Saturday, August 20, 2011
Picture for Runaway Prop
Here is the illustration by Fred Ludekens, used in the story, "Runaway Prop." It shows the C-133A in a severe pitch-up, dropping the Thor out the back end. The story has this event occurring at the bottom of a steep descent from 11,000', followed by a steep climb to make the jettison at 200'. I'll leave it to the experienced pilots to discuss the aerodynamic realities of such an event.