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Jpyle 12-24-2012 08:39 PM

Bears are heroes...
 
I say we honor these bears with a monument...right in Gello's home town...:D

Quote:

Bears were used in test flights of world’s first supersonic jet bomber

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/bears-were-used-test-flights-world-first-supersonic-225331539.html

http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Sj.../BearForce.jpg

orangello 12-24-2012 08:41 PM

I hope they burned them up when they were done.

edit* HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Quote:

However, in an extremely unsettling twist, the bears were euthanized so their bodies could be examined after the ejection tests.
from the previously cited article.

Nothing like a happy ending!

edit**
Quote:

The bear was ejected from the plane at 35,000 feet above Edwards Air Force Base at a speed of Mach 1.3. It took nearly eight minutes for the capsule containing the bear to reach the ground safely.
Except for the "reaching the ground safely" part, that sounds like a good way to get rid of some ursine filth.

ScottA 12-24-2012 08:51 PM

The B-58 Hustler... the sexiest jet the USAF ever fielded.

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/sha...-1234P-001.jpg

http://images.fineartamerica.com/ima...y-anderson.jpg

jgoertz 12-24-2012 09:38 PM

I agree. I'd love to have flown it.


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