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Reply #780 on: December 28, 2019, 06:55:36 PM
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Reply #781 on: December 29, 2019, 05:07:22 PM

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Reply #782 on: December 30, 2019, 11:31:06 AM

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Reply #783 on: December 30, 2019, 02:12:19 PM
Yeah, I've been watching the progress on the outside for a while now. Can't wait to see the completed renovations.  :bigthumb:

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Reply #784 on: January 02, 2020, 03:56:16 PM
Convair B-58 Hustler



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Reply #785 on: January 02, 2020, 07:18:01 PM
The B-58 is just soooo retro-scifi-looking, and even more so in that pic!

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Reply #786 on: January 03, 2020, 07:13:58 AM
Yeah. That is an impressive picture.

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Reply #787 on: January 03, 2020, 10:28:09 AM
Two man crew, or was it three?

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Reply #788 on: January 03, 2020, 10:33:02 AM
3-man crew and they each had an escape capsule that fully enclosed them if they had to eject.




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Reply #789 on: January 03, 2020, 12:26:59 PM
3-man crew and they each had an escape capsule that fully enclosed them if they had to eject.





A summer intern was probably the first to test that capsule.

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Reply #790 on: January 03, 2020, 06:39:29 PM
Back then, before any maiden flights, the test crew could threaten take along a random hostage from the design dept, insuring that all the latter had been trying extra hard to work up to their full potential.

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Reply #791 on: January 03, 2020, 09:40:52 PM
Mig29K landing on Admiral Kuznetzov.  Watch the main struts flex as the plane hits the deck.  If you compare that to other navy's carrier landings, it is pretty obvious this plane isn't designed for use on carriers.


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Reply #792 on: January 05, 2020, 08:10:30 AM
U.S. Navy aircraft of several squadrons inside the airship hangar at Naval Air Station Moffett Field, California, on 30 July 1935 (looking south).

Identifiable planes are: Boeing F4Bs of VF-6 (front), a single Grumman SF-1, Curtiss BFC-2s (VB-2), and others in the background.

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Reply #793 on: January 05, 2020, 08:46:36 AM
Groovy!  :bigthumb:

Bes, do you have a link to a higher res copy of the pic?

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Reply #794 on: January 05, 2020, 09:10:41 AM
I've been to Moffett Field a bunch of time; we've had a variety of CAARNG activities based out of there over the years.

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