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  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Jun-20 14:49:35 Anonymous coward said

    A-10 Dude
    if anyone thinks its doctored its not because i read in an old Boing book that these pilots got there rudder shot off when they were bombing a city but i forgot which city
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Jul-05 08:07:46 Anonymous coward said

    Dom
    Here is the Boeing article :
    http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/military/b52-strat/b52_50th/story3.htm
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Oct-31 17:43:40 Anonymous coward said

    PDelta41
    Tough old BUFF!
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Dec-17 15:28:53 Anonymous coward said

    compnerd
    i think one of them came home with a SAM missile in its wing
  • Anonymous coward on 2008-Jan-17 14:34:07 Anonymous coward said

    me
    i feel sorry for it lol
  • Anonymous coward on 2008-Jan-25 14:26:24 Anonymous coward said

    Obi-Wan
    They were doing low altitude test flights in mountainous areas when they encountered some severe turbulence that snapped off the vertical stab & rudder. The pilots got it back home using differential throttles for rudder control.
  • Anonymous coward on 2008-Mar-27 03:58:15 Anonymous coward said

    Shizz
    "Did you hear something?"
  • JDW on 2011-Nov-11 16:24:18 JDW said

    JDW

    Im telling ya man. I dont know what it is BUT IT IS FLYING FASTER!
  • Dr. Tracy Baker on 2015-Sep-23 12:17:58 Dr. Tracy Baker said

    I met the guy that was the pilot of this Buff when this happened(Chuck Fisher)and read his book "High, Low, Jack and the Game"-Boeing Test Pilot. He was deliberately flying it through serious turbulence when the plane's vertical stab broke off. For a few minutes he had no horizontal or vertical control and yelled to his crew to prepare to eject-over the mountains even! An airplane without a vertical stab cannot be controlled. But.........., he managed to find a way-differential adjustment of the 8 throttles and landed it safely. No kidding! He gave his crew the choice to stay with him and the aircraft or eject. They stayed with him and in his book he said he thought they were &%$$ fools. He ordered the guy in the tail gunner seat to bail out with the flight data tapes in his lap so if they crashed, Boeing would at least have the data. Chuck did not think they would make it. What cajones!

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