That's cool, seen it before but it's always nice to see rare things like that.
I going to guess that they can't use the catapult for the U2 to take off... In my minds eye I can see the fuselage going into the sea like a javelin
leaving 2 big black wings on the flight deck if they tried to use it
I have a question, daftest ever, but got to ask it, in a situation like in your picture, if the U2 was ultra secret, what would their designation have
been to the tankers pilots? and the guy in the rear was he told not to look?
According to wiki - and of course wiki is always right! There were only ever 6 U-2E/F (the ones that could refuel mid air)... And I'm gonna guess
the tanker pilots knew all about them, they would have to, it would take on fuel very differently to other aircraft I would think - much slower air
In that video you posted the narrator claimed that 7 U-2's were shot down. I tried to search to confirm this but can only find 2 instances of it
being "shot down", both were in the 60's. 'The golden BB" and over Cuba a year or so later. There was a report of one crashing in UAE. Any
Gary Powers over the Soviet Union in 1960 to an SA-2. Captured by Soviet forces.
Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr. on 27 Oct 1962 to an SA-2. Killed.
Those were the only two USAF shoot downs. There were 5 that were flown by Taiwanese pilots that were shot down over the Republic of China.
Huai Chang near Nanchang 9 Sept 1962. Died of injuries.
Robin Yeh near Jiangxi 1 Nov 1963. Captured and later released.
Terry Lee near Fujian 7 July 1964. Pilot was killed.
Jack Chang near Inner Mongolia 10 Jan 1965. Captured and later released.
Tom Huang near Jiangxi 8 Sept 1967. Pilot was killed.
16 May 1969 Billy Chang was flying 100 nm south of Cheju Island and lost control. Pilot was killed in the crash. That was the last operational loss
for the Taiwanese squadron.
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