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Reply #315 on: February 03, 2019, 10:30:48 AM
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Mock-up of Boeing's Model 908 entry into the Lightweight Fighter program. Although the YF-16 won the competition, both shared similar visual characteristics





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Reply #316 on: February 03, 2019, 10:33:09 AM
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P5M Martin “Seamaster taxiing in Chesapeake Bay with two attending speedboats.



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Reply #317 on: February 03, 2019, 10:36:09 AM
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Vickers Wellington fitted with a Whittle Jet Engine on the tail and 2 Merlin 62 Engines



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Reply #318 on: February 07, 2019, 11:27:25 AM

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Reply #319 on: February 12, 2019, 02:42:12 PM

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Reply #320 on: February 12, 2019, 03:03:36 PM
^After the pilots grew very proficient with launch and retrieval the landing gear was removed from some of the planes to lighten them and increase their range.

Not like it would have been helpful during an emergency water landing anyway...

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Reply #321 on: February 12, 2019, 07:59:15 PM
I remember that incident. My stock broker had all my investments in Flying Dirigible Aircraft Carriers.   :tickedoff:   To be fair, he did tell me it could crash, but I thought he meant the stock.  :'(

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Reply #322 on: February 13, 2019, 01:31:12 PM

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Reply #323 on: February 13, 2019, 04:42:59 PM
Hope he makes it.  :bigthumb:

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Reply #324 on: February 13, 2019, 07:40:13 PM
Happy Birthday Chuck! :bigthumb:

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Reply #325 on: February 22, 2019, 12:30:05 PM
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F-15C of the 493rd FS "Grim Reapers"



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Reply #326 on: February 22, 2019, 02:49:50 PM
Pretty!  :applause:

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Reply #327 on: February 22, 2019, 02:59:12 PM
Yeah, that has to be my favourite plane of all time... even over the Tomcat...

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Reply #328 on: February 22, 2019, 03:00:13 PM
that pic is my new desktop background at work

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Reply #329 on: February 22, 2019, 03:14:53 PM
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