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Hello Folks,

Sorry about no quiz last week but we will resume this week.

Below is a clip from an aircraft I want to know what it is and when it first flew and what was its achievement.

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Could also be some kind of tricky photo angle, also notice the moveable stabalizer, I doubt a rocket would have something like that.

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This rocket maybe? Not sure tho'

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The archievment was to reach the record of 400 kilometers in altitude. About 1.312.335 feet (pretty high) and research outer atomosphere.

It were also testing new rocket technology.

It launched from Cape Canaveral as the first rocket at 24th of July, 1950.

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It wouldnt happen to be a Convair F-102 Delta Daggar

The YF-102A made its first flight on 24 October 1953

its achievement:

The F-102 was the first operational supersonic interceptor and delta-wing fighter of the USAF

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it looks like an overhead and slightly behind view of a fighter jet. in the picture you can see the tail and part of the top of the fuselage

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Hello Folks,

I'm open to bribes ;) Highest bidder can get to view another part of this wonderful aircraft I say Wonderful because its British. Oh shucks at least that counts out at least 6 zillion other countries ;)

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OK A bribe, giveme a better clue and I'll try to keep my aweful humour away from the forus for a week :blink:

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That's the top view of the tail of the English Electric Lightning.

First flight: 4 August 1954 (prototype P1)

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Picture is of the English Electric Short SB/5, prototype (or even pre-prototype?) of the Lightning.

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Oh, its achievement: (from wiki)

The English Electric Lightning is credited with a single kill, ironically a British aircraft – a Harrier pilot ejected and the pilot-less aircraft continued to fly. The order was given to shoot down the aircraft and the Lightning did.

From an other site:

The prototype, the English Electric P.1, made it's first flight on 4 August 1954 from RAF Boscombe Down, it had limited range due to fuel capacity restrictions but in all other ways it's performance was impressive by today's standards and almost almost science fiction by those of 1954! Petter had included leading edge design ideas into the P.1, he incorporated an all-flying tail-plane (described by Chuck Yeager as the single most significant contribution to the final success of supersonic flight) and a shock cone for the engines air intake which also housed the AI 23 Airpass radar, when test flown the aircraft broke the sound barrier without it's afterburners even being lit, this was the first time a jet aircraft had been able to do this and it did so on it's very first day it flew!, by the end of July, the world air speed record (mach 1.72) had been broken.

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That's the top view of the tail of the English Electric Lightning.

First flight: 4 August 1954 (prototype P1)

Well done :) Why did I totally discount the Lightening lol, and its achievement was to to be first and only all British made aircraft to exceed the speed of sound in straight and level flight, and also in the climb :D

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Hello folks,

We have a winner, well done to Vinflyer, do you know how to collect your prize :)

Same way I get my usual Aerosoft freebies? wink.gif

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