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Aviation trivia quiz.

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posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 08:25 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: TerryDon79

Oh that gives me the next question.

What was the only way to tell a KC-135Q model.

No cheating and looking it up.


Without looking it up, it will be the only 135 with an SR-71 stuck to it.




posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 08:26 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: TerryDon79

They refueled subsonic.


I know that lol. I just thought the top speed of the KC-135 and the stall speed of the SR-71 was too close. I'm no expert, by far so my knowledge isn't always correct lol.



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 08:27 PM
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originally posted by: TerryDon79

originally posted by: Northernhollow
a reply to: Zaphod58

Specially segregated tanks allowing it to carry both JP-7 for the SR-71 (and others) and standard JP-4.


I didn't think any KC-135 could fly fast enough to refuel an SR-71. Unless I'm mistaken?

(I don't know what the answer is btw lol)


SR-71 refueled every flight. Its fuel tanks leaked before heat expanded them. It took off empty.



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 08:27 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

Close. The -71 was a pig on the boom.



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 08:28 PM
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a reply to: NightFlight

There is an external difference when parked. Heh.



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 08:28 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I just googled a video of it refueling an SR-71. That looks AMAZING!

(in my opinion the SR-71 is the prettiest bird ever to have flown)



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 08:32 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

The hardest part of the mission was on the boom. The -71 wallowed at that speed and was slow to respond. She really hated being slow.



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 08:35 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: TerryDon79

The hardest part of the mission was on the boom. The -71 wallowed at that speed and was slow to respond. She really hated being slow.


I just googled the speeds.

The slowest the blackbird could go was 150 knots (277.8 kph).
The cruise speed of the KC-135 is 471 knots (853 kph).

So I was well off lol

The videos I looked at looked a bit hairy. Not exactly what you would call smooth.
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posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 08:42 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: NightFlight

There is an external difference when parked. Heh.


I know that some of the 135s had winglets, but I don't know if the Q had them.

And IMHO, the prettiest bird to ever fly was the F-86.



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 08:47 PM
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a reply to: Semicollegiate

P40 tomahawk, later upgraded to kittyhawk. D to E, I think...?

250 per confirmed kill, I think...

Not cheating, so I'm not positive.



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 08:49 PM
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a reply to: NightFlight

Prettiest?

Spitfire.



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 08:58 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: NightFlight

Prettiest?

Spitfire.


Were we talking all/any aircraft, fighters, or jets? If any fighter, the Bell P-39/P-63. Jets, the F-86. The Spitfire is up there BTW!



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 09:01 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Was that the one your dad always walked into?



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 09:03 PM
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a reply to: B2StealthBomber

Yep.



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 09:04 PM
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a reply to: NightFlight

The Airecobra/Kingcobra? Now that's an unusual choice...

My dad worked on the Aircobra during his WWII days, before he got to work on the Thunderbolt. He was not a fan.



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 09:16 PM
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a reply to: seagull

$250 was my first guess. (I cheated)

I just know it was the P-40. There was a Tomahawk, Kittyhawk, and a Warhawk in the P-40's production run.

$500 per kill. Monthly salary for all personnel ranged from $250 to $750 per month.

I think they were the only mercenary unit in WWII.



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posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 09:24 PM
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a reply to: Semicollegiate

The fighter portion of the unit flew P-40Bs. There was a ground attack unit as well that flew A-20 and A-28 bombers. All were originally destined for Britain. Interestingly the unit was only in combat for about 8 months.



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 09:24 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

FullQ or partialQ?
Extra refueling gear (obviously), extra lighting (obviously?), extra comms (leftovers), extra CoG deadweight ?

edit on C2016vAmerica/ChicagoTue, 01 Mar 2016 21:27:53 -060031PM9America/Chicago3 by CovertAgenda because: obviously



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 09:30 PM
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a reply to: seagull

Prettiest?
BD-5j



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 09:34 PM
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a reply to: CovertAgenda

The only really obvious difference that could be seen from a distance was one single antenna forward of the pilot director lighting under the fuselage.




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