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Old Mar 26, 2004, 12:46 PM
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After the flight a guy comes over and says: "you got no blow-in doors!". I say, well there's only so much detailing I can do in an evening...

"Well the Panther needed those on takeoff to get some extra air before it reached 100+ knots or so ..."

"You got no rudder either, but we just used those as a foot rest ..."

Anyhow "Skip" had been a Marine test pilot for twenty odd years, initially flying the Panther of a straight-deck carrier in Korea and later flying the F-100 series in Vietnam. Among the 100+ fighter he had test-flown he mentioned a Hunter in the fog over the UK, and captured Egyptian MiG-21's ....
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