Warbirds Online

Archive for the 'From The Whiskey Tango Foxtrot files' category

Chinese Rocket Fly-By

December 11, 2009 7:07 am

A Bunch of Warbirds in a "Warbird" Retires

November 18, 2008 1:19 am

081107-F-5381S-450 Last week marked the end of an era for a truly unique "warbird" of sorts.  I’m talking about the Convair C-131 TIFS (Total In Flight Simulator) simulator aircraft.  Starting out life as a Convair C-131 Samaritan in 1955, the aircraft was later significantly modified by Cornell Aeronautical Laboratories (later known as Calspan) as a unique aircraft with two completely separate cockpits — one in the standard position, and the other in an extended nose compartment that could be configured to simulate the layout and flying habits of a host of different aircraft.  The extended nose section could also be configured to contain various avionics or radar test equipment as well.

The TIFS holds a special place in my heart for the fact that I grew up in the Buffalo area and frequently saw the awkward looking aircraft take to the sky from the Buffalo International Airport.  I got a chance to see the plane up close when my 11th grade engineering class took a trip to the Calspan hangar — certainly a once-in-a-lifetime trip!

For more information on the retirement of the TIFS to the care of the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, OH, please see this article in Air Force Link: http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123124386

Needs A Little Sheet Metal Work

April 26, 2008 10:05 am

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

January 17, 2008 5:31 am

Strange uses for military surplus

January 6, 2008 12:54 pm

Hungarian engineers use two MiG-21 engines on the tracked machine to put out oil well fires!

[youtube]uyGDxglTVgA[/youtube]

Text in the video: “The Hungarians replaced the turret from an old Russian tank with 2 turbines from a Mig 21. Water is injected in the exhaust, they throttle up and suppress the fire.”

Found On YouTube – Marshalling Jets

December 29, 2007 2:29 am

Adventures of an AT-11

September 29, 2007 6:59 pm

G. Willie Kidnapped!

July 20, 2007 3:54 pm

Apparently G. Willie, the intrepid pilot of the DC-3 displayed near Interstate 4, near Polk City, has gone missing and is feared kidnapped. G.Willie was originally displayed hanging from the tail of the Fantasy Of Flight landmark which was arranged in a nose-down orientation in 1998. Frequent calls to 911 by concerned motorists, who thought it was a real crash, prompted FoF to rearrange the aircraft in a less startling manner. G. Willie was removed from his precarious perch and installed in the much more comfortable cockpit.

G. Willie was last seen on July 17 and sometime during the night this poor fellow was removed from the aircraft by unknown thieves. Thier are currently no suspects in the heinous crime.

Warbirds-Online will report further as details become known.

How About a 1:1 Model Warbird?

January 4, 2007 4:57 pm

The Hornell Evening Tribune in Hornell, NY reports this week on George Lucas (not the Star Wars director) of Nunda, NY and his passion for building model warbirds… FULL SIZE MODELS! Mr. Lucas has been building these “works of warbird art” for the past 35 years using only basic materials like wood, masonite, and some creative uses for common household items.

His latest aircraft, a Japanese Yokosuka MXY-7 “Ohka” (nicknamed “Baka” or “stupid” by the allies) took a little less than a year to build. Using original drawings and plans and much as possible, as well as photos and illustrations, his replicas are very accurate on the outside, but are meant to be only accurate from that view. Inside, other than the cockpit, the replicas are nothing like the original, but still they look amazing.

Several of George’s planes are on display at the Planes of Fame Air Museum including a ME163 replica (click this link for photos), and his first aircraft, a Bf-109, is on display at the San Diego Aerospace Museum.

So if you are looking for an affordable warbird suitable for your living room, you might want to give George a call!

Posted by Ryan Keough

Enter to Win an F-4 Phantom?

11:31 am

A curious raffle was found by some astute readers at the Warbird Information Exchange (WIX). It seems that a McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom is being raffled off by an organization in Alamogordo, New Mexico, but it is a static display plane only.  Take a look at the discussion at WIX to learn about the history of the plane and its curious story. From the looks of the website, the only way you can enter to win is by buying some F-4 merchandise… and a “travel voucher” of some kind.

There are some catches though… if you win it, you have to bring it home from NM yourself! And don’t think of flying it back either… this plane is for static display only and it is sufficiently demil’ed to assure it stays that way! I apologize to our readers in Florida and New York… you aren’t eligible… shucks!

Posted by Ryan Keough

 

Escort Bayan Bayan Escort Yeni Escort Escort Bayan Escort Beylikduzu Beylikduzu Escort Escort Mecidiyekoy Mecidiyekoy Escort Escort Atakoy Atakoy Escort Atakoy Escort Escort Atakoy Escort Bayan Escort Bakirkoy Bakirkoy Escort Escort Bayan Escort Beylikduzu Escort Atasehir Escort Bayan Bayan Escort Escort Escort Atasehir Bayan Escort Atasehir Escort Escort Bayan Bayan Escort Yeni Escort Escort Bayan Elit Escort Escort istanbul Escort Bayan Escort Bakirkoy Yeni Escort Bakirkoy Escort Escort Bayan istanbul Escort Escort istanbul Escort Bayan Bayan Escort Escort Escort Bayan Beylikduzu Escort Beylikduzu Beylikduzu Escort Beylikduzu Escort Bayan Escort Escort Beylikduzu Escort Bayan Escort Hatun Yeni Escort Beylikduzu Escort Escort Beylikduzu Escort Escort Bayan Bayan Escort Beylikduzu Escort Atasehir Escort Escort Bayan Kadikoy Escort Escort Kadikoy Escort Bayan Kadikoy Escort Escort Kadikoy Escort Bayan Beylikduzu Escort Escort Beylikduzu sesli sohbet seslisohbet sesli chat seslichat Escort Bayan Escort Beylikduzu Escort Bayan Escort Bayan porno
porno
porno
child porn
porno
porno
porno
child porn
porno
porn
porno
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
porn
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
porno
porno
porno
child porn
porno
porno
porno
child porn
porno
porn
porno
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
porn
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
porno
porno
porno
child porn
porno
porno
porno
child porn
porno
porn
porno
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
porn
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
porno
porno
porno
child porn
porno
porno
porno
child porn
porno
porn
porno
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
porn
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck
child porn
porno
porn
Fuck