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Piso Mojado
Aug 5, 2013

Hey GiP I just started working a few blocks away from MCAS Miramar and about every hour or so a sortie of fighters, cargo planes, or helicopters will pass over my work. I can make out a few of the easy ones like the Ospreys and A-10s but was wondering if there was a good resource for identifying US military aircraft from the ground.

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large hands
Jan 24, 2006
sounds like you need a more powerful scope, friend

Laranzu
Jan 18, 2002
Sure, Osama.

https://www.fbi.gov/tips

Edit: Seriously though. Google it. 2 Engine military cargo plane. 4 engine military cargo plane. etc etc.

Space Jam
Jul 22, 2008

Tell Putin I said hi!

Piso Mojado
Aug 5, 2013

Space Jam posted:

Tell Putin I said hi!

He probably doesnt even know you

Whip Slagcheek
Sep 21, 2008

Finally
The Gasoline And Dynamite
Will Light The Sky
For The Night


Piso Mojado posted:

Hey GiP I just started working a few blocks away from MCAS Miramar and about every hour or so a sortie of fighters, cargo planes, or helicopters will pass over my work. I can make out a few of the easy ones like the Ospreys and A-10s but was wondering if there was a good resource for identifying US military aircraft from the ground.

http://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
Take a picture and post it. That poo poo's fun.

Blackchamber
Jan 25, 2005

Since its a Marine base a majority of what you are likely to see will be UH-1s, AH-1s, CH-46s, CH-53s for helos, the Osprey for the tilt-rotor, and fixed wing will be those A-10s, F-18s and the cargo planes are gonna be a mish-mash of crap.

Loden Taylor
Aug 11, 2003



The ones with the balls underneath are mail planes.

ManMythLegend
Aug 18, 2003

I don't believe in anything, I'm just here for the violence.
Just pick up one of these and keep it on your desk.

Blackchamber
Jan 25, 2005

there are a lot of 'mail' planes but I think the only one that really puts its junk on display is the P3.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe
this is a good thread

and this one

Zeris
Apr 15, 2003

Quality posting direct from my brain to your face holes.
If you shine a laser pointer at it someone will come to your door and tell you

Syrian Lannister
Aug 25, 2007

Oh, did I kill him too?
I've been a very busy little man.


Sugartime Jones

Zeris posted:

If you shine a green laser pointer at it someone will come to your door and tell you

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Mike-o
Dec 25, 2004

Now I'm in your room
And I'm in your bed


Grimey Drawer

Zeris posted:

If you shine a laser pointer at it someone will come to your door and tell you

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