Imagine this unusual navy bird with a tail hook

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    Interesting, I had no idea the Navy had any of those aircraft.
     
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    What was it used for I wonder?
     
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    A beast that size would be giving the carrier a tow!
     
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    Also unusual that it says "micky-d" on the side, it being a Boeing design and all...
     
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    Says testing the S-3 turbofan engines. Notice the pylon under the wing...

    Hadn't noticed that. I believe this was taken considerably before Boeing obtained McDac.
     
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    Photo has to be later than 1975, that's a '75 or so Chevelle and a '71 or '72 El Camino in the hangar.
     
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    It was and still is very common for a flight test program to be awarded to a rival contractor where they will operate a compeditor's design.
     
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    I do love the look of the B-47
     
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    #11 michaelmaltby, Feb 26, 2014
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    Testing the Orenda Iroquois engine for the Avro Arrow ...
     

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    Whoa, no idea anybody but the US used them. Very cool!
     
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    #13 R Pope, Mar 1, 2014
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    I believe that Canadian-marked B-47 was on special loan from the US, and was the only one we ever had in Canada.
    Designated the CL-52, it was the only foreign-operated B-47 ever. Apparently the airframe was twisted out of shape by the big Orenda Iroquois, and it was scrapped on its return to the US. It was reportedly a terrible dog to fly with all that extra weight way out back.
     
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