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Aviation trivia quiz.

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posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 06:46 AM
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a reply to: Imagewerx

Mach 3

www.youtube.com...

was my guess correct with empty fuel tanks




posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: unclewall

Sorry but yes to empty fuel tanks.

But landing gear down at Mach 3,it's bad enough opening a car door at 20 MPH!!!!!!



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 01:53 PM
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Mach 3 speed over land but 300kts air speed (because the air is so thin at 90,000 ft mach 3 is like 300 kts at sea level) black birds took off at close to 200kts and would gain speed rapidly they would soon reach the gear limit which was 350kts

Where did the US get the Titanium for blackbirds from

edit on 1-6-2016 by unclewall because: spelling



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: unclewall

USSR



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 04:29 PM
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originally posted by: JIMC5499
a reply to: unclewall

USSR

Correct we needed the Titanium so we could spy on them and they helped us gotta love it

What stealth feature did the leading edges of the wings and chine have



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 05:20 PM
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a reply to: unclewall

Iron oxide paint I believe it was.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 07:18 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: unclewall

Iron oxide paint I believe it was.

Close the paint was a early form of RAM but it was applied to the whole plane
The leading edges had a sawtooth edge like around the windows of the F-117 and was covered by a what they called a composite material which contains what looks like asbestos ( I have some of the material)



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 12:54 PM
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Just remembered this bit of useless trivia.

How did British military airfields used to be named,it's not as obvious as you might think?



posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 12:26 PM
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Come on guys,no one know the answer to this one?



posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 01:48 PM
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I think they were named after closest railroad station



posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: Benzer

You da man Benzer,not the nearest town as most people naturally assume.



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 05:03 PM
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What was the only ever seaplane with VTOL,they only made two of them?



posted on Jul, 19 2016 @ 09:43 AM
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a reply to: Imagewerx

Bartini Beriev VVA-14



posted on Jul, 19 2016 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: JIMC5499
a reply to: Imagewerx

Bartini Beriev VVA-14


Correct!!! Your turn to ask.



posted on Jul, 19 2016 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: Imagewerx

OK! What aircraft is this?



posted on Jul, 19 2016 @ 05:11 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

Fairchild T-46. One of the NGT competitors, possibly the winner, although it was canned with no aircraft ordered.



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 03:31 AM
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Question, what was Miss Shillings Orifice used for? (no laughing)
edit on 20-7-2016 by waynos because: A word for laughing was censored. WTF???



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 02:19 PM
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I had to look it up so I'm not going to post the answer. I have actually seen one, but, it was referred to by a different name. I'll say where I saw it after someone answers, because< I don't want to give it away.



posted on Jul, 24 2016 @ 01:16 PM
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originally posted by: waynos
Question, what was Miss Shillings Orifice used for? (no laughing)


A modification to the carburetors on Merlin engines allowing the Spitfire to perform a couple of seconds of negative G maneuvers. Before this Luftwaffe Bf-109s learnt that they could easily escape Spitfires by performing a -ve G maneuver. If the Spitfire followed it, it's carb couldn't handle the negative g and the engine would cut out.



posted on Jul, 24 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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originally posted by: vivtho

originally posted by: waynos
Question, what was Miss Shillings Orifice used for? (no laughing)


A modification to the carburetors on Merlin engines allowing the Spitfire to perform a couple of seconds of negative G maneuvers. Before this Luftwaffe Bf-109s learnt that they could easily escape Spitfires by performing a -ve G maneuver. If the Spitfire followed it, it's carb couldn't handle the negative g and the engine would cut out.


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