Jul 272017

Video quality’s not great, but the subject is:






 Posted by at 10:23 am
  • Bob

    Six turnin’ and four burnin’. One time my father was way out in the mountains on a pipeline job in a jeep. All of a sudden it sounded like the transmission was eating itself. He turned off the ignition and braked to a stop but the noise continued. Now what? He got out and looked up and there was a B 36 grinding along so high up he could barely see it but it still made a hellacious noise at ground level. They had to buy up all the houses on the glide path south of Carswell because when the B 36s came in for a landing the noise was knocking the houses to pieces. The old timers at Fort Worth claimed that when you turned the wheel the outer wing would deflect up but the airplane wouldn’t follow until 5 minutes later. You had to think ahead ten or fifteen minutes to figure out what the airplane would do before it did it.

    • publiusr

      I wish I could have seen that.

  • CaptainNed

    Well, if we’re doing the Big Stick, this one has to be part of the party. When the USAF wants to look good, they enable full cooperation movies like this.


  • rich

    There is an engine just like that in Fresno on a stand at a Architectural Testing business. You can just make out the prop shadow here in satellite mode https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fresno,+CA/@36.706457,-119.7816192,115m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80945de1549e4e9d:0x7b12406449a3b811!8m2!3d36.7468422!4d-119.7725868

    You can climb in the cockpit of the B-36 at Castle Air Museum on their open cockpit days. Most the gauges are gone, but it’s still impressive.

  • se jones

    Thanks for these, a welcome break from the daily grind.