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  • A long overdue awesome aeroplanes thread!
  • tcomc1000
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    That particular Sea King is particularly noisy and leaks like a sieve.
    Fortunately it’s not like it’s based in a particularly wet park of the UK…oh wait a second…..
    🙂

    Stevedoc, this is a sequel to this old thing!

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    Not great photos, they’ve just come to light, and I had to copy them from the prints by putting a sheet of glass over the prints to shot them with my phone! My scanner/printer has died, and I’ve not got access to another.
    These were taken at RAF Wroughton, back when they still had displays up there.

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    Vulcan, (obviously), Grumman Tigercat, Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina.
    The Tigercat was flying with a Wildcat and a Corsair, I’ve got photos, but they’re not that great.

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    [nerd] Gofasterstripes, your SU25 is a MiG25 and your SU-17 is a Su-22 (polish air force export model)
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    Klunk
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    Klunk
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    some nose art

    chewkw
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    Saab JAS 39 Gripen 😀

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    Thank you Klunk for that last set of images, absolutely amazing.

    Klunk
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    lovely shots of a strike eagle


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    **** me! Klunk’s won the internet again!
    Astonishing set of photos, those.

    globalti
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    Spitfire, 747 and Catalina – the most beautiful aircraft for me.

    Here’s a video of a Catalina landing on Lake Geneva:

    http://www.catalina.org.uk/press-video/exclusive-lake-geneva-landing-footage-a18.html

    Klunk
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    like ya fat birds then global ? 😉


    Klunk
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    Klunk
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    anjs
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    F15e not looking so good at Lakenheath a few years ago

    http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Stories1/001-100/023_F-15%20crash/02.jpg

    allthegear
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    Did I ever get around to posting my last ever flying Avro Vulcan in formation with last two ever flying Avro Lancasters??

    Rachel

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    !!

    LeeW
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    Found out today my other half has booked me a flight in a Spitfire for my 40th! :)))))

    Only 14 months 14 days 18 hours and 37 minutes to go!

    Klunk
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    nice shot of a super hornet

    Klunk
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    and a whacky one !

    Klunk
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    appache pulling a hard turn

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    Dammit my picture was cached…..

    Will try again in a moment. Without googling, I wonder if anyone recognises it…

    Love it

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Right – no googling. What’s this then?

    Klunk
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    darn it 🙁

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    Gofaster, no idea. 😆 Looks like one of the NASA lifting body experiments of the 60’s Is that some sort of passenger SCRAM jet development thing?

    LeeW
    Found out today my other half has booked me a flight in a Spitfire for my 40th! :)))))

    Only 14 months 14 days 18 hours and 37 minutes to go!

    Lucky f***er! Those things don’t come cheap either… you’re one lucky man! I don’t think I need to say enjoy it 🙂

    boblo
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    Klunk, where ever you’re getting your pics, keep going, they’re ace. The other pics of that Hornet going in are spectacular.

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    RE the Flying Bus up there:

    RQ-170 SENTINEL ORIGINS PART II: THE GRANDSON OF “TACIT BLUE”

    Starbuster

    Getting out of a Foxbat, that hard way.

    chewkw
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    Honda Jet!

    Lovely design but the mounting on those engines … hmmm … will they fall off?

    The Honda Jet is a brilliant piece of design and will really take off (hur, hur) in the US if not elsewhere.

    The engine mounting is all about peace and quiet, I think.

    Seems a perfect solution for intra-continental business travel, I reckon. I’d love to have access to one for my transfer flights in the US. I mean, this is what “first class” looks like in an AA MD88

    Compare and contrast;

    chewkw
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    CaptainFlashheart – Member
    The engine mounting is all about peace and quiet, I think.

    Yes, it’s going to be quiet without engine vibration.

    The wing design is made of one piece aluminum without any bolts etc and it has no carbon composite at all I like that very much …

    But will engines that thing fall off? Someone got to show me how strong that is.

    It is the most advance jet in it’s class and much more economical (fuel, space, comfort, electronics etc) by comparison to similar class jets. Took Honda 10 years to design something like that and they are using GE engines.

    I think they should all be used for 1st class travel … 😀

    Short to mid-haul only, shirley!

    Long haul? No, thanks. Even thought it’s not first, this is still my fave place for long haul;

    62A on a BA747.

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    Why would you think the engines will fall off on the Honda? They are usually mounted on pylons under the wing on commercial twin jets, so no big leap to mount them on pylons above the wing. I’d imagine they are mounted this way as it is a small aircraft and you don’t want fuel pipes, hydraulic pipes and electrical harnesses being routed up the side of the fuselage to fuselage mounted engines taking up valuable interior space.

    chewkw
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    CaptainFlashheart – Member

    Short to mid-haul only, shirley!

    Agree.

    Long haul? No, thanks. Even thought it’s not first, this is still my fave place for long haul;

    62A on a BA747.

    Nice seat but it’s mine now if I travel BA747. 😆

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    Holy thread resurrection Batman!

    Just been out clearing leaves and something big and noisy and low is overhead. Look up and it’s only the biggest aeroplane in the world, the Antonov 225. That thing is HUGE! Going to have a ride down to Finningly later to have a look, hope it’s not on a quick turnaround.

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    Small update, if you want to see the big bird, she’ll be overnighting in Doncaster before heading off to Leipzig, tomorrow 1200.

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    Avro 730.

    The Mach 3 capable replacement for the Vulcan, sadly cancelled in 1957.

    But it ^^ has no windows!

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