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CALTECH 28 Nov 15, 15:06Post
Came across some old photos on a old drive,

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CALTECH 29 Nov 15, 02:31Post
Any guesses ?

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Lucas (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 29 Nov 15, 02:34Post
No guesses, but these are awesome. :))
CALTECH 29 Nov 15, 02:34Post
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CALTECH 29 Nov 15, 02:40Post
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Lucas (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 29 Nov 15, 02:41Post
CALTECH wrote:Came across some old photos on a old drive,

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So this is the Boeing Skyfox from Airwolf?
CALTECH 29 Nov 15, 02:44Post
Lucas wrote:
CALTECH wrote:Came across some old photos on a old drive,

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So this is the Boeing Skyfox from Airwolf?


Yes, a Lockheed T-33 proposed upgrade that was used for the Airwolf tv series.
Lucas (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 29 Nov 15, 02:54Post
I love photos like these. When I was a kid, I used to check out old books on airliners and such, mostly from the 60s and 70s. I was fascinated by the facts and figures.

I still remember cutting out an advertisement for a Boeing 707 from an old National Geographic magazine that my family had. It discussed how in ONE HOUR you could be 600 miles away.

A lot of me wishes that I could have experienced that era.
CALTECH 29 Nov 15, 13:55Post
Lucas wrote:I love photos like these. When I was a kid, I used to check out old books on airliners and such, mostly from the 60s and 70s. I was fascinated by the facts and figures.

I still remember cutting out an advertisement for a Boeing 707 from an old National Geographic magazine that my family had. It discussed how in ONE HOUR you could be 600 miles away.

A lot of me wishes that I could have experienced that era.


I remember flying 707s to Europe, russian airliners in Europe, loved the old prop jobs. Believe I even flew on a Brittania back in 1971, London to Warsaw.

All of our fathers were alive and had experiences during WW2, hearing a very few of their stories was fascinating. Many of them just did not want to take about it. My childhood friend Richard, his father flew Spitfires in a Polish Squadron. The few stories we could get out of him....... WW2 and it's aircraft was very big in our lives....
Click Click D'oh (Photo Quality Screener & Founding Member) 29 Nov 15, 14:42Post
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That looks very Soviet. I'm guessing it's a TU-4 testing counter rotating engines designs for the Bear program.
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CALTECH 29 Nov 15, 17:24Post
Click Click D'oh wrote:
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That looks very Soviet. I'm guessing it's a TU-4 testing counter rotating engines designs for the Bear program.


Yes. Looks like a Boeing/Tupolev hybrid. Except the engines were piston powered, not turboprops like on the Bear Bomber.

"A Tupolev Tu-4LL testbed with a contra-rotating Dobrynin VD-3TK engine installed in each outer position. The LL in the aircraft’s designation stood for “letayushchaya laboratoriya,” which means flying laboratory"

Read that the Tu-95 Bear and some of the derivatives have the same diameter fuselage as the Boeing B-29s that were impounded and held by the Soviets.

TU-4

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TU-80

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TU-85

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TU-95LAL Nuclear Reactor Onboard

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TU-116

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Convairs B-52 Version Prototype, YB-60

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Love the photos of what could have been.

If this heavy fighter aircraft had been picked over the ME-110, how would the Battle of Britain turned out, as this aircraft had better performance than the ME-109, ME-110, Hawker Hurricane, and Supermarine Spitfire.....

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Fumanchewd 30 Nov 15, 03:54Post
CALTECH wrote:Came across some old photos on a old drive,

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I can tell you the tail number, N221SF. I have fueled this plane, I have towed it, I have leaned on it while drunk, and I saw it daily when it was based out of SDL when I worked there. It has been gone for a long time now, not sure where. It spent its later days in camo drab green.

I will see if I have any photos I took of it, but here it is from the web.

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CALTECH 02 Dec 15, 05:19Post
Fumanchewd wrote:I can tell you the tail number, N221SF. I have fueled this plane, I have towed it, I have leaned on it while drunk, and I saw it daily when it was based out of SDL when I worked there. It has been gone for a long time now, not sure where. It spent its later days in camo drab green.

I will see if I have any photos I took of it, but here it is from the web.


Nice. I like the looks of her. What was the talk about it ? Pig or a decent airplane ?

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CALTECH 02 Dec 15, 05:34Post
Fumanchewd wrote:I can tell you the tail number, N221SF. I have fueled this plane, I have towed it, I have leaned on it while drunk, and I saw it daily when it was based out of SDL when I worked there. It has been gone for a long time now, not sure where. It spent its later days in camo drab green.

I will see if I have any photos I took of it, but here it is from the web.


Found this site,... if you care....

http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/ ... Beast.aspx

T-33 derivative, Navy style

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Souped up P-51 !

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ShanwickOceanic (netAirspace FAA) 02 Dec 15, 09:09Post
Some fascinating shots in this thread {thumbsup}
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CALTECH 02 Dec 15, 17:27Post
ShanwickOceanic wrote:Some fascinating shots in this thread {thumbsup}


Love to see the what could have beens......

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This one caught me offguard....

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Lucas (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 02 Dec 15, 18:56Post
CALTECH wrote:Image

This one caught me offguard....




What the devil!?!
miamiair (netAirspace FAA) 02 Dec 15, 19:31Post
Lucas wrote:
CALTECH wrote:Image

This one caught me offguard....




What the devil!?!


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Fumanchewd 03 Dec 15, 06:03Post
CALTECH wrote:
Fumanchewd wrote:I can tell you the tail number, N221SF. I have fueled this plane, I have towed it, I have leaned on it while drunk, and I saw it daily when it was based out of SDL when I worked there. It has been gone for a long time now, not sure where. It spent its later days in camo drab green.

I will see if I have any photos I took of it, but here it is from the web.


Nice. I like the looks of her. What was the talk about it ? Pig or a decent airplane ?

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Still a pig. I think that it was supposed to make the T33 a multi-engine trainer more than anything else, it still wasn't very fast.
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