Date: 10 Jul 99 02:33:47 From: "David R. Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Hewlett Packard Laboratories References: 1 2 3
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John wrote: > 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. An article in Wings or Airpower a few years ago described this happening to the Grumman F11F Tiger.