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Old 07-06-2019, 02:01 PM   #901
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:56 AM   #902
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See This Old Plane? (F-104 Starfighter)

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It Killed 4 F-15s In Simulated Battles in the Sky

TL;DR? Technology does not necessarily triumph over age/experience/tactics every time.

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Old 07-08-2019, 12:29 PM   #903
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:30 PM   #904
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When I were a lad, I attended an airshow at RAF Upper Heyford which, despite the name, was a USAF station.

Aircraft from several NATO nations were displayed in the air and on the ground.

An F-104 (Italian Air Force?) was in the static display with large pieces of paper (for the sake of conspicuity) attached to the leading edge of the wings.

They were so sharp that you almost ran the risk of decapitation should you be unfortunate enough to come into contact with them.

I remember an extremely worried looking USAF member spending all his time keeping people a safe distance from danger.

These days you'd be kept 50 yards away behind a barrier.
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:34 PM   #905
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As I just mis-posted in the badger thread, I wonder if precautions around the thin leading edge of F104's were more to protect damage TO rather than FROM.
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:32 AM   #906
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I wonder if precautions around the thin leading edge of F104's were more to protect damage TO rather than FROM.
In this instance the danger was from the leading edge rather than the other way on.

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With the wings mounted mid-fuselage, they would be at about head level and ground crews would frequently bump their heads on the wings, especially with their thin profile.
Although the edge was not as sharp as a knife, or even dull scissors, the injuries prompted the Air Force to install leading edge guards on the wings, while the plane was on the ground.
That would prevent injuries…
Presumably, as a visiting aircraft, leading edge guards weren't available so they had to improvise with paper and tape!

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Note the leading edge protector on the left of the picture.
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Old 07-13-2019, 12:33 AM   #907
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