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Low_Flyer_MkVb
06-16-2007, 06:07 AM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/040309-F-9999G-003.jpg

'EARLY YEARS -- Refueling in mid-air by Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter, at Rockwell Field, Calif., June 1923. They stayed in the air four days using DeHaviland airplanes.' (U.S. Air Force photo)

From:
http://www.af.mil/photos/index.asp?galleryID=157&page=1

Lots of lovely stuff there.

You'll get some huge pics if you click on 'download full image'.

Hanglands
06-16-2007, 11:26 AM
Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
They stayed in the air four days

Amazing, I had no idea that air-air refuelling was tried so early.

A good find http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Regards.

-HH- Beebop
06-16-2007, 12:23 PM
Cool pic. I'd hate to be the guy that had to check the oil and tire pressure though. And how about cleaning the windshield? As soon as you cleaned a spot another bug would hit it.

woofiedog
06-17-2007, 02:53 AM
Mint photo... Yes giving the engine a quick going over must have been a bit Hairy... hopefully not too much air turbulence! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

BrotherVoodoo
06-17-2007, 01:18 PM
Thanks man, nice pic.