#OSH11: Tough day for fighters at Oshkosh



Spotters captured an a McDonnell North American FJ4 rolling off the end of Runway 36 only hours after the same thing happened to an Alabama Air National Guard F-16. If you look closely enough, you can see the FJ4 roll right by the poor F-16, with its nose stuffed into what is now water-logged mud off the end of the runway. This blogger thinks it’s interesting that the FJ4 nose gear didn’t collapse (see bottom photo below), yet the F-16 nose gear did. How’s that for carrier-based fighter engineering, eh?

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Photos by Dan Webb. Video by MySerious0.

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5 Responses to #OSH11: Tough day for fighters at Oshkosh

  1. puppethead 29 July, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    McDonnell, spelled N-O-R-T-H A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N?

  2. ChrisW 29 July, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    McDonnell? North American please!

  3. aeroxavier 29 July, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    bunch of cow boy

  4. MrSatyre 30 July, 2011 at 5:01 am #

    Did the Viper’s nose gear collapse or just sink? Anyone know for sure? I wouldn’t willingly park a heavy object with a small footprint on soft turf.

  5. MrSatyre 30 July, 2011 at 5:05 am #

    Oh, never mind. I just saw a video of it happening to the Viper. Didn’t realize it was in motion when it happened.

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