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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #5075 on: September 04, 2022, 01:06:56 AM »
Interesting shot showing the exhaust nozzle orientation:



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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #5076 on: September 04, 2022, 01:17:33 AM »
What a difference 20yrs makes.  The below shot is from Pitch Black 2002:



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This year the RSAF brought F-15SGs and the RAAF F-35As to the exercise.

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« Reply #5077 on: September 04, 2022, 01:19:00 AM »


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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #5078 on: September 04, 2022, 10:23:35 AM »
Sadly, often overlooked, here's a fantastic pic of two PLAAF JH-7A's reading for take off....look at that sexy workman-like landing gear!!!

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« Reply #5079 on: September 05, 2022, 12:46:49 AM »
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« Reply #5080 on: September 06, 2022, 09:55:00 AM »
Another picture from Riverfire

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« Reply #5081 on: September 06, 2022, 03:23:08 PM »
I was browsing my old pics and came across this cute thing from 2013.


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« Reply #5082 on: September 06, 2022, 06:55:51 PM »
Winnipeg March 1966, Fort Garry Horse (M) Sherman stopped to re fuel at a B-A gas station on Winnipeg's Clifton and Portage Ave.

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« Reply #5083 on: September 07, 2022, 02:04:19 AM »


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« Reply #5084 on: September 07, 2022, 03:49:41 AM »


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« Reply #5085 on: September 09, 2022, 02:05:05 AM »


Lensman: Hesja Air-Art Photography

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« Reply #5086 on: September 09, 2022, 02:08:05 AM »
 :smiley:
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« Reply #5087 on: September 11, 2022, 05:26:40 AM »
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« Reply #5088 on: September 11, 2022, 05:29:33 AM »
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« Reply #5089 on: September 12, 2022, 01:39:37 AM »

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« Reply #5090 on: September 12, 2022, 08:11:33 AM »
A wonderful day at Duxford for this year’s Battle of Britain airshow, below is a list of the display pilots. Opening with an impactful two minute silence followed by a Spitfire solo, and closing with an impressive 20 ship formation of 16 Spitfires and 4 Hurricanes.





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« Reply #5091 on: September 12, 2022, 07:06:58 PM »
A wonderful day at Duxford for this year’s Battle of Britain airshow, below is a list of the display pilots. Opening with an impactful two minute silence followed by a Spitfire solo, and closing with an impressive 20 ship formation of 16 Spitfires and 4 Hurricanes.





Yes, very impressive!
It must have sounded amazing also.

Would I be right in assuming that more Spitfires have been restored?

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #5092 on: September 12, 2022, 09:54:46 PM »
Very impressive  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

A while ago I read that a couple of Spitfires that are flying today, had the wing spar in each side renewed. These were a special custom made RHS (or HHS for over here) rectangle section tubes. Each spar had five different sized tubes which slid perfectly over each other, the smallest section was the longest, then the next three were each a bit shorter than the next. The shortest had the biggest section and ran only to just outside where the main gear trunnion is mounted. Sounds like an easy replacement but no, once the tubes were slid together with one end all lined up, the spar was put in a press which kinked the spar into it's dihedral, the kink being just about where the main gear trunnion is. Therefore once the kink is performed, there's no way to take the tubes apart and corrosion was getting in between the different tubes.

All the formers to make the tubes have been long gone, so a new set had to be made. I'm wondering if to make it worth while, many sets of new spars have been manufactured allowing for a lot more Spitfires to be restored. A corroded spar being the main reason to ground the aircraft.
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« Reply #5093 on: September 13, 2022, 12:27:25 AM »
I am going to go out on the spar here and say that from what I seen on the various Spitfire and Warbird groups on Facebook that there are probably between 5 to 10 return to flight restorations in progress. And more even more projects.

How about project Spitfire Mk.IIa P7913 which is for sale. It was literally last flown by Buzz Beurling as he bailed out due to an engine fire.  If you to ask for the price, you cannot afford it.

https://historicandclassicaircraftsales.com/spitfire2a




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« Reply #5094 on: September 13, 2022, 02:50:54 AM »
The AN-2 Colt looked interesting and a lot more affordable!

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« Reply #5095 on: September 15, 2022, 03:23:23 AM »


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« Reply #5096 on: September 20, 2022, 02:50:33 AM »


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« Reply #5097 on: September 20, 2022, 03:59:52 AM »
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« Reply #5098 on: September 20, 2022, 04:12:40 AM »
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« Reply #5099 on: September 21, 2022, 12:55:09 AM »
 :smiley:
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