Unofficial Aviation Buff Thread

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  1. pigfarmer

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  2. Dejan Corovic

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    For years I was wandering where was the bomb bay on XB-70 Valkyrie and low and behold, today I discovered.

    It was tiny :) relative to B=52 and occupied a small volume between the air intakes :). Very good video with lots of good details about the possibly one of the greatest designs in aviation history.

     
  3. Dejan Corovic

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    Here is a great video shot inside B-29 bomber.

    B-29 was great leap in WW2 bomber tech because it had mechanical computer to do the aiming. Interesting fact is that any gunner in the plane was able to point all the bomber's guns at a single enemy aeroplane. No wander B-29 gunner crews managed to shoot close to 1,000 Japanese interceptors. Russians managed to snatch a few and make about 500 copies.

    Here you are:

     
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    The Soviet copy was the Tu-4

    Tupolev Tu-4 - Wikipedia

    They made 847, according to Wikipedia.
     
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  7. Dejan Corovic

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    Well, if space flight counts as aviation, here is a beautiful personal story about private life of an astronaut.

    Probably well worth watching, I'm about to start watching it myself :):

     

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