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micropooz
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posted 10-28-2006 02:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The XLR-11 rocket engine powered a plethora of rocketplanes; the X-1 series, D-558-II Skyrockets, X-15 interim, and the lifting bodies. Some guy is selling one! Being a rocketplane fanatic, I would go for it, however, I don't think I could explain to my wife why we need this thing in our living room that doesn't match the furniture...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220041650053

Should be interesting to watch!

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posted 11-03-2006 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron@aol.com   Click Here to Email albatron@aol.com     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
But what a great conversation piece in your living room! Imagine getting it signed by yeager and any of the X-15 guys! Or even one of the engineers like Johnny Armstrong.

I was at a small museum in Kissimmee, Florida once (where Disney actually is) and Paul Tibbets was there doing a signing. Some wag got him to sign a defused and inert bomb. Talk about a conversation piece!

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