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#3936775 - 04/09/14 12:40 PM A-6 thrust vectoring  
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Is this news to anybody else? The A-6 was originally designed with adjustable exhaust nozzles?
http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-a-6...184/+zacestrada


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#3936860 - 04/09/14 02:34 PM Re: A-6 thrust vectoring [Re: Fungezap]  
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I think I vaguely remember hearing about it, but I never saw that pic.




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#3936899 - 04/09/14 03:29 PM Re: A-6 thrust vectoring [Re: Fungezap]  
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#3936923 - 04/09/14 04:11 PM Re: A-6 thrust vectoring [Re: Fungezap]  
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Lots of stuff people don't readily know about. Did you know the U.S. military was playing with helmet mounted cueing systems back in Nam?


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#3936950 - 04/09/14 05:15 PM Re: A-6 thrust vectoring [Re: Fungezap]  
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Cool stuff, didn't know.

In the German Aviation Museum near Munich, you have a few very weird VTOL/STOL designs from that era. Thrust Vectoring was all the rage back then.

#3936974 - 04/09/14 05:48 PM Re: A-6 thrust vectoring [Re: Fungezap]  
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There was just low power that made VTOL nearly impossible back then. Piston engines and early jets just couldn't do it. Even helos were barely useful at that time.



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#3937066 - 04/09/14 09:58 PM Re: A-6 thrust vectoring [Re: Fungezap]  
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#3937147 - 04/10/14 02:45 AM Re: A-6 thrust vectoring [Re: Fungezap]  
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Why does that pic somehow just not look quite right?

Artist's drawing?

Model in front of pic of hangar interior?

I dunno but something's not quite right.

ps: I'm not suggesting this project didnt exist...just that the pic supplied looks odd/weird.


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