Post amazingly cool pictures of aircraft (Volume 3)

Post amazingly cool pictures of aircraft (Volume 3)

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173 months

Tuesday 29th December 2020
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Eric Mc said:
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?
Believed to be pyrophoric particles abraded from the leading edes of the rotors by airborne sand.

irocfan

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Wednesday 30th December 2020
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Ayahuasca

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Wednesday 30th December 2020
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MartG

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168 months

Thursday 31st December 2020
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International lineup


Eric Mc

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Thursday 31st December 2020
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And the slowest plane in that line-up was.....?

MartG

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Thursday 31st December 2020
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Eric Mc said:
And the slowest plane in that line-up was.....?
'The Harmonious Dragmaster'

Smollet

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Thursday 31st December 2020
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Eric Mc said:
And the slowest plane in that line-up was.....?
Javelin I’d guess

FourWheelDrift

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248 months

Thursday 31st December 2020
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It's also the oldest, we should have the Lightning there to match the years. Unless it was war games practice and we'd heard it was going to be at night in a storm.

Dr Jekyll

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225 months

Thursday 31st December 2020
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Smollet said:
Eric Mc said:
And the slowest plane in that line-up was.....?
Javelin I’d guess
Although the rumour was that would go a bit faster if you turned the afterburner off.

Eric Mc

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229 months

Thursday 31st December 2020
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Dr Jekyll said:
Although the rumour was that would go a bit faster if you turned the afterburner off.
True - in certain situations.

That's if it had an afterburner. Earlier versions didn't.

Ayahuasca

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Thursday 31st December 2020
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Eric Mc said:
Dr Jekyll said:
Although the rumour was that would go a bit faster if you turned the afterburner off.
True - in certain situations.

That's if it had an afterburner. Earlier versions didn't.
None of them had an afterburner.

Some of them had reheat.

Happy New Year!





irocfan

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Thursday 31st December 2020
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Caruso

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Thursday 31st December 2020
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irocfan said:
I can't quite identify those 2.

BrettMRC

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Thursday 31st December 2020
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Pair of bones?

FourWheelDrift

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Thursday 31st December 2020
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Intercontinental mashed potato seeking missiles.

Ayahuasca

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Wednesday 6th January
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irocfan

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Wednesday 6th January
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Baron Greenback

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Wednesday 6th January
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Scale of the aircraft is nuts ^^^ love to see how the Stratolaunch looks in comparison, ok military v civil aircraft is unfair comparing/

Eric Mc

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Wednesday 6th January
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The C5A is still very large.

The Stratolauncher may never fly again.

DavieBNL

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Wednesday 6th January
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The C-130 looks almost silly small!