Starship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 988 times:
North American YB-107A
I usually have a dozen or more windows open at any one time. As as your topic had been open for some twenty minutes or so, I was surprised to see that the first picture of the Constellation had loaded. That made me realise that you had in fact got the image source address's correct, but that angelfire's website was the problem. By right-clicking on the other two angelfire logos and going down to 'properties', I was able to get the other two photos URL addresses. These I loaded into two new browser windows and let them take their time to load.
The North American YF-107A really had me stumped. I didn't think there was nearly enough detail in that photo to enable me to identify it. It was only that window to the rear of the cockpit canopy that could identify the aircraft.
YB-107A photo: Hy Yarchun
Of course the "object" above the aircraft had me confused as well. Quite by chance I came across a photo showing an aircraft with this unusual dorsal air- intake and when I did a double-take on the pic I recognised the trapezium-styled rear cockpit window and that's how I identified it.
The Connie has a very unique front undercarriage and that pretty much gave that one away.
The Valkyrie had its six engine nozzels all grouped together in the middle at the rear and while I thought I had that one in the bag, I had to check in order to make sure and the tail number matched with my pics.
G Dubya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 967 times:
Again, my apologies for the quality of the pictures. It was taken during the mid-seventies at The Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB. I have more pics, including a Junkers JU-52, Sikorsky "Flying Banana" helo, B-58 Hustler, HU-16 Albatross and more.
I have the pictures stored in my personal webpage, but not shown in html format...don't know how to do it, yet.