This is not an airplane board but fuck it, I know a lot of you fucking love airplanes and I've seen a lot of airplane threads in here.
>ITT: we celebrate the 40th anniversary of a dead legend
Right, only one fatal accident, due to a DC-10 that dropped a 17" strip of titanium alloy that hit the Concorde's wheel, launching a chunk of rubber from the tire into a fuel tank, creating a shockwave that ruptured it, leading to leaking fuel, and a fire that essentially disintegrated the port wing.
Why oh why did they have to shut the entire program down. It was such a beautiful piece of engineering and showed just how advanced NATO countries were becoming during the cold war. So you guys think they'll ever bring back supersonic passenger planes?
(mostly) lurking /k/ommando here. you might know that there was a plane that used pretty much the same engines as the Concorde did, that flew up until just months ago? this thing, the avro vulcan. but it is dead aswell now
>last flew October 28, 2015.
sorry anon, its dead. one of the companies that was tasked with maintaining it withdrew their support. the UK government don't want to support it because that costs money. just like the concorde did. and sadly, this isnt the 60s anymore. rule of cool does not trump greed
nah, i actually think its a russian aircraft that has a best safety record, the Tupolev tu-114. it only ever had one accident, that happened on the ground, and it was ground crews fault. plane itself was pretty funny, basically a nuclear bomber with a bigger cabin
All hail the greatest airliner of all time.
>greatest airliner of all time
well, the 707 is a contender, but id wager either the 747 or the DC-3. those fuckers are still flying, and the DC-2 (basically a little less chubby DC-3) first flew in 1934. that means the DC-3 has flown for almost 3/4 of the time humans have known how to fly. still in commercial service. it has survived the transition from civilian, to the military (C-47) and back to civilian life again, and the bitch is still rocking. amazing plane really.
they are. mostly for cargo roles or in 3rd worls shitholes speaking launguages where "preventative maintainance" and "flight safety" doesnt translate wery well into. but they still fly
there's actually a company that modernizes them with turbojets and stuff
Does any other /pol/lack refugee to /o/ have a screencap of the thread from a few months ago
Someone who flew on the concord posted his inflight brochure plus some other amazing memorabilia in the thread
I'm so bummed that I wasn't able to get a trip together to go see XH558 fly before its final retirement.
Oh well, at least it flew long enough to make it into the era of HD video, so we have video of it that blows anything else comparable away.
I always liked airplanes more as a kid. I would watch tv programs about cars or consume things in car culture. But never saw cars special like I do with airplanes. Right now I am browsing /o/ to find out if I will be a guy who likes cars.
>mfw when I got a flight in a Vulcan ten years ago when I was a Cadet.
I'm a little worried about the An-225, actually. It's already growing very old by this point, what will happen when it's eventually decommissioned? There literally isn't any Air & Space museum large enough to accommodate it, and I doubt most Western countries would even want a beeeeeg stronk Russian airplane overshadowing their entire collection. And at the same time, every Eastern aviation museum I've seen is fucking awful, which might doom the An-225 to piss-poor treatment, assuming it even goes to a museum in the first place.
It's going to be a really sad thing if the biggest airplane in the world is sliced into scrap, like an old vessel.
Pretty much in the same boat as you, although I decidedly love cars. Still, owning an airplane is one of my life goals, they are still my favorite and supreme transportation.
>mfw faced with such orgasminc pics of my two favorite airplanes, plus a really dope Beamer
>>I'm a little worried about the An-225, actually. It's already growing very old by this point, what will happen when it's eventually decommissioned?
Probably complete the second one that's 60-70% complete in Antonov's factory. They’ve been planning to complete it for over 15 years now but financing still hasn't been found. The 2nd one is also a bit different with a rear cargo ramp and a single central vertical stabilizer.
>There literally isn't any Air & Space museum large enough to accommodate it,
Wright Patterson air force base in Ohio. They will literally build the museum around the plane, they have done it before.
They managed to accommodate the largest wing span ever, I'm sure they could think of something.
H-4 most american aviation project ever
> The Hercules was a monumental undertaking. It is the largest aircraft ever built. It is over five stories tall with a wingspan longer than a football field. That's more than a city block. Now, I put the sweat of my life into this thing. I have my reputation all rolled up in it and I have stated several times that if it's a failure, I'll probably leave this country and never come back. And I mean it.
Wonder what the attachment is for