: 1,141

F4D-1 Skyray firing rockets(not sure what type)
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii120/Duggy009/Duggy009-2/Douglas%20F4D%20Skyray/F4D-1SkyrayF-6A134756-vfaw-3.jpg
What a sexy looking aircraft.
:cool:

Member for

8 years 1 month

Posts: 5,861

Ed Heinemann was the Rodin of Naval Aero Engineering.

But just to be pedantic, I do prefer the X-F5D

[ATTACH=CONFIG]236467[/ATTACH]

And speaking about Douglas and Rocket Red Glare:

[ATTACH=CONFIG]236468[/ATTACH]

Attachments
Profile picture for user Cherry Ripe

Member for

10 years 5 months

Posts: 555

AH-1G launching AGM-114 during development

[ATTACH=CONFIG]236470[/ATTACH]

Somewhere out there is a photo of another 1G launching Copperhead, but I haven't found it yet...

Attachments
Profile picture for user MSphere

Member for

9 years 10 months

Posts: 8,850

Iranian F-4E Phantom II firing what I believe is an ASSR-67 Sattar-1 missile

[ATTACH=CONFIG]236471[/ATTACH]

Attachments
Profile picture for user Duggy

Member for

7 years 10 months

Posts: 1,141

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii120/Duggy009/AandA/F-14D%20Tomcat%20assigned%20to%20Naval%20Air%20Test%20Center%20NATC%20Patuxent%20River%20Maryland%20fires%20an%20AIM-7%20Sparrow%20missile%20at%20Pacific%20Missile%20Test%20Center%20PMTC%20China%20Lake%20California..jpg
An F-14D Tomcat assigned to Naval Air Test Center (NATC) Patuxent River, Maryland, fires an AIM-7 Sparrow missile at Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC) China Lake, California.

Profile picture for user Cherry Ripe

Member for

10 years 5 months

Posts: 555

Sadly bereft of flame and smoke but I thought it historically interesting. An SB2C lets-loose a BAT during testing.

[ATTACH=CONFIG]236474[/ATTACH]

Other interesting info about BAT here:

http://bathead.com/asmbat.html

including one under the wing of an A-6 :)

Attachments
Profile picture for user Cherry Ripe

Member for

10 years 5 months

Posts: 555

A terrible photo, probably a still from cine film. But the only image I've ever seen of GAM-87 Skybolt being launched

[ATTACH=CONFIG]236486[/ATTACH]

... inevitably, the very afternoon I post that I stumble upon:

[ATTACH=CONFIG]236493[/ATTACH]

https://youtu.be/jSaVsJnetW4?t=176

Attachments
Profile picture for user mrmalaya

Member for

10 years

Posts: 4,619

Great find! I was looking for that too!

Profile picture for user Cherry Ripe

Member for

10 years 5 months

Posts: 555

Have some two-inchers courtesy of the Royal Navy.

[ATTACH=CONFIG]236503[/ATTACH]

Attachments
Profile picture for user Cherry Ripe

Member for

10 years 5 months

Posts: 555

Nice one! That scheme really suited the Hunter.

The FRADU Hunters were unique in being the only Royal Navy aircraft that used the SNEB rockets, as they were land-based.

Even an old Tracker could pack a punch. CRV-7 salvo.

[ATTACH=CONFIG]236538[/ATTACH]

Attachments
Profile picture for user Cherry Ripe

Member for

10 years 5 months

Posts: 555

Nothing to beat a Genie:

And the results...

[ATTACH=CONFIG]236539[/ATTACH]

Attachments

Member for

8 years 1 month

Posts: 5,861

And the results...

[ATTACH=CONFIG]236539[/ATTACH]

Thks. Interesting.

The John shot on July 19, 1957 was the only test of the Air Force's AIR-2 Genie missile with a nuclear warhead.[3] It was fired from an F-89 Scorpion fighter over Yucca Flats at the NNSS. On the ground, the Air Force carried out a public relations event by having five Air Force officers and a photographer stand under ground zero of the blast, which took place at between 18,500 and 20,000 feet altitude, with the idea of demonstrating the possibility of the use of the weapon over civilian populations without ill effects. In 2012 the photographer and the last survivor of the five met in a restaurant in Dallas to reminisce.[4] The photographer, Akira "George" Yo****ake, died in October, 2013,[5] and the last of the six, Donald A. Luttrell, died December, 2014.[6]

Source:
Wiki

Profile picture for user Cherry Ripe

Member for

10 years 5 months

Posts: 555

On the ground, the Air Force carried out a public relations event by having five Air Force officers and a photographer stand under ground zero of the blast,

Wow! And here's the cine-film of the test and those gentlemen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VZ7FQHTaR4

WUMP the shock-wave hits.

Interesting to see a B-57 as chase-plane, it could probably outfly the F-89...

[ATTACH=CONFIG]236555[/ATTACH]

Attachments
Profile picture for user Frank Fontaine

Member for

4 years 10 months

Posts: 34

Mig-25P launching a pair of R-40 (during state acceptance trials)

[ATTACH=CONFIG]236562[/ATTACH]
[ATTACH=CONFIG]236563[/ATTACH]
[ATTACH=CONFIG]236564[/ATTACH]
[ATTACH=CONFIG]236565[/ATTACH]
[ATTACH=CONFIG]236566[/ATTACH]
[ATTACH=CONFIG]236567[/ATTACH]
[ATTACH=CONFIG]236568[/ATTACH]
[ATTACH=CONFIG]236569[/ATTACH]
[ATTACH=CONFIG]236570[/ATTACH]
[ATTACH=CONFIG]236571[/ATTACH]

Profile picture for user Frank Fontaine

Member for

4 years 10 months

Posts: 34

Phoenix

[ATTACH=CONFIG]236572[/ATTACH]

Attachments