Re: Concorde's Engines

Date:         25 Jun 99 01:33:00 
From:         John <jvanVeen@worldnet.att.net>
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JWizardC wrote:

> >Could it be that at THAT speed and given the state of late '60's
> >>electronics, there was a real possibility that Concorde would simply shoot
> >>itself down  ;)
>
> The F-104 is generally given credit with being the first airplane to do that.
> The story goes that a pilot was performing a strafing run during a demo. The
> pilot then descended, accelerated, and flew thru it's own stream of .50 cal
> shells.

I thought it was something along the lines of a Navy Crusader that did that.

It happened during the late 1950's or early 1960's off the Atlantic coast.
Remember the story and pictures either in Life magazine and/or the newspaper.
Don't remember much else.

John