Aviation MegaThread!!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Flying-D

    Flying-D Just Passing Through

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    Or maybe a fire-bomber??
  2. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Not in those USAF colors.
  3. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    IIRC, Paul Mantz converted an A-26 for use as an aerial camera platform. I could be wrong about this, but for some reason it sticks in my head.
  4. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Close, but no cigar. It was a B-25. http://www.aerovintage.com/N1203.htm
  5. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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  6. oldtrout

    oldtrout Been here awhile

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  7. oldtrout

    oldtrout Been here awhile

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    Crap - Sorry 205'd !

    I could watch them for ever though.

    Back to the regular program.
  8. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    <table class="wikitable sortable jquery-tablesorter"><tbody><tr><td>A-26C "A-26B"</td> <td>44-35562</td> <td>NL7079G</td> <td>A</td> <td>Alien Invaders Inc, Medina, Washington. Named "Sexy Sue"<sup id="cite_ref-USCAR_2-6" class="reference">[2]</sup></td></tr></tbody></table>
    The 7079G part is correct, but the "L" is missing.
  9. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    I went into our museum to do some snooping on a TBM avenger that stopped over (I am working on one at this time). While there 2 gentleman came in and of asked specifically to see our DARPA SSBD F5E. (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstrator)

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    Turns out he was the Cheif AreoDynamisist for the project! I got to spend several hours with him teaching me about the airplane/modifications/theories/etc for the project.

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    you can read more about it here:

    Look up DARPA, SSBD (shaped sonic boom demonstrator), david Graham f5e, etc

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaped_Sonic_Boom_Demonstration

    http://www.air-and-space.com/20030825%20F-5%20SSBD.htm
  10. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    F-5 with a gland problem.:D
  11. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    Is that an XB-70 wing above and to the left?
  12. Gernick

    Gernick Long timer

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    The last one in da whole world. :clap

    Seriously, if you guys have never been to that Air Force museum, you really need to go. It's my mecca. :lol3
  13. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    yes

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  14. Gernick

    Gernick Long timer

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    Holy crap! I didn't know they had a Fisher Eagle. :huh
  15. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    And a Piper Enforcer. Neat museum.
  16. Trixie

    Trixie No, not that Trixie

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    That's all in the hangar on-base. Worth the trip.
  17. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    ever wonder where they parked Tacit Blue?

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    remarkably few years separate these two designs

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    several former Air Force 1 planes are in the same on-base space.

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  18. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Holy smokes, the hardware in there! Is that a P-59?
  19. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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  20. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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