It's the best way to take off…..
Yup men were heading to war
A Boeing B-47, with a Rocket Assisted Take Off pack, or RATO.
Never seen that before, ngl I thought it had a massive APU fire or something
Thanks for interesting sharing…not frequent experinces.
Certainly looks like fun.
+Tom Stearns You ought to see a zero length takeoff with an F-100, or a MiG-19.
Pollution. …global warming. …elninos…..climate chaos….
How cool is this shot
Unnecessary smoke, ugliness
I still don't understand why is the exhaust black
Hot start? I 'dunno!?!🎃
Photo was taken in 1954 at Biggs AFB, El Paso, TX. It was a B-36 SAC base at the time. About 4 can be seen in the background.
The reason the exhaust is so black is that the engines are burning very rich, Biggs is above 5000 ft above sea level – engines are richer yet, and he is using water injection wich allows for even more fuel to be dumped in. If this is during the summer the density altitude is even higher. B-52's were even blacker and there was 8 engines instead of 6 so the black trail was even bigger.
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