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"The M-50 'Bounder' " Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2018 3:29 p.m. PST

Fine line….

"It was as a desperate attempt to produce a Soviet supersonic-bomber. Only two prototypes were built. They were very big, cool looking and had very under-performing engines. But; Boris and Natasha (after large amounts of Vodka were consumed) managed to convince an editor for 'Aviation Week' that the 'Bounder' was really a Nuclear-Powered strategic bomber."



Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2018 3:53 p.m. PST

Masters of over the top lies, and hyperbole.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2018 4:40 p.m. PST

Who we talkin' about now ?

evil grin

Major Mike15 Nov 2018 7:08 p.m. PST

Looks like a F-104 on steroids.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2018 9:46 a.m. PST

I had a model of this as a kid. It was hanging in the toy department at Marshall Fields (the Downtown Chicago one) I most likely did some whining and my Grandma bought it (along with a Bear and a Yak-25) as an early birthday present. they were destroyed by my younger brothers by summer's end.
FYI, my Grandma was awesome.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2018 11:52 a.m. PST



ScottS16 Nov 2018 3:24 p.m. PST

A fine looking plane:

khanscom17 Nov 2018 7:18 a.m. PST

Gotta love this quote from "The World's Worst Aircraft": "…an outstanding failure which revealed an embarrassing lack of understanding of the problems of high- speed flight."

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