That certainly makes you think, the forces involved must have been huge
This is by far the one that amazes me most. Here's the outer skin from the left-hand side of the cockpit. It's been partially flattened but you can still see where it was wrapped around the F-17 vertical as the cockpit was wiped off but ignore that for a moment and look in the bottom, right-hand corner. There's a jagged hole below where the main spar fairing used to be fastened.
The large hole just left of centre was for the steering linkage and you can see that the smaller hole at bottom right is in line with it horizontally and that's because this is the line that the ground and hardened steering shaft took on its way aft to the rudder. Here's the jagged hole in closeup.
It looks like a bullet passed through... What happened is that as the cockpit was pushed further and further to the right the steering rod deviated with it because there was a bearing on the shaft at F-16. (F'15 is the right-hand edge of the skin and the large hole for the steering linkage is between F-17 and F-18 so F-16 is about middle distance between the two holes)
The shaft deviated until it could take no more and then it failed and, thwack! back it came from right to left and smashed that hole in the outer skin. Impressive, eh...
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I'm only a plumber from Cannock...
This is not put on as a public entertainment... it's put on to reach a certain goal.