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12-29-2009 03:11 AM  7 years agoPost 1
hootowl

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Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep

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12-29-2009 03:13 AM  7 years agoPost 2
cmartin

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Not really...But it looks like something bad is going to happen.

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12-29-2009 03:15 AM  7 years agoPost 3
hootowl

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Actually it's quite routine.

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12-29-2009 03:17 AM  7 years agoPost 4
Dood

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Thats at a Navy base in Lakehurst, NJ

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12-29-2009 03:18 AM  7 years agoPost 5
hootowl

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Right around the corner from Hanger #1.... the blimp hanger next to where the Hindenburg blew up.

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12-29-2009 04:36 AM  7 years agoPost 6
hbk2owner

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that should be were they practice for carrier take offs.

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12-29-2009 05:26 AM  7 years agoPost 7
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They have practiced carrier landings at Lakehurst. It was also where they made the cables for the carriers arresting gear also. Hootowl. Did you know that Lakehurst was the site where they tested the Engines for the V22 Osprey ? They had the first engine test stand that went from horz.to vert.

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12-29-2009 05:36 AM  7 years agoPost 8
Lwnemesis

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this is probably a test bed for:

1) ejections seats at high speed
2) crash testing

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12-29-2009 08:37 AM  7 years agoPost 9
shawmcky

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Anybody know what this is

A guess here,fast train to New York?

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12-29-2009 10:34 AM  7 years agoPost 10
JeepCJ

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from the look of the van and truck, it must be an old pic.

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12-29-2009 12:21 PM  7 years agoPost 11
Graeme

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Tail configuration looks good for FA-18, even though the horizontal stabs are gone, but the cockpit looks too wide, and I can't be sure of the wing configuration from that angle...

Yeah, I'm agreein' with the 'crash test dummy' guess.



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12-29-2009 02:38 PM  7 years agoPost 12
hootowl

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himaxkeith,

No I did not know that was wherer they first tested the V22 engines. Thanks for that piece of history.

The picture above is at Lakehurst.

As described on Lakehurst's web site in 2003, the 5 test tracks are up to 9,150' long.
A sled propelled by 4 J57 jet engines (developing a total of 42,000 lbs of thrust)is used to propel weighted deadloads (up to 100,000 lbs) or airframes down the track (at speed up to 250 knots) into the arresting gear or barricade under test.
The remote location provides a safety & noise buffer.
Runaway deadloads have harmlessly wandered off into the woods.
The site has been used by the Air Forces, FAA and foreign governments.The primary Navy use is wire rope acceptance tests, barricade testing, and arresting gear evaluation & verification.

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12-29-2009 03:06 PM  7 years agoPost 13
Taipan

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Most interesting!

How do they brake the sleds?

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12-29-2009 03:47 PM  7 years agoPost 14
rcmadness

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I don't know about you all but it looks like the jet they have loaded up in the last picture is a little too wide for the path down the trees. Maybe its an optical illusion or its there tree trimming gismo.

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12-29-2009 04:11 PM  7 years agoPost 15
hootowl

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How do they brake the sleds?
Don't know. They slam into barricades or get stopped by the arresting gear in test. Lakehurst builds and tests most all aircraft carrier arresting gear.

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12-29-2009 07:06 PM  7 years agoPost 16
Super Phreek

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I do not know about this particular site, but others use water to brake the sled.

Derek

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or are you just happy to see me?

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12-29-2009 08:50 PM  7 years agoPost 17
Isaac F

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They slam into barricades or get stopped by the arresting gear in test.
There is a documental on Discovery Chanel were they show how they slam the jet into a barricade that is suppose to protec a nuclear reactor.

The Airplane is loaded on the sled and acelerated to incredible speed and they film it with a very fast camera so you can see how the jet get completely pulverized in slow motion and there is no harm to the concrete barricade/wall.

Isaac

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12-29-2009 10:01 PM  7 years agoPost 18
Thomas Moore

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I don't know about you all but it looks like the jet they have loaded up in the last picture is a little too wide for the path down the trees. Maybe its an optical illusion or its there tree trimming gismo.
If you look closely, the reason the tree gap looks so small is because there are shadows created by the trees. I'm sure it's pretty close though.

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12-29-2009 11:20 PM  7 years agoPost 19
tommytt1

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I used to sneak in the base a little over ten years ago. Some friends and I would drag race our dirt bikes up and down the concrete on either side of the tracks. Just South of the above picture there was a plane and jet graveyard that was really cool. You could climb all over the old jets and planes. I guess it would be kinda hard to sneak in nowadays.

I made a mistake once, but I was wrong?

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12-30-2009 01:22 AM  7 years agoPost 20
bowman

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I work for a welding supply co. in Oakhurst NJ. I deliver High purity Argon, helium and arg/hel/co2 mixes to some of the contractors on the base, and Propane to others.

the base is awesomely hughe!!!

After the commercial inspection station I'm Escorted to these sites by, Base security.

I'm always going to hangars 1-2 and 5-6 and then to the tool research facility. which is just down from, the Parachute jumpsite.

at times we hafta pull off for taxing aircraft, it is an awesome sight.

One time my escort was telling me as I had wondered what the hell that noise was, (sounded like an F18 stuck in the mud.) that the catapults was being used.

which also Explained all the warning lights going off. its an awesome Place.

Hangar1 is one of the biggest hollow buildings I have ever seen!! one of the guys was telling me that at times you can see clouds form at the very most top part of it.

coincedently, apparantly there is or was a Plank club that flew there.
I can see why too.

I certainly was in the right! .....( toecutter at the spot) Phalanxman 6

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