NFR Might Be Interesting to Some

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by miyawaki, May 19, 2013.

  1. Tacoma Red

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    They actually did let them design cars but just for one year, 1957.
     
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    You don't suppose other countries are wise to our satellites and doing the same thing with their secret designs? :)
     
  3. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Look at what the overheads of the Iran reactors looked like. Lots of deception there.
     
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    Ah yes, the '57 Chevy had fins! :)

    Leland.
     
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    I believe a model of Cadillac in the 50s holds the record for the tallest fins on an automobile. Even ski boats had fins in the 50s. My bicycle had a fin on the back fender. In those days, if it moved, it had fins.
     
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    Great post Leland! I'm living near Beale now and a buddy of mine flew one of the refueling tankers. I'll share it with him.

    ps. there are still steelhead in the NoCal streams...

    steveb
     
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    Sure, you got your Harriers, your Nighthawks, your Raptors...but without a doubt, the coolest, most bad-ass thing that ever flew is the Blackbird. Great article, thanks for sharing, Leland!

    I remember reading an article a few years ago that claimed that seismologists in California were still detecting the occasional signature sonic booms of the SR-71 several years after it had been decommissioned. X-Files much?
     
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    Makes you wonder. If they could do this in the 60's, what's happening now? And, by the way, where were the computers then? Slide rules you say?!!!

    Leland.
     
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    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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  11. Robert Engleheart

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    That'd be the 59. I liked the 57 (Driving Miss Daisy car) but the fins grew and the 59 is just fugly. Collectors love them, tho.