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F-16 flies into its own bullets

The Netherlands’ Defense Safety Inspection Agency (Inspectie Veiligheid Defensie) is investigating an incident during a January military exercise in which a Dutch Air Force F-16 was damaged by live fire from a 20-millimeter cannon—its own 20-millimeter cannon. At least one round fired from the aircraft’s M61A1 Vulcan Gatling gun struck the aircraft as it fired at targets on the Dutch military’s Vliehors range on the island of Vlieland, according to a report from the Netherlands’ NOS news service.

Two F-16s were conducting firing exercises on January 21. It appears that the damaged aircraft actually caught up with the 20mm rounds it fired as it pulled out of its firing run. At least one of them struck the side of the F-16’s fuselage, and parts of a round were ingested by the aircraft’s engine. The F-16’s pilot managed to land the aircraft safely at Leeuwarden Air Base.

As Popular Mechanics’ Kyle Mizokami reported in 2017, this is not the first time this sort of thing has happened. During flight testing in 1956, a Grumman F-11 Tiger flying from Grumman’s test facility in Riverhead, New York fired a burst from four 20mm cannons toward the Atlantic Ocean. The pilot then entered a steeper dive, kicked in the jet’s afterburners, and went supersonic—when suddenly the windshield blew in and the engine failed. The pilot had caught up with the shells and in the process shot himself down.


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LEARNING TO FLY! - My First Tailwheel Lesson in a 1940 J3 Cub!
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Published on Apr 12, 2019
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Snatch a Sabre! The 1951 Soviet Operation to Steal America's Latest Fighter
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Published on Apr 12, 2019
In 1951, the American F-86 Sabre went head-to-head with the Soviet MiG-15 in the skies above North Korea. Both sides wanted to capture examples of each others aircraft. The Soviets hatched a secret plan to steal an F-86 in a daring battlefield operation.

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Sources: How the Soviets Stole An American F-86 Sabre Jet in 1951 (War History Online); How the Russians Captured an American Jet in the Korean War (We Are The Mighty)
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Race for the Rocks - Apollo 11 vs Luna 15 on the Moon
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Published on Apr 13, 2019
One of the hottest contests in the Space Race between the US and the Soviet Union was the race to bring back rocks from the Moon. Incredibly, when Apollo 11 landed on the Moon, a Soviet spacecraft was also there and racing beat the Americans back to the Earth with lunar rocks. Whoever won would change scientific history forever.
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Messerschmitt Bf 109 , Why an INVERTED V-12? inverted V12s vs. upright
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Published on Apr 11, 2019
Why did the Germans use inverted V12s so frequently? If there were advantages to that design, why did Allison, Rolls Royce and Packard all go with upright V12s for their various engines in WW2? That's the topic for discussion in this video.

We get a bit off the topic here going into PT boat and tank engines. This isn't a tank video, but some explanation of the reasons the US didn't initially go with heavy tanks, and thus didn't need the Allison V-1710 in a tank needed to be explained. Anyway, I hope you guys like the video.

I know my comment about the US Army intentionally slowing down to allow the Soviets to reach Berlin first per the Yalta agreement is going to come up in the comments, so here is a source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_to...

Updates, a lot of planes had guns mounted on the cowling way before the Germans started using inverted V-12's. In fact the VAST majority of fighters from 1915-1940 were set up that way, regardless of engine type. The 109 wasn't originally designed with gun firing through the prop hub, that was added to the design and was initially a machine gun. Hispano Suiza, and various Soviet engines were set up to fire through the prop hub as well, so I don't see that as being a reason to use an inverted V-type engine.

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Why an INVERTED V-12? PART 2
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The comment section of my previous video on this subject brought up some interesting questions. I decided to make this video to address them.

There seems to be a lot of discussion around machine gun placement, fuel injection vs. carbs, the cannon firing through the propeller spinner, and prop clearance, so I'll address all of these things.

I strongly suggest watching the other video first, so here it is:

https://youtu.be/H1YLwRQLB_I
 

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German Last Ditch Glider Fighter
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Published on Mar 23, 2019
Find out how the Germans, desperate to stave off defeat, even pressed gliders into service as armed fighters! The unbelievable but sadly true story of the Blohm und Voss BV 40.

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Mustang vs. Komet - Germany 1944
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Published on Apr 15, 2019
The Messerschmitt Me. 163B was the only rocket powered intercepter in history. Find out how piston-engined US P-51 Mustangs managed to down two of these super fast aircraft in dogfights high above Germany in late 1944.

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Belgian Air Force Days 2019 at Beauvechain Belgium aircraft helicopter fighters
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Published on Apr 17, 2019
On April 10, 2019, the Beauvechain Air Base – home base of the 1st Belgian Air Force Wing – organized its annual public event which, like most of the air forces do in the world, aimed at attracting youngsters toward a military pilot career. The Belgian Special Forces also took part for the same reason.

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