Motivational Pic Thread v2.0 - - New Rules - See Post #1

Rhino52

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Belligerents
Minuteman
Nov 23, 2010
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TN, USA
Great pic...i thought I knew former Soviet aircraft, but didn’t recognize the larger aircraft at the bottom. The forward fuselage reminds me of a U2 cockpit. For anyone who cares...Did some research and turns out, it’s a “Myasishchev M17 Stratosphera”. A twin boom, high altitude interceptor developed to intercept American reconnaissance balloons and U2s in the late 1950s. There’s a version (M55) that’s still being flown by the Russians today for high altitude research (and reconnaissance). Thanks for teaching me something new!
 

azsteve

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Belligerents
Minuteman
Nov 29, 2006
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Chandler, Az
Great pic...i thought I knew former Soviet aircraft, but didn’t recognize the larger aircraft at the bottom. The forward fuselage reminds me of a U2 cockpit. For anyone who cares...Did some research and turns out, it’s a “Myasishchev M17 Stratosphera”. A twin boom, high altitude interceptor developed to intercept American reconnaissance balloons and U2s in the late 1950s. There’s a version (M55) that’s still being flown by the Russians today for high altitude research (and reconnaissance). Thanks for teaching me something new!
looks like a M-55