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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:26 pm 
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The rooms with "spikes" are anechoic chambers -- electronic "quiet rooms". The spikes are made from a special foam material which absorbs electromagnetic waves and thus eliminates electromagnetic (radiated) echos. Such rooms are commonly used to test antenna systems.

And yes, Grumman was a great place to work!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:14 am 
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Again, totally AMAZING!!! These photos are unique and of great historical value! You can almost feel the good atmosphere at Grumman, from the photos.

I wish all aircraft manufacturers had such a dedicated photographic dept. as Grumman had! I believe Grumman also was one of very few aircraft manufacturers that had a dedicated "historical department" preserving the company's history. Most companies to day have slashed their "history office" to save money. Maybe the PR depts. do some of the job still.

I can't wait to see the Republic Aviation photos!

Thank you very, very much "Armyjunk2"!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:52 am 
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Wow, some of the tooling is really impressive !

Quite interresting to have a look at the inner workings of a manufacturer such as Grumman. Incredible posting !!!

Keep it up !

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:21 am 
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AWESOME trip back in time!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:48 pm 
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Republic, The folks that made the planes. We have about 500 photographs for Republic, I will post in blocks of 100. Most of the Republic aircraft phots were posted back on page 38 or so. Remember a right-click and save will give you some info on the photograph.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:55 pm 
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Great images as always, AJ.

Take a good look at photos 3545, 3559, and 3560. The first bubble canopy airframes can be seen interspersed in the fixtures and on the production line with the razorbacks.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:15 pm 
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Hey AJ2, welcome back! Thanks for posting these memories. Hard to believe that both Republic and Grumman are gone; very sad.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:18 pm 
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Love the P-47 line shots!! 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:30 pm 
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WOW!!!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:32 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:07 am 
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Greatness!

The F-105 is one wild looking piece of machinery...love it!

The last A-10 shop photos with the Days to First Flight banner on the wall. I wonder if they made it? And would Lockheed or Boeing have the guts to put one up in their factories now days?? hehe

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The last A-10 shop photos with the Days to First Flight banner on the wall. I wonder if they made it? And would Lockheed or Boeing have the guts to put one up in their factories now days?? hehe
Why would Boeing? They've been delivering C-17s ahead of schedule for over 10 years. You also have to consider the added complexity in aircraft design over the past 30 some years.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:38 am 
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Ztex wrote:
The last A-10 shop photos with the Days to First Flight banner on the wall. I wonder if they made it? And would Lockheed or Boeing have the guts to put one up in their factories now days?? hehe
Why would Boeing? They've been delivering C-17s ahead of schedule for over 10 years. You also have to consider the added complexity in aircraft design over the past 30 some years.


Just thinking of the 787 there Brandon ... :wink: :wink:

(And...is the C-17 REALLY a Boeing?? :axe: ) :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Great stuff as usual, AJ. I especially enjoyed the P/F-84 and XF-91 photos, and the F-107 and Rainbow also!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:31 am 
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Again, totally amazing! I love the photos of the RC-2 Rainbow! Republic made some of the hottest fighters! I also very much enjoy seeing photos of the people that made these amazing flying machines!

Thank you very much, 'ArmyJunk2"!!! We look very much forward to the next batch of Republic Aviation photos!

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