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F8 Crusader   A6E Crusader   F14 Tomcat   A12 Blackbird Bell Cobra   Huey   Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 15   MGMig 17 MGMig 21   McDonnell Douglass F4 Phantom   British Aerospace Harrier  
M2 Browning Gun Turret
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Flying High with Justin
Flying High with Justin: Videos of air force and military fighter planes explained by Justin during the visit at The Intrepid Sea Museum.

On Board The Intrepid

Flying High with Justin-On Board The Intrepid-La CoffeeMelodie Suite
My parents took me to the Intrepid Sea Museum in New York City. Even though it was a windy day, I had a great time seeing the ship and all the airplanes and other stuff. I've always loved learning about military things- airplanes, guns, tanks and all sorts of other stuff- so it was a great day!

My mom took a lot of movies of me in which I talked about the aircraft we saw. Next to each aircraft was a small plaque that explained a little bit about it, but I added a lot more in these clips. Please watch them if you're interested, too; and, if you have a chance, be sure to go to the museum! Click The Intrepid Museum for information.

Hopefully, I'll have another chance to make more movies whenever I see more aircraft, so check back again!






F8 Crusader


This is the F8 Crusader, a fighter jet which was used by the Americans during the 60s towards the end of the twentieth century, it was a really advanced fighter plane that was armed with four guns and powerful engines It could... it was a really good light ground attacker and interceptor as well, but it was really hard to control, so I'm guessing that's why they retired it- due to the fact that it was hard to learn, hard to control- but overall it was a good fighter plane. It entered a competition against the F-4 Phantom, but it lost due to the fact that it kept its guns, thus proving that the missiles were the future of the aircraft.



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F8 Crusader   A6E Crusader   F14 Tomcat   A12 Blackbird Bell Cobra   Huey   Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 15   MGMig 17 MGMig 21   McDonnell Douglass F4 Phantom   British Aerospace Harrier  
M2 Browning Gun Turret
Flying High with Justin -Aircraft Series-La CoffeeMelodie Suite

A6E Crusader


This is an A6E Crusader, it's... I mean, darn... A6E Cruiser...(I already said that, well...) anyway, it is an A6 Intruder, that [wind noise nothing said] during the Vietnam War [wind noise] Cold War, anyway [wind noise] it was retired by the end of the twentieth century, and its electronic warfare was very [advanced] indeed. The EAG Jammer aircraft is still in use with the USAF, United States Air Force today- jamming radar signals.



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F8 Crusader   A6E Crusader   F14 Tomcat   A12 Blackbird Bell Cobra   Huey   Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 15   MGMig 17 MGMig 21   McDonnell Douglass F4 Phantom   British Aerospace Harrier  
M2 Browning Gun Turret
Flying High with Justin -Aircraft Series-La CoffeeMelodie Suite

F14 Tomcat


This is the F14 Tomcat. It was a fighter jet in the United States Air Force service. It was, again, used as a fighter jet. It was a superb fighter. It is in use with the Iranian Air Force, today. It retired...it retired in America by 2006, so Iran is the only country that uses these aircraft today.



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F8 Crusader   A6E Crusader   F14 Tomcat   A12 Blackbird Bell Cobra   Huey   Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 15   MGMig 17 MGMig 21   McDonnell Douglass F4 Phantom   British Aerospace Harrier  
M2 Browning Gun Turret
Flying High with Justin -Aircraft Series-La CoffeeMelodie Suite

A12 Blackbird


This is an A12 Blackbird. The Blackbirds were probably one of the most excellent aircraft designs that...in America's arsenal. The Blackbirds were mainly used for reconnaissance, considering the fact that there were super fast engines, which would probably travel from the state of California all the way to the east coast in one or two hours. The Blackbirds were so advanced, um, they had many designation numbers- there were many variants of this aircraft, because... Um, this is the A12: I really don't know about the A12, but as you know that it's part of the Blackbird series. There was another Blackbird called the SR71 Blackbird. Again, it was used for reconnaissance, and, well, the problem with that is that they had to use special engine fuel so that the gas wouldn't blow up in the atmosphere. And then...as you can see, the cockpit area- there's not really a lot of space- they had to use space suits to fly in there, because the storage area which... was mainly used for weapons. Um, the cost for their only twenty-one Blackbirds was probably $800,000 [each] or more, and the United States Air Force...well, pretty much the whole country... the government decided that it was just too much, so they were pulled out of service. And two SR71s were... two Blackbirds were in use by NASA until 1999.



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F8 Crusader   A6E Crusader   F14 Tomcat   A12 Blackbird Bell Cobra   Huey   Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 15   MGMig 17 MGMig 21   McDonnell Douglass F4 Phantom   British Aerospace Harrier  
M2 Browning Gun Turret
Flying High with Justin -Aircraft Series-La CoffeeMelodie Suite

Bell Cobra


This is a Bell Cobra- it was the main attack aircraft in the Vietnam War. Its design was really a Huey that was stripped, that was thinned-out of it, and then, and had guns put on the helicopter. So, it was used to protect the Huey, which were utility helicopters, and protect the troops by ground support for the Marines, and they, and the advanced versions of the Cobra still fly by ground support in service of the United States Marine Corps, today. Um, they've been making many variants of this particular helicopter for the Marine Corps use, and... such as theSuper Cobra, and there's this one other helicopter that they have, but I don't remember what name it is, but I heard that it's another advanced variant, and they're going to, and they plan to use it until 2015 and they really don't know what's going to happen to the Cobra, because maybe a single rotary wing helicopter isn't what the Marine Corps or the Army wants.



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F8 Crusader   A6E Crusader   F14 Tomcat   A12 Blackbird Bell Cobra   Huey   Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 15   MGMig 17 MGMig 21   McDonnell Douglass F4 Phantom   British Aerospace Harrier  
M2 Browning Gun Turret
Flying High with Justin -Aircraft Series-La CoffeeMelodie Suite

Huey


Um, this is the Huey helicopter, it was a utility helicopter during the Vietnam War. It could protect itself using M60 Vulcan mini-guns, but it was primarily for transporting troops and supplies to the battlefield. They could be easily shot down, so they had to be protected by the Cobras- which I just showed you earlier- which were thinned-down, which were thinned-down helicopters of the Huey and had guns on them, but the Hueys could protect themselves nonetheless. And they, it was nicknamed the "Yankee." They had this modernized version called the "Yankee," which is still in use today. Still they use the helicopter, I really don't know much about it, but I do know that it is the improved version of the Huey, but they still are in service today: probably for the Marine Corps or the Army, maybe even the Air Force or Navy. I really don't know, but I do know that it is in service today and is the much more modernized version of the Huey.



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F8 Crusader   A6E Crusader   F14 Tomcat   A12 Blackbird Bell Cobra   Huey   Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 15   MGMig 17 MGMig 21   McDonnell Douglass F4 Phantom   British Aerospace Harrier  
M2 Browning Gun Turret
Flying High with Justin -Aircraft Series-La CoffeeMelodie Suite

Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 15


This is the... over here is the Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 15. It was a fighter jet used in the Korean War. It's in limited service for North Korea today. It can also be used as a trainer aircraft. The Migs were really famous for their ability to fly and how fast and stable they were, and the Migs were designed by a Russian company called Mikoyan something Gurevich , but I really don't know what's in the middle, but .. This is the Mig 15. It was an amazing aircraft. A fast, controllable fighter jet. In its day, in the Korean War, and it's among the greatest aircraft, I'd say, of its time.



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F8 Crusader   A6E Crusader   F14 Tomcat   A12 Blackbird Bell Cobra   Huey   Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 15   MGMig 17 MGMig 21   McDonnell Douglass F4 Phantom   British Aerospace Harrier  
M2 Browning Gun Turret
Flying High with Justin -Aircraft Series-La CoffeeMelodie Suite

Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 17


This is the Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 17. It was a fighter jet used in the Vietnam War. It was probably one of the primary, probably made [up] the bulk of the Vietnamese air force during the war against the American Mc[Donnell] Douglas F4 Phantom2. It was...these were gun-armed so they could take down F4 Phantoms, and they could use horizontal attacks which made them very deadly against American aircraft.



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F8 Crusader   A6E Crusader   F14 Tomcat   A12 Blackbird Bell Cobra   Huey   Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 15   MGMig 17 MGMig 21   McDonnell Douglass F4 Phantom   British Aerospace Harrier  
M2 Browning Gun Turret
Flying High with Justin -Aircraft Series-La CoffeeMelodie Suite

Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 21


This is the Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 21. This is probably the fastest, most fast and mobile aircraft of the Vietnam War, again designed by Russians. The Vietnamese loved this aircraft, because it was the, probably the best of their arsenal of fighter aircraft. They loved the speed, the high supersonic power, of the high speeds of this one particular aircraft, and that probably won them many victories over the McDonell F4 Phantom 2s in the Vietnam War.



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F8 Crusader   A6E Crusader   F14 Tomcat   A12 Blackbird Bell Cobra   Huey   Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 15   MGMig 17 MGMig 21   McDonnell Douglass F4 Phantom   British Aerospace Harrier  
M2 Browning Gun Turret
Flying High with Justin -Aircraft Series-La CoffeeMelodie Suite

McDonnell Douglass F4 Phantom


McDonnell Douglass F4 Phantom. It was the prime choice for the United States Air Force for fighter engagements in the Vietnam War. The United States Air Force ... used the famous Sparrow missiles for long range and the short-ranged 9AM Sidewinders [wind noise] but it proved its point in missile warfare. And it was also fast and controllable, which made it one of the most famous aircraft in the Vietnam War.



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F8 Crusader   A6E Crusader   F14 Tomcat   A12 Blackbird Bell Cobra   Huey   Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 15   MGMig 17 MGMig 21   McDonnell Douglass F4 Phantom   British Aerospace Harrier  
M2 Browning Gun Turret
Flying High with Justin -Aircraft Series-La CoffeeMelodie Suite

British Aerospace Harrier


This is the British Aerospace Harrier. Unlike any other aircraft before it, it doesn't really need, necessarily need a runway for it to fly. It's like a helicopter: it can just hover and then go, which makes it an ideal ground attack aircraft as well, so it can go[to] air-to-air engagements, and support troops on the ground with its machine guns by just hovering over the battlefield, providing ground support for its troops. And I'd say that it would be a pretty great aircraft, along with a mobile aircraft as well, but the main key would probably be the fact that it could hover off and on which probably makes it a prime choice in British airspace.



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F8 Crusader   A6E Crusader   F14 Tomcat   A12 Blackbird Bell Cobra   Huey   Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 15   MGMig 17 MGMig 21   McDonnell Douglass F4 Phantom   British Aerospace Harrier  
M2 Browning Gun Turret
Flying High with Justin -Aircraft Series-La CoffeeMelodie Suite

M2 Browning Gun Turret


This is an M2 Browning gun turret. As you can see, a gunner would sit there, look through the cross hairs and look through the mirror- the mirror would probably protect him. He would use, he would then shoot the gun. The gun shot 30 caliber rounds, so it was a really powerful gun back in the Second World War- it probably terrified the Germans and the Japanese. Today, it's used...today they upgraded the caliber to a mighty 50 caliber round- rounds- so now it's used as...on barricades, on Humvees, on tanks, and light anti-aircraft guns. It has magnificent 50 caliber rounds, and it's also used to penetrate vehicles and many other buildings and many other obstacles. A 50 caliber round can penetrate through almost anything.



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