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शनिवार, 8 मई 2010

The US Fleet is looking awesome : VIJAY

The US Fleet is looking awesome - of planes and ships and the need NOT TO FORGET the TWIN TOWERS!

Those of you who are Ex - Navy or like boats, ships and planes 
will appreciate this. 
Be sure to scroll all  the way down and see the 3 carriers and the new fighter jet
The specs are awesome. 
Talk about whip lash. Credit should be given to the female pilot. 
Great pictures...Boeing does it again...
3 Carrier Groups and Boeing 797 - A New Way To Fly




The plane in these pictures is still officially the 'Air
 Vehicle Number 1', a prototype, on board the USS George
 Washington CVN-73 for catapult fit checks.  Not exactly still
 Top Secret but certainly not yet made public.


It will be known as the F/A-37.  Although specs are
 classified, it is believed to be Mach 3.5 (top speed in the 
Mach 4 range) super-cruise stealth fighter/bomber/interceptor 
with approximately a 4,000nm range.  Awesome!


Check out the Navy test pilot in the cockpit of the
 F/A-37...LT Kara Wade.







For the first time in over 20 some odd years, three carrier strike groups
got together in formation for a great photo op. 
From top to bottom are the aircraft carriers, ABRAHAM LINCOLN,


We even had Air Force planes fly-over, see the B-2 Stealth Bomber

in the fifth & seventh picture down.  The only warships not seen in the
photos are the 4 nuclear powered submarines standing guard.







Now this is an AIRPLANE!!! 



 Look at this new aircraft...
 Boeing is preparing a 1000 passenger jet that could reshape the
Air travel industry for the next 100 years. The radical Blended Wing
design has been developed by Boeing in cooperation with the
 NASA Langley Research Center .


The mammoth plane will have a wing span of 265 feet compared
to the 747's 211 feet, and is designed to fit within the newly
created terminals used for the 555 seat Airbus A380, which is 262 feet wide.


The new 797 is in direct response to the Airbus A380 which has racked

up 159 orders, but has not yet flown any passengers. Boeing decide to
kill its 747X stretched super jumbo in 2003 after little interest was shown
by airline companies, but has continued to develop the ultimate Airbus
crusher 797 for years at its Phantom Works research facility in
 Long Beach, Calif.


The Airbus A380 has been in the works since 1999 and has accumulated

$13 billion in development costs, which gives Boeing a huge advantage
now that Airbus has committed to the older style tubular aircraft for
decades to come.
There are several big advantages to the blended wing design, the most

important being the lift to drag ratio which is expected to increase by an
amazing 50%, with overall weight reduced by 25%, making it an
estimated 33% more efficient than the A380, and making Airbus's
$13 billion dollar investment look pretty shaky. 



 High body rigidity is another key factor in blended wing aircraft. It reduces
turbulence and creates less stress on the air frame which adds to efficiency,
giving the 797 a tremendous 8800 nautical mile range with its 1000
passengers flying comfortably at mach 0.88 or 654 mph (+-1046km/h)
cruising speed another advantage over the Airbus tube-and-wing designed

A380's 570 mph (912 km/h).

The exact date for introduction is unclear, yet the battle lines are clearly
 drawn in the high-stakes war for civilian air supremacy.
What an amazing thing! 
And now:

Here SHE is! 
As you scroll down, notice 
the two twin towers on top.





 Here SHE is,
 the USS New York, 
made from the   
 World Trade Center 






USS New York...
 It was built with 24 tons of 
scrap steel from the   
 World Trade Center 
It is the fifth in a new class of warship - 
designed for missions that include special 
operations against terrorists. It will carry 
a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready 
Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters 
and assault craft. 
Steel from the World Trade Center was melted 
down in a foundry in Amite , LA to cast the ship's 
bow section. When it was poured into the molds 
on Sept 9, 2003, 'those big rough 
steelworkers treated it with total reverence,' 
recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. 

'It was a spiritual moment for everybody there.' 
Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, 
said that when the trade center steel first 
arrived, he touched it with his hand and the 
'hair on my neck stood up.' 
'It had a big meaning to it for 
all of us,' he said. 'They knocked us down. 
They can't keep us down. We're going to be 
The  ship's motto? 

'Never Forget' 

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