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Northrop RA-5C Vigilante

Northrop RA-5C Vigilante - northrop, recon, navy, bomber
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U.S. Navy RA-5C Vigilante is hooked up on the port bow catapult before launch on a photo recon mission.The Vigilante was in service 1960 to late 1970.Robert Lawson photo collection.
Strngt Uploaded by Strngt on . Northrop RA-5C Vigilante - Desktop Nexus Aircraft Download free wallpapers and background images: Northrop RA-5C Vigilante. Desktop Nexus Aircraft background ID 509870. U.S. Navy RA-5C Vigilante is hooked up on the port bow catapult before launch on a photo recon mission.The Vigilante was in service 1960 to late 1970.Robert Lawson photo collection. Rating: 4.1

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Vintage_Flieger
Posted by Vintage_Flieger on 04/12/13 at 02:23 AM
er, I'm sure that ol' Jack Northrop would be the first to point out that this aircraft was manufactured by North American Aviation. FWIW, it was designed as a fast-attack nuclear bomber with a unique air-pressurized ejection system that propelled the bomb horizontally out the back at a speed that exactly matched that of the aircraft ... only in the opposite direction! NAA proved time-after-time that this launch sequence caused the bomb to literally pause mid-aire and, then, plunge vertically down to the target! This delivery method was infinitely preferable to the conventional bomb-toss technique that subjected air-frames to excessive G-forces! It also allowed the pilot and crew to more-rapidly 'egress the blast area!' Such was the thinking in the days before ICBM's and MIRV's ... but I digress!
tsistsistas11
Posted by tsistsistas11 on 11/21/10 at 08:10 PM
+1. Big carrier bird at the time.
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Total Downloads: 250
Times Favorited: 1
Uploaded By: Strngt
Date Uploaded: November 19, 2010
Filename: webmediaCAFC9DEK.jpg
Original Resolution: 2159x1714
File Size: 595.47KB
Category: Antique

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