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Can you name these planes?

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Can you name these planes?

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doofy Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2009 02:26AM

No cheating by looking at picture properties etc grinning
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woberto Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2009 04:36AM

I love a good cunard
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2009 04:47AM

The big one is an XB-70 I believe. If memory serves me right this was the 1st plane of this type ever flown and I believe they all crashed. One of 'em was taken out by a support plane that came up through one of its wings eye popping
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90130_ Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2009 12:47PM

For an Air Force and military history buff like myself, the answer is easy.


The large plane is the XB-70A Valkyrie, followed by a Convair B-58 Hustler chase plane. I sat along the fence at Edwards AFB in a lawn chair with dad and my little bros and watched one of the few public displays of this amazing airplane's test flights.
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2009 01:09PM

BTW, they made two full afterburner flybys at supersonic speeds for the assembled crowd. The transition from subsonic to supersonic flight resulted in an enormous sonic boom, like a rolling thunder strike right over our heads. My fondest childhood memory.smileys
with beer



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90130_ Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2009 01:24PM

Mr. Kim, one of these magnificent planes, XB-70A crashed when NASA's test pilot Joe Walker's Lockheed F-104 Starfighter chase plane got sucked up over the back of the Valkyrie during a photo op by the aerodynamic vortex created by the huge plane's wingtips and tail. The Starfighter flipped upside down before taking out the vertical stabilizers and a wingtip on the XB-70.

Both planes were lost, and while XB Pilot Al White safely ejected, Co-Pilot Carl Cross was unable to escape and was killed when the Valkyrie crashed in the desert near Barstow.

Joseph Walker, the NASA pilot in the Starfighter was also killed. A very sad day in aviation history.

I've read story after story about this amazing plane and its development and test flights, and the unfortunate end to this (very expensive) program.

The sole remaining XB-70B resides at the Air Force Museum in Dayton Ohio at Wright Field. Been there.



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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2009 05:37PM

Yep, they were really cool planes 9er. I never got to see one up close (you lucky puck!), but I did have a model of one when I was a kid. I bet by todays avionics programs $$$ these planes whole program would look cheap smiling
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quasi Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2009 08:11PM

I grew up about 15 or 20 miles from the Air Force Museum and Wright Patterson AFB. Visited the museum a few times but what has really stuck with me was living in the flight path of the base where the B-52 bombers were constantly flying over our house at low levels. They were part of the Strategic Air Command and if things had gone nuclear I would have been vaporized by soviet missles pretty quickly. My schools were even closer to the base and they didn't even bother to teach us to duck and cover - would've been pretty useless.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2009 08:13PM

Wright Patterson is where the Roswell aliens are supposedly stored, by the way. They should be put on display at the museum, don't you think?
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2009 09:22PM

Dad was pretty proud of the fact that he got us escorted out of more "restricted areas" than anyone. Never saw the Roswell spacecraft or any of the aliens though.eye rolling
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woberto Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2009 09:45PM

Quasi, reminds me of som Billy Joel lyrics.
"I was born in '49
A cold war kid in McCarthy time
Stop 'em at the 38th Parallel
Blast those yellow reds to hell
And cold war kids were hard to kill
Under their desk in an air raid drill
Haven't they heard we won the war
What do they keep on fighting for?"
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2009 10:32PM

Damn you Ronald Reagan. I sure miss the cold war.the finger
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doofy Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2009 10:54PM

Great hearing those responses gang! Heres the link,I was looking for the Hustler and found the cool Valkrie that I hadn't seen before.

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woberto Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2009 11:05PM

I'm partial to a bit of Hustler every now and then...


90130_ Report This Comment
Date: July 27, 2009 02:13AM

Keep it in your pants, 'Berto. There's some serious aircraft discussion going on here.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: July 27, 2009 03:56AM

I'm up for that.
But nobody commented when I posted these a few years ago...
Anyone know the second one?

90130_ Report This Comment
Date: July 27, 2009 10:25AM

That one's easy too. It's an RAF Avro Vulcan
doofy Report This Comment
Date: July 27, 2009 07:50PM

Haha Woberto! Heres my contribution from along time ago,holy faaak i been paruzing this joint since 2005?! OMG!

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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: July 28, 2009 12:54AM

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woberto Report This Comment
Date: July 28, 2009 01:02AM


Yes fossil, drool, corsair good!
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: July 28, 2009 01:27AM

i wanted to sit in one of the 2 corsairs @ Cavanaugh really bad, but they'd only let you sit in an old Mig.....? that thing is like a flying sausage. eye popping
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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: July 28, 2009 01:30AM

check out the collection here....right down the street from me. grinning
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