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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Gramaisc, Apr 17, 2012.

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    I know this is not a video, but someone sent me this picture of HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands campaign and getting a flyby from a Victor Bomber and some Harriers. It looks like a scan from a newspaper, but what I find interesting is the Victor Bomber. I've mentioned this plane in previous posts. It looks wholly predatorial, from any angle. Strangely beautiful in an 'Oh F***!' sort of way.
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    By that stage, Victors had largely given up any ideas of actually bombing anybody. Refuelling was the main activity.

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    Fantastic pic of the fly by, but most probably a K.2 Tanker from its duties at Ascension.

    Completely agree with you, the lines and shape of the Victor is menacing from any angle...
     
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    They've booked one to speed up the M6 works...

     
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    Reminds of a writer from decades ago called Gavin Lyall. ex RAF pilot who often featured aviation in his novels. In one book, 'Shooting Script' he took down a Vampire flying a de Havilland Dove with some flying tricks. Might sound like a bit of hokum but he wrote some good yarns. :)
     
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    This interesting one just popped up - it even sounds like an Argosy...

     
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    The Pelicans were a startlingly tight operation. The lad who sat next to me at school's father was a member, until he died some days after a bad crash - you can still see the deviation where the stone wall was repaired.

    We got to watch them five days a week - and the early Red Arrows set-up.
     
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    A long one but interesting!

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    Bet you say that to all the girls...
     
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    Interesting angle of attack on the wings as it takes off

     
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    It was up for a decent time, so it won't have been ridiculously light, but there's often also a tendency to run up to a higher speed for initial take-offs, until you have some history to fall back on.

    There's a few other planes that often just 'lift' - Tu 95 usually has no significant rotation.

    And this Il-76 puts the nose down first...

     
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    There have been aircraft with variable incidence wings, notably the old Crusader, intended to reduce fuselage rotation at take-off and landing.



    It's more beneficial when landing, giving a better view of the tiny thing you're trying to gently crash on, and the blunt face is an extra brake, too, to some extent.

    It does help on take-off a little, giving a good bit of extra incidence during the short catapult run.

    It lets you have shorter undercarriage structures, as well.
     
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