Maneuverability of different aircraft

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  1. Shortround6

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    When I was a kid one of my friend's father's had been a Kingfisher pilot off the Battleship Colorado in WW II.
    He claimed you could barrel roll the Kingfisher with floats. He also said it lost hundreds of feet of altitude per roll ( I forget how many). Being able to barrel roll a Kingfisher May mean it is "maneuverable" for a float plane. It doesn't mean you can dogfight a fighter plane.
     
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    Didn't Bob Hoover barrel roll a Boeing 707 ?
     
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    #3 GregP, Nov 11, 2014
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    Bob never rolled a 707, Tex Johnston did, twice.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra_khhzuFlE

    Pretty neat, if your are Boeing top management and are wondering about sales numbers .... love the wing drag at rotation, I bet it was deliberate.
     
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