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    1. Member IFlyGTI's Avatar
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      04-23-2019 04:00 PM #1
      Really surprised nothing's been posted up about this yet but the last-of-four Northrop N9M Flying wing prototypes crashed yesterday with the loss of the as-yet-unidentified pilot.


      Really sucks (discounting the obvious loss of the pilot) given that that this was the last specimen in existence of what would go on to be the YB-35 & YB-49, and ultimately would lead to the B-2 Spirit.
      More here...
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      04-24-2019 03:02 PM #2
      i had no idea any of these existed. really sucks to lose the pilot.
      signatures are annoying, right?

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      04-24-2019 06:49 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      i had no idea any of these existed. really sucks to lose the pilot.
      Only ever built four that I'd read of; one crashed years ago, two were scrapped(!) and this one... Losses all around.
      Mike S. aka DucMike SacWater
      ‘08 .:R32 - '03 20th Anniversary - '96 GTI VR6
      ‘91 B3 Variant - '76 Mk1 - '66 T3 Variant
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      The Ranch Run - Wuste "Cogito, ergo zoom!" RIP David E.

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