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Post amazingly cool pictures of aircraft (Volume 2)

Post amazingly cool pictures of aircraft (Volume 2)

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Ayahuasca

18,861 posts

176 months

Wednesday 4th August 2010
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williamp said:
considering that is outside, it does look in very good condition.
I think it has been restorified back to condition.



Edited by Ayahuasca on Wednesday 4th August 22:32

Dickster

335 posts

142 months

Thursday 5th August 2010
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Nat_H said:
D-Angle said:
New desktop wallpaper there. This and the B-52 are probably my favourite aircraft.
Aye, the A-10 is my favourite without a doubt.


Stevorocket

374 posts

116 months

Thursday 5th August 2010
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Farnborough Sunday 2010.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/83374345@N00/48299



Edited by Stevorocket on Thursday 5th August 18:36

perdu

4,302 posts

96 months

Thursday 5th August 2010
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williamp said:
considering that is outside, it does look in very good condition.
I like it's style

everything blanked off to buggery but with added realness with the "remove before flight" banners

The GR9AV8Z super wonder Plasticfibred Harriers may well be the dog's' danglies but the good old pointy fronted Hawker Harrier simply oozes "rightness"

I love it

Ayahuasca

18,861 posts

176 months

Thursday 5th August 2010
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perdu said:
the good old pointy fronted Hawker Harrier simply oozes "rightness"

I love it
That it does.









The (stylistic) rot started to set in when the the GR1s were updraded to GR3 with the 'snoopy' nose, IMHO.



Edited by Ayahuasca on Thursday 5th August 22:10

sorrento205

2,697 posts

133 months

Thursday 5th August 2010
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perdu

4,302 posts

96 months

Thursday 5th August 2010
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sorrento205 said:
I seem to remember seeing a picture of a take off there

from the other end

it's late

I'm knackered and can't go searching but

I think you will like it if you do

oh wow

V Powered

72 posts

64 months

Friday 6th August 2010
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perdu

4,302 posts

96 months

Friday 6th August 2010
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Another awesome take off

Mr Dave

3,227 posts

92 months

Friday 6th August 2010
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The FRS1 was my favourite followed by the GR3 and then GR1 for rightness. The GR3 just looked warry and the GR5/7/9 is too rounded and wrong looking.

mat from preston

160 posts

71 months

Friday 6th August 2010
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Sorry don't know the story behind it.Does anyone else?

sherman

6,278 posts

112 months

Saturday 7th August 2010
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mat from preston said:

Sorry don't know the story behind it.Does anyone else?
That man clearly had a death wish yikes

EricMc might know. He seems to know everything else about planes. hehe

Ayahuasca

18,861 posts

176 months

Saturday 7th August 2010
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sherman said:
mat from preston said:

Sorry don't know the story behind it.Does anyone else?
That man clearly had a death wish yikes

EricMc might know. He seems to know everything else about planes. hehe
Just google the registration number.

Flintstone

8,644 posts

144 months

Saturday 7th August 2010
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Hand swinging the prop.

annodomini2

5,173 posts

148 months

Saturday 7th August 2010
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So is Volume 1 the longest thread on Pistonheads?

SMKurt

2,856 posts

91 months

Saturday 7th August 2010
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annodomini2 said:
So is Volume 1 the longest thread on Pistonheads?
No, this is larger
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a... photos

Mexic0

1,292 posts

69 months

Saturday 7th August 2010
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perdu

4,302 posts

96 months

Saturday 7th August 2010
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Mexic0 said:
way back in the sixties you could see abandoned radomes off Javelins outside many a MOD property

I remember some, maybe near Carlisle Airport back then and there were definitely a pair as "gate guardians" near the Spitfire on the A38 southbound into Worcester at one time. There was an ATC Squadron based in a MOD building there, anyone remember it?

More to the point, is the place still there now?

Is the Spitfire?

Or the radomes?

They were distinctive because the were fitted on a slant to the airframe, never any doubt what they'd been on

Also had a distinctive pointed nose look about 'em too.

The picture? FAW 5 was it, pen nib jetpipes rather than the later FAW9s with reheat

I've forgotten and am wilfully refusing a quick google, much too easy


Ginetta G15 Girl

2,160 posts

81 months

Saturday 7th August 2010
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Built to Air Ministry requirement F.44/46 (which also resulted in the RN's Sea Vixen via the DH101).

A stunningly beautiful a/c, just a pity it didn't start to live up to the design requirement until the FAW7 came out.

williamp

13,206 posts

170 months

Saturday 7th August 2010
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wasnt there somehting about the Javelin where, in afterburner it had extra intakes open, which increased drag and made the aircraft slower then in non-afterburner mode??

Or did I imagine that

As an aside, when I first joined the Aston club aged 14 in 1991, I got talking to a member who was an air cadet and he was taken up in one from West Malling over London in the 50s. Imagine that!