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Old 11-29-2007, 09:08 AM
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What about those towers and stuff in the background? If this were full scale, that wind vane on top of one of those towers would be about 20' long. Some of those boxes that are up off the ground on poles would be 20' on an edge. The scale of those look off too...

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Old 11-29-2007, 11:42 AM
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Bob, that is another good point.

I'm withdrawing my Photoshop suggestion, especially since WhoDa so eloquently refuted that. :-)

Let's see: It could be a real MIG at an airshow in Kansas doing a loop and dragging his tail on the ground (on the edge between life and death), or it could be an RC model with flaps down coming in for a landing and flaring before it touches down.

Which is more likely?
Old 11-29-2007, 12:04 PM
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The perspective and foreground/background does look a bit off and at full power there should be a hurricane of debris blowing-But that aint no model, pretty sure it is a full scale-take a good look at the airplane. No control horns or anything of that ilk visible. If there were a model of that quality around I probably would have seen it. s
Old 11-29-2007, 03:11 PM
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Oh God I love this,,,,,,,,,,,,, Fake, not fake , real, not real,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I could be wrong, I might be right, I am not a NTSB reporter or a Lawyer,,,,,,,,,,,, Cool Picture thou,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Old 11-29-2007, 03:39 PM
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....... Is that a little whip antenna in the middle top there, not the swept back scale one ....Nice model though..

Brg

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Old 11-29-2007, 03:40 PM
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Thirty seconds on Google finds several anecdotal references but no hard fact references:

http://www.wwi-models.org/mail-archi...hive.2000/2118 (almost at the bottom, do a word search for mig)

http://www.lawnforums.com/showthread.php?p=25032 (see post #5)

http://www.pilotsofamerica.com/forum...ad.php?t=10002 (post #2)

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Old 12-02-2007, 04:10 PM
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The captions seem to me to be ficticious. I believe the MIG-15 was a RC MODEL, not a real MIG-15. Everything seems to be out of scale to be a real MIG.[>:]

The pilot would have instinctively been in AFTERBURNER at this point, or at least full throttle. Where is the dust and dirt that would be blown up behind the tailpipe? Why would a MIG be operating from a dirt strip, not a real runway?

Comments, Gentlemen?
Old 12-02-2007, 05:05 PM
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15 or 17 is not an afterburning engine. S
Old 12-02-2007, 07:18 PM
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See additional discussion here.....

http://warbirdinformationexchange.or...ic.php?t=17554
Old 12-02-2007, 07:55 PM
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Well I guess it was not a model [>:]
Old 12-02-2007, 08:20 PM
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I checked the "N" number, and I got this:

http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?e...06X01010&key=1

I'm confused now.
Old 12-02-2007, 08:48 PM
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Perhaps there is a whip antenna shaped scratch on your monitor Dave Scotty R
Old 12-02-2007, 09:43 PM
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ORIGINAL: GSR

Perhaps there is a whip antenna shaped scratch on your monitor Dave Scotty R
Dude why even ask you know I am whipped
Old 12-02-2007, 10:54 PM
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I aimed that for Treadstone Dave post 29- Scott
Old 10-25-2008, 08:17 AM
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I know it's been a year since there were posts to this forum, and it's interesting reading the comments. I was the one who originally posted this picture on line - I have the original photograph hanging in my office, given to me by Kelly, the person who took the picture. This all happened long before photoshop and the "make history say anything you want" mentality.

I can tell you it is authentic and I remember the day it happened. I was a supervisor at the Fort Smith, Arkansas Control Tower - Kelly was an FAA technician in Fayetteville who had gone to the Harrison Air Show that day. We met him a week or so later and he was showing us these incredible pictures he had taken at the air show. He had several pictures of the ditch left in the grass. But this particular photograph was a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Reading the posts, and follow-up, I was glad to finally find the tail number on this airplane and the history of Doug Shultz who was piloting.

The NTSB report from Oregon occured in 1994 - four years after this tail strike. It was, and continues to be, one of the most fascinating photographs I have ever seen.
Old 10-26-2008, 11:48 PM
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Funny, I saw the clip of this Mig/TerraFirma contact on Maximum Exposure like 2 years ago.

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Old 10-27-2008, 06:10 AM
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That is interesting, Gene. I've never seen a video clip of the incident, although I would imagine someone would have had a video camera rolling. I'll have to do a little more digging on that.

I recall the conversation with Kelly. He said that he had no frame of reference as he was following the Mig through his viewfinder, so he wasn't startled at all. But those around him thought the plane was going to be a fireball.

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Old 10-27-2008, 08:03 AM
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Looks to me like there is a rooster tail??
Old 03-26-2011, 10:42 PM
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Well, I can't say for sure if the picture is real or not. BUT I remember actually seeing the MIG hit the ground. I am from Harrison and went to every air show they had. Watching the MIG hit the ground was incredibly surreal. I thought for sure I was watching the last moments of this plane in flight.It looks to me that this is a picture of the actual event.
I know that the image of it happening will always be ingrained in my memory!
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That is pretty cool if you were there
Old 03-27-2011, 05:49 PM
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ORIGINAL: WhoDaMan

Contributor says : '' The tail strike occurred during at a 1990 airshow in Harrison, Arkansas. Kelly, who was a technician for the FAA and somewhat of a camera buff, was tracking this guy flying a MiG-15 with his camera.

The pilot had just completed a loop and misjudged his pull-out. Everyone
considering themselves as potential victims, took-off running in all directions.
But Kelly had a non-threatening position with strong motivation to take the
picture. So just as the MiG scraped the ground, Kelly captured this rare image.

Had it been circulated at the time, this clear, once in a lifetime photograph
might have earned an award.

Oh, by the way, the guy made a wide circle, lowered his landing gear, touched down then taxied in showing very minor damage.''
Hi All
The pilot of the Mig was a fellow by the name of Doug Schultz, a very accomplished pilot.
He got killed flying a Mig 21, he was doing supersonic intersepts for the Canadian Navy of the west cost of Canada when the center external fuel tank imploded, the tanks were not to be used for supersonic flight.
Doug was a good friend of one of my flying buddys, met him once at an air show.

Regards Chuck

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