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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
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    Airacuda!

    Best name for an airplane ever devised!

    mind you it should have been called the Manairtee but that's ok

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  • klemmingklemming Registered User regular
    And this is how we learn about physics:

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  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    Some good planes:

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    Lockheed Constellation.

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    North American B-25 Mitchell (seen here in its C variant).

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    Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde.

    US_Navy_051105-F-5480T-005_An_F-14D_Tomcat_conducts_a_mission_over_the_Persian_Gulf-region.jpg
    Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat.

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    Boeing 787 "Dreamliner", note the characteristic dihedral angle of the wings.

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    Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, more commonly known as the Warthog. Is literally a gun with some wingy bits stuck on.

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    I have a lot of respect for the raw arrogance of taking a gun the size of a Volkswagen and putting it in the goddamn sky

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    B-25 looks like it's losing some oil there

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  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    I have a lot of respect for the raw arrogance of taking a gun the size of a Volkswagen and putting it in the goddamn sky

    I go back and forth on whether the A-10 engineers were the most audacious, or whatever nutbar thought to themselves "I bet if I put enough engines on it, I can make a warehouse fly" and created the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    A-10 is like, one of the worst planes in our arsenal, but motherfuck is it intimidating when it starts a run. It more than makes up for its capabilities with the intimation factor I think.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
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    god those things are loud

    edit: the Galaxy that is

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    I feel that 90% of military planes were initially created by some guy in a uniform just manically pointing at, like, a tank, building, gun, or whatever, then frantically pointing at the sky

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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Modern fighter jets are pretty badass, but WW2 fighters are also cool as hell. I was a huge plane nerd as a kid, and I always had a soft spot for the P-51 Mustang and the Spitfire.

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  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    edited December 6
    Xaquin wrote: »
    B-25 looks like it's losing some oil there

    Every surviving example I've ever seen leaks oil like a sieve, and I can't tell if it's just because it's an 80-odd year old plane, or if they were assembling them so quickly that tolerances were...relaxed.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    if we're just posting pictures of our favorite aero-planes, my favorite fighter plane from the era before jets is the F4U Corsair

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Modern fighter jets are pretty badass, but WW2 fighters are also cool as hell. I was a huge plane nerd as a kid, and I always had a soft spot for the P-51 Mustang and the Spitfire.

    I've always wanted to get one of those mustang replica kits that are like 2/3 the size of the full deal and build one to fly with.

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  • klemmingklemming Registered User regular
    edited December 6
    Shorty wrote: »
    I have a lot of respect for the raw arrogance of taking a gun the size of a Volkswagen and putting it in the goddamn sky

    I'd have more respect for someone taking a gun the size of a Volkswagen and putting it on a goddamn Volkswagen:
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  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    edited December 6
    My grandfather designed the flight control systems of the Vought F4U Corsair! He gave me the model they gave Vought employees of it!

    [edit] Come to think of it, this is probably why I love planes, and machines in general.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    great now I'm going to want to get my pilot's license again, thanks guys

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  • IloveslimesIloveslimes Everett, WARegistered User regular
    If you are at all interested in aircraft and ever make it to Seattle, you need to check out the Museum of Flight. The collection is huge and amazing. I've only been once and it was not enough to see everything.

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    I have a lot of respect for the raw arrogance of taking a gun the size of a Volkswagen and putting it in the goddamn sky

    I go back and forth on whether the A-10 engineers were the most audacious, or whatever nutbar thought to themselves "I bet if I put enough engines on it, I can make a warehouse fly" and created the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy.

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    that looks like it might be FE Warren's airfield in Cheyenne. it's one of the few runways in that part of the country that can handle a C5. in fact, the runway at Cheyenne's airport is big enough to land any currently produced aerial vehicle, likely due to FE Warren's status as a maintenance hub for nuclear warheads and missiles.

    was driving past this airfield, about 150 feet from the runway or so, while one of these went out for a takeoff. it was rad, and terrifying. it was maybe a few hundred feet above the treetops at that point!

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  • ShabootyShabooty Registered User regular
    that plane is pretty big, i guess....

  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    edited December 6
    Shabooty wrote: »
    that plane is pretty big, i guess....

    that ramp in the nose is regularly used to load M1 Abrams tanks

    4 of them at a time.

    edit: to see them fly is bonkers. they look fake, tbh, like they shouldn't be able to move much less fuckin careen through the air at a few hundred miles an hour. my grandpa was a naval aviator for years and years and got to see one up close and he said it felt more like standing beside a ship at port than a plane on a runway

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  • SyngyneSyngyne Registered User regular
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    Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, more commonly known as the Warthog. Is literally a gun with some wingy bits stuck on.

    Taking the concept further, here's a General Dynamics concept for an F-16 gunship built around the GAU-8.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    that's some Space Battleship Yamato-looking shit damn

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  • klemmingklemming Registered User regular

    Nobody remembers the singer. The song remains.
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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    yeah you can't fool me, that right there is a Gradius

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  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    Syngyne wrote: »
    A10Thunderbolt2_990422-F-7910D-517.jpg
    Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, more commonly known as the Warthog. Is literally a gun with some wingy bits stuck on.

    Taking the concept further, here's a General Dynamics concept for an F-16 gunship built around the GAU-8.

    Djz4txVW4AEp3u0.jpg:large

    Look you can't just post Macross concept art and say it's real.

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  • BullheadBullhead Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    no plane is cooler than the sr-71 blackbird, chris

    I'm sorry but it's true

    The a-10 warthog is a close second. BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited December 6
    Syngyne wrote: »
    A10Thunderbolt2_990422-F-7910D-517.jpg
    Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, more commonly known as the Warthog. Is literally a gun with some wingy bits stuck on.

    Taking the concept further, here's a General Dynamics concept for an F-16 gunship built around the GAU-8.

    Djz4txVW4AEp3u0.jpg:large

    Look you can't just post Macross concept art and say it's real.

    no, no, macross used the F-14

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  • PhantPhant Registered User regular
    My grandfather trained aircrews on the Mitchell during the second world war. Said it was his favorite aircraft. Guess what he named his only son.

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  • Ashaman42Ashaman42 Registered User regular
    Phant wrote: »
    My grandfather trained aircrews on the Mitchell during the second world war. Said it was his favorite aircraft. Guess what he named his only son.

    Bob?

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  • JedocJedoc That citation you've neededRegistered User regular
    Roger.

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    airplane.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    and don't call me shirley

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    I love the F-15 and I always will.

    America wanted a jet that could swat anything else out of the sky, they looked at what had come before, and they saw high wing loadings - small wings mean your jet only needs to punch a small hole in the air, so it doesn't need as much power to go fast.

    Problem was, small wings lead to not much surface area, which leads to high surface area loadings - in supersonic jets the more wing surface area you have, the less aerodynamic load is placed on each square foot, which enables higher maneuverability and greater carrying capacity. Just look at the F-105 - damn thing has tiny little sharp wings, so as long as the engine is running it goes real fast. If the engine stops though, you're shit out of luck - it drops out of the sky like a house brick.

    So for their plans to make a jet that can swat anything else out of the sky, the idea was wing - a LOT of wing. All of the wing. Take a look:

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    It's basically a literally massive delta wing with a bunch of other stuff slung off it.

    (this is a picture of an F-15E Strike Eagle, the later ground attack version of the airframe. Look at how tiny the pilot and B/N look!)

    It's a big, BIG wing, with LOTS of surface area. An F-15 is significantly larger than say an F-16 Falcon. Only problem with a wing that big is drag - a shitload of drag, induced, surface, and parasitic. Drag sucks power, and without power, you can't go very fast.

    So they took the biggest meanest engine available at the time...

    And they fitted two of them to the airframe.

    Now they had an airframe that was capable of outperforming anything else in the world aerobatically, and could rotate at Vr during takeoff, pull vertical, and accelerate through the speed of sound whilst climbing straight up.

    In car terms, they'd built themselves a beastly street machine that could not only pull 1/4 mile times that were unparalleled, but also out-handle an F1 car at the same time. It took from 1967 until the F-22 prototype in 1991 for someone to design an aircraft that could outperform the F-15. Nearly 25 years, modern supermaterials like carbon fibre and titanium, modern manufacturing processes like electron beam welding, and the invention of microprocessor-controlled fly-by-wire, just to outdo the Eagle.

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  • LuvTheMonkeyLuvTheMonkey High Sierra Serenade Registered User regular
    If you get the chance, stop at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center out at Dulles. It's part of the Smithsonian collection and the entrance is real strong

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    (not pictured are a F4U Corsair and I think a P51 Mustang directly to my left/right)

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  • SkeithSkeith Registered User regular
    mts wrote: »
    heres how i see it being a total win situation for you
    1. stay with your wife while she dog sits. this wins husband points since she knows its out of your comfort zone
    2. have sex all over her friends house so that the next time you see her friend look at you condescendingly, you can wink back knowing you did the freaky deaky where she eats her cheerios.
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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    When I think of the blackbird I think of two things.

    that it was literally the X-men's ship in the 90s cartoon

    And this:

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  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    no, no, macross used the F-14

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    You might say

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    that I am

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    something of a fan.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    I love Helsing abridged

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    Okay, so U.N. Spacy is from something. The name popped into my head recently and I felt like it was from a thing but it was so silly that I wasn't sure if it was just some nonsense that popped into my head.

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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    I used to have a small trainer RC helicopter, blades were about a foot long and made of balsa. I crashed it about 10 feet away from me and one of the blades j
    Shorty wrote: »
    I have a lot of respect for the raw arrogance of taking a gun the size of a Volkswagen and putting it in the goddamn sky

    I go back and forth on whether the A-10 engineers were the most audacious, or whatever nutbar thought to themselves "I bet if I put enough engines on it, I can make a warehouse fly" and created the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy.

    C5_galaxy.jpg

    I will say for absolutely raw lifting power the Antonov An-225 Mriya is a goddamn marvel of engineering, though only one has ever flown, it is damn impressive. I was reading an article a couple months ago and apparently a 2nd airframe is sitting languishing in a russian hanger, just waiting for something like 12 million dollars worth of work to finish assembly and trials. Too damn bad.

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