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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Gramaisc, Apr 17, 2012.
Never seen them fly, but what an unusual bird...
Shackletons make a lovely noise, but there's little need for radar with these, just open the window and turn the radio down a bit.
I do like the profile of the TU-95......
I like the look of that aircraft too. For pure 'predator' looks this one looks the part. You saw this beast coming back in the day, it meant your number was up.
They looked butch enough going away - http://www.staffordforum.com/xf/index.php?threads/aviation-videos.9127/page-17#post-370164
Nice enough from the front, too.
There is a large model at Cosford.
Tempted to see if I can get hold of a 1/48 scale model....though I fear I may not gain permission to purchase haha!!
Permission from Rosa Klebb?
haha, nooooo the good lady of the house....I'm not allowed to buy any more for the stash until I either build or get rid of some
There was a 1:1 scale one available on eBay a while back...
...tell her it's already built...
haha!!! ^^^^ BARGAIN!!
My father was in Aden towards the end of that - few underground guerrilla organisations have ever had such an appealing name.
Although, they did lose out to the NLF in the end
Incredible new pictures show US Stealth Bombers in formation while flying over the White Cliffs of Dover.
The dramatic images capture the B-2 Spirit aircraft tearing across the UK's beaches.
They also were also joined by the RAF’s F-35 Lightning jets in the first dual training mission between the US and UK of its kind.
Group Captain Richard Yates, Chief of Staff at the UK Air Battle Staff said: “We’re delighted that the USAF and 501st Wing Bomber Task Force are here in the UK and that our F-35 Lightning pilots have the chance to fly alongside and train with the B-2 bomber crews.
The exercise was the first time USAF B-2s trained with non-US F-35s.
Lieutenant Colonel Rob Schoeneberg, Bomber Task Force Commander, said: "Working alongside international fifth-generation aircraft provides unique training opportunities for us, bolsters our integration capabilities, and showcases the commitment we have to our NATO alliance.”
Nice view of the split "rudders".
This is fairly impressive - I suspect he stopped recording as the view was obscured - or because he was writing his will.
It might even be a view from inside this very plane.
It looks like the prop swirl might keep the starboard side a bit cleaner.
And the precautions for a hot start might wash some of the mud off.
Seems to lend a bit of credence to the phrase: "Rotate or die …. "
Would have loved to have seen a video of this (from this day in 1940) ....
"On 29 September 1940, a mid-air collision occurred over Brocklesby, New South Wales, Australia. The accident was unusual in that the aircraft involved, two Avro Ansons of No. 2 Service Flying Training School RAAF, remained locked together after colliding, and then landed safely. The collision stopped the engines of the upper Anson, but those of the machine underneath continued to run, allowing the aircraft to keep flying. Both navigators and the pilot of the lower Anson bailed out. The pilot of the upper Anson found that he was able to control the interlocked aircraft with his ailerons and flaps, and made an emergency landing in a nearby paddock. All four crewmen survived the incident, and the upper Anson was repaired and returned to flight service."
The Anson, like the DC-3, had wheels that protruded enough to be usable, even when they were retracted.