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Aviation trivia quiz.

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posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 01:51 PM
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originally posted by: waynos


a reply to: Imagewerx
The Swiss FFA P-16 ground attack fighter was the basis for the Learjet. Dunno about the stunt.

Regarding your aerofoil-section rigging wires, they were called rafwires as they were developed by the Royal Aircraft Factory during WW1


Yes and the stunt was sitting his 3 year old grandson at the controls of a Learjet that was on automatic pilot.He hid in the back when the jet was intercepted by military fighters and all they saw was a toddler apparently flying a Learjet.
Thanks for the info on the rigging wires.I'm now pretty sure the knife was made by my dad who was in the Fleet Air Arm during WW2,so the wire could have come from something like a Fairey Swordfish or similar from that era?




posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 01:58 PM
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Next question.

What unusual maneuver did B47s use to deliver atomic bombs that allowed them more time to escape from the blast zone,and what name did they give to it?



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 04:39 PM
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originally posted by: Imagewerx
Next question.

What unusual maneuver did B47s use to deliver atomic bombs that allowed them more time to escape from the blast zone,and what name did they give to it?


LABS and not the retriever kind (more of an 'Idiot loop" kind of thing)

edit on 11/9/16 by FredT because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 04:45 PM
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originally posted by: FredT

originally posted by: Imagewerx
Next question.

What unusual maneuver did B47s use to deliver atomic bombs that allowed them more time to escape from the blast zone,and what name did they give to it?


LABS and not the retriever kind (more of an 'Idiot loop" kind of thing)


LABS was the official name,it's the unofficial one I'm looking for?



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: Imagewerx

Toss bombing?



posted on Nov, 10 2016 @ 06:34 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Imagewerx

Toss bombing?


No.Three words.............



posted on Nov, 10 2016 @ 06:42 AM
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a reply to: Imagewerx

Lob Toss Bombing



posted on Nov, 10 2016 @ 09:07 AM
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originally posted by: JIMC5499
a reply to: Imagewerx

Lob Toss Bombing


A different three words!



posted on Nov, 10 2016 @ 01:31 PM
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a reply to: Imagewerx

Actually it is four words. Low Altitude Bombing System.



posted on Nov, 10 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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Over the Shoulder



posted on Nov, 10 2016 @ 04:11 PM
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originally posted by: Benzer
Over the Shoulder


I knew Benzer would get it in the end. Well done the smart guy from Utah!!!!



posted on Nov, 10 2016 @ 04:22 PM
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Cuz yeah, that 1/2 Cuban 8 is gonna keep you clear of that nuclear explosion.

Those guys were nuts.



posted on Nov, 10 2016 @ 05:41 PM
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Like this in case some people don't know this maneuver.....




posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 05:18 AM
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a reply to: Benzer
With all this talk of tossing, I thought 'over the shoulder' might just be an airforce vernacular for an over-the-top reach around.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 03:06 PM
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a reply to: cosmania

Our helos used to carry a B-61 configured as a nuclear depth charge. Our top speed was about 100 knots. Go figure.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: CovertAgenda

Could be, i was Navy



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 06:56 PM
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a reply to: Benzer
Analogous to 'finding the golden rivet' then.... LOL



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: Benzer

When? I was 82-87. I was with CVW-6 on Independence and Forrestal.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 04:38 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

It was 83-89 I was a GSM on FFG-10 USS Duncan active and as a reserve



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