Re: Concorde's Engines

Date:         10 Jul 99 02:33:47 
From:         "David R. Smith" <>
Organization: Hewlett Packard Laboratories
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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.