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    ...what runway ?

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    Hey no fair, that thing has more gages than one of my old trucks had
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S
    Hey no fair, that thing has more gages than one of my old trucks had

    And still not even close enough to positively tell when ,,two (are) turning, two burning, two smoking, two choking and two more unaccounted for''

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    Also the flying testbed for the NEPA / ANP, Nuclear Propulsion for Aircraft (-"Heck, why not?"):
    Reached criticality for its onboard reactor several times.
    The 1 Bn project was cancelled in 1961, as the ICBMs got more "reliable, fast and promising"...
    So the reactor was simply dropped in a pit, concrete poured over - perhaps still out there in the Nevada desert?



    More vids: Videos for GE-ANP Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Project, NEPA

    For the nosy ones (34 p read): https://www.jstor.org/stable/4463830...o_tab_contents

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    I was fortunate to be able to crawl through this aircraft and witness its massiveness. My first astonishment upon reaching the cockpit was the sheer size of that Throttle Quadrant. It's huge and easily requires both pilot and co-pilot to manage. What's not shown here is the enormity of the Flight Deck, which is comprised of upper and lower levels with the upper level being for the Flight Engineer (and you think that's a lot of "steam" gauges?!) and the Communications Officer. There's also an Avionics Shelf back there with a ton of boxes on it. In that upper rear area is the "Tunnel" down which you slide on your stomach on a "trolley" above the Bomb Bay to the rear gunner location while remaining in the pressurized compartment. It is a truly a massive aircraft. If you ever have a chance to see one in person, you won't be disappointed.



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