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AL-61 A and B Album Photo Images

Images from an Albums A and B) donated by Leisure World Aerospace Club showing misc aircraft.

A famous photograph showing test pilot George Aird ejecting from a pre-production example of the English Electric Lightning fighter in September 1962.     Fortunately the pilot survived after coming down in a greenhouse full of tomatoes. He suffered multiple breaks of his limbs and cuts from the shower of glass that rained down on him after going through the roof of the greenhouse.

37 Forgotten Images From History Will Leave You Speechless

Jim Meads :: Test pilot George Aird [flying an English Electric Lightning ejected from his English Electric Lightning aircraft at a fantastically low altitude in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, September 1962 / the history behind the photo

https://flic.kr/p/8RNp7G | Too late to see service the giant Tarrant Tabor | The prototype of this huge aircraft tailed up and crashed on it's maiden flight in 1919 kiliing it's crew outright.

https://flic.kr/p/8RNp7G | Too late to see service the giant Tarrant Tabor | The prototype of this huge aircraft tailed up and crashed on it's maiden flight in 1919 kiliing it's crew outright.

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Chinese Stealth Tech- many think China borrowed fighter technology. I also think it would be foolish not to use proven ideas. Plus if your designs can be taken the only main advantages are strategy and training. This where the majors have the edge.

1947 -- Howard Hughes in his H-4 Hercules -- the "Spruce Goose "  (reportedly a nickname Hughes did not like).

1947 -- Howard Hughes in his Hercules -- the "Spruce Goose "

Hughes XF-11 Experimental Reconnaissance Color Front

Hughes this is the plane that Howard Hughes crushed in Beverly Hills that almost cost him his Life

Messerschmitt Me264 two Engines - only 3 prototypes were built with the intention of flying as far as New York but they had to drop the project to concentrate on fighters. The first flight was in 1942 , the project was cancelled in 1944.

Messerschmitt Me 264 – “Amerika” Bomber, 1942 The Messerschmitt Me 264 was…

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