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Old 26th Nov 2019, 10:17
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As I am reliably in formed, the B47 drag chute on approach was there so that the engines - old style turbo jets remember - could be kept spooled up to a useful RPM in case of G/A. Those old stovepipe engines had diabolical spool up times from idle.
I wonder whether the chute was dropped in the event of a G/A and if so, what about the subsequent approach?
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Old 28th Nov 2019, 23:21
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I saw them at Brize or Fairford in the early 1960s doing circuit touch and gos with the chute out all the way.

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Old 29th Nov 2019, 14:06
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I was a little surprised to see a B47 with the chute streamed pass in front of me at 9000ft when I was running in to drop a 25 pounder on Otmoor. Bound for Heyford I suppose, but it did seem a long way out.
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Old 29th Nov 2019, 14:40
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Time goes quickly at those approach speeds................
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