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#1 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:27 pm

The Tupolev Tu-22 Story



An excellent channel... well worth watching.
Depressed, feeling a slump, then remember Lift = Coefficient of Lift x 1/2 x ρ x V-squared X S!

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#2 Post by Pontius Navigator » Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:22 pm

The Vulcan also carried 96 pints of alcohol. One of our sorties was cancelled because of a leak. The first sign was the policeman guarding the aircraft was drunk. Then we discovered the aircraft was as well. It was lucky as I had a monumental headache too.
The alcohol was intended to deice cockpit and bomb aimer's windows. The installation of gold film windows meant it was never used for windscreens and the bomb aimer's window didn't ice up. The fix was to remove the requirement.

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#3 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:35 pm

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The Vulcan also carried 96 pints of alcohol. One of our sorties was cancelled because of a leak. The first sign was the policeman guarding the aircraft was drunk. Then we discovered the aircraft was as well. It was lucky as I had a monumental headache too.
The alcohol was intended to deice cockpit and bomb aimer's windows. The installation of gold film windows meant it was never used for windscreens and the bomb aimer's window didn't ice up. The fix was to remove the requirement.
Ethyl alcohol PN?
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#4 Post by Boac » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:17 pm

737 too. There was always the Standby Compass if you got stuck.............

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#5 Post by Pontius Navigator » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:52 pm

TGG, in my case I think it was methanol though it was probably ethanol disguised as kokkonelli. In the aircraft case I don't know.

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#6 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:18 pm

I had not come across the variant before today.

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The Myasishchev VM-T Atlant (Russian: Мясищев ВМ-Т «Атлант», with the "VM-T" ("BM-T") standing for Vladimir Myasishchev – Transport) was a variant of Myasishchev's M-4 Molot bomber (the "3M"), re-purposed as a strategic-airlift airplane. The VM-T was modified to carry rocket boosters and the Soviet space shuttles of the Buran program. It is also known as the 3M-T.

The design was conceived in 1978 when Myasishchev was asked to solve the problem of transporting rockets and other large space vehicles to the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Engineers used an old 3M (a modified M-4 bomber) and replaced the empennage with dihedralled horizontal stabilizers with large, rectangular end-plate tailfins to accommodate payloads measuring as large as twice the diameter of the aircraft's fuselage. A large, aerodynamically optimized cargo container, placed on top of the aircraft, would contain the freight. In addition, a new control system was added to the plane to compensate for the added weight.

The Atlant first flew in 1981 and made its first flight with cargo in January 1982. Its main task was to ferry Energia rocket boosters from their development plant to the Baikonur Cosmodrome. On several occasions, the Soviet space shuttle Buran was piggybacked to the Cosmodrome as well.

Two Atlants were built. They were replaced in 1989 by Antonov's An-225 Mriya. One Atlant (RF-01502) is kept at the Zhukovsky International Airport in Russia owned by TsAGI and Gromov Flight Research Institute, the other one (RA-01402) at Dyagilevo (air base) in Ryazan.

Myasishchev VM-T Atlant


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#7 Post by tango15 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:49 pm

I saw it at the Moscow Air Show in 1992, along with some other seriously weird stuff, in the static park, but without the tank. It was held at Zhukovsky (their equivalent of Boscombe Down), and I reckoned they'd emptied the hangars to put some flying machines on display. There was the Ruslan, (the Russian equivalent of the Space Shuttle), the Be-12 amphibian, and the Tu-144 (amongst others), which was open to the public, but with very long queues. I have photos, but it would take a while to find them.

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#8 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:23 pm

We'll wait.

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#11 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:52 pm

Well worth the wait. :YMAPPLAUSE: :-bd
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#12 Post by tango15 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:56 pm

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#13 Post by tango15 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:11 pm

last but not least...
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#14 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:18 pm

Ultimate taildragger! :-o :-bd

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#15 Post by k3k3 » Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:23 am

I think an oleo needs pumping up.

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#16 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:28 am

https://www.european-traveler.com/germa ... n-germany/
They have both a Concorde and a Tu144 on pedestals on the roof. I can't remember details but up close you could see the differences, mainly IIRC, the underwing design. The 144 was certainly chunkier.
That was my 3rd Concorde that I had visited in museums.

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#17 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:44 pm

Thanks PN
I've just put a visit to this museum on my bucket list.
I've seen two Concordes here; AF at Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy and BA at the Intrepid in NYC.

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#18 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:45 pm

PP, it is well worth it for a comparison.

Same roof there is a corrugated sheet shack, aka JU52, and a helter-skelter to the ground floor.

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#19 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:23 pm

You can't be "girly boy" to be Russian aviation photographer...

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#20 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:03 pm

Depressed, feeling a slump, then remember Lift = Coefficient of Lift x 1/2 x ρ x V-squared X S!

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