Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight
to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, March 1, 2012

"Runway? I Doan Need No Steenkin' Runway!"



Once it became clear to the planners that airfields would more likely be hit with ballistic missiles than manned bombers/attack aircraft, the zero-length launch concept was abandoned.

3 comments:

Nangleator said...

And what good would the lowered gear do in that location?

Comrade Misfit said...

It was probably easier to build transit clamps to hold the gear, rather than have to build a cradle to support the entire airframe.

w3ski said...

Is that your 'cup of tea' comrade?
Whoo Whee!
w3ski