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Most aesthetic era of aviation
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>>3094584
The helicopter ruins it.
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>>3094589
I've been to see the only flying model still in existence
I didn't realize how important it was at the time

I'm a failing aerospace engineering student
I really wish i had been working on planes in the cold war era, they seemed so much more interesting and experimental at the time
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>>3098353
Did it launch that missile or did it dodge it?
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>>3094578
awesome set anon
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>>3099851
launch
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>>3099864
Are two of those the same or different but look very much alike?
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>>3101109
left is a Convair F-102 and right is a Convair F-106. The F-106 was the result of Convairs efforts to improve the F-102
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>>3101109
have a look at the engine intakes
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The F-106 is a badass plane. When I was a kid I lived next to an Air Force base with 106's, and every now and then they'd scramble a dozen of them at 2:00 AM. Then 20 minutes later they'd come coasting in making that weird howl sound they make.

Takeoffs were loud. Then they'd hit afterburner with a BOOoooom.
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holy fuck
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>>3094579
The 104, the missle with a man in it.
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Im gonna throw in the F4 Phantom, because it was developed in the late 50's. Still one of the meanest baddest looking planes ever built. This ideology of the 50's was speed speed speed, maneuverability be dam, it's all about mach #'s, and missiles.
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>>3104306
I still can't understand why our Luftwaffe tried so hard to make a fighter-bomber out of that thing
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>>3110921
>ywn climb the long ladder into it's cockpit
>ywn dodge SAM's over the dragons jaw.
>ywn never fly downtown Hanoi
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>>3113623
HOWLING!
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>>3113688
why even live
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>>3111367
probably budgetary reasons
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they could only afford one plane. so they got a multi-role fighter.
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>>3143289
the Hustler is such an awesome aircraft, just so sad it never got to do what it was designed for
also, it still holds the world record for the longest supersonic flight
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>>3094885
My dad was flying 102s in Alaska in '64. Good chance he flew this plane given they rotated planes within the squadron. He also flew this plane in Iceland (OC, national air force museum).
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>>3148534
And this, F-106 out of McChord AFB
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>>3136861
>multi-role fighter
You just described the problem: this thing is specialized for bomber hunting at high altitude, not for ground hugging with big bombs
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>>3144388
Yeah, it's surely sad that the US never exorcised communism with thermonuclear reactions
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Hover jet technology is the best!
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best looking planes ever
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The only still flying Starfighter in the world (At least as i know of)
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what a beauty
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Is that a huge bomb underneath?
(or a dummy for practice at least)

Those nacelles are smooth as fuck.
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apparently there's 4 more (2 are CF104's) in the States flown by civilians

>>3188223
its a fuel tank/bomb combination,
the lower part(fuel) can be jettisoned if necessary
and it looks baller AF
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>expecting the state to be able to manage something effectively

After all it just took them a couple of hundred crashes before they stopped overloading them!

Isn't this also a problem with the Eurofighter as well nowadays? You can't fully equip it or it won't take off and the F-35 loses its stealth capabilities if it is fully equipped. Even back in the day they couldn't stop themselves from turning the Me 262 into a bomber!

They can't resist the idea of an jack of all trades, the eierlegende Wollmilchsau.
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Dassault ??
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New desktop background!
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amazing thread. starfighters make me moist.
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