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Just seen this for the first time this morning.....had to laugh.

 

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There was a proposal (late 70s?) to try to make special refueling trucks that could go fast enough to refuel an aircraft from the ground while the aircraft flew inverted. The artist concept I saw showed an F-15 upside down over a tanker truck with a refueling boom between them. Obviously, it didn't go past the discussion stage as it was obvious that the truck would have to be very fast and have a very long level run to be able to keep up with a jet fighter. Meanwhile, the fighter would have to be at the edge of a stall while trying to maneuver for the boom while inverted! I don't know who proposed it, but it never should have even reached the artist concept phase!

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