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But how did a U2 Fly,...there isnt any propeller????.....at least on a DC3 or Herc we had a propeller to keep the wings cool...plus a big hatch to jump out of.

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Well first you attach it to a very large rubber band and use a tractor to pull it back. When you create enough tension, you let go of the band and the aircraft takes flight.

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Sorry, can't resist.

NOTHING beats the coolness of an F-4 on take off in full burner.
Or on the deck, double smoke trail and all. Or while taxiing, rambling and whining like few other turbojets did.
First flight '58, still going strong. 2020 should be achievable.
By then, the curtain will have fallen.

Alas, I too think the Dakota is still the icon to be beaten, not unlikely so by the Herc.

Watched two TR-1's take off from Fairford. Great to see the run around by the crewmen, the pace car, the little wheels fall off on take off. That wingspan, the pilot's space suit.



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The Tupolev Tu-95 Bear must share with the B52 the prize for longevity. Both first flew 1952 and both still going strong
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The Tupolev Tu-95 Bear must share with the B52 the prize for longevity. Both first flew 1952 and both still going strong
good calls MarkV and Rutger
yes, the BEAR--must be the Russians most enduring military plane...? great Russian name IMO

F4 used in Vietnam, Arab-Israeli wars, etc ...if not most enduring, certainly a major player
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good calls MarkV and Rutger
yes, the BEAR--must be the Russians most enduring military plane...? great Russian name IMO

F4 used in Vietnam, Arab-Israeli wars, etc ...if not most enduring, certainly a major player
Not a Russian name but a NATO code name because he Russian one was probably unpronounceable by many Westerners. Same as all the Japanese aircraft in WW2 had code names Oscar, Hap, Zeke,Emily etc etc.
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