I do not doubt this picture is genuine, hence my amazement. We always thought Tomcat's wings are mechanically interconnected and they cannot independently be moved. Right here is a presentation on ...
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- I don't doubt this picture is real, hence my amazement. I always thought Tomcat's wings are mechanically interconnected and that they cannot be moved independently.
- Here is a presentation on the evolution of the F-14 by former Northrop Grumman VP Mike Ciminera. He mentions the asymmetrical wing trials. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsUCixAeZ0A
- Under normal circumstances, it is impossible. This was a specially modified aircraft.
- I can tell you've built scale models of the F-14. 🙂
- I think I know what you mean (I've built models of the Tornado that have a similar mechanism I guess), but I don't think the planes would have had the same mechanism?
- On the real planes (at least the F-14) they are mechanically independent, with each wing having it's own hydraulic actuators.
- Reminds me of a cyclist signalling a right turn.... but as a typical cyclist... he goes left instead.
- Holy hsit this is rad
- I mean the F-15I flew with one wing it's not far fetched when you have twin engines, control over asymmetric thrust, and a very stable aerodynamic profile.
- it looks like its waving to someone
- Check out 1983 Negev air collision. It's a f-15 though. Read more comments