America's first jet plane,1942

It never saw combat but was a start into the jet age.

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+27 1. c0mmanderKeen commented 12 years ago

Technology is exciting, no matter what stage of developement :)

The first jet fighter that was actually deployed was the German Messerschmidt Me 626
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-8 2. Unknown commented 12 years ago

"American" first jet plane.
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-4 3. kashinthebin commented 12 years ago

#1 read the title "AMERICAS firs jet plane" not Germans.
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+20 4. krillemaster commented 12 years ago

#2 #3 i think what he means is that America wasn't first =)
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-9 5. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 12 years ago

#4 then you don't know America...
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+4 6. joeman commented 12 years ago

Almost 70 years ago... Awesome!
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+5 7. kaneg commented 12 years ago

actually a romanian invented the jet engine for the first time. google henri coanda :)
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+1 8. Oddi commented 12 years ago

Hahahah 6:40 "panel vibrator"...anyway things are more exciting now...they have NRO, DARPA and numerous companies skunkworks.
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+2 9. Premtm commented 12 years ago

Wonderful information on start of jet age :)
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0 10. Threeme2189 commented 12 years ago

Am I the only one that notice the music from Robin Hood (the good one with Kevin Costner) playing as the plane takes off?
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0 11. loadrunner commented 12 years ago

I'm leaving on a Jetplane, not knowing where i'm going to...

who made that song?
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0 12. Namron7 commented 12 years ago

Let's get ONE thing straight right here, right now people: it was the UK's Sir Frank Whittle's design of the turbojet engine that made this possible, he took his design to you Americans !!!!

Oh and Werner Von Braun from Nazi Germany gave you the Rocket too!!
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0 13. Pana (reviewer) commented 12 years ago

This era reminds me of Fallout 3...
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+2 14. krillemaster commented 12 years ago

#12 not to forget Einstein and the atomic bomb
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+1 15. master_shake commented 12 years ago

I like the dummy prop for the cover-up!! Classic conspiracy style government
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+2 16. Tehnol commented 12 years ago

13 months from conception to flight, just amazing :O Try doing that these days, not a chance.
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+9 17. JerryD commented 12 years ago

#7 ... Henri Coanda was the first to construct a jetpowered airplane, not the inventor of the jet-engine (thou without the internal moving parts). During his experiments Coanda noticed a fenomena which become known as the Coanda-effect. Jet-engines in various forms has been around since way back. But the first self-sustaining gas-turbine to run successfully was built in 1903 by Norwegian engineer Aegidius Elling.
Oh? By the way - I'm not mentioning of Elling has nothing to do with...eeh? Patriotism!?... :D. Whatever achievements in history -
they are done by individuals, not nations. But nations can provide the
fertile ground for sucsess. What if Nikola Tesla had stayed in what is todays Croatia? (He was an ethnic Serb). I suspect the introduction of Alternating Current would be very much delayed, and our industrial history would have been very much delayed...
Sorry for writing so much, but life is such - lots of info :D:D
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+1 18. bitbox commented 12 years ago

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves soundtrack at 1:52
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0 19. Highmeadow commented 12 years ago

#11 - Peter, Paul and Mary recorded the most popular version. Song was written by John Denver. And the second phrase is "don't know when I'll be back again." My older sisters were hippies. :D
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+2 20. sux2bu commented 12 years ago

#14 What are you talking about? Einstein was not part of the Manhatten Project.
According to fellow physicist Leo Szilard, Einstein said the possibility of a chain reaction "never occurred to me" when talking about splitting the atom. Einstein was a pacifist who wanted nothing to do with war making and always regretted signing Szilard's letter asking Roosevelt to fund making an atomic bomb.
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+2 21. c0mmanderKeen commented 12 years ago

#3 I was merely adding some information to those interested enough to click a wikipedia link :P
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-1 22. f0xh0und1 commented 12 years ago

#12 and #14:

Let's get one OTHER thing straight right here, right now people: it was the AMERICANS to whom you brits and the rest of europe owe your freedom and LIVES to, or else you'd be speakin GERMAN right now!!! GOT IT???

Oh... and Werner Von Braun from Nazi Germany gave us the rocket too... yah... and we gave him AND Einstein a FREE country to LIVE the rest of their LIVES in, too!!

Had to be said, bein that you're hatin on us here in the US for no good reason! Did anybody say we were FIRST to create the jet engine!? Cheese and rice!!!
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+1 23. RomanianGuy commented 12 years ago

I don't know why everyone is acting wise and allknowledge . The jet plane was invented by a romanian ( Henri Coanda ). Nor Germany or America [...]

Anyway , nothing is fair on this world [...]
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+1 24. sux2bu commented 12 years ago

#23 Yea and Coanda spent WW2 in occupied France helping the Nazis with their war effort to dominate all of Europe. I would not be too proud of him or his claimed and unproven accomplishments.
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-1 25. itmeanshope commented 9 years ago

Coanda built the first Jet Aeroplane. Sadly his prototype crashed due to the amount of power it delivered. The wooden fuselage also caught fire due to the "Coanda Effect". He run out of money- but he was way ahead of his time. Think of how the world would have been different if it was taken up at Paris.

The Roman people of Dacia can be proud of their countryman.