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Old 11-02-2007, 11:53 PM   #61
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the Bounder (first pic i posted) was an actual flying aircraft, from the late 50s, totally dumb soviet attempt to match the B 58. no modern aerodynamics (note the fuselage looks like a barrel) i think it barely cracked 1000 mph, even with a ton of power.

the second pic is the Ekranoplan, the ground effect plane, that happens to be the largest of them, but there was a whole bunch of different types.
the Ekranoplan was brilliant idea...I bet someday it'll come true.

Here's another one that was canceled:

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Old 11-02-2007, 11:56 PM   #62
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the Ekranoplan was brilliant idea...I bet someday it'll come true.

Here's another one that was canceled:

avro (the british one) made a lot of neat planes:



without a doubt this is my favorite shit to nerd out to, even more than old bikes
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:58 PM   #63
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avro made a lot of neat planes:without a doubt this is my favorite shit to nerd out to, even more than old bikes
I think someone recently restored a Vulcan, have to look it up. They were used just once in combat, during the Falklands war. The British have nothing to replace it as a long-range bomber...nothing with the range.
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:02 AM   #64
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maybe this is a better picture

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Old 11-03-2007, 12:02 AM   #65
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I think someone recently restored a Vulcan, have to look it up. They were used just once in combat, during the Falklands war. The British have nothing to replace it as a long-range bomber...nothing with the range.
yeah, that whole late 50s ear of british bombers was neat the valiant, vulcan and victor, although i think the victor wins for sheer oddness
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:08 AM   #66
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maybe this is a better picture

B-57 Hustler. I never could figure out how the nose gear came down past the center fuel tank.
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:11 AM   #67
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B-57 Hustler. I never could figure out how the nose gear came down past the center fuel tank.
Close, B-58 Hustler.

the B-57 was that Martin version of the British Canberra.
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:13 AM   #68
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It does look like it interferes with the tank, doesn't it?

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Old 11-03-2007, 12:13 AM   #69
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Close, B-58 Hustler.

the B-57 was that Martin version of the British Canberra.
DAMNIT!
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:16 AM   #70
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well, its 3 am here on the east coast and i'm off to bed,

here's an odd one from the 50s, from my personal collection. an easy guess since the type is painted on the side. nearly every single panel of this plane had some sort of official "do not remove" or "warning" type notice painted on it.



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Old 11-03-2007, 12:18 AM   #71
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It does look like it interferes with the tank, doesn't it?

Maybe it needed all that fuel to take off and then just dropped it at the end of the runway. I keed I keed.
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:25 AM   #72
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Maybe it needed all that fuel to take off and then just dropped it at the end of the runway. I keed I keed.
Awesome plane, symbol of a bygone era. Useless except for world war three.
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:30 AM   #73
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Navy plane, A-5. That was an awesome plane.
Too easy, but I tried to nuke it for the other guys because it linked to Wiki.
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:32 AM   #74
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Too easy, but I tried to nuke it for the other guys because it linked to Wiki.
If they can't play fair and just not look, it's not worth the effort.
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