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Oct 19 - $142 million dollar US Navy's 'Doomsday' plane taken out by a bird
 

 
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Fortunately nobody was injured


An aircraft designed to survive a nuclear apocalypse recently suffered a rather unfortunate mishap.

Designed to function as a mobile command-and-control center for US forces in the event of a nuclear war, the Boeing E-6 Mercury is equipped with systems that can withstand the electromagnetic pulse of a nuclear warhead exploding directly below it.

Sadly though, it's defensive capabilities against threats of an avian variety leave a lot to be desired.

In what has been officially described as a "Class A mishap", an E-6B Mercury was forced to make an emergency landing on October 2nd after a collision with a bird took out one of its engines.

The incident, which occurred near the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland, caused over $2 million worth of damage.

"The engine has been replaced, and the aircraft has been returned to service," said Tim Boulay, a spokesman for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division.

While bird strikes are not uncommon, the fact that an aircraft designed to survive a nuclear war can be brought down so easily by one is not exactly encouraging.

This isn't the first 'mishap' to befall the E-6B Mercury in recent months either - back in February a separate aircraft sustained damage after snagging a hangar at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma.

Let's hope there won't actually be any need for a doomsday-proof plane anytime soon
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 1 month ago '07        #2
timdog  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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A "bird"
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 1 month ago '16        #3
Aztlan 
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 1 month ago '12        #4
OldBusiness 
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Nature reigns supreme

R.i.p. to the bird.
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 1 month ago '17        #5
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 Aztlan said


 OldBusiness said
Nature reigns supreme

R.i.p. to the bird.
That is the real tragedy of this story
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 1 month ago '10        #6
Bandito 
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Jul 2 - US Air Force Jet Drops bombs Over Florida After Getting Hit By Bird
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 1 month ago '12        #7
Di Warlord 
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bird strikes are actually common in aviation, one bird strike into a jet engine intake and it's RIP for that engine
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 1 month ago '13        #8
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2.256 billion for all 16 of those planes...doomsday planes
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 1 month ago '06        #9
JUICEbox 
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 blackhippie4 said
2.256 billion for all 16 of those planes...doomsday planes
Who do i contact for my seat once sh*t hits the fan? Wait, is 16 gon be enough for everyone?
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 1 month ago '04        #10
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 1 month ago '16        #11
Aztlan 
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My friend from school used to work at UTC. He was in the engine room conducting testing. They used to throw chickens through the jet engine.

How is it that these military grade planes can't handle a single bird?
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 1 month ago '09        #12
messy marv stan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8 OP
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 Bandito said
Jul 2 - US Air Force Jet Drops bombs Over Florida After Getting Hit By Bird

planes should never drop bombs over residential areas

 1 month ago '16        #13
Strong Side Iso 
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 Aztlan said
My friend from school used to work at UTC. He was in the engine room conducting testing. They used to throw chickens through the jet engine.

How is it that these military grade planes can't handle a single bird?
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 1 month ago '14        #14
Shalomny 
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Mother nature, father time, God , Jesus and the angels right now

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 1 month ago '15        #15
Teddy KGB 
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 Aztlan said
My friend from school used to work at UTC. He was in the engine room conducting testing. They used to throw chickens through the jet engine.

How is it that these military grade planes can't handle a single bird?
Bird strikes are a part of life in the aviation world. You think because they are military planes they will have special bird strike countermeasures? Don’t you think if that was possible that commercial airliners would have that first, considering they move around much more people everyday than military aircraft?
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 1 month ago '18        #16
Neg Mwen 
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The money wasted on bullsh*t is partially the reason why I'm never worried about the "state is out to get us"

 Aztlan said
My friend from school used to work at UTC. He was in the engine room conducting testing. They used to throw chickens through the jet engine.

How is it that these military grade planes can't handle a single bird?



How much did he get paid
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 1 month ago '16        #17
Aztlan 
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 Teddy KGB said
Bird strikes are a part of life in the aviation world. You think because they are military planes they will have special bird strike countermeasures? Donít you think if that was possible that commercial airliners would have that first, considering they move around much more people everyday than military aircraft?
Maybe i just missed the stories about commercial airplanes making emergency landings because of birds.
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 1 month ago '16        #18
Aztlan 
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 Neg Mwen said
The money wasted on bullsh*t is partially the reason why I'm never worried about the "state is out to get us"






How much did he get paid
Not enough

Homie trying to go to law school now.

 1 month ago '15        #19
Teddy KGB 
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 Aztlan said
Maybe i just missed the stories about commercial airplanes making emergency landings because of birds.
I suppose you have.
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 1 month ago '12        #20
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 Aztlan said
My friend from school used to work at UTC. He was in the engine room conducting testing. They used to throw chickens through the jet engine.

How is it that these military grade planes can't handle a single bird?
That bi*ch from the popeyes commercial gone have a fit
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 1 month ago '18        #21
Neg Mwen 
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 Aztlan said
Not enough

Homie trying to go to law school now.


Fool needs to get plugged up with a law firm before doing that or get prepared to work for the govt
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 1 month ago '15        #22
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 Aztlan said
My friend from school used to work at UTC. He was in the engine room conducting testing. They used to throw chickens through the jet engine.

How is it that these military grade planes can't handle a single bird?
Former USAF crew chief here...

When dealing with “bird strikes” we not talking pigeons and chickens. Birds that fly that high be having 10 foot wingspans and weigh like 25 pounds.

Throw something with that mass through a jet engine is like throwing a bowling ball into it. It’s gonna fu*k sh*t up, b.

Birds have hollow bones so imagine how large it actually has to be to have that much weight


Last edited by Deuce2416; 10-20-2019 at 11:35 AM..
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 1 month ago '16        #23
Aztlan 
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 Deuce2416 said
Former USAF crew chief here...

When dealing with ďbird strikesĒ we not talking pigeons and chickens. Birds that fly that high be having 10 foot wingspans and weigh like 25 pounds.

Throw something with that mass through a jet engine is like throwing a bowling ball into it. Itís gonna fu*k sh*t up, b.
Thank you for clearing that up! Makes a lot more sense now.
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 1 month ago '16        #24
Aztlan 
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 Neg Mwen said


Fool needs to get plugged up with a law firm before doing that or get prepared to work for the govt
Yeah I'm not sure what his plan is exactly, but he's teaching right now to finish out the school year.

Maybe he'll change his mind and do something else. Dude is really smart and speaks 4 languages

I don't doubt him for a second.
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 1 month ago '11        #25
Anti 
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 JUICEbox said
Who do i contact for my seat once sh*t hits the fan? Wait, is 16 gon be enough for everyone?
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