Post amazingly cool pictures of aircraft (Volume 3)

Post amazingly cool pictures of aircraft (Volume 3)

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Caruso

7,142 posts

220 months

Monday 21st December 2020
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mko9 said:
KloppsBarmyArmy said:
You're going to have to cross-post this into the "pictures that make my teeth itch" thread, for the way those engine covers are installed.
It was the gun being off centre that caught my eye.

Fastdruid

7,043 posts

116 months

Monday 21st December 2020
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Caruso said:
mko9 said:
KloppsBarmyArmy said:
You're going to have to cross-post this into the "pictures that make my teeth itch" thread, for the way those engine covers are installed.
It was the gun being off centre that caught my eye.
The gun is mounted slightly to the port side so that the active firing cannon barrel is at the 9 o'clock position and on the aircraft's centre line, with the front landing gear positioned to the starboard side.

MartG

17,572 posts

168 months

Monday 21st December 2020
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ChemicalChaos

9,205 posts

124 months

Tuesday 22nd December 2020
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A large, heavy and old-fashioned but dependable and robust piece of Anglo-American engineering - rapidly becoming obsolete but still loved by those who used them... and an F-4J Phantom hehe



Yes, in the midst of all the doom and gloom surrounding Bruntingthorpe, the future is at least looking bright for some other neglected airframes.
ZE360 was taken on by the British Phantom Aviation Group a while ago now and has slowly been being dismantled to evacuate DFTDC Manston before it closes for good. After 20 years outside in the seaside air it has been putting up a fight!
When restrictions have allowed I've been helping mechanically and logistically, and managed to capture the above sunset snap during a weekend visit.

irocfan

26,510 posts

154 months

Wednesday 23rd December 2020
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MartG

17,572 posts

168 months

Wednesday 23rd December 2020
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Sea Vixen FAW.2 XJ491 H/250 of 893 NAS ready to be catapulted from HMS Hermes in 1969


swampy442

1,069 posts

175 months

Thursday 24th December 2020
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irocfan said:


Used to love seeing that when I was in Afghanistan. Great pictures

Scotty2

990 posts

230 months

Saturday 26th December 2020
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Sorry no pic, but I was re-watching the "The Italian Job" on Xmas and didn't recognise the aircraft that the gold was delivered to Turin in.
4-prop freighter - What was it?

Eric?

FourWheelDrift

81,914 posts

248 months

Saturday 26th December 2020
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Scotty2 said:
Sorry no pic, but I was re-watching the "The Italian Job" on Xmas and didn't recognise the aircraft that the gold was delivered to Turin in.
4-prop freighter - What was it?

Eric?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_C-74_Globema...

MartG

17,572 posts

168 months

Saturday 26th December 2020
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Very rare pic of the Sukhoi T4 in flight


MartG

17,572 posts

168 months

Sunday 27th December 2020
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Nice selection of USMC aircraft - two photo-recon and two ECM


naturals

236 posts

147 months

Sunday 27th December 2020
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swampy442 said:
Used to love seeing that when I was in Afghanistan. Great pictures
Excuse my ignorance, but what is "that"? Is it sand hitting the rotor blades? It kinda looks like the bioluminescence you get when diving.

FourWheelDrift

81,914 posts

248 months

Sunday 27th December 2020
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naturals said:
swampy442 said:
Used to love seeing that when I was in Afghanistan. Great pictures
Excuse my ignorance, but what is "that"? Is it sand hitting the rotor blades? It kinda looks like the bioluminescence you get when diving.
Explanation - http://nautil.us/blog/mystery-in-motion-beauty-in-...

Kopp-Etchells effect if you don't want to read all the above - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopp%E2%80%93Etchell...

Eric Mc

114,593 posts

229 months

Sunday 27th December 2020
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naturals said:
Excuse my ignorance, but what is "that"? Is it sand hitting the rotor blades? It kinda looks like the bioluminescence you get when diving.
St Elmo's Fire (which was also a cracking song)..

eccles

12,174 posts

186 months

Sunday 27th December 2020
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MartG said:
US RB-45C aircraft painted in RAF colours and crewed by RAF airmen for clandestine spy flights over Russia, flying from RAF Sculthorpe

Weren't they called Tornado?

naturals

236 posts

147 months

Sunday 27th December 2020
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Eric Mc said:
St Elmo's Fire (which was also a cracking song)..
I've seen St Elmo's many times from the flight deck. Pretty sure you need positively (or negatively?) charged clouds hitting the airframe to achieve that though?

Just reading the above linked Wiki on The Kopp–Etchells effect - "The effect is often and incorrectly believed to be an electrical phenomenon, either as a result of static electricity as in St. Elmo's Fire"

Ayahuasca

26,409 posts

243 months

Tuesday 29th December 2020
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irocfan

26,510 posts

154 months

Tuesday 29th December 2020
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Ayahuasca said:
That's cool

Eric Mc

114,593 posts

229 months

Tuesday 29th December 2020
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naturals said:
I've seen St Elmo's many times from the flight deck. Pretty sure you need positively (or negatively?) charged clouds hitting the airframe to achieve that though?

Just reading the above linked Wiki on The Kopp–Etchells effect - "The effect is often and incorrectly believed to be an electrical phenomenon, either as a result of static electricity as in St. Elmo's Fire"
Stand corrected. What causes the glow?

Eric Mc

114,593 posts

229 months

Tuesday 29th December 2020
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Ayahuasca said:
Pity it wasn't a Focke Wulf Fw200 Condor - then you could say the Condor was brought down by some Condor (ready-rubbed).