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Name These Planes... By G Dubya  
User currently offlineStarship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

Well the original post got deleted, but I am determined to post my answers none the less. After all I spent a lot of time researching the topic.

Photo # 1: Lockheed Constellation

Photo # 2: North American YF-107A

Photo # 3: XB-70 Valkyrie

How did I do?

Behind every "no" is a "yes"
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User currently offlineG Dubya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

1.  Big thumbs up
2.  Big thumbs up
3.  Big thumbs up

You also won a free angelfire web page! Big grin

How come you got to see the pics?

The legend of G Dubya continues...

User currently offlineStarship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1330 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.

Behind every "no" is a "yes"
User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4300 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1312 times:

Man that would suck (literally) ejecting from that YB-107A. Why did your original post get deleted?

Chicks dig winglets.
User currently offlineG Dubya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1309 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.  Smile

Anyway, here's a better picture of the same Connie (EC-12D)...I wanted to use the dorsal hump but didn't have any better pics either. That was the best I could do.
If pic doesn't show up, here's a direct link.
http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/outdoor/ec121.jpg or http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/outdoor/od24.htm

BTW, I purposely included the long undercarriage, It was a gimme clue.  Big grin


User currently offlineG Dubya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

Pictures didn't show up.

...so anyone who answered "angelfire" was technically correct! Big grin

User currently offlineAccord From South Korea, joined Sep 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

YB107A.......I like obscure aircraft but this thing takes
the biscuit!!

Give me a Vulcan anyday. Fly British it's safer.


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