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      Terrible, I'm sure. One good thing: the plane...

      Terrible, I'm sure.

      One good thing: the plane talks to you with the voice of Burgess Meredith.
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      With the engines over the wings there is improved...

      With the engines over the wings there is improved noise isolation because the engines are not attached directly to the fuselage. I think this was a brilliant design decision.

      I personally think...
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      Hmmm... I did a bit more "research" (wikipedia)...

      Hmmm... I did a bit more "research" (wikipedia) and it sounds like the Il-38 is an Il-18 with the wings moved forward about 10 feet.

      Weird.
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      Someone please tell me this is a very clever...

      Someone please tell me this is a very clever photochop. Cuz if it ain't... I have no words for the amount of rear overhang.




      http://i.imgur.com/7BXjHW1.jpg

      Russian AWACS plane.
    5. ZOMGWTFBBQ!!! Our B-29 dreams are coming true

      Dudes and dudettes, the world is soon to be a more awesome place:

      http://flightclub.jalopnik.com/there-are-about-to-be-two-airworthy-b-29s-1677827090/1678713547/+Kyosuke

      The Kee Bird Affair was...
    6. Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap. The evening of the...

      Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap.

      The evening of the crash, my wife said, "A mother and her two kids died."

      I thought, "Wow, a momma pilot with her two kids... how sad."

      Only to find out those were...
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      Ala Kee Bird...

      Ala Kee Bird
      ...
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      My company's windows are on the Orion :laugh:

      My company's windows are on the Orion :laugh:
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      I moved from Denver to Beaverton back in '87. My...

      I moved from Denver to Beaverton back in '87. My mom and I were just tooling around getting our bearings when "HOLY SH!T MOM THAT'S A B-17!!!1111one"

      I thought it was both neat-o and blasphemous...
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      Preach it, brother. I only hope the Chinese...

      Preach it, brother.

      I only hope the Chinese have lots and lots of problems with software integration, turbine blades, and heat sinking. Oh, and huge budget and schedule overruns.

      Then it truly...
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      Oh no, I didn't see that bit of news :(

      Oh no, I didn't see that bit of news :(
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      Ack. USS Indianapolis. How many people nowadays...

      Ack. USS Indianapolis. How many people nowadays even connect the two? Not nearly enough, anymore.
    13. Originally Posted by Geekengineer Every angle...

      Originally Posted by Geekengineer
      Every angle to this thing really sucks.

      I feel pain for the families. In 1983, I was 10, and I thought we were going to war because of what the (&*^%*& Russians...
    14. Every angle to this thing really sucks. I feel...

      Every angle to this thing really sucks.

      I feel pain for the families. In 1983, I was 10, and I thought we were going to war because of what the (&*^%*& Russians did to KAL 007. In fact, I...
    15. Thread is TLDR I grew up in Denver, and my...

      Thread is TLDR

      I grew up in Denver, and my next door neighbors owned two pit bulls. One was white, named "Coke" - I was a kid, and didn't know the twats named it that because of cocaine.
      ...
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      Spitfire/Merlin pr0n

      "How to take the engine out of a Spitfire."

      Tasty pics in this!

      http://grrc.goodwood.com/road/news/gallery-spitfire-surgery#/0
    17. OBIN IS A SHILL HE'S MAKING ME THINK ABOUT STUFF...

      OBIN IS A SHILL HE'S MAKING ME THINK ABOUT STUFF AND USE MY BRAINZZZZZZZZZ

      But seriously, this is a really effed up situation:

      You've got the one airline in the world you would think that for...
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      You use the term "direct research for the same...

      You use the term "direct research for the same exact results."

      Please understand that for the Apollo program, a whole lot of engineers, physicists, and scientists worked together to get a few...
    19. The Cold War is returning, thanks to China's...

      The Cold War is returning, thanks to China's Pacific island claims and Russia's involvement in the shootdown of MH17.
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      You are so right, it hurts. HURTS, I TELL YOU.

      You are so right, it hurts. HURTS, I TELL YOU.
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