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Posted: 9/20/2005 4:15:08 PM EDT
Not more than 2 weeks ago.... Can't find it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:56:28 PM EDT
RB-57




Link Posted: 9/21/2005 2:54:59 AM EDT
yep, our version of the Canberra. Probably the most ugly jet ever made.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:03:00 AM EDT
that's it thanks... and oh yeah


MY EYES!!!!!! OWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:13:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:14:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
yep, our version of the Canberra. Probably the most ugly jet ever made.



Shoot, that's the pretty version. You should see the flat black plus international orange paint scheme -
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:22:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:26:12 AM EDT
why do people call airplanes "jets" ??????

when i was a kid no one called them "props" !!!!!

they were called airplanes or aircraft !!

i am a former U.S.N. JET engine mechanic, and to call an airplane a "JET" is the stupidest thing i have encountered in many years !!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:29:17 AM EDT
I kinda like the looks of it.
You want ugly?
Super Guppy.

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:31:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Buttplate:
why do people call airplanes "jets" ??????

when i was a kid no one called them "props" !!!!!

they were called airplanes or aircraft !!

i am a former U.S.N. JET engine mechanic, and to call an airplane a "JET" is the stupidest thing i have encountered in many years !!!!!!!



I'm a former squid jet mechanic, and I called them jets then. I'm .gov on C-5s, and call these things jets.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:34:10 AM EDT
what's the story on these? Were they designed to replace the U2, but satellites and the SR71 rendered them obsolete right away? Or something else?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:38:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
what's the story on these? Were they designed to replace the U2, but satellites and the SR71 rendered them obsolete right away? Or something else?



You didnt get the memo?
Those are the hurricane steering planes. They have a 50 giga watt plasma laser then shoot into the eye of the hurricane, and they control the hurricane.
Why do you think these hurricanes are suddenly coming into the Gulf?


Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:45:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
what's the story on these? Were they designed to replace the U2, but satellites and the SR71 rendered them obsolete right away? Or something else?




RB-52's were the predecessor to the U-2.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:48:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
what's the story on these? Were they designed to replace the U2, but satellites and the SR71 rendered them obsolete right away? Or something else?



Martin B-57's and RB-57's predated the U-2. There were 2 or maybe 2 1/2 variants; the first was basically a Canberra built in the US, the second had longer wings (motors too?) to increase it's ceiling. My memory is fuzzy, there may have been two iterations of span increase. There is bound to be more stuff on the internet than you can read about these airplanes.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:59:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AeroE:

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
what's the story on these? Were they designed to replace the U2, but satellites and the SR71 rendered them obsolete right away? Or something else?



Martin B-57's and RB-57's predated the U-2. There were 2 or maybe 2 1/2 variants; the first was basically a Canberra built in the US, the second had longer wings (motors too?) to increase it's ceiling. My memory is fuzzy, there may have been two iterations of span increase. There is bound to be more stuff on the internet than you can read about these airplanes.



Yep, RB-57D's had a 106' wing span and used J57 engines and F models had a 126' wing span and used TF33s.

www.globalsecurity.org/intell/systems/rb-57.htm
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:05:36 AM EDT
Taken at an airshow...







Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:45:23 AM EDT





Looks like his suit failed at high alitutde, he's almost not there!

(and I called it a 'jet' to narrow down the type of plane cause there have prolly been many u2 pics up.)
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:06:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Buttplate:
why do people call airplanes "jets" ??????

when i was a kid no one called them "props" !!!!!




I feel the same way when people call SEALs or SF guys "commandos."
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:11:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Buttplate:
why do people call airplanes "jets" ??????

when i was a kid no one called them "props" !!!!!

they were called airplanes or aircraft !!

i am a former U.S.N. JET engine mechanic, and to call an airplane a "JET" is the stupidest thing i have encountered in many years !!!!!!!



Because calling it a flying machine every time would get a little old.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:14:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pv74:
Taken at an airshow...

tinypic.com/dwou48.jpg

tinypic.com/dwouas.jpg

tinypic.com/dwoufr.jpg

tinypic.com/dwoupx.jpg




where was the airshow? little unusual to see the "Black Cats" guys at an airshow
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:17:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 9:18:05 AM EDT by Mr45auto]
Wasnt the B57 the plane Col Hambleton was shot down in? ( BAT-21)

Of the older jet bombers I like the B58 Hustler
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:29:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zakk_Wylde_470:

Originally Posted By Buttplate:
why do people call airplanes "jets" ??????

when i was a kid no one called them "props" !!!!!




I feel the same way when people call SEALs or SF guys "commandos."



Jet is short for jet airplane. Similar to how we sometimes say “auto” instead of “automobile,” like “auto dealership” or “auto repair.”

A commando is a commando as in guerilla warfare. Hell Douglas C. Waller wrote a book called The Commandos about US Spec Ops training and got exclusive access to watch the Green Berets, SEALs, Rangers, and others train. I think if they had a problem with the name he wouldn’t have called his book “The Commandos.” Quit being so nit picky.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:40:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 9:41:18 AM EDT by prk]

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
yep, our version of the Canberra. Probably the most ugly jet ever made.

IMO, that dishonor goes to the XF85 Goblin. It looked like a fat man running: You couldn't see any reason why or how it was even moving in the first place, but you just knew it was going to trip and start tumbling any second now.




gunpoint-3d.com/model-Goblin.html
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 11:14:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pv74:
Taken at an airshow...



U2?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 11:33:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 11:36:45 AM EDT by Waldo]

Originally Posted By Mr45auto:
Wasnt the B57 the plane Col Hambleton was shot down in? ( BAT-21)




EB66, IIRC. (or RB66) Navy flew it too as the A-3 (or something like that)

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 11:37:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By prk:

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
yep, our version of the Canberra. Probably the most ugly jet ever made.

IMO, that dishonor goes to the XF85 Goblin. It looked like a fat man running: You couldn't see any reason why or how it was even moving in the first place, but you just knew it was going to trip and start tumbling any second now.




gunpoint-3d.com/model-Goblin.html



There's one of those at the SAC museum over here. Wierd little plane.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 11:38:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By prk:

Originally Posted By pv74:
Taken at an airshow...



U2?



Offutt had one show up a couple of years ago. I got to the the crew chief's tour of it.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 11:43:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By yzl337:

Originally Posted By pv74:
Taken at an airshow...

tinypic.com/dwou48.jpg

tinypic.com/dwouas.jpg

tinypic.com/dwoufr.jpg

tinypic.com/dwoupx.jpg




where was the airshow? little unusual to see the "Black Cats" guys at an airshow



I can't see the pics, damn firewall blocks all pic hosting sites. When I was working U-2s in the 5 RS "Black Cats" we did at least one airshow. It can't be the first or the last.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 1:00:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yzl337:

Originally Posted By pv74:
Taken at an airshow...

tinypic.com/dwou48.jpg

tinypic.com/dwouas.jpg

tinypic.com/dwoufr.jpg

tinypic.com/dwoupx.jpg




where was the airshow? little unusual to see the "Black Cats" guys at an airshow




My guess is that they were taken at a recent airshow at Osan AB, ROK.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 2:58:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Buttplate:
why do people call airplanes "jets" ??????

when i was a kid no one called them "props" !!!!!


It’s because they derive their thrust from the “jet principle”, AKA action-reaction, AKA Newton’s Third Law, AKA “blow it out your arse”.

Yes, I sometimes hear non-pilots refer to them as "prop jobs".
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:25:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 2A373:

Originally Posted By yzl337:

Originally Posted By pv74:
Taken at an airshow...

tinypic.com/dwou48.jpg

tinypic.com/dwouas.jpg

tinypic.com/dwoufr.jpg

tinypic.com/dwoupx.jpg




where was the airshow? little unusual to see the "Black Cats" guys at an airshow




My guess is that they were taken at a recent airshow at Osan AB, ROK.




Yup... not your usual airshow...

Got some nice pics of ROKAF aircraft too...
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 10:19:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 10:20:09 PM EDT by ARDunstan]

Originally Posted By Waldo:

Originally Posted By Mr45auto:
Wasnt the B57 the plane Col Hambleton was shot down in? ( BAT-21)




EB66, IIRC. (or RB66) Navy flew it too as the A-3 (or something like that)





USN Douglas A-3 Skywarrior




USAF Douglas B-66 Destroyer




ETA: Very few parts between them were interchangeable
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 10:21:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chairborne:

Originally Posted By yzl337:

Originally Posted By pv74:
Taken at an airshow...

tinypic.com/dwou48.jpg

tinypic.com/dwouas.jpg

tinypic.com/dwoufr.jpg

tinypic.com/dwoupx.jpg




where was the airshow? little unusual to see the "Black Cats" guys at an airshow



I can't see the pics, damn firewall blocks all pic hosting sites. When I was working U-2s in the 5 RS "Black Cats" we did at least one airshow. It can't be the first or the last.




so weird to hear people call it the 5 RS, I lived at Osan '90-'92, my dad was the commander when it still Det 2
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 3:19:46 AM EDT
At least the Goblin was ugly in a charicaturish way... The RB57/Canberra were just plain FUGLY! I think they teach a Fugly Aero 101 course in England as a compulsory class for an Aero Engineeering Degree...

Sure, the Spitfire and Mosquito are pretty planes but what can you say about a country that turns out planes like the Canberra, Fairey Gannet, BAC Lightening, etc? All of them were butt-heinous compared to their contemporaries, and jokeworthy today!
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 4:16:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pv74:


Yup... not your usual airshow...

Got some nice pics of ROKAF aircraft too...




We're waiting on them.
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