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Old 11-10-2007, 11:41 PM   #361
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What kind of jet fighter is this supposed to be?
Yeah, thread hijack mode FULL ON. What kind of fighter is an An-124, anyway?
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:11 AM   #362
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Yeah, thread hijack mode FULL ON. What kind of fighter is an An-124, anyway?
AN-225, I believe. 124 only has 4 engines.
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:24 AM   #363
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AN-225, I believe. 124 only has 4 engines.
The fact that an An-124 had been posted before established precedent for other off-topic humongous transport pictures.
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:28 AM   #364
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After the war

After the war, Rudel became a close friend and confidante of the Argentine president Juan Perón. Rudel wrote a book titled In Spite of Everything, and a book of memoirs called Stuka Pilot that supported the German invasion of the Soviet Union. Even without a leg, he remained an active sportsman, playing tennis, skiing, and even climbing the highest peak in the Americas, Aconcagua (6,962 meters or 22,841 feet). He also ascended the second highest volcano on Earth three times, the Llullay-Yacu in the Argentine Andes (6,739 meters or 22,109 feet). In addition, Rudel's input was used during the development of the A-10 ground attack aircraft.
Rudel returned to West Germany in 1953 and joined the German Reich Party. He became a successful businessman in post-war Germany. He died in Rosenheim in 1982, and was buried in Dornhausen.
In 1976 Rudel was involved in what came to be known as the Rudel Scandal. Two high ranking Bundeswehr generals, Karl Heinz Franke and Walter Krupinski, were forced into early retirement.
Rudel was a teetotaler and abstained from alcohol and tobacco. His fellow pilots coined the phrase Hans-Ulrich Rudel, er trinkt nur Sprudel (Hans-Ulrich Rudel, he drinks only mineral water).
Probably the most effective/destructive pilot of all time. His numbers will never be equaled.
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:35 AM   #365
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The fact that an An-124 had been posted before established precedent for other off-topic humongous transport pictures.
Point taken. I forgot about the other massive Antonov fighter previously posted . Speaking of massive fighters............................

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Old 11-11-2007, 01:25 AM   #366
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I don't know if this particular varient has a different designation than AN-124, however, this one was developed to ferry the Buran (Soviet version of the space shuttle) in a similar fashion as the NASA 747 carries the space shuttle. You can see the mounting points on top of the fuselage. The extra engines were necessary for more power. You can also see the modified tail. The vertical stabilizers were put out at the ends of the horizontal stabilizers to prevent turbulence from the Buran affecting yaw stability. There are probably a few pics of the buran being carried by this aircraft on the web, but the only ones I can remember seeing were published in AWAST back in the 80's.

Edit: Here is a link to this plane carrying the Buran.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRXNcQ8q3cA


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Old 11-11-2007, 04:07 AM   #367
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Not jets, but in honor of armistice day.



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Old 11-11-2007, 04:34 AM   #368
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I don't know if this particular varient has a different designation than AN-124, however, this one was developed to ferry the Buran (Soviet version of the space shuttle) in a similar fashion as the NASA 747 carries the space shuttle. You can see the mounting points on top of the fuselage. The extra engines were necessary for more power. You can also see the modified tail. The vertical stabilizers were put out at the ends of the horizontal stabilizers to prevent turbulence from the Buran affecting yaw stability. There are probably a few pics of the buran being carried by this aircraft on the web, but the only ones I can remember seeing were published in AWAST back in the 80's.

Edit: Here is a link to this plane carrying the Buran.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRXNcQ8q3cA



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AN 225, 1 made, 1 half made somewhere in the Ukraine, took over buran ferrying duties from the Me 4 Bison.
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:54 AM   #369
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Klay screwed with this post 11-11-2007 at 12:22 PM
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:23 PM   #370
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Not jets, but in honor of armistice day.



Sopwith Camel?
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:25 PM   #371
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:39 PM   #372
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Neuport 17 and Neuport 28?
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:45 PM   #373
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:56 PM   #374
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Kinda tricky puttin up two different aircraft.
Nonetheless, I'm pretty sure the first one is a Nieuport 23, due to the longer landing gear and the placement of the Vickers.
Second one is a Nieuport 28.
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:03 PM   #375
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