Boeing B47 rocket assisted take-off

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Because we haven`t had a plane in AGES.
And this is pretty damn cool.


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    rfreedii

    Almost enough to give me a chub, but the B-36’s in the background did the trick.

    nyoki

    Cool pic, sis.

    RSIxidor

    Sis? Sis … ? Is she your sis?

    figosound

    I can haz pollution plz?

    Kishi

    I do believe this calls for a proper AMERICA! FUCK YEAH!

    WistfulD

    Amazing as a breakthrough, kinda flopped in its’ own right though. They wanted it to go too fast and have too great a range for the technology of the time. I was basically a flying fuel tank. A plane that has 132 kN of thrust from its’ turbojets needs another 79.2 in solid fuel rockets (which are a lot harder to reuse than liquid rockets) to launch? And having to put dry ice in the gas tank? Needed lots of refits cause it had lots of metal fatigue. Still it lead to all the jet powered fighters and bombers made… Read more »

    mikoyangurevich15

    Yeah,this is a classic photo.

    WhiskeyTango

    Is that Kirtland AFB in the background?

    Queensly

    Whatever happened to good old Atkinson anyway?