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GeorgeA

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LowObservable said:
50-60000 feet?

Makes you wonder what the **** kind of air defense threat they were thinking about.
They were ambitious in those days. The original spec for what became the B-36 called for a 45,000 ft ceiling, 450 mph over the target, and a 12,000 mi range — in early 1941.
 

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Great color stuff from the NASM Rudy Arnold photo collection

http://edan.si.edu/slideshow/slideshowViewer.htm?eadrefid=NASM.XXXX.0356_ref1343
 

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Pan Am Clipper ad
 

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RAP said:
Pan Am Clipper ad
Apparently PAA failed to keep Jimmy Steward out of the cockpit. Ah, what might have been.

https://youtu.be/ELLDMuh32fY

David
 
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