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Posted: 6/28/2015 3:40:22 AM EDT
the Stratojet

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On a similar note...
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I contend that the F- 117 was the coolest looking.

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So what makes a B-52 better than a B-47?
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longer range, more powerful engines, more engines, heavier bomb load
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EDIT 2 - 24 hour ban. I don't know if this was a case of linking and a pic got replaced or what. krp
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longer range, more powerful engines, more engines, heavier bomb load


Isn't about the only think the 47 does better is crew survivability if you need to bail out?

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Isn't about the only think the 47 does better is crew survivability if you need to bail out?

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yeah, but I'll admit that even as a BUFF Crew Chief I think the -47 was sexier looking
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longer range, more powerful engines, more engines, heavier bomb load


Isn't about the only think the 47 does better is crew survivability if you need to bail out?

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Not if you're the guy down in the nose. Lotta people never realize those had a crew of 3. There's an aisle in the cockpit running along the left side of the seats by the canopy leading to the nose station.

Link Posted: 6/28/2015 4:21:53 AM EDT
The film "Strategic Air Command" starring James Stewart features the  B36 and the B47 Stratojet.
I believe its the only film with either of these birds.
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As a kid at Pima Air Museum, I could never understand how the nose gear folded up.  Beautiful plane regardless.
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my dad, possibly the most prosaic man on the planet, gets damn near poetic about flying that thing.  he truly loved that airplane.
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Lockheed NF-104A " Starfighter"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_NF-104A


http://theaviationist.com/2015/04/10/nf-104a-aerospace-trainer-story/

Link Posted: 6/28/2015 5:16:25 AM EDT
There's a B-47 at the Mighty Eighth Air Force museum in Savanah.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 5:28:02 AM EDT
I don't know about the coolest jet ever, but THIS is the sexiest:



It is the aircraft equivalent of a beautiful redhead with big knockers.
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I don't know about the coolest jet ever, but THIS is the sexiest:



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Link Posted: 6/28/2015 7:02:03 AM EDT
When the B47's became operational there was nothing on the Communist/Russian side that could touch them.  Our crews were flying them over Russia and watching/listening to them get all tore up trying to intercept and shoot down the planes.

The Russians complained loudly enough that the US agreed to no longer conduct these overflights (spying) done by the US Air Force.  Then they trained British air crews to fly the B47 and let the Brits do it for us.  

The MIG 17's finally came along and they could catch/shoot down the B47's and we lost some of the bombers and crews.
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Oh please  

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When the B47's became operational there was nothing on the Communist/Russian side that could touch them.  Our crews were flying them over Russia and watching/listening to them get all tore up trying to intercept and shoot down the planes.

The Russians complained loudly enough that the US agreed to no longer conduct these overflights (spying) done by the US Air Force.  Then they trained British air crews to fly the B47 and let the Brits do it for us.  

The MIG 17's finally came along and they could catch/shoot down the B47's and we lost some of the bombers and crews.
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The RB-47 shootdown
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When the B47's became operational there was nothing on the Communist/Russian side that could touch them.  Our crews were flying them over Russia and watching/listening to them get all tore up trying to intercept and shoot down the planes.

The Russians complained loudly enough that the US agreed to no longer conduct these overflights (spying) done by the US Air Force.  Then they trained British air crews to fly the B47 and let the Brits do it for us.  

The MIG 17's finally came along and they could catch/shoot down the B47's and we lost some of the bombers and crews.
The RB-47 shootdown

Thanks.
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And the winner is.  Ding, ding, ding.  B-58 Hustler.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 8:07:07 AM EDT
My vote goes for the F-117
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 8:15:34 AM EDT
Was expecting SR71
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I saw the last flying B-47 when it was flown in to Castle AFB in CA in '88 or '89.  It had sat in the desert for years waiting to be a bombing range target before it was restored by the Castle Museum volunteers (canibalized parts off another B-47 next to it).  It was cleared for a one time flight with a T-38 escort.  The pilot was a retired Brigadier General who was one of the last to have flown a B-47.  Watching it come in, do a low pass, and circle for a landing was awesome!  The pilot did ding one of the engine cowlings when he landed... Really PO'd the guys who had put the plane back together.  One thing about the engines, they took so long to spool up to speed, a small drogue chute was deployed on approach so the engines could be left at half power.  If a go around was needed, the engines would only have to spin up from half throttle instead of idle - much quicker to get to power.  When the plane landed, the drogue chute was used to pull out the big drag chute to slow the plane.  

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Was completely bad-ass looking.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 8:28:19 AM EDT
I built that model as a kid. It was the biggest model I built. Cool jet.
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The "missile with a man in it" was cool, no doubt. One of the best looking aircraft we've ever fielded.
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If your idea of cool is bizarre, perhaps.
OPs choice looks dated now but for its era , yeah, its nice.
Hard to believe that in the space of 50 years we went from Wright Brothers to that monster of a plane
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 8:33:20 AM EDT
203 aircraft lost, 465 aircrew lost. And this was just on the B-47.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 9:07:14 AM EDT
I think you spelled F4 Phantom wrong in your google search
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I knew some old guys at Lockheed who had worked on the B-58.
I understand that it was rather loud.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 9:10:07 AM EDT
My father was fond of that plane................he worked for an aircraft mfg that did the Trip-Mod program updates
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 9:36:29 AM EDT
Always loved the B-47 ...but where's the love for My sexy Herky Girls?












The Ol' Crew Chief

I know it's a USN Deck Monkey design, but the Phantom really is a Truly Sexy Beast.
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THIS!!!!



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Oh hell yes.















 
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 10:23:14 AM EDT
I always thought the F-14 took 1st place in the coolest looking jet ever made.



That could be attributed to me being an 80's kid and being influenced by Top Gun and the anime cartoon show Robotech.
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No, just no.  The century series produced only two decent looking airplanes, the F-100 and F-104, the others were hideous.
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I always thought the F-14 took 1st place in the coolest looking jet ever made.





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That could be attributed to me being an 80's kid and being influenced by Top Gun and the anime cartoon show Robotech.
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Thought this was a USAF thread...
 
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I always thought the F-14 took 1st place in the coolest looking jet ever made.

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--8IaxVnSi--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/j3ban44vxdfebjsmwipu.jpg

That could be attributed to me being an 80's kid and being influenced by Top Gun and the anime cartoon show Robotech.
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Probably my favorite.
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Pure sex!
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 10:55:41 AM EDT
SR71, even sitting on the ground it still looked totally badass and when in the air, i just made everything else look like a Piper Cub.
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F-111





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And if it ever came out on DVD I'd buy it immediately. Its near the top of my want list.

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YES!!! This jet just screams pure sex appeal!!
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 11:32:37 AM EDT
Came in expecting a Hustler thread.  OP failed, FPNI.  

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Have you guys being watching Strategic Air Command again?
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I always thought the F-14 took 1st place in the coolest looking jet ever made.

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--8IaxVnSi--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/j3ban44vxdfebjsmwipu.jpg

That could be attributed to me being an 80's kid and being influenced by Top Gun and the anime cartoon show Robotech.

Thought this was a USAF thread...  



Air Force / Navy

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