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lynnl
12-08-2002, 11:11 AM
Here's a picture of what our freedom looks like: http://www.rense.com/general8/boom.htm

(too bad we can't hear the sound!)

chip's
12-08-2002, 12:11 PM
I agree.

crossthreaded
12-08-2002, 03:53 PM
beautiful

msrm
12-08-2002, 04:36 PM
I was in artillery, US Army. If you concen
trate and don't blink you can see the red
hot backside of the artillery shell leave
the tube just for a split second. It is
awesome. Some people have gotten pictures
of the shell leaving the tube. I never could
get that shot and it waste a lot of film.
Go Army!!!!!!!

msrm
12-08-2002, 04:37 PM
I was in artillery, US Army. If you concen
trate and don't blink you can see the red
hot backside of the artillery shell leave
the tube just for a split second. It is
awesome. Some people have gotten pictures
of the shell leaving the tube. I never could
get that shot and it waste a lot of film.
Go Army!!!!!!!

Jim Wilson
12-08-2002, 07:45 PM
I was in infantry. US Army. FTA all the way.

Jim

Forrest Addy
12-08-2002, 08:08 PM
I've seen the same effect on my 1970 Chev pick-up when I'm herrying home to get to the bathroom.

What? Did I shatter the mood?

Nonsense aside, that's an amazing picture. Kinda gives you a reason why supersonic flight takes so much energy. One of these days air transport is gonna be sub-orbital and the flight from New York to Tokyo will not only be much faster but maybe even cheaper.

Thrud
12-09-2002, 01:42 AM
lynnl:
You can see shockwaves off of the surfaces of supersonic during flight as well - such as when they peel off. Turbulance off the wingtips is common.

I have been told my farts do the same thing. I have not tried lighting them for fear of back blast. Safety First! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

barts
12-09-2002, 02:01 AM
I think Trud meant that one can see shockwaves forming on the top wing surface of passenger jets. This is an interesting phenomenom, as well, if somewhat less dramatic.

lynnl
12-09-2002, 11:38 AM
I certainly did not intend to slight any with Army affiliations. Our freedom also wears BDU's and combat boots!!! And serves in lonely, unglamorous roles and places.

Lynn

docsteve66
12-09-2002, 01:24 PM
LynnL:
1> whats a BDU?
2> how did you come out with the vise half nut problem?
Steve

Mcostello
12-09-2002, 10:51 PM
Justsent the picture of the plane to my desktop for wall paper. Awsome!!

lynnl
12-10-2002, 09:37 AM
BDU = Battle Dress Uniform or battle fatigues.

The vise half-nut is still on the 'to do' list. (and unfortunately, it's a loo-o-n-ng list!) http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//redface.gif

Weston Bye
12-10-2002, 05:20 PM
About 30 years ago (On the Enterprise in the Gulf of Tonkin) I observed a shockwave around an RA-5C Vigilante. The air was humid and the wave extended a couple hundred feet above and below the plane. Also caught a less spectacular wave around an F4 Phantom on 8mm film. Gotta get that film digitized someday...

Wes