block:PermalinkPage}

PolyMath

"Polymath:


A person of wide-ranging knowledge or learning."

Sci-Fi, Science,History, Cars, Aircraft, Film, Books, and anything else I find Interesting. 
Posts tagged "Jet"
A CF-18 Hornet fighter jet taxis in Câmpia Turzii, Romania, getting ready to take-off for a local familiarization flight of the region, during NATO reassurance measures on May 12, 2014.

Photo: MCpl Patrick Blanchard, Canadian Forces Combat Camera

Douglas F4D Skyray

F-14 Tomcat.

Convair F-106 Delta Dart in flight

bassman5911:

Entwickhungsring Sud VJ-101 X-1 VTOL, a German supersonic fighter. (by aeroman3)

bassman5911:

Northrop X-4 Bantam (by amphalon)

The Northrop X-4 Bantam was a prototype small twin-jet aircraft manufactured by Northrop Corporation in 1948. It had no horizontal tail surfaces, depending instead on combined elevator and aileron control surfaces (called elevons) for control in pitch and roll attitudes, almost exactly in the manner of the similar-format, rocket-powered Messerschmitt Me 163 of Nazi Germany’s Luftwaffe. Some aerodynamicists had proposed that eliminating the horizontal tail would also do away with stability problems at fast speeds (called shock stall) resulting from the interaction of supersonic shock waves from the wings and the horizontal stabilizers. The idea had merit, but the flight control systems of that time prevented the X-4 from any success.

"Vapes and Streamers"….492nd FS Aircrew showing off by PhoenixFlyer2008 on Flickr.

"Vapes and Streamers"….492nd FS Aircrew showing off