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Message 1247451 - Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 16:33:05 UTC
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Now THIS is a "convention"!!


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Message 1247468 - Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 17:07:51 UTC - in response to Message 1247451.

Yep and there isn't a missile on this planet that could catch them, just light up the afterburners and watch'em fall as the nissiles ran out of fuel... No wonder they were armed only with Camera equipment, may as be space craft as they were neigh impossible to shoot down, by anyone, bar none.
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Message 1247503 - Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 17:46:29 UTC

And Ive heard tell that they were the last aircraft to be designed with a slide rule. Dont know if that is true or not.
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Message 1247583 - Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 20:05:56 UTC

Great pic, would be great as a desktop background.
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Message 1247750 - Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 1:41:41 UTC - in response to Message 1247503.

And Ive heard tell that they were the last aircraft to be designed with a slide rule. Dont know if that is true or not.



Well, slide rules and a few IBM mainframes. Definitely pre-calculator and pre-PC. The outer shape also tells you it was pre-CAD.

One of the last pre-CAD US warplanes was the T-38/F-5 series. If you have ever done 3D CAD, or hand lofting, looking at the shape of those airplanes gives you a lot of respect for the people that did them.
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Message 1247752 - Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 1:46:46 UTC

LOL.....
I love the smell of carbon fiber in the morning.........
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Message 1247754 - Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 1:48:49 UTC - in response to Message 1247752.
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LOL.....
I love the smell of carbon fiber in the morning.........

Blackbirds use Titanium from what I've read.
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Message 1247756 - Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 1:54:32 UTC
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Not to derail the thread, but.......
The pun I made was based on a quote from the movie....Apocalypse Now.

And the point is, he said "some day this war's gonna end".

Did it really ever end, or was it just transported to another land?

Smells like...... Death to me....in whatever form you couch the term.
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Message 1247801 - Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 3:34:40 UTC - in response to Message 1247754.

LOL.....
I love the smell of carbon fiber in the morning.........

Blackbirds use Titanium from what I've read.

And leak like a sieve. Don't fuel it at night and expect to find anything in the tank in the morning.

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Message 1247804 - Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 3:38:05 UTC - in response to Message 1247801.

LOL.....
I love the smell of carbon fiber in the morning.........

Blackbirds use Titanium from what I've read.

And leak like a sieve. Don't fuel it at night and expect to find anything in the tank in the morning.

Yeah that's what I read, but then I'm not sure carbon fiber can stand the friction at whatever mach number it takes to outrun a telephone pole on steroids that wants to get too friendly. ;)
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Message 1247894 - Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 12:12:41 UTC

last weeks episode of great planes did it on the SR 71. The pilot they intervied said it is the only airplane that can use afterburners continuiosly. Aslo at full speed they get better fuel milage. It was proved during some high speed evasive manuvers from sams.

He also stated that after take off they would crank it up to heat the aircraft up and shrink the skin, then do a areial refuel.

After a mission the canopy would be 350 degrres F.

That is my favorite looking airplane.
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Message 1247906 - Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 13:15:13 UTC - in response to Message 1247894.

last weeks episode of great planes did it on the SR 71. The pilot they interviewed said it is the only airplane that can use afterburners continuously. Also at full speed they get better fuel mileage. It was proved during some high speed evasive maneuvers from sams.

He also stated that after take off they would crank it up to heat the aircraft up and shrink the skin, then do a aerial refuel.

After a mission the canopy would be 350 degrees F.

That is my favorite looking airplane.

If it wasn't for the pilots flight suit, He'd/She'd be toast after being in that flying oven, still for an older generation aircraft it did pretty good, talk about yer hotrod...
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