A long overdue awesome aeroplanes thread!

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  • A long overdue awesome aeroplanes thread!
  • Excellent work so far, everyone!

    Good to see some Twotter love, too! Needs some Islander in the thread for me, though!
    CFH Senior flew this one a lot.

    And, of course, a JP.

    Ben, re your “found pictures”, if you’ve any interest, I may well be able to help track down the people in them.

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    Last weeks image from my travels. Seriously cool plane.

    maxlite
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    Love this thread 🙂

    Original print of Saunders-Roe Princess on my desk!

    dannyh
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    Mig-15 did give the yanks a fright, until they upped the number of F-86s in Korea and then they started shooting them down left, right and centre!

    bencooper
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    Ben, re your “found pictures”, if you’ve any interest, I may well be able to help track down the people in them.

    Sure – I did briefly try a few years ago, but didn’t really know where to ask.

    shermer75
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    Any chance of someone going through this thread and putting all the names in?

    bencooper
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    I built one of those kits – it died a brave and valiant death shortly after I tried putting a home-made rocket engine in it.

    PJM1974
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    End of thread.

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    The obligatory SR71 anecdote from Sled Driver…

    One of my favourite stories on the whole internet. 🙂

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    For the Hampshire folk, the Schnider Trophy 1931,raced a course around the Solent berthing in Calshot…

    unnamed ones, someone help me out here…

    P1:
    airbus beluga
    the spruce goose
    sr-71 blackbird
    tsr2
    buccaneer
    fokker dr. i & sopwith camel
    spitfire / sea fury
    vickers vimy
    a10 warthog
    EE lightning
    P38 lightning
    corsair
    mustang
    twin mustang
    not sure on juliana’s third one
    not sure on klunk’s russian jet
    I’m not type qualified on unfitgeezer’s one
    think klunk’s next one is a hustler
    not sure on jwr’s twin prop
    not sure on klunk’s twin prop
    frank sinatra’s is happy plane

    P2:
    not sure on klunk’s
    think klunk’s next one is a skyraider
    chipmunk
    tucano
    bulldog
    don’t know frank sinatra’s third
    F14
    F15
    vulcan x2
    hunter x2
    don’t know klunk’s next one
    victor
    f4 phantom
    don’t know klunks next one (again!)
    or klunks big stick
    tornado
    avro arrow?
    camel (again)
    tempest
    U2
    catalina
    don’t know scuttler’s second
    baffled by klunks next one (again)
    stuka
    F117
    supermarine s6

    P3…
    hurricane
    concorde (of course)
    B29 + X1
    EE lightning

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    In Elgin Matt outandabout? 😉

    One of my fave’s as I used to see them a lot as a kid living reasonably close to Lossie

    The Jaguar

    Klunk
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    klunks in order

    p1
    mig-25 foxbat
    hustler
    douglas invader
    p2
    grumman tigercat
    skyraider
    russian jet on the snow is a Tu-22 backfire
    aussie f-111
    convair b36 peacemaker (aka bigstick)
    B1-B bomber

    PJM, that sort of thing shouldn’t really be shown before the watershed! Filthy, filthy, filthy!

    Mmmmmm……but nice!

    Ben, any chance you could post a few more of them on here so that I can send them to someone without a link to your Flickr account? Will then ask around for you. Just conscious of the “exploring somewhere I shouldn’t” element!

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    The A-10 Warthog, a gun with an aeroplane built around it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJu2njFgSN8

    Saw these in action at Holbeach Ranges in Norfolk, sounded like a great big fart!

    And thanks for the pictures of the Chipmunk: I must have been one of the only Aircadets that didn’t like flying 😮

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    Ben, any chance you could post a few more of them on here so that I can send them to someone without a link to your Flickr account? Will then ask around for you. Just conscious of the “exploring somewhere I shouldn’t” element!

    Oh, don’t worry about that – it wasn’t anywhere military, it was the Balfour Kilpatrick site in Renfrew, which has been demolished now anyway:

    Balfour Kilpatrick 1

    scud
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    Like these more for the strength of the images themselves than the specific aircraft.

    US Thunderbirds display team

    Avro Vulcan and Lancaster

    F16 Fighting Falcon

    Russian Mig (?)

    And just because it looks a bit batshit mental. B2 bomer

    PJM1974
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    Russian Mig (?)

    A Flanker. Specifically, an SU-30 with those canards and two seats.

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    My Russian and Ukranian colleagues ‘d probably do their nut at these failing to make an appearance:


    Tupolev TU-95 “Bear”


    Tupolev Tu-160 “Blackjack”


    Antinov An-225 “Mriya”

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    duplicate post

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    P1:
    airbus beluga
    the spruce goose
    sr-71 blackbird
    tsr2

    Actually, it’s not an SR-71, it’s a Lockheed A-12 Oxcart, the CIA-operated precursor to the SR-71. It was much more secret. Generally the A-12s were painted black but some of the initial ones flew unpainted, getting to show off all their titanium body panels.

    Also the third jet in my post is a Hawker Sea Hawk, a sort-of evolution of the aforementioned Sea Fury.

    The sleek single prop seaplane is a (the?) Supermarine SB-6.

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    This is an awesome thread.

    nice seeing a staggerwing in the first post, a plane I have flown in many times!

    actually, it’s not an SR-71, it’s a Lockheed A-12 Oxcart

    cool

    didn’t know about the A12!

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    De Havilland Sea_Vixen, just a stunning design

    The underrated De Havilland Hornet

    tinybits
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    Westland Whirlwind. Not very effective, but I love the shape.

    You lot really need to visit this place

    Home

    It’s not big, by any standards, but it’s brilliant as you can go in pretty much all of the aircraft, including the Sea Vixen 😀

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    I once saw one of these being used in a rescue practice, by the fire brigade at RNAS Culdrose. Very sad in hindsight

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    seem to remember this from a pack of top trumps as a kid

    Grumann X-29

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    show off all their titanium body panels.

    Well I know what my next plane will be.

    JEngledow
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    You can keep your pictures of fancy planes, all I need is one or two of these:

    mrbelowski
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    wings are on the wrong way round. Fool.

    Great thread – that sea vixen is fantastic

    scud
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    Love the Super Corsair, the kinked wings seem to take it out of the ordinary.

    GP5 purely because even on the ground it just looks fast.

    Beck Mahoney Sorceress, beautiful biplace now in the Smithsonian

    mogrim
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    Westland Whirlwind. Not very effective, but I love the shape.

    Actually very effective at low level, but suffered from some serious problems during development.

    marcus7
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    10 AEF… woodvale, 11 years old and got my first class cadet badge the day before… old RAF boy in the chipmunk doing aerobatics over the sea….. and then a harrier came in to visit. It was at the time by far the best day of my life (even if my uniform was too big!). I see that beluga take off from my desk a lot… it still looks a little bonkers.

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    beaufighter

    named “Whispering Death” by it’s adversaries

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    Always loved these…

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