The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

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just ask the pilot to land on the pilons

i mean, how hard can it be :p
 

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Fairly big. Operational empty weight on it is 383,000 lbs (174,000 kg). Strip the engines and avionics and most of the interior and it will get even lighter.
 

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I had an internship at a crane company during the last 6 months. Our biggest crane lifts 3200 (metric) tons. So the 747 is really nothing... even the smallest one lifts 330 tons (crawler crane).

You can lift that 747 even with a truck crane. Any plane is insanely light weighted for its size.
 
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"The plane?s feathering is cantilever and twin-fin. It consists of centre section and two stabilizer consoles, two parts of the altitude wheel and two fins with direction wheels."

wut?
 

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Went to the UK recently and visited the fleet air arm museum in Yeovilton.

In this photo are:
BAC Concorde 002 (G-BSST)
Hawker P1127 (bottom left - harrier prototype)
Bristol Scout D (top of photo)
Handley Page HP115 (far left - under Concorde wing)
BAC 221 (centre front)
Hawker Hunter T8M (under the nose of Concorde)

 
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No :tease:

Also the coastline in that F-22 photo looks a lot like a lot of coastlines on this little island. I think the photo might have been taken while the F-22s were here earlier this year.
 

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a firefighterplane with jet engines below the wing?

i thought that didn't work, caus when they refill, chances of the engines sucking in water are to big?
 

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a firefighterplane with jet engines below the wing?

i thought that didn't work, caus when they refill, chances of the engines sucking in water are to big?
Don't you mean drop instead of refill? I don't think they'd try to refill a 747 while in flight?

If so, then they solved the problem by placing the nozzles at the rear of the plane, behind the engines.


 
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