Rare Aircraft Pictures

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posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 10:05 AM
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I thought since my fellow ATS brother posted a Military Photos thread, ill post a civil or basic thread on all rare photos


This is the Boeing SST that didnt make it past the mock up stage..


I had to post this one again..


This is a J58 turbojet engine for the SR-71. This is a full throttle test of the engine..




posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 10:25 AM
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both of these pictures reflect technology ahead of its time..



fly by wire was being tested and used in the 70's for military aircraft.. more than 20 years later we now see it in the 777 and now in cars .. The Honda Oddsey. So can u imagine what the military has now !!!!



posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 11:49 AM
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Here's a few pretty rare pics;

first ever attempt at a supersonic fighter (never flown due to politics)


Bristol thought that THIS was competition for the Spitfire and Hurricane!



The West was in fear of the 'Backfin' for years, it never reached service


Vought thought THIS was competition for the F-4!!



Sometimes the West feared bombers that the Russians hadn'r even built.


Not everything we came up with in WW2 was a Spitfire or a Mosquito you know.


The A380 big? Try 5 decks and 24 RR Conways!


Man about to get a surprise! Spectacular view of B-17 at Biggin Hill, 1977


"I say, did you hear a bang?"


Mind how you park around aeroplanes!


[edit on 7-3-2007 by waynos]



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 06:35 AM
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Hooray for skunkworks82!


Excellent idea and some great photos from you and waynos. I would hazzard a guess that the 747 tanker shot was taken during trials for the Imperial Iranian airforce tanker program in the mid 70's. Interesting that they tried it with an SR-71, maybe that was also on the Shah's shopping list?


Once again you have outdone yourself waynos. What was that Vought concept? it looked like an F-8 derivitive. I assume the B-17 shot is real, that guy is about to have a very bad day! That Python Wyvern shot reminds me of that now famous photo of the light aircraft that was sliced up like a loaf of bread by another runaway lightie right here in Sydney(Bankstown to be precise) a few years back. That story actually made it onto the TV show Mythbusters, and they proved it was possible. And now if your tip on using Photobucket has worked for me, I came across this little gem on Flight Internationals website. No hints you just try and guess.





LEE.



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 07:05 AM
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posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 07:09 AM
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The pilot flew upside down and took this picture while inverted


[edit on 8-3-2007 by skunkworks82]



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 07:43 AM
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posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 07:46 AM
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Hmmm, Ill see you hundred and raise you!

Can someone get me some dip for my giant Dorito?



Just a nice picture.



They dont build em like they used to.



One of a Kind




Father of the A380





posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 07:47 AM
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posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 08:47 AM
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Originally posted by skunkworks82
The pilot flew upside down and took this picture while inverted


[edit on 8-3-2007 by skunkworks82]


Which was not regulation so this photo never saw the light of day till the pilot retired and published the photo.


Ox

posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 09:05 AM
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How's this..

Tubular Fuselage

Dont see to many of those flying around



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 09:08 AM
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well i got to hand that pic to you !!
bizarre and weird



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 12:19 PM
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I'm a new poster so if I'm violating anything, I claim ignorance.

There is a great website for aviation photos at:

www.aviationpics.de...

Click on the "Mystery Meat" link for page after page of rare, odd, and just plain ugly aircraft.






posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 12:22 PM
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Great job highvelocity

Welcome to ATS



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 12:50 PM
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Thanks so much to everyone for sharing those stunning photos. I can't begin to compete with some of those but I will offer the McDonnell XF-85 Goblin. What were they on?




posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 01:21 PM
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F-109



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 01:22 PM
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F-108



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 01:23 PM
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F-107



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 01:25 PM
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YB-60





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