Type: Posts; User: Geekengineer
Why did you mention the Horten 229? Is there a replica in production so I can fly it???????????
Besides the monumental software fu_k up that destroyed a brand-new A400M and killed its crew a few weeks ago, it's meh. Not super earth-shattering in its capabilities. It's mainly a way for the...
In one of the photographs, it is clear that some of the aircraft on deck have their wings folded, but the P-40s do not. This is a good indicator that the aircraft were merely hitching a ride on the...
Red Bull has a frickin' F4U-4???
Well, maybe they'll take delivery of those French Mistral amphib carriers originally bound for Russia... then they can have an actual navy.
I mean, there's a...
Yes, true, but our Shuttle Transportation System was anything but the economical, quick-turnaround, safe, and highly-capable system promised in the early 70's. We burned a lot of money using a...
You know, let Putin throw their shuttle up a few times. After getting the bill, he'll shut that program down right quick.
"More program Americans make us copy to sink great Russian economy!"
I'll check out the Facebook group later today.
If you haven't been to it yet, you absolutely must visit the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport in northern Virginia. It's incredible.
My wife happens to be a dental hygienist, and she shakes her head in bewilderment when we go to the airport, mainly because of the food prices, but also because the poor, poor TSA blueshirts have to...
My wife calls the TSA a "make-work organization that employs the otherwise unemployable." Plus a bunch of other stuff I can't repeat in pleasant company.
I am a white guy with a...
The media, at least here in the US, is definitely quite selective. I get more in-depth information (with actual sources) via British new outlets than almost anything else here.
Now, a "mushroom...
If that really was a nookyooler weapon, the EMP would have fried the camera, the thermal pulse would have fried the videographer, and the really bright flash of light would have...
Terrible, I'm sure.
One good thing: the plane talks to you with the voice of Burgess Meredith.
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...
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.
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.
Russian AWACS plane.
Dudes and dudettes, the world is soon to be a more awesome place:
The Kee Bird Affair was...
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...
Ala Kee Bird