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Fri May 26 14:31:48 BST 2006
I understand the russians did a similar job with the
IBM 360 mainframe computer. Some said the greatest
victory of the Cold War!
--- Glen Wilson <glenwilson at cavtel.net> wrote:
> On Friday 26 May 2006 00:45, Slatskars wrote:
> > I believe that they were based on a Packard
> > Slats
> Did you ever hear the story of how Stalin copied the
> American B-29 at the end
> of WWII? Three of them were impounded when they
> landed in the USSR following
> a raid on Japanese territory. I'm not sure whether
> he ever gave them back to
> the US or not, but he had one taken apart and copied
> right down to each nut
> and bolt. The foot pedals on the Soviet production
> planes actually had the
> word "Boeing" molded into the casting. Western
> powers were shocked to see a
> squadron of modern, pressurized long range bombers
> identical to the state of
> the art B-29 fly over at a Soviet air show or May
> Day display.
> Absolutely true story.
> The Russians were no slouches when it came to
> aircraft design, but this was
> handed to them on a platter.
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