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Aviation trivia quiz.

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posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 03:14 PM
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originally posted by: Semicollegiate
a reply to: waynos

Was the Wooden Wonder the Mosquito?

What maneuver does a low flying Fighter have to execute in order to deliver a nuclear warhead?

The B-58 ECM pod had a risk of electrocuting the crew. There may have been electric arcs in the cockpit.




LABS




posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 03:16 PM
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originally posted by: Sammamishman
a reply to: Stngray

Alvin was his first name. "Tex" was his nickname.


Correct I am pretty sure no one names a child Tex.



posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: Semicollegiate

Lob toss maneuver. Try it with a helicopter. Our Sea Kings could carry B-61s to be used as depth charges.
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posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 03:29 PM
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originally posted by: Stngray

originally posted by: Semicollegiate
a reply to: waynos

Was the Wooden Wonder the Mosquito?

What maneuver does a low flying Fighter have to execute in order to deliver a nuclear warhead?

The B-58 ECM pod had a risk of electrocuting the crew. There may have been electric arcs in the cockpit.




LABS


Bulls eye.



files.abovetopsecret.com...

Actually I thought it was an Immelmann followed by a dive.



posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 03:40 PM
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originally posted by: JIMC5499
a reply to: Semicollegiate

Lob toss maneuver. Try it with a helicopter. Our Sea Kings could carry B-61s to be used as depth charges.


Do under water nukes have a better shockwave against warship hulls? The blast radius would be smaller.



posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 03:44 PM
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originally posted by: Semicollegiate
What maneuver does a low flying Fighter have to execute in order to deliver a nuclear warhead?


Fighters be damned. Wait til you see a giant B-47 doing LABS runs!



posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 06:34 PM
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What Boeing aircraft first flew March 20, 1932, and what was special about it?



posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 06:39 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The 247? The first modern all-aluminum, low-wing, retractable gear monoplane airliner?



posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: Barnalby

Not the one I'm looking for.



posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The P-26 peashooter? The first US all-metal monoplane fighter? The first fighter that was more effective at killing its pilot than it was at killing the enemy?
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posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 06:45 PM
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a reply to: Barnalby

First low wing monoplane, first all metal aircraft, last open cockpit aircraft.



posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 06:48 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I should have remembered. For some reason I thought it was more of a 1926-ish design. It's amazing that barely a year separated the P-26 and the 247. One was basically a DC-3, the other was basically a single-engined Ford trimotor (in terms of technology).



posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: Barnalby

And in a few more years we had aircraft like the P-40.



posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: Barnalby

That was the very first airplane my Dad worked on after he joined the Army in 1942... He worked and trained on it for about two days, if I'm remembering his stories correctly.

Learned how to load and arm the machine guns, then transitioned to the P40, and later the P47.

It was an ugly critter.



posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 07:11 PM
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How did the presidential aircraft become known as Air Force One?



posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 07:23 PM
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Air Force One was established after an incident in 1953, when Eastern Airlines flight 8610 crossed paths with the president's plane, then called Air Force 8610.



posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I actually knew the answer, but some one (grr...) beat me to it.




posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 07:28 PM
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a reply to: seagull

I thought about throwing a couple really fun ones out there, but I wouldn't be able to give the answers.



posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 07:39 PM
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What was the "alfalfa impact study"?



posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I know it involves a b52 somehow, but can't recall any particulars...

Not going to cheat...



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