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Old 02-13-2019, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by ed d View Post
Great movie , saw it in the theater . Have watched it since . That scene when the Tomcats are fighting the Zero's and the Tomcat cuts for the deck(?) and plugs in after burners - NO Computer Graphics there just good old 'MERICAN THRUST IN Panavision FUK YEA !!!!
The F-14 almost crashed in that scene, that’s why he hit the burners. It looks great on film, though!
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:35 PM
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The F-14 almost crashed in that scene, that’s why he hit the burners. It looks great on film, though!
Thanks for the factoid . I think F 14's were always almost crashing . Glad the engines didn't stall . A crime they didn't put F100's in them from the beginning - PW could have built them under license . Curse of the F 111 program . Israelis showed F100's in a Phantom makes a pretty mean aircraft also in a test aircraft - rumored to be able to (low mach)super cruise .
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:45 PM
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[color=left=#111111]On the date of the Philadelphia "Invisibility" [/color]Experiment[color=left=#111111], July 22, 1943, the [/color]USS[color=left=#111111] [/color]Eldridge[color=left=#111111] had yet to be commissioned. The [/color]USS[color=left=#111111] [/color]Eldridge[color=left=#111111] spent the day of the alleged teleportation [/color]experiments[color=left=#111111], October 28, 1943, safely within a New York harbor, waiting to escort a naval convoy to [/color][color=left=#111111]Casablanca[/color][color=left=#111111].[/color]

[color=left=#222222]Two separate sets of bizarre events make up the "Philadelphia Experiment." Both revolve around a Navy Destroyer escort, the USS Eldridge, with the events taking place on two separate days in the summer and fall of 1943.[/color]

[color=left=#222222]In the first experiment, an alleged method of electrical field manipulation allowed the USS Eldridge to be rendered invisible on July 22, 1943 in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. The second rumored experiment was the teleportation and small-scale time travel (with the ship sent a few seconds in the past) of the USS Eldridge from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard to Norfolk, Virginia, on October 28, 1943.[/color]

[color=left=#222222]Horrible tales of mangled seamen and sailors stuck within the metal of the USS Eldridge often accompany this experiment, with the USS Eldrige reappearing seconds later in the waters around Philadelphia. Recitation of the events surrounding the second Philadelphia Experiment often include a cargo and troop transport vessel, the SS Andrew Furuseth. The lore of the second experiment claims those on board the Andew Furuseth viewed the USS Eldridge and it's crew as they teleported into Norforlk momentarily before the ship returned to the waters of Philadelphia.[/color]
I'm thinking you got your movies mixed up, but wasn't there a movie about the Philadelphia Experiment too?

I watched The Final Countdown again recently with someone who had never seen it. Great flick.
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by ed d View Post
Thanks for the factoid . I think F 14's were always almost crashing . Glad the engines didn't stall . A crime they didn't put F100's in them from the beginning - PW could have built them under license . Curse of the F 111 program . Israelis showed F100's in a Phantom makes a pretty mean aircraft also in a test aircraft - rumored to be able to (low mach)super cruise .
what do you mean by Build F100s under license? I think the last F14s had the GE engine variant vs legacy TF30s by PW. F100 was all PW for the F15/F16.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by STEELA View Post
I realize it’s pretty old. Watching it on prime.
Good Navy action and some good actors.
Plus the trials of being in a position to change the future, or not, are very interesting.
Just thought I’d post since there’s so much trash on TV.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J8FtxE5EQgA

I was recently surfing netflix or prime for something to watch and knew I wanted to rewatch The Final Countdown the second I saw it. I thought it was BETTER this time around then the last time I saw it and I liked it then. Special effects are great, I might be wrong but I THINK the movie might have been a made for TV movie, which makes it even more impressive.

Great movie.

PS: I recently rewatched “Deliverance” if you haven’t seen that one in a while, absolutely worth a rerun, awesome....





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Old 02-13-2019, 07:03 PM
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I was 9 when that movie came out, I've loved it ever since tho its been YEARS since I've seen it.

That old guy playing the senator who said he was on the military whatever committee and demanded to know what kind of aircraft those were (F-14) and was PISSED because he didn't know anything about them. Then he said he was personal friends with Admiral Nimitz and WTH was his name doing on that carrier? That crap was LEGIT to me as a child!

My maternal grandfather will be 97 next week, he was in the Army Air Corp during the war. He said of that movie, "Damn right I'd have stopped those bastards if given a chance!"
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by lobsdiver1 View Post

what do you mean by Build F100s under license? I think the last F14s had the GE engine variant vs legacy TF30s by PW. F100 was all PW for the F15/F16.
Oops , Your right sir . I thought the F100 was a GE engine not PW and politics were involved . ( really dumb considering how much I've read of these 2 aircraft throughout the years ) Now it seems even dumber not using the F100 being both come from the same company .
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