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Old November 30th 03, 05:53 PM
Christopher
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I watched a dvd of the Clint Eastwood movie yesterday-I've seen it
before-bit of a slow movie but the Mig flying effects were cool.

Anyway, over the northen ocean above Russia when Clint was bearing
down on the Russian missile crusier he got it up to Mach 2.8 to Mach 3
about 50 feet above the water. The effect was a twin water plume that
followed the jet exhausts.

Would you get the same effect in the real world if a fighter plane
went that fast that low over water?


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Old November 30th 03, 09:17 PM
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Użytkownik "Christopher" napisał w wiadomości
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I watched a dvd of the Clint Eastwood movie yesterday-I've seen it
before-bit of a slow movie but the Mig flying effects were cool.

Anyway, over the northen ocean above Russia when Clint was bearing
down on the Russian missile crusier he got it up to Mach 2.8 to Mach 3
about 50 feet above the water. The effect was a twin water plume that
followed the jet exhausts.

Would you get the same effect in the real world if a fighter plane
went that fast that low over water?


Yes, this effect exists in the real world. Some time ago I searched the Net
looking for some spectacular pictures. I found picture of low flying F-14
ripping two craters out of sea. Unfortunately I don't have URL handy. It
could be Peter Steehouver's page (www.steehouver.com) but I am not sure.

According to Google, Firefox' question was discussed three times in this
year alone:
- March (Dumbest thing in aviation movies) - 177 posts (not only about
Firefox)
- June ([Aus TV] Firefox) - 13 posts
- June (Firefox question) - 38 posts



Christopher


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JasiekS
Warsaw, Poland

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Old November 30th 03, 11:41 PM
Scott Ferrin
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On Sun, 30 Nov 2003 22:17:21 +0100, "JasiekS"
wrote:


Użytkownik "Christopher" napisał w wiadomości
...
I watched a dvd of the Clint Eastwood movie yesterday-I've seen it
before-bit of a slow movie but the Mig flying effects were cool.

Anyway, over the northen ocean above Russia when Clint was bearing
down on the Russian missile crusier he got it up to Mach 2.8 to Mach 3
about 50 feet above the water. The effect was a twin water plume that
followed the jet exhausts.

Would you get the same effect in the real world if a fighter plane
went that fast that low over water?


Yes, this effect exists in the real world. Some time ago I searched the Net
looking for some spectacular pictures. I found picture of low flying F-14
ripping two craters out of sea.



That's a PAINTING. It could have just as easily had walls of fire
coming out of the water.
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Old December 1st 03, 10:34 AM
Christopher
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On Sun, 30 Nov 2003 23:41:03 GMT, Scott Ferrin
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On Sun, 30 Nov 2003 22:17:21 +0100, "JasiekS"
wrote:


Użytkownik "Christopher" napisał w wiadomości
...
I watched a dvd of the Clint Eastwood movie yesterday-I've seen it
before-bit of a slow movie but the Mig flying effects were cool.

Anyway, over the northen ocean above Russia when Clint was bearing
down on the Russian missile crusier he got it up to Mach 2.8 to Mach 3
about 50 feet above the water. The effect was a twin water plume that
followed the jet exhausts.

Would you get the same effect in the real world if a fighter plane
went that fast that low over water?


Yes, this effect exists in the real world. Some time ago I searched the Net
looking for some spectacular pictures. I found picture of low flying F-14
ripping two craters out of sea.



That's a PAINTING. It could have just as easily had walls of fire
coming out of the water.


Thats a pity. So if it was a painting of the effect, and not real,
what effect WOULD a plane doing Mach 3 or higher, 50 feet above water
have?



Christopher
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the wind - not with it."
Winston Churchill
 




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