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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Gramaisc, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Gramaisc

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    Today's featured picture on Wikipedia. The NB-36H, with it's operational airborne nuclear reactor, although it didn't actually power the plane.

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    Thats a nice looking kit from Monogram, though I think they have no ceased to exist with Revell USA and Revell GmbH merging only just last week.

    I do remember reading about the NB-36H and its nuclear powdered experimental capabilities. Interesting concept but it would never have taken off....see what I did there? ;)
     
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    The Soviets stuck a reactor in a Bear - the slimmer fuselage requiring slight fairings to accommodate it.

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    I absolutely love the TU-59 Bear. Menacing and graceful at the same time.

    This is a great documentary series to watch, especially for Soviet aviation

     
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    Great plane - still trundling on - and remarkably reliable.

    Haven't watched the video yet, but I hope it shows the extendable refuelling probe - that makes docking with the drogue so much easier. Line up with the drogue, get within a few feet, then quickly extend it, rather than try to push the whole plane forwards...

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    cleaver people those Ruskies!!

    There are quite a few documentaries on YouTube for Wings of the Red Star - the TU-160 White Swan...or as we know it, the Rockwell B1-B Lancer is interesting too.

     
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    I've watched most - I might even have watched the Nuclear Bear one a while back - we'll (I'll) see later...

    They get accused of copying anything that has even a vaguely similar outline - I'm often tempted to ask what they copied the Tu 95 from, although it had its genetic ancestry going back to the three B-29s that landed in the Soviet Far East after Japan raids and led on through the Bull and the Badger, I suppose...
     
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    they could very well have use tech from the B-29's, which were also copied?
     
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    Indeed, they did, the Bull was essentially a re-engineered B-29, but little would fit a Tu 95, I suspect.

    It's rare to see anybody mention where the fashion for twin-finned fighters started, though..
     
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    Wright Flyer? - neither would keep up with a MiG 25, I suspect.
     
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    Oh I dunno, an SR-71 ight just give it a run for its money?

    Or perhaps the highly "top secret" Project Arora?
     
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    mph/$, the MiG would take some beating.
     
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    I'm being offered these on eBay now - I wonder if I have enough aluminium sheet?

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    Those are ame great blueprint drawings!
     
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    Tactical Weapons Effects Tests from 1963.

     
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    Curious as to why the F-35's are liveried up as USAF F-35's?
     
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