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Posted: 8/26/2014 8:46:25 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/27/2014 5:06:06 PM EST
That was a great read an they are awesome shots. Thank you.
Link Posted: 8/27/2014 5:32:24 PM EST
Hard to believe they were designed less than 25 years apart. That's hell of a jump in technology.
Link Posted: 8/28/2014 5:30:30 PM EST
Wow, that is the coolest picture I've seen lately!

Amazing that they got away with it, too!
Link Posted: 8/28/2014 5:38:54 PM EST
Cool

Link Posted: 8/29/2014 9:14:32 AM EST
Cool story and pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Not only did Jeannie not make it to the Smithsonian, she was renamed, and...

The Galloping Ghost
Link Posted: 9/2/2014 1:19:44 PM EST
I sent this story to an old friend of mine, who is a huge aviation fan, and knows a lot of people. He was very skeptical... in fact, he called bullshit. I told him I would be surprised that someone would write a five page BS article for no reason, so he asked.

Subject: Re: Fastest Formation
From: Skipholmxxx@xxx.xxx
To: yyyy@yyy.yyy
CC:

Hi yyyy,
It is real. Nowadays, photo shop makes everyone skeptical, as it should!
Check 6,
Skip


In a message dated 8/29/2014 11:36:01 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
yyyy@yyy.yyy writes:


Hi Sir!


Just a quick question...


Is this for real? I'm very skeptical.


Thank you!

yyyy
Link Posted: 9/4/2014 12:31:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 12:25:45 PM EST
Awesome. I've wandered around Sanders' hangars many times. They have some nice stuff. Too bad the P-51 didn't survive.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 6:27:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ske714:
Cool story and pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Not only did Jeannie not make it to the Smithsonian, she was renamed, and...

The Galloping Ghost
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Damn! I thought that was her. Thanks for completing the story. What a gorgeous airplane she was to end in such a tragedy.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 6:59:49 PM EST
Neat story.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 7:31:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By nametaken158:


Awesome pic and interesting story!

The relative deck angles are hilarious.
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Originally Posted By nametaken158:


Awesome pic and interesting story!

The relative deck angles are hilarious.


Have you seen the photos of an SR-71 and a U-2 in formation? The SR is even more nose up and near stall than in the P-51 photo and the U-2 has about 5 degrees of nose down attitude to keep up with the stalling SR-71.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:02:46 AM EST
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Originally Posted By FlyingGorilla:


Have you seen the photos of an SR-71 and a U-2 in formation? The SR is even more nose up and near stall than in the P-51 photo and the U-2 has about 5 degrees of nose down attitude to keep up with the stalling SR-71.
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Originally Posted By FlyingGorilla:
Originally Posted By nametaken158:


Awesome pic and interesting story!

The relative deck angles are hilarious.


Have you seen the photos of an SR-71 and a U-2 in formation? The SR is even more nose up and near stall than in the P-51 photo and the U-2 has about 5 degrees of nose down attitude to keep up with the stalling SR-71.


Have spent a couple years at Beale....yup, I've seen 'em lol



And yea, they're absurd
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