The engines rotated outward from the cockpit. This made the platform more stable for shooting guns, however, if the pilot lost an engine, the operating engine was so powerful that it could uncontrollably roll the aircraft inverted.
The little known Thunderchief. One of the few US aircraft ever taken out of front line service due to losses, it tested and proved much of modern US Air Force tactics, such as locating and destroying enemy anti aircraft missiles before they.
https://flic.kr/p/HoZFFf | Robert Reedy Collection Image | PictionID:46544570 - Catalog:Array - Title:Array - Filename:Reedy_0170 Lockheed YF-12A 60-6934 Palmdale f.tif - Robert Reedy was a native of Amarillo Texas. He attended college in Wichita Kansas, studying aeronautical engineering. On graduation he was quickly snapped up by Stearman Aircraft. During his subsequent career he made stops at Lockheed, Thorp and back to Lockheed where he retired as a vice president of sales. Reedy was ...
The M “Night Lightning”. This angle shows not only the radar operator crammed in the back, but also the radar pod up front. The airframe was essentially unchanged in other regards. This version of the did not see actual combat operations,.