Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

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

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat


* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

Tu-160:

3 comments:

Old NFO said...

Noisy beasts!!! And the whole movable tail structures on a supersonic bird gives me the chills. That...one overcontrol movement and you're going to explode that bird due to G-load and/or side loading...

Tod Germanica said...

Great video! Love those eastbloc planes. They don't waste much time on preflight. Long travel on the all-moving tailplane, high aspect ratio wings for range; and don't it put out some smoke and flame, fryin' chickens in the barnyard (no fighting in the War Room!).
Looks like our supersonic early B-1. Wikipedia says the Russians still fly a squadron of them.
"It is the largest and heaviest Mach 2+ supersonic military aircraft ever built and next to the experimental XB-70 Valkyrie in overall length. As of 2021, it is the largest and heaviest combat aircraft, the fastest bomber in use and the largest and heaviest variable-sweep wing airplane ever flown. Entering service in 1987, the Tu-160 was the last strategic bomber designed for the Soviet Union..."

J4rh34d said...

Old NFO. All-moving tailplanes seem to be a thing for supersonic aircraft since the X-1 for control authority and preventing Mach tuck.