Originally Posted by billybob_jcv
Depends on the size of the squirrel...
But yeah, but the Starfighter was a very cool plane - as long as you kept it out of a spin, or away from an XB-70.
KEEP everything away from the Valkyrie, that was the cursed aviation equivalent of the Tirpitz.
The 104 was a truly magnificent aircraft. There was good reason we kept flying them as long as we did. The bad rep came from mishandling of the aircraft and the Germans godawful track record with it.. The whole Yeager thing has been misrepresented over the years. That was an NF104 with the rocket booster and RCS system. It was so bleeding edge it was bound to have issues. Yeager basically ran out of air to supply the beast and the rocket detonated on him. Not a 104 issue but the "custom shop" who built it.
Anyhow you just have to love an aircraft that comes with leading edge protectors so dumbass ground crew dont cut themselves .