netringer: It is true, but the plane is the B-29 and and there is no trolley.
kab: Therion: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x192]Catch a falling Starfighterput it in the pocket of your jeansyou can use it as a cigarette lighteror as an opener for a can of beansYep, any airplane that (iirc) forces you to eject while upside down doesn't have the pilot's best interest in mind
wjllope: and this one, because my dad flew it in vietnam
wjllope: If this is going to be an "I was always partial to..." thread, I too love the P-38 and P-51, but my favorite?[www.classicfighters.org image 450x288]and this one, because my dad flew it in vietnam[www.collingsfoundation.org image 757x490]
AtlanticCoast63: Some other aircraft that definitely disliked their pilots/aircrews:[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x178]The 'Pou-de-Ciel', or Flying Flea, a French 'every man's airplane' that was so unstable, it had a bad tendency to be unrecoverable if you gave it down elevator.[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x106]The Curtiss C-76 Caravan, one of the reasons Curtiss went from the largest aircraft company in the world in 1941 to out of the business just eight years later. Unstable, overweight, and with a severe vibration problem, the first flight was terminated as quickly as the crew could decently get it back on the ground. The second flight killed its crew, and that was that.[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x436]The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin, a parasite fighter that was supposed to protect B-36s. Not a bad idea and actually designed with care and intelligence by some of the best in the business. Trouble was that the turbulence caused by the mothership had been badly underestimated as well as the effects caused by the Goblin trying to close in on the mothership. The result was that the Goblin went from reasonably decent-flying experimental ship to out-of-control pilot killing Terminator, stopped in its mission only by the massive titanium balls of its pilot, Edwin Schoch. Three attempts at docking, three collisions (one of which beat Schoch up pretty well), three forced landings. At that point even the 50s USAF said enough, and cancelled the program.
jaytkay: cman: jaytkay: cman: Science doesnt matter to a lot of people.OMG THE NUCLEAR BOOGYMAN fear drives people insaneYou're saying opposition to nuclear powered airplanes is insanity.Please tell us more about nuclear-powered airplanes. That sounds interesting.My apologies, I should have been more specific.I was speaking about the authors statement that nuclear power is a clean and safe energy, hence losing environmentalists.Roger, got it thank you.As a far-left environmentalist, I concur - nuclear power is a good idea. Coal and oil are more harmful.
Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [www.airforce-technology.com image 620x371]if you want something dead, use one of these
RatMaster999: wjllope: If this is going to be an "I was always partial to..." thread, I too love the P-38 and P-51, but my favorite?[www.classicfighters.org image 450x288]and this one, because my dad flew it in vietnam[www.collingsfoundation.org image 757x490]I've always liked the Corsair.I'm also partial to the F-86. My grandfather disappeared in one during Korea.[upload.wikimedia.org image 600x374]This was his unit.
Metaluna Mutant: Coolest, hottest plane that never went into production.[www.456fis.org image 650x386]
ThreadSinger: Metaluna Mutant: Coolest, hottest plane that never went into production.[www.456fis.org image 650x386]Is that the plane (kinda) that the Venture Bros one is based off of?
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