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To: Yosemitest

Oh yes....the AF was adventurous and full of grits back in the post war years (and for some efforts, a couple of decades afterwards). They’d just won a war, feeling their oats, moved into the jet age - made tremendous advances in altitude, speed, endurance, etc (expanding the flight envelope). America was rich, the superpower with money to burn.

Then, science began to give way to politics - jobs. B-2 was overbloated because of California jobs and jobs in key districts, Osprey, C-17, KC-135 replacement, et al were more politics than procurement.


20 posted on 08/08/2012 3:30:36 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
My co-workers were there during the U-2 and SR-71, and the for project Tacit Blue.
Now what comes after the US secret 'space plane': X-37B ?
22 posted on 08/08/2012 3:40:04 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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