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Old September 8th 03, 10:09 PM
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Big John wrote in message . ..


The massive six-prop B-36 bomber of the 1950's had lower wing loading
than contemporary jet fighters, depending on how it was loaded. It
could could often out-turn them, especially at altitude. Very
embarrassing for the jet jockeys.

How true. At altitude, I many times went into a high speed stall and
'fell out of the sky' while trying to turn with some ex 'fighter jock'
flying a B-36 (

Big John

And adding insult to injury, not only were they tracking you with
several pair of 20mm cannon during your gyrations, when you finally
departed the area, the aircraft commander probably unstrapped and went
downstairs for a cup of coffee!