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    the box pic says it's from amazon...built there or can i buy it from amazon? I better use prime for free shipping. this sure will save me time and hassle flying comertial around the world.

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    Linear Aerospike SR-71 Experiment (LASRE) refueling during first flight.

    Fullsize image: https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/h...g_fullsize.jpg




    More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear...-71_Experiment

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    It was quite the engineering feat to get one of those to fly fast and the other to fly slow...


    My grandfather was the lead "problem solver" at Skunk Works in the early 1960's...

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    Planes, ships, cars, buildings, dams, bridges, machines, tools..."we've" made uber-cool stuff over the years, no?
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    YES WE HAVE. WE ALSO MADE THE VEGA AND PINTO....

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    Quote Originally Posted by marksbug View Post
    YES WE HAVE. WE ALSO MADE THE VEGA AND PINTO....
    Uhmmm, marksbug is right. At least the Vega was a experiment in metallurgy and out of the box thinking during gas crisis. Certainly there was one that made fans, sponsors & owner William Tyler Jenkins not so Grumpy.
    The Pinto; not so well.


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