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Anyone want to buy the Russian version of the Concorde? There's a Tu-144 up on eBay right now! Bidding starts at 7.5 million.

She's a fixer upper, but real fast. :).

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"This SST is like no other; you cannot find one to purchase anywhere. It can be utilized as an exhibit, or make it flight-ready and have the most unique private jet in the world, or make living quarters out of it. This plane was the Russians' competition to the British Concorde, and the first Russian SST came out three months to the day before the British SST. It is the finest Russian piece to ever become available, without a doubt. (I hope that their is someone that can see the value and opportunity that this aircraft is capable of).

The price includes shipping and full set up even with an agreed price (offers will be considered). Please contact me if seriously interested, and we can then meet and discuss in full detail. Thank you for looking at and considering this great piece of flight hardware."

#avgeek
#aviation.
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There are selfies, and then there are epic, actually-worth-the-effort selfies. This is the latter.
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The de Havilland DH 106 Comet in flight, the worlds first commercial jetliner. 1952-1953
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Need to listen to the sound of a B-17?
Here you go!
This website also has the sounds of an airport terminal and an airliner!
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This Day in Aviation History
November 23rd, 1942
First flight of the Vought V-173 "Flying Pancake".

The Vought V-173 "Flying Pancake" designed by Charles H. Zimmerman was an American experimental test aircraft built as part of the Vought XF5U "Flying Flapjack" World War II United States Navy fighter aircraft program.

Both the V-173 and the XF5U featured an unorthodox "all-wing" design consisting of flat, somewhat disk-shaped bodies (hence the name) serving as the lifting surface. Two piston engines buried in the body drove propellers located on the leading edge at the wingtips....

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Wikipedia, Vought V-173: http://gstv.us/1kTTUQ6

YouTube, Vought V-173 Flying Pancake: http://gstv.us/1kTTJ7D
 
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#avgeek #Vought #V173 #Flying #Pancake #military #experimental #ww2 #USA #aviation #history #fb
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Here are a whole lot of photos taken at the Evergreen Air Museum in Hillsboro, OR back in 2014, including the Spruce Goose!

The Spruce Goose is pretty hard to take a photo of, unless you're a quarter mile away, but it's there. Look for the big wings over the top of the whole place.

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