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      sad day for the U-2 community

      http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/22/air-force-identifies-pilot-who-died-in-california-u-2-crash.html
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      While the event totally sucked, I thought it was...

      While the event totally sucked, I thought it was interesting that the upper stage and cargo stayed attached to the tower even after everything blew to wee little bits. Then it came crashing down and...
    3. "I come to you with what may be the preeminent...

      "I come to you with what may be the preeminent discovery of the 20th century, the possibility of extra-solar life, and I get ****-canned for it?"

      ...
    4. Also, the Su-24 has almost zero rearward...

      Also, the Su-24 has almost zero rearward visibility. I don't think there's even a periscope or significant mirror. Even if the crew tried to look around, they'd never see anything that was just...
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      Wait a minute... that's a Samaritan. I think one...

      Wait a minute... that's a Samaritan. I think one of my uncles did maintenance on some for the Coast Guard in Florida (?), among other types. I vaguely recall seeing some pictures of him in his...
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      That second tail is an A-26 Invader. Still...

      That second tail is an A-26 Invader.

      Still working on that first one... obviously a transport with props and probably an ugly nose.
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      A-7 Corsair II F-89 Scorpion And yeah,...

      A-7 Corsair II

      F-89 Scorpion



      And yeah, the Optica is kinda weird, but super neat. The first time I heard of it was from an issue of Aviation Week (some blessed soul donated a subscription...
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      Am I out of order to contribute something? ...

      Am I out of order to contribute something?



      http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp98/Geekengineer/mystery%20plane.png
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      :(

      https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=189123

      http://kfor.com/2016/08/06/historic-replica-airplane-the-bugatti-100p-crashes-near-burns-flat-pilot-and-designer-scotty-wilson-dies/
    10. Thread: Space Law

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      Laws in space will devolve into survival of the...

      Laws in space will devolve into survival of the fittest, if given enough time and distance...

      http://www.adventuresinpoortaste.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/firefly-serenity-crew.jpg
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      C-130 Hercules.

      C-130 Hercules.
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      Gern, why do they have longer props? Why the...

      Gern, why do they have longer props? Why the flatter pitch? Do tell!

      But seriously, why the differences?
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      B-1B SR-71/A-12/YF-12/M-21/Blackbird of some...

      B-1B

      SR-71/A-12/YF-12/M-21/Blackbird of some sort
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      And before anyone else does it... In the...

      And before anyone else does it...

      In the second picture, there is an F-101 Voodoo variant, and in front of it, an RB-57D:
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      The transport is a C-133 Cargomaster: ...

      The transport is a C-133 Cargomaster:

      http://johnweeks.com/c133/c133.jpg

      And this is the particular example from the picture above:
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    16. EVERYTHING!!!!!!!! But seriously, definitely...

      EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!

      But seriously, definitely the:

      P-61 Black Widow
      P-47D bubble canopy Thunderbolt (I just don't like the razorback that much... call me a heathen if you want)
      P-39 Airacobra...
    17. Agreed on all counts. The things are fairly...

      Agreed on all counts. The things are fairly maneuverable, have a fairly high cargo capacity, are pretty quiet, and relatively economical. They are certainly useful now.

      Plus they look pretty...
    18. LockMart's new hybrid airship blimp von Zeppelin thingy

      This is interesting...

      http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/11/19/20/2E9CD4E000000578-0-image-a-4_1447963917996.jpg
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      To the Googles! If you're actually in Lebanon,...

      To the Googles!

      If you're actually in Lebanon, you may have to drive up to Portland, or at least Newberg, since the place in Salem seems to be a bit shady.

      It looks like Vista Balloon...
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      I had a pic of the Avanti in my post on page 2,...

      I had a pic of the Avanti in my post on page 2, but you can never post too many pics of this thing of beauty.

      My high school had a subscription to Aviation Week (thank you, anonymous rich donor,...
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