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Posted by Boba Fett on Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:34 PM

Ok, so that means I got it... right?

How did the B-29 come into the hands of the Russians allowing them to produce the TU-4? This is kind of broad... sorry.

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Sunday, December 5, 2010 2:13 PM

3 of them made emergency landings in Vladivostok in 1945 after a raid on japan.

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Posted by Boba Fett on Sunday, December 5, 2010 4:13 PM

Correct-o! Have at it...

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Sunday, December 5, 2010 4:48 PM

Ok, This air museum has 2 hangars, one of which is the second oldest wooden structure in the U.S.A.

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Posted by F-8fanatic on Sunday, December 5, 2010 8:04 PM

This would have to be the Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver, WA, but the hangar is not the second oldest wooden structure in America.  It's the second oldest wooden hangar, being built in 1918, but there are many wooden structures in America that are older than this.  I believe that the oldest is a log cabin that was built in the 1600's, and there is also at least one wooden lighthouse that was also built in colonial times that still survives in Nantucket, at Brant Point.

 

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Sunday, December 5, 2010 8:11 PM

Yeah, sorry, i got a little confused because one sentance in the article said "The second oldest wooden hangar in the U.S, Built in 1918 and used from 1920 to today" and the next sentance claimed it was the second oldest wooden structure in the U.S. so yeah i got a bit confused. Sorry.

But you are right. Over to you F-8

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Posted by brain44 on Monday, December 6, 2010 10:19 AM

Geez, I live in Vancouver, visit the museum frequently and I did not know this!

 

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 3:36 PM

Just giving this a wee bump. havent heard from F8 in a while. hope hes ok.

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Posted by Railfan 233 on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:18 PM

Man, how long has this post been inactive?

I forgot about it being here.Indifferent

  

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Posted by Sparrowhyperion on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 9:25 PM

Railfan 233

Man, how long has this post been inactive?

I forgot about it being here.Indifferent

We need to kickstart it a bit.  Anyone have any good brain testers?

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Posted by Borg R3-MC0 on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 3:55 AM

OK, I will start with a question. Just to get the ball rolling.

 

Which famous childerns books author was an ace with 5 kills?

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Posted by osher on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:04 AM

R.Dahl

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Posted by gmat on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:42 PM

I didn't realize that when I watched the old Maxim Coffee commercials with Patricia Neal, that she was referring to him.

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Posted by Borg R3-MC0 on Thursday, December 23, 2010 2:32 AM

osher

R.Dahl

 

That is correct! Not only was Roald Dahl a great author but he was also an WWII ace, with at least 5 kills. He flew the Gladiator and the Hurricane in Greece and Egypt, fighting Italians and Germans.

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Posted by osher on Thursday, December 23, 2010 4:20 AM

Dahl also wrote some books about his time as a Hurricane pilot in Israel / British Mandate of Palestine, during WWII.  'Over to you' I would recommend.  It's interesting, if rather surreal.

This famous aviator wrote during WWII a famous children's book, which opens with a scene based on a real experience he had pre-WWII as a pilot.  He died in 1944 flying a P-38 F-5B variant whilst carrying out a mission over southern France.  However, at the begining of the war, he flew a completely different aircraft.  Saying the name will make it too easy, as would the book, meaning, some research is needed!  So, what was the aircraft he flew at the begining of the war?

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Posted by Milairjunkie on Thursday, December 23, 2010 5:00 AM

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of "The Little Price" flew the Bloch MB.170 at the start of WW2?

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Posted by osher on Thursday, December 23, 2010 5:05 AM

Perfect answer!  Over to you.

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Posted by Milairjunkie on Thursday, December 23, 2010 6:02 AM

Cheers.

This single engined conventional aircraft held the air speed record for nearly three years, it was from the supersonic era?

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Posted by T_Terrific on Thursday, December 23, 2010 12:13 PM

Hi:

Been away for a while.

Wouldn't be the F-104, would it?

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Posted by Milairjunkie on Thursday, December 23, 2010 4:28 PM

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Wouldn't be the F-104, would it?

No, sorry - the F-104 only held the record for about 1 + 1/2 years.

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Posted by Sparrowhyperion on Thursday, December 23, 2010 4:32 PM

The F106 Delta Dart maybe?

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Posted by gmat on Thursday, December 23, 2010 8:26 PM

Russian.

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Posted by Milairjunkie on Friday, December 24, 2010 4:32 AM

Sparrowhyperion

The F106 Delta Dart maybe?

No, the F-106 did hold the record, but it was for less than 2 years.

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Posted by F-8fanatic on Friday, December 24, 2010 10:58 AM

I have not seen anything that shows the F-106 ever losing this record.  Officially, anyways.  The Soviets claimed that they beat the -106 in 1962 with a modified Ye-152 aircraft, but there never was any documentation to back it up.  Also, the MiG-23's published maximum speed would put it in the running, but again, I didnt find any proof published.  As far as I have seen, the F-106's record still officially stands.  If you do consider the Ye-152, the Soviets claim that the record flight took place on July 7, 1962.  The -106 made its record in December 1959.  That would put the -106 as being on top for more than 2 and a half years, and so far thats the closest we have seen to the "almost three years" that you posed in the question.

 

Of course, there is another aircraft that did fly faster.....

The F-106's record stood at Mach 2.31.  The F8U-3 Super Crusader first flew in 1958 and the maximum speed it reached was Mach 2.39.  The reason why it doesnt hold the record is because it was never flown over a closed course for that purpose.  Interestingly enough, the F8U-3 wasnt done at Mach 2.39 either--the pilots never max'ed out the speed because of concerns with the windshield melting.  Based on the plane's acceleration that was still evident and the amount of throttle they still had to work with at that speed, they calculated that the plane should have been able to fly at Mach 2.9, but not for continued extended periods of time due to high heat on the airframe.  The Suepr Crusader was faster than the -106, and it did so the year before the -106 claimed the record.

 

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Posted by Milairjunkie on Friday, December 24, 2010 1:49 PM

F-8fanatic

If you do consider the Ye-152, the Soviets claim that the record flight took place on July 7, 1962.  The -106 made its record in December 1959.  That would put the -106 as being on top for more than 2 and a half years, and so far thats the closest we have seen to the "almost three years" that you posed in the question.

Yes F-8, the Ye-152M / Ye-166 is correct.

The F-106's record was surpassed in November 1961 by an F-4H-1, giving the F-106 under one year with the crown.

The Ye-166 set it's "record" in July 1962 & held onto it until it was taken by the YF-12 in May 1965 - just under 3 years.

 

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Posted by F-8fanatic on Friday, December 24, 2010 6:40 PM

Milairjunkie

 F-8fanatic:

If you do consider the Ye-152, the Soviets claim that the record flight took place on July 7, 1962.  The -106 made its record in December 1959.  That would put the -106 as being on top for more than 2 and a half years, and so far thats the closest we have seen to the "almost three years" that you posed in the question.

Yes F-8, the Ye-152M / Ye-166 is correct.

The F-106's record was surpassed in November 1961 by an F-4H-1, giving the F-106 under one year with the crown.

The Ye-166 set it's "record" in July 1962 & held onto it until it was taken by the YF-12 in May 1965 - just under 3 years.

 

http://www.ctrl-c.liu.se/MISC/RAM/ye-166-1.jpg

 

Ah, I get it...I was looking at "single engine speed records", and so I didnt consider the F-4 in the mix. 

 

Funny thing--that ye-166 is actually a fake.  That is actually one of the Ye-152 aircraft painted to look like the -166.  Its at Monino, if I remember right. 

 

Ok, here's the next one....

This aircraft design dates back to the early supersonic years.  It became one of the most successful aircraft by the manufacturer, having finally been retired from active service by its last user a few years ago.  In one of the more unique moves for the time, the manufacturer built a subscale flying prototype, which was then flown to demonstrate the soundness of the concept.  The smaller prototype flew with a jet engine that only delivered about 900 pounds of thrust.  The jet was flown by its domestic air force for 39 years.  As far as I know, only a handful of these are still flying today, and most, if not all, of those are privately owned, flying in a country that never bought or used any for military service.

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Posted by Milairjunkie on Saturday, December 25, 2010 4:48 AM

F-8fanatic

Funny thing--that ye-166 is actually a fake.  That is actually one of the Ye-152 aircraft painted to look like the -166.  Its at Monino, if I remember right. 

The pic is of the aircraft that was displayed at the 1967 Domodedovo aviation display, hence the official looking ones to the right. The only pictures that seem to exist of the "166" are either on the standing at Domodedovo, or on the grass at Monino - weather either are "real" - who knows?

It seems that both the aircraft & the record are debatable, but one thing is for sure - it certainly looks fit for the part. The first picture that I saw of the 166 was one at Domodedovo, with a large gathering of uniforms in front of it & it looked like some sort of hot rod monster, all engine with some small excuses for flying surfaces. 

 

Anyhows, Merry Xmas.

 

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Posted by gmat on Saturday, December 25, 2010 3:26 PM

No movement. 'Go fly a ...' or 'How to tame a ...' might help.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, December 25, 2010 5:05 PM

How about the Saab J-35 Draken/Dragon?

 

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Posted by F-8fanatic on Saturday, December 25, 2010 5:52 PM

The J-35 it is....the subscale prototype copied the double-delta wing shape but was so small that the canopy had to be this awkward looking bubble to make enough room for the pilot.  As far as I have seen, just about every one of the civilian-owned ones are in America....but I have never seen one fly. 

 

Interesting note--maybe someone here knows about this.  Back around 2000 or 2001, I was in Wichita, KS, and there is an airport on the northeast end of the city.  It's called Jabara Airport.  A small field, with some biz jets and the like there.  But there was one very interesting aircraft on the tarmac one time I drove by, and so I had to make a U-turn to check it out.  It was in fact a Saab J-35, painted (if I recall right) white.  It looked like it was going to be used for some sort of publicity flight or record attempt or something.  I never heard anything again about this plane.  Does anyone have any info? 

 

EDIT--found a pic anyways....it was a TF-35 two-seater, and you can see what was done to the rear canopy.  This was on the flightline at the airport....the only details I can find are that the plane was crashed during a landing attempt due to lack of fuel in I think 1998, in California.  It was written off from there, and a group called Air Capitol Warbirds bought it--they had a hangar at that airport.  Apparently, the plane didnt get any attention when they tried to sell it, so it was painted like you see in this pic:

http://www.milfly.dk/wp-content/uploads/SRX-77-3May02_psni_1kweb.jpg

Seems that it was somehow used to advertise the Sony SRX-77 computer.....although I dont see the word Sony anywhere on it.  I do believe that from here, it was sold to someone out west to be used as a source of spares for someone else's J35. 

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