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Offline bozon

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Re: B-24 Rocket Launcher
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2012, 10:42:44 AM »
I too was going to say that hindsight is 20/20.  Put yourself in a Bf109 starting your run on a B24 and then seeing the rockets launch... you would think twice about staying on course. 
In hindsight, B24 should have carried crates of sea gulls to dump outside when being attacked. German planes are vulnerable to birds:
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Re: B-24 Rocket Launcher
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2012, 11:57:45 PM »
I think more than anything it was some hairbrained scheme that never amounted to much.

I remember reading some history of some of the hairbrained schemes that were tried out.  They had the philosophy to look at any idea no matter how crazy it sounded.  Many of the ideas were absolutely crazy, and never worked out.  But there were several that did turn out to be very successful.

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Re: B-24 Rocket Launcher
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2012, 02:41:45 AM »
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Like, ya know, when that thing that makes you move, it has pistons and things, When your thingamajigy is providing power, you do not hear other peoples thingamajig when they are providing power.

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Re: B-24 Rocket Launcher
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2012, 06:03:24 AM »
:huh :huh :huh :huh :huh

No idea just some pictures I found online.


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Re: B-24 Rocket Launcher
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2012, 07:34:50 AM »
     Parked in front of a GE hangar, jet engine testbed?
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Re: B-24 Rocket Launcher
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2012, 10:04:10 AM »


Too bad it was for a sci-fi movie -  :D

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Re: B-24 Rocket Launcher
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2012, 10:26:21 AM »
     Parked in front of a GE hangar, jet engine testbed?

Note what appears to be an air intake at the top of the fuselage, showing just above the trailing edge of the left wing. 

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Re: B-24 Rocket Launcher
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2012, 11:23:59 AM »
Note what appears to be an air intake at the top of the fuselage, showing just above the trailing edge of the left wing. 

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Good catch  :aok
Like, ya know, when that thing that makes you move, it has pistons and things, When your thingamajigy is providing power, you do not hear other peoples thingamajig when they are providing power.

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Re: B-24 Rocket Launcher
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2012, 11:47:14 AM »
In 1946 a B-24M # 44-41986 was modified by having a General Electric I-16 jet engine fitted in the waist compartment, with a large air scoop built on top of the fuselage and the exhaust exiting at the former tail-gunner's position. This was undertaken by NACA Lewis Research Center for testing of the effects of icing on jet engines
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