Crazy Things to Fit in a Aircraft

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It was a super tight fit. They had to keep the C-130 from scraping the tail or belly, and keep the front from hitting the roof of the C-5. There was a different ramp extension for the nose wheel.

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The V-22 Osprey is not what you’d call a small aircraft, but it’s not too big.

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How crazy was America post-WWII? Crazy enough to attempt to build a nuclear-powered plane, the Convair NB-36H, and yes, Russia tried as well with their Tupelov Tu-119.

Both programs were cancelled because of the rise of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, and because people smartly realized that nuclear-powered flight was insane.

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Hey, cattle have go get from point A to point B somehow, and they’re not terribly agile. As a warning, I should add that it is imperative that you not overstuff your plane with cows, since their collective body heat can set off smoke detectors.

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Free Willy! But, actually though. Keiko, the star of Free Willy was transported by air twice, first in a C-130 to an aquarium in Oregon, and then in a C-17 to Iceland where he was released. Faster than swimming, I guess.

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