Historic photos from the web

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  1. evangilder

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    I stumbled on a couple of places over the web this weekend and grabbed some really cool photos. Here are a few of them. Installment #1 Allan Haines Loughead (January 20, 1889 – May 26, 1969). If the name looks vaguely familiar, he was one of the founders of the Loughhead Aircraft Manufacturing Company, which would later become the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.
     

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    Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Gnomey

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    Interesting find Eric! Looking forward to more.
     
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    I hit the mother-lode of stuff over the weekend. I will post some more this evening.
     
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    Good stuff Eric, and I never knew that's where the 'Lockheed' name originated !
     
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    I know this doesn't mean much but Mr. Loughead died exactly one month before I was born. Cool find Eric, can't wait to see the rest!:thumbright:
     
  7. evangilder

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    The Blue angels, Thunderbirds, Snowbirds, Red Arrows, etc are cool, but you haven't seen anything until you have seen a demonstration team with 4 C-130s! They were the Four Horsemen. A brief history is below:

     

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    I've never heard of the, great post!
     
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    Holy crap....Thunderbirds/Blue Angels, I've seen, and their formations are impressive. But doing that with Herky-birds???? That's frikkin awesome! WTF was the AirForce thinking, getting rid of something like that? Imagine the world of hurt for Spooky's could bring, flying in formation...
     
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    They must have really been something to see ... and hear ! Bring 'em back, I say !
     
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    Terrific! Never heard of them before and wish I had seen them! Would have been great. Early model C-130As in those pictures, by the looks of things. Great find!
     
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    An awesome thread:shock:
     
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    They would of been quite something to see for sure!
     
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    Very cool find Eric!:cool: The last break they did was spectacular!:headbang: :cool:
     
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    Thats really cool
     
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    One of my favorite bombers from the past, the Convair B-58 Hustler. Here's a trivia bit about the B-58: Singer John Denver's father, Colonel Henry J. Deutschendorf, Sr., USAF, held several speed records as a B-58 pilot.
     

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    Thanks for posting those of the B-58. That looks like a fighter jet that grew 2 sizes too large and had to start carrying bombs. :)
    Funny thing for me is how small the wheels look; with the weight of the craft and what I'm assuming is high speed/stress of landing I would just expect something more...'beefy'.

    Derek
     
  19. evangilder

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    I agree, Derek, and the landing gear was problematic with the Hustler. But a mach 2 bomber that looks like that is just too cool.
     
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    Hmmmm Large Aircraft displaying in formation..........discuss (and post pics if you have any)
     
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