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#101 DougRichards

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 2244 PM

 

My bad :)

No problem; Doug is off, too.  In '38, it was the Army Air CORPS:P  Zoomies were just getting their wings (and attitude ;) )

 

 

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 2327 PM


 


My bad :)

No problem; Doug is off, too.  In '38, it was the Army Air CORPS:P  Zoomies were just getting their wings (and attitude ;) )
 
I accept the rebuke willingly and with a toxic masculine grin on my face.    :D
HA! 😝

Edited by shep854, 20 January 2019 - 2328 PM.

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 1811 PM

According to Wiki the record-breaker Wellesleys were 3 out of 5 special builds, which fact makes them comparable to  the 2 Russian special aircraft, not? Everyday aviation seems to be far from 11.000 kilometers then.


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#104 DougRichards

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 2246 PM

According to Wiki the record-breaker Wellesleys were 3 out of 5 special builds, which fact makes them comparable to  the 2 Russian special aircraft, not? Everyday aviation seems to be far from 11.000 kilometers then.

 

That is true, but if the USA had understood that the ANTS that crossed the pole had not a snowflake's chance in hell of becoming a viable weapon against the USA, then the feat would have been meaningless.  The Wellessley were at least based on a service aircraft, and demonstrated in many ways that other service aircraft, not just esoteric experimental types, were capable of adoption for long range.

 

It should be remembered that the next record holder (not closed circuit that is) - the P-2 known as the Truculent Turtle - was the third production Neptune and had been re-fitted "Loaded with fuel in extra tanks fitted in practically every spare space in the aircraft," which did not stop that particular aircraft from being able to claim the record, while service aircraft continued to be built.  No service ANT-25 was ever constructed.  It was a design dead end.


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Posted 25 January 2019 - 0831 AM

According to Wiki the record-breaker Wellesleys were 3 out of 5 special builds, which fact makes them comparable to  the 2 Russian special aircraft, not? Everyday aviation seems to be far from 11.000 kilometers then.

 

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 2258 PM

 

 

 

My bad :)

No problem; Doug is off, too.  In '38, it was the Army Air CORPS:P  Zoomies were just getting their wings (and attitude ;) )
 
I accept the rebuke willingly and with a toxic masculine grin on my face.    :D
HA!

 

 

But I will not shave that toxic masculine face with a Gillette razor, whilst the face on my wrist (word play - face - dial) will be by Egard.   :P


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