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(Jalopnik)   Five planes that had it in for their pilots. Come for the flying nuclear reactor, stay for the Thunderscreech   ( divider line
    More: Scary, Thunderscreech, nuclear reactors, strategic bombers  
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9212 clicks; posted to Geek » on 15 Jun 2013 at 6:05 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-06-16 02:30:47 PM  
2 votes:
I always liked the P-38.

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2013-06-15 10:59:51 PM  
2 votes:

gfid: And I condemn for saying this: "It became famous from that Michael Bay moviePearl Harbor, and for no other reasons "

The experimental plane piloted by the joke flying over your head just killed its pilot.
2013-06-15 10:04:46 PM  
2 votes:
Oh hey guyz what's u...SPLAT.
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/yeah yeah, they use it and it's "awesome"
//it's still a piece of sh*'s the M-16 of's used because of sheer bureaucratic will
2013-06-15 07:09:11 PM  
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FrancoFile: I flew the X-29 forward-swept wing simulator when I was in HS.  They set me up on the standard landing approach pattern.

I went from 3000 feet to -30 feet in about 6 seconds...

It's a plane, not a shovel, dude.
2013-06-16 11:34:07 AM  
1 vote:

JWMcLoud: Uhh, the Gee-Bee DID kill everyone who flew it (except one.)

And that one was of course Cliff Secord.

/Came for the Gee Bee
//Rocketing away satisfied
2013-06-15 10:09:53 PM  
1 vote:
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Really? I am the first?
2013-06-15 09:50:52 PM  
1 vote:
Atomic aircraft?  I always wish that the Russians went ahead with their idea. Nuclear airship.

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2013-06-15 08:46:50 PM  
1 vote:
So, about the nuclear bomber:

You can have a plane that has a normally-fueled engine, that has to land on a pretty regular basis


You can have a nuclear-fueled bomber that can fly for months.  BUT it needs a small squadron of planes following it, all burning fuel.  Where are you saving anything?  You are going to either have to land the nuclear one with its tender planes when they run out of fuel, or you will have to keep sending more planes out to replace them.  Wouldn't it just be easier and cheaper to build a couple more conventional bombers and put them in a rota.  Sounds like LeMay's brand of farktard stupidity at work.

Plus, can you imagine being the poor crew stuck aboard this farker?  10-1 says it would have been up for less than three weeks before one of the pilots just straight-out power-dived the sucker, while the rest of the crew cheered him on.
2013-06-15 07:35:21 PM  
1 vote:
When we gave the Germans the F-104 their joke was that the best way to obtain your very own F-104 was to buy a parcel near the runway and wait.
2013-06-15 05:30:12 PM  
1 vote:
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Catch a falling Starfighter
put it in the pocket of your jeans
you can use it as a cigarette lighter
or as an opener for a can of beans
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