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  •  And they seem to rotate downwards (2+ / 0-)
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    bobinson, eyesoars

    after takeoff to keep the climb rate under control. That's the way it looked when I saw some taking off at Plattsburgh AFB in the late 60s. That wing incidence is set for takeoff speed; as you go faster, you need to decrease the incidence to avoid climbing too fast. So B-52s have a characteristic nose down attitude when at low altitude after takeoff.

    Moderation in most things.

    by billmosby on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 12:01:28 AM PST

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