- 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.Posted 5 years agomrmonkfingerMember
unnamed ones, someone help me out here…
the spruce goose
fokker dr. i & sopwith camel
spitfire / sea fury
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
not sure on klunk’s
think klunk’s next one is a skyraider
don’t know frank sinatra’s third
don’t know klunk’s next one
don’t know klunks next one (again!)
or klunks big stick
don’t know scuttler’s second
baffled by klunks next one (again)
P3…Posted 5 years ago
concorde (of course)
B29 + X1
PJM, that sort of thing shouldn’t really be shown before the watershed! Filthy, filthy, filthy!
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!Posted 5 years agosurroundedbyhillsSubscriber
umop3pisdn – Member
The A-10 Warthog, a gun with an aeroplane built around it
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 😮Posted 5 years ago
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:Posted 5 years agoChrisLSubscriber
the spruce goose
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.Posted 5 years agomarcus7Member
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.Posted 5 years ago
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