For the Cold War jet fans
Oh yes! I shall be watching!
Mind if I drop this here as a reminder of one of the finer STW Threads I’ve started?Posted 5 years agodannyhMember
Oh my lordy – I am deinitely going to be watching this – the headset service gets put back a day!
I might mug up on my downloaded pictures of Vulcans, Victors, Valiants, Javelins, Vampires and Lightnings in preparation.
Oh for the days when planes seemed to take their design ethos straight from the pages of ‘Eagle’.Posted 5 years ago
Essential viewing tomorrow night on BBC4
Episode 1 of 2Posted 5 years ago
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In the heady post-war years of the 1950s and 60s, British flying was at its zenith and its aircraft industry flourished in a dazzling display of ingenuity and design brilliance. Having invented the jet engine, Britain was now set to lead the world into the jet age with a new generation of fighters and bombers. The daring test pilots who flew them were as well-known as the football stars of today, while their futuristic-looking aircraft, including the Meteor, Canberra, Valiant, Vulcan and the English Electric Lightning, were the military marvels of the age.mboySubscriber
Just texted my Dad, to get the Sky+ on record…
For me mind, not for him! 😉
Sooooooo looking forward to watching this, strange really as the cold war was not far from over by the time I was born, but I just think the engineering from the period, on all sides, was absolutely fantastic!Posted 5 years ago
@Squidlord: Expatshield seemed to struggle with the distance (being in Oz). The only one I found that worked well was YourFreedom, but that’s bloody expensive for just one programme (I usually just get it set up for the 6 nations).
I think there was a mention of another VPN service at one point that to me looked promising (but I’d just paid for yourfreedom), but i can’t find any trace of it on here now…Posted 5 years agoSquidlordMember
Zokes – I know a couple of t0rr3nt sites that might have it in a day or two.Posted 5 years ago
(I know the morality of these was discussed here a day or two ago. If there was some way I could pay for the BBC from abroad I would. Honestly. Easiest way for me to get UK TV, not that I watch a lot of it)Zulu-ElevenMember
For the real geeks amongst you… a fascinating history of banging out:Posted 5 years agoscuttlerMember
It’s bods like Eric Winkle Brown that I think about whenever I feel like I’m about to grumble at on old boy pottering along the road or pavement in front of me. Don’t suppose I’d be too happy if he set my garden on fire though.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Brown_%28pilot%29 – Quality stuff.Posted 5 years agoalanlMember
If anyone wants to get up close to these jets, and see,hear, and FEEL their thrust on take-off, then Bruntingthorpe airfield, Leics, has an open day this Sunday (26th Aug.), with fast taxi runs from amongst others, the Lightnings, Victor, Comet, Hunter.
The noise is incredible, you have to be there to know how loud they are, it really does make you shake.Posted 5 years agoRussell96Subscriber
RAF Cosford is a good day out, National Cold War Exhibition is very good
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