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Another X-47 milestone - catapault takeoff

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posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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From a "regular" airfield not a carrier, but another step along the path....



the ground crew seem happy




posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 04:17 PM
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That guy on the ground have watched top gun to many times

Anyway, beautiful plane except they should have colored it pink with a peace symbol on it

I hope they will do good things with a plane like this, curing cancer, helping the poor, green energy and spreading love and peace overall putting our tax money to good use.. *end of sarcasm*



posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 06:47 PM
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Originally posted by Spacespider
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That guy on the ground have watched top gun to many times

Anyway, beautiful plane except they should have colored it pink with a peace symbol on it

I hope they will do good things with a plane like this, curing cancer, helping the poor, green energy and spreading love and peace overall putting our tax money to good use.. *end of sarcasm*


Mandatory star. Your taxes at work, debt headin' for the Danger Zone Kenny lol.
We've come a long way indeed from slingshottin' that Kingfisher off the end of
a recycled cargo job... was that the first Yorkville?? That thing looks too greasy
and cute to not have a pilot inside enjoying it. Dunno, on the other hand maybe
hands-on it handles like a dirty pie plate... too many hands on the on????



posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 06:58 PM
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Cool. Bump. Wonder how the front-to-back or other possible
imbalance(s) are on this bird for a hook landing. Most of the
horror stories I heard from the Navy fliers about some earlier
sorties weren't the weapons or dogfighting prowess, but
getting them back in. Looks almost like a baby B2...
form follows function I guess. And why worry: if they DO
decide to bring it back there's nobody home anyway lol.



posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 07:37 PM
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Not really into military aircraft, but I gave you a star and a flag because you have "Cat"apult in your title!






 
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