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On this day: April 6th 1999 – A Boeing KC-135R-BN Stratotanker, 57-1418, c/n 17549, of the 153rd Air Refueling Squadron, Air National Guard, was undergoing maintenance at the Oklahoma ALC, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, when the cabin was over-pressurized during a test and ruptured, tearing a massive 35 foot hole in the aft fuselage, allowing tail section to commence a self-executed rapid kinetic disassembly, and unceremoniously dropped to the ground. Sierrahotel.net ... See MoreSee Less
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Be careful on your engine runs. Wow this could’ve been much worse. ... See MoreSee Less
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Fokker Dr.1 #balsausa #fokker #triplane #dr1 #iflyama ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline PhotosA young A&P in California, Samantha Guerrero, is channeling her inner "Rosie the Riveter" at an aircraft restoration shop, working on a B-26 Marauder project! Read: bit.ly/2Ocw3zR ... See MoreSee Less
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Inside Rolls Royce Factory - Building Future Jet Engines ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline PhotosArguably the coolest looking jets engines ever! ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline PhotosAlmost 25 years ago to the day, the RQ-3A Dark Star first took flight! With a fuselage built by Lockheed Martin and wings built by Boeing, the RQ-3A incorporated stealth technology to keep it difficult to detect as it cruised along at 45,000 feet. Carrying either a radar or optical sensor, the UAV could immediately send digital information to a satellite, allowing data to be examined even before the Dark Star returned home.The Museum’s RQ-3A is the third out of four to be built. You can find it amongst our aircraft hanging in the Great Gallery!Visit the Museum: bit.ly/31xNNc2 ... See MoreSee Less
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Very cool paint scheme ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline PhotosToday we announced that the safe preservation and display of the 1903 Wright Flyer in our reimagined Wright brothers gallery will be supported by a $5 million gift from David M. Rubenstein. More on the updates to the gallery: s.si.edu/3tPk4r5 ... See MoreSee Less
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