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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4925 on: June 22, 2022, 03:57:20 AM »
Interesting scheme: 

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4926 on: June 22, 2022, 07:05:37 AM »
Nice.  Coastal Command with depth charges.

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4927 on: June 23, 2022, 01:21:31 AM »


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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4928 on: June 23, 2022, 01:34:18 AM »


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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4929 on: June 23, 2022, 09:28:45 AM »
Wow. The EE Lightning was not an aircraft for claustrophobic pilots.



I want to say I read somewhere that a Lightning pilot remarked that the Lightning wasn't so much an aircraft you climbed into, but rather strapped on.
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4930 on: June 23, 2022, 08:53:24 PM »
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The battleship HMS King George V at speed, early 1941.
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« Reply #4931 on: June 24, 2022, 06:29:44 PM »
CFB Comox August 2021
450 SQN



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« Reply #4932 on: June 25, 2022, 12:25:03 AM »
The CWH Firefly MK.V has taken to the skies once again for the first time after an eight-year hiatus.

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« Reply #4933 on: June 25, 2022, 05:17:34 AM »
US Navy P-8 Poseidon based at NAS Whidbey Island in the circuit at 19 Wing CFB Comox.

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4934 on: June 26, 2022, 01:33:20 AM »


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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4935 on: June 26, 2022, 01:48:06 AM »
RAAF ! SQN Super Hornet about to utilise the Mobile Aircraft Arrestor System:



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« Reply #4936 on: June 26, 2022, 01:15:55 PM »
Not sure what arrestor system the Finnish Air Force uses at highway exercises. Arrested landing about 1:20 into the clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dttXUR_-9A

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« Reply #4937 on: June 26, 2022, 06:34:01 PM »
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Text: The RAFs Westland (Bristol) Belvedere helicopter was originally intended as a design for the Royal Navy that was rejected by the Admiralty. However, it did mean that on the odd occasion that the type was transported by RN aircraft carrier, it fitted below deck...but only just!

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4938 on: June 26, 2022, 11:54:48 PM »
CFB Comox August 2021
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There's no kit of this in 72nd, but, I wonder if anyone has made a conversion to the larger fuel tanks?

450 a long way from home, the boys in multicam doing some mountain ops  ;)

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« Reply #4939 on: June 27, 2022, 12:13:35 AM »
I'm surprised that 447 was not re-activated when we bought the F models.

Unsure about the tanks. Maybe if you ask Mike Belcher nicely he might consider making some.
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« Reply #4940 on: June 27, 2022, 12:14:27 AM »
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Text: RAF Binbrook 1986. Lightning XS928
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4941 on: June 27, 2022, 01:10:39 AM »
Not sure what arrestor system the Finnish Air Force uses at highway exercises. Arrested landing about 1:20 into the clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dttXUR_-9A

Probably a good chance its the same system.
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« Reply #4942 on: June 29, 2022, 07:55:01 PM »
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Text: A Corsair and Mustang operated out of Tyabb in Australia and wearing colour schemes a bit different to the normal American schemes. Many thanks to owners Judy and Graham for making this flight possible.

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« Reply #4944 on: June 29, 2022, 10:47:24 PM »
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Text: Avro Lancaster Mk I transport conversion, CF-CMS, at Prestwick, Ayrshire, after a flight from Montreal, mid-1944. Originally a Lancaster B Mk. I, RAF (Serial No. R5727), this was the pattern aircraft sent from the UK to Victory Aircraft in Malton to be used in the design and tooling up of the Canadian production of Lancaster Mk. Xs. R5727 was converted as a transatlantic passenger and mail carrier by Victory Aircraft Ltd of Canada and operated by Trans-Canada Air Lines.

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« Reply #4945 on: June 30, 2022, 03:22:17 AM »
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« Reply #4946 on: June 30, 2022, 05:04:46 AM »
Via Twitter. I like the wrong colour.

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« Reply #4947 on: June 30, 2022, 10:27:55 AM »
Hmm, obviously a Navy one, I can't even see where the wing fold-line is  ;)
Pity they could only launch one plane per carrier ! ;D

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« Reply #4948 on: June 30, 2022, 12:16:53 PM »
Via Twitter. I like the wrong colour.

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Dig those crazy lines on the horizontal stabilizers! Walk/Don't Walk markings, Aztec carvings, electrical tape holding them together or space alien communications?

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4949 on: June 30, 2022, 02:12:19 PM »
German WW1 Zeppelin machinegun platform.