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Chuck Yeager Dies

Discussion in 'WWII Obituaries' started by harolds, Dec 8, 2020.

  1. harolds

    harolds Member

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    Chuck Yeager, famous test pilot and WW2 hero has died at age 97. I think most people know of him so I won't go into a lengthy post of his achievements. Are there any WW2 fighter pilots left?
     
  2. Takao

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    Bud Anderson(16 kills) is still around at 98
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Chuck was assigned to test the first MiG-15 to surrender to South Korea during the war. He flew the F-86 and beat the MiG. Then they swapped seats and he beat the F-86. "You too will believe a boy can fly."
     
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    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    R.I.P. Chuck!
     
  5. ColHessler

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    RIP sir.
     
  6. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Loose pants hides his big Kahunas...

    With talk of Chuck Yeager, wonder weapons, and the Sabre...Here is one of the German models (The US pretty much built all the aircraft on the German's drawing boards to see which one/s would work the best) that the Americans liked...P1101 or Me1101
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    Note the three frontal side guns...
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    And SAAB liked the design too...
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    Of course the Americans did it best...
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    Oh okay, the Australians did it best...
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  7. Takao

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    Nah...The Americans did it better.


    The Australians did it best.
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    Of course in the same stable was the Kurt Tank Ta 183...
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    This is a design based on the 183...remind you of any aircraft?
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    Of course...the MiG15...You don't think the Russians came up with this design by themselves do you? Even the early engine was effectively German in design...Then a Rolls Royce rip off for production.

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    F-86 shoots down a MiG15 over Korea...

    I believe this lineage goes up to the Mig 21...so what a family the Ta183 spawned!
     
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    von Poop Waspish

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  10. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Unlike Chuck...punk is not dead....
     
  11. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Um, I'm gonna say it's too soon (not for punk, though).
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    A young Chuck Yeager.

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