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This was demonstrated by the Air Force in 1947 when a single F-82 rigged with fuel pods flew non-stop from Hawaii to New York — a distance of more than 5,000 miles. The Feb. 27 voyage, which took just over 14 hours to complete, still holds the world record for the longest non-stop distance travelled by a piston-engine fighter.


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Nice... that's the Tanker version, used as a gas truck for air-to-air refueling.

Added 2 jet engines so that it could fly faster in level flight for the B-52, etc.
Before the jets, the planes had to be in a shallow dive so the B-52's and jet fighters would not be on the verge of a stall when fueling.

Could refuel 3 fighters at a time, one on each wing pod and one on the tail.
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Fantastic! Is that a current pic?

Didn't know there were any flyable planes left... there are only a few total.

(Edit - 5 according to wiki, none flying)
Yes current pic. Found online.
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It appears the U.S. has quietly stopped trying to make "stealth ships" and this might be the reason why? It appears they just are not stealthy at all!

A few photos a high tech HSV of the UAE supporting the Saudi-led coalition
against Iranian-puppet Huthis in Yemen, after it was hit by an Anti-ship missile
off the Red Sea port of Al-Mokha near the Bab al-Mandab strait.
This is the former USN HSV-2 Swift, sold to the UAE.



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High Speed Vehicle transports were designed to be fast, not stealthy. That thing would look like a barn door to radar.



Almost as bad as this thing.

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Love every part of that..........anyone notice the 400 tooth rear sprocket?
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It appears the U.S. has quietly stopped trying to make "stealth ships" and this might be the reason why? It appears they just are not stealthy at all!

A few photos a high tech HSV of the UAE supporting the Saudi-led coalition
against Iranian-puppet Huthis in Yemen, after it was hit by an Anti-ship missile
off the Red Sea port of Al-Mokha near the Bab al-Mandab strait.
This is the former USN HSV-2 Swift, sold to the UAE.
And yet it still floats, never sank?

I trust this provided the crew time to disembark before the fire took over.

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