Beyond The Sprues

Modelling => Ideas & Inspiration => Other => : GTX_Admin January 15, 2012, 05:54:34 AM

: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
: GTX_Admin January 15, 2012, 05:54:34 AM
Hi folks,

We all come across them from time to time, and they are inspiring.  Therefore I figured we might as well have a thread where you can post any cool photos you come across.  These aren't meant to have any common theme.  They are just as the title says, just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less... ;)

Here are a couple to start the ball rolling:

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8131/800xr.jpg)
(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/2/110923fkx404163w.jpg)
(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/5123/466868.jpg)
(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/7044/c13017.jpg)

Regards,

Greg
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: GTX_Admin January 15, 2012, 06:11:45 AM
One for the Fishheads:

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/7822/111011nyk039057.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin January 15, 2012, 07:05:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/4Tc7o.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin January 15, 2012, 07:16:48 AM
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/3144/506050j.jpg)
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: beowulf January 15, 2012, 06:19:05 PM
(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p68/beowulf04844/3bbd542a9b54.jpg)
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: beowulf January 15, 2012, 06:19:44 PM
(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p68/beowulf04844/Australian_F-111s.jpg)
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: beowulf January 15, 2012, 06:20:10 PM
(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p68/beowulf04844/b1bnewmexico220100504.jpg)
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: beowulf January 15, 2012, 06:20:38 PM
(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p68/beowulf04844/5398447353_de324f5ca0_o.jpg)
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: Cliffy B January 16, 2012, 11:07:08 AM
Destryoers love to impersonate submarines!  ;D

HMS Liverpool alongside the USS New Jersey circa 1986.
(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/CliffyB/DN-ST-87-002831986.jpg)

USS Monssen alongside USS Wisconsin 1944.
(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/CliffyB/382-USSMonssenDD-798.jpg)

Page from USS Ticonderoga's cruise book.
(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/CliffyB/cb6667-159.jpg)


THIS is why you don't build superstructures out of ALUMINUM!!!!!!!!

Aftermath of the fire onbaord the USS Belknap following a collision at sea.
(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/CliffyB/BelknapAftermath.jpg)
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: taiidantomcat January 16, 2012, 11:48:36 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zcAbieFTDv8/TtbA91sy-GI/AAAAAAAAXBI/aKQz_Bqgr3Y/s1600/2012_News_C130.F35_F11_72532PR_1269967624_3859.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin January 21, 2012, 02:31:44 PM
An oldie, but still a goodie:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/Gripen_P_G_2002_14.jpg)
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: beowulf January 21, 2012, 05:39:39 PM
(http://i43.tinypic.com/34oexjn.jpg)
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: beowulf January 21, 2012, 05:41:45 PM
(http://i43.tinypic.com/a2f97q.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin January 22, 2012, 03:02:34 AM
Shiney!

Here are some emotive ones:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2BBc6-JDVWY/R24zL_kAWeI/AAAAAAAABuY/O_PEmyI2KAo/s1600/TU-22M3%2B21%2BDESPEGUE%2B06-09-2006.JPG)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2BBc6-JDVWY/R0B_03E0IAI/AAAAAAAABa0/GjZhRkRbJLw/s1600/mig1.jpg)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_2BBc6-JDVWY/Ry4DgT_1QeI/AAAAAAAABU0/h6lbJZhagwI/s1600/LibyaOct29-3107MiG-23MLatsunset.jpg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2BBc6-JDVWY/Rw0odTk5V1I/AAAAAAAABKc/dtov16X3S6c/s1600/TU-142%2BBEAR-F%2B1987%2BBODEGA%2BABIERTA%2BSOL.jpg)
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: beowulf January 22, 2012, 07:29:45 AM
(http://i42.tinypic.com/2qtbuy1.jpg)
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: beowulf January 22, 2012, 07:31:22 AM
(http://i41.tinypic.com/jhzplv.jpg)
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: beowulf January 22, 2012, 07:33:07 AM
(http://i43.tinypic.com/2iizluv.jpg)
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: Maverick January 22, 2012, 05:07:59 PM
A couple of neat shots from Airliners.net.

Regards,

John
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: GTX_Admin January 28, 2012, 04:42:35 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2BBc6-JDVWY/RpdCTWbH8GI/AAAAAAAAAsU/7aiNyWFdrQA/s1600/eagle034.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin January 28, 2012, 04:43:41 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2BBc6-JDVWY/RoOcReevHNI/AAAAAAAAApc/sYDMYbGb_1M/s1600/MiG-23%2BY%2BP-3%2BORION.JPG)
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: Doom! January 28, 2012, 01:37:51 PM
(http://www.doomisland2.com/images/Aircraft_Photos/F-22-01.JPG)
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: Doom! January 28, 2012, 02:01:33 PM
Took this photo at the Lemoore airshow last year.
 
(http://www.doomisland2.com/images/Photography/lemoore%20heritage%20flight%202011.jpg)
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: nebnoswal January 30, 2012, 01:43:49 PM
some old + new
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: GTX_Admin February 19, 2012, 04:18:05 AM
One just for Brian...

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/ca15/Spats.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin February 19, 2012, 12:27:05 PM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/10546.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin February 19, 2012, 12:41:31 PM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/CAC23/kemble05-1.jpg)
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: Cliffy B March 08, 2012, 06:28:59 AM
Here's one for the sailors and/or BB fans.

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/CliffyB/DN-SC-05-108481986CV-61BB-62CG-32CG-26clFFG-7cl.jpg)

Source: http://www.defenseimagery.mil/imagery.html#a=search&s=DN-SC-05-10848&chk=6cfe0&guid=1e6d725e0a3ea5a3569e5c8ae4613cd7e8395b73 (http://www.defenseimagery.mil/imagery.html#a=search&s=DN-SC-05-10848&chk=6cfe0&guid=1e6d725e0a3ea5a3569e5c8ae4613cd7e8395b73)

See the three buttons under the picture?  Click the one on the right to download it.  Make sure the high-res option is selected on the pop-up.

Enjoy!
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: Doom! March 08, 2012, 12:33:48 PM
So fuzzy and cute!
(http://doomisland2.com/images/quick_photos/fuzzy%20tank.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin March 10, 2012, 04:20:49 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vFbcqj-Yfdo/T1oelx7CHJI/AAAAAAAAKls/170CvEQA3d4/s1600/UGANDA%2BSU-30%2BAF%2B011%2BAIRE.jpg)
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: arkon March 10, 2012, 12:26:33 PM
"just some cool photos.... nothing more ,nothing less"
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: GTX_Admin March 11, 2012, 04:03:18 AM
(http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/03/09/F-16%20560.jpg)

Supposedly a real photo
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: elmayerle March 11, 2012, 08:45:19 AM
Yes, it's a real photo; I've seen others of it from other angles.  The particular evolution is called an "Elephant Walk" though I don't know its purpose.
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: GTX_Admin March 11, 2012, 08:46:30 AM
Obvious purpose: to provide great photo op...and to make ground crews' life a misery.
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: arkon March 11, 2012, 03:12:18 PM
you mean fodd crews?
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: GTX_Admin March 20, 2012, 02:30:34 AM
(http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/22500/Grasshopper-Jet--22933.jpg)
(http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/22500/Butterfly-Aircraft--22927.jpg)
(http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/22500/Fly-Plane--22917.jpg)
(http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/22500/Fly-Aircraft--22936.jpg)
(http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/22500/Hornet-Plane--22921.jpg)
(http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/22500/Wasp-Jet--22930.jpg)
(http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/22500/Hornet-Jet--22923.jpg)
(http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/22500/Hopper-Jet-Fighter--22929.jpg)
(http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/22500/Insect-Plane--22924.jpg)
(http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/22500/Fly-Jet--22925.jpg)
(http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/22500/Beetle-Plane--22934.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin March 20, 2012, 02:40:23 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_GbPcI30qhvQ/S7fN1uoZPGI/AAAAAAAAAnA/4IhoHbP4_bw/s1600/xA-7Ds+IAANG+with+KC-135E+KSANG.jpg)
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: Maverick March 20, 2012, 05:45:35 AM
Are the tailcodes Photoshopped?  Iowa ANG usually has IA as theirs is all.

Regards,

John
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: nebnoswal March 22, 2012, 03:43:58 PM
Australian Army 155mm M777

(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac162/nebnoswal/m777.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin March 22, 2012, 04:02:28 PM
 :)
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: arkon March 23, 2012, 07:17:55 AM
cool, that is some camera timing there!
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: GTX_Admin March 24, 2012, 05:04:48 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_jH7WMjQaAQ/T2uB5eJK2DI/AAAAAAAAKtc/jQsdxYsYT2A/s1600/KUBINKA%2B22-03-2012%2B2.jpg)

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: GTX_Admin March 24, 2012, 05:32:29 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/he-162/AGM-86AinB-52BombBay.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin March 31, 2012, 06:39:56 AM
How to disrupt a beach party:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JJB_An1TYaE/T2-QeE8N3RI/AAAAAAAAKu4/_V3tIW7kq6M/s1600/CUBA%2BMIG-21BIS%2BLANZACOHETES%2BANGOLE%25C3%2591O%2BPLAYA%2BCOPIA.jpg)
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: Cliffy B April 04, 2012, 02:33:26 AM
Nice size comparison huh?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/GAU-8_meets_VW_Type_1.jpg)

Long live the Avenger!
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: GTX_Admin April 04, 2012, 02:43:54 AM
Hmmm...model a VW Beetle WITH an GAU-8!!!! >:D
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: RussC April 04, 2012, 04:47:36 AM
I used to drive a beetle that Sounded like a GAU-8 ....  :D
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: ChernayaAkula April 04, 2012, 05:51:54 AM
^ What? Like a prolonged fart?
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: Cliffy B April 05, 2012, 06:34:01 AM
Found this while researching some new profiles. 


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5d/Ames_Reseach_Center_Aircrafts_1981_on_ramp.jpg/800px-Ames_Reseach_Center_Aircrafts_1981_on_ramp.jpg)
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ames_Reseach_Center_Aircrafts_1981_on_ramp.jpg (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ames_Reseach_Center_Aircrafts_1981_on_ramp.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/Ames_Reseach_Center_Aircrafts_1981.jpg/800px-Ames_Reseach_Center_Aircrafts_1981.jpg)
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ames_Reseach_Center_Aircrafts_1981.jpg (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ames_Reseach_Center_Aircrafts_1981.jpg)

Some neat shot of the test birds.  Didn't know they had a few of them.
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: GTX_Admin April 14, 2012, 04:28:21 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iMJAyBAW8MU/T4XyDMSzyoI/AAAAAAAAK3U/pud-S5sA-uA/s1600/BLACK%2BDIAMONDS%2B6.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GgwAjCw9DbQ/T4XyCmML8xI/AAAAAAAAK3I/jGz4xfeykCs/s1600/BLACK%2BDIAMONDS%2B5.jpg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_4jtf7qoUjE/T4XyCBoeYAI/AAAAAAAAK28/HxY-x4uhfzw/s1600/BLACK%2BDIAMONDS%2B4.jpg)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iHQh0EfvWls/T4XyBzVwX8I/AAAAAAAAK2w/OXnQIzTYf4Y/s1600/BLACK%2BDIAMONDS%2B7.jpg)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-m6SuiGsE1lc/T4XyBW03VcI/AAAAAAAAK2k/1kh8Q_pLiEA/s1600/BLACK%2BDIAMONDS%2B1.jpg)
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: Jeremak April 14, 2012, 06:03:48 PM
Who, I repeat, who profaned a classical MiG-15 silhouette with this paint scheme? It just don't look right for me.
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: upnorth April 14, 2012, 07:46:40 PM
Who, I repeat, who profaned a classical MiG-15 silhouette with this paint scheme? It just don't look right for me.

Those are 17s, no?
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: RussC April 15, 2012, 04:23:59 AM
They are 17's. That paint scheme is not much to think about, and why would you go for the most garish monochrome interference pattern camo, then stick subdued makings on it?
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: GTX_Admin April 15, 2012, 04:27:03 AM
The MiG-17s are from a civilian aerobatic display team called the Black Diamond Jet Team

The Black Diamond Jet Team flies seven jet aircraft – five L-39s and two MiG-17s, all paint in arctic camouflage. The team is sponsored by United Bank Card, Inc. and is based at Lakeland, FL, USA.

(http://aerobaticteams.net/images/black-diamond-jet-team/black-diamond-jet-team.png)

Some of the team’s pilots are well known air show performers as Team Leader Lt. Colonel Jerry "Jive" Kerby, USAF (ret.) and Lead Solo Performer in the single MiG-17 Captain Dale "Snort" Snodgrass, USN (ret.). Kerby and Snodgrass currently make up the two-ship civilian jet team Team MS760. Kerby was the first USAF F-4 Phantom Heritage Flight pilot in 2005 and has also flown the Vintage Thunderbird T-33 for the past five years. Snodgrass is well-known from his days as the F-14 Tomcat Demo Pilot and continues to fly with both the USAF Heritage Flight and USN Legacy Flight programs. Snodgrass recently flew the F-86 Sabre painted in Skyblazers colors. With over 20,000 hours of flight time and 25 years of air show experience between them as well as military flight training in the F-15 and F-14, Kerby and Snodgrass bring a solid base of skill, expertise, and showmanship to the Black Diamond Jet Team.

The team was officially announced as “Heavy Metal Jet Team” in the beginning of November 2010, as a five ship display team flying four L-39 and one T-33 planes, based at Lancaster, PA. Then the T-33 Shooting Star aircraft was piloted by Captain Dale Snodgrass.

In July 2011, The Heavy Metal Jet Team announced the addition of one MiG-17 replacing the T-33, which was grounded after maintenance problems.

Almost a year later in October 2011 the team changed the name to its present “Black Diamond Jet Team” and added another MiG-17. Then the team transited to new home base at Lakeland, FL.
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: taiidantomcat April 18, 2012, 09:54:31 AM
I love that scheme!  :D

(http://www.warbird-photos.com/airshows/2010-NellisAFB-2/Nellis10D2_F-22A_Raptor_5297.jpg)
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: raafif April 18, 2012, 05:44:59 PM
Hmm, bathing in the glow of a nuclear explosion ??
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: GTX_Admin April 30, 2012, 03:35:17 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_I2KtyvwA8HQ/TTnEZpJK3YI/AAAAAAAAB_s/GQS2XiKvG6c/s1600/091005-F-8155K-625.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_I2KtyvwA8HQ/TScB5IdPQXI/AAAAAAAAB8Q/22tPnk9tCp4/s1600/590.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin April 30, 2012, 03:35:47 AM
Keeping the beast happy:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_I2KtyvwA8HQ/TTXdIngjOdI/AAAAAAAAB_U/zTeXa1PBKuE/s1600/crewmen-service-an-a10-thunderbolt-ii.jpg)
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: upnorth May 01, 2012, 05:34:58 PM


([url]http://www.warbird-photos.com/airshows/2010-NellisAFB-2/Nellis10D2_F-22A_Raptor_5297.jpg[/url])


You know, that's about the best I think I've ever seen a Raptor look. :-*

Normally, I find the Raptor's looks just don't do it for me.
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: RussC May 01, 2012, 07:45:10 PM
Hmm, bathing in the glow of a nuclear explosion ??

  Bathing in some very polluted air, probably nearby forest fires. Tis the season here in Zona and Cali. right now. Some sunrises/sunsets even go to purple when it gets really foul.

Agree on the raptor not normally providing excitement , upnorth'. Navy should be flying A-12's instead of all those bugs, and the F-23 should be the standard of the next gen.

  The picture is interesting for me in that it shows the droop in the outer wing panels really well. Reminds me that there was genuine stealth planning into the airfoils versus just pretty-ing up a F-15 planform.
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: Empty Handed May 20, 2012, 05:32:54 AM
From the Queen's jubilee flypast earlier today:

(http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/public8/lovelyjubilees09.jpg)
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: beowulf May 20, 2012, 05:57:50 AM
From the Queen's jubilee flypast earlier today:

([url]http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/public8/lovelyjubilees09.jpg[/url])


i was quite impressed with that.....................


...................impressed that we actually have enough aircraft to do it!!  :D
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: Litvyak May 20, 2012, 06:07:01 AM
From the Queen's jubilee flypast earlier today:

([url]http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/public8/lovelyjubilees09.jpg[/url])


I love it. I absolutely love it. This is going to be my wallpaper on my computer. I may also print it out onto some photo paper to put up on the wall. GSTQ!

([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/Ames_Reseach_Center_Aircrafts_1981.jpg/800px-Ames_Reseach_Center_Aircrafts_1981.jpg[/url])
[url]http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ames_Reseach_Center_Aircrafts_1981.jpg[/url] ([url]http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ames_Reseach_Center_Aircrafts_1981.jpg[/url])

Some neat shot of the test birds.  Didn't know they had a few of them.


That there's something Dynavert-like there in 1981 doesn't surprise me, but what's that thing on the left that looks like a 4-engined An-72?
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: ChernayaAkula May 20, 2012, 07:34:52 AM
Keeping the beast happy:<...>

Going by the looks on its face, they must've rubbed it the wrong way.  :D

Seriously, we need more smiling "shark mouths".  :)
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: elmayerle May 20, 2012, 09:08:33 AM

([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/Ames_Reseach_Center_Aircrafts_1981.jpg/800px-Ames_Reseach_Center_Aircrafts_1981.jpg[/url])
[url]http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ames_Reseach_Center_Aircrafts_1981.jpg[/url] ([url]http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ames_Reseach_Center_Aircrafts_1981.jpg[/url])

Some neat shot of the test birds.  Didn't know they had a few of them.


That there's something Dynavert-like there in 1981 doesn't surprise me, but what's that thing on the left that looks like a 4-engined An-72?

I believe that's the QSRA (Quiet Stol Research Aircraft).  Essentially a Buffalo with a new wing fitted with four upper surface-blowing turbofans.  I believe they were ALF501s left over from Northrop's unsuccessful A-9A program, IIRC.
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: GTX_Admin May 20, 2012, 09:12:58 AM
Correct - you beat me to itby a matter of minutes.  Here's some more shots:

(http://www.dhc4and5.org/AC80-0613-3_a.jpeg)
(http://www.dhc4and5.org/AC80-0641-3_a.jpeg)
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: Litvyak May 20, 2012, 10:05:43 AM
Thanks for the replies - that's a nifty-looking beast!
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: elmayerle May 20, 2012, 10:28:19 AM
The thought occurs to me that a caled down version with the wing mated to a long-body MU-2 fuselage would work well.  Perhaps with TFE331 engines or, at the most, TFE731 engines?

I suggest the MU-2 because it has a one-piece wing that bolts to the fuselage with four large bolts and it uses no hydraulics at all to simplify the systems installation.
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: Frank3k May 24, 2012, 09:15:08 AM

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7217/7195227336_83f2f306af.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/7195227336/)
Air assault (http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/7195227336/#) by The U.S. Army (http://www.flickr.com/people/soldiersmediacenter/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7090/7257740090_2a6d4380e0.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/7257740090/)
Night ride (http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/7257740090/#) by The U.S. Army (http://www.flickr.com/people/soldiersmediacenter/), on Flickr

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/159/438641194_a93e086e4b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/438641194/)
afghanistan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/438641194/#) by The U.S. Army (http://www.flickr.com/people/soldiersmediacenter/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7079/6969340090_26528a578d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/6969340090/)
Ridgeline walk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/6969340090/#) by The U.S. Army (http://www.flickr.com/people/soldiersmediacenter/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8026/6992766462_b2d1cb8d0f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/6992766462/)
Afghanistan chat (http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/6992766462/#) by The U.S. Army (http://www.flickr.com/people/soldiersmediacenter/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7238/7257656984_0bbdf2f649.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/7257656984/)
Outpost overwatch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/7257656984/#) by The U.S. Army (http://www.flickr.com/people/soldiersmediacenter/), on Flickr

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/175/447153754_bd462de12a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/447153754/)
afghanistan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/447153754/#) by The U.S. Army (http://www.flickr.com/people/soldiersmediacenter/), on Flickr
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: GTX_Admin May 24, 2012, 09:34:15 AM
There are some outstanding photos there.  Thanks for sharing.
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: Litvyak May 24, 2012, 10:31:16 AM
Night ride is a spectacular shot! Probably my favourite of the bunch. Composition-wise my favourite is probably Ridgeline walk, and content-wise, I really like Afghanistan chat.
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: RussC May 24, 2012, 11:02:01 PM
Night ride is a spectacular shot! Probably my favourite of the bunch. Composition-wise my favourite is probably Ridgeline walk, and content-wise, I really like Afghanistan chat.

  Same here , especially the chat. The photo is dated 4/28, not even a month ago. While often looking corny and posed, especially if there is a lot of similar shots, these moments also show --- our most powerful armament in use.

Rotor static is always a great night shot.
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: ChernayaAkula May 25, 2012, 08:54:43 AM
Freedom has a new sound!

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyojdmA3bj1qcr6iqo1_1280.jpg)

Found HERE (http://robotcosmonaut.tumblr.com/post/16831332233/freedom-has-a-new-sound-via-blueruins) on tumblr
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: GTX_Admin June 05, 2012, 11:23:58 AM
WW2 in colour:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/8270787%40N07/sets/72157605269786717/show/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8270787%40N07/sets/72157605269786717/show/)
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: GTX_Admin June 09, 2012, 03:52:06 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iCw7yKsMIcc/T7VpymoXIvI/AAAAAAAAK9g/f6xHUAL_W7s/s1600/RUMANIA+YAK-23+AÑOS+50.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-l8H4InyUFj8/T6mPpGO9LAI/AAAAAAAAK70/IK9ExNLa6OI/s1600/FW-200+CAMO+ISLA+RODAS+GRECIA+1945+TROPAS+SUDAFRICANAS.jpg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jj2n_NHqihg/T6mPyuGpLVI/AAAAAAAAK8E/JL-RII1K53U/s1600/P-38+MKI+PROBADO+EN+USA+NO+ADQUIRIDOS.jpg)
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: Frank3k June 09, 2012, 09:18:10 AM
That's a cool Romanian Yak-23!
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: GTX_Admin June 17, 2012, 06:59:08 AM
I must admit that the Polish MiG-29s are attractive:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-t7HwvjcA6cM/T9ulN-4BvSI/AAAAAAAALIA/7lHDKeODeVc/s1600/MIG-29+111+MINSK+MAZOWIECKI+04-06-2012.jpg)

This is sweet too...wish there was a suitably scaled kit available!

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HvxGLhkp6ic/T9oetiLiviI/AAAAAAAALHQ/SHoEsSZ7AiY/s1600/AN-74TK-100+CAVOK+AIR+ZHULYANY+KIEV+12-06-2012.jpg)

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: Jeremak June 18, 2012, 01:17:05 AM
I must admit that the Polish MiG-29s are attractive:

Yes they are. And this particular one is based just few kilometers from my home, so MiGs in flight are common sight for me.
More photos:
(http://photos.skrzydla.org/2012-06-02/188533_mid.jpg) (http://www.skrzydla.org/showphoto.php?photo_id=91420)
(http://photos.skrzydla.org/2012-06-02/188559_mid.jpg) (http://www.skrzydla.org/showphoto.php?photo_id=91441)
(http://lotnictwo.net.pl/gallery/images/foto/small/c36bbb8f7273f3f26b26833ad12e5814.jpg) (http://lotnictwo.net.pl/gallery_foto_view.php?id=83162)
Also, on tail are painted this two aces:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Pisarek (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Pisarek)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miros%C5%82aw_Feri%C4%87 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miros%C5%82aw_Feri%C4%87)
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: GTX_Admin June 18, 2012, 02:22:48 AM
Thanks. :)
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: GTX_Admin June 24, 2012, 05:05:40 AM
(http://russianplanes.net/images/to80000/079821.jpg)

(http://russianplanes.net/images/to80000/079836.jpg)
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: finsrin June 24, 2012, 05:17:43 AM
Interesting thingy attached to front wheels.
R2 unit provision behind canopy ?
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: GTX_Admin June 24, 2012, 05:35:35 AM
Interesting thingy attached to front wheels.


"Standard" Russian Stone/mud/FOD guard:

(http://www.lindenhillimports.com/images/photof56.jpg)

R2 unit provision behind canopy ?


Missile Approach Warner I believe.
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: Litvyak June 24, 2012, 06:47:58 AM
T-50 = sexiest thing in the skies!
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: GTX_Admin June 28, 2012, 02:07:05 AM
(http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/06/26/Hurlburtcv22.jpg)
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: taiidantomcat June 28, 2012, 08:46:21 AM
(http://www.hesja.pl/photos/14437.jpg)
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: Litvyak June 28, 2012, 09:28:52 AM
O_O

TT, that photo is gorgeous! Spectacular, even!
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: elmayerle June 28, 2012, 10:18:33 AM
([url]http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/06/26/Hurlburtcv22.jpg[/url])

What can I say?  Given what I work on, I love this pic.  Is it a MV-22B or a USAF CV-22B?  The bird I'm working on flew the other day, but I'm not yet allowed to show pics.  Interesting to see a V-22 with an "N-number", though.
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: Scooterman June 28, 2012, 10:38:52 AM
USAF machine, Evan.  Way more protected (ECM, RWR, DIRCM, etc) than the Corps machines.  Easier to spot are the TFR pimple on nose and the RWR pods that stick way out on the vertical stabs (just above the wing in the pic below.)  Air Force birds are painted much darker too, but in some light, that's not an easy reference.
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: elmayerle June 28, 2012, 11:08:27 AM
USAF machine, Evan.  Way more protected (ECM, RWR, DIRCM, etc) than the Corps machines.  Easier to spot are the TFR pimple on nose and the RWR pods that stick way out on the vertical stabs (just above the wing in the pic below.)  Air Force birds are painted much darker too, but in some light, that's not an easy reference.
I suspected as much, just going by the color.  The gray of the Marines' birds is much, much lighter.  Other than the RWR pods, though, I don't see anything I haven't seen on a USMC bird.
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: ChernayaAkula June 28, 2012, 07:51:47 PM
([url]http://www.hesja.pl/photos/14437.jpg[/url])


Plasma stealth *ON*  ;D
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: GTX_Admin June 30, 2012, 04:24:23 AM
Plasma stealth *ON*  ;D

 ;D
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: GTX_Admin June 30, 2012, 04:24:57 AM
The bird I'm working on flew the other day, but I'm not yet allowed to show pics.  Interesting to see a V-22 with an "N-number", though.

TEASE!!!! :icon_killbill:
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: GTX_Admin June 30, 2012, 10:58:30 AM
Not a photo...but still cool!!

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4121/4827173818_f97208879c_b.jpg)
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: RussC June 30, 2012, 04:50:05 PM
That artwork is an amazing study in presenting depth and dimension on the 2D canvas. Through subtle shading, use of transparency and color range, it is not just photo graphic but photo-real. Especially note the dogfight contrails in the upper half and the cloud layers. While they are secondary to the action and the main subjects, they have had a lot of preparation invested in them.
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: Cliffy B June 30, 2012, 11:03:21 PM
Line ahead!

(http://www.blackfive.net/photos/uncategorized/trail_form_1.jpg)

CVN-65, BB-62, and CG-57 circa 1990  8)
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: GTX_Admin July 14, 2012, 06:49:41 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CBtLxfxkywA/UACOLfC9k0I/AAAAAAAALPY/NLv2pfmw06M/s1600/ZAIKOVKA+7.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2r3ve8nib5c/T_88g6JQESI/AAAAAAAALOs/qGj-6m4sJbY/s1600/ZAIKOVKA+51.jpg)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-k1UqxRgAhJw/UACPoxG49HI/AAAAAAAALPw/4BGwXxShnmc/s1600/ZAIKOVKA+38.jpg)
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: ChernayaAkula July 14, 2012, 08:10:09 AM
Backfires rule! (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/woo.gif)

I fervently hope Trumpeter will give us a 1/144 Backfire family one day!
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: GTX_Admin July 14, 2012, 09:51:42 AM
I would love a 1/48 one.
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: GTX_Admin July 22, 2012, 04:05:18 AM
One especially for Russ:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rq7iHeOKumM/UAbBGUeKAXI/AAAAAAAALQ4/z41qG-4VG18/s1600/U-2S+80-1076+BB+CN+076+AGUADILLA+RAFAEL+HERNANDEZ+TJBQ+PUERTO+RICO+22-11-2010.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin July 24, 2012, 03:13:37 PM
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/6d/82/0000826d.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/6c/82/0000826c.jpeg)
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: taiidantomcat July 28, 2012, 12:03:33 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ln-S7XzA0gc/SsTR4oAmwHI/AAAAAAAAAWo/mPt03BcHUzM/s1600/Felipe-Dutra--B-52-in-fog.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin July 28, 2012, 12:46:35 PM
 :)
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: ChernayaAkula July 28, 2012, 02:17:07 PM
Damn, that's creepy!  :icon_surprised: That B-52 looks downright spooky. More monster than aircraft!
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: RussC July 28, 2012, 03:56:15 PM
One especially for Russ:




Thank You.   :)
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: upnorth July 28, 2012, 05:51:43 PM
([url]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CBtLxfxkywA/UACOLfC9k0I/AAAAAAAALPY/NLv2pfmw06M/s1600/ZAIKOVKA+7.jpg[/url])



Here's your stick with a frankfurter on it; just hold it behind the plane for a few moments.....
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: GTX_Admin July 29, 2012, 12:09:30 PM
(http://www.acclaimimages.com/_gallery/_free_images/0420-0906-3012-4954_c_130_hercules_aircraft_at_sunset_o.jpg)
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: nebnoswal August 10, 2012, 02:53:49 PM
Can anyone see a ship

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: RussC August 10, 2012, 04:48:35 PM
Can anyone see a ship

Welcome to BtS, Ben. There appears to be a Russian Carrier there, frolicking in amongst the tennis balls. Average quality photomanip....and...Well Hello there my dear! Fancy meeting you here.
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: upnorth August 11, 2012, 11:29:18 PM
oh.....to be a tennis ball..... :-*
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: GTX_Admin August 12, 2012, 06:25:27 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tYr2NTtBQuE/UCSHVNDhgWI/AAAAAAAAfu0/9HFo7OEtueE/s1600/642257.jpg)
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: elmayerle August 12, 2012, 06:27:53 AM
([url]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tYr2NTtBQuE/UCSHVNDhgWI/AAAAAAAAfu0/9HFo7OEtueE/s1600/642257.jpg[/url])

FORE!!
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: GTX_Admin August 18, 2012, 06:00:31 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-umV-WhOgleI/UC1duWKcU4I/AAAAAAAALg4/OlR0CdUuFVM/s1600/100+ANIVERSARIO+1.jpg)

Of course, beauties such as this sometimes attract photographers...

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B6QXRFlYTqY/UC1d0AwsevI/AAAAAAAALhA/O0m3fD3hdNg/s1600/100+ANIVERSARIO+2.jpg)
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: taiidantomcat August 19, 2012, 10:03:57 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7274/7552633660_79694df8da_c.jpg)
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: nebnoswal August 27, 2012, 07:25:01 PM
Not entirely accurate but

(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac162/nebnoswal/battleships.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin August 29, 2012, 04:59:26 AM
Bad case of warts or has it just got balls... ;)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ew5mJ1IgL6Q/UDuINmW19II/AAAAAAAALoM/L3EF9j43viU/s1600/MI-8MTB-2RN+140.jpg)
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: kengeorge August 29, 2012, 10:58:45 PM
Hi all, found this on what if & airliners.net
should be filed under 'this was a good idea at the time'
'http://www.airliners.net/photo/Iranian-Aircraft-Manufacturing/Tupolev-Tu-154M--/2150303/L/&sid=2632b26d8c21856dbfa9473971298d25' (http://www.airliners.net/photo/Iranian-Aircraft-Manufacturing/Tupolev-Tu-154M--/2150303/L/&sid=2632b26d8c21856dbfa9473971298d25') for a full description.
Or add your own punchline...
Ken...
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: raafif August 30, 2012, 05:11:04 AM
Of course it's a good idea !!!!!  --- air-interception trainer for the airforce !  USAF will probably copy the idea ?

On the other hand I can see several of the guys here paying premium prices for a ticket for that seat if regular airlines offered that facility on any standard flight :icon_fsm:
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: GTX_Admin August 31, 2012, 02:27:43 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CLkhKUn0A-s/UD4qJPuGpGI/AAAAAAAALpA/KbDVCHA81FA/s1600/SU-24M+35+SHAGOL+CHELBINSK+25-08-2012.jpg)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Z3jaubWuAIE/UD4qTD11vYI/AAAAAAAALpI/WgFPtizLt7U/s1600/SU-24M+35+SHAGOL+CHELBINSK+25-08-2012+LADO+IZQUIERDO.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin September 02, 2012, 03:59:58 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7156/6726150067_56f41691bc_o.jpg)
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: Litvyak September 02, 2012, 07:12:14 AM
That White 35 is brilliant! Who makes decals??
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: nebnoswal September 04, 2012, 05:57:14 PM
A topical subject downunder

(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac162/nebnoswal/HMASGillard.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin September 05, 2012, 01:58:15 AM
Oh cheeky...bordering on too political but I will leave it for now (provided no-one stirs up inappropriate discussions  C:-)).
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: RussC September 05, 2012, 02:19:09 AM
Us yanks' just scratching our heads over that one. I guess you gotta be there.
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: GTX_Admin September 05, 2012, 02:28:37 AM
Us yanks' just scratching our heads over that one. I guess you gotta be there.

Think of something akin to what happens on your Mexican border...
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: Old Wombat September 05, 2012, 08:38:05 AM
Lovin' that one, Ben! ;D
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: upnorth September 09, 2012, 03:48:55 PM
I snapped this one yesterday at the open day of one of the regional airports in these parts.

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/cancze/Vyskov%20Open%20Day/DSCF8404.jpg)

My camera is pretty hit and miss with flying shots. I was pleased enough that this one came out as clear as it did, but the atmospheric effect of the lighting was also a pleasant surpirse.
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: GTX_Admin September 16, 2012, 04:38:18 AM
Ah, remember the days when you could just find Me262 fuselages lying by the side of the road:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-a69zvBjdL7E/T6vbPQaeK8I/AAAAAAAAFKE/ZYslj1P1CK4/s1600/HE162PART4.jpg)
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: arkon September 16, 2012, 12:47:22 PM
sure beats the pick n pull salvage yards around here!
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: Vuk September 20, 2012, 02:43:42 PM
Hi, everyone!

I've been here for a while, but didn't post anything until now. I guess I was always too lazy... Nevertheless, just want to say that I'm enjoying watching your whiffs. Here's a small contribution found somewhere on the web...

I know that many russian pilots used to remove their canopies during wwII, but these guys are crazy!
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: ChernayaAkula September 20, 2012, 11:21:28 PM
^ Rollin' with my top down!  ;D
I think they did that for a (rather cheesy*!) Russian action flick. The ejection was filmed on the ground and then digitally altered into the film, but they did fly that Flanker without canopy and rear ejection seat for some air-to-air footage.  :icon_surprised: Breezy!



* All-Russian cast, with Malcolm McDowell and Rutger Hauer as the baddies. Need I say more?  ;D
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: Vuk September 21, 2012, 02:59:18 PM
^ Rollin' with my top down!

Just imagine the faces around if You were parking such "vehicle"!

Greetings!
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: raafif September 22, 2012, 05:19:45 AM
^ Rollin' with my top down!

Just imagine the faces around if You were parking such "vehicle"!

Greetings!

I don't think anyone was around when James Bond activated the ejection seat in his vehicle -- someone in the car-park might get hit ! ;D
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: taiidantomcat September 24, 2012, 10:15:22 PM
(http://www.firstclass.cz/wp-content/uploads/aircraft-growler-18.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin October 09, 2012, 02:52:29 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JtZE-UqJdtw/UF4g8tc6pEI/AAAAAAAAL0k/0oj4AP8QRk8/s1600/MIG-31D3+58+AIRE+2011.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin October 11, 2012, 05:31:43 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eFhfk0setqI/UHNHmrE1TmI/AAAAAAAAMBk/mFzAngZKn5w/s1600/XB-70+20001.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KEOx5CzG8WY/UHNH2ZC8VYI/AAAAAAAAMBs/UGHjFmoRAAw/s1600/F-104A+USAF+QFG-734+FINALES+50S.jpg)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CG437jwjYbQ/UHPJLG3SHSI/AAAAAAAAMC8/FiKQZpxDFJo/s1600/MIG-23ML+475+JG-9+PEENEMUNDE+BALTICO+DESDE+MIG23UB+109+22-08-1990.jpg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-28qekABbziw/UG39CDvYI6I/AAAAAAAAL-4/pk-xi4X3gKg/s1600/PERU+MI-24+VERDES.jpg)
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: Litvyak October 11, 2012, 06:54:58 AM
Orange Starfighter looks awesome!
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: GTX_Admin October 11, 2012, 06:57:52 AM
I agree.  Isn't it interesting how something so simple can illicit such an assessment.
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: taiidantomcat October 11, 2012, 08:25:57 AM
Those were great!  :-*
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: Frank3k October 11, 2012, 11:56:24 PM
I am so tired of Instagrammed photos. When I saw the XB-70 and F-104 my first thought was "Why ruin such perfectly good pictures?"...
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: Litvyak October 12, 2012, 09:17:52 AM
I am so tired of Instagrammed photos. When I saw the XB-70 and F-104 my first thought was "Why ruin such perfectly good pictures?"...

?
: Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
: Frank3k October 13, 2012, 06:39:12 AM
?

Instagram (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instagram)

Annoying software for phones that allow people to add "creative" effects to photos, like faded, sepia, tinted, noise, etc.
: Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
: Litvyak October 13, 2012, 09:28:47 AM

Instagram (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instagram)

Annoying software for phones that allow people to add "creative" effects to photos, like faded, sepia, tinted, noise, etc.

I don't even have a mobile phone and I can do that just by digging out the ancient Canon T1...
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: GTX_Admin October 14, 2012, 09:45:48 AM
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/26/9c/00009c26.jpeg)
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: Vuk October 17, 2012, 02:02:47 AM
Couple days ago I ran into suissmustangs.ch or something like that, and I've found this!

Apparently, this was the 106mm recoilless rifle test, mounted on a wingtips of Cavalier Mustang. The bird looks mean and I really hope that some of you, guys, have this photo in much bigger size.

Greetings to all, Vuk
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: apophenia October 18, 2012, 10:13:54 AM
I don't have a bigger image Vuk. But here's an official USN photo of 68-15796 firing at NAS China Lake on 20 June 1974: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v450/Hacker15E/Mustang106mm.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v450/Hacker15E/Mustang106mm.jpg)

Trivia: That Mustang is preserved at the Air Force Armament Museum, Eglin AFB.

According to Wikipedia, "Integral Cavalier wingtip tanks have been removed." Actually the two-seat Cavalier Mustang IIs used as AH-56 Cheyenne program chase planes never had those wing tip tanks installed.  ;)
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: GTX_Admin October 21, 2012, 04:59:17 AM
Couple for Russ:

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: Vuk October 21, 2012, 01:23:10 PM
Thanx for the effort, Apophenia!

Unfortunately, it seems that there is no bigger photos  :icon_crap:, besides this one You found. I've found couple more smaller, but this is it. I beggin to think that they equipped the Mustang and perform the test in just one day!

Wish You all the best, Vuk
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: GTX_Admin October 27, 2012, 11:36:11 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-o1b1ciIBoWY/UIr04EsWOCI/AAAAAAAAMOM/2yAF7libGs4/s1600/KUZ+2.jpg)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-f8TuIDVWnL4/UIbKzsKYQmI/AAAAAAAAMLE/HOJRVc3Jcmg/s1600/KUZ+DESDE+KA-27.jpg)
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: RussC October 27, 2012, 01:26:59 PM
Couple for Russ:

 :-* :) :) :) :)

Thanks !
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: Old Wombat October 28, 2012, 12:41:35 AM
In that top pic Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov looks almost as much of a rust-bucket as HMAS Melbourne! :o
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: Cliffy B October 28, 2012, 08:56:08 AM
Arctic camo MiG-17s in summer, what more is there to like?  8)
(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/CliffyB/NAS%20Oceana%20Air%20Show%202012/DSC_2695Edit.jpg)

Amzing what 40 years of development can do.
(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/CliffyB/NAS%20Oceana%20Air%20Show%202012/DSC_2234Edit.jpg)

More photos here: NAS Oceana Virginia Air Show Sept 14-16 2012  (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=1909.0)
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: GTX_Admin November 11, 2012, 04:04:24 AM
Some outstanding photos here:  Royal-Air-Force-Photographic-competition (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2218653/Royal-Air-Force-Photographic-competition-Squadron-RAF-Typhoon-jets-skim-colourful-fields-symmetry.html)
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: The Big Gimper November 16, 2012, 08:40:52 AM
A400M Grizzlies Rule the sky.  (http://sobchak.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/arrivano-i-grizzlies-paura/) Well okay, only 5 at this time.
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: ChernayaAkula November 18, 2012, 01:21:14 AM
From Romain Hugault's BLOG (http://romain-hugault.blogspot.de/2012/10/lac-sale-de-bonneville-1950.html)

Bonneville 1950

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XH0TXovL268/UIE7ZhvwUzI/AAAAAAAAA2U/F60sXTHihRQ/s1600/bonneville.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin November 18, 2012, 03:13:52 AM
Oh yeah!!!

Would make a cool diorama as well.
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: finsrin November 18, 2012, 03:39:48 AM
WOW - that is up there among the best paintings of all time  8)
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: GTX_Admin November 24, 2012, 05:16:33 AM
Shiney:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ngmP8Eon9LQ/UK5mefum0MI/AAAAAAAAMkM/9YSngfrZ8rg/s1600/KAZ+14.jpg)

Some differently marked Foxhounds:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-T0JTYSOt8k4/UK1V5EQpYbI/AAAAAAAAMi0/7O63Wo-1AaA/s1600/KAZ+13.jpg)
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: Cliffy B November 29, 2012, 11:14:43 AM
Was rooting through Flickr for some RN stuff and came across these HIGH-RES shots!  Be sure to download the Original sizes.

HMS Tiger (C20), HMS London (D16) RAS with RFA Wave Chief (A265) and HMS Penelope (F127) astern 1964
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jtsretired/6203045279/#in/set-72157627740020964 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jtsretired/6203045279/#in/set-72157627740020964)
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6165/6203045279_b435ca1e1c_b.jpg)


HMS Tiger (C20), HMS London (D16) RAS with RFA Wave Chief (A265) 1964
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jtsretired/6189723776/#in/set-72157627740020964/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jtsretired/6189723776/#in/set-72157627740020964/)
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6171/6189723776_f23e7fbe30_b.jpg)

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: Cliffy B December 14, 2012, 11:47:02 AM
Check it out!

F-14s from VF-41 and 84 Escort a Vulcan circa 1977-78
http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026883.jpg (http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/026883.jpg)

Too bad its not in color...
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: GTX_Admin January 08, 2013, 11:35:30 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/75/AJ-2_Savage_test_bed_for_Lycoming_engines_in_flight.jpeg)
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: elmayerle January 08, 2013, 12:01:44 PM
([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/75/AJ-2_Savage_test_bed_for_Lycoming_engines_in_flight.jpeg[/url])

AJ-1 Savage converted by Avco Lycoming in Stratford, CT to flight test the ALF-502 engine.  I've been told by those who worked on it (several moved over to Sikorsky when the company was taken over and turbine engine operations moved to Phoenix) that the flight test mount was something of a pain to work on.  The aircraft was based at Sikorsky Airport in Stratford, CT (at least I think that area's Stratford, it might be part of Bridgeport).
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: GTX_Admin January 10, 2013, 03:09:31 AM
Well not quite a photo, but still a cool image:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/Ice_Storm_by_Radojavor_zps34f77783.jpg)
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: Cliffy B January 11, 2013, 02:21:10 AM
Greg, link didn't work.  Let's see if this does.  Well it works in the preview but not the post grrr...
http://dailydesigninspiration.com/diverse/di/radojavor/800/Ice_Storm_by_Radojavor.jpg (http://dailydesigninspiration.com/diverse/di/radojavor/800/Ice_Storm_by_Radojavor.jpg)


Here's a few that are just plain eerie...

U-118 Washed Ashore at Hastings
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5056/5585856707_f4048313fa_o.jpg)
Link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alimarante/5585856707/#sizes/o/in/faves-29415369@N05/)

The Wreckage of Lady Be Good overflown by a Vulcan
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6102/6329037698_efb29f741b_o.jpg)
Link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/amphalon/6329037698/#sizes/o/in/faves-29415369@N05/)
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: GTX_Admin January 11, 2013, 03:17:56 AM
Greg, link didn't work.  Let's see if this does.  Well it works in the preview but not the post grrr...

Fixed
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: ChernayaAkula January 18, 2013, 01:23:53 AM
Have a look at the pilot in the bigger versions of these pics!  ;D

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8236/8387488722_3a0b93ac6a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theatrum-belli/8387488722/)
Epervier (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theatrum-belli/8387488722/#) von THEATRUM BELLI (http://www.flickr.com/people/theatrum-belli/) auf Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8466/8386410713_178d76220f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theatrum-belli/8386410713/)
Epervier (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theatrum-belli/8386410713/#) von THEATRUM BELLI (http://www.flickr.com/people/theatrum-belli/) auf Flickr
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: Cliffy B January 18, 2013, 02:18:00 AM
Yikes!  Pray you don't sneeze during your takeoff run.  Ahhhh-BOOM!  ;D
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: GTX_Admin January 18, 2013, 04:29:09 AM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltlnrrEzDn1r3c7g6o1_500.jpg)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8blbj1jMP1rnoynio1_1280.jpg)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/b21653006919773ab6d3b9f9ee14fd48/tumblr_mgf0vroYO71rkyvxvo1_500.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin January 19, 2013, 05:16:30 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-imjaKIMJLlc/UOhUYAi15OI/AAAAAAAANBg/4Q0Y7i7_IQU/s1600/VORONEZ+BALTIMOR+MIG-25RB+46+DESPEGANDO+TRASERA+2012.jpg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LvoQku142hY/UOhUENeuZjI/AAAAAAAANBI/-haKLiUQDko/s1600/VORONEZ+BALTIMOR+MIG-25RB+68+ATERRIZANDO.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin January 20, 2013, 03:29:25 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rszQBWDx2e4/UPp72HSVKUI/AAAAAAAANOE/lIuyMUNEW60/s1600/VIETNAM+SU-30MKV+8588.jpg)
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: taiidantomcat January 23, 2013, 04:06:39 AM
 :o  First non blue Vietnamese Flanker I have ever seen  :-*

(http://www.codeonemagazine.com/images/news/2012_News_Web_F22_F16_121005_F_BN304_918_1269967624_5565.jpg)

A rare look inside an actual can of Whoop Ass
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: M.A.D January 31, 2013, 08:45:14 AM
([url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltlnrrEzDn1r3c7g6o1_500.jpg[/url])
([url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8blbj1jMP1rnoynio1_1280.jpg[/url])
([url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/b21653006919773ab6d3b9f9ee14fd48/tumblr_mgf0vroYO71rkyvxvo1_500.jpg[/url])


These are cool! I need one of these when the Padre comes visiting the boys  >:D

M.A.D
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: M.A.D January 31, 2013, 08:50:57 AM
([url]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tYr2NTtBQuE/UCSHVNDhgWI/AAAAAAAAfu0/9HFo7OEtueE/s1600/642257.jpg[/url])


Ah this takes me back to my time on the tubes! The overpreasure and shock through the body :) ......... 'Death From Above'

M.A.D
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: GTX_Admin February 19, 2013, 10:17:50 PM
Some great photos here (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=ForumsPro&file=viewtopic&t=14428&finish=15&start=0), especially some of the USN yellow wings stuff.
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: GTX_Admin February 24, 2013, 04:59:09 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1nOxg663fuw/USJzFaYSKZI/AAAAAAAANkw/wEWnNqPpDtY/s1600/0_86d6e_e894e571_orig.jpg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z-UdrDcWYXw/USJzBCODXSI/AAAAAAAANko/sVSgcz5BWSU/s1600/0_86d6c_7b881f18_orig.jpg)
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: dy031101 February 25, 2013, 12:40:34 AM
You know that once upon a time I to prayed for the day when I can see Liaoning with J-15s on its deck sailing alongside Kuznetsov with its Su-33s......

But nah, all indications now show that it won't happen.   :(  Instead we'll see Kuznetsov with MiG-29Ks (note that this is not meant as anything actually damning about the MiG).  Dang.
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: taiidantomcat February 26, 2013, 01:29:46 PM
(http://images3.alphacoders.com/264/264485.jpg)

(http://sopwith-hawker-aviation.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Airshow-102.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper March 12, 2013, 02:52:18 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8441/7956627442_30f88669b1_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyberscriber2world/7956627442/)
C 117 Globemaster III shot 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyberscriber2world/7956627442/#) by Alex Ingram (http://www.flickr.com/people/cyberscriber2world/), on Flickr
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: raafif March 12, 2013, 07:06:11 AM
what scale is that DC-3 ?? :o ;D
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: Cliffy B March 12, 2013, 07:18:34 AM
Perspective issues or not, that still shows just how far we've come in so very little time.  8)
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: The Big Gimper March 12, 2013, 10:21:04 AM
@raafif: it does look like a scale model C-47. Combination of telephoto and the just plain big C-17. 

@CliffyB: We have seen many fly bys of the fighter generations but this first one I have seen with Transports. That why I thought it was worth posting. 
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: Vuk March 13, 2013, 06:25:28 PM
Guys, take a look what I've found...  ;D

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/aircraft-pictures/2007/11/w-t-warren-testing-helmet-1912.html (http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/aircraft-pictures/2007/11/w-t-warren-testing-helmet-1912.html)
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: GTX_Admin March 13, 2013, 07:12:45 PM
 ;D
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: Cliffy B March 14, 2013, 02:07:37 AM
Reminds me of this vid  ;D

Stupid guy jumps into wall! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8_FxjX4xok#)

Great sounds in it too!
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: GTX_Admin March 14, 2013, 02:30:54 AM
It is more common then one would think...

runs into wall (The Men Who Stare at Goats).avi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAOooKkWp4w#ws)

Scene from "The Men Who Stare at Goats"
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: Frank3k March 14, 2013, 05:48:31 AM
...
Scene from "The Men Who Stare at Goats"

That is a pretty entertaining movie, overall.
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: Vuk March 14, 2013, 06:37:42 PM
Few months ago, I received a disc with this movie, but never found the time to watch it. Now I definitely must to do. Greetings, everyone!
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: GTX_Admin March 17, 2013, 05:00:18 PM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/photo_zps9ac3a5b6.jpg)
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: Daryl J. March 18, 2013, 09:53:31 AM
Where was this taken above?
(http://www.firstclass.cz/wp-content/uploads/aircraft-growler-18.jpg)
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: elmayerle March 23, 2013, 01:43:19 AM
According to Wikipedia, "Integral Cavalier wingtip tanks have been removed." Actually the two-seat Cavalier Mustang IIs used as AH-56 Cheyenne program chase planes never had those wing tip tanks installed.  ;)

You're sure of that?
(http://www.warbirdregistry.org/p51registry/images/p51-4413571-1.jpg)
I came across this picture today.
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: ChernayaAkula March 23, 2013, 10:31:51 AM
Where was this taken above?

From flightglobal.com article (LINK (http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/aircraft-pictures/2009/07/ea-18g-growler-from-the-dust-d.html)):

"Today's image of the day depicts an EA-18G Growler from VX-31, also known as the "Dust Devils". The photo was taken by Jamie Hunter of Aviacom for the United States Navy. <...>
The shot was taken over the desert terrain of interior California, near the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, where this aircraft is based.
<...>"
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: GTX_Admin March 23, 2013, 01:33:03 PM
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/fc/c3/0000c3fc.jpeg)
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: elmayerle March 24, 2013, 01:31:56 AM
that's a beautiful shot of, I would guess, a Yuma-based MV-22B.  It's definitely clear enough that I can spot most of the areas I've got a familiarity with.
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: GTX_Admin March 24, 2013, 03:46:39 AM
Might be Yuma based but it be flying over somewhere a long way away...Iraq
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: GTX_Admin March 24, 2013, 05:13:04 AM
An oldie but still inspirational/cool:  RE 2000 "Catapultabile"

(http://tandorini.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/800px-reggiane_re-2000_catapultabile_-_vittorio_veneto.jpg)(http://fotodiguerra.altervista.org/php/cpg143/albums/aviazione/italia/caccia/reggiane_re2000/re2000_catapultabile/normal_re2000_catapultabile_034.jpg)
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: Vuk April 04, 2013, 06:20:30 PM
How about this one?

http://russianplanes.net/images/to98000/097680.jpg (http://russianplanes.net/images/to98000/097680.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin April 04, 2013, 07:29:45 PM
Wicked!!!
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: GTX_Admin April 07, 2013, 04:12:44 AM
(http://www.stratpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/MV-22-Hero-for-print-600-x-400.jpg)
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: apophenia April 09, 2013, 10:27:16 AM
You're sure of that?

Hmm, maybe it was just 44-72990 that lacked the tip tanks?
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: finsrin April 10, 2013, 09:17:43 AM
For lack of a title with the picture, am going with - Battle Kayak.
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: Vuk April 10, 2013, 02:23:11 PM
Is this a new class of single-seat incursion vessels  :)
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: finsrin April 10, 2013, 02:42:05 PM
Is this a new class of single-seat incursion vessels  :)

Perhaps new low end of high-low mix of littoral ships ?
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: finsrin April 10, 2013, 02:57:47 PM
Since it is "Floaty" time: 
Looks like a new life for retired aircraft carriers.  While cruising between ports with golf courses you can golf aboard ship to stay on top of your game.
Cruises tailored for golf addicts.
Do you have a aircraft carrier kit in your stash ?
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: GTX_Admin April 10, 2013, 05:42:18 PM
For lack of a title with the picture, am going with - Battle Kayak.

 ;D
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: Cliffy B April 11, 2013, 01:16:52 AM
Fin that golf carrier reminds me of its direct opposite; the desert carrier! ;D

(http://hawkdog.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/cyclopcarrier.jpg)
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: nils April 11, 2013, 01:55:23 AM
not exactly a cool picture, but of a very nice aircraft none the less  8)
took this one this afternoon (with the backup compact camera, in foggy conditions).

the Qatar C-17A in civilian livery visited the local airport of Ostend today, will be departing again tomorrow.
i just love that color scheme on a C-17, looks like what-if, but its not  :-*

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/002.jpg)
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: elmayerle April 11, 2013, 01:58:59 AM
Fin that golf carrier reminds me of its direct opposite; the desert carrier! ;D

([url]http://hawkdog.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/cyclopcarrier.jpg[/url])

I didn't see an artist's signature.  However, the style looks familiar, is that by Stan Mott?
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: Cliffy B April 11, 2013, 02:06:30 AM
No idea dude.  I remembered the drawing and just Googled "desert aircraft carrier" and it was the first hit under images.
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: Frank3k April 11, 2013, 04:40:04 AM
I did a reverse Google image search and it is Stan Mott... then I wasted about 10 minutes looking at all the funny pictures.
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: The Big Gimper April 11, 2013, 06:49:05 AM
Oh look, F-35s are going to be based at Ottawa, Ontario.

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n547/CF-101B/F-35-OT.jpg)

Source: Cyber Modeller April 10, 2013  (http://www.cybermodeler.com/index.shtml)
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: elmayerle April 11, 2013, 09:37:30 AM
I did a reverse Google image search and it is Stan Mott... then I wasted about 10 minutes looking at all the funny pictures.
I thought so.  He's an immensely talented artist and a deft sense of humor.
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: taiidantomcat April 29, 2013, 02:34:06 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8265/8680032193_e38ff3945d_c.jpg)
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: Vuk April 30, 2013, 03:00:29 PM
... and now, something completely different.
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: finsrin April 30, 2013, 04:05:28 PM
Now thatz "trendy"   :o
Perhaps they will return this Fall in time for Christmas featuring jets.
Renderings of some BTS kitbashes would be cool.   8)
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: GTX_Admin May 02, 2013, 02:14:38 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/942762_10151418137946546_1497570770_n.jpg)
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: Scooterman May 03, 2013, 05:04:58 AM
Right click, save as wallpaper!

Thanks Greg!  :)
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: perttime May 06, 2013, 01:41:03 AM
Not a photo but one of those 360 degree things you can pan and zoom.
http://virtuaalikuvat.com/jamiflyin/?p=0&t=5 (http://virtuaalikuvat.com/jamiflyin/?p=0&t=5)

Taken from the pilots seat of a Fokker D.XXI, sitting in a museum.
Click and drag to move, mouse wheel for a bit of zoom.
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: GTX_Admin May 06, 2013, 02:50:02 AM
Outstanding!  Which museum?
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: perttime May 06, 2013, 03:07:05 AM
http://www.airforcemuseum.fi/ (http://www.airforcemuseum.fi/)

There's a few other 360 degree things there, too, but not from a cockpit
http://www.airforcemuseum.fi/main_exhibition (http://www.airforcemuseum.fi/main_exhibition)
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: perttime May 09, 2013, 09:22:02 PM
Stumbled upon a couple of aircraft designs that are not designed for blowing up stuff.

Leduc RL-21 : 1960, designed for speed on a Snecma-Regnier 136 hp engine
Magni Vale : 1930s, tourer or aerobatic trainer
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: father ennis May 10, 2013, 06:49:53 AM
WoW !!!   I just love those two,especially the one from the 30's.  I don't suppose anyone makes a kit of them,do they ?
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: GTX_Admin May 18, 2013, 04:31:02 AM
(http://www.codeonemagazine.com/images/media/F35_EDW_07_12J00551_58_1267828237_4942.jpg)
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: ChernayaAkula May 18, 2013, 07:24:06 AM
Sh!t hot!  8)
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: Doom! May 19, 2013, 07:39:00 AM
Saw this on Airliners.net and thought it was too cool!
(http://www.doomisland2.com/images/quick_photos/super_etendard.jpg)
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: Old Wombat May 19, 2013, 12:32:53 PM
Very bl@@dy good, Jeff! 8)

Don't get many deck landing photo's that are that close to perfect.

:D

Guy
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: elmayerle May 23, 2013, 10:04:19 AM
31st MEU Video:

31st MEU SKID DET Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_tikewb27c#ws)
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: GTX_Admin May 23, 2013, 06:05:38 PM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/photo_zps6832d41f.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper May 28, 2013, 09:26:53 AM
Today I just bought an used Olympus E-30 body. I found some older pictures taken with my E-500 and E-510 bodies. These were taken in July 2009 at CFB Trenton.

Looking forward to playing with my new boy toy. 

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5335/8860758281_fddb409272.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7438/8861518642_9305199c76.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7411/8860764709_5639c01215.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3761/8861360032_1e68d67391_z.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3776/8861337194_1729fc697a_z.jpg)

My Flickr set is here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/sets/72157633751337478/).

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: Frank3k May 28, 2013, 10:24:30 AM
Those are great pictures!

I shot these T-6 Texans from my balcony, as they did their annual flyover of the Los Angeles National Cemetery. Their flight path was almost directly overhead this year, so I didn't get great shots:

(http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/Images/flyby134.jpg)
(http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/Images/flyby133.jpg)
(http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/Images/flyby132.jpg)
(http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/Images/flyby131.jpg)


While waiting for the flyover, I noticed a Rutan VariEze (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutan_VariEze (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutan_VariEze)) in the distance. It's probably based in Santa Monica:

(http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/Images/VE1.jpg)
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: Old Wombat May 28, 2013, 09:32:11 PM
When I finally get off this lump of fertiliser in the Indian Ocean, I'll post a few photo's & some links to pic's I have taken of some of the ships I've seen here - Armidale class patrol boats (HMAS Ararat & HMAS Launceston), ANZAC class frigate (HMAS Warramunga), MV Ocean Protector (Australian Customs & Border Protection Service vessel), MV Pacific Rover & HMAS Melville.

20 days to fly-out.... but who's counting? :D

;)

Guy
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: Frank3k May 28, 2013, 11:42:45 PM
When I finally get off this lump of fertiliser in the Indian Ocean

You really are living on a lump of fertilizer... (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_island)
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: raafif May 29, 2013, 05:19:45 AM
giant insect attack - Dornier eats house !

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8120/8653316944_f4e11dc4c5_o.jpg)
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: Old Wombat May 29, 2013, 11:10:09 PM
When I finally get off this lump of fertiliser in the Indian Ocean

You really are living on a lump of fertilizer... (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_island)

Very good, Frank! ;)

I work in one of the Immigration Detention Centres (& I'll be back 6 weeks after I leave if I can't find something else while I'm between contracts), the old "temporary" centre - which is still operational & which accommodates families, single females & unaccompanied minors (male), while the new centre (which was built, although the wiki article doesn't mention it) with all the bells & whistles houses houses single adult males.

Go figure!? ???

Oh, I've, also, seen a couple of RAAF C-17 Cargomasters but haven't been able to take photo's of them.

:-\

Guy
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: Dr. YoKai June 05, 2013, 05:53:30 AM
 I can't imagine why a man would complain of living on an island with two kinds of Boobys...

 ( Its also hard to imagine an environment in which not one, but two species of rats would go
    extinct. )

 Looking forward to the pictures, anyhow!
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: GTX_Admin June 17, 2013, 02:36:17 AM
(http://924tfg.com/Photos/F-4-6.jpg)
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: apophenia June 17, 2013, 08:05:57 AM
You really are living on a lump of fertilizer... (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_island)
[/quote]

It's the tree-climbing crabs that weird me out  :o

Guy: Looking forward to seeing your shots of the Armidales and Customs boats.

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: Litvyak June 17, 2013, 09:37:38 AM
Ohhh those Phantoms are sexy!
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: Diamondback June 17, 2013, 11:09:13 AM
It's the tree-climbing crabs that weird me out  :o
It's Freaking Nasty Creepy Crawlies That Should STAY Underwater Where They BELONG, period, that freak me out, of ANY kind. LOL

*sucks wind, backs up twenty feet, draws .45 and prepares to fire on the arthropod threat*
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: ChernayaAkula June 17, 2013, 11:43:37 AM
That Phantom sunset shot is indeed sweet. Sorta bitter-sweet, though. Only six weeks or so to go (July 29th, to be exact) and they'll be officially phased out of Luftwaffe service. (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/crying.gif)
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: Old Wombat June 17, 2013, 11:54:57 AM
Love the Phantoms, Greg! :-*

Big, brutish & beautiful! :D

This description also covers the Robber crabs (a.k.a. Coconut crabs). I have a photo I took of the "face" of one of them as my laptop wallpaper.

Did you know crabs have eyebrows? No? ???

Robber crabs do! :icon_surprised:

Flying out tomorrow! :icon_music:

Guy
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: Litvyak June 17, 2013, 02:46:37 PM
That Phantom sunset shot is indeed sweet. Sorta bitter-sweet, though. Only six weeks or so to go (July 29th, to be exact) and they'll be officially phased out of Luftwaffe service. ([url]http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/crying.gif[/url])


End of an era. IMO one of the most monumental aircraft of all time.
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: Cliffy B June 17, 2013, 10:13:17 PM
Thank you for that Phantom shot!!!  Its now my wallpaper  8)

I consider myself very lucky to have seen one up close and in flight at an airshow last year.  The USAF WAS at least, taking their QF-4 drones around to various air shows in the US.  Don't know what the stupid *** political disaster has done to that program.  Never knew we even still had any left.  Think they said they still had around 30 or so and they used them up at a rate of 5-10 a year or something like that.  It'll be a sad day indeed when the final Phantom goes on its final flight wherever it may be.

Phantoms Phorever!!!!  8)
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: Vuk June 21, 2013, 09:00:46 PM
Something for these hot days...
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: Vuk June 21, 2013, 09:06:14 PM
... and something in the spirit of what-if!
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: Litvyak June 21, 2013, 10:11:18 PM
It'll be a sad day indeed when the final Phantom goes on its final flight wherever it may be.

Phantoms Phorever!!!!  8)

Hopefully several will be kept as airworthy museum pieces...
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: Diamondback June 22, 2013, 07:36:35 AM
Hopefully several will be kept as airworthy museum pieces...
Well, Collings Foundation got one and intends to keep it up as long as they can. Granted, it took a special Act of Congress rammed up USAF's rectum sans K-Y or any other lube to get them to transfer a flyable aircraft, but...
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: GTX_Admin June 23, 2013, 04:03:08 AM
Some photos from the last days of the Soviet Union - love the coiour scheme:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z3Ew6HpHFFc/UcS-KnTrp8I/AAAAAAAAOIc/CJo4q427daU/s1600/ANATOLI+4.jpg)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-443pIlweB6I/UcS-ZbNvRlI/AAAAAAAAOIk/aUjT-lextPk/s1600/ANATOLI+6.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KgC7NVTRC9M/UcS-7NNmGoI/AAAAAAAAOI8/x7FrfOgTcLU/s1600/ANATOLI+VIACHESLAV+LIDINEV+1+1987.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin June 23, 2013, 05:01:30 AM
(http://static.ow.ly/photos/original/2ofMz.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper June 23, 2013, 05:09:19 AM
([url]http://static.ow.ly/photos/original/2ofMz.jpg[/url])


Why is the KC-135R painted in Hi-viz markings?
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: GTX_Admin June 23, 2013, 05:35:33 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/An-70greymidi-16613_zps5125ea4d.jpg)
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: elmayerle June 23, 2013, 11:02:22 AM
([url]http://static.ow.ly/photos/original/2ofMz.jpg[/url])


Why is the KC-135R painted in Hi-viz markings?

Test squadron aircraft, not part of an operational squadron.
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: elmayerle June 23, 2013, 11:03:53 AM
Some photos from the last days of the Soviet Union - love the coiour scheme:

([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z3Ew6HpHFFc/UcS-KnTrp8I/AAAAAAAAOIc/CJo4q427daU/s1600/ANATOLI+4.jpg[/url])
([url]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-443pIlweB6I/UcS-ZbNvRlI/AAAAAAAAOIk/aUjT-lextPk/s1600/ANATOLI+6.jpg[/url])
([url]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KgC7NVTRC9M/UcS-7NNmGoI/AAAAAAAAOI8/x7FrfOgTcLU/s1600/ANATOLI+VIACHESLAV+LIDINEV+1+1987.jpg[/url])

Be interesting color schemes to apply to a MiG-29 of any variant or to a production version/derivative of the Ye-8.
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: perttime June 23, 2013, 02:55:58 PM
Awsome propellers on the Antonov...
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: raafif June 23, 2013, 03:22:15 PM
Awsome propellers on the Antonov...

Russia enters blender/ Mix-Master market .... makes awesome shakes .... in bulk 8)
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: GTX_Admin June 23, 2013, 05:09:26 PM
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/f6/e2/0000e2f6.jpeg)
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: Litvyak June 23, 2013, 09:30:25 PM
Now THAT is an awesome pic! Love the spirals... :)
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: father ennis June 24, 2013, 09:28:49 AM
That's what I've always liked about Russian aircraft. They got COLOR !!!! and panache too !!!!  Our aircraft are just plain dull !!!!!!!!
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: GTX_Admin June 30, 2013, 04:13:55 AM
Some classics by Motty.

(http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af92/Macchi70/Williamtown%20FCI%20June%202013/Mottys-Photo_2013_06_28_0243-LTLR-1-001.jpg)
(http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af92/Macchi70/Williamtown%20FCI%20June%202013/Mottys-Photo_2013_06_28_0667-LTLR-1-001.jpg)
(http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af92/Macchi70/Williamtown%20FCI%20June%202013/Mottys-Photo_2013_06_28_0682-LTLR-1-001.jpg)
(http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af92/Macchi70/Williamtown%20FCI%20June%202013/Mottys-Photo_2013_06_28_0744-LTLR-1-001.jpg)
(http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af92/Macchi70/Williamtown%20FCI%20June%202013/Mottys-Photo_2013_06_28_0978-LTLR-1-001.jpg)
(http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af92/Macchi70/Williamtown%20FCI%20June%202013/Mottys-Photo_2013_06_28_0899-LTLR-1-001.jpg)
(http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af92/Macchi70/Williamtown%20FCI%20June%202013/Mottys-Photo_2013_06_28_0994-LTLR-1-001.jpg)
(http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af92/Macchi70/Williamtown%20FCI%20June%202013/Mottys-Photo_2013_06_28_0819-LTLR-1-001.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin July 01, 2013, 02:59:07 AM
A paint scheme that will take a lot to better:

(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/d6/e6/0000e6d6_big.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/d5/e6/0000e6d5_big.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/d2/e6/0000e6d2_big.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/cc/e6/0000e6cc_big.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/c6/e6/0000e6c6_big.gif)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/c7/e6/0000e6c7_big.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/c9/e6/0000e6c9_big.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/d1/e6/0000e6d1_big.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/ca/e6/0000e6ca_big.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/c8/e6/0000e6c8_big.gif)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/cb/e6/0000e6cb_big.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/cd/e6/0000e6cd_big.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/ce/e6/0000e6ce_big.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/cf/e6/0000e6cf_big.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/d0/e6/0000e6d0_big.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/d3/e6/0000e6d3_big.jpeg)
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: father ennis July 01, 2013, 06:55:34 AM
Now "THAT" is art !!!!!!!   Whose bird is that anyway ?
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: Litvyak July 01, 2013, 07:18:37 AM
Now "THAT" is art !!!!!!!   Whose bird is that anyway ?

Hungarian Air Force. "Csorike" ("Beaky") is on display at the HunAF museum in Szolnok now. They also did another Hind in an overall racehorse scheme that was amazing.
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: ChernayaAkula July 01, 2013, 01:39:39 PM
The Hungarians certainly know how to dress up a Hind!

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/ILA%202008/SD531101.jpg)
Pic taken at the 2008 ILA in in Berlin. They put on a spectacular display flight, too!
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: raafif July 02, 2013, 02:57:12 AM
Hmmm, a Hind Hind .... would look nice next to the Lynx Lynx :)
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: GTX_Admin July 06, 2013, 04:12:07 AM
Interesting photo from a news report on Eygpt:

(http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2013/07/06/1226675/148769-mideast-egypt.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin July 06, 2013, 05:48:23 AM
More from Egypt...certainly wouldn't want to be the crew of these helicopters.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pYBpmIDfXPY/Udbg3hOgHfI/AAAAAAAAOJk/nVPZkHTfTWo/s1600/EGIPTO+AH-64+APACHE+02-07-2013.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IGYNTNp4D0I/UdbgxDNrXTI/AAAAAAAAOJc/EKjHiZ3AkpM/s1600/EGIPTO+MI-8+EL+CAIRO+30-06-2013.jpg)
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: ChernayaAkula July 06, 2013, 06:38:54 AM
They sure do love their laser pointers, don't they? ;D
Although I kinda wonder whether it's a good idea to blind, accidentally or not,  the pilot flying right above you.  :o
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: GTX_Admin July 06, 2013, 06:41:36 AM
Although I kinda wonder whether it's a good idea to blind, accidentally or not,  the pilot flying right above you.  :o

People who think that far don't point lasers at aircraft in the first place...
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: GTX_Admin July 06, 2013, 06:47:18 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/photo_zpsd5b6d788.jpg)
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: Litvyak July 07, 2013, 07:26:48 AM
From the oil train explosion in Quebec today...

(http://i.imgur.com/2mdmA1A.jpg)
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: kerick July 07, 2013, 09:16:29 AM
That looks so surreal.
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: Litvyak July 07, 2013, 09:39:23 AM
The blast apparently destroyed much of the town centre of Lac-Megantic...
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: taiidantomcat July 25, 2013, 11:18:56 AM
(http://www.northropgrumman.com/Photos/pgM_BS-50001_005.jpg)

(http://www.northropgrumman.com/Photos/pgM_BS-50001_028.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin July 28, 2013, 03:51:11 AM
That last one is especially cool
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: GTX_Admin July 28, 2013, 03:51:55 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4YyFHELIrmU/UfLpGrk-OHI/AAAAAAAAONs/vV0Lfyq83yI/s1600/EISK+3.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin August 02, 2013, 02:49:18 AM
(http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww69/elmuzzerino/UAE-F16-1200.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin August 04, 2013, 05:40:45 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ucMWbLS4ovQ/UAvO4c9UafI/AAAAAAAANEc/5jE5BdfUUvk/s1600/INS+Vikramaditya+@Severomorsk+Naval+Base+area+with+a+Kamov+helicopter+31+Russia+will+deploy+a+MIG-35+and+other+aircraft+to+check+out+the+aviation+facilities+of+INS+Vikramaditya,+the+Russian+aircraft+carrier.jpg)
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: kerick August 04, 2013, 08:24:03 PM
These are beautiful pics. What ship is that last pic?
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: Volkodav August 04, 2013, 09:58:14 PM
INS Vikramaditya?
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: GTX_Admin August 05, 2013, 02:40:29 AM
INS Vikramaditya?

Correct.
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: Litvyak August 05, 2013, 04:30:47 AM
Pretty.
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: Old Wombat August 05, 2013, 05:42:22 PM
I am not, at the moment, on Christmas Island - I was there for literally 48 hours when I was asked "Do you want to go to Cocos? You've got 10 minutes to decide." So, here I am on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, West Island, at the old Quarantine Station on 24/7 standby in case an asylum seeker boat arrives here.

My house just happens to be right under the airfield approach/departure lane. This morning I heard a turboprop winding up & taking off, next thing I know this is coming in to land.

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/DSCN1036_zpsa4e9b361.jpg)

Sad part is, as I type this, an Orion has just landed - lower - which I just missed! Bugger!

8)

Guy
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: GTX_Admin August 06, 2013, 02:12:54 AM
Ah...that brings back memories...
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: kerick August 06, 2013, 02:16:40 AM
They don't do that all night, I hope?
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: Old Wombat August 06, 2013, 02:25:58 PM
They don't do that all night, I hope?

Nope. No need, the boats ain't that fast. ;)

8)

Guy
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: jschmus August 08, 2013, 11:12:30 AM
Scene from a French Navy rescue of sailors from a Chinese fishing vessel near Polynesia:
(http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/pb-130807-polynesia-da-01.photoblog900.jpg)
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: Frank3k August 08, 2013, 11:01:49 PM
The weathering on that ship is excessive! Far too unrealistic and it detracts from the otherwise good water effects. The helicopter looks well built but again, it's a shame that the weathering on the tail boom is overdone. The figures look good, though.

(yes, I know it's a real picture)
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: arkon August 09, 2013, 12:15:56 PM
I don't know , ithink the figure are out of scale to the ship. lol
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: Frank3k August 09, 2013, 12:35:06 PM
I don't know , ithink the figure are out of scale to the ship. lol

You're right - the ship is probably 1/96 and the figures and helicopter are probably 1/144 (based on the lack of details on the choppah). Puzzling why they would put so much effort into this diorama yet not bother with getting the scales and weathering correct.
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: finsrin August 15, 2013, 04:19:51 PM
All pilots and crew best have life insurance.
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: Old Wombat August 15, 2013, 04:42:24 PM
Wing-tip parasite fighters; interesting concept! ;)

:)

Guy
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: Old Wombat August 15, 2013, 10:07:55 PM
Follow up to my 5th of August post:

A few days ago I got these shots at the Cocos Islands' Airport.

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/Island%20Aircraft/DSCN1308_zps3cdd88b4.jpg)

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/Island%20Aircraft/DSCN1317_zps51e0fb65.jpg)

More here: http://s459.photobucket.com/user/GPlachy/library/Island%20Aircraft?sort=3&page=1 (http://s459.photobucket.com/user/GPlachy/library/Island%20Aircraft?sort=3&page=1)

:)

Guy
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: GTX_Admin August 16, 2013, 04:14:25 AM
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/1920x1280/40621714.jpg)
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: Old Wombat August 16, 2013, 02:31:35 PM
Nice shot! 8)

I assume it's in Brazil but the location could well be in Australia given the trees, etc.

:)

Guy
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: perttime August 16, 2013, 05:19:26 PM
Nice model. Doesn't sound bad either:

P-51 The Galloping Ghost at Oberhausen 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3hcyKJTjR0#ws)

(turn up the volume if conditions allow...)
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: jschmus August 17, 2013, 03:00:30 AM
Beautifully restored images from World War II:
http://imgur.com/a/M9ks5 (http://imgur.com/a/M9ks5)

Mostly "Rosie the Riveter" stuff, but lots of neat photos.

(http://i.imgur.com/KO3k94E.jpg)
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: kerick August 17, 2013, 05:07:45 AM
Those photos look so good I wondered if they were modern photos with old props and such.
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: Old Wombat August 17, 2013, 10:44:35 AM
Those photos look so good I wondered if they were modern photos with old props and such.

Definitely not! I recognised a number of them from their old, original grainy (& sometimes scratched) originals.

:)

Guy
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: GTX_Admin August 18, 2013, 06:31:51 AM
(http://www.thebaseleg.com/photos/i-RW9QnSq/0/O/i-RW9QnSq.jpg)
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: jschmus August 18, 2013, 07:17:58 AM
Fox Two!
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: jschmus August 23, 2013, 10:55:45 PM
Spotted this one this morning on the Facebook page of the National Naval Aviation Museum.  Three SP-5B Marlins of Patrol Squadron 45 buzz the seaplane tender USS Currituck (AV-7) at low altitude.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/q83/s720x720/1234453_10153170615240174_359262730_n.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin August 24, 2013, 06:19:14 AM
(http://instapinch.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/ffg.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin August 24, 2013, 06:26:38 AM
(http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/files/2013/08/F35C_refuel.jpg)
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: perttime August 30, 2013, 03:10:39 AM
I've never been a great fan of the P-47, esthetically, but it looks pretty good in this pic:

(http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/republic-p-47-thunderbolt-steve-benefiel.jpg)

(prints sold at: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/republic-p-47-thunderbolt-steve-benefiel.html (http://fineartamerica.com/featured/republic-p-47-thunderbolt-steve-benefiel.html) )
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: Frank3k August 30, 2013, 06:09:01 AM
Holy HDR (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-dynamic-range_imaging), batman! Images processed/abused to that extreme just make me cringe.
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: Logan Hartke August 30, 2013, 06:21:54 AM
I agree completely, Frank.  I see images like that from a certain artist on DeviantArt all the time.  I love the subjects and I don't mind post-processing, but that is way too much to me, too.

Cheers,

Logan
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: Old Wombat August 30, 2013, 11:12:05 AM
I don't know, guys. Some of those images seem more like what the human eye sees, rather than what a single photo image sees. The human eye is a wonderful piece of machinery (especially when linked to the human brain) & often sees images much more clearly that a camera. Some of the layering done in those photo's seems to be aimed more at emulating the actual visual scene, rather than purely "artistic" images.

I've been noticing the difference between what my camera is capturing here on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, as opposed to what I, sometimes even without my multi-focal spec's & only a diving mask, can see & the camera images are a poor substitute for the real (human eye) thing.

:)

Guy
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: Frank3k August 30, 2013, 11:36:55 AM
I don't know, guys. Some of those images seem more like what the human eye sees, rather than what a single photo image sees.


HDR  when used properly does approximate what the eye can see (details in both the shadows and in the brightly lit areas) and can be both useful and artistic. Cranking the HDR knob in Photoshop to "11" isn't extracting any extra information from the images used to make the HDR (if they even bothered to take more than one); it's just awful. Either take a photograph or make an impressionistic painting.

Here's a stroll through truly awful HDR: http://www.reddit.com/r/shittyHDR (http://www.reddit.com/r/shittyHDR)

Some of the pictures highlighted are actually nice. But most look hideous.
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: Logan Hartke August 30, 2013, 01:50:20 PM
Cranking the HDR knob in Photoshop to "11" isn't extracting any extra information from the images used to make the HDR (if they even bothered to take more than one); it's just awful.

But...these go to 11.

These Go To 11... | This Is Spinal Tap | Classic Clips (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrVCjnRdB_k#ws)

I agree with Guy on some HDR images, to be sure.  I'm often frustrated how pictures still really don't capture what the eye sees in many environments.  I can't wait until cameras get there by default.  Look at some of the examples on the HDR Wiki page to see it done right.

However, the example of that P-47 looks bad to me and nothing like what I see in real life.  Here's a guy whose HDR knob clearly goes up to 11, as well.  If my eyes start seeing things like this, I hope it's because I've survived the nuclear apocalypse.

http://gavin2002.deviantart.com/gallery/11109780 (http://gavin2002.deviantart.com/gallery/11109780)

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs49/i/2009/184/5/f/mig_by_gavin2002.jpg)

Cheers,

Logan
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: perttime August 30, 2013, 03:05:08 PM
I suppose I wasn't really looking at the P-47 as a photo. Just a picture, and I wasn't sure if it was a photo or a painting until I noticed that it said it is a photo...
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: finsrin August 30, 2013, 03:23:30 PM
I suppose I wasn't really looking at the P-47 as a photo. Just a picture, and I wasn't sure if it was a photo or a painting until I noticed that it said it is a photo...

Zactly same for me !
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: Old Wombat August 30, 2013, 10:22:26 PM
Logan, re: the Mig's, Tu's, An's, etc., I understand them being parked at Pripyat airport but how the Hell did the American stuff get there, especially the WW2 GI's? :-\

(Must be some kind of STALKER-verse time-&-space-warp anomaly! ;) )

:)

Guy
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: GTX_Admin September 07, 2013, 05:00:42 AM
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/59/f7/0000f759.jpeg)
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: Old Wombat September 07, 2013, 10:13:07 AM
The mighty dragon leaves its lair to face the challenge of a fully armoured St George ! ;D

:)

Guy
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: perttime September 07, 2013, 03:00:37 PM
The fully armoured St George clears the mines left by the mighty dragon!

(Mine Clearing Line Charge)
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: Diamondback September 07, 2013, 03:02:01 PM
Pyrotechnic Pooper Scooper? LOL
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: kerick September 09, 2013, 09:21:44 AM
You can see the dust kicked up by the shock wave on the hillsides! Awesome..
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: taiidantomcat September 09, 2013, 09:40:32 AM
(http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/a-10.jpg)
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: elmayerle September 09, 2013, 10:02:45 AM
My compliments to the artist.  That is truly beautifully conceived and executed.
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: Old Wombat September 09, 2013, 01:20:29 PM
That's got bite! :D

Is that muzzle-blast damage, or has he been flying through the tree tops again? ;)

:)

Guy
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: Jeffry Fontaine September 09, 2013, 03:23:47 PM
That's got bite! :D

Is that muzzle-blast damage, or has he been flying through the tree tops again? ;)

:)

Guy


More than likely the dents were the result of the boom operator trying to find the fueling receptacle under less than ideal conditions during aerial refueling operations.
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: ChernayaAkula September 09, 2013, 09:34:34 PM
^ No, that's what happens when you tried to fix weights against tail-sitting with proper plastic glue.  ;D Ask me how I know.  :-X
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: Vuk September 18, 2013, 04:45:10 PM
Guys, did you knew that RAAF acquired Naboo N-1?
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: GTX_Admin September 18, 2013, 08:45:15 PM
Guys, did you knew that RAAF acquired Naboo N-1?

Quiet you!  That is still classified!
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: Vuk September 19, 2013, 02:19:18 AM
Oooops!

 :) :icon_beer:
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: taiidantomcat September 19, 2013, 02:54:24 AM
Guys, did you knew that RAAF acquired Naboo N-1?

I like the way you think  :)
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: Vuk September 19, 2013, 05:25:49 AM
@taiidantomcat

Thanks, mate... But I don't know what You talking about.
GTX says it is classified info, and I have to act accordingly  ;)
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: GTX_Admin September 22, 2013, 03:57:04 AM
Spain 1962:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lMkqAI74fsA/Ujb55Q5TUQI/AAAAAAAAOZA/bV6OAgNDDhU/s1600/404739-R1-E060_060.jpg)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VRU9kfk4R1s/Ujb6Ds4JxLI/AAAAAAAAOZI/y_HOQjDtjdI/s1600/404739-R1-E059_059_1.jpg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NmlHsXeAkMo/Ujb6Q5bxUsI/AAAAAAAAOZQ/ZxH74hlxs20/s1600/404739-R1-E058_058_1.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin September 22, 2013, 05:06:36 AM
Cool 'burnt' metal:

(http://photos.skrzydla.org/sc/131081.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin September 25, 2013, 08:19:27 AM
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/21/ff/0000ff21.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/2b/ff/0000ff2b.jpeg)
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: ChernayaAkula September 25, 2013, 09:49:41 AM
They both forgot to deploy the hook! How are they supposed to catch the arresting gear trapeze if they haven't deployed the hook?  :-X
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: perttime September 25, 2013, 01:38:57 PM
They both forgot to deploy the hook!
They've been playing Crimson Skies too much. The game does it for you there.
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: taiidantomcat September 25, 2013, 03:06:25 PM
Those are some cool photos  :-* Wow
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: GTX_Admin September 26, 2013, 02:37:59 AM
Nice set:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Fiq1GOOr8Ik/UkKuzRij14I/AAAAAAAA3K8/xv0FaJwYibQ/s1600/tumblr_mtmjmbkE1g1rnq3cto1_1280.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aGuUr482zqY/UkKuy01dHII/AAAAAAAA3K0/GgpsEzQzu6s/s1600/tumblr_mtmjmbkE1g1rnq3cto2_1280.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0e5TOnqHN28/UkKuzGHDFfI/AAAAAAAA3K4/w4GubZUtSSg/s1600/tumblr_mtmjmbkE1g1rnq3cto3_1280.jpg)
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: kerick September 27, 2013, 01:39:48 AM
Go to google earth, zoom in to O'Hare Airport, outside Chicago, Illinois (ORD) and look at the photos around the maintenance hangers in the NW side of the airport. Nice pics of United Airlines in 1962.
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: GTX_Admin September 29, 2013, 07:49:29 AM
(http://www.planeaday.com/images/2010/Sept/LTV%20A-7E_Corsair_II_sunset.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin September 29, 2013, 07:51:07 AM
(http://www.f-106deltadart.com/weapons/hughes_aim4_launch2.jpg)
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: taiidantomcat September 29, 2013, 11:50:33 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/8d35517a406191a586eb17be5693085d/tumblr_mnxp6rzYkl1qzsgg9o1_500.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/082c5e79f174411f1be2a2c73d4097ff/tumblr_mnxopxyfpQ1qzsgg9o1_500.jpg)

GTX is on a roll!
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: GTX_Admin September 30, 2013, 02:16:44 AM
and then some...

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image_zps24cbaceb.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image_zpsb52aa2c3.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image_zps77faba14.jpg)
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: Vuk September 30, 2013, 09:00:41 PM
Aaaah... The sunrise/sunset photos... I apologise in advance if this was posted before, but this was one of my all time favorites.
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: Cliffy B October 01, 2013, 01:51:51 AM
Sunrise/sunset photos huh?  Here are some of my favorites.

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/CliffyB/Aircraft/1897978.jpg) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/CliffyB/media/Aircraft/1897978.jpg.html)

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/CliffyB/Aircraft/45155224.jpg) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/CliffyB/media/Aircraft/45155224.jpg.html)

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/CliffyB/Aircraft/DF-ST-99-011351997.jpeg) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/CliffyB/media/Aircraft/DF-ST-99-011351997.jpeg.html)

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/CliffyB/Aircraft/DN-SD-02-039362000.jpeg) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/CliffyB/media/Aircraft/DN-SD-02-039362000.jpeg.html)

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/CliffyB/Aircraft/f14a-tomcat-afterburner-climb.jpg) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/CliffyB/media/Aircraft/f14a-tomcat-afterburner-climb.jpg.html)

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/CliffyB/Aircraft/f14b-tomcat-low-flight.jpg) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/CliffyB/media/Aircraft/f14b-tomcat-low-flight.jpg.html)

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/CliffyB/Aircraft/i-hjSxSVX.jpg) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/CliffyB/media/Aircraft/i-hjSxSVX.jpg.html)

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/CliffyB/Aircraft/s-3_vs-38-7.jpg) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/CliffyB/media/Aircraft/s-3_vs-38-7.jpg.html)

Enjoy!
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: Vuk October 02, 2013, 02:36:14 PM
Niiiice...

I'll be back with some more sunrise/sunset photos, but meanwhile...
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: GTX_Admin October 16, 2013, 05:16:52 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/20131003raaf8165233_0342_zpse0a0b9d3.jpg)
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: Vuk October 16, 2013, 03:16:38 PM
Here they are, as I promise earlier...
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: Vuk October 16, 2013, 03:18:29 PM
... and some more...
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: Cliffy B October 17, 2013, 12:20:25 AM
Nice ones guys!!!

Vuk, do you have a larger version of those Phantoms on burner????
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: Vuk October 17, 2013, 02:54:09 AM
Unfortunately not...
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: Cliffy B October 17, 2013, 03:00:32 AM
Oh well....
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: Logan Hartke October 20, 2013, 08:58:48 AM
I love the Connie, so this is an awesome photo.  THIS is what happened to aviation in 10 years.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9IJ7qEklooA/T37bweCaFmI/AAAAAAAAMug/oHqar3H84JU/s1600/C-69-1-LO+Constellation+43-10309+1.jpg)

Cheers,

Logan
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: Cliffy B October 20, 2013, 09:06:15 AM
NICE!  Reminds me of this photo...  This is what happened to BB design and naval warfare in about 20 years.  (I'm counting from original design dates)

http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/016413.jpg (http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/016413.jpg)
BB-64 alongside BB-37 in Pearl Nov 11, 1944.
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: perttime October 24, 2013, 03:33:19 AM
Not exactly photos... but I just spotted scanned pages of
"Finnish Airforce identification manual for the Russian aircraft in spring 1942"
http://www.virtualpilots.fi/hist/WW2History-Tunnistus.html (http://www.virtualpilots.fi/hist/WW2History-Tunnistus.html)

At a quick glance, the second page on MiG-1 is my favorite:
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: taiidantomcat October 26, 2013, 12:34:58 AM
(http://conservationreport.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/exxon.jpg)
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: Logan Hartke October 26, 2013, 01:15:31 AM
It's photoshop, but still a neat image.

Cheers,

Logan
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: taiidantomcat October 26, 2013, 03:40:43 AM
It's photoshop, but still a neat image.

Cheers,

Logan

I was suspicious about the "sand" where it met the hull... I should probably take it down, I like these cool photos that are so amazing they almost look fake rather than fake pics that are fake.  :-[
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: Logan Hartke October 26, 2013, 04:01:58 AM
I didn't even confirm it.  I just looked at it.  I've used enough of the blend tool to know what it looks like when I see it.  ;)

Cheers,

Logan
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: jschmus October 26, 2013, 11:28:22 PM
Here's a great idea for a diorama:
(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1380588_594065267333448_1874286615_n.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin October 27, 2013, 03:28:02 AM
Indeed! ;D
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: Litvyak October 27, 2013, 04:08:11 AM
AHAHAHHA! :D
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: raafif October 27, 2013, 05:24:08 AM
Luckily that crew survived, albeit with some severe injuries ..... crew of another Merk that went over had 2 fatalities :icon_crap:
Seen a dio of that in 1/72nd scale on the net.
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: Volkodav October 27, 2013, 06:54:39 AM
Ouch!  AFVs are very unforgiving when you prang them, or when they prang you as I have the scars to prove.
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: The Big Gimper October 28, 2013, 05:59:37 PM
From the BBC.COM website.

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/wwfuture/960_540/images/live/p0/1k/9d/p01k9drb.jpg)

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/wwfuture/960_540/images/live/p0/1k/9d/p01k9dwx.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin October 29, 2013, 03:16:48 AM
 :)
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: mrvr6 October 30, 2013, 02:02:26 AM
Nice model. Doesn't sound bad either:

P-51 The Galloping Ghost at Oberhausen 2013 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3hcyKJTjR0#ws[/url])

(turn up the volume if conditions allow...)


my favourite rc plane
LARGE SCALE AIRWORLD ENGLISH ELECTRIC LIGHTNING F2A ALI MACHINCHY WESTON PARK RC MODEL AIRSHOW 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odJGtLQNfi8#ws)
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: taiidantomcat October 30, 2013, 11:03:43 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_MHXumRVuJuY/TMeOq-p0G1I/AAAAAAAANLg/xjqwRKlvKFw/s1600/MartinMarsLakeElsinore-KennethRaySeals-1000pxl.jpg)
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: Logan Hartke October 30, 2013, 11:18:12 AM
Beautiful.

Cheers,

Logan
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: arkon October 31, 2013, 10:06:32 AM
not into ships but think this is pretty cool
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: Litvyak November 01, 2013, 01:11:07 AM
I'm torn on the Zumwalt. It's nifty... but it's like, an affront to naval aesthetics.
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: Volkodav November 01, 2013, 07:34:47 AM
Would love to see an evolved design derivative of it with lasers and rail guns :-*
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: The Big Gimper November 01, 2013, 08:13:09 AM
not into ships but think this is pretty cool


And the first captain is ... wait for it ..... James Kirk (http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/31/us/uss-zumwalt-capt-kirk/)
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: Queeg November 01, 2013, 10:07:29 AM
Not sure if this has been posted before ( must admit to not searching the whole thread :/ )
Just some random firepower goodness .....

Brent

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii548/Queeg2/Daily%20Funpicz/modwnw800xr_zps8dceba12.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/Queeg2/media/Daily%20Funpicz/modwnw800xr_zps8dceba12.jpg.html)
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: GTX_Admin November 02, 2013, 02:27:12 AM
Yeah, posted before - very first post in fact. ;D   Not to worry though, it is still a spectacular photo. :)
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: GTX_Admin November 02, 2013, 02:29:46 AM
One that might make a cool diorama:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3UZx7SMtHfs/UmmPAqNOdZI/AAAAAAAAOeU/pFIbEQY0a7k/s1600/MIG-17+234+GV+IAP+PATRULLA+ACROBATICA+KUBINKA+1956.jpg)
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: arkon November 02, 2013, 06:50:50 AM
the red on the migs looks like my kids got ahold of the photo with their red crayola ;D
 so is it self or full service gas station?
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: Queeg November 02, 2013, 07:10:02 AM
Yeah, posted before - very first post in fact. ;D   Not to worry though, it is still a spectacular photo. :)

 :o Heheee ... that'll teach me not to check.  I'll have a shiffty through the thread then post up something from the stash to make up for it .......
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: Queeg November 03, 2013, 04:28:43 AM
A few from the stash ....... cause Gunships rock, the B52 is part of my current Cold war interest and the M777 night shoot is just cool (got a few more pics from this series too)

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii548/Queeg2/Daily%20Funpicz/modusacSpookyGS1100px_zpse1c23f0a.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/Queeg2/media/Daily%20Funpicz/modusacSpookyGS1100px_zpse1c23f0a.jpg.html)
(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii548/Queeg2/Daily%20Funpicz/moduscwacB52Hloadout_zpsad6e6b88.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/Queeg2/media/Daily%20Funpicz/moduscwacB52Hloadout_zpsad6e6b88.jpg.html)
(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii548/Queeg2/Daily%20Funpicz/modusm777nightshoot_zps5443e2ae.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/Queeg2/media/Daily%20Funpicz/modusm777nightshoot_zps5443e2ae.jpg.html)
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: GTX_Admin November 03, 2013, 04:37:32 AM
Definitely cool!

The AC-130 looks like it has radial engines from that angle...hmmmm
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: Queeg November 03, 2013, 04:47:38 AM
Definitely cool!

The AC-130 looks like it has radial engines from that angle...hmmmm

It does doesn't it!  Big radials or even B52 style dual turbo jet moutings might look good ........
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: Cliffy B November 03, 2013, 04:50:33 AM
Oh now that would be a nice subtle whiff!!!  Radial C-130 in early natural aluminum and MATS markings.  Would certainly fool some folks  8)
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: GTX_Admin November 03, 2013, 04:58:42 AM
Speaking of jet C-130s, check out here (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=1136.15)
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: GTX_Admin November 03, 2013, 06:00:38 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image_zpsfc68ce0f.jpg)
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: elmayerle November 03, 2013, 07:52:14 AM
Oh now that would be a nice subtle whiff!!!  Radial C-130 in early natural aluminum and MATS markings.  Would certainly fool some folks  8)

Either R3350's or R4360's.  Perhaps turbo-compound R3350's?  I like that choice based on Lockheed's experience with the R3350 in the Constellation, Super-Constellation, and Starliner as well as the Marieta plant's experience with R3350's (B-29's were built there by Bell during WW II)>
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: GTX_Admin November 16, 2013, 04:33:16 AM
(http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af92/Macchi70/Korea%20Shots/Chenongju%202013/Mottys-Photo_2013_10_25_1663-LTLR-1-001.jpg)
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: raafif November 16, 2013, 05:27:39 AM
http://i.imgur.com/79Qo0.gif (http://i.imgur.com/79Qo0.gif)
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: kerick November 16, 2013, 12:06:21 PM
That's pretty cool! nice computer work.
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: GTX_Admin November 20, 2013, 02:08:48 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/137472_221340669_AIR_L-159As_Armed_Buzz_The_Runway_Aero_lg_zps18db0620.jpg)
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: Logan Hartke November 20, 2013, 04:05:51 AM
That's an awesome shot.  I've always loved that plane.

Cheers,

Logan
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: Old Wombat November 21, 2013, 08:26:19 AM
There's a definite something A-4 Skyhawk-ish about them from that angle. Neat little plane.

Great shot!

:)

Guy
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: GTX_Admin November 23, 2013, 04:04:45 AM
(http://www.aircraftinformation.info/Images/AMX_01.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin November 23, 2013, 04:06:36 AM
(http://www.aircraftinformation.info/Images/FA-18_36.jpg)
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: Logan Hartke November 23, 2013, 04:12:01 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/F-18B_NSAWC_in_flight_off_San_Clemente_Island_1999.JPEG)

Cool camo on this one, too.

Cheers,

Logan
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: GTX_Admin November 23, 2013, 04:18:06 AM
I am pretty sure you can get a decal set for that one.
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: Gingie November 24, 2013, 09:58:32 PM
what are the half-scale AIM-9 looking thingies for?
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: ed s November 25, 2013, 12:46:19 AM
I think those are "smart bomb" training rounds. I.e. guided but no explosive.

Ed
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: Rafael November 25, 2013, 07:12:50 AM
I think those are "smart bomb" training rounds. I.e. guided but no explosive.

Ed

Hint - Blue ones, Training rounds. Otherwise, "Scalpel" LGB Small Tactical Munitions
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: Diamondback November 25, 2013, 08:00:07 AM
I think those are "smart bomb" training rounds. I.e. guided but no explosive.

Ed

Hint - Blue ones, Training rounds. Otherwise, "Scalpel" LGB Small Tactical Munitions

Who're you kidding? If I were black-ops you can bet MY live stuff would be painted Dummy Blue... Remember Clear and Present Danger? LOL :D
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: kengeorge November 28, 2013, 01:25:57 AM
Something I've just found-

http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Navy/Sikorsky-MH-60R-Strikehawk/2351484/L/&sid=539a34cddda58e5980e26db4a23c4d8d (http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Navy/Sikorsky-MH-60R-Strikehawk/2351484/L/&sid=539a34cddda58e5980e26db4a23c4d8d)

Ken...
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: GTX_Admin November 28, 2013, 03:01:33 AM
Was there... ;)
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: taiidantomcat November 28, 2013, 03:04:24 AM
Was there... ;)

So you witnessed this AWACs equipped 4 winged, 14 engined Wonderhawk?  ;D
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: kerick November 28, 2013, 08:15:12 AM
Kitbash!!! :o
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: PR19_Kit November 28, 2013, 09:29:50 AM
It'd cost and arm AND a leg to build THAT in plastic! Not to mention taking up an entire room's worth of floor space to store it anywhere.....
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: kerick November 28, 2013, 11:50:04 AM
Imagine painting it!
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: GTX_Admin November 28, 2013, 03:33:57 PM
Was there... ;)

So you witnessed this AWACs equipped 4 winged, 14 engined Wonderhawk?  ;D

Yep...but was sworn to secrecy...
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: Empty Handed December 04, 2013, 07:38:53 AM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/Enforcer572005/Misc/1308022178987.jpg)
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: Cliffy B December 04, 2013, 10:07:03 AM
Took these today before I went home.

BB-64 Sunset
(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/CliffyB/DSCF7340.jpg) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/CliffyB/media/DSCF7340.jpg.html)

The planes are playing!
(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/CliffyB/DSCF7333.jpg) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/CliffyB/media/DSCF7333.jpg.html)

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: taiidantomcat December 13, 2013, 07:15:04 AM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/e0a01dd6cc10b0b67a12514c400521aa/tumblr_mjxzukoVRF1qe609ko1_1280.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin December 14, 2013, 04:26:13 AM
(http://www.mycity-military.com/imgs/65178_104547867_151516.jpg)
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: kengeorge December 14, 2013, 08:18:33 AM

Stunning.
that's my new desktop.

Ken..
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: GTX_Admin December 15, 2013, 02:59:35 AM
(http://i1.wp.com/megadeluxe.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Scott-Germain-Light-and-Lift-10.jpg?resize=779%2C515)
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: elmayerle December 15, 2013, 04:08:17 AM
([url]http://i1.wp.com/megadeluxe.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Scott-Germain-Light-and-Lift-10.jpg?resize=779%2C515[/url])

Maybe it's just the angle, but that sure looks like it could be an inverted-V12 engine, rather than a V12 engine.  Wonder how a DB603 cowling on a Mustang would look.
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: perttime December 15, 2013, 04:23:15 AM
looks like it could be an inverted-V12 engine, rather than a V12 engine.  Wonder how a DB603 cowling on a Mustang would look.
Quite good I think. I'm sure someone has drawn or built one.

... I was thinking it might be a RR Griffon, though. And a racing canopy...

... Like this:

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6151/6163683041_2db3ed0b49_b.jpg)

A "Precioius" Sunset (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wafp/6163683041/#)
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: Old Wombat December 15, 2013, 11:00:16 AM
Griffon engined racing Mustang, looks like number 5 on the tail.
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: perttime December 15, 2013, 06:05:26 PM
looks like number 5 on the tail.
Which would probably make it the "Red Baron" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RB51_Red_Baron).

...although #5 was very much modified even before it was called Red Baron, and the installation of the Griffon and the bigger fin.
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: taiidantomcat December 16, 2013, 02:09:08 AM
(http://www.sci-fi-o-rama.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/To_The_Moon_A.jpg)

(http://www.sci-fi-o-rama.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/To_The_Moon_10.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin December 16, 2013, 03:08:09 AM
Where's the second one taken?
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: PR19_Kit December 16, 2013, 05:27:51 AM
Got to be Cape Canaveral, or was it Kennedy then? The rocket is an Atlas Mercury.
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: elmayerle December 16, 2013, 05:43:56 AM
Got to be Cape Canaveral, or was it Kennedy then? The rocket is an Atlas Mercury.
That would make it the Cape Canaveral Launch Center, later to become Kennedy Launch Center at Cape Canaveral (the geographical place never changed name, but the facility did).  All the Atlas-Mercury flights were early enough that there was no reason at that time to change the Center's name.
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: Frank3k December 16, 2013, 07:13:35 AM
That's Mercury-Atlas 6 (Friendship 7) with John Glen on Feb. 20, 1962.

Different angle (or the one above is reversed):
(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/mercury022111/m20_22011587.jpg)
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: Cliffy B December 19, 2013, 02:37:28 AM
Love sunsets after a storm  8)

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/CliffyB/BB-64%20Detail%20Shots%202013/Misc%20Details/DSCF7357.jpg) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/CliffyB/media/BB-64%20Detail%20Shots%202013/Misc%20Details/DSCF7357.jpg.html)
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: jschmus December 19, 2013, 05:19:38 AM
A pair of A-7E Corsair IIs, from VA-72 aboard the USS John F. Kennedy, somewhere over the Persian Gulf, on this date in 1990.  They were just a couple of weeks away from bombing Iraq.
(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/988791_10153633160860174_818622975_n.jpg)
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: Silver Fox December 19, 2013, 06:13:35 AM
Nice comparison of a regular bird and the CAG bird!
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: GTX_Admin December 24, 2013, 04:34:30 AM
(https://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/aircraft-pictures/files/2013/11/United-States-Air-Force-McDonnell-Douglas-F-15E-Strike-Eagle-96-0202-LN-492nd-FS-RAF-Lakenheath-3.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin December 25, 2013, 04:55:56 AM
Not a photo…but a cool image never-the-less:

(http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/084/c/e/__firefox___by_gazzatrek-d3cemr9.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper January 01, 2014, 05:35:42 AM
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/231/2/5/tristar_by_hanimal60.jpg)

Source: Deviantart (http://www.deviantart.com/art/tristar-175942113)
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: GTX_Admin January 03, 2014, 04:37:23 AM
I just love the markings on this …um…errr…plane…

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5v7a3dBk31rvrkbso1_1280.jpg)
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: Silver Fox January 03, 2014, 05:07:19 AM
Plane?

What plane?
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: finsrin January 03, 2014, 06:14:22 AM
I just love the markings on this …um…errr…plane…

([url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5v7a3dBk31rvrkbso1_1280.jpg[/url])


Yes,,, black & red trim goes well on lots of things  :)
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: Litvyak January 03, 2014, 04:26:05 PM
Would a humorous comment about requesting landing clearance be out of place?
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: The Big Gimper January 03, 2014, 08:17:15 PM
Taken at Vintage Wings Canada 2012 Airshow.

(http://bilyreid.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/F-86-PASS.jpg)

Source: Bill Reid Photography (http://bilyreid.com/?p=2887)
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: The Big Gimper January 03, 2014, 08:37:49 PM
Mockup of the TBF2 which thankfully Grumman put it into a cocoon and re-appeared as the S2F/S-2.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gynaxoq7aQI/TvY_MT6OnpI/AAAAAAAABq0/qoMYtpOCrt4/s1600/TB2F+Mockup.jpg)

Source: Tommy H. Thomason - Grumman Comes from Behind to Win! (http://thanlont.blogspot.ca/2011_12_01_archive.html)
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: The Big Gimper January 03, 2014, 08:46:35 PM
More from Tommy's Blog:

One interesting aspect of the control of the X-47B when it is on deck is that there are two guys, the primary and a backup (in this case Northrop Grumman test pilots), with the remote control hardware; they send commands to the X-47 to stop, to, turn, fold/unfold wings, etc. in accordance with the hand signals from the usual plane director in the yellow shirt just as if they were in the cockpit.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-s9Owi9EDZ2o/Uqdwb762-cI/AAAAAAAAF98/5U8uOMXmIoo/s1600/X-47+Directors.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GmNAjqfjSGQ/UqdxjsScqxI/AAAAAAAAF-E/K4vTHKzpODg/s1600/X-47+Taxi+Controller.jpg)

Source: X-47B Update  (http://thanlont.blogspot.ca/2013/12/x-47b-update.html)
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: PR19_Kit January 04, 2014, 04:13:15 AM
More from Tommy's Blog:

One interesting aspect of the control of the X-47B when it is on deck is that there are two guys, the primary and a backup (in this case Northrop Grumman test pilots), with the remote control hardware; they send commands to the X-47 to stop, to, turn, fold/unfold wings, etc. in accordance with the hand signals from the usual plane director in the yellow shirt just as if they were in the cockpit.


([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GmNAjqfjSGQ/UqdxjsScqxI/AAAAAAAAF-E/K4vTHKzpODg/s1600/X-47+Taxi+Controller.jpg[/url])



How much do you bet the Plane Director STILL faces the aircraft when he gives the hand signals?  :)

And that control transmitter makes my 16 channel Robbe F-14 Navy look like a Sinclair ZX-81!
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: Weaver January 04, 2014, 04:18:20 AM
I just love the markings on this …um…errr…plane…

([url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5v7a3dBk31rvrkbso1_1280.jpg[/url])


Yes,,, black & red trim goes well on lots of things  :)



Oh I dunno: it seems to be having trouble staying on a thing or two there....... ;)
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: mrvr6 January 04, 2014, 04:31:15 AM
what a fantastic arse!
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: The Big Gimper January 04, 2014, 05:16:18 AM
More from Tommy's Blog:

One interesting aspect of the control of the X-47B when it is on deck is that there are two guys, the primary and a backup (in this case Northrop Grumman test pilots), with the remote control hardware; they send commands to the X-47 to stop, to, turn, fold/unfold wings, etc. in accordance with the hand signals from the usual plane director in the yellow shirt just as if they were in the cockpit.


How much do you bet the Plane Director STILL faces the aircraft when he gives the hand signals?  :)

And that control transmitter makes my 16 channel Robbe F-14 Navy look like a Sinclair ZX-81!

Kit do you have a Sinclair ZX-81? I'll still have mine. Paid waaaaay too much for it.
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: PR19_Kit January 04, 2014, 06:51:30 AM
More from Tommy's Blog:

One interesting aspect of the control of the X-47B when it is on deck is that there are two guys, the primary and a backup (in this case Northrop Grumman test pilots), with the remote control hardware; they send commands to the X-47 to stop, to, turn, fold/unfold wings, etc. in accordance with the hand signals from the usual plane director in the yellow shirt just as if they were in the cockpit.


How much do you bet the Plane Director STILL faces the aircraft when he gives the hand signals?  :)

And that control transmitter makes my 16 channel Robbe F-14 Navy look like a Sinclair ZX-81!

Kit do you have a Sinclair ZX-81? I'll still have mine. Paid waaaaay too much for it.

Hell no! I was WAY upmarket when I got my first computer.  :)

It was an Amstrad CPC664, complete with 64 Mb of RAM and a 3" floppy drive, ultra-hi-tech stuff in those days. By the time I'd finished with it there was a veritable MOUNTAIN of plug-in add-ons hanging from the back of it, and it taught me a lot that was very useful later on in life, for work and leisure.
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: kerick January 04, 2014, 11:55:14 AM
I just love the markings on this …um…errr…plane…

([url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5v7a3dBk31rvrkbso1_1280.jpg[/url])


Arrrgh,    Surrender the booty!!!!
OK, I just had to say it......
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: Daryl J. January 04, 2014, 05:08:59 PM
Mmmmmm! (cue Benny Hill music)
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: Alvis 3.1 January 04, 2014, 11:49:20 PM
Would a humorous comment about requesting landing clearance be out of place?

"*Roger that Lima India Tango, you're 23rd on the list..."
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: Litvyak January 05, 2014, 09:55:34 AM
I just love the markings on this …um…errr…plane…

([url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5v7a3dBk31rvrkbso1_1280.jpg[/url])


Yes,,, black & red trim goes well on lots of things  :)



Oh I dunno: it seems to be having trouble staying on a thing or two there....... ;)


I'd say it's staying on just fine... but only because none of our number happen to be there...
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: Dr. YoKai January 10, 2014, 04:02:48 AM
I'd just like to say

Pirate Alphabet I (1 of 5) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRGBzvofpeI#)
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: Queeg January 17, 2014, 06:39:22 PM
Real world apoc whiffing ...........

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii548/Queeg2/Daily%20Funpicz/whfg23r23r2r2_zps2a1361b0.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/Queeg2/media/Daily%20Funpicz/whfg23r23r2r2_zps2a1361b0.jpg.html)
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: Old Wombat January 17, 2014, 07:12:31 PM
Holy Cr..! :o

Real World 1:1 scale whif! Dude needs to paint it, now, so it doesn't rust away before the "Big Day".

:icon_music:

Guy
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: kerick January 18, 2014, 11:40:26 AM
Real world apoc whiffing ...........

([url]http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii548/Queeg2/Daily%20Funpicz/whfg23r23r2r2_zps2a1361b0.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/Queeg2/media/Daily%20Funpicz/whfg23r23r2r2_zps2a1361b0.jpg.html[/url])

I want one!!!! (Shut up and take my money!!!)
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: GTX_Admin January 19, 2014, 12:47:16 PM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/80c8b26c7e2f6f727911b6e1611ab2b0_zps0a0722ec.jpg)
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: Vuk January 19, 2014, 05:17:05 PM
OMG!!! Amazing! Where did You found it?
I was often going to http://www.ww2incolor.com/, (http://www.ww2incolor.com/,) there's a pretty cool thing there, but this one is  :)
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: taiidantomcat January 20, 2014, 02:34:06 AM
That 109 pic is amazing for a number of reasons!

(http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/home/twamoran/urbanghostsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Tu-22-Backfire-Vozdvizhenka.jpg)
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: taiidantomcat January 23, 2014, 09:21:17 AM
(http://marines.dodlive.mil/files/2013/01/8260511841_aa76db24b9_o.jpg)
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: Litvyak January 23, 2014, 09:34:01 AM
TT I love both of those!
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: arkon January 23, 2014, 12:27:04 PM
10 gun sighting
 :) :)
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: GTX_Admin January 23, 2014, 03:55:23 PM
Love the Harriers! :)
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: GTX_Admin January 23, 2014, 03:56:03 PM
OMG!!! Amazing! Where did You found it?


Can't remember sorry - was somewhere online.
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: perttime January 25, 2014, 03:59:04 PM
СГ - Погружаюсь (OST "Крылатая память Победы". МиГ-3)

(MiG-3 air to air)

СГ - Погружаюсь (OST "Крылатая память Победы". МиГ-3) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRPhBwsVwJ0#ws)
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: taiidantomcat January 26, 2014, 12:21:40 AM
Glad they are liked  :)

(http://images.ibsys.com/2011/0323/27295723.jpg)

(http://cencio4.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/av-8b.jpg)
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: ChernayaAkula January 26, 2014, 12:36:18 AM
Gotta love Marine Air Harriers!  :-*
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: raafif January 30, 2014, 06:09:16 PM
nice 'n' colourful !!
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: Queeg February 01, 2014, 05:31:12 PM
It's retro plane day .......

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii548/Queeg2/Daily%20Funpicz/cwusacnasax_zpsdf5a32a8.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/Queeg2/media/Daily%20Funpicz/cwusacnasax_zpsdf5a32a8.jpg.html)

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii548/Queeg2/Daily%20Funpicz/cwusacf4phantom_zps66b91b42.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/Queeg2/media/Daily%20Funpicz/cwusacf4phantom_zps66b91b42.jpg.html)

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii548/Queeg2/Daily%20Funpicz/cwusacnamf4aim-9-sidewinder-920-20_zpsb1c14a81.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/Queeg2/media/Daily%20Funpicz/cwusacnamf4aim-9-sidewinder-920-20_zpsb1c14a81.jpg.html)
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: Litvyak February 01, 2014, 07:51:06 PM
Those all three are great! The second Phantom: nice ass ;)

Not a photo per se but I like this:

(http://i.pinger.pl/pgr238/75b3b16c0014d5784ae2d849/Victory%20Gal_Spitfire%20by%20Glen%20Angus.jpg)
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: raafif February 02, 2014, 05:48:48 AM
Mothra takes Human shape ! :D
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: Queeg February 02, 2014, 06:38:33 AM
Yeah that guy did three other paintings in a similar style, they're in my stash somewhere ..... wish he'd done more - I like em.
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: elmayerle February 02, 2014, 07:15:48 AM
Who is the artist?  That does remind me of the work Phillip Castle did.
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: Queeg February 02, 2014, 07:32:47 AM
Who is the artist?  That does remind me of the work Phillip Castle did.

I'll have to have a looksie, I may have the name ........ I got mine downloads from a subscription CG picture site.
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: Vuk February 02, 2014, 07:44:01 PM
The artist name is Glen Angus. Unfortunately, passed away in 2007. Just follow the http://gangus.cgsociety.org/ (http://gangus.cgsociety.org/)
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: Vuk February 02, 2014, 08:08:02 PM
Oh, one more thing...
If you have problem with link I posted previously and if you're interested, I've got some Gangus hi-res works, as well as couple tributes (too large for posting, in total 9.35 MB zipped).
Just notify me and give me couple days, since I'll be away from home at least 3 or 4 days...
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: GTX_Admin February 03, 2014, 02:59:58 AM
I have often wondered…did the XB-15 have the 'legs' to fulfil its planned mission…

(http://i1337.photobucket.com/albums/o679/Mark_Allen_M3/Locations/XB-15HamiltonFieldCA1938_zps268a1b18.jpg)
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: Cliffy B February 03, 2014, 07:16:06 AM
And some darn fine ones at that apparently  ;)
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: PR19_Kit February 03, 2014, 04:57:43 PM
Now that's what you CALL an 'aircrew'!  :)

But they're no good as a structural test load as the loading is in the wrong direction......
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: mrvr6 February 04, 2014, 12:17:19 AM
maybe theyr testing for negative g loading
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: PR19_Kit February 04, 2014, 02:58:55 AM
maybe theyr testing for negative g loading

Could be, it'd be a realistic load for an XB-15 flying inverted steady state.......      :o
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: Queeg February 04, 2014, 03:35:13 AM
The artist name is Glen Angus. Unfortunately, passed away in 2007. Just follow the [url]http://gangus.cgsociety.org/[/url] ([url]http://gangus.cgsociety.org/[/url])


Ahhhh yup - awesome stuff !!!!


And another real world whiff .......

Brent

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii548/Queeg2/Daily%20Funpicz/dfpchtank0_zps85c20b06.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/Queeg2/media/Daily%20Funpicz/dfpchtank0_zps85c20b06.jpg.html)

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii548/Queeg2/Daily%20Funpicz/dfpchitank3_zps9a88ee7e.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/Queeg2/media/Daily%20Funpicz/dfpchitank3_zps9a88ee7e.jpg.html)
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: mrvr6 February 04, 2014, 04:25:37 AM
industrial potato masher?
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: Old Wombat February 04, 2014, 02:35:43 PM
F@^& me but that's scary! :o

Go well on ice though, I reckon. :)

:icon_music:

Guy
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: Silver Fox February 05, 2014, 05:53:18 AM
It's a lawn aerator. Especially for lawns that have been placed under pavement. :)
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: GTX_Admin February 08, 2014, 04:12:26 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZGx68-nHL2Y/UuqA5JuJOeI/AAAAAAAAOrE/KV394LWPVDs/s1600/MIGALOVO+3.JPG)
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: Logan Hartke February 08, 2014, 04:26:07 AM
That's not my favorite photo of it, but I LOVE the An-22.

Cheers,

Logan
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: GTX_Admin February 09, 2014, 02:57:20 AM
I like the F-111 in this one:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0c/An_aerial_view_of_a_multinational%2C_multiaircraft_static_display_including%2C_left_to_right%2C_an_F-4_Phantom_II%2C_an_F-111%2C_an_F-15_Eagle_and_a_French_Mirage_DF-ST-87-10648.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin February 11, 2014, 02:15:05 AM
Some interesting, digitaly recoloured photos of RAAF WWII platforms here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93303627@N07/8490681256/#in/photostream/).  Many would look really good framed.  Click through them all.

The Vultee Vengeance is probably my favourite!
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: GTX_Admin February 15, 2014, 07:24:58 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/42375df59ec4c37d50d8d6af8f32641e_zps08fd4e3a.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/c36baf4bcbb32a45836666601cbb3333_zps01b8df24.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/1f6a5a8850119f1af14ccf28f7963d80_zpsdd880f26.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/e684b58609b7fb0696eecec04a6a649d_zps15948a4d.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/738ca94a0099bb389eded087441a5c03_zps0434512d.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/817a981d44a5965f8ee1d99954510f5c_zps8189d9ef.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/aef507d8358da4c19754d8be6cce4691_zpse3c452c5.jpg)
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: taiidantomcat February 15, 2014, 07:45:27 AM

([url]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/c36baf4bcbb32a45836666601cbb3333_zps01b8df24.jpg[/url])



Great images, this one really got my attention though. Wow.
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: Litvyak February 15, 2014, 12:50:07 PM
WOW!!!
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: GTX_Admin February 27, 2014, 07:34:30 PM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image_zpsc1075437.jpg) (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6uKKq-p8DXg/Uw0Pbdqj7KI/AAAAAAAA660/GZrNZJbfN2o/s1600/1907745_10153136306798538_1693995818_o.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin February 27, 2014, 08:02:56 PM
And the close up:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image_zpsf27e1a73.jpg)
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: ChernayaAkula February 27, 2014, 08:49:43 PM
In related news: "Reasons for F-35 cost overruns have become clear: miracle plane also able to fight on Mars!"
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: ChernayaAkula March 04, 2014, 09:32:15 AM
I'll refrain from making a cheap "Down under" joke...

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-llOUG6zAxWw/UwOQASPiD-I/AAAAAAAAOtY/Ca_5zqYxEOw/s1600/A-4+REPOSTAJE+INVERTIDO.jpg)
SOURCE (http://elhangardetj.blogspot.de/2014/02/de-todo-un-poco.html)
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: finsrin March 04, 2014, 12:14:39 PM
Thanks for series of cool photos.  They be cool.
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: GTX_Admin March 09, 2014, 05:29:19 AM
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1lpuob5o01qa3b4go1_r3_1280.jpg)
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: taiidantomcat March 13, 2014, 09:04:13 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5040/5895577718_227fbc9f0a_b.jpg)
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: kerick March 14, 2014, 09:36:25 AM
A high tech bike helmet?
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: GTX_Admin March 15, 2014, 02:38:54 AM
Mine is cooler ;):

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Py4zexY-HwE/Tw6-w5yCuzI/AAAAAAAAKXI/mM6WxKBGhZk/s1600/F-35+Helmet%252Cpolit+Helmet.jpg)

(http://fielinks.com/sites/default/files/images/f-35-helmet-2.jpg)

And in case your wondering:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9b/F-35_Helmet_Mounted_Display_System.jpg)
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: elmayerle March 15, 2014, 02:52:14 AM
Sensor fusion includes the DAS which gives the pilot an "all-around" view from the aircraft.
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: GTX_Admin March 15, 2014, 03:12:14 AM
Sensor fusion includes the DAS which gives the pilot an "all-around" view from the aircraft.

Or to quote Gen Bogdan this week:  "you can see through this aircraft in all directions" ;)
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: Volkodav March 15, 2014, 11:48:12 AM
No that can't be right Spey said visibility was rubbish and pilots were going to die because of it!
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: kerick March 15, 2014, 11:58:06 PM
Obviously this fellow has never flown in the back seat of an F-4 or in a Mig 21.
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: elmayerle March 16, 2014, 01:14:36 AM
([url]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Py4zexY-HwE/Tw6-w5yCuzI/AAAAAAAAKXI/mM6WxKBGhZk/s1600/F-35+Helmet%252Cpolit+Helmet.jpg[/url])

Beautiful shot.  In case anyone cares, the light grey hexagon is a MADL (Multi-Aperture Data Link) antenna and the trapezoidal shape next to it is a window for one of the DAS units.  Plumbing and wiring to those is a pain because you have to stay out of the movement envelope of the canopy hinge.
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: PR19_Kit March 16, 2014, 05:05:23 AM
What's a 'DAS' please?
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: GTX_Admin March 16, 2014, 05:12:41 AM
What's a 'DAS' please?


Distributed Aperture System (DAS) (http://www.northropgrumman.com/capabilities/anaaq37f35/pages/default.aspx) - in simple terms, a set of EO cameras that when combined with some cool avionics and the helmet allow the pilot to pretend they are flying in Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet. ;)
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: PR19_Kit March 16, 2014, 08:21:42 AM
What's a 'DAS' please?


Distributed Aperture System (DAS) ([url]http://www.northropgrumman.com/capabilities/anaaq37f35/pages/default.aspx[/url]) - in simple terms, a set of EO cameras that when combined with some cool avionics and the helmet allow the pilot to pretend they are flying in Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet. ;)


OK, thanks, but what's 'EO' mean in turn?
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: GTX_Admin March 16, 2014, 08:57:38 AM
EO = electro-optical.
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: elmayerle March 16, 2014, 09:38:11 AM
And it works quite well.  There was a video on U-tube of the first Spacex shot tracked by the DAS on a testbed aircraft.

The DAS cameras are a pain to mount because it's got to be a very rigid mounting and you still have to may allowances for cooling lines, power lines, and datalink lines.
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: GTX_Admin March 16, 2014, 12:39:04 PM
Getting back to pictures:

(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/b0/3f/00013fb0.jpeg)
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: PR19_Kit March 16, 2014, 03:32:42 PM
We're in an AO situation these days. That's 'Acronym Overlead'............  ;D
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: GTX_Admin March 16, 2014, 05:25:31 PM
We're in an AO situation these days. That's 'Acronym Overlead'............  ;D

 ;D
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: Gingie March 18, 2014, 10:18:51 PM
Working at Joint Ops I was once asked "What's the TLA for that?"

"TLA?? what does that mean?"

"Three Letter Acronym"  ::)
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: kerick March 18, 2014, 11:32:45 PM
Working at Joint Ops I was once asked "What's the TLA for that?"

"TLA?? what does that mean?"

"Three Letter Acronym"  ::)

BTR = big round thing.
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: kerick March 18, 2014, 11:41:01 PM
The photo of the F-18 and the race car remind me of an article in Hotrod magazine many years ago. Some writers for the mag got into the discussion of which would win, a dragster on a drag strip or an F-14 off the ships catapult. They actually timed the car on a local strip at the appropriate distance then went to the US Navy base at Pax River to time an F-14 at the same distance. The Navy cooperated in the name of recruiting so the timing equipment was set up along the catapult that is built into the ground there. Long story short the F-14 beat the pants off the dragster.
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: mrvr6 March 19, 2014, 01:42:12 AM
The photo of the F-18 and the race car remind me of an article in Hotrod magazine many years ago. Some writers for the mag got into the discussion of which would win, a dragster on a drag strip or an F-14 off the ships catapult. They actually timed the car on a local strip at the appropriate distance then went to the US Navy base at Pax River to time an F-14 at the same distance. The Navy cooperated in the name of recruiting so the timing equipment was set up along the catapult that is built into the ground there. Long story short the F-14 beat the pants off the dragster.

really?
what was the distance?
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: GTX_Admin March 19, 2014, 02:40:33 AM
We once had someone say, during contract negotiations without blinking, that "we would use the JMSU procedure" to cover a particular aspect.  When asked by our side afterwards what the JMSU procedure was the answer was:  Just Make Shit Up. ;D
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: PR19_Kit March 19, 2014, 03:22:28 AM
The photo of the F-18 and the race car remind me of an article in Hotrod magazine many years ago. Some writers for the mag got into the discussion of which would win, a dragster on a drag strip or an F-14 off the ships catapult. They actually timed the car on a local strip at the appropriate distance then went to the US Navy base at Pax River to time an F-14 at the same distance. The Navy cooperated in the name of recruiting so the timing equipment was set up along the catapult that is built into the ground there. Long story short the F-14 beat the pants off the dragster.

really?
what was the distance?

I've got that exact same copy of HRM, amazing. It was timed over 1/8 mile for the car I think. The F-14 was timed to the end of the catapult.

It was Tom McEwan's funny car actually, as he was sponsored by the USN at the time,
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: mrvr6 March 19, 2014, 06:27:53 AM
The photo of the F-18 and the race car remind me of an article in Hotrod magazine many years ago. Some writers for the mag got into the discussion of which would win, a dragster on a drag strip or an F-14 off the ships catapult. They actually timed the car on a local strip at the appropriate distance then went to the US Navy base at Pax River to time an F-14 at the same distance. The Navy cooperated in the name of recruiting so the timing equipment was set up along the catapult that is built into the ground there. Long story short the F-14 beat the pants off the dragster.

really?
what was the distance?

I've got that exact same copy of HRM, amazing. It was timed over 1/8 mile for the car I think. The F-14 was timed to the end of the catapult.

It was Tom McEwan's funny car actually, as he was sponsored by the USN at the time,

thats pretty spectacular really i knew the cat shots were quick but blimey!!
i wonder how it compares to a top fuel jobbie
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: PR19_Kit March 19, 2014, 08:18:18 AM
I'll see if I can dig out the mag for the actual figures, and I can scan the centre spread which has the funny car burning out alongside the Tomcat!
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: kerick March 19, 2014, 08:28:23 AM
They did some photos of the car and the F-14 next to each other at Pax River before the actual cat shot. No way was the Navy going to let anyone run a car next to a cat shot at the same time! F-14 were just too expensive for that risk! I believe the distance was equal to the length of the catapult but I would have to check. I believe I have that copy around somewhere......
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: elmayerle March 19, 2014, 09:22:56 AM
Reminds me of the boosters on the ground-launched version of TSSAM, 0 --> Mach .4 in 10 seconds.
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: perttime March 20, 2014, 01:00:26 AM
Working at Joint Ops I was once asked "What's the TLA for that?"

"TLA?? what does that mean?"

"Three Letter Acronym"  ::)
That reminds me: apparently some designers of flying models (miniature aircraft) get quite acceptable results using the TLAR principle for their designs.

That Looks About Right
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: Litvyak March 20, 2014, 03:09:47 AM
Or don't forget if you don't know the answer but don't want to admit it you can always refer to the TFM process... Total F'in Magic!
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: elmayerle March 20, 2014, 08:44:48 AM
Or as one intelligence briefer put it, and it got carried for a fair in presentations, the BFM pod on a MiG-23, "Beats the F*** out of Me".  I understand that when a general asked specifically and was told that, slides were quickly altered to remove that.
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: GTX_Admin March 20, 2014, 09:01:47 AM
 ;D
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: Gingie March 20, 2014, 11:33:10 PM
That reminds me: apparently some designers of flying models (miniature aircraft) get quite acceptable results using the TLAR principle for their designs.

That Looks About Right
[/quote]

Sounds a bit like "PIDOOMA"
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: LemonJello March 21, 2014, 02:39:45 AM
Not as common as SNAFU or FUBAR, but often more fitting when the situation went from mildly unsatisfactory to abysmal:  BOHICA

"Bend Over, Here It Comes Again."

At one point, my unit seemed to be constantly being dumped upon, so we started calling ourselves "The Last of the Bohicans."
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: taiidantomcat March 22, 2014, 08:45:39 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7747825282_0bb54454c3_o.jpg (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7747825282_0bb54454c3_o.jpg)
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: elmayerle March 23, 2014, 02:55:28 AM
[url]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7747825282_0bb54454c3_o.jpg[/url] ([url]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7747825282_0bb54454c3_o.jpg[/url])

Oh, very nice.  A KC-130J and a pair of MV-22B's.
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: Rickshaw March 23, 2014, 10:21:46 PM
Because of the search for the missing Malaysian airliner, we now have the highly unusual situation of PLAAF aircraft operating out of a RAAF base here in Western Australia.  Il-76s, three of them to help in the search.

(http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2014/03/23/1226862/336896-2e211660-b1e4-11e3-993f-a57163efdfb6.jpg)

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/3/22/1395490524867/85ac87ae-114b-47c7-acac-37e0d67ee161-460x248.jpeg)

(http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/5338908-3x2-700x467.jpg)

(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00552/150270844__552493d.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin March 24, 2014, 02:45:49 AM
Errr...are you sure about the number?  My understanding was that it was 2 Il-76s (as shown) and a Y-8 to follow.
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: Rickshaw March 24, 2014, 09:06:49 AM
Errr...are you sure about the number?  My understanding was that it was 2 Il-76s (as shown) and a Y-8 to follow.

Original number quoted was "three".  You may be right that it's just two Il-76s and another aircraft but "three" must have stuck in my mind for some reason.  Now amended!

Y-8?  I wish they'd send a Harbin SH-5.
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: raafif March 25, 2014, 08:25:32 AM
yeah, a Harbin or an Ekranoplan or Martin Mars would make sense given the need to find then recover debris before it drifted away again.

That top head-on photo makes me crave more biplane tails ....
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: Rickshaw March 25, 2014, 08:50:22 AM
yeah, a Harbin or an Ekranoplan or Martin Mars would make sense given the need to find then recover debris before it drifted away again.

That top head-on photo makes me crave more biplane tails ....

Fan of the Rutland Reindeer, I take it?
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: GTX_Admin April 03, 2014, 04:51:14 PM
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/c0/47/000147c0.jpeg)
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: kerick April 04, 2014, 11:38:07 AM
The brown clouds look like they may have been photoshopped in. What's supposed to be going on?
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: Jeffry Fontaine April 04, 2014, 11:55:39 AM
The brown clouds look like they may have been photoshopped in. What's supposed to be going on?
That was the first thing I thought of too but if it is Photoshopped they did one heck of a good job detailing the little splashes in the water from the fragments of what ever it was that is exploding in the air.  It could be part of the screening system for the Tuna Boats coming ashore or some kind of pyrotechnic artillery simulatior. 

The close proximity of the explosions to the vehicles in the water and the buildings in the background also support the less hazardous vehicle smoke screening system or pyrotechnics used for a training exercise. 
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: taiidantomcat April 04, 2014, 12:27:18 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_5ZgQCoY8lg/Uzrjm5FkIuI/AAAAAAAA71E/ehJouau-ALQ/s1600/13557178255_3a1838eb47_b.jpg)

99 percent sure its smoke screen. (so happy I was never in the back of an AAV-7)
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: Volkodav April 04, 2014, 06:32:33 PM
USMC or South Korean?
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: LemonJello April 04, 2014, 10:13:56 PM
I have to admit, my stomach got a little queasy and I swear I could smell engine exhaust just looking at those pictures of the tuna boats coming ashore.  Nothing like a little nausea to make a Marine eager to charge into a beach assault when the ramp goes down...
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: kerick April 05, 2014, 01:18:23 AM
The local population must just love it when this display is going on. I bet the base gets about a million calls!
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: GTX_Admin April 05, 2014, 04:09:39 AM
USMC or South Korean?

Both - it is a photo from U.S.-South Korea joint landing operation drills in Pohang March 31, 2014.  The "Donut" shaped explosions are part of the smokescreen,  they look cool never-the-less.
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: PR19_Kit April 05, 2014, 07:12:45 AM
Odd that they ALL blew smoke rings at exactly the same time...........
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: kerick April 05, 2014, 10:02:54 AM
Odd that they ALL blew smoke rings at exactly the same time...........
I was thinking the same thing.....
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: Volkodav April 05, 2014, 11:09:19 AM
I have to admit, my stomach got a little queasy and I swear I could smell engine exhaust just looking at those pictures of the tuna boats coming ashore.  Nothing like a little nausea to make a Marine eager to charge into a beach assault when the ramp goes down...

I believe it was one of the design requirements to ensure the marines were very keen to debus, no matter what they were facing.
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: GTX_Admin April 06, 2014, 02:32:56 AM
Odd that they ALL blew smoke rings at exactly the same time...........

Not really...if they were all fired at the same time.
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: taiidantomcat April 07, 2014, 11:23:30 PM
Odd that they ALL blew smoke rings at exactly the same time...........

Not really...if they were all fired at the same time.

They all turn into the beach at the same time as well... Radios are awesome (when they work)  ;D
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: Vuk April 08, 2014, 03:44:43 AM
A photo I found just couple days ago... In front of MiG-21F-13 is 1968 Miss Yugoslavia and also the World's Miss Photogenic. Not bad for the communist country in those days, huh!?
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: The Big Gimper April 08, 2014, 05:47:31 PM
Foxnews: One stunning photo shows 8 hours of planes taking off at LA airport (http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2014/04/04/one-stunning-photo-shows-8-hours-planes-taking-off-at-la-airport/)

Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/aviation/comments/21vmjq/i_photographed_lax_from_the_same_spot_over_an/?sort=old (http://Original Thread)

(http://i.imgur.com/m95qL89.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin April 12, 2014, 05:14:05 AM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/04/01/article-2594439-1CBE7D2500000578-8_964x595.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin April 13, 2014, 07:23:23 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/imagejpg1_zpsa7c497dc.jpg)
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: kengeorge April 14, 2014, 03:05:56 AM
Just found this-

http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Air/Boeing-B-52H-Stratofortress/2424176/L/&sid=86a5b390928375d2ecc880d5d1d754f4 (http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Air/Boeing-B-52H-Stratofortress/2424176/L/&sid=86a5b390928375d2ecc880d5d1d754f4)

with extra wing pylons. Curious, what's hanging from them?

Ken
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: Diamondback April 14, 2014, 03:07:26 AM
Sniper-XR on the right, possibly ACMI instrumentation pod to port.
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: kengeorge April 14, 2014, 06:09:50 AM
The picture piqued my curiosity, as its the first B-52H I've seen with extra wing pylons. Wikipedia says the Sniper pod weighs in at 440lb (199kg).
So what could be the capacity of those pylons & what else would fit, AMRAAM's maybe? (335lb for an AIM-120) AAM armed BUFFs?

Ken
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: Diamondback April 14, 2014, 06:27:26 AM
Doesn't have the interface for AMRAAM (and no air-attack-capable radar... a deficiency easily rectified if the cheap stupid bastards in the Pentagon and Crapitol would quit sucking their turds and get a clue) but ISTR that BUFFs HAVE captive-carried Sidewinder training rounds in exercises before.

While I've never seen an exact number,I would suspect those pylons can handle far more than they've ever been seen doing, if the electronic interfaces were upgraded. (Only the starboard is wired for sensor pods, for one.)
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: Acree April 14, 2014, 06:53:35 AM
Those pylons were originally designed for AN/ALE-25 forward-firing chaff dispenser rocket pods. Each pod was about 13 feet long and weighed about 1100 pounds. They contained 20 Tracor AN/ADR-8 2.5-inch folding fin chaff rockets that could be fired either manually or automatically by the AN/ASG-21 fire control system]. For many years they have been used only occasionally to carry ACMI pods (Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation).  ACMI pods are similar in size and shape to AIM-9 without fins.  Certainly weight-wise they are capable of hauling AIM-9, AIM-120, or just about whatever you want (within reason).  As I retired from BUFFs almost 20 years ago, and I have not kept up with updates, so anything is possible currently. 

Chuck
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: Diamondback April 14, 2014, 07:03:10 AM
So a Triple Rail Adapter (DRA, but stick a third rail on the bottom) for AAM's or a combined LAU-115C with shoulder-rails top for AMRAAM and modified BRU-55 bottom for 500# JDAM or SDB isn't out of the question... we'd just need to find somewhere else to stick the targeting pod, or integrate it in place of one of the LLLTV turrets on the chin for the "ball" and stuff the guts from the "tube" inside the skin.
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: GTX_Admin April 14, 2014, 04:14:37 PM
and no air-attack-capable radar... a deficiency easily rectified if the cheap stupid bastards in the Pentagon and Crapitol would quit sucking their turds and get a clue

So we are a fan of Dale Brown are we…what a pity the real world works differently and people have to do cost benefit analysis of upgrade/acquisition proposals and have other conflicting priorities than upgrading a 50+yr old airframes with equipment that it might just possibly use once in a million years….

Oh and by the way tone it down a bit would you. The regular 'tough talk' is getting somewhat tiring.
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: Silver Fox April 15, 2014, 10:30:20 AM
Air-to-air capability would most likely come as the side-effect of a radar replacement. By side-effect, I mean a radar that offered tactical advantages in the BUFF's normal role... but the software of the radar offered other capabilities.

Of course, it's not just the radar; you have to trial flight the weapons config, do ejection tests, launch tests, verify the flight envelope with captive carriage, test missile exhaust gas impinging on the turbine engines, reprogram the weapons computers, train crews and finally reach IOC.

To do on an airframe that is in a "let's keep it as long as we can" phase makes no sense. If the USAF committed to maintaining BUFF's until 2050 with a major upgrade... then things get interesting. I doubt we would see an AAM capability unless the world situation changed drastically. A "latent" capability perhaps, but a real honest-to-God capability... big doubts.

Interesting that the pylons are still in use though. They could see use with some of the small, low collateral damage, missiles now being fielded. That would give the BUFF a flexible response capability to pop-up targets.
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: Diamondback April 15, 2014, 11:23:33 AM
Baseline, seems like (again, with some rewiring and finding somewhere else to stick the targeting system) you could stick a strongback for four SDB's there... I don't know about an Official Rated Limit, but it seems to me that the wing should be good for a revised pylon to take two such strongbacks, possibly four in a two-by-two layout if replaced with a longer pylon.

Not sure about Hellfire/Brimstone or APKWS or DAGR, given that by the time they went into terminal approach from launch at BUFF altitude assuming an Iraq/Afghanistan mission profile they'd be well into unpowered glide--then again, that altitude would mean extra glide range... the problem is getting outside reach of any onboard designator unless someone on the ground or in a FAC gives a "buddy lase".

For the record... I don't know if it has any bearing here, but when I was putting together plans for a Prowler WHIF the first thing on the wish-list for the crewdogs I talked to when I asked about "blank-check, your only limit for upgrades is structural strength and available technology, what would you want added?" was "give us some means to SHOOT BACK"--ditto a lot of the then-current and former B-52 crewdogs I interviewed in the prep phase on THAT research project. I'm not proposing per se to load up a BUFF as a "missile truck" here, just to add some options when trouble comes to THEM since we can't assume that every war will see the US enjoying the luxury of absolute air dominance like we have in the Desert Storm-to-now timeframe. With the Tomahawk being marked for retirement and no replacement known to be waiting in the wings that removes the "Massive Cruise Missile Laydown Wasting Enemy AF on Ground like the IJNAF vs Brereton in 1941" card from play...
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: jcf April 15, 2014, 12:35:14 PM
A forward firing, 'Look Ma, I'm a fighter plane' application just seems silly for what would be a defensive
capability. More logical to resurrect sommat like Bushfire.

(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/DES_143_BUSHFIRE_01.png)
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: Jeffry Fontaine April 15, 2014, 01:05:17 PM
A forward firing, 'Look Ma, I'm a fighter plane' application just seems silly for what would be a defensive capability. More logical to resurrect sommat like Bushfire.
I bet that would have been one heck of a floor show for anyone watching from the rear quarters when they touched off one of those things in flight :)
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: Volkodav April 15, 2014, 06:36:54 PM
Wasn't the A-12 intended to carry AMRAAM for self defence / self escort?  It makes sense that the future USAF bomber have AIM-9X / ASRAAM / AMRAAM / Meteor carriage LO and ESM protect it from most threats, missiles from the rest.
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: Diamondback April 16, 2014, 02:02:58 AM
Wasn't the A-12 intended to carry AMRAAM for self defence / self escort?  It makes sense that the future USAF bomber have AIM-9X / ASRAAM / AMRAAM / Meteor carriage LO and ESM protect it from most threats, missiles from the rest.
As were the A-6F and -G Intruder variants.
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: kerick April 16, 2014, 12:23:16 PM
I finally found the copy of Hotrod Magazine with the F-14 vs funny car article.
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt322/kerick214/Sept%2075%20Hotrod%20Mag/coverSept75_zps01c3a205.jpg)

Long story short, the F-14 beat the funny car over a 258 ft distance (the length of the catapult). F-14 was 175.86 mph at 1.76 seconds while the funny car was 118.20 mph at 1.97 seconds. Of course the catapult was a big help! Here's the rest of the article album.
http://s624.photobucket.com/user/kerick214/library/Sept%2075%20Hotrod%20Mag (http://s624.photobucket.com/user/kerick214/library/Sept%2075%20Hotrod%20Mag)
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: Vuk April 18, 2014, 02:57:25 PM
Japanese F-4 (modellers nightmare!) and Serbian MiG-21UM. The MiG photo is actually a whiff: after a photoshop (not by me) the a/c is wearing proposed, but never applied markings of 50th Anniversary of MiG-21 in Yugoslav/Serbian Air Force.
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: Litvyak April 18, 2014, 10:12:42 PM
Ack! That's one Phantom I won't be building! But I wouldn't mind decals for that MiG-21 scheme - it looks great!
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: Volkodav April 18, 2014, 10:50:38 PM
Wasn't the A-12 intended to carry AMRAAM for self defence / self escort?  It makes sense that the future USAF bomber have AIM-9X / ASRAAM / AMRAAM / Meteor carriage LO and ESM protect it from most threats, missiles from the rest.
As were the A-6F and -G Intruder variants.

Mmmm....
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: Jeffry Fontaine April 18, 2014, 11:07:57 PM
Japanese F-4 (modellers nightmare!)
([url]http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=367.0;attach=8532;image[/url]) ([url]http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=367.0;attach=8531;image[/url])
If that were Duct Tape (aka Ordnance Tape) applied to the seams and panels of that Phantom it would be the perfect flying testimonial for the durability of the product :)
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: Vuk April 19, 2014, 02:23:52 AM
Japanese F-4 (modellers nightmare!)
([url]http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=367.0;attach=8532;image[/url]) ([url]http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=367.0;attach=8531;image[/url])
If that were Duct Tape (aka Ordnance Tape) applied to the seams and panels of that Phantom it would be the perfect flying testimonial for the durability of the product :)


Amen to that!

Ack! That's one Phantom I won't be building! But I wouldn't mind decals for that MiG-21 scheme - it looks great!


Here's a hi-res pic of tale section for you, my friend...

http://tangosix.rs/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/21_50pr_1.jpg (http://tangosix.rs/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/21_50pr_1.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin April 19, 2014, 02:34:32 AM

Here's a hi-res pic of tale section for you, my friend...

[url]http://tangosix.rs/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/21_50pr_1.jpg[/url] ([url]http://tangosix.rs/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/21_50pr_1.jpg[/url])


That's probably enough to form the basis of a decal print. :)
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: Litvyak April 19, 2014, 10:33:44 PM
Japanese F-4 (modellers nightmare!)
([url]http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=367.0;attach=8532;image[/url]) ([url]http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=367.0;attach=8531;image[/url])
If that were Duct Tape (aka Ordnance Tape) applied to the seams and panels of that Phantom it would be the perfect flying testimonial for the durability of the product :)


Amen to that!

Ack! That's one Phantom I won't be building! But I wouldn't mind decals for that MiG-21 scheme - it looks great!


Here's a hi-res pic of tale section for you, my friend...

[url]http://tangosix.rs/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/21_50pr_1.jpg[/url] ([url]http://tangosix.rs/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/21_50pr_1.jpg[/url])


Hvala lepo, brate! :)

Now to see about making decals. I need ink for my printer, then it's about time I tried this inkjet decal paper I bought...
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: Vuk April 22, 2014, 11:27:29 PM
@ Litvyak

Yesterday I tried to send You a private message, but I don't know did You received it. I was experiencing a lot of difficulties while browsing the site and couldn't open some pages at all. My profile page does not show the message I sent. Please, tell me did You get it.
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: Litvyak April 23, 2014, 04:03:10 AM
Vuk - check your PMs! :)
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: elmayerle April 28, 2014, 07:34:55 AM
Got this one from a news group today.
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: kerick April 28, 2014, 11:15:28 AM
Must have been a custom car guy that painted the flames!
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: elmayerle April 28, 2014, 07:53:27 PM
And another off a news group.  we can see where the F-111 pilots got the idea.
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: mrvr6 April 28, 2014, 11:45:13 PM
a always wondered of the pig was the only plane capable of that  8)
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: GTX_Admin April 29, 2014, 02:43:50 AM
I actually looked into that a while back over on Secret Projects (http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=11471.0).  If you look where the Vigilante's fuel dump pipe was located (see photo below), it makes sense.
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: mrvr6 April 29, 2014, 04:00:40 AM
wasnt the tomcats right between the engines too?
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: Volkodav April 29, 2014, 06:03:15 PM
I actually looked into that a while back over on Secret Projects ([url]http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=11471.0[/url]).  If you look where the Vigilante's fuel dump pipe was located (see photo below), it makes sense.


So basically the Vigilante could have replaced the F-111 in Australian service as it was more than capable of doing all the important things the Pig did?

 ;D
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: kerick April 30, 2014, 10:42:12 AM
Light ones butt on fire as they make a huge noise? You betcha!
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: GTX_Admin April 30, 2014, 03:38:58 PM
Probably a good thing the F-111 was known for performing the "Dump and Burn" and not the "Flaming Fart"! ;D
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: kerick May 01, 2014, 01:14:45 AM
Probably a good thing the F-111 was known for performing the "Dump and Burn" and not the "Flaming Fart"! ;D

You know its been called that many times before.
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: GTX_Admin May 04, 2014, 03:06:28 AM
Chinese Type 05 / PLZ05 155 mm Self Propelled Howitzer firing:

(http://www.ausairpower.net/PLA/PLZ05-SP-Gun-2S.jpg)
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: Vuk May 05, 2014, 03:17:44 PM
I've just found this photo of Vampire's pair. Does anyone knows is there any particular reason why the first one wears black kiwis in roundels?

Additional puzzle for me is Australian registry number  ???

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: GTX_Admin May 05, 2014, 07:30:51 PM
A79-649 s an ex-Australian Vampire, hence the registration.  As for the Roundel couloir, I suspect that is something photoshopped or similar.  Here are some other photos with more normal colours:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/imagejpg1_zps09347420.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/imagejpg2_zpsa8b6bec6.jpg)
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: Vuk May 05, 2014, 08:17:01 PM
Now, that's more likely... I can't remember where did I found the photo exactly. Thanx!
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: GTX_Admin May 10, 2014, 05:39:39 AM
(http://hushkit.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/russianbeauty52.jpg)
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: Cliffy B May 10, 2014, 06:32:48 AM
 :-* :-* :-*
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: GTX_Admin May 11, 2014, 12:54:37 PM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/imagejpg1_zpsbdd536ee.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/imagejpg2_zpsa0e28f80.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin May 16, 2014, 03:48:14 AM
In a similar vein:

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/06/article-2621414-1D9D3CC800000578-967_634x379.jpg)
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: kerick May 16, 2014, 07:48:55 AM
Is that a period photo or is it a reenactment? Or perhaps a very good set of models?
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: Weaver May 18, 2014, 10:16:47 PM
Re acronyms (post #500 to #512 approx), my former employers were held by the staff to be operating a managment principle called "MMBB": Meetings, Metrics, Buzzwords & Bullshit.... ::)

Cool Pic:

(http://navalaviationnews.navylive.dodlive.mil/files/2011/12/Feature_ColdWar_USAF.png)

From here : http://navalaviationnews.navylive.dodlive.mil/2011/12/15/cold-war-to-kabul/ (http://navalaviationnews.navylive.dodlive.mil/2011/12/15/cold-war-to-kabul/)
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: GTX_Admin May 19, 2014, 02:52:12 AM
(http://s10.postimg.org/3mntzs95l/614498_10151137077739844_1203934936_o.jpg)
(http://ivs.at.tut.by/su34/2.jpg)
(http://oi39.tinypic.com/30tmge0.jpg)
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: Vuk May 19, 2014, 12:24:29 PM
The last photo is from a joint Bulgarian-Serbian exercise "Шабли 2013" (Shabli). I found the photo of a same launch but from different angle. What caught my eye is a fact that Serbian flags on missiles were just an ordinary stickers  :icon_crap:

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: Weaver May 21, 2014, 06:51:23 AM
A couple for Kit, methinks...

(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/1/1/4/1604411.jpg)

(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/2/7/4/1606472.jpg)

And some more "just cool" ones:

(http://www.agustawestland.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aw_resize_media_gallery//images/AW101_18.jpg)

(http://www.agustawestland.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aw_resize_media_gallery//images/AW101_11.jpg)

(http://www.agustawestland.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aw_resize_media_gallery//images/AW101_06.jpg)


Pics from here: http://armasvoadoras.blogspot.co.uk/2009_11_01_archive.html (http://armasvoadoras.blogspot.co.uk/2009_11_01_archive.html)
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: elmayerle May 23, 2014, 10:42:44 AM
This one was floating around work this morning.  Since I work on the V-22, I thought I'd share it.
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: Silver Fox May 23, 2014, 11:06:10 AM
Weaver, TYVM for those. I've never seen a pic that made a Kingston-class look so good.

I've got a big one, about 3' LOA planned for a Radio-Control build at some point, that pic will be an inspiration.
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: GTX_Admin May 25, 2014, 01:23:57 PM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/imagejpg1_zps1ceed3f6.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/imagejpg3_zpsf66d60ea.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/imagejpg2_zps5581cd49.jpg)
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: elmayerle May 25, 2014, 02:43:35 PM
Damn, what is that last picture an illustration of?  My first thought was a major engine malfunction, but then I saw that odd item on the weapons stub wing.
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: GTX_Admin May 25, 2014, 04:36:31 PM
Flare release.
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: taiidantomcat June 01, 2014, 02:19:53 AM
Flare release.


I absolutely love the F-16 flare "star" from the Turkish Viper just a great shot!!

Found this, and thought it was interesting it was like the east meets west, old meets new

(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/afghan060313/a03_00935180.jpg)

Afghan air force 2nd Lt. Niloofar Rhmani walks the flight line at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan, prior to her graduation from undergraduate pilot training, on May 13, 2013. Rhmani made history on May 14, when she became the first female to successfully complete undergraduate pilot training and earn the status of pilot in more than 30 years. She will continue her service as she joins the Kabul Air Wing as a Cessna 208 pilot. (USAF/Senior Airman Scott Saldukas)
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: Old Wombat June 01, 2014, 07:54:33 PM
Good on her! :)
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: Vuk June 01, 2014, 09:36:16 PM
Something for V-fans...

... and much more larger photo on http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:V22-Osprey.jpg?uselang=ru (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:V22-Osprey.jpg?uselang=ru)
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: GTX_Admin June 02, 2014, 02:06:06 AM
Damn!  That is nice. :)
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: GTX_Admin June 02, 2014, 02:44:37 AM
Keeping to a theme:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/fmmi1sxyix3nqrdjafgg_zps91fceb1e.jpg) (http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/fmmi1sxyix3nqrdjafgg.jpg)

Click on the image to see a bigger version.
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: GTX_Admin June 02, 2014, 02:46:04 AM
BTW, looking at the above photo, I can't help but wondering how cool a aircraft camouflaged to match the rocks in the background would look... ;)
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: mrvr6 June 02, 2014, 03:42:48 AM
i cant help wonder how everything is so focused (foreground and background) without the need to decrease shutter speed too much
i have 2 ideas
1 the rocks and the osprey are close together (relative to the camera- plane distance)
2 photoshop
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: Old Wombat June 02, 2014, 07:42:25 PM
I'd plug for option 1, plus a very good camera.
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: Frank3k June 03, 2014, 01:01:44 AM
I looked at the EXIF info from: http://www.af.mil/News/Photos/tabid/129/igphoto/2000697341/Default.aspx (http://www.af.mil/News/Photos/tabid/129/igphoto/2000697341/Default.aspx)



Camera Model : NIKON D200
Exposure time  :1/250
F-Number  : 5.0
ISO speed ratings : 100
Focal length [mm] : 80

So basically, a really good camera with a moderately high shutter speed, telephoto and moderate f-number. He was probably a good distance away as well.






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: ChernayaAkula June 09, 2014, 06:36:48 AM
Killer shot of two Sukhoi T-50s in  external weapons carriage trials -  SOURCE (http://russianplanes.net/id137382)

(http://russianplanes.net/images/to138000/137382.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin June 09, 2014, 08:01:21 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/imagejpg1_zps65ae5437.jpg)
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: Rickshaw June 09, 2014, 11:43:43 AM
Killer shot of two Sukhoi T-50s in  external weapons carriage trials

But, GASP, doesn't that ruin their stealth and make them unusable (to quote some F-35 critics)?   >:(
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: taiidantomcat June 11, 2014, 05:08:08 AM
Killer shot of two Sukhoi T-50s in  external weapons carriage trials

But, GASP, doesn't that ruin their stealth and make them unusable (to quote some F-35 critics)?   >:(

 ;D :)

What a shot though!! Wow! Looks like the cover of a techno thriller  :-*
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: Vuk June 14, 2014, 01:48:37 AM
Howdy, neighbor!

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: GTX_Admin June 22, 2014, 04:58:10 AM
Something different:  This incredible floating forest is the result of 40 years of mangrove tree growth in Homebush Bay, Sydney. The SS Aryfield is an abandoned ship used in WWII that was left in the bay to deteriorate after the ship wrecking yard closed down. The massive ship’s rusty hull is now home to lush vegetation, including full-grown mangrove trees. What an incredible sight!

(http://cdn0.lostateminor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/floating-forest-650x406.jpeg)
(http://cdn0.lostateminor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/0_a9aab_637b20e6_orig-650x365.jpg)

More photos here (http://www.lostateminor.com/2013/07/19/102-year-old-ship-is-a-floating-forest-off-the-coast-of-sydney/?utm_source=outbrn&utm_medium=images&utm_campaign=trial)
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: kerick June 23, 2014, 09:39:17 AM
I wonder how many other creatures call this old ship home?
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: GTX_Admin June 28, 2014, 06:57:51 AM
(http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Mig-29-Flares.jpg)
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: Vuk July 07, 2014, 08:08:22 PM
Night bird...
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: Vuk July 08, 2014, 04:01:26 AM
... not quite sure, but I believe this is a Greek Air Force TA-7H Corsair II with refueling equipment. I don't know the a/c type from which the photo is taken. Some kind of transport I guess...

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: GTX_Admin July 12, 2014, 03:58:34 AM
(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/30/13/f6/3013f66d98b162080fe6457d09707857.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin July 12, 2014, 05:16:39 AM
(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/16/58/cf/1658cf65a5ddba68c5dbdd62f6a43623.jpg)
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: Cliffy B July 12, 2014, 05:58:51 AM
Excuse me miss, that life jacket is overdue for another inspection and it just so happens I'm a qualified inspector  ;D
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: Rickshaw July 12, 2014, 07:52:02 PM
They weren't called "Mae Wests" for nothin'.  ;)
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: GTX_Admin July 13, 2014, 05:43:14 AM
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/e2538f7ca307b35067c5b9fec80aee3b/tumblr_mlh3mpfR1w1qgzisqo1_1280.jpg)
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: Cliffy B July 13, 2014, 06:35:04 AM
Just plain cool!  8)
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: Rickshaw July 13, 2014, 04:56:46 PM
Now that is nice!  Lovely!   8)
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: taiidantomcat July 14, 2014, 02:29:47 AM
(http://www.nevadasurveyor.com/helos/index_files/e6yuerfyrghf.jpg)
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: mrvr6 July 14, 2014, 02:44:31 AM
([url]http://31.media.tumblr.com/e2538f7ca307b35067c5b9fec80aee3b/tumblr_mlh3mpfR1w1qgzisqo1_1280.jpg[/url])


thats is AWESOME  8) dont suppose theres a high res version?
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: GTX_Admin July 14, 2014, 02:56:13 AM
Not that I am aware of - this is where I found it:  http:// 31.media.tumblr.com/e2538f7ca307b35067c5b9fec80aee3b/tumblr_mlh3mpfR1w1qgzisqo1_1280.jpg
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: mrvr6 July 14, 2014, 03:02:23 AM
Not that I am aware of - this is where I found it:  http:// 31.media.tumblr.com/e2538f7ca307b35067c5b9fec80aee3b/tumblr_mlh3mpfR1w1qgzisqo1_1280.jpg



link is dead mate
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: Cliffy B July 14, 2014, 03:12:28 AM
([url]http://31.media.tumblr.com/e2538f7ca307b35067c5b9fec80aee3b/tumblr_mlh3mpfR1w1qgzisqo1_1280.jpg[/url])


Rolls Royce advert:
When you shoot for the stars it helps to have a pair of our afterburning Avon turbojets!  8)
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: Rickshaw July 14, 2014, 03:30:04 PM
[suave upper-class English male voice/]
When only Rolls Royce engines will do...
[/suave upper-class English male voice]

Perhaps we should have a competition with advertising as the theme?  ;D
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: GTX_Admin July 14, 2014, 03:42:44 PM
Not that I am aware of - this is where I found it:  http:// 31.media.tumblr.com/e2538f7ca307b35067c5b9fec80aee3b/tumblr_mlh3mpfR1w1qgzisqo1_1280.jpg



link is dead mate


Try removing the space between the // and the 31
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: Cliffy B July 15, 2014, 01:58:05 AM
I like the way you think Rick  ;D
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: Volkodav July 15, 2014, 12:06:40 PM
And they called the F-104 the missile with a man in it!  Wow that Lightning looks awesome!

This of course is why the Calwell government, narrowly elected in 1961, selected the EE Lightning as an interim point defence interceptor to serve in place of Mark I Bloodhound SAMs, to protect Darwin, Singapore, Port Moresby, and Sydney from Indonesian Tu16 bombers.  ;)
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: Vuk July 15, 2014, 02:23:45 PM
Once again... something completely different... a light aircraft carrier?  ;)

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: GTX_Admin July 16, 2014, 02:21:51 AM
 :)
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: elmayerle July 18, 2014, 09:28:26 AM
For me this is way cool, I can now show a picture of an installation that's taken a lot of my time at Bell:
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: Jeffry Fontaine July 18, 2014, 11:21:51 AM
For me this is way cool, I can now show a picture of an installation that's taken a lot of my time at Bell:
Is that the dust / particulate filter looking thing on the side of the nacelle?  I would think that is the purpose based on the flap door thing on the intake opening that looks like it would rotate to close it off. 
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: elmayerle July 18, 2014, 12:04:59 PM
For me this is way cool, I can now show a picture of an installation that's taken a lot of my time at Bell:
Is that the dust / particulate filter looking thing on the side of the nacelle?  I would think that is the purpose based on the flap door thing on the intake opening that looks like it would rotate to close it off.
Filtration system for very dirty environments; it takes the place of the EAPS (Engine Air Particle Separator) system and is more thorough and handles finer particle sizes.  What you're looking at is the installed prototype/proof of concept package; I'm currently very involved in the production version which is informed from experience and problems with this installation.  The next six months to a year will be a most "sporting" time for me and the rest of the team (it's a small team and it doesn't look like we'll get much, if any, help in producing all the drawings - other than our lead engineer, I'm the only designer on the team with experience on the proof of concept effort).

BTW, the approach for turbine engines is new, but this isn't that different from the sand filters used on "Tropical" versions of the Bf109 and MC.202.
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: GTX_Admin July 19, 2014, 02:21:42 AM
Is it planned to retrofit earlier aircraft with this mod?
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: Rickshaw July 19, 2014, 12:31:06 PM
Ah, I get it now!  There is a flap in the intake and that closes, while there are intakes around the periphery with filters on them where the air is sucked in.   Is that right?   Are the filters "dry" or "wet" filters?
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: elmayerle July 19, 2014, 01:59:25 PM
Is it planned to retrofit earlier aircraft with this mod?
There will be a mod kit to allow retrofitting all MV-22B and CV-22B aircraft with this mod.  The very early LRIP MV-22A aircraft would need rather more upgrading to use the kit.

I should add that the very early LRIP aircraft that are still flying are quite high in hours and likely would not be good subjects for conversion on those grounds.  I can indeed testify to this, the proof of concept aircraft was in this block and it was quite a chore to convert (and that's without finding all the little maintenance "fixes" it had acquired over the years; we had to do some "on the fly" adaptations to work around those, but we had a good team and got the job done on schedule and budget and the PoC aircraft has more than confirmed the efficacy of this mod).
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: elmayerle July 19, 2014, 02:01:36 PM
Ah, I get it now!  There is a flap in the intake and that closes, while there are intakes around the periphery with filters on them where the air is sucked in.   Is that right?   Are the filters "dry" or "wet" filters?
More like a rotating door, but yeah, that's right.  The filters can be either, but you want the wet ones for the really nasty environments.  Oh, testing has also showed that this system deals well with salt spray, too, from operating low over the ocean or in hover near the ocean surface.
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: Rickshaw July 20, 2014, 11:13:51 AM
That makes sense.  All that salt spray must play havoc with the turbine section.  Using the filters would decrease the need for a fresh water wash out.   I'm surprised at the use of "wet" filters though.  While they'll stop the fine particles must be hell to clean them when operating in sandy environments, otherwise they'd clog up very quickly.  I've seen vehicle sand filters clog within a few hours of operation when operating in our Top End, Downunder. I can only imagine a turbine sucking masses through it must be a lot worse.  Any idea of what the average time between cleans would be?  Wasn't that one of the reasons why the choppers used on the Iran rescue mission crashed?  The mission time exceeded TBF on the filters/engines?
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: elmayerle July 20, 2014, 11:56:33 PM
The filters have demonstrated more longevity than predicted but I see your point.  Two counter-considerations are 1) the filter elements are easy to remove and clean or replace (unlike those on the CH-53) and 2) there is a warning system built in to notify the crew when the filters are approaching the dangerously clogged state.  We are building on the lessons learned with the proof of concept vehicle to make sure the production installation does not make the same mistakes.
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: Vuk July 22, 2014, 03:56:20 AM
Another one in sunset...
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: GTX_Admin July 23, 2014, 05:24:02 AM
Nice! :)
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: elmayerle July 23, 2014, 05:36:06 AM
Bell 407GT demonstrator in mid-east digi-cam:
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: Vuk July 26, 2014, 12:50:23 AM
The next one ain't that cool, but I like to share it with all of you. Let's call it The Rage of Mother Nature.

I found it today at some forgotten corners of my hard-drive, and I can't recall where from it originates or where is it taken... probably Alaska, based on a wheel markings... Landing gear makes me guess that this is some type of a bushplane.
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: GTX_Admin July 26, 2014, 04:16:26 AM
 :o
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: Daryl J. July 26, 2014, 04:55:39 AM
Yikes!
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: GTX_Admin July 26, 2014, 05:24:37 AM
(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/90/12/32/901232d33c339f3d249f3f5e3a4d6b64.jpg)
(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e2/ff/f9/e2fff94713cb06715b7eb79130bbb46d.jpg)
(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/9c/e4/b5/9ce4b57c8b8ba50f1babaefec18a92d3.jpg)
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: Old Wombat July 26, 2014, 07:59:48 PM
([url]http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/90/12/32/901232d33c339f3d249f3f5e3a4d6b64.jpg[/url])


That's a cropped shot of an image I used to have as a wallpaper for my PC! :D

Lovely picture! 8)
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: Vuk July 31, 2014, 08:44:16 PM
Something similar...

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: Rickshaw July 31, 2014, 09:01:22 PM
(http://starlingford.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/mcdonnell-f-101-b-voodoo.jpg)
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: finsrin August 01, 2014, 02:20:59 PM
F-101 Voodoo --- aesthetic from every angle  :)
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: Rickshaw August 01, 2014, 07:26:31 PM
F-101 Voodoo --- aesthetic from every angle  :)

Just don't see enough pictures of them, really, do you?
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: Vuk August 06, 2014, 12:50:39 AM

Vuk, do you have a larger version of those Phantoms on burner????

Will this one cure the heartache just a little bit?  ;D

 
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: Vuk August 26, 2014, 09:28:18 PM
... another one afterburner theme...
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: Cliffy B August 27, 2014, 08:01:31 AM
YES!  Yes it does Vuk, thank you!!!!  8)
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: Vuk September 02, 2014, 08:59:24 PM
 :icon_beer:

Bulgarian Frogfoot (how convenient!) and serbian MiG-29...

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: ChernayaAkula September 02, 2014, 11:04:12 PM
And now you know why Frogfoot is a perfectly fitting name!  :)
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: kerick September 03, 2014, 03:52:02 AM
That is no way to camouflage a taxiway!
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: Silver Fox September 03, 2014, 05:06:19 AM
Just what is the river-fording capability of the SU-25? LOL!
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: Vuk September 09, 2014, 05:26:14 PM
Something you don't see every day... Hellenic Air Force Mirage 2000BG crashed in Aegean Sea in 2011. Being in a relatively shallow water it is recovered, but I don't know what happened with it later...
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: Logan Hartke September 09, 2014, 10:18:30 PM
And people called the Sea Dart impractical. Look who's laughing now!  :D

Cheers,

Logan
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: Acree September 09, 2014, 11:35:52 PM
Reminiscent of "Thunderball"
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: Vuk September 14, 2014, 06:05:49 PM
F-111 (Australian?) and F-15C
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: Old Wombat September 14, 2014, 06:17:31 PM
Pretty much guaranteed that's Australian - eucalyptus (gum) trees in the back ground, very RAAF looking ground crew & those buildings scream Australian Defence Force issue.
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: GTX_Admin September 14, 2014, 06:39:00 PM
Yep, definitely Australian.  Looks to be at RAAF Amberley.
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: Vuk September 15, 2014, 10:19:12 PM
Thanks, guys! I thought so, but I wasn't sure.
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: Rickshaw September 20, 2014, 04:04:49 PM
(http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/5750016-16x9-940x529.jpg)
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: taiidantomcat September 21, 2014, 12:18:47 AM
very RAAF looking ground crew


Because they are so handsome right?  ;D

(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/afg010413/s_a21_00799532.jpg)
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: Vuk October 06, 2014, 03:41:47 AM
Russian Navy deployed the new carrier type  ;D

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: GTX_Admin October 06, 2014, 03:49:49 AM
 :)
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: The Big Gimper October 06, 2014, 04:15:22 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BzI2lnIIMAAQJXs.jpg:large)

.... and at this point after you have exhausted all your flares and the Taranis just completed a 15G turn inside you while you blacked out, you are now dead. Okay? And no cheating with the CTRL-ALT-DEL back door.
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: GTX_Admin October 06, 2014, 04:19:24 AM
Or to put it another way:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/new%20one/scan0005.jpg)
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: Litvyak October 06, 2014, 05:14:01 AM
Stupid.

If there's not actually gonna be people doing the fighting, what's the point of the war?
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: GTX_Admin October 06, 2014, 05:27:56 AM
Stupid.

If there's not actually gonna be people doing the fighting, what's the point of the war?

Do you really want an answer to that?
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: GTX_Admin October 06, 2014, 12:17:26 PM
RAAF Super Hornet over Iraq:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/imagejpg3_zps8b3b218f.jpg)
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: Vuk October 06, 2014, 02:13:11 PM
Stupid.

If there's not actually gonna be people doing the fighting, what's the point of the war?

Well... I see it as just another step towards
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: Rickshaw October 11, 2014, 06:34:46 PM
(http://www.dhc-2.com/1489_XP824_Richard%20Grevatte-Ball_carrier%20flight_450.jpg)
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: Vuk October 12, 2014, 03:52:33 AM
Here's another one from a carrier...
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: GTX_Admin October 12, 2014, 05:53:48 AM
Some more nightshots from operations in the Middle East:

(http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/F-22-Refuel-3.jpg)
(http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/B-1-breaks-away.jpg) (http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/1591593.jpg)

Click on the bottom one to get a high res version.
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: Rickshaw October 12, 2014, 03:58:25 PM
That last one is now my desk background.   ;D
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: GTX_Admin October 14, 2014, 03:34:44 PM
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/2c/a7/0001a72c.jpeg)
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: Cliffy B October 15, 2014, 10:38:42 AM
"Must go faster, must go faster, go, go, go!!!!"
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: Ifor October 15, 2014, 03:45:48 PM
You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!!
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: taiidantomcat October 15, 2014, 05:13:09 PM
Apache with improved Hellfires i see  ;D
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: kerick October 15, 2014, 10:41:33 PM
Ride the shockwave! It always works in the movies!

Ya think you used enough dynamite there Butch?
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: The Big Gimper October 16, 2014, 07:17:21 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0BhyKTCIAEhz-O.jpg:large)
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: The Big Gimper October 16, 2014, 07:18:28 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0Ba4JVCQAAVcvd.jpg:large)
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: mrvr6 October 16, 2014, 02:55:14 PM
the camo isnt identical on them lol
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: kerick October 17, 2014, 09:26:39 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0BhyKTCIAEhz-O.jpg:large)

This is what five alarm chili will do to you!
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: GTX_Admin October 19, 2014, 04:08:42 AM
Classic by Motty:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/Mottys-Photo_2014_10_05_7786-DTLR-1-001_zps782d863a.jpg)
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: Vuk October 19, 2014, 04:29:20 AM
Russian display team Strizhi performing the ''mirror'' during Military parade in Belgrade, Serbia, Oct 16th.
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: GTX_Admin October 20, 2014, 11:31:25 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/15524470886_06b7f5fda8_h_zps7add9654.jpg)
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: Vuk October 30, 2014, 07:30:40 PM
Now, where did I put it...?
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: GTX_Admin October 31, 2014, 01:45:44 AM
The radome of that closest one is proof that you don't necessarily need to keep your paint masking perfect. ;)
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: Vuk October 31, 2014, 03:40:07 AM
I missed that.  :)
Now let's dance!
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: GTX_Admin November 03, 2014, 03:39:18 AM
(http://wallpaperswiki.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/The-Mi-24-Un-Helicopter-Mi-24-Un.jpg)
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: elmayerle November 03, 2014, 03:42:31 AM
Nice!  Needs to be escorting a similarly marked Mi-8/Mi-17 on a "peacekeeping" (more like "peaceforcing") mission.
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: GTX_Admin November 03, 2014, 03:50:05 AM
(http://www.janes.com/images/assets/210/36210/1526003_-_main.jpg)
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: Old Wombat November 03, 2014, 10:47:49 AM
Interestingly the warnings & placards on the Hind seem to all be in English. :)

Should be in French, too, given that they're flying under UN colours. ;)

Guess the UN's starting to get serious about this World Governance thing, then. ???
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: kerick November 04, 2014, 10:34:05 AM
You vill be peacefull, or ve vill kick your a$$!
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: Rickshaw November 04, 2014, 02:34:15 PM
Ah, now those photos could play a lot of havoc on some conspiracy websites....   >:D
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: GTX_Admin November 04, 2014, 09:28:25 PM
Ah, now those photos could play a lot of havoc on some conspiracy websites....   >:D

But aren't the evil helicopters supposed to be black helicopters? ;D
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: Rickshaw November 04, 2014, 10:00:51 PM
Ah, now those photos could play a lot of havoc on some conspiracy websites....   >:D

But aren't the evil helicopters supposed to be black helicopters? ;D

No, no, no!  The black ones are the evil Gubbermint ones, not the evil UN ones!   ;D
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: Old Wombat November 07, 2014, 11:26:13 AM
While we're on the subject of the UN & its military options, here's a photo of Australian troops setting up a Vickers gun in Korea, note the 3 different types of head gear being worn by each of the Diggers.

(http://www.forgottenweapons.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Aussie-Vickers-Korea-10-50.jpg)
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: Alvis 3.1 November 07, 2014, 12:14:18 PM
Ah, now those photos could play a lot of havoc on some conspiracy websites....   >:D

But aren't the evil helicopters supposed to be black helicopters? ;D


Here's the scary part: They are black! The Evil Black Helicopter carries a Deframinitzer Reverse Doppler Generator, which alters their light reflection 180 degrees away from the norm, when recorded by either silver halides or electronic chips. That way, when you photograph them, you get back pictures of nice, happy UN aircraft, instead of the evil black helo you actually saw.

Little known fact: This technology was derived from the crashed Roswell Saucer. Aliens use it to fuzz the images of their craft, which is why to this day, despite a plethora of excellent cameras, nobody has taken a good picture of a UFO.

Alvis 3.1
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: kerick November 07, 2014, 12:24:10 PM
That explains everything!!!  ;)
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: perttime November 08, 2014, 01:20:25 AM
UN? Peace Keeping? Been there, done that   ;D
A couple of photos from http://www.supataulut.net/albumi/unifil/ (http://www.supataulut.net/albumi/unifil/)

An Israeli contraption:

(http://files.kotisivukone.com/files/canvas.com.kotisivukone.com/.album/1331733388511_1_orig.jpg)

I remember the sneaky attack that we mounted on that place - for an exercise...

(http://files.kotisivukone.com/files/canvas.com.kotisivukone.com/.album/1328207283480_1_orig.jpg)

We got between the perimeter fence and the gabions. Then I sneaked on the guards at the main gate while the other guys headed for the battalion commander's "residence". Great fun, and the HQ company commander changed some layouts afterwards.
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: Flyer November 08, 2014, 01:48:50 AM
Love the pic on the last page of the F-111 dump and burn, only witnessed it once in person, sad to think I'll never see it again. Can the F-35 do it? (on purpose that is)
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: Frank3k November 08, 2014, 03:51:43 AM
Little known fact: This technology was derived from the crashed Roswell Saucer. Aliens use it to fuzz the images of their craft, which is why to this day, despite a plethora of excellent cameras, nobody has taken a good picture of a UFO.

Alvis 3.1

Huh. Today I learned something new. I thought the reason was because UFOs only visited are only visible to drunks in trailer parks.
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: GTX_Admin November 08, 2014, 09:10:56 AM
Love the pic on the last page of the F-111 dump and burn, only witnessed it once in person, sad to think I'll never see it again. Can the F-35 do it? (on purpose that is)


No the F-35 can't since it's fuel dump point is on the wing:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/imagejpg3_zpse31dd2a0.jpg)

I have discussed running a pipe in towards the exhaust though...
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: GTX_Admin November 08, 2014, 09:11:38 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/imagejpg1_zps59b410da.jpg)
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: Flyer November 08, 2014, 12:19:27 PM
Love the pic on the last page of the F-111 dump and burn, only witnessed it once in person, sad to think I'll never see it again. Can the F-35 do it? (on purpose that is)

No the F-35 can't since it's fuel dump point is on the wing:

I have discussed running a pipe in towards the exhaust though...

I was only being silly, but running a pipe in towards the exhaust hmmm...

Leave the dump where it is and launch a flare  >:D
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: GTX_Admin November 09, 2014, 11:28:27 AM
Everything was going well until they parked the fuel truck behind the Phantom as it ran up its engines...

(http://blog.redriverpaper.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/lg-13.jpg)
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: Cliffy B November 09, 2014, 10:08:58 PM
Love how the flight crew is still calmly going about their pre-flight check  ;D
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: taiidantomcat November 20, 2014, 01:33:33 AM
(http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/assets/AIRFORCE_Internet/images/aircraft-current/cf-188/BN2012-0408-02.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin November 20, 2014, 02:34:38 AM
Nice - squint just right and you can see a single engined version. ;)
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: elmayerle November 20, 2014, 06:21:56 AM
Everything was going well until they parked the fuel truck behind the Phantom as it ran up its engines...

([url]http://blog.redriverpaper.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/lg-13.jpg[/url])

Really, that's just a really hard afterburner light-off.
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: Vuk November 21, 2014, 04:27:13 PM
On 16th October a Military parade took place in Belgrade, celebrating 70th anniversary of liberation of Serbian and Yugoslav capital in WWII. Probably most impressive were guests from Russia - display team ''Strizhi'' (I posted one of these before, but much smaller).

Also, I would like to recommend to visit a photo-blog of Dimitrije Ostojić, great photographer, specialized in military topics.
http://dimitrijeostojic.com/blog/ (http://dimitrijeostojic.com/blog/)
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: taiidantomcat November 21, 2014, 09:23:38 PM
^NEat!  :) :)

(https://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbmzw3sEjd1r8dplco1_500.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin November 22, 2014, 02:59:54 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/Blenheim-atsunset_zpse355c05e.jpg)

More here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/15651433587/in/photostream/)
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: Vuk November 22, 2014, 06:51:56 PM
Wow! It's always good to see an old bird in the sky again. Especially since this one has been expected for over a decade. This is the only airworthy Blenheim.

All that reminds me that we are maybe to much focused on modern planes. So, here are couple oldies...

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: The Big Gimper November 23, 2014, 09:22:04 PM
([url]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/Blenheim-atsunset_zpse355c05e.jpg[/url])

More here ([url]https://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/15651433587/in/photostream/[/url])


More photos and history of this Blenheim here (http://www.globalaviationresource.com/v2/2014/11/20/aviation-news-she-flies-bristol-blenheim-mk-i-l6739-g-bpiv-takes-to-the-skies-at-iwm-duxford/?utm_content=buffer067d5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer).
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: The Big Gimper November 26, 2014, 07:37:06 AM
Another snatch from Twitter

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3JqLJVCEAARHmM.jpg:large)
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: elmayerle November 27, 2014, 11:51:11 AM
Received this week from a newsgroup.

MV-22B of VMM-161 comes aboard LPD-23, U.S.S. Anchorage:
(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/140320-N-KL846-342.JPG)
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: kerick November 27, 2014, 12:33:42 PM
Awesome pic! Thanks!
Its just amazing to see these V-22s in flight.
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: raafif November 27, 2014, 01:56:52 PM
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10392344_10152828435921013_6941251537084599485_n.jpg?oh=8e51a30f97851289e9d4c599ab86c587&oe=551B318B)
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: Scooterman November 28, 2014, 10:20:25 PM
EPIC
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: Old Wombat November 29, 2014, 01:07:28 AM
Snoopy wuz the Red Baron's stand-in? :icon_surprised:

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: The Big Gimper November 29, 2014, 04:27:10 AM
It is Black Friday over at Aeroplane icons

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3jAtmtIgAAxyPG.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3jCxUHIUAA8twu.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3jAEH8IAAA6bn3.png:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3i9mkqIIAAYDqv.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3i805rIAAAh0CF.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3i6yR0IMAENPFH.jpg:large)
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: The Big Gimper November 29, 2014, 09:49:22 PM
ZJ935 low level in the Mach loop

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3evJ5_CUAAEC2E.png:large)
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: kerick November 30, 2014, 05:28:22 AM
Nice!!!!
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: Old Wombat November 30, 2014, 08:25:48 AM
Heat signature? What heat signature? :icon_surprised:
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: The Big Gimper November 30, 2014, 09:23:30 AM
Not double ugly but triple ugly:

707-385c Phalcon

(http://img.bemil.chosun.com/nbrd/data/10050/upfile/201010/thumb2/20101016143742_1.jpg)
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: Old Wombat November 30, 2014, 10:46:06 AM
Ain't that the truth! :o
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: Rickshaw November 30, 2014, 03:57:48 PM
Bloody hamsters, storing all their food in their cheeks!  ;D ;D
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: The Big Gimper November 30, 2014, 07:27:16 PM
Oldie but goodie. I believe this formation was organized by the late Reverend Sun Myung Moon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Myung_Moon).  It is based on his mass wedding format.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3pjnEqIcAE5sFb.jpg:large)
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: Old Wombat December 01, 2014, 07:11:05 AM
All dressed up & nowhere to go! :icon_sueno:
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: Vuk December 01, 2014, 03:49:11 PM
Traffic jam.
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: kerick December 02, 2014, 09:47:36 AM
A pilot might have gotten away with that in the old days but not today. I bet that is photoshopped.
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: Frank3k December 02, 2014, 11:05:18 AM
A pilot might have gotten away with that in the old days but not today. I bet that is photoshopped.


Not photoshopped: http://sploid.gizmodo.com/incredible-photo-of-an-f-18-zooming-through-the-golden-1645700221 (http://sploid.gizmodo.com/incredible-photo-of-an-f-18-zooming-through-the-golden-1645700221)
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: taiidantomcat December 03, 2014, 03:32:38 AM
Big Gimper is on a roll!! Love the black planes and phalcon
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: GTX_Admin December 03, 2014, 03:35:55 AM
The shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3 Orion maritime search aircraft is seen on low-level clouds as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, in this March 31, 2014. (Photo by Rob Griffith/Reuters):

(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/4a/c4/0001c44a.jpeg)
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: kerick December 03, 2014, 05:46:12 AM
Big Gimper is on a roll!! Love the black planes and phalcon
The f-4 black bunny was left out! What's up with that?!k
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: Vuk December 03, 2014, 02:13:22 PM
That Orion is beautiful!
I'm almost sorry for posting the next one - from warm southern seas, I'll take you to Siberia...
Russian An-74 during storm in Magadan, March 18 2005.
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: The Big Gimper December 03, 2014, 08:13:05 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B30lwwCIAAAfLwr.jpg:large)
Source: Twitter. Discovery over Coco beach.
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: kerick December 04, 2014, 02:42:24 AM
Check the curve of the wings!
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: GTX_Admin December 04, 2014, 02:53:52 AM
Check the curve of the wings!


You were saying… ;)

(http://futurshox.net/blog/pics/osh11-787-3.jpg)
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: kerick December 04, 2014, 08:26:29 AM
That's the point where I would lean past the person in the window seat and say, "Look the wings are bending!", just to see if they are white knuckle fliers.
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: Acree December 04, 2014, 08:52:23 AM
The B-52's wings flex 14 feet at the tip. I used to love to point out the window on a turbulent day with a new copilot. Even though he had been taught about it in class, it's a whole different thing to see it happen in flight!
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: Volkodav December 04, 2014, 09:24:58 AM
When they tried to roll the B-52 into the Darwin aviation museum, which is pretty much just a large hanger, it wouldn't fit as they had measured it up to fit a fully fueled B-52 and this one had empty tanks.
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: The Big Gimper December 04, 2014, 09:51:22 AM
I like my wings to go the other way.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bpl0sS1IIAArlTT.jpg:large)
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: Weaver December 05, 2014, 12:20:49 AM
Strong contenders for the Best Selfie Ever award:

(http://i.imgur.com/9WQF6Zh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/OsnBdDX.jpg)

(http://www.refinedguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/10-glider-pilot-selfie-extreme-insane-selfies1.jpg)

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: GTX_Admin December 05, 2014, 02:47:29 AM
I love that last one.
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: kerick December 05, 2014, 01:18:36 PM
Great photo, glad he had a wrist strap!
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: Vuk December 05, 2014, 03:38:40 PM
Until  now I didn't believe that glider could look more attractive then jet!  :)
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: Vuk December 05, 2014, 06:58:06 PM
Russian link with some great photos (many in colors) from the end od 1930s and beginning of 1940s.
http://dieselpunk.livejournal.com/643946.html#cutid1 (http://dieselpunk.livejournal.com/643946.html#cutid1)
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: GTX_Admin December 06, 2014, 02:53:19 AM
Some classy photos there.
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: Vuk December 07, 2014, 05:35:59 PM
Something tells me that I'm doing wrong job...
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: Old Wombat December 07, 2014, 05:50:24 PM
Glasair Sportsman Yacht: Yep, 'coz only a pro sportsman could afford to buy one! ::)
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: Vuk December 07, 2014, 06:53:29 PM
Amen to that...
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: The Big Gimper December 08, 2014, 11:11:09 AM
(http://media.dma.mil/2014/Dec/05/2000955925/888/591/0/141113-F-LB592-084.JPG)

Lt. Col. Andrew Campbell prepares to land a C-130 Hercules Nov. 13, 2014, during Keen Sword 2015 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Keen Sword is a bilateral exercise between the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and U.S. service members aimed to increase readiness to defend and support various crisis situations in the Pacific theater. Campbell is the 36th Airlift Squadron commander.

Source: U.S. Air Force
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: The Big Gimper December 08, 2014, 11:15:18 AM
(http://media.dma.mil/2014/Nov/14/2000952919/888/591/0/141025-F-XX000-043.JPG)

An Air Force Reserve aircrew closes in for a refueling maneuver with a KC-10 Extender during the 349th Air Mobility Wing's Focus on the Family event Oct. 25, 2014, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif.

Source: U.S. Air Force
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: The Big Gimper December 08, 2014, 11:20:45 AM
(http://media.dma.mil/2014/Aug/08/2000810453/888/591/0/140805-O-ZZ999-001.JPG)

A C-5 Galaxy flies behind a KC-135 Stratotanker from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., during an air refueling training exercise, Aug. 5, 2014.

Source: U.S. Air Force
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: The Big Gimper December 08, 2014, 11:24:29 AM
(http://media.dma.mil/2014/Jul/02/2000804910/888/591/0/140626-F-FH230-112.JPG)

A KC-135 Stratotanker refuels a Royal Air Force RC-135V/W Rivet Joint June 26, 2014, off the coast of England. This was the first time a tanker belonging to the 100th Air Refueling Wing refueled a RAF RC-135.

Source: U.S. Air Force
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: The Big Gimper December 09, 2014, 06:56:51 AM
Stumbled upon this:

Amazing Warbird Photos Look Like They Were Taken By A Time-Traveler (http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/amazing-warbird-photos-look-like-they-were-taken-by-a-t-1568149786)

The author is very clear in stating the photos are not for distribution or download beyond the purposes of this article. But it is worth the mouse click I think.
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: The Big Gimper December 09, 2014, 07:50:01 AM
Comox Valley Airport: Nice! But how about this cute message for mom when she taxis past on WestJet?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4W2tPACMAAgGjc.jpg:large)
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: The Big Gimper December 10, 2014, 05:52:43 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4bsRamCYAIPYHs.jpg:large)

CWH Avro Lancaster VR-A through the Derwent Valley

Source: Twitter. J. Lucas
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: taiidantomcat December 11, 2014, 09:03:22 AM
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/9379c2ae1fe52f39423c1c5c4c942162/tumblr_nehdrwwmnw1txx6x7o1_500.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper December 15, 2014, 07:09:51 PM
(http://media.dma.mil/2014/Dec/12/2000957171/-1/-1/0/141206-F-AA000-001.JPG)

Eleven C-130H Hercules’ and 13 C-130J Super Hercules’ prepare to take off Dec. 6, 2014, from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas in support of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School's Joint Forcible Entry Exercise 14B

Source: U. S. Airforce
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: The Big Gimper December 19, 2014, 09:38:51 AM
(http://dambusters.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/2012_04_25_14_06_470001.jpg)

The second picture shows the three Lancasters used in the film flying together probably for the last time. This was taken at a Battle of Britain Day tribute in Cumbria. The caption on the reverse says that this was taken at Silloth, but in Jonathan Falconer’s Filming the Dam Busters, this is mentioned as taking place at nearby Anthorn. (If anyone can confirm which airfield this is, please let me know. Cumbria resident Dom Howard reckons that it is Silloth– see this link .)

Note in the picture that only two of the aircraft have been modified to the “Dambuster” configuration. The central one must be NX782, which was left as standard and used in an early sequence where Gibson is completing his final flight as CO of 106 Squadron.

Note also how low the three Lancasters are flying, and how close they are to the members of the public wandering across the runway. Modern air displays have much stricter health and safety rules!

Source: http://dambustersblog.com/category/avro-lancaster/ (http://dambustersblog.com/category/avro-lancaster/)
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: GTX_Admin December 20, 2014, 02:47:22 AM
Cool! :)
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: The Big Gimper December 20, 2014, 07:46:14 AM
(http://media.dma.mil/2014/Dec/19/2000976654/-1/-1/0/141210-F-PZ859-901.JPG)

A C-5M Super Galaxy lands on a foggy runway Dec. 10, 2014, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The newly modernized aircraft is the fifth C-5M to return to Travis this year following retrograde and refurbishment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Wright)
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: LemonJello December 20, 2014, 11:00:33 PM
Aluminum Overcast!
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: kerick December 21, 2014, 04:11:25 AM
Now if only the USAF would modernize and upgrade the B-52! There would be an increase in payload or range by removing the miles of unused wires from decades of other additions/upgrades.
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: The Big Gimper December 21, 2014, 05:45:17 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B5UOnUsIIAANydH.jpg:large)
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: The Big Gimper December 21, 2014, 05:47:19 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B5UN-LmIAAAxc0A.jpg:large)
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: Volkodav December 21, 2014, 02:31:52 PM
Now if only the USAF would modernize and upgrade the B-52! There would be an increase in payload or range by removing the miles of unused wires from decades of other additions/upgrades.

There was the Rolls Royce proposal of several years ago to reengine them with four Trents (or maybe one of their other engines) that would have increased performance and reduced fuel burn by such a degree to have paid for the entire upgrade within a decade.
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: Vuk December 21, 2014, 04:00:40 PM
 :o

http://www.omgfacts.com/lists/15265/A-Punt-Gun-was-used-for-duck-hunting-as-late-as-the-20th-century-but-were-banned-in-the-US-because-they-depleted-stocks-of-wild-fowl (http://www.omgfacts.com/lists/15265/A-Punt-Gun-was-used-for-duck-hunting-as-late-as-the-20th-century-but-were-banned-in-the-US-because-they-depleted-stocks-of-wild-fowl)

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: raafif December 22, 2014, 04:11:29 AM
banned-in-the-US-because-they-depleted-stocks-of-wild-fowl

you could get a whole flock of duck with one shot - takes all the skill out of it :(
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: Rickshaw December 22, 2014, 10:58:50 AM
Reminds me of Chinese "Tai Qiang" (Great Musket).  Known as Jingals to the Europeans, they were used last during the Boxer Rebellion.  While the Punt gun was mounted, the Jingal was fired from a tripod or even the shoulders of it's crew quite often in the field:

(https://i.warosu.org/data/tg/img/0263/58/1375317496292.jpg)

(http://i51.tinypic.com/fenp02.jpg)
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: Vuk December 30, 2014, 12:30:38 AM
Russian Navy Bear starting engines... Happy New Year to all!
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: kerick December 30, 2014, 02:29:59 AM
Nice pic!!
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: GTX_Admin December 30, 2014, 04:21:11 AM
Cool
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: The Big Gimper December 31, 2014, 07:09:52 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B6ITlHwIAAIGset.jpg:large)

RAF A400M's first visit to RAF #Gibraltar today (30/12/14)

Source: Twitter
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: kerick December 31, 2014, 10:30:48 PM
Bet it still has the new car smell inside!
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: raafif January 01, 2015, 05:04:49 AM
They need to get some after-market decals - the red in the roundel is off center.
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: The Big Gimper January 05, 2015, 08:14:07 AM
(http://www.globalaviationresource.com/v2/wp-content/gallery/flying-legends-2014/1307_069.jpg)

Source: GAR: Aviation Feature – British Airshows 2014: Deputy Editor’s Top 10 (http://www.globalaviationresource.com/v2/2014/10/16/aviation-feature-british-airshows-2014-top-10/)

Flying Legends has a history of powerful Spitfire opening sequences, and 2014 was no exception.  This year saw 11 Spitfires involved, representing almost the full lineage – Mk.I to Mk.XVIII in this instance – that involved a massed formation flypast, a Mk.I quartet and a traditional big tail-chase.
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: Vuk January 06, 2015, 06:44:55 PM
Falconer Hani Girgis with his goshawk Eva.
Girgis (31), who's father is of South Sudan and the mother of Serbia, is one of the few professional falconers in Serbia and almost four years works in Jat technique frightening birds at Belgrade airport.
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: The Big Gimper January 10, 2015, 07:48:21 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B68iAGmCcAAUEBj.jpg:large)

Victor trio pictured on a photo sortie just before the type's retirement.

Source: Twitter
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: The Big Gimper January 10, 2015, 07:50:34 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B68ZusjCIAE092V.jpg:large)

Smile please! Up close with a Phantom, stood on a cold Hercules ramp.

Source: Twitter
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: The Big Gimper January 10, 2015, 07:52:19 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B68V2DRCEAEVorp.png:large)

Gone but not forgotten. The delightful Dominie.

Source: Tom Hill. Twitter
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: The Big Gimper January 10, 2015, 08:05:51 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B68af8JCEAA9T6u.jpg:large)

Could you fly up to a Hercules ramp and put the gear down I asked? They sure could!

Source: Twitter
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: kerick January 10, 2015, 10:10:24 AM
Those are awesome shots! Thanks!
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: The Big Gimper January 10, 2015, 07:18:26 PM
(http://media.dma.mil/2015/Jan/09/2001000767/888/591/0/141223-F-LH638-902.JPG)

Senior Airman Charlton Hampton refuels an F-15C Eagle from a KC-135 Stratotanker Dec. 23, 2014, near Okinawa, Japan.

Source: (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman)
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: The Big Gimper January 10, 2015, 07:20:03 PM
(http://media.dma.mil/2015/Jan/09/2001000763/888/591/0/150106-F-BO262-026.JPG)

An aircraft maintainer stands on the flightline in front of a snow-covered C-5M Super Galaxy Jan. 6, 2015, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Aircraft maintenance operations continued to keep the mission moving even though 1.4 inches of snow blanketed the flightline and aircraft.

Source: (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik)
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: The Big Gimper January 10, 2015, 07:23:09 PM
(http://media.dma.mil/2015/Jan/09/2001000768/888/591/0/141230-F-SF323-901.JPG)

The KC-46A Pegasus development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) aircraft #1 Dec. 28, 2014. The maiden flight took off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington and landed at Boeing Field, Seattle.

Source: Boeing
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: Volkodav January 10, 2015, 08:27:04 PM
Love the shot of the Victors, while I think the Vulcan and Valiant are great the Victor just impresses me more.
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: GTX_Admin January 11, 2015, 03:01:31 AM
Love the Bucc' shot :)
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: GTX_Admin January 11, 2015, 04:48:32 AM
(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/0/3/3/2478330.jpg)
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: taiidantomcat January 15, 2015, 10:07:36 PM
Great pics everyone  :D

(http://www.codeonemagazine.com/images/media/2014_Best_55_FP141995_0034_1267828237_4058.jpg)
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: ChernayaAkula January 16, 2015, 02:15:18 AM
Gorgeous pic!  :-*
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: kerick January 16, 2015, 02:15:31 AM
Anyone know what color the KC-46s are? Hard to tell even from the great photo above.
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: Vuk January 17, 2015, 02:54:47 AM
Always breathtaking...
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: GTX_Admin January 17, 2015, 04:08:08 AM
Was there when that photo was taken.  Somewhere here there is a set from the day
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: The Big Gimper January 17, 2015, 08:27:24 AM
Yes Sir. You can have your Phantom in any colour as long as it is grey. IAT 1983.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B7fdkWKIAAAeFla.jpg:large)

Source: Aeroplan Icons Twitter
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: The Big Gimper January 17, 2015, 08:29:40 AM
Another check your 6 photo.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B7ffwaRIIAAGqrU.jpg:large)

Source: Aeroplan Icons Twitter
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: The Big Gimper January 17, 2015, 08:31:53 AM
56 Squadron's shark mouth XV470

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B7f6kcHCEAAUdXi.jpg:large)

Source: Aeroplan Icons Twitter. Photographed by Phil Bradshaw
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: The Big Gimper January 17, 2015, 08:34:11 AM
101 Sqn Vulcan B.2s lined up at Tengah, Singapore, while on detachment to Far East, Jan 1970

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B65WUalIUAAW0iU.jpg:large)

Source: Aeroplan Icons Twitter
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: The Big Gimper January 17, 2015, 08:36:23 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B7EyLkvCMAEz3NW.jpg:large)

Source: Aeroplan Icons Twitter
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: The Big Gimper January 17, 2015, 09:19:52 AM
1/15/2015 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- A new era began at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School when its first F-35A Lightning II touched-down on the flightline here Jan. 15, flown straight from the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas.

(http://www.nellis.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/2015/01/150115-F-JB386-037.JPG)

Click the image to get in really really close.

Source: F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS (http://www.nellis.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123436539)

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: elmayerle January 17, 2015, 02:34:59 PM
*wry chuckle* It's been nearly seven years since I worked on it, and I can still identify, at least by function, all those panels.  The five-sided 'black" panel is actually a window for one of the DAS sensors; the bulge in front of the canopy holds another one and a data link antenna (the structure to support those while clearing the hinge mechanism for the forward-hinged canopy is "interesting").
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: Vuk January 17, 2015, 06:24:27 PM
A few more on sunrise/sunset theme... All of them are Serbian Air Force, but two of them, unfortunately, aren't in hd.
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: Old Wombat January 18, 2015, 08:27:14 AM
Another check your 6 photo.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B7ffwaRIIAAGqrU.jpg:large)

Source: Aeroplan Icons Twitter

Beautiful photo - added to the rotating wallpaper folder.
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: Rickshaw January 19, 2015, 10:54:43 AM
Why the instruction on the F-35 canopy not to cut within 3 inches of the frame?  And what does the white strip down the upper fuselage beneath the canopy signify?   
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: elmayerle January 19, 2015, 12:17:03 PM
Well, the white stripe appears to be pointing to the access ladder door.  I'll wager the three-inch requirement is more to prevent other problems if you're trying to cut the pilot out.
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: Silver Fox January 19, 2015, 12:31:31 PM
The stripe serves tell the groundcrew where to place one side of the boarding ladder. It's probably right over a former.

Typically a warning not to cut in a specific area is either because of heavier structure or an invisible hazard. I would suspect in the case of the canopy here that there are charges to release the canopy latches during ejection and cutting too closely can result in "bad things" happening.
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: The Big Gimper January 20, 2015, 01:11:47 AM
Just stumbled upon this. Took place last September.

http://youtu.be/LunLxoRkCNw (http://youtu.be/LunLxoRkCNw)

Airbus A350 XWB "Test Fleet Joins up in Formation Flight" HD

In some formation shots all that is missing are the airborne troops leaving the aircraft in droves with their small packages of dry nuts and tasteless drinks.
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: The Big Gimper January 21, 2015, 06:51:34 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B70Yf8TIgAAb9-p.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B70Yf8UIUAA92ii.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B70xAJ8IgAAXEpu.jpg)

Source: @CWHM Twitter
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: The Big Gimper January 21, 2015, 07:19:40 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B7kYpNXCIAAK4lf.jpg)

Source: Twitter
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: The Big Gimper January 21, 2015, 07:25:42 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8179/8015950716_abf9ba96a1_z.jpg)

Source: Twitter
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: mrvr6 January 22, 2015, 05:11:42 AM
([url]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8179/8015950716_abf9ba96a1_z.jpg[/url])

Source: Twitter


fuel dump?
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: GTX_Admin January 22, 2015, 06:08:58 PM
Nah...Nav' had chilli for lunch ;)
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: Logan Hartke January 22, 2015, 10:07:55 PM
Not a plane I find attractive, but this picture really makes it look great. It's also neat to see both variants (noses) in the formation.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MpRQTiEF1yE/VLmjavJv1UI/AAAAAAAACkg/qzF6iF6g-0I/s1600/va-b18-02-cr-2k.jpg)

http://vintageairphotos.blogspot.com/2015/01/bolos-over-bay.html (http://vintageairphotos.blogspot.com/2015/01/bolos-over-bay.html)

Cheers,

Logan
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: The Big Gimper January 24, 2015, 07:55:15 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8DhmWVCIAAgiqy.jpg)

Source: Twitter. A nostalgic scene at Brawdy in 1969 captured on film by Roger Winser.
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: The Big Gimper January 24, 2015, 07:57:24 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8DKgM2IgAEPPGP.png)

Source: Twitter.
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: GTX_Admin January 24, 2015, 07:58:26 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8DhmWVCIAAgiqy.jpg)

Source: Twitter. A nostalgic scene at Brawdy in 1969 captured on film by Roger Winser.

So much ugly in one place...
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: The Big Gimper January 24, 2015, 08:00:32 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8DF9qbIcAAE9TP.jpg)

A former RF-4 converted to drone configuration (technically a QRF-4C).

Source:Twitter.
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: GTX_Admin January 31, 2015, 07:17:26 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/PC920FAC_zpsa6559c79.jpg)
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: Old Wombat January 31, 2015, 08:36:43 AM
I'm sorry but that just looks silly! ::)

Puts me in mind of a grumpy robin. ;D
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: GTX_Admin January 31, 2015, 10:16:20 AM
It's a FAC
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: The Big Gimper January 31, 2015, 07:15:27 PM
Nostalgia. C-124 on its last flight, landing at Travis AFB, 1984 (for preservation).

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8olD-RCIAEq_k0.jpg)


Starfighter heaven

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8oaTSLCcAANSCZ.jpg)

Source: Twitter. @Aeroplane Icons
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: The Big Gimper January 31, 2015, 07:23:00 PM
It's a FAC

FAC? Acronym for: Fastmovers Against Crocodiles?
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: finsrin January 31, 2015, 07:28:25 PM
Nostalgia. C-124 on its last flight, landing at Travis AFB, 1984 (for preservation).
Starfighter heaven

Thems cool photos 8)
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: GTX_Admin February 01, 2015, 02:54:27 AM
It's a FAC

FAC? Acronym for: Fastmovers Against Crocodiles?

Something like that…our life guards take beach patrol pretty seriously here... ;)
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: The Big Gimper February 01, 2015, 05:35:54 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8OvPDfCQAAJ50U.jpg)

409 SQN Voodoos and USN Scooters. Note 101025 is still in the silver lacquer finish.  Has not been through the final DLIR @ Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg.

Source: Twitter
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: Vuk February 02, 2015, 09:34:09 PM
...
Starfighter heaven

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8oaTSLCcAANSCZ.jpg)
...

Meanwhile, on the other side of Iron Curtain...
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: The Big Gimper February 04, 2015, 07:28:06 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B88s1TVIUAI4Lg1.jpg)

Source: Twitter. Airplane Pictures
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: GTX_Admin February 05, 2015, 02:50:52 AM
 :)
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: GTX_Admin February 08, 2015, 03:49:23 AM
(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/3/2/4/2284423.jpg)
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: mrvr6 February 08, 2015, 04:09:07 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/eatthis/DSC_0176.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/eatthis/media/DSC_0176.jpg.html)

i took that
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: GTX_Admin February 08, 2015, 04:18:38 AM
Great work!
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: The Big Gimper February 09, 2015, 07:19:06 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9UmrurIQAAogFa.jpg)

B-1B Lancer takes off in support of Operation Inherent Resolve

Source: US Air Force
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: The Big Gimper February 09, 2015, 07:25:57 PM
(http://www.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/photoessay/2014-11/hires_141030-F-MG591-450a.jpg)

(http://www.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/photoessay/2014-11/hires_141030-F-MG591-642a.jpg)

Two RCAF 409 SQN Hornets (my alma matter) depart after refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft over Iraq, Oct. 30, 2014.

Source: US Air Force
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: kerick February 10, 2015, 01:41:09 AM
Nice!!
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: Silver Fox February 10, 2015, 10:21:13 AM
Big Gimper, you were a Nighthawk?
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: The Big Gimper February 10, 2015, 06:58:42 PM
Yes I was. 1980 and 81. CF-101 Weapons Tech Air enjoying the company of the AIM-4Ds and AIR-2As. Short but sweet.  I miss the single stage afterburners and the wobbly tails.

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: The Big Gimper February 10, 2015, 07:05:52 PM
Team Bronco is flying.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9bvUx9CIAAHLkm.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter @Broncodemo Team
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: The Big Gimper February 10, 2015, 07:31:51 PM
RAF A400M, ZM400 named "City of Bristol"

http://youtu.be/Ubl8IMoohvE (http://youtu.be/Ubl8IMoohvE)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9av5NbIYAAtr72.jpg)

Source: Twitter @70SqnA400M
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: GTX_Admin February 11, 2015, 02:53:56 AM
Royal Bavarian Air Force - love it! :)
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: The Big Gimper February 11, 2015, 08:28:48 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9Q3bZnIQAENCy8.jpg)

Ил-38

Source: Twitter
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: The Big Gimper February 11, 2015, 08:37:04 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9Vxgn2CYAA0LhW.jpg:large)

Enormous shadows cast hundreds of miles from these clouds

Source: Terry W. Virts ‏@AstroTerry
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: kerick February 11, 2015, 12:29:09 PM
Must be some real thunderstorms brewing up!
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: GTX_Admin February 12, 2015, 02:03:36 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9Q3bZnIQAENCy8.jpg)

Ил-38

Source: Twitter

The Il-38SD never fails to amuse me - it always makes me think that someone forgot something and then added it in at the last minute... ;D
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: GTX_Admin February 12, 2015, 02:03:55 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9Vxgn2CYAA0LhW.jpg:large)

Enormous shadows cast hundreds of miles from these clouds

Source: Terry W. Virts ‏@AstroTerry

 :)
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: The Big Gimper February 12, 2015, 07:43:27 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9lgPpOCcAAT8JH.jpg:large)

These clouds seem to enjoy basking in the sunlight

Source: Terry W. Virts ‏@AstroTerry
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: The Big Gimper February 13, 2015, 06:49:30 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9q7TvKCIAA9QK6.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter @Broncodemo Team
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: The Big Gimper February 14, 2015, 06:10:29 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9sOuP_CYAAnNtS.jpg:large)

Tornado GR4 & USMC AV-8B formate on RAAF KC-30 tanker over Iraq

Source: Twitter @RAFNewsReporter
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: The Big Gimper February 14, 2015, 07:42:29 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9wvLaNIEAA1l8o.jpg:large)

An act we definitely won't be seeing at RIAT. KB-29, F-101, F-100 and B-66, Wattisham 1969. Photo by Andrew Shaw.

Source: Twitter ‏@Aeroplaneicons

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: taiidantomcat February 15, 2015, 01:32:46 AM
These shots are Amazying. The IL-38 sure looks different
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: The Big Gimper February 15, 2015, 07:21:21 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B91_BnTIcAAOKiD.jpg:large)

Last of the line. RAF/RN Harriers on their final sortie before withdrawal

Source: Twitter: @Aeroplaneicons
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: The Big Gimper February 15, 2015, 07:28:14 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B90riVXCAAIMm6p.jpg:large)

On this day, February 14, Tony LeVier is born. Anthony W. "Tony" LeVier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_LeVier) (February 14, 1913 – February 6, 1998) was an air racer and test pilot for the Lockheed Corporation from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Source: Twitter: @BCMofCanada
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: perttime February 15, 2015, 11:11:40 PM
On this day, February 14, Tony LeVier is born. Anthony W. "Tony" LeVier ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_LeVier[/url]) (February 14, 1913 – February 6, 1998) was an air racer and test pilot for the Lockheed Corporation from the 1940s to the 1970s.


A circa 1949 photo (courtesy of Dan MacPherson) of Tony LeVier in front of his midget racer at Newhall Airport.
(photo from http://www.airfields-freeman.com/CA/Airfields_CA_SanFernan.htm (http://www.airfields-freeman.com/CA/Airfields_CA_SanFernan.htm) )

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: The Big Gimper February 20, 2015, 07:18:36 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-PdyInCcAAG0GQ.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter: Intl. Space Station ‏@Space_Station
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: Silver Fox February 20, 2015, 09:34:23 AM
Canadarm as the World's most expensive selfie-pole?
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: The Big Gimper February 21, 2015, 06:23:23 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-UgY9QCMAAkm4Y.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter: @astro_reid
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: finsrin February 21, 2015, 10:04:25 AM
Wonder at which of those lights kitbashes are built or in work ?
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: Vuk February 21, 2015, 06:57:45 PM
Russian Air Force Ladoga 2015 exercise.
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: Weaver February 23, 2015, 08:20:40 PM
Got a tweet from the Manchester Police Helicopter this morning!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-hC4dtIYAAUasH.jpg:large)

Some more from them:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-FLvA7IEAAD4kN.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9Ke4MRIgAAIh53.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9LYZcRIgAAneUS.jpg:large)

Follow them here : https://twitter.com/NPAS_Barton
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: GTX_Admin February 24, 2015, 02:52:44 AM
Got a tweet from the Manchester Police Helicopter this morning!


There's a statement that have gone in an interesting direction! ;)

Tweet:  "We have been watching you ... you sick puppy!"
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: The Big Gimper February 24, 2015, 07:09:17 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-jfi-2CEAA0L2m.jpg:large)

Seven years after it was sent to the U.S. Air Force’s famed “boneyard” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona, B-52H “Ghost Rider” has been reborn.

“It’s the first time we’ve ever brought any of the B-52s out of the boneyard,” said Col. Keith Schultz, a 6,500-hour veteran of B-52s who has flown many of the aging birds to that final roost but savored Friday’s flight resurrecting one to new life at Barksdale Air Force Base.

Full story here (http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/local/2015/02/17/mothballed-gains-new-lease-life/23554065/).

Source: Twitter:  ‏@usairforce
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: Vuk February 24, 2015, 11:52:38 PM
More missiles...
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: The Big Gimper March 01, 2015, 05:50:49 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-71jzBXEAA_BOS.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter: @Hutch_USA
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: GTX_Admin March 01, 2015, 06:21:47 AM
(http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/AFSOC-image.jpg)
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: elmayerle March 01, 2015, 06:32:01 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-71jzBXEAA_BOS.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter: @Hutch_USA
That would look superb sitting next to a number of British and US fast jets in similar all-black color schemes.
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: elmayerle March 01, 2015, 06:34:06 AM
([url]http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/AFSOC-image.jpg[/url])

Okay, it's a helicopter refueling from a KC-130 and a beautiful shot.  Is the helicopter a H-60 variant?
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: GTX_Admin March 01, 2015, 08:17:22 AM
Yep...HH-60
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: The Big Gimper March 01, 2015, 08:23:04 AM
Looks likes Alaska.
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: taiidantomcat March 01, 2015, 10:30:52 AM
Not a shot you see everyday!!  :)
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: Vuk March 01, 2015, 01:38:24 PM
Tophe's modification of MiG-21?  ;)
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: Weaver March 01, 2015, 02:14:54 PM
Yep...HH-60

It's a gorgeous shot!  :)
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: Vuk March 01, 2015, 07:46:51 PM
Seagull and Flankers...
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: The Big Gimper March 02, 2015, 01:07:21 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_AEu8fWoAAMjLg.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter: @PaoloNurra
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: GTX_Admin March 02, 2015, 02:42:14 AM
Oh, that sooooooo....needs to be photoshopped to have it as a RAN carrier/Harrier...
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: GTX_Admin March 02, 2015, 02:51:17 AM
Looks likes Alaska.

Good spot.  The photo was taken during a training Helicopter Air-to-Air Refueling (HAAR) mission over Alaska.  It was taken from a 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk as it refuels from a 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130N.
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: The Big Gimper March 02, 2015, 05:50:08 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_AeJl6U0AAlsEr.jpg:large)

Fine study of the first German A400M

Source: Twitter: @G_Steuer
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: The Big Gimper March 02, 2015, 05:56:09 AM
(http://images.defence.gov.au/fotoweb/cmdrequest/rest/preview.fwx/20150121raaf8198167_0175.jpg?rt=1&f=C1A08C757C9E7E85E5396513519ED38ED476B4FD5489CE0A11EB1C644832F820804F5AB21A20CBB95011E3E53FB70CE493B7E0CCC3E938D85F99D7CE2EEF5716F8A7F48D6BD36A96B23F9720ADF7816A1F5336378057C4FAAA6776C3EAD0A006CDEFCD1E3D0FD63B22CB242946033D469D0D646AB3B56C41EF278B3A0BCF7F2CE72739727489FCA1DFDADD130798A25EBAB12A1199D36DBE900C1CC887640406F2E454C05F64882256266DCEB6A98E2052A36DD24311C99E993BF72D51EE623BFBDA2B9259FB5ABECBAFB3F145691BDF3A9DC741FB9AA810&sz=2048)

A No. 33 Squadron KC-30 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft carries out a training sortie.

Source: Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence   

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: The Big Gimper March 02, 2015, 05:57:38 AM
(http://images.defence.gov.au/fotoweb/cmdrequest/rest/preview.fwx/20150122raaf8526964_0281.jpg?rt=1&f=C1A08C757C9E7E85E5396513519ED38ED476B4FD5489CE0A11EB1C644832F820804F5AB21A20CBB95011E3E53FB70CE493B7E0CCC3E938D85F99D7CE2EEF5716F8A7F48D6BD36A96B23F9720ADF7816A1F5336378057C4FAAA6776C3EAD0A006CDEFCD1E3D0FD63B22CB242946033D469D0D646AB3B56C41E929A042FE1851CEA0DC4ED3E3667F70EF9A1DBC79E0B8A6BAB12A1199D36DBE0F2E2831CC540617F2E454C05F64882256266DCEB6A98E2052A36DD24311C99E993BF72D51EE623BFBDA2B9259FB5ABECBAFB3F145691BDF3A9DC741FB9AA810&sz=2048)

A No. 2 Squadron E-7A Wedgetail aircraft soars through the clouds on a training sortie.

Source: Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence   
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: The Big Gimper March 02, 2015, 06:18:16 AM
(http://images.defence.gov.au/fotoweb/cmdrequest/rest/preview.fwx/20150122raaf8526964_0365.jpg?rt=1&f=C1A08C757C9E7E85E5396513519ED38ED476B4FD5489CE0A11EB1C644832F820804F5AB21A20CBB95011E3E53FB70CE493B7E0CCC3E938D85F99D7CE2EEF5716F8A7F48D6BD36A96B23F9720ADF7816A1F5336378057C4FAAA6776C3EAD0A006CDEFCD1E3D0FD63B22CB242946033D469D0D646AB3B56C41E929A042FE1851CEA0DC4ED3E3667F70F41E6AE2FF0B9BE0BAB12A1199D36DBE6912BB185604C000F2E454C05F64882256266DCEB6A98E2052A36DD24311C99E993BF72D51EE623BFBDA2B9259FB5ABECBAFB3F145691BDF3A9DC741FB9AA810&sz=2048)

A No. 37 Squadron C-130J Hercules aircraft climbs above the clouds during a training sortie.

Source: Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence   
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: kerick March 02, 2015, 09:42:27 AM
Mmmm new car smell on the first two!
Awesome shots!
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: perttime March 02, 2015, 03:52:02 PM
Fine study of the first German A400M

Source: Twitter: @G_Steuer

Come on.... It's a diorama, right?
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: Old Wombat March 02, 2015, 04:56:49 PM
Fine study of the first German A400M

Source: Twitter: @G_Steuer

Come on.... It's a diorama, right?

That's what it looks like to me.
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: The Big Gimper March 03, 2015, 07:42:20 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8B4_-RCMAEpuLX.jpg:large)

Itty Bitty -10s.

Source: Twitter: @MD80com
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: The Big Gimper March 03, 2015, 08:15:25 AM
(http://images.defence.gov.au/fotoweb/cmdrequest/rest/preview.fwx/150213-F-XT249-260.jpg?rt=1&f=C1A08C757C9E7E85E5396513519ED38ED476B4FD5489CE0A11EB1C644832F820804F5AB21A20CBB95011E3E53FB70CE493B7E0CCC3E938D85F99D7CE2EEF5716F621D1EEB5F165D52A6A4FB4BB329FBC267E0D2724F6EE958DD86478BD9F10EF0F1E20AB1CA0217FD3956AA5E38D238BD6DA6E76EEAA2107888904FC37982191829F8987732564AEAF1AD7EDF670E936DFAE8BBE7E524F7C7FD32D062428F8A0C458A1CC2E1C3BD3900D378938BE2A9BCA958B19607A624ABBAC5B0EAD22A5230AADE8835A0DC9FC&sz=2048)

Used Car Lot at Anderson AFB, Guam

Source: U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson

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: kerick March 03, 2015, 10:19:31 AM
Is that a KC-30 on the right? Its huge!
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: The Big Gimper March 03, 2015, 10:25:56 AM
Is that a KC-30 on the right? Its huge!

Yup.  Could replace the B-52.  Lots more cup holders.  And bigger lavatories.
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: kerick March 03, 2015, 11:26:08 AM
And two engines instead of 8! I know, don't start that issue again! There's a thread for that around here somewhere.
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: Weaver March 03, 2015, 05:11:29 PM
Gorgeous pic from Italian ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on the Space Station. She posts great pics frequently on Twitter. Follow her at: @AstroSamantha or if you follow @ESA or @NASA, they often retweet her pics.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_IpvlDUwAAtyUr.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper March 05, 2015, 09:35:24 AM
(http://images.defence.gov.au/fotoweb/cmdrequest/rest/preview.fwx/15-0221-AUS-RMB-9706.jpg?rt=1&f=C1A08C757C9E7E85E5396513519ED38ED476B4FD5489CE0A11EB1C644832F820804F5AB21A20CBB95011E3E53FB70CE493B7E0CCC3E938D85F99D7CE2EEF5716F621D1EEB5F165D52A6A4FB4BB329FBC267E0D2724F6EE958DD86478BD9F10EF2893C8C9AC540AB33F49D7AC1A82E75C3A95A045C9E53FD97EFD3ED1DEFE99F07A0A0B3DD7D280071AD67B4FDD001D810CDF1CBF41AB2619A37D22E6F68164A94760E97109B0C17E3BBFF0310ABFE8C034765D363E866E07339782A96EDD057A2AE0580134F32BE2&sz=2048)

A United States (US) Global Hawk flies into Avalon airport on 21 February, 2015 for the Australian International Airshow. The arrival of the US Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk marks the first time a military Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) has flown into an Airshow in Australia and the first time a military UAS has landed at an Australian commercial/civil airport.

Source: Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence
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: kerick March 05, 2015, 12:40:46 PM
So an unmanned aircraft landed at an airport in Australia piloted by someone thousands of miles away. I know this is being done at military fields around the world but at a civilian airport for an airshow blows my mind. It shouldn't, but it does.
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: jcf March 05, 2015, 12:48:18 PM
Great collection of personal photos from the sixties (sorry all y'all wardawgs, mostly civil stuff  ;) ) :
http://www.dhc-2.com/Stateside_66.html (http://www.dhc-2.com/Stateside_66.html)

Love this shot inside a New York Airways V-107.
(http://www.dhc-2.com/N6676D_V107_JFK_interior_1280_a.jpg)

1968
http://www.dhc-2.com/Stateside_Adventures.html (http://www.dhc-2.com/Stateside_Adventures.html)

Loads more here:
http://www.dhc-2.com/Aird_Aviation_Archives.html (http://www.dhc-2.com/Aird_Aviation_Archives.html)
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: elmayerle March 05, 2015, 08:39:15 PM
Very nice pic, thanks.  It does give ideas for the interior of a civil CH-47 or V-22.
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: Vuk March 05, 2015, 10:02:04 PM
Indian Navy MiG-29K
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: GTX_Admin March 06, 2015, 02:21:45 AM
 :)
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: The Big Gimper March 06, 2015, 06:08:34 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_Sf-O3XAAA6EPt.jpg:large)

@AstroTerry #Sunset over the frozen Great Lakes and southern #Canada.
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: The Big Gimper March 06, 2015, 06:10:38 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_WChpTWYAA_OWs.jpg:large)

Towering dust devil on Mars (http://earthsky.org/todays-image/towering-dust-devil-on-mars)
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: The Big Gimper March 06, 2015, 06:12:57 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_V_ojcW8AAo4E9.jpg:large)

RCAF ‏@RCAF_ARC 05.03.36 – 1st Spitfire flight in Eastleigh, England. Here, W. “Billy” Bishop stands w Spitfire in 1940 #TIAH #RCAF
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: The Big Gimper March 06, 2015, 07:59:00 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_Xh-u8UcAA6srY.jpg:large)

@CWHM A Hamilton company Nat'l Steel Car built Lysanders for the RCAF in Malton before they built Lancasters
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: GTX_Admin March 07, 2015, 02:46:45 AM
I like those last few. especially the Soyuz and the Lysanders.
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: The Big Gimper March 08, 2015, 07:24:37 PM
(http://cdn.superbwallpapers.com/wallpapers/aircraft/antonov-an-148-28469-1680x1050.jpg)

An Antonov An-148 flight crew testing the lavatory seal design in a non-standard orientation.

Source: Superb Wallpapers (http://www.superbwallpapers.com/aircraft/)

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: Silver Fox March 08, 2015, 11:46:08 PM
I thought that last shot was a former Navy pilot arriving at his destination... and forgetting that the "Fighter Break" over the field is upsetting to the passengers. :)
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: Vuk March 10, 2015, 02:29:22 AM
Speeding  ;D
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: GTX_Admin March 10, 2015, 02:35:15 AM
Speeders will be prosecuted...

(http://www.armyrecognition.com/images/stories/oceania/australia/weapons/rbs-70/pictures/RBS-70_Saab_anti-aircraft_sol_air_defense_missile_system_Australia_Australian_army_001.jpg)
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: Rickshaw March 10, 2015, 06:42:12 PM
In Sweden they know how to stop speeding...

(http://imgur.com/FSbUF.jpg)
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: Weaver March 10, 2015, 08:43:54 PM
Another beauty from @AstroSamantha:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_uPFnjVEAAnWa_.jpg)

The Horn of Africa, the cradle of civilisation, from about as far away from it vertically as you can currently get....
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: kerick March 10, 2015, 09:32:18 PM
In Sweden they know how to stop speeding...

([url]http://imgur.com/FSbUF.jpg[/url])


I could have used one of those on the drive to work this morning.
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: Weaver March 10, 2015, 11:00:44 PM
Awesome pic from the Penlee Lifeboat. @penleelifeboat

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_Cl2JMWwAADFyO.jpg:large)
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: Weaver March 12, 2015, 12:02:47 AM
NASA SLS booster test:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_07jVGU8AABz3M.jpg)

Another view:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_1V1BZUcAAfeb0.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper March 13, 2015, 07:17:38 AM
Sgt I like to fall to earth on my back is seen leaving a RAF C-130 for the last time.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_7I-fRWQAAz16j.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter @RafPhotog
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: The Big Gimper March 13, 2015, 07:24:34 AM
Canadian Warplane Heritage's first A/C: MK V Firefly CF-BDH ex RAN TT.6. It was lost with Alan Ness as Pilot at the Toronto CNE Airshow in 1977. It was replaced with another MK V CF-BDG.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_7eN0GWwAAXrA5.jpg:large)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/lanc747/cf-bdh4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/lanc747/oldpics934.jpg)

(http://www.abpic.co.uk/images/images/1441759F.jpg)

Sources: This-place-n-that-place
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: Weaver March 13, 2015, 11:58:41 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_LXxoAVAAEYxde.jpg:large)
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: Vuk March 13, 2015, 03:19:09 PM
Nice one, Weaver  :)

... and this is G-4 SuperGaleb of former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Air Force landing. Maybe it's not a spectacular photo, but look at the aircraft's shadow...
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: Weaver March 13, 2015, 08:53:11 PM
The Lagoon of Tears on the Azores, taken by a Spanish satellite with a 75cm optical resolution!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_95IosVAAA9h35.jpg:large)
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: Weaver March 13, 2015, 08:57:05 PM
The Soyuz module carrying the crew of ISS mission 42 coming down on it's chute on Wednesday.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_3tQ61WIAEqBOv.jpg:large)
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: Weaver March 13, 2015, 11:24:32 PM
This is Samantha Cristoforetti ( @astrosamantha on Twitter) who's taking a lot of these cool space pics. I suspect this is one of those jobs that isn't significantly different whether it's Friday or Monday. Yep, jealous...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_-zEmKUUAAoDoj.jpg:large)
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: GTX_Admin March 14, 2015, 04:21:51 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_LXxoAVAAEYxde.jpg:large)

Childhood nothing...I still do it in the office occasionally.
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: GTX_Admin March 14, 2015, 04:23:25 AM
Yep, jealous...


I'm with you there!
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: Vuk March 14, 2015, 03:41:18 PM
I wonder what will my boss ( >:() said if I tell him that I want office like that...

Seagull pt. 2, this time with Fulcrums (sorry for bringing things back to Earth...)
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: The Big Gimper March 14, 2015, 07:07:41 PM
Space Shuttle Saturdays!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CABT71ZVIAA2OEh.jpg:large)

Bob Behnken ‏@Chief_Astronaut. 7 yrs ago, Endeavour arrived at #ISS. That's me cleaning port window just fwd of the payload bay w/a yellow cloth.
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: The Big Gimper March 14, 2015, 09:52:56 PM
Spacecraft Saturdays!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CADzUA1VIAAC-0j.jpg)

NewHorizons2015 ‏@NewHorizons2015 TELL THE WORLD--PLUTO ENCOUNTER--4 MONTHS FROM TODAY! RTs!

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: Vuk March 14, 2015, 11:39:34 PM
... sorry for bringing things back to Earth...

... am I forgiven...?
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: The Big Gimper March 15, 2015, 02:27:15 AM
SuperSonic Saturdays!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAEvg6wWgAAtyfW.png:large)

Source: Twitter: Aeroplane Icons ‏@Aeroplaneicons  Cold War Jets at Bitburg. F-86s, Mystere, Hunter, F-84, CF-10, F-100 and C-47
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: The Big Gimper March 15, 2015, 02:32:06 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAEyGdHW8AEdusV.png:large)

Source: Twitter: Aeroplane Icons ‏@Aeroplaneicons F3H-2N Demon up close... very close!
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: ChernayaAkula March 15, 2015, 05:04:17 AM
Love the Cold War Bit Burg pic.  :-*
We should do a what-if version of that, with an RAF F-100, Dutch Clunk, US Hunter, French Canadair Sabre, Danish Super Mystere..... >:D
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: Weaver March 15, 2015, 07:27:49 AM
This is Samantha Cristoforetti ( @astrosamantha on Twitter) who's taking a lot of these cool space pics. I suspect this is one of those jobs that isn't significantly different whether it's Friday or Monday. Yep, jealous...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_-zEmKUUAAoDoj.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAFqykiWwAA5hfJ.jpg)

Looking at the ground, looking at the stars....

Can't tell you how happy this makes me (not sure I can tell you why either.... :-\)  :) :)
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: The Big Gimper March 16, 2015, 06:38:57 AM
 LANGKAWI, 15 MARCH 2015 – Two aircrafts from the Jupiter Aerobatic Team of the Indonesian Air Force display team clipped wings during the aerial display rehearsals for Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2015 (LIMA’15). Two of the six KT – 1B Wong Bee aircrafts were involved in the mishap, resulting in the loss of both the aircrafts.

All four pilots ejected successfully and are now under observation in Langkawi Hospital. The Search and Rescue (SAR) team headed by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) was on hand within minutes of the incident and successfully located the pilots in Kedawang (approximately 11.3 KM away from the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC)).

One house and one parked car caught on fire as a result of the falling debris, Mr. Zulkifli bin Abu Mutalib, the owner was not at home at the time.

The RMAF and the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) will form a joint team to investigate the cause of the mishap.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAJme5kWoAAtOEC.png:large)

https://youtu.be/YTh9QjmxOtA (https://youtu.be/YTh9QjmxOtA)
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: The Big Gimper March 16, 2015, 11:22:42 PM
Magneto Mondays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CANwPwbWEAAbrlp.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter: PJ de Jong ‏@jong_pj Philippine Air Lines. (PAL). Vickers Viscount at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong.
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: The Big Gimper March 16, 2015, 11:30:47 PM
Monitoring Mondays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CANTzk9UkAAfMxC.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter: PJ de Jong ‏@jong_pj Armée de l'Air (French Air Force). Used to use a Douglas DC-8 for ELINT (electronic intelligence) work.
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: GTX_Admin March 16, 2015, 11:37:44 PM
LANGKAWI, 15 MARCH 2015 – Two aircrafts from the Jupiter Aerobatic Team of the Indonesian Air Force display team clipped wings during the aerial display rehearsals for Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2015 (LIMA’15). Two of the six KT – 1B Wong Bee aircrafts were involved in the mishap, resulting in the loss of both the aircrafts.

All four pilots ejected successfully and are now under observation in Langkawi Hospital. The Search and Rescue (SAR) team headed by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) was on hand within minutes of the incident and successfully located the pilots in Kedawang (approximately 11.3 KM away from the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC)).

One house and one parked car caught on fire as a result of the falling debris, Mr. Zulkifli bin Abu Mutalib, the owner was not at home at the time.

The RMAF and the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) will form a joint team to investigate the cause of the mishap.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAJme5kWoAAtOEC.png:large)

https://youtu.be/YTh9QjmxOtA (https://youtu.be/YTh9QjmxOtA)

Yikes!  I have a team there...
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: The Big Gimper March 17, 2015, 02:00:06 AM
Moisture Mondays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAPGpuBUgAE64Y0.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter: Terry W. Virts ‏@AstroTerry This is too cool not to tweet.
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: taiidantomcat March 17, 2015, 08:30:41 AM
LANGKAWI, 15 MARCH 2015 – Two aircrafts from the Jupiter Aerobatic Team of the Indonesian Air Force display team clipped wings during the aerial display rehearsals for Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2015 (LIMA’15). Two of the six KT – 1B Wong Bee aircrafts were involved in the mishap, resulting in the loss of both the aircrafts.

All four pilots ejected successfully and are now under observation in Langkawi Hospital. The Search and Rescue (SAR) team headed by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) was on hand within minutes of the incident and successfully located the pilots in Kedawang (approximately 11.3 KM away from the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC)).

One house and one parked car caught on fire as a result of the falling debris, Mr. Zulkifli bin Abu Mutalib, the owner was not at home at the time.

The RMAF and the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) will form a joint team to investigate the cause of the mishap.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAJme5kWoAAtOEC.png:large)

https://youtu.be/YTh9QjmxOtA (https://youtu.be/YTh9QjmxOtA)

Yikes!  I have a team there...

Those are some Top Class seats, worth every penny.
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: perttime March 17, 2015, 04:00:37 PM
Those are some Top Class seats, worth every penny.
4 more ties are in order...
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: The Big Gimper March 17, 2015, 05:56:14 PM
Twin Engine Tuesday's

In 1943 a few brave men reconnected an empire. They flew Catalina flying boats non stop for 32 hours across enemy territory, breaking the Japanese air blockade of Australia. Despite their brave efforts, the crews of the Double Sunrise Flights were never recognized for what they did.

Today a few brave men hope to change that, as they resurrect a 70 year old Catalina flying boat, and fly it halfway across the world from Spain to Australia - in order to preserve the memory of the Double Sunrise Flights. Their epic journey, will inspire you to persevere and to never give up hope.

Return of the Catalina - Official Trailer

http://youtu.be/aFOAbdW-oeo (http://youtu.be/aFOAbdW-oeo)

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: The Big Gimper March 17, 2015, 06:12:55 PM
Tactical Fighter Tuesdays

(http://www.airrecognition.com/images/stories/asia/malaysia/exhibition/lima_2015/news/pictures/China_first_female_J_10_pilots_to_perform_aerial_demonstration_abroad_for_the_first_time_in_Langkawi_640_001.jpg)

China's first female J-10 pilots to perform aerial demonstration abroad for the first time in Langkawi
 
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9f/China_airforce_J-10.jpg/1280px-China_airforce_J-10.jpg)

J-10AY of the August 1st aerobatics team

For the first time, four Chinese female acrobatic pilots will perform abroad at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition in Malaysia next week. The four members of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force acrobatic team left for Malaysia earlier Wednesday in the Chinese made J-10 fighter jets, said Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke.
 
Read more here (http://www.airrecognition.com/index.php/archive-world-worldwide-news-air-force-aviation-aerospace-air-military-defence-industry/air-show-2015/lima-2015/lima-2015-news-coverage-report/1574-chinas-first-female-j-10-pilots-to-perform-aerial-demonstration-abroad-for-the-first-time-in-langkawi.html). 
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: Vuk March 18, 2015, 01:44:38 AM
Canadian Discovery Air's A-4N Skyhawk

http://www.discoveryair.com/ (http://www.discoveryair.com/)
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: kerick March 18, 2015, 08:42:32 AM
Tactical Fighter Tuesdays

(http://www.airrecognition.com/images/stories/asia/malaysia/exhibition/lima_2015/news/pictures/China_first_female_J_10_pilots_to_perform_aerial_demonstration_abroad_for_the_first_time_in_Langkawi_640_001.jpg)

China's first female J-10 pilots to perform aerial demonstration abroad for the first time in Langkawi
 
Some one in China has watched Topgun.

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: finsrin March 18, 2015, 09:04:01 AM
(http://www.airrecognition.com/images/stories/asia/malaysia/exhibition/lima_2015/news/pictures/China_first_female_J_10_pilots_to_perform_aerial_demonstration_abroad_for_the_first_time_in_Langkawi_640_001.jpg)

People's Liberation Army Air Force announced today.
Chinese aerial demonstration team completed final test flight of new light weight 9G rated bra.
Passed all tests.  Will become standard issue.
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: The Big Gimper March 18, 2015, 07:01:38 PM
Whirlybird Wednesdays

Flight crews dangle a 900-pound chainsaw from a helicopter to trim trees in Ohio

Ohio officials have a unique approach to gardening: They dangle a 900-pound chainsaw from a helicopter to trim trees.
A tree-trimming job takes about five minutes via helicopter, whereas it would take a ground crew several days to complete.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfz1YrpMbBg#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfz1YrpMbBg#ws)

Read more about this here (http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/crews-dangle-900-pound-chainsaw-from-helicopter-to-trim-trees-in-ohio/47443/)
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: Weaver March 18, 2015, 09:56:55 PM
Moody shot of the ISS from @astrosamantha:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAXz3MvXIAAcO4n.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper March 19, 2015, 02:15:47 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Buo_TpwIEAAdGFF.jpg:large)

A whole lot of white in Canada. Australia does not look to good either.

Source: Twitter: OMG Facts ‏@OMGFacts Where humans live
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: The Big Gimper March 19, 2015, 02:30:49 AM
When are we landing Wednesdays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAZAZdrUQAABhWA.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter: PJ de Jong ‏@jong_pj Tentera Udara DiRaja Malaysia (TUDM). Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). Sukhoi SU-30

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: The Big Gimper March 19, 2015, 03:10:48 AM
Wheelie Wednesdays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAThOFVWYAAtuhU.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter: PJ de Jong ‏@jong_pj Boeing 747 bogies on landing.
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: kerick March 19, 2015, 10:34:23 AM
Nice!
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: Weaver March 19, 2015, 05:07:09 PM
Solar eclipse as seen from orbit:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAXwS79WcAAgDgd.jpg:large)
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: The Big Gimper March 20, 2015, 01:52:38 AM
Tupolev Thursdays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAel4mzXIAAL5Pu.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: PJ de Jong ‏@jong_pj Vladivostok Avia (Vladivostok Air). In 2011 reacquired by Aeroflot. Tupolev TU-204

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: Weaver March 20, 2015, 06:47:12 AM
These are NOT paintings, they're photographs of Antelope Canyon in Arizona:

(http://images.viralnova.com/000/104/018/desktop-1420045644.jpg)
john ferebee photo

(http://images.viralnova.com/000/104/017/desktop-1420045644.jpg)
Reddit

From here: http://www.viralnova.com/surreal-us-destinations/ (http://www.viralnova.com/surreal-us-destinations/)

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: GTX_Admin March 20, 2015, 07:15:36 AM
Wow
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: Weaver March 20, 2015, 06:02:21 PM
Today's eclipse as seen from the ISS:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAh_byBWgAAjPx0.jpg:large)
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: The Big Gimper March 20, 2015, 06:53:30 PM
That is so cool.
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: GTX_Admin March 20, 2015, 07:32:56 PM
That is so cool.

Damn right!
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: The Big Gimper March 20, 2015, 09:56:03 PM
Fox One Fridays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAiqg8XWsAAKf6P.jpg)

Source Twitter: Aeroplane Icons ‏@Aeroplaneicons Gotcha! RAF Typhoon in the sights of a Czech Gripen :)
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: mrvr6 March 21, 2015, 06:38:01 AM
Today's eclipse as seen from the ISS:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAh_byBWgAAjPx0.jpg:large)

is there a hi res version of that?
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: Cliffy B March 21, 2015, 06:58:57 AM
Here's the same shot only reversed.

http://jimmytrims.com/social-club/tour-of-earth-from-the-iss/ (http://jimmytrims.com/social-club/tour-of-earth-from-the-iss/)

http://jimmytrims.com/v2/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/clouds_milky_way_eclipse_light_68883_2560x1440.jpg (http://jimmytrims.com/v2/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/clouds_milky_way_eclipse_light_68883_2560x1440.jpg)
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: Frank3k March 21, 2015, 09:53:00 AM
That eclipse illustration is cool but faker than a stripper's boobs.  There's no way you could get the Earth, the Moon, the Sun (even in eclipse) and the Milky Way with the same exposure, especially from a fast moving object like the ISS.   Here's the original, from 2009:

http://a4size-ska.deviantart.com/art/Eclipse-144235675 (http://a4size-ska.deviantart.com/art/Eclipse-144235675)
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: Cliffy B March 21, 2015, 10:05:20 AM
Figures....

Still cool though and makes a neat wallpaper
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: LemonJello March 21, 2015, 09:31:49 PM
That eclipse illustration is cool but faker than a stripper's boobs.

Whoa, whoa, whoa! What are you saying? My entire world has been turned upside down by this.  Next you'll tell me that they really didn't find me funny, witty and attractive? 

I need to lie down...

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: Vuk March 21, 2015, 10:54:00 PM
Chinese Shenyang J-11B
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: taiidantomcat March 21, 2015, 11:38:04 PM
Computers busted, something about fake boobs on a stripper, pics won't load! Running diagnostic, Reinstalling windows now...  ;D
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: mrvr6 March 22, 2015, 01:09:44 AM
Chinese Shenyang J-11B

is the j11 license built or is it an indigenous  development?
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: Vuk March 22, 2015, 02:55:43 PM
Good question... Although everything appoints that J-11B is unlicensed copy of Su-27, it is interesting that Rosoboronexport did not made any official state on this, as well as Chinese official representatives in Russia and members of Commission for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense did not want to talk with press about it.

In 1992. China purchased Su-27 and became first country, except former Soviet states, with this type in its arsenal. In 1996 Sukhoi and chinese SAC entered a contract according to which China supposed to built 200 examples from russian kits. After 95 finished J-11, China canceled the contract. Sukhoi proposed the modernized Su-27SKM, but China did not accept in favor of indigenous J-11B. Now, in this case indigenous means that J-11B is built on copied airframe of Su-27, but equipped with chinese avionics, technology and weapons. The both aircrafts look almost the same, and there are also naval J-15 and multi-role J-16.
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: Weaver March 23, 2015, 09:50:59 PM
Italy from space at night, ironically from Terry Virts (@astroterry) rather than Sam Cristoforetti:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAtyGN9UIAAWFfq.jpg:large)

EDIT: can anyone see this image or is something odd going on?
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: The Big Gimper March 23, 2015, 10:00:30 PM
No problems here.
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: Weaver March 24, 2015, 01:50:07 AM
No problems here.

Ah, nailed it: it's an issue with a Firefox add-on. Cheers!
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: Weaver March 26, 2015, 10:37:55 PM
Mombasa from orbit courtesy of @astrosamantha:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9G6gJxCYAAARk-.jpg)
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: Weaver March 27, 2015, 08:05:39 PM
Door gunners are getting younger...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBGg8FKXIAAeaQv.jpg)
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: Frank3k March 27, 2015, 11:05:29 PM
Door gunners are getting younger...

(https://twitter.com/PCSO7637/status/581422795076341760/photo/1)

You need to right click to get the URL for the image (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBGg8FKXIAAeaQv.jpg):
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBGg8FKXIAAeaQv.jpg)
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: Weaver March 27, 2015, 11:49:26 PM

You need to right click to get the URL for the image (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBGg8FKXIAAeaQv.jpg):


Famous last words but I think I've really nailed it now. Just swapped over to Firefox and it's just different enough to be confusing until I get used to it.
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: Cliffy B March 28, 2015, 01:36:21 AM
(http://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/nhhc/news-and-events/news/2014/50-years-later-the-c-2a-greyhound-is-still-completing-the-navys-mission/_jcr_content/articleParbody/media_asset/image.img.jpg/1418763646637.jpg)

http://www.history.navy.mil/news-and-events/news/2014/50-years-later-the-c-2a-greyhound-is-still-completing-the-navys-mission.html (http://www.history.navy.mil/news-and-events/news/2014/50-years-later-the-c-2a-greyhound-is-still-completing-the-navys-mission.html)
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: The Big Gimper March 28, 2015, 05:59:45 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBIqsl8WcAAiyUp.jpg:large)

(https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/1009981_793070890785893_5575138597844550111_n.jpg?oh=ad44d7948b37372a4b10437d7d67c880&oe=55A4CCB7)

2015 RCAF CF-188 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Demo Hornet unveiled today at 3 Wing Bagotville today.

Source Twitter and Facebook.

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: ChernayaAkula March 28, 2015, 06:15:05 AM
Sweet!  :-*
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: The Big Gimper March 28, 2015, 06:17:42 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBIa84rXEAAgOXu.jpg:large)

Launch of Expedition 43. 1 year in space for Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian Federal Space Agency and NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly.
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: The Big Gimper March 28, 2015, 06:19:51 AM
Followed by this:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBIR4l6WQAAbGrb.jpg:large)

Docking with the ISS is taking place right now.
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: The Big Gimper March 28, 2015, 06:08:38 PM
Streeeeeeeeeetched Saturdays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBLRXddWYAA9aRv.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @jong_pj 7m7 EVA Air. Taiwan. Boeing 777
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: The Big Gimper March 28, 2015, 06:36:33 PM
Sideslip Saturdays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBLXq_vWUAAGEX4.jpg:large)

Source Twitter:  ‏@jong_pj FedEx. USA. Douglas DC-10F scraping the tyres.
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: GTX_Admin March 29, 2015, 04:05:28 AM
([url]http://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/nhhc/news-and-events/news/2014/50-years-later-the-c-2a-greyhound-is-still-completing-the-navys-mission/_jcr_content/articleParbody/media_asset/image.img.jpg/1418763646637.jpg[/url])

[url]http://www.history.navy.mil/news-and-events/news/2014/50-years-later-the-c-2a-greyhound-is-still-completing-the-navys-mission.html[/url] ([url]http://www.history.navy.mil/news-and-events/news/2014/50-years-later-the-c-2a-greyhound-is-still-completing-the-navys-mission.html[/url])


Inspiration for Extended Service Life and/or Back Date GB (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?board=57.0) - the Greyhound still serves the US Space Force carriers on their interstellar missions... ;)
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: kerick March 29, 2015, 06:34:11 AM
After being modified with a sonic screwdriver......
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: The Big Gimper March 29, 2015, 07:17:35 PM
(http://images.defence.gov.au/fotoweb/cmdrequest/rest/preview.fwx/20150311raaf8540638_0018.jpg?rt=1&f=C1A08C757C9E7E85E5396513519ED38ED476B4FD5489CE0A11EB1C644832F820804F5AB21A20CBB95011E3E53FB70CE493B7E0CCC3E938D85F99D7CE2EEF5716F621D1EEB5F165D52A6A4FB4BB329FBC267E0D2724F6EE950BEB48A858F13C277B26AF2E28D70918B46A4DB45F0A3604CC125A65487410E337D5AD3A16E647A01F422C445D2CD037DC26FF06172AB0B1C02EA18ED7706F712792E45B8CD470324D6E40B650474118DBDBA37E2262824CF1E5A9F574BECB935548C45D123188EFE090071C5E9FB2B51938C746AD7C5AFF&sz=2048)

C-130J Hercules aircraft from No 37 Squadron fly over RAAF Base Richmond during a six-ship formation tactical training flight.

Source: © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence   
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: Weaver March 30, 2015, 01:35:39 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBIqsl8WcAAiyUp.jpg:large)

(https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/1009981_793070890785893_5575138597844550111_n.jpg?oh=ad44d7948b37372a4b10437d7d67c880&oe=55A4CCB7)

2015 RCAF CF-188 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Demo Hornet unveiled today at 3 Wing Bagotville today.

Source Twitter and Facebook.

OH HELL YES!!!   :-*
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: Weaver March 30, 2015, 01:36:35 AM
From @astrosamantha, with the comment "what a great place to play hide and seek!" Well as a former fast jet pilot, she should know...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBRVff4UkAA8Tut.jpg:large)
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: The Big Gimper March 31, 2015, 07:18:26 AM
Mirage Mondays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBXmRaMWoAAcs4j.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBXmW6PWEAEDdlQ.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBXmmaeXEAAUEsi.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBXmeOJWUAAzo8Z.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBXm5zFXIAEIP8h.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: Roger Whitcomb ‏@milairpix Mirage IVP taken at RIAT 2003
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: The Big Gimper March 31, 2015, 07:21:13 AM
Mediterranean by Moonlight Mondays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBW9-19VAAECYaQ.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: Terry W. Virts ‏@AstroTerry The Mediterranean by moonlight, with very distinctive coastline lights from #Egypt to #Greece.
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: The Big Gimper March 31, 2015, 07:25:05 AM
Mig Down Mondays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBXyC8CWAAEnoZj.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: RCAF ‏@RCAF_ARC 30.03.51 – FL J.A.O. Levesque shoots down MiG-15, 1st CND pilot attached to USAF w victory in the Korean War. #RCAF
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: The Big Gimper April 03, 2015, 04:21:45 AM
Typhoon Thursdays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBmV0CyWEAAvVEZ.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @NASA Super Typhoon Maysak, captured by @AstroTerry March 31 from @Space_Station.
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: The Big Gimper April 03, 2015, 04:26:06 AM
I am 100% positive that this aircraft was designed by Brian de Basher's ancestors.

Abams P-1 Explorer. USA. Aerial photography and survey aircraft that first flew in 1937. Built: 1

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBlGuotWYAA6Wvb.jpg:large)
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: The Big Gimper April 03, 2015, 04:56:27 AM
Typhoon Thursdays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBl_Sb_UgAE7hT-.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @universetoday Apr 1 Eye of Super Typhoon Maysak Looks "Like a Black Hole" from Space
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: ChernayaAkula April 03, 2015, 04:58:17 AM
I am 100% positive that this aircraft was designed by Brian de Basher's ancestors.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBlGuotWYAA6Wvb.jpg:large)

 ;D Certainly has that kit-bashed look!
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: The Big Gimper April 03, 2015, 06:58:43 AM
Turbofan Thursdays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBnqzaZVIAEOkrm.jpg:large)

Source Twitter:  ‏@MacksAviation CAKE69 RC-135U departs RAF Mildenhall
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: kerick April 03, 2015, 07:13:40 AM
That thing looks like an electronic tech's nightmare! Could there be any more antennas?
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: The Big Gimper April 03, 2015, 07:20:30 AM
Yeah. Watch your head. That looks like the B-57G FLIR, LLTV and laser designator under the nose.
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: kerick April 03, 2015, 09:04:39 PM
Yeah. Watch your head. That looks like the B-57G FLIR, LLTV and laser designator under the nose.

That must have been found on the bottom shelf in the back room in the oldest warehouse on base.
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: The Big Gimper April 03, 2015, 11:59:30 PM
Fricken' fast F-15 Fridays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBrM56NVEAEqnfT.jpg:large)

Source Twitter:  ‏@wimberkhof  @vargasmoni F15 Friday! "@HQUSAFEPA: AFTERBURNERS! First training mission with the RNLAF.
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: Logan Hartke April 04, 2015, 10:51:47 AM
That's my dad's unit. He's over in the Netherlands with them right now. That might even be his jet, for all I know (he's a crew chief). Go FANG!

Cheers,

Logan
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: elmayerle April 04, 2015, 12:27:31 PM
Night takeoffs in full burner are spectacular; I've seen F-16's do them around here and I saw plenty of F-15 pictures years (and years and years) ago when I worked at P&W in Florida where that engine was developed.
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: Weaver April 05, 2015, 06:03:58 AM
Space station solar panel details from @astrosamantha:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBw1vVXUoAAIwz3.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBw1vXSUsAAypgx.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBw1vYXUMAEmfNc.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBw1venVIAAekr3.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper April 08, 2015, 08:54:09 AM
Take-off Tuesdays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCAyYUoW0AAoJPF.jpg)

Source Twitter: @annohafidzokall YAK-141
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: GTX_Admin April 09, 2015, 02:33:33 AM
Has that been retouched?  It looks odd.
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: GTX_Admin April 09, 2015, 02:34:07 AM
A couple I found today:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/dumykqkzpwtzerdcvrn5_zpsfgdhpzcx.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/lkz47injnjuflzwswbir_zpscut3q7ik.jpg)
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: LemonJello April 09, 2015, 03:28:59 AM
There's a 1/48 diorama idea!

A couple I found today:

([url]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/dumykqkzpwtzerdcvrn5_zpsfgdhpzcx.jpg[/url])



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: kerick April 09, 2015, 09:10:22 AM
Awesome pic! Some Marines must have wanted four Hummers really bad!
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: ChernayaAkula April 09, 2015, 01:43:05 PM
Who said you couldn't transport more than three Humvees by a Hercules?  ;D

The second shot is awesome, too!  >:D
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: The Big Gimper April 10, 2015, 06:01:29 PM
Interesting Infographic (2013) on the upcoming small jets.

(http://i.cdn.turner.com/money/infographic/magazines/fortune/small-jet-competition/TEC12_planes.jpg)

Source: CNN/Fortune
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: kerick April 11, 2015, 01:49:24 AM
Nice! So when are the kits coming out?
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: Silver Fox April 11, 2015, 04:35:22 AM
I really need a kit of the CS100 and the CS130!

Really... in fact I need a couple of each.
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: The Big Gimper April 11, 2015, 05:54:55 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCMaZzAUMAA8Sqq.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @AstroTerry Tropical Cyclone #Joalane in the moonlight. Amazing structure in the outer bands of this massive storm.
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: ChernayaAkula April 15, 2015, 08:54:32 PM
Instructions were unclear.  ;D

(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa121/Debs24_photos/Aircraft/Tankerduo.jpg)

(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa121/Debs24_photos/Aircraft/A4TriStar.jpg)
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: Cliffy B April 16, 2015, 12:02:59 AM
You're doing it wrong...  ;D
: Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
: The Big Gimper April 16, 2015, 08:49:15 AM
Thunderchief Thursdays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCqk2nCWAAAA1Ar.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @Aeroplaneicons Happy Days! F-105s at Lakenheath, 1976. Photographed by Stuart Freer
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: The Big Gimper April 16, 2015, 08:59:37 AM
In Smoke We Trust Thursdays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCqPbAGXIAAcCk8.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @milairpix Another shot from today. Lovely & smokey!!
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: The Big Gimper April 16, 2015, 09:00:47 AM
Testbed Thursdays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCpnOj7WgAA9lIY.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: Aeroplaneicons Here's a fancy machine. NT-43 stealth technology test bed
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: The Big Gimper April 16, 2015, 09:02:55 AM
Tanker Thursdays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCpeUk0UgAIth5o.jpg:large)

Source Twitter:  ‏@usairforce #AirForce bases announced as candidates for the 1st @AirForceReserve led KC-46A location. http://1.usa.gov/1OblaRV (http://1.usa.gov/1OblaRV) 
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: The Big Gimper April 16, 2015, 05:58:02 PM
Latest RAAF Recruit, Anzac.  Not sure how he can fly the F-35.

(http://images.defence.gov.au/fotoweb/cmdrequest/rest/preview.fwx/20150413raaf8526964_0057.jpg?rt=1&f=C1A08C757C9E7E85E5396513519ED38ED476B4FD5489CE0A11EB1C644832F820804F5AB21A20CBB95011E3E53FB70CE493B7E0CCC3E938D85F99D7CE2EEF5716F8A7F48D6BD36A96B23F9720ADF7816A1F5336378057C4FAAA6776C3EAD0A006FE5A7C8472C3E6E222CB242946033D465EC17321AC44A465248BCBD7BC079226A0DC4ED3E3667F70D4BAD6733F4936FCBAB12A1199D36DBE6D38BA7E36F0F730D58CE91EE8FAF000EE178D448CC60AA7165DC2F34276882D3BDFE1224D54A663B19858B99E6CF295ECFF2E0C1DFD12C20C5F3A505638F443&sz=2048)

Source: © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence   
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: GTX_Admin April 17, 2015, 02:48:07 AM
Not sure how he can fly the F-35.


They have high hopes for him - expect him to be a dog fighting ace....don't worry I know my own way to the door. ;D
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: Alvis 3.1 April 17, 2015, 07:17:49 AM
He'll be there to bite the pilot if he tries to fly the plane...

Alvis 3.1
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: The Big Gimper April 17, 2015, 08:13:33 AM
This is not the 787 you are looking for.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCvjvEZVIAAT2oy.jpg:large)

(https://paulthompson.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/image3.jpg)

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has just revealed a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, painted in a special Star Wars livery!

The plane was announced today in Anaheim, California, and will begin making international flights later this year.

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: The Big Gimper April 17, 2015, 09:52:14 AM
UAVs are getting angrier.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCuM868WYAALdrH.jpg:large)

Source Twitter:  ‏@MEGAPLANE Multi-Utility Technology Testbed Aircraft On the Runway via NASA http://ift.tt/1IiaTlq (http://ift.tt/1IiaTlq) 
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: The Big Gimper April 17, 2015, 06:40:26 PM
Awesome Antonov Fridays

(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/4/9/7/1174794.jpg)

Source:  Airliners.net
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: Vuk April 17, 2015, 07:22:06 PM
Romanian Air Force MiG-21MF periscope view.
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: The Big Gimper April 18, 2015, 01:53:55 AM
How do you find a Convair? Just follow the trail of smoke.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCz8foqWEAENY-e.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @jong_pj Spantax. Spain. Operated from 1959 till 1988. A smoking Convair CV-990 Coronado. Smoking was normal for a Convair.
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: The Big Gimper April 18, 2015, 02:03:28 AM
Flaming Florida F-15 Fridays:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCx1UCcW0AA-vHT.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @DutchSpace F-15 at @VlbLeeuwarden #FrisianFlag
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: GTX_Admin April 18, 2015, 06:28:36 AM
Mmmm...


(http://www.key.aero/central/images/gallery/1240.jpg)
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: arkon April 18, 2015, 07:15:42 AM
Fiddlersgreen has a paper model of that one⬆️.
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: The Big Gimper April 18, 2015, 07:48:48 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CC1EaMfWIAALx7f.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CC1GF0sW4AAQvV_.jpg:large)

Source Twitter:  ‏@Aeroplaneicons Mmm Lightnings :)
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: taiidantomcat April 18, 2015, 08:24:19 AM
(http://41.media.tumblr.com/98e66b186d59bcb040a3620e716f8a86/tumblr_ncu2vfUTGd1rq7x1to1_1280.jpg)

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/6a1c77fa9e748707edd13c583a1a8da3/tumblr_nbkeh3hlEt1sxm4gzo4_1280.jpg)

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/cb4564f7eb6c8e687da7d309370124c7/tumblr_n9xyflQ3cZ1rfnw5zo1_1280.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper April 18, 2015, 09:18:25 AM
Is it just me or did someone install the nose gear the wrong way?  :o

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CC0-QUIWIAEma7H.png:large)

@Aeroplaneicons Nostalgia. Trident getting airborne at Farnborough :)
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: The Big Gimper April 19, 2015, 12:05:57 AM
Breathtaking Photos Of Fighter Jets Soaring Over Yosemite Park

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--Bglvi-0S--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/dnnozxjgxucuzu8rkuva.jpg)

Added bonus! The VFA-2 "Bounty Hunters," who are also based at Lemoore, joined up with an Edwards-based Royal Navy F-35 as a big surprise for a very important passenger. The Bounty Hunters explains ...

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--ZppxHlxA--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/zxb0ftgyenjyk6cgdibf.jpg)

Foxtrot Alpha (http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/breathtaking-photos-of-fighter-jets-soaring-over-yosemi-1698421403)

Source: Foxtrot Alpha
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: GTX_Admin April 19, 2015, 05:24:48 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/Amphibious_Assault_Vehicles_fire_smoke_grenades.jpg)
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: Weaver April 22, 2015, 01:44:42 AM
Beer deliveries in Stockport:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDH3AXCWYAAhCpu.jpg:large)

(Robinson's Brewery keep the horse and wagon going as a heritage thing)
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: Weaver April 22, 2015, 01:47:50 AM
Innominate Tarn in the Lake District courtesy of @BillBailey :

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDH9ijVWIAAAV7y.jpg:large)
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: Vuk April 23, 2015, 12:52:26 AM
Lightning in action...
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: taiidantomcat April 23, 2015, 05:50:42 AM
(http://www.russianhelicopters.aero/ru/press/news/foto/helicopters/Mi-171A2_black1.jpg)
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: kerick April 23, 2015, 11:32:20 AM
Beautiful black helicopter.
Where was this pic taken, I'll have to avoid that area.
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: GTX_Admin April 24, 2015, 02:45:51 AM
Lightning in action...

 :)
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: The Big Gimper April 24, 2015, 06:37:12 PM
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds

We present you the TankCam!
Nous vous présentons la TankCam!


http://youtu.be/tTnTEvKC-sE (http://youtu.be/tTnTEvKC-sE)
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: The Big Gimper April 24, 2015, 10:53:04 PM
Typhoon as a runway FOD removal tool

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-60c3XI5OlTw/VTnQgt7cNaI/AAAAAAABBKY/ZgyxQY9AB4M/w1220-h717-no/Typhoon%2BIPA6%2BZJ938_Mark%2BHolt_1151.jpg)

Source: Google+ Feed
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: GTX_Admin April 25, 2015, 03:57:10 AM
Wicked!
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: GTX_Admin April 25, 2015, 04:05:49 AM
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/e7/26/000226e7.jpeg)

Been there...looked a lot different when I was there though.
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: The Big Gimper April 25, 2015, 04:09:10 AM
DO NOT MESS WITH MS. NATURE.
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: The Big Gimper April 25, 2015, 06:07:17 AM
Falklands Friday

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDYWBHKW0AAjsnY.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @Aeroplaneicons A&AEE Pucara ZD485
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: The Big Gimper April 25, 2015, 06:09:27 AM
Phantom Phridays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDYEUrxW8AAjhCl.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @classicNavalAir Weeknd Warriors VF-201 Hunters F-4N, VFP-206 Hawkeyes RF-8G take a ride up north with @RCAF_ARC CF-104 #PhantomFriday
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: The Big Gimper April 25, 2015, 06:17:33 AM
I have no idea what this does Fridays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDTgffeW0AAugVR.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @SJet_A Ильюшин Ил-86ВКП Бортовой: RF-93642 Москва - Чкаловский (CKL/UUMU)

Ilyushin Il-86VKP Onboard: RF-93642 Moscow-Chkalovsky Airport (CKL/UUMU)
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: upnorth April 25, 2015, 03:58:09 PM
I have no idea what this does Fridays


That's Russia's answer to the Boeing E-4 airborne command post aircraft.

They serve with the 8th Special Purpose Aviation Division at Chkalovsky
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: The Big Gimper April 25, 2015, 07:41:12 PM
I have no idea what this does Fridays


That's Russia's answer to the Boeing E-4 airborne command post aircraft.

They serve with the 8th Special Purpose Aviation Division at Chkalovsky

Thank you
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: The Big Gimper April 25, 2015, 07:49:15 PM
Shackleton Saturdays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDb1U4nWAAAu5hU.png:large)

Source Twitter: @Aeroplaneicons The magnificent WR972 photographed by Kevin Patience.

Idea: Shackleton Airliner?
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: The Big Gimper April 25, 2015, 09:39:32 PM
Super Sized Drop Tank Saturdays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDcJfJZUsAAR7_d.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @fsz_fuyo39 かっちょええ

Translation by Microsoft Bing: Or was just eh
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: The Big Gimper April 25, 2015, 10:37:25 PM
Super Blimp Saturdays

(http://i.imgur.com/fX2x6SM.jpg)

Source: Imgur
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: kerick April 26, 2015, 12:13:01 AM
Shackleton Saturdays

([url]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDb1U4nWAAAu5hU.png:large[/url])

Source Twitter: @Aeroplaneicons The magnificent WR972 photographed by Kevin Patience.

Idea: Shackleton Airliner?


There's a Shack at the CAF Museum in Midland TX. in AEW configuration. Needs a little work compared to the above photo.
http://www.skyhighpix.com/Airplanes-Big-Small/Aircraft-large-small-stock/6464154_pk592H/424423869_KwqwwT2# (http://www.skyhighpix.com/Airplanes-Big-Small/Aircraft-large-small-stock/6464154_pk592H/424423869_KwqwwT2#)!i=424423707&k=vCj6WCV
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: GTX_Admin April 26, 2015, 02:48:19 AM
Super Blimp Saturdays

([url]http://i.imgur.com/fX2x6SM.jpg[/url])

Source: Imgur


Any more details on this one?
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: The Big Gimper April 26, 2015, 03:02:23 AM
Super Blimp Saturdays

Source: Imgur

Any more details on this one?

I'll have to get back to you on this one Greg. I need to ask the 17th year old to find the Reddit post for it.
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: GTX_Admin April 26, 2015, 04:05:41 AM
There is something oddly attractive about this:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pdzcR6-CClo/Us-cYBAtE8I/AAAAAAABoqo/HuNMCQSR_bQ/s1600/mai223-10c.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin April 26, 2015, 06:24:31 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FgpdHfME1qY/ULrSKTm0P-I/AAAAAAABhME/FTrWsWiANIA/s1600/Egrett-17.jpg)
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: raafif April 26, 2015, 01:52:23 PM
n i i ce !
(http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xs921tw.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper April 26, 2015, 06:06:14 PM
@StationCDRKelly #Movie night in micro #Gravity aboard #ISS on our new HD projector which we use for conferences, tech software, etc..

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDdvzM3WMAAxI3q.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: The folks way upstairs.
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: The Big Gimper April 26, 2015, 07:26:25 PM
A Hoard of Hercs (E models)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDg5PgyXIAA9sgX.png:large)

Source Twitter: @Aeroplaneicons
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: The Big Gimper April 26, 2015, 08:09:34 PM
Does anyone have more information on the fate of the airframe? Was a Class A accident?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDhBmTEWIAAxVyX.png:large)

Source Twitter: @Aeroplaneicons Ouch! Nosewheel-less Typhoon comes to a sparky stop at Coningsby
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: The Big Gimper April 26, 2015, 08:11:41 PM
I count 36-ish.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDhCMlhWIAEdGZk.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @Aeroplaneicons
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: The Big Gimper April 26, 2015, 11:26:00 PM
Super Blimp Saturdays

Source: Imgur


Any more details on this one?


I'll have to get back to you on this one Greg. I need to ask the 17th year old to find the Reddit post for it.


The 17 year told me to copy the image URL into Google and I got several hits. Most were reposts but this one  (http://www.futuretimeline.net/forum/topic/9709-futuristic-air-cruiseship-imagined-by-dassault-syst%C3%A8mes/)seemed to have a bit more meat to it.

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: GTX_Admin April 27, 2015, 02:25:01 AM
Does anyone have more information on the fate of the airframe? Was a Class A accident?



It was repaired and returned to service - here it is in 2014:

(http://www.airfighters.com/datas/photos/th650/812-nr1_1928.jpg)
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: arkon April 28, 2015, 12:38:22 AM
Maybe this should be in the p-3 thread , but I thought it was an interesting pic.
As far as I know this was taken some time in the 70's at PAX, the black area is just painted, no refueling equipment was installed. Severe buffeting of the boom occurred near the nose, smoothed out farther aft they went but then there was fear of hitting an inboard prop.
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: GTX_Admin April 28, 2015, 02:40:15 AM
Cool - that would confuse some people.  Mind you, given the majority of P-3 users use probe/drogue refuelling, perhaps this would have made more sense operationally...
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: elmayerle April 28, 2015, 07:23:35 AM
Cool - that would confuse some people.  Mind you, given the majority of P-3 users use probe/drogue refuelling, perhaps this would have made more sense operationally...
Use the probe off a suitably equipped Hercules?
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: Vuk April 28, 2015, 01:34:51 PM
The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!...
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: GTX_Admin April 29, 2015, 02:17:59 AM
Cool - that would confuse some people.  Mind you, given the majority of P-3 users use probe/drogue refuelling, perhaps this would have made more sense operationally...

Use the probe off a suitably equipped Hercules?


Indeed - somewhat similar to that drawn by SC here:

(http://www.airlinebuzz.com/chickenworks/Artwork/P3Orion_PT2_RAAF08.jpg)
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: Weaver April 30, 2015, 07:44:47 AM
Some gorgeous photography by my friend Fiona:


Lincolnshire roads (near Scampton):
(https://igcdn-photos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t51.2885-15/11192671_378354219026513_154123527_n.jpg)
https://instagram.com/p/2Euv7ZLXoo/ (https://instagram.com/p/2Euv7ZLXoo/)


Lincolnshire skies (near RAF Kirton in Lindsay):
(https://igcdn-photos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t51.2885-15/11208021_1570871836510485_1309413684_n.jpg)
https://instagram.com/p/2EufdBLXoN/ (https://instagram.com/p/2EufdBLXoN/)


Not only does she take a serious photo, she makes some serious chocolates too: http://www.sciolti.com/ (http://www.sciolti.com/)

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: Vuk April 30, 2015, 03:51:58 PM
Beautiful landscapes... However, since my head's always in clouds here's Czech AF Airbus A319CJ VIP transport escorted by JAS 39C Gripen fighter.
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: Vuk May 01, 2015, 01:45:13 AM
... and some more. Serbian AF MiG-29UB flyover at the 200th Anniversary of Second Serbian uprising against Ottoman Turkey, April 24th 2015.
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: Weaver May 01, 2015, 02:20:59 AM
Lovely finish on that Czech A319  :)
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: raafif May 01, 2015, 12:55:03 PM
photo taken at an interesting perspective .... models in a rack or one of those "modern" stacking warehouses for parking ???
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: GTX_Admin May 02, 2015, 05:42:03 AM
Could make a very interesting diorama
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: GTX_Admin May 03, 2015, 05:09:50 AM
(http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/F-35Bs-and-KC-130J.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper May 04, 2015, 04:24:14 AM
A few for Evan.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEFFxtwWYAATlEe.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEFFxt7WMAAowkS.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEFFxuLWoAAc1gN.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEE9KcuWYAAxoqC.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: Gareth Jones ‏@gwjphantom
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: The Big Gimper May 04, 2015, 04:27:19 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDJdARxWEAAkzE5.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: Gareth Jones ‏@gwjphantom Lake District today and the instructor in the back seat , checks us out , casual like
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: The Big Gimper May 04, 2015, 04:34:49 AM
Sukhoi Sundays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEFoMxQUIAMdq4y.jpg:large)

Another hard test of the lavatory containment system.

Source Twitter: SJet ‏@SJet Sukhoi #Superjet #SSJ100 97005 VTOL aircraft ;-) Paris - Le Bourget 2011
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: elmayerle May 04, 2015, 06:42:49 AM
A few for Evan.
Thanks, much appreciated.  A CV-22B out of Mildenhall?
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: The Big Gimper May 04, 2015, 09:18:19 AM
A few for Evan.
Thanks, much appreciated.  A CV-22B out of Mildenhall?

The tweeter did not indicate the home base but I am sure you are correct Evan. 
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: The Big Gimper May 05, 2015, 07:41:03 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEHRnc6W0AAcBI5.jpg:large)

Source Twitter:  @Aeroplaneicons B-58 Hustler with some of its goodies on show
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: The Big Gimper May 05, 2015, 07:45:17 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEHQgwMWoAE7xtB.jpg)


Source Twitter: @Aeroplaneicons Now that's what I call an air show. Carswell AFB 1966
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: The Big Gimper May 05, 2015, 07:47:19 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEHRa1HWYAE0907.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @Aeroplaneicons A rare image of the F-111B launching during carrier trials.
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: Frank3k May 05, 2015, 11:35:32 AM
Gale Crater on Mars, looking towards Mt. Sharp:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8892/17345342866_905f3f0bbe_b.jpg)

Better picture sizes here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/105035663@N07/17345342866/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/105035663@N07/17345342866/)
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: Vuk May 07, 2015, 04:49:30 PM
Polish MiG-29s during Baltic Air policing 2015.
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: Volkodav May 07, 2015, 07:07:44 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEHRa1HWYAE0907.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @Aeroplaneicons A rare image of the F-111B launching during carrier trials.

I could actually imagine an F-111F being launched from a carrier, too bad they are too long to fit on the lifts.  Maybe the Nimitz class could have been specified specifically to operate F-111 size aircraft and maybe C-130 (or YC-14/15) sized COD.  ;)
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: GTX_Admin May 08, 2015, 02:55:07 AM
Video of the same:

https://youtu.be/6pFfni3gJ_0

Ignore the commentary.
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: raafif May 09, 2015, 07:50:40 AM
Looks like the English designed this turret in Belgium .... suspect the metal coffins to keep the rain out are modern.
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: The Big Gimper May 12, 2015, 06:27:44 PM
Just chillin' on the back step ...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEu5tYEWYAAkgtx.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @gwjphantom
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: kerick May 13, 2015, 10:12:24 AM
Hope they have their monkey straps on!
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: The Big Gimper May 13, 2015, 05:50:55 PM
Herc and a haircut: Two Quid.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEyKVolUIAIX-mY.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @ForcesNews Photo of the day: A low-flying Hercules at Stanley, Falkland Islands.
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: Weaver May 13, 2015, 05:58:51 PM
@astrosamantha obviously devastated at the news that the Progress 59P failure means she gets a few more weeks on the ISS   ;)  :

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gwkh2bTL9LA/VVMIPSO99sI/AAAAAAAASrg/R-wejjdhtXY/w506-h337/122B9665.jpg)

https://plus.google.com/+SamanthaCristoforetti/posts/NntFFFC2jU5
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: The Big Gimper May 13, 2015, 06:56:59 PM
@astrosamantha obviously devastated at the news that the Progress 59P failure means she gets a few more weeks on the ISS   ;)  :

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gwkh2bTL9LA/VVMIPSO99sI/AAAAAAAASrg/R-wejjdhtXY/w506-h337/122B9665.jpg)

https://plus.google.com/+SamanthaCristoforetti/posts/NntFFFC2jU5

Real tear jerker. I read up on this last night. Is there such a concept as Astronaut Overtime? Time and 1/2? Double time?
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: Weaver May 13, 2015, 07:09:24 PM
Real tear jerker. I read up on this last night. Is there such a concept as Astronaut Overtime? Time and 1/2? Double time?

Don't know, but I've just asked her... >:D
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: kerick May 14, 2015, 08:22:04 AM
I read her post and I think she would stay up there for free!
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: GTX_Admin May 15, 2015, 02:55:42 AM
(http://x3.cdn03.imgwykop.pl/c3201142/comment_psy9LVrnk3ywGN4dJCqlFpkHPas0wE2h.jpg)
(http://x3.cdn03.imgwykop.pl/c3201142/comment_7vKpSXT0jvFUUsw7DbYPc3jupplwU5MA.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin May 15, 2015, 02:56:26 AM
(http://x3.cdn03.imgwykop.pl/c3201142/comment_icnR8igkPDMgq8qx15SH1aVnVpizSq4n.jpg)
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: Volkodav May 15, 2015, 07:09:01 PM
That the French CSAR Cougar?
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: dams301 May 15, 2015, 11:34:13 PM
Not a Cougar but a Caracal (EC-725 for military and EC-225 for civilian), but it's the same family  :) (the second is a major evolution of the first).
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: The Big Gimper May 17, 2015, 09:18:35 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFDPK1gUIAEyt-L.jpg:large)

Great comparison of manned spacecraft

Source Twitter:  Rick Mastracchio @AstroRM
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: The Big Gimper May 18, 2015, 02:35:23 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFOhaVcW8AE8FQ0.jpg:large)

Caution: Low Flying Aircraft

Source Twitter: @jong_pj
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: GTX_Admin May 18, 2015, 02:40:20 AM
Bah, used to happen all the time in my day... ;)

(http://www.cavok-aviation-photos.net/Turtmann/F5E_J3037.jpg)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GFItJ77U8MY/U7u6ByINGmI/AAAAAAAAABU/hX2aptGzYtQ/s1600/hp_DSC4313.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin May 18, 2015, 02:44:41 AM
At least the Swiss have the decency to warn drivers...unlike some:

(http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/RNlAF-NF-5.jpg)
(http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/F-4-low-landing.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin May 27, 2015, 03:06:27 AM
Proof that dangerous places are also beautiful:

Afghanistan:

(http://i2.wp.com/www.beyondtheheadlines.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/photo-2-21.jpg?zoom=2&resize=500%2C375)

Iraq:

(http://i1.wp.com/www.beyondtheheadlines.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/IMG_3469.jpg?zoom=2&resize=636%2C310)

Photos are by Paul Luning
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: raafif May 27, 2015, 12:38:23 PM
Proof that dangerous places are also beautiful

Iraq:

([url]http://i1.wp.com/www.beyondtheheadlines.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/IMG_3469.jpg?zoom=2&resize=636%2C310[/url])
Photos are by Paul Luning


Iraq has a Wild Mouse ride ?? :o
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: kerick May 28, 2015, 11:57:16 AM
Looks dangerous to me!!!
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: GTX_Admin May 31, 2015, 06:01:08 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/mig21biscroafarchpleso_morh_zpsigvzuxgq.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin June 07, 2015, 05:11:13 AM
I like the contrast between the grey of the ship, the black water and the green/brown land with this one:

(http://356007295890291112.weebly.com/uploads/1/8/3/5/18358769/3926326_orig.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin June 07, 2015, 06:00:52 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PAcSOMLyHCs/VWc93Bu_yJI/AAAAAAAAPTs/KyBNHF8vIgU/s1600/LIBIA%2BMIG-23ML%2BPASADITA%2B27-05-2015%2BTHE%2BAVIONIST.jpg)
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: Weaver June 08, 2015, 09:12:44 PM
The Aral Sea, formerly the fourth largest lake in the world, now mostly dry.
Image from @astrosamantha

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CG-VzzCU8AAFthQ.jpg)
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: Weaver June 09, 2015, 05:44:24 AM
(http://cdn.rsvlts.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Perfectly-Timed-Military-22.jpg)

From here: http://www.rsvlts.com/2015/03/31/perfect-timed-military-photos/ (http://www.rsvlts.com/2015/03/31/perfect-timed-military-photos/)

Cheers to Flyer on What If for the link.
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: kerick June 09, 2015, 10:32:25 AM
I like the contrast between the grey of the ship, the black water and the green/brown land with this one:

([url]http://356007295890291112.weebly.com/uploads/1/8/3/5/18358769/3926326_orig.jpg[/url])


Oh good! My new bass fishing boat is being delivered!
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: Weaver June 10, 2015, 10:15:13 PM
Think I'm right in saying that @astrosamantha is coming back from the ISS tomorrow, so these are her last picture posts from space:


Carribean:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHIJCRnWQAAYxrG.jpg)


Alps:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHInIRlW0AAItAW.jpg)


Aurora seen past the station:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHI4baQW8AEhnFQ.jpg)


Italy (of course):

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHJLgiOWcAA7nmo.jpg)
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: Vuk June 13, 2015, 07:35:41 AM
Somewhere in Poland...
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: GTX_Admin June 13, 2015, 07:41:51 AM
(https://milinme.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/jaf-feb-07.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin June 15, 2015, 03:11:00 AM
Another interesting mix of colours:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IWf6nkbqDrM/VNf1bC8kPfI/AAAAAAAAiNA/YwuXX06T6OE/s1600/1414799538-1956963102-o.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin June 19, 2015, 02:45:20 AM
(http://russianplanes.net/images/to166000/165840.jpg)

Pugnacious...
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: GTX_Admin June 20, 2015, 06:10:55 AM
Bunch of great photos here (http://www.rsvlts.com/2015/03/31/perfect-timed-military-photos/)...such as this one:

(http://cdn.rsvlts.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Perfectly-Timed-Military-24.jpg)
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: Cliffy B June 20, 2015, 06:13:00 AM
Can someone explain those intakes on the MiG-29s please?  They seem closed but that can't be since they're obviously spooled up.
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: GTX_Admin June 20, 2015, 06:25:42 AM
Can someone explain those intakes on the MiG-29s please?  They seem closed but that can't be since they're obviously spooled up.

During flight, the open air intakes feed air to the engines. While moving on the ground, the air intakes are closed and air is fed through the louvres on the upper surface of the wing root to prevent ingestion of foreign objects from the runway.
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: ChernayaAkula June 20, 2015, 06:26:10 AM
They're closed all right.  :) That's the FOD protection system. With weight on  the wheels and the engines spooled up, those shutters deploy. The engine then breathes through the 'gills' on the upper side of the LERXes. Once the wheels leave the ground, the shutters will open again.

EDIT: Greg was faster.

That Seafire pic is niiiiice! :-*
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: Cliffy B June 20, 2015, 06:47:19 AM
Thanks guys!  Learn something new everyday  8)
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: GTX_Admin June 20, 2015, 06:55:30 AM
If you watch this video, you will see them in operation:

https://youtu.be/b3xsGN4TpRw
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: GTX_Admin June 20, 2015, 07:05:00 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/British_Army_WAH-64_%27Apache%27_attack_helicopter_fires_a_salvo_of_CRV7_MOD_45141881.jpg)
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: elmayerle June 20, 2015, 01:18:35 PM
Okay, that fleshes out a scene from Clancy's Executive Orders.  Quite awe inspiring.
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: GTX_Admin June 24, 2015, 01:39:11 PM
(http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/mpora_new/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Big-Windy-670x446.jpg)
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: jschmus June 28, 2015, 02:28:03 AM
Lots of lovely shots here.

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-75-most-amazing-images-of-u-s-air-power-deployed-t-1714356301 (http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-75-most-amazing-images-of-u-s-air-power-deployed-t-1714356301)

Honestly, there are a LOT of photos of USAF F-16s sporting the exact same paint scheme and the same weapons loadout, but there are some gems here. There are a few images of H-60s with the ESSS, which isn't seen a lot.
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: kerick June 28, 2015, 08:01:01 AM
Looking at the guys in chem suits brings back memories of being incredibly hot and exhausted. Had my first look at the inside roof of an ambulance that day. So did many others.
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: Volkodav June 28, 2015, 09:45:46 AM
Bunch of great photos here ([url]http://www.rsvlts.com/2015/03/31/perfect-timed-military-photos/[/url])...such as this one:

([url]http://cdn.rsvlts.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Perfectly-Timed-Military-24.jpg[/url])


That particular photo is just so cool, really eye catching.
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: aerospacer June 28, 2015, 01:36:36 PM
Bunch of great photos here ([url]http://www.rsvlts.com/2015/03/31/perfect-timed-military-photos/[/url])...such as this one:

([url]http://cdn.rsvlts.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Perfectly-Timed-Military-24.jpg[/url])


That particular photo is just so cool, really eye catching.


It looks almost like a purebred racing horse with its jockey...

Martin
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: kerick June 28, 2015, 02:33:39 PM
I've heard in a Spitfire cockpit it helps if your small.....
Awesome pic.
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: GTX_Admin June 29, 2015, 01:50:08 AM
To me it looks like he has a dead engine and is about to belly land it...
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: GTX_Admin June 29, 2015, 03:00:38 AM
(http://cdn.thedailybeast.com/content/dailybeast/articles/2015/04/11/inside-the-battle-over-where-to-battle-isis/jcr:content/image.crop.800.500.jpg/1432060726273.cached.jpg)
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: Gingie July 01, 2015, 03:24:17 AM
To me it looks like he has a dead engine and is about to belly land it...

reminds me of this video:

https://youtu.be/4iOoiEbtf2w

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: Logan Hartke July 01, 2015, 11:51:50 AM
Our local unit is finally back home after 3 months in the Netherlands and Bulgaria.

Cheers,

Logan
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: The Big Gimper July 01, 2015, 06:47:41 PM
Sabre Saturdays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CI0BKEoWIAA0khw.jpg:large)

Source Twitter:  ‏@Aeroplaneicons Ellington AFB 1960.
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: GTX_Admin July 02, 2015, 02:50:58 AM
Wait a minute...I see a T-33 and some F-84s in there...
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: The Big Gimper July 02, 2015, 03:38:43 AM
Wait a minute...I see a T-33 and some F-84s in there...

Yup.  And also B-57s, C-47s, C-119s.  Busy place.  I'll bet the refueling techs were bagged at the end of the day.
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: Weaver July 02, 2015, 09:14:28 PM
From user @chrisjones3247 on Twitter:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CIfIcgeWIAAZHjP.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CIm9g-AWIAAo0-m.jpg:large)
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: GTX_Admin July 03, 2015, 02:30:16 AM
Now put those Lightnings in Soviet markings as escorts... ;)
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: Old Wombat July 03, 2015, 07:51:33 AM
Now put those Lightnings in Soviet markings as escorts... ;)

Or paint the Bear in Nimrod colours & markings. ;)


Or you could do both & have Soviet Lightnings intercepting a British Bear. :D
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: GTX_Admin July 04, 2015, 02:36:35 AM
That would work too.
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: GTX_Admin July 04, 2015, 04:15:43 AM
(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/0/7/1/1789170.jpg)
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: kerick July 04, 2015, 12:31:28 PM
Nice airbrush work!
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: Old Wombat July 04, 2015, 11:25:47 PM
Nice airbrush work!

Just what I was thinking, although the gums could do with a little pink in them.
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: mrvr6 July 05, 2015, 02:58:55 AM
Nice airbrush work!

Just what I was thinking, although the gums could do with a little pink in them.

but then it wouldnt be lo viz markings lol
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: GTX_Admin July 05, 2015, 04:58:34 AM
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/e1/53/000253e1.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/e2/53/000253e2.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/e3/53/000253e3.jpeg)
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: The Big Gimper July 08, 2015, 06:44:54 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJVXHS3WUAEkCWt.jpg:large)

Source Twitter:  ‏@NedTheMerciless  Blenheim (and John Romain) coming at you! At the wonderful @Shuttleworth_OW  show July 5th
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: Old Wombat July 08, 2015, 10:24:36 AM
For a moment I was mildly confused ... the shadows on the wings made the early-WW2 camo look like the Vietnam-ish SEAC scheme. :-\


Nice photo! :D
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: Volkodav July 08, 2015, 07:39:24 PM
Now that would be an extended service life!
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: perttime July 08, 2015, 09:59:23 PM
There's people who'd be overjoyed to see it at a show in Finland...
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: GTX_Admin July 12, 2015, 03:54:17 AM
(http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee348/gibstuff/Aircraft/2015/IMG_3317_Localtone.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin July 12, 2015, 05:21:23 AM
(https://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/sukhoi-su-34-920-3.jpg?w=1842&h=3360)
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: Volkodav July 12, 2015, 09:23:14 PM
Love the C-17 shot, actually love the C-17 full stop since I first saw an artists impression in the 1983-84 Janes All the Worlds Aircraft I got for my birthday.
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: apophenia July 13, 2015, 10:18:35 AM
Great shot of the Blenheim I  :)
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: GTX_Admin July 14, 2015, 02:37:00 AM
Mother nature does it again:

(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/e0/5c/00025ce0.jpeg)
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: finsrin July 14, 2015, 02:50:37 AM
Bet the EPA is upset about this. 
Tons of chemicals and particles released into atmosphere plus direct heating contributing to global warming.
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: kerick July 14, 2015, 09:58:27 AM
Mother nature does it again:

([url]http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/e0/5c/00025ce0.jpeg[/url])


Looks like Mount Doom right in the backyard! If you start seeing orcs, get out fast!
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: The Big Gimper July 18, 2015, 12:08:17 AM
RCAF CF-104s with the VICON camera pods.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKIM-WcWwAAeXm3.png:large)

Source twitter: Aeroplane Icons ‏@Aeroplaneicons
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: GTX_Admin July 18, 2015, 04:42:34 AM
RCAF CF-104s with the VICON camera pods.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKIM-WcWwAAeXm3.png:large)

Source twitter: Aeroplane Icons ‏@Aeroplaneicons

Paparazzi... ;D
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: GTX_Admin July 18, 2015, 04:45:37 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/20150714_OH_K1023900_0052_zps5inzoslx.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin July 18, 2015, 04:57:49 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/20150713adf8517500_139_zpsztpptuky.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin July 18, 2015, 04:59:17 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/20150712adf8439709_091_zps07wpdkgr.jpg)

BTW, in case you were wondering, under the smoke and dust is one of these:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/20150712adf8439709_032_zpstqelinee.jpg)

I wish there was a kit available...
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: GTX_Admin July 19, 2015, 06:25:00 AM
Is it dusty here or is it just me...

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/20150715adf8439709_152_zpsgvsu4ci3.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin August 02, 2015, 05:04:32 AM
(http://i1.thrivelineapps.com/e97h1Esn7VireugtJbWOmPVUvLk=///ata/img/53f7a403d895d.jpg)
(http://i0.thrivelineapps.com/BWthMyoDI7Z-SgEjj8Q03IORCb8=///ata/img/53f7a40283c38.jpg)
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: jschmus August 04, 2015, 07:17:00 AM
I'll just leave this here:
http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/all-these-jaw-dropping-airplane-images-were-taken-by-th-1721264161 (http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/all-these-jaw-dropping-airplane-images-were-taken-by-th-1721264161)
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: GTX_Admin August 05, 2015, 02:41:01 AM
I'll just leave this here:
[url]http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/all-these-jaw-dropping-airplane-images-were-taken-by-th-1721264161[/url] ([url]http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/all-these-jaw-dropping-airplane-images-were-taken-by-th-1721264161[/url])


Some outstanding shots there. :)
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: Vuk August 10, 2015, 03:17:21 PM
Not a photo, but...
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: Vuk August 15, 2015, 10:14:26 PM
A new MiG-31 variant?  ;)
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: GTX_Admin August 16, 2015, 03:48:33 AM
Ah, the long rumoured extended, super long range stretched version....
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: The Big Gimper August 16, 2015, 03:54:31 AM
([url]http://i1.thrivelineapps.com/e97h1Esn7VireugtJbWOmPVUvLk=///ata/img/53f7a403d895d.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i0.thrivelineapps.com/BWthMyoDI7Z-SgEjj8Q03IORCb8=///ata/img/53f7a40283c38.jpg[/url])


I guess the fund allocation for chase planes took a beating in the 1994 Air Force annual budget.
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: Vuk August 17, 2015, 07:47:57 PM
Romanian AF MiG-21 Lancer landing in rain conditions...
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: GTX_Admin August 23, 2015, 07:39:36 AM
(http://pre08.deviantart.net/a0dc/th/pre/f/2014/010/f/9/corsican_shark_one_by_cigognes-d71lpck.jpg)
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: mrvr6 August 23, 2015, 04:01:36 PM
A new MiG-31 variant?  ;)

them ranges seem a bit far fetched?
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: Old Wombat August 23, 2015, 07:39:09 PM
([url]http://pre08.deviantart.net/a0dc/th/pre/f/2014/010/f/9/corsican_shark_one_by_cigognes-d71lpck.jpg[/url])


That looks like one well used Mirage! :icon_surprised:
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: taiidantomcat August 24, 2015, 04:59:42 AM
(http://img1.jetphotos.net:8080/img/6/9/9/3/77111_1410714399.jpg)
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: kerick August 24, 2015, 08:34:45 AM
Who gets the job of polishing it?
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: LemonJello August 24, 2015, 08:47:51 AM
Who gets the job of polishing it?

The new Lance Corporal that just checked into HMX-1...
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: kerick August 24, 2015, 08:59:35 AM
Here's a can of wax, now get busy!
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: Cliffy B August 24, 2015, 10:15:45 AM
But what do I use for a rag?
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: GTX_Admin August 26, 2015, 03:47:34 AM
(http://perso.orange.fr/aeromil-yf/2000_c_90_tigre_en_vol.jpg)
(http://perso.orange.fr/aeromil-yf/Mirage%202000C%2090%20tigered.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper August 26, 2015, 05:25:22 AM
The perfect way to make your product stand out of the crowd. A well pictured Boeing 747 on a poster.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CNRS-CfWsAAomBY.jpg:large)

Always liked the black anti glare panels on the 747. Air Canada also had them.
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: Vuk August 28, 2015, 03:11:31 PM
Forty years of IA-58 Pucará in Argentine Air Force.
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: jschmus August 29, 2015, 04:51:15 AM
The images in this post are gigantic, so I won't put them here, but they're something to see.

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/historic-photo-shows-3rd-4th-and-5th-generation-combat-1727095944 (http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/historic-photo-shows-3rd-4th-and-5th-generation-combat-1727095944)
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: GTX_Admin September 01, 2015, 03:09:29 AM
Interesting lighting:

(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/b2/8b/00028bb2.jpeg)
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: GTX_Admin September 06, 2015, 06:37:04 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/rafale_over_baghdad1021-700x398_zpsw6grpzwl.jpg)
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: Vuk September 09, 2015, 10:51:32 PM
Although it is said that Serbian Air Force would overhaul some MiG-21s, some sources claim that easily this could be the last Fishbed flight in Serbia. At the moment, only two MiG-21UM fighter-trainer left flight capable...   :icon_crap:
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: ChernayaAkula September 10, 2015, 12:44:27 AM
([url]http://perso.orange.fr/aeromil-yf/2000_c_90_tigre_en_vol.jpg[/url])<...>


The 2000's intakes make it look like the painted-on Ouragan had side intakes that extended pretty far forward (F-102-style).  8)
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: GTX_Admin September 10, 2015, 03:04:58 AM
Imagine the decal sheets for these:

(http://www.sbap.be/foreign/for%20052.jpg)
(http://www.sbap.be/foreign/for%20095.jpg)
(http://www.sbap.be/foreign/for%20096.jpg)
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: Jeffry Fontaine September 10, 2015, 03:23:12 AM
Was "OE-FUK" not available? :)
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: elmayerle September 10, 2015, 07:49:39 AM
Was "OE-FUK" not available? :)
I'm so glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read that!  Good one, sir!
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: kerick September 10, 2015, 10:03:11 AM
So has the Shorts Skyvan become the VW hippie bus of the aircraft world?
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: The Big Gimper September 13, 2015, 09:47:34 AM
I passed this on Wednesday while driving to Quebec City.

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n547/CF-101B/Modelling%202015/70bc796f-5ec4-4bf1-b4b8-26d1d94a00be.jpg)
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: elmayerle September 13, 2015, 11:10:39 AM
I've seen a number of those wind turbine blades passing through here to west Texas; impressive works, they are.
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: The Big Gimper September 13, 2015, 06:24:30 PM
Fire suppression system triggered in the Air Transat hangar at Toronto Pearson. Malfunction. 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COtl3DgUsAAAGk7.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COtl3EIUsAAY4pM.jpg)
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: kerick September 14, 2015, 12:10:07 AM
That should put out any fire! Imagine if you were standing there.
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: GTX_Admin September 14, 2015, 02:15:13 AM
At least that one had no aircraft in the hangar...unlike these:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-G3NERGikRmY/VcFyYx-kEFI/AAAAAAADz7A/nPZUaFS5D9I/s640/spot_the_helicopters_26f0i.jpg)
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/05/19/article-2146454-132850E6000005DC-285_636x309.jpg)
(http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/c-17-charleston-afb-2011.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper September 14, 2015, 07:38:20 AM
Go Navy? Go Air Force? Go Smokey?

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--4x_c8QbK--/1103062478101027755.jpg)

Foxtrot Alpha: This SR-71, F-14, F-4 Formation Shot Is An Air Combat Dream Come True (http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/this-sr-71-f-14-f-4-formation-shot-is-an-air-combat-d-1682995373/1683011335)

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: kerick September 14, 2015, 10:24:56 AM
Looks like they are laying a smoke screen!
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: elmayerle September 14, 2015, 12:52:18 PM
At least that one had no aircraft in the hangar...unlike these:

([url]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-G3NERGikRmY/VcFyYx-kEFI/AAAAAAADz7A/nPZUaFS5D9I/s640/spot_the_helicopters_26f0i.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/05/19/article-2146454-132850E6000005DC-285_636x309.jpg[/url])
([url]http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/c-17-charleston-afb-2011.jpg[/url])

I've seen similar pictures of a hangar full of biz-jets.  That's got to be a mess to clean up.
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: Volkodav September 14, 2015, 05:45:07 PM
Better a clean up than a smouldering pile debris where you used to have a hanger full of expensive aircraft.
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: mrvr6 September 14, 2015, 08:07:50 PM
Go Navy? Go Air Force? Go Smokey?

([url]http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--4x_c8QbK--/1103062478101027755.jpg[/url])

Foxtrot Alpha: This SR-71, F-14, F-4 Formation Shot Is An Air Combat Dream Come True ([url]http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/this-sr-71-f-14-f-4-formation-shot-is-an-air-combat-d-1682995373/1683011335[/url])


i didnt know f14s were that smokey! pw engines?
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: Acree September 15, 2015, 02:13:08 AM
Looks like the #2 Phantom had a dual phlameout!
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: elmayerle September 15, 2015, 03:44:08 AM
Looks like the #2 Phantom had a dual phlameout!
Nope, he's just a non-smoker.
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: Vuk September 15, 2015, 04:22:51 AM
RAAF over Syria... http://images.defence.gov.au/fotoweb/grid.fwx?ArchiveID=5003&Search=S20152556 (http://images.defence.gov.au/fotoweb/grid.fwx?ArchiveID=5003&Search=S20152556)
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: GTX_Admin September 16, 2015, 02:36:19 AM
Damn...I thought the RAAF being part of Green Lantern Corps was being kept secret... ;)
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: Rickshaw September 16, 2015, 05:08:47 PM
Go Navy? Go Air Force? Go Smokey?

([url]http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--4x_c8QbK--/1103062478101027755.jpg[/url])

Foxtrot Alpha: This SR-71, F-14, F-4 Formation Shot Is An Air Combat Dream Come True ([url]http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/this-sr-71-f-14-f-4-formation-shot-is-an-air-combat-d-1682995373/1683011335[/url])


i didnt know f14s were that smokey! pw engines?


When you're pouring on the juice and the SR-71 is idling, what else could you expect?   :o
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: mrvr6 September 16, 2015, 07:08:45 PM
Go Navy? Go Air Force? Go Smokey?

([url]http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--4x_c8QbK--/1103062478101027755.jpg[/url])

Foxtrot Alpha: This SR-71, F-14, F-4 Formation Shot Is An Air Combat Dream Come True ([url]http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/this-sr-71-f-14-f-4-formation-shot-is-an-air-combat-d-1682995373/1683011335[/url])


i didnt know f14s were that smokey! pw engines?


When you're pouring on the juice and the SR-71 is idling, what else could you expect?   :o



id be surprised if that was the case. the sr71 doesnt have great acceleration at sensible speeds but the f14 is known to be a fast airplane
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: GTX_Admin September 17, 2015, 03:46:53 AM
Plus I don't believe the SR-71 was that fast at low altitude.
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: mrvr6 September 17, 2015, 05:40:09 AM
Plus I don't believe the SR-71 was that fast at low altitude.

i thought the same but couldnt find any info about it
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: Vuk September 18, 2015, 12:14:13 AM
Elephant Walk of RCAF CC-130J, 436th Transport Squadron, 8th Wing CFB Trenton, September 11th 2015.
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: The Big Gimper September 18, 2015, 06:56:40 AM
Elephant Walk of RCAF CC-130J, 436th Transport Squadron, 8th Wing CFB Trenton, September 11th 2015.

Another picture:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CO9AVujWUAAaZQQ.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin September 19, 2015, 02:35:08 AM
Nasty if this image was the last capture from the nose of a cruise missile moments before it released a package of submunitions across that lot... >:D
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: Vuk September 20, 2015, 12:44:33 AM
The shade and the mirror...
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: GTX_Admin September 20, 2015, 12:14:29 PM
Cool!
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: jschmus September 23, 2015, 02:46:15 AM
There's an ongoing series on Foxtrot Alpha about the Russians' latest adventures in Syria, and today's installment included this image of a Frogfoot unleashing hell on someone.

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/1441740340192794259.jpg)

It only took me four attempts to post this.
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: GTX_Admin September 23, 2015, 02:54:26 AM
Looks to be firing a couple of S-25 rockets.
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: taiidantomcat October 02, 2015, 12:00:45 AM
(https://urbanfragment.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/the-240-bravo-machine-guns-uh-60-black-hawk-ninewa-province-iraq.jpg)
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: jschmus October 10, 2015, 05:43:02 AM
More airplane porn courtesy of Gen Vagula:

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/forward-deployed-a-10-warthogs-bathe-under-the-aurora-b-1735678012 (http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/forward-deployed-a-10-warthogs-bathe-under-the-aurora-b-1735678012)
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: Weaver October 12, 2015, 09:09:49 PM
(https://urbanfragment.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/the-240-bravo-machine-guns-uh-60-black-hawk-ninewa-province-iraq.jpg)

Heh: you can get motorcycle scarves and face masks with those kind of things printed on them.... >:D
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: Weaver October 12, 2015, 09:11:01 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRG3HaWWcAAH7MN.jpg)

From here: https://twitter.com/jamie_aviacom/status/653504760033771520
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: perttime October 15, 2015, 01:33:29 PM
Seen on facebook...

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=pcb.10153518900145935&type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=pcb.10153518900145935&type=3)

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: apophenia October 18, 2015, 10:56:37 AM
Love how the wingtip shows up on MT-213!
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: The Big Gimper October 28, 2015, 01:29:12 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSVneWNWcAEgnA5.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter
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: The Big Gimper October 28, 2015, 01:44:19 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSVpIfiWoAASeI6.jpg)

@Sikorsky and @USMC have announced the successful first flight of the CH-53K at West Palm Beach, Florida

Source: ‏@JamesDrewNews
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: GTX_Admin October 31, 2015, 05:03:11 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DwjjzV6eebU/VfnjzS1LxtI/AAAAAAAAPf4/n1ol7GHTSNU/s1600/RAF%2B2.jpg)
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: Frank3k October 31, 2015, 06:49:45 AM
Valery Chkalov: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valery_Chkalov
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: Vuk November 02, 2015, 08:13:57 PM
Why do I think that our friend Tophe got something with this?  ;)
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: GTX_Admin November 06, 2015, 03:09:32 AM
(http://www.combatreform.org/HELIOSTALLIONrobharrisonskycamouflage.jpg)

(https://newd7000user.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/ov-10headon_hdr-web.jpg?w=791&h=523)
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: GTX_Admin November 08, 2015, 06:22:58 AM
Cool photo showing just how large some of the WWII aircraft really were - this is the pilot of a Kingfisher Floatplane:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/Kingfisher%20Cockpit_zps157kmwjt.jpg)
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: Frank3k November 09, 2015, 02:03:37 AM
Either that or it's a 1/72 scale pilot in a 1/48 plane.
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: GTX_Admin November 09, 2015, 03:18:01 AM
Either that or it's a 1/72 scale pilot in a 1/48 plane.

 ;D
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: The Big Gimper November 27, 2015, 11:27:20 PM
(http://media.dma.mil/2015/Feb/13/2001010592/888/591/0/150209-F-BW907-120.JPG)

Senior Airman Alex, front, and Staff Sgt. Ruben, Dragon Aircraft Maintenance Unit, balance the weight of a U-2 Dragon Lady to install pogo wheels for taxi at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Feb. 9, 2015.

Source: USAF - 455TH AEW PHOTOS
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: The Big Gimper November 29, 2015, 08:54:17 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CU-OGNzUYAI0L4o.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @B16722  This is one of favourite AA retro liveries: PSA’s livery on this A319. Photo: Miami (http://a.net (http://a.net)  user)
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: The Big Gimper November 30, 2015, 01:13:39 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CU0lLMRWsAAU4H3.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @DeptofDefense @USAirForce Airman looks out of an HH-60G toward an HC-130J Combat King II during a refueling demonstration.
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: The Big Gimper December 04, 2015, 03:43:23 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVKP1yCUEAATgdx.jpg:large)

Source: SeaWaves Magazine ‏@seawaves_mag  New Russian Il-80 Airborne Command Post
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: Weaver December 05, 2015, 03:32:18 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVarPsPWsAEiA5i.jpg:large)

From here: https://twitter.com/gwjphantom/status/672913508972044289
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: The Big Gimper December 05, 2015, 06:46:05 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUHBDrTXIAAzEpL.jpg:large)

Source: Hush Kit ‏@Hush_Kit  @gwjphantom A great new article! Flying and fighting in the Lightning http://wp.me/p2nGo9-2C9 (http://wp.me/p2nGo9-2C9)   
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: Vuk December 06, 2015, 11:20:58 PM
Super-Hornet or Growler?
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: GTX_Admin December 07, 2015, 02:26:16 AM
Super Hornet...a later one too since it has the updated ECS exhausts.  Here is a bigger version of a similar photo:

(http://www.museumsyndicate.com/images/6/56355.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper December 07, 2015, 09:50:29 AM
(http://cdn.airplane-pictures.net/images/uploaded-images/2010/7/28/96935.jpg)

Source: airplane-pictures.net. http://www.airplane-pictures.net/type.php?p=849&order=views (http://www.airplane-pictures.net/type.php?p=849&order=views)
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: GTX_Admin December 09, 2015, 02:53:26 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v655/DazDaMan/Spitfires/MH43442.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin December 09, 2015, 02:54:56 AM
(https://elpoderdelasgalaxias.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/wp_f-104g-vertical-bschwarz-l.jpg?w=650&h=976)
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: taiidantomcat December 09, 2015, 06:27:26 AM
(http://45.media.tumblr.com/843ba2b463c57bec759427098fe54979/tumblr_n55hdbQQjy1rfnw5zo1_400.gif)
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: GTX_Admin December 10, 2015, 02:55:31 AM
Without trying to upset anyone, I do believe that this photo showing the early stage of a nuclear test is quite cool:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/67/Hardtack_I_Poplar_001.jpg)

The full video from which the shot is taken is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U56FpM8iBEU&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U56FpM8iBEU&feature=youtu.be)
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: DFZ December 10, 2015, 03:33:14 AM
Nice catch... Didn't upset me, i'm not a supporter of nuclear weapons but the images of explosions are something else... Beautiful and at the same time, horrendous... I do like to watch them in video, but obviously, i wouldn't like to see one go off anywhere in the world nowadays.

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: The Big Gimper December 16, 2015, 01:46:57 AM
Greg: A nice Christmas gift for your cat:

(http://jeffdeboer.com/Portals/0/Seamless.Album/433/_photos/08tourneycat.jpg)

And one for your resident mouse:

(http://jeffdeboer.com/Portals/0/Seamless.Album/433/_photos/02tourneymouse.jpg)

More feline and Apodemus armour here: Jeff de Boer Gallery (http://jeffdeboer.com/Galleries/CatsandMice/tabid/77/Default.aspx)
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: Volkodav December 16, 2015, 12:46:20 PM
Imagine the bone deep lacerations that would result from trying to fit any of those to the average cat.
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: kerick December 16, 2015, 09:00:30 PM
 Putting armor on a cat paints a picture in my mind! 😂😂
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: The Big Gimper December 17, 2015, 07:04:58 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2693/4387376194_db3152f73b_b.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper December 17, 2015, 07:06:52 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2640/3864302236_793e0d7d73_b.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper December 17, 2015, 07:09:36 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2669/3812794203_ecd4e86afc_b.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper December 19, 2015, 09:13:15 AM
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/uwsjcmn5met3rbir0fj3.jpg)

Source: US Navy and Foxtrot Alpha
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: The Big Gimper December 19, 2015, 09:14:06 AM
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/ezbv1p4rnta8zmv4hbye.jpg)

Source: US Navy and Foxtrot Alpha
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: The Big Gimper December 20, 2015, 07:23:52 AM
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/hikywhkkvhzdpbtqt6bj.jpg)

Some good news came to Ukraine’s famous, albeit struggling aircraft manufacturer, Antonov, today. Saudi Arabia has announced that they are going to purchase 30 of the company’s new AN-178 jet transports. This is the first military order for the type and the largest single order to date. (http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/saudi-arabia-is-buying-30-of-these-new-ukrainian-built-1748807465?trending_test_five_b&utm_expid=66866090-76.Xf7HV5ZSS3i8CtAkjmzQiA.2&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Ffoxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com%2Fsaudi-arabia-is-buying-30-of-these-new-ukrainian-built-1748807465%3Ftrending_test_five_b)

Photo credits: Top photo via Vasiliy Koba/Wikicommons
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: The Big Gimper December 20, 2015, 07:46:14 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/278/20287604559_2a42e442e1_b.jpg)

Source: USAF
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: GTX_Admin December 21, 2015, 03:03:24 AM
Interesting combo:  I understand this was during trials of the Mi-28 by Sweden.

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p110/GTX_Christmas/Mi-28AandStrv121Sweden1995.jpg)
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: ChernayaAkula December 21, 2015, 05:45:16 AM
^ Nah, not Sweden. Here's the caption:
"Formerly the hunter and the hunted, now brothers in arms: Bundeswehr Leopard 2A4 with its new companion, a Mi-28 Havoc-A. Having been introduced into NVA service merely months before the Wall came down, the Bundeswehr was eager to adopt the practically brand-new helicopters (much like the MiG--29 Fulcrum)."


 ;) :P
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: taiidantomcat December 21, 2015, 06:25:11 AM
^ Nah, not Sweden. Here's the caption:
"Formerly the hunter and the hunted, now brothers in arms: Bundeswehr Leopard 2A4 with its new companion, a Mi-28 Havoc-A. Having been introduced into NVA service merely months before the Wall came down, the Bundeswehr was eager to adopt the practically brand-new helicopters (much like the MiG--29 Fulcrum)."


 ;) :P

Learn something new everyday  :)
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: ChernayaAkula December 21, 2015, 09:37:09 AM
Yeah, but only in terms of what-if history.  ;) It's all made up.  :P I had hoped the emoticons would convey that.
Story doesn't seem too far-fetched, though, does it?  ;) And the terrain could easily pass for the Northern German Plains and the Bundeswehr proving grounds there.
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: mrvr6 December 21, 2015, 06:22:55 PM
why is dangermouse hovering protectively above a tank?
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: GTX_Admin December 22, 2015, 02:50:02 AM
Yeah, but only in terms of what-if history.  ;) It's all made up.  :P I had hoped the emoticons would convey that.
Story doesn't seem too far-fetched, though, does it?  ;) And the terrain could easily pass for the Northern German Plains and the Bundeswehr proving grounds there.

you're evil.
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: GTX_Admin December 24, 2015, 04:02:12 AM
Russians in Syria:

(http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Su-25-dusk.jpg)
(http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Su-24-takeoff.jpg)
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: Weaver December 24, 2015, 07:29:47 PM
Harriers over Norway by Richard Cooke.

Richard Cooke's photography: http://www.richard-cooke.com/portfolio-2/default.htm (http://www.richard-cooke.com/portfolio-2/default.htm)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CW_FnPBWkAA--qf.jpg:large)

Posted on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/RowlandWhite/status/679979346753417216 (https://twitter.com/RowlandWhite/status/679979346753417216)

By Rowland White, who is well worth following: @RowlandWhite
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: The Big Gimper December 25, 2015, 10:35:18 PM
Three shades of grey.

(https://i.imgur.com/tJ3yk6X.jpg)

Source: Imgur and Jetphotos.net
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: kerick December 25, 2015, 11:16:40 PM
Nice!
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: GTX_Admin December 30, 2015, 05:36:10 AM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/79/de/26/79de263de3fe4de1b17ca8f47e0f77c8.jpg)
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: Vuk January 05, 2016, 01:38:16 AM
Everything is fine, nothing to worry about... Please, proceed as usual...  ;D
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: GTX_Admin January 17, 2016, 09:38:40 AM
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/4224ed6438c18eb65c9cf16bca2f8865/tumblr_mo8o8pxmpB1r9943oo1_r1_1280.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper January 19, 2016, 07:57:57 AM
Stumbled across this:

(http://simotron.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/le-jaguar-du-cev-apres-la-tempete-du-24-01-09.jpg)

The file name includes: 24-01-09. Looks to be a victim a bad wind storm.
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: elmayerle January 19, 2016, 10:33:14 AM
If you want to see what a really bad windstorm can do, look up what a tornado did when it swept across Carswell Field in 1954 or so, B-36's thrown around like so many tin toys.
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: kerick January 19, 2016, 12:52:01 PM
Reminds me of the pic of a Harrier in a ditch....
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: Volkodav January 19, 2016, 05:43:24 PM
Ironically the kids and I were looking through photos and videos of Darwin, Christmas 74, following Cyclone Tracy last night.  The devastation at the airport was something but seeing a patrol boat up on the beach, high and dry was something else.
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: GTX_Admin January 20, 2016, 02:41:02 AM
HMAS Attack:

(http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn3076273-v)

or HMAS Arrow:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1131/4603563038_4140069083_z.jpg)

See here (http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-arrow) for the details of what happened.
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: Volkodav January 20, 2016, 07:20:45 PM
There is the Arrow Bar at HMAS Coonawarra now.  I was there as a kid, don't think of it at all then get all funny looking at photos.
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: kerick January 20, 2016, 09:35:39 PM
HMAS Attack looks in better shape than the on behind it!
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: The Big Gimper January 27, 2016, 06:12:50 AM
Found this GIF on Imgur. Building a bridge in China.

http://i.imgur.com/wBcRz4e.gifv (http://i.imgur.com/wBcRz4e.gifv)
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: The Big Gimper January 29, 2016, 10:46:28 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZ01DyYWYAAsPMX.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter RCAF ‏@RCAF_ARC  First all #RCAF crew lands Cyclone on @RCN_MRC frigate:
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: Alvis 3.1 January 29, 2016, 12:39:00 PM
I didn't think I'd live long enough to see a Sea King replacement actually land aboard one of our ships,


Alvis 3.1
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: taiidantomcat January 29, 2016, 01:40:35 PM
I didn't think I'd live long enough to see a Sea King replacement actually land aboard one of our ships,


Alvis 3.1

seriously.
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: Vuk February 04, 2016, 03:00:41 AM
Preparations for Indian Navy IFR 2016

https://ifr16.indiannavy.gov.in/introduction-to-ifr-2016.htm
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: kerick February 04, 2016, 08:40:42 AM
This looks interesting. Lots of opportunities for ship and aircraft pics.
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: The Big Gimper February 05, 2016, 08:55:54 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CX3SZw9WcAA3h8y.jpg:large)

Harrier GR.1s lined up at Dunsfold for a press facility #OnThisDay 1968 #avgeek

Source Twitter: ‏@AHB_RAF  Jan 4
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: The Big Gimper February 15, 2016, 08:16:20 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CbM02JOXIAAS3JE.jpg:large)

No longer to be found in the UK MC-130H 87-0024 with its crew eyes on as it flies thru a Wales valley in 2014

Source Twitter: @gwjphantom
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: finsrin February 15, 2016, 09:03:52 AM
Impressed - China has that figured out !

Used elsewhere ?
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: The Big Gimper February 18, 2016, 11:01:12 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CbgKknKXIAAldcs.jpg:large)

Various types of aircraft operational in the U.S. Air Force fly in single formation over the Florida Gulf Coast, 1956

Source Twitter: @classicNavalAir
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: ChernayaAkula February 19, 2016, 01:19:29 AM
Whoa! Look at the size of the Scorpion! :o
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: The Big Gimper February 20, 2016, 06:03:28 AM
A video of the Airbus AAAAA2000MMMMM Atlas:

http://youtu.be/s0hCcxBmUHA (http://youtu.be/s0hCcxBmUHA)
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: The Big Gimper February 20, 2016, 09:10:37 AM
Actually artwork:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AWsirzhligA/VsYRjgqF11I/AAAAAAAANxw/5USZO7HDWQo/s1600/global-6000-swordfish-mpa.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gmloO8bCQoA/VsYRvWjiSSI/AAAAAAAANx0/e4c0zVgrHR4/s1600/bombardier-q400-saab-swordfish-mpa.jpg)

Saab offers Bombardier platforms for Swordfish maritime surveillance system
Saab has introduced two new Bombardier aircraft platforms for its Swordfish airborne maritime surveillance mission system for maritime patrol aircraft (MPA).

Read more here (http://www.aviationanalysis.net/2016/02/saab-offers-bombardier-platforms-for-swordfish.html).
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: GTX_Admin February 20, 2016, 01:16:08 PM
Yep, the above was reported here in Singapore this last week.
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: The Big Gimper February 20, 2016, 07:54:23 PM
Yep, the above was reported here in Singapore this last week.

Is there anything else worth reporting from the show?
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: taiidantomcat February 20, 2016, 11:52:05 PM
Yep, the above was reported here in Singapore this last week.


Subtle brag detected  ;)  ;D

(http://www.traceyhigginbotham.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Flightline.jpg)
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: elmayerle February 21, 2016, 01:10:29 AM
Beautiful moody picture of V-22's; thank you for sharing that one.  Any idea of the location?

That one with the opened-up panels in the upper nacelle shows just how packed that area is.
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: taiidantomcat February 21, 2016, 07:08:20 AM
Beautiful moody picture of V-22's; thank you for sharing that one.  Any idea of the location?

That one with the opened-up panels in the upper nacelle shows just how packed that area is.

I'm guessing Afghanistan just because the photographer has other pictures from Afghanistan, however this one is not specified  :icon_crap:
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: elmayerle February 25, 2016, 06:44:13 AM
Beautiful moody picture of V-22's; thank you for sharing that one.  Any idea of the location?

That one with the opened-up panels in the upper nacelle shows just how packed that area is.

I'm guessing Afghanistan just because the photographer has other pictures from Afghanistan, however this one is not specified  :icon_crap:
The location has been verified as Afghanistan by the V-22 Program Manager who is a retired USMC V-22 pilot and served over there.  Those walls are known as "Texas barriers" and are to prevent sympathetic damage if one of them gets hit.
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: GTX_Admin February 27, 2016, 04:55:50 AM
Nice scheme:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kh4As_cfRoc/VswAllkVvBI/AAAAAAAAPqE/ZKBW9hb7SZQ/s1600/IRAN%2BF-1BQ%2B3-6406%2BNUEVO%2BCAMO%2BTEHERAN%2BMEHRABAD%2B04-01-2016.jpg)
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: Volkodav February 27, 2016, 10:10:56 AM
Just love the lines of the F1 in probably any scheme I could think of. 
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: The Big Gimper February 29, 2016, 08:21:55 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CcU9c3dWAAEqT85.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: @commonsaviation
Vickers Viscount Type 757 of @AirCanada at Toronto Airport (Ex-Malton) in 1971
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: apophenia March 01, 2016, 11:19:43 AM
Very nice! Viscount c/n 274 was a bit luckless. Within two years of that photo, she was withdrawn from service.

Here is the 'after' shot  :P
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: Jeffry Fontaine March 01, 2016, 11:27:32 AM
Very nice! Viscount c/n 274 was a bit luckless. Within two years of that photo, she was withdrawn from service.

Here is the 'after' shot  :P

Was she left unattended in Detroit?  :)
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: The Big Gimper March 03, 2016, 11:41:20 PM
Commemorative Air Force B-29 Air-to-Air video

https://vimeo.com/156220454

Source: Aero Media Group (https://vimeo.com/aeromediagroup)
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: The Big Gimper March 04, 2016, 11:07:58 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CctmLJIXEAEAEuh.jpg:large)

Source Twitter:  ‏@RCAF_ARC.  2015 Demo CF-188 at 2015 #Bagotville Air Show - Photo: Ken Lin
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: The Big Gimper March 12, 2016, 05:14:15 AM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/t31.0-8/12823335_10154551365569989_2316679739367105402_o.jpg)

Source Facebook: USAF: Air Force Week In Photos March 11, 2016 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154551365439989.1073741944.119105629988&type=3)
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: Logan Hartke March 12, 2016, 05:16:20 AM
Yeah, that's just plain awesome.

Cheers,

Logan
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: abtex March 13, 2016, 01:38:32 AM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/8d/da/24/8dda245228943673f57df406ebecef08.jpg)
The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2 (2172 km/h or 1,350 mph).
Taken in April 1985 by Adrian Meredith, from an RAF Tornado attack fighter, which only rendezvoused with Concorde for 4 minutes over the Irish Sea: The Tornado was rapidly running out of fuel, struggling to keep up with Concorde at Mach 2.

I'm mainly sharing it for the fact that the Tornado couldn't keep up... Shows what a great piece of engineering the Concorde was.

or My copy of the picture -- https://www.pinterest.com/pin/379709812314168802/ (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/379709812314168802/)
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: The Big Gimper March 13, 2016, 02:02:01 AM
Wow!!! Beauty in Motion.

Is it just me or do I see the pilot of the Concorde mooning the Tornado crew?  :o
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: GTX_Admin March 13, 2016, 06:35:25 AM
Matching the above photo:

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3T4-B7sMa3U/Vt5uOXHky5I/AAAAAAABPvE/WRROAbNjYrg/s1600/2447517.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin March 19, 2016, 05:25:24 AM
There might be a common theme here...

(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/b5/31/000331b5_big.jpeg) (http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/b5/31/000331b5.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/bd/31/000331bd_big.jpeg) (http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/bd/31/000331bd.jpeg)

Click on images to get high rez versions.
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: taiidantomcat March 19, 2016, 06:07:35 AM
French friers?  ;D
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: GTX_Admin March 19, 2016, 07:18:20 AM
We really need a French, 3-engined fighter (French Viper or NR-349 anyone?) to complete the set: 1 engine, 2 engines, 3 ...
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: The Big Gimper March 19, 2016, 08:27:34 AM
A SR -71 top and F-12 bottom playing with a F-104 before mocking it by accelerating to mach 3.   :o

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12509549_10153420353581314_5383837023039437179_n.jpg?oh=fe4cdc1e00616bf0c11e9fb94fb54e00&oe=57953423)

Source: Facebook : CF-104 Starfighter Group
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: Vuk March 20, 2016, 03:40:32 PM
There might be a common theme here...
Something like this?  ;)
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: Old Wombat March 21, 2016, 07:34:28 PM
Hot French butts! ;)
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: The Big Gimper March 24, 2016, 08:11:44 AM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/t31.0-8/10688119_10154078183732518_4418777664879060842_o.jpg)

An opening in the clouds spotted during an Australian Royal Flying Doctors Service flight from Townsville to Richmond in Queensland.

Source: Royal Flying Doctors
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: The Big Gimper March 24, 2016, 11:45:16 PM
In Flight Reading material for the SR-71 crew.

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/eovopx7yvebpbf7br2as.jpg)

Story here: That Time An SR-71 Made An Emergency Landing In Norway After Spying On The Soviets (http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/that-time-an-sr-71-made-an-emergency-landing-in-norway-1765436508)


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: GTX_Admin March 26, 2016, 02:15:21 AM
A series showing Australian M113s and M1A1s in action...

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iyV_wbFc0Ag/VvJTqfZg-yI/AAAAAAABQMY/ix5UMEwfYKg9bMRqpfxxQLL-pKXvqRsMQ/s1600/10633306_1741986659347690_6058803982401229807_o.jpg)
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ETMhp0dwvf4/VvJTqcCbvhI/AAAAAAABQMU/n7SQd89kjuA_0lZcw9JPuZxkmx-m7AoTQ/s1600/11696592_1741985959347760_7764308229084902620_o.jpg)
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0ErAGgFLTkI/VvJTrqambqI/AAAAAAABQMc/QxwdTknzBZU6TBUppO5-pTd0RCqy-8LOg/s1600/11930812_1741982956014727_9159922389641333865_o.jpg)
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EJy1OBiQuIE/VvJTuNGyVQI/AAAAAAABQMg/gI-w4qIShWI4bfzJ27wPqr8n3waFyHl8Q/s1600/12377816_1741983109348045_8091443006960651213_o.jpg)
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nEegIDHjx0k/VvJTxx1f4fI/AAAAAAABQMs/B2JNKnvky8gaeFL1sDgFmSRwG2U4O-vlw/s1600/12525237_1741983726014650_3124207259585837784_o.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper March 27, 2016, 07:10:03 PM
Found this while researching the GE90 engine:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/07/Ge-747-N747GE-020918-03.jpg)

Source: Wiki-o-pedia
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: GTX_Admin March 28, 2016, 03:02:18 AM
Interestng...two GE90s have only slightly less thrust than 4 engines (regardless of type).  Now if one was to also take into account the lower drag/weight, it might be feasible to have a twin engined 747...any takers?
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: ChernayaAkula March 28, 2016, 07:09:26 AM
^ Tristar-ize it!  :)
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: GTX_Admin March 28, 2016, 07:18:13 AM
^ Tristar-ize it!  :)

Similar to:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/17/91/5e/17915efc275db043db3fbf43a53d1e03.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin March 28, 2016, 07:19:07 AM
Or maybe go the canard version (with engine on canard):

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/-qGKIXM3sVU8/T6MAI9iB8aI/AAAAAAAAHRE/ejgamy4S90M/image%25255B3%25255D.png?imgmax=800)
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: The Big Gimper March 28, 2016, 09:55:36 PM
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12321563_10153926640606043_5466139100730506296_n.jpg?oh=6ef7f8e6a3752b127e8eaba77b2e4e77&oe=57943EE2)

Columbine II Flight.

After descending from 9,500ft to about 1,500ft for our final few miles to Mt. Pleasant, TX, Columbine II joined up on the B-25's six-o'clock position once more with Lake Bob Sandlin in the background. Mid America Flight Museum, Dynamic Aviation ‪#‎AF1‬ ‪#‎ColumbineII‬ ‪#‎air2air‬ ‪#‎AvGeek‬ ‪#‎Vintage‬ #8610

Source: Facebook - Boneyard Safari (https://www.facebook.com/BoneyardSafari/)
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: The Big Gimper March 29, 2016, 04:41:38 AM
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/t31.0-8/11884655_1619930924963067_4616912851353001673_o.png)

Classic lineage - formation shot of the legendary NAA fighters, taken over Fort Wayne Indiana.

The idea was Vlado Lenoch's who owned at the time Moonbeam McSwine. It's interesting to note that despite the initial impression of the aircraft being totally dissimilar, you can actually notice the design transition from WW2 prime fighter to a 'Nam Fast-Mover via the exquisite F-86 of the Korean War era.

Source: Facebook - John Dibbs - The Plane Picture Company (https://www.facebook.com/theplanepicture/?fref=nf)
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: The Big Gimper March 29, 2016, 09:42:56 AM
This is a Facebook video. Not sure how to best present it.

Titled: Unseen footage of mistakes

https://www.facebook.com/bloodyfighters22/videos/692547500847558/ (https://www.facebook.com/bloodyfighters22/videos/692547500847558/)
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: elmayerle March 29, 2016, 09:52:13 AM
This is why they now do separation trials in the wind tunnel, first.  Near-field aerodynamics can do all sorts of unique and interesting flows.
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: Vuk March 30, 2016, 04:45:17 PM
A 1966 selfie?  ;)
Lt Col Leslie R. Leavoy, Vietnam 1966
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: The Big Gimper April 05, 2016, 12:41:55 AM
Not cool for the passengers on both A/C but this never should have happened.

(http://www.jacdec.de/WP/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/vkqgctjebldw.jpg)

(http://usimages.detik.com/community/media/visual/2016/04/04/4353b912-1d9c-4e3f-b12e-7ba86ca7eb9e_169.jpg?w=780&q=90)

A major ground collission occured at Jakarta-Halim Airport in darkness when the Boeing 737 has commenced its to take-off from runway 24.

At a point about 1000 meters down the runway, its left outer wing hit the tail of the smaller ATR-42 aircraft.

The force of the collision literally ripped the entire tail off and and the left wing of the ATR off. About 90% of tail and the left wing from the wingtip to the left engine were missing.

Full story here (http://www.jacdec.de/2016/04/04/2016-04-04-batik-b737-800-and-atr-42-major-ground-collision-at-jakarta/).
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: The Big Gimper April 05, 2016, 02:25:47 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CfNahvRWIAEm-xU.jpg:large)

Source: @classicairline  CF-TIX DC8 @AirCanada in 1976.
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: The Big Gimper April 05, 2016, 02:35:08 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYCJrzLWcAADk7A.jpg:large)

Good clear picture of the engine transport pod / external weapons pod.

Source: ClassicAirlinePhotos Retweeted Sparky Rogers ‏@theactualsparky
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: The Big Gimper April 05, 2016, 08:25:18 PM
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11202085_1042088999203732_965620522290566270_n.jpg?oh=3800e5e91ac5a166fe27ca6baba97cf1&oe=5781E9BA)

Source: Facebook - The Vault of the Atomic Space Age
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: apophenia April 06, 2016, 06:30:20 AM
Source: @classicairline  CF-TIX DC8 @AirCanada in 1976.

Ooo, that is pretty  :)
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: The Big Gimper April 06, 2016, 08:31:50 AM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/12909474_989004791192501_7431592617690873877_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/t31.0-8/12916893_989004801192500_96937643566722700_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/t31.0-8/12901377_989004794525834_3372601040031578146_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xla1/v/t1.0-9/12341256_917669334992714_2909007940273268700_n.jpg?oh=075bcf181dcee642c0d3bdda4c62f19c&oe=5788C718)

The CF-18 Demonstration Jet is unveiled during a ceremony at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, on 5 April, 2016.
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: apophenia April 07, 2016, 02:53:04 AM
Great concept. Love the BCATP sketches on the fins ... nice touch.
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: The Big Gimper April 11, 2016, 06:18:39 AM
In 2014, an intense microburst swept across the US Air Force Academy ramp in Colorado Springs, CO.

It was so powerful, it forced several of the tow planes to make unplanned takeoffs. One things's for sure: watching this will give you a healthy respect for microbursts.

Thar' She Blows Capt'n! (http://youtu.be/b_WmjWAGkLI)
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: The Big Gimper April 11, 2016, 07:54:17 AM
Adding in flight pictures:

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/12961315_990722161020764_3741235800654345572_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/t31.0-8/12957456_990722167687430_1874579456982758271_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/12961145_990722187687428_275459365563227356_o.jpg)

Source: Facebook - Canadian Forces CF18 Demo Team (https://www.facebook.com/CF18Demo/?fref=photo)
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: GTX_Admin April 12, 2016, 02:32:18 AM
Hmmm...imagine doing the step up from a Harvard to a Hornet :o
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: The Big Gimper April 14, 2016, 03:00:06 AM
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/12961362_975618445825497_7159374757873514908_o.jpg)


"The story behind the picture of the Convair 880 on takeoff attests to one of the most unforgettable moments of my life.

For two years prior to the airplane’s retirement, I photographed the machine from a crew member’s viewpoint.

I had gotten plenty of decent shots but still needed something unique that would leave a lasting memory—Thus, the idea of a head-on image was born.

We had four early-morning 880 departures out of our Houston base during the window of opportunity, when the sun’s angle would be just right.

With permission from our chief pilot and the FAA, another second officer, Tom LeBoutillier, and I showed up at the airport one morning to discuss our plan with all four captains who would be departing at the critical hour.

Tom would take color photographs, and I, black-and-white. Each captain promised to hold his climb out down for the picture.

Loaded with more enthusiasm than good sense, we managed to get the FAA to drive us to the end of the runway in a government car.

The guy behind the wheel was anything but friendly and seemed intent on being as uncooperative as possible. We walked the last hundred yards to the easternmost end of the east-west runway.

Feeling decidedly uncomfortable on an active runway without the attachment of an airplane, I watched the first Convair taxi into position almost two miles away.

The signature black exhaust confirmed that he was rolling. Closer and closer it came, then ... liftoff. He passed well overhead; far too high for the shot we needed. The same was true for the next three.

I knew each captain was doing his best to help in the effort, but when all my prints were developed that night, I had nothing but pictures of 880 underbellies. We’d have to try again the next day.

With several 8x10s as illustrations, we showed the next morning’s crews what didn’t work the day before. They were all eager to help.

Just before leaving operations with the same FAA guy, one of the captains, John Steiger, approached with a grin on his face. “So you need a little help, huh?” His was to be the third of four departures.

Knowing he would rise to the occasion, I replied that we did. “I’ll take care of it,” he promised. I wondered about the sly smile on his face as he walked away.

The first two takeoffs were as unproductive as those of the previous day. Then John’s airplane took the runway, blackening the air behind him as he brought the power up. There was slow movement at first, then the speed became noticeable. Liftoff. He kept the machine near the ground, but the gear remained extended.

“C’mon, c’mon, John,” I urged aloud, “get the gear up!” Closer and closer he loomed. Finally, the wheels began to retract. My initial elation changed to something more visceral when facing the approaching airliner with four exhaust plumes blowing hard against the concrete.

The airplane filled the frame as I released the shutter a final time. In horror, I threw two cameras over my head and went for the dirt, certain there was no way out of our foolish predicament.

As soon as he boomed by, I grabbed one of the cameras and cranked off a few more frames from the prone position, then glanced at the FAA guy. He had come to life and was bent over with laughter.

Several years after that memorable morning, I was flying copilot for Steiger on a Lockheed 1011. Sitting comfortably at altitude, he turned to me. “Do you remember that picture we did of the 880?”

“How could I ever forget it, John?”

“I was wondering if you’d like to re-create it with the 1011?”

“Go to hell!”

Working at my new position as chief pilot in Houston one afternoon in 1988, a mechanic friend walked in to talk about the large 880 picture hanging behind my desk.

“Do you know where that airplane is now?” he asked.

“Actually, I thought it had been scrapped.”

“It never was.” he said. “Elvis Presley bought that very ship, and it’s now on display in Graceland.”

Signed, Larry Pullen

 
Source: Facebook - Classic Airliner Videos
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: The Big Gimper April 15, 2016, 03:17:57 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xla1/t31.0-8/12971024_1108082932590154_6387562033381679113_o.jpg)

Source: Facebook - SIERRA HOTEL AERONAUTICS
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: GTX_Admin April 15, 2016, 03:21:42 AM
Uh Oh!  Someone in that canoe is going to be filing a complaint soon...
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: GTX_Admin April 15, 2016, 03:23:53 AM
In the spirit of the moment (and ignoring any political rantings), I love these shots:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cf8jTktVIAAARCD.jpg)(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cf8jRqCUIAAN35P.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper April 15, 2016, 04:52:55 AM
That time a Soviet bomber crashed into the sea after buzzing a U.S. aircraft carrier

Low passages of Russian planes on U.S. Navy warships (and vice versa) are somehow frequent as the recent flybys of Russian Su-24 Fencer bombers on USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea prove.
Usually, such “shows of force” are uneventful, however, about 50 years ago, a close encounter at sea had a deadly ending.

On May 25, 1968 a Soviet Badger-F aircraft flew some very low flybys close to USN carrier USS Essex in the Norwegian sea.
After the last pass, the aircraft, piloted by Colonel Andrey Pliyev, stalled and crashed into the sea.
According to “Cold War Warriors” the footage was considered classified by the Soviets and never shown in Russia until 2008.

Low pass with a deadly ending. (http://youtu.be/l3bijF2--os)
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: Gingie April 15, 2016, 08:48:58 PM
In the spirit of the moment (and ignoring any political rantings), I love these shots:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cf8jTktVIAAARCD.jpg)(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cf8jRqCUIAAN35P.jpg)

But..but..but Tower told Ghostrider the pattern was full!!!
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: The Big Gimper April 21, 2016, 04:14:27 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CggujohUsAAcNS_.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter - Andrew Rader ‏@marsrader
At liftoff, Saturn V was approximately 94% propellant by mass (typical aircraft ~30%). Only 0.2% returned to Earth.
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: The Big Gimper April 23, 2016, 01:14:49 AM
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/13001095_10153573103653499_1678279491007431702_n.jpg?oh=56971a1597ffe2038ff6aaed3e23b9d4&oe=57792FD8)

Source: Facebook - Just Flight
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: The Big Gimper April 23, 2016, 02:52:20 AM
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/t31.0-8/13041224_1203200773053891_2141794586939083495_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/s960x960/13055129_1203200733053895_1645037382292838081_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/t31.0-8/s2048x2048/13071849_1203200726387229_7557081415284156511_o.jpg)

A CH-148 Cyclone helicopter moves into position over the flight deck of Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Montreal, for deck evolutions on April 20, 2016 off the coast of Nova Scotia.

Source: Facebook - CF Combat Camera / Caméra de combat des FC
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: GTX_Admin April 23, 2016, 06:23:02 AM
Couple of cool F-35C photos:

(https://www.f35.com/assets/uploads/images/2Afterburner-Activated-news.jpg)
(https://www.f35.com/assets/uploads/images/7Up-up-away.jpg)
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: Old Wombat April 23, 2016, 06:24:50 PM
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/13001095_10153573103653499_1678279491007431702_n.jpg?oh=56971a1597ffe2038ff6aaed3e23b9d4&oe=57792FD8)

Source: Facebook - Just Flight

The only good use I've ever seen for a "selfie-stick". :)
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: GTX_Admin April 24, 2016, 05:46:23 AM
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/ac768c851d86280bee869d59fcb183d4/tumblr_o5dqewmBUt1t8fn1yo1_1280.jpg)
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: Old Wombat April 24, 2016, 01:00:37 PM
Woh! Scary lookin'! :o
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: ChernayaAkula April 24, 2016, 02:58:39 PM
We should really have an up-to-date kit of the Havoc!  :icon_punal:
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: mrvr6 April 24, 2016, 05:09:05 PM
([url]http://40.media.tumblr.com/ac768c851d86280bee869d59fcb183d4/tumblr_o5dqewmBUt1t8fn1yo1_1280.jpg[/url])


dangermouse
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: kerick April 24, 2016, 09:36:40 PM
I was going to say a Havoc kit would be nice for kitbashing and whiffery but it it already looks like a product of that effort!
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: GTX_Admin April 25, 2016, 05:35:57 AM
We should really have an up-to-date kit of the Havoc!  :icon_punal:

In 1/48!!!
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: Old Wombat April 25, 2016, 06:49:41 AM
We should really have an up-to-date kit of the Havoc!  :icon_punal:

In 1/48!!!

Or 1/35! ;)
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: The Big Gimper April 27, 2016, 09:13:28 AM
(http://media.jrn.com/images/N0013421941--591461.JPG)

For four Marines, coming together after 50 years is all about getting it right.

Full Story is here (http://www.naplesnews.com/news/local/for-four-marines-coming-together-after-50-years-is-all-about-getting-it-right-30d97d32-3e13-0755-e05-376860281.html).
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: GTX_Admin May 02, 2016, 05:54:20 AM
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p110/GTX_Christmas/jaguar_fighter.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper May 02, 2016, 06:50:32 AM
Was the Jaguar the only aircraft with over the wing missile capability?
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: GTX_Admin May 02, 2016, 08:13:40 AM
Was the Jaguar the only aircraft with over the wing missile capability?

Theoretically one could classify the overwing rocket pods used by some Lightnings as "missiles" but generally I believe you are correct.

(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/overwing-missiles-920-7.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=920)
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: The Big Gimper May 02, 2016, 09:18:11 PM
I hope the crew of the photo ship received danger pay! Lancaster with a Grand Slam.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13124486_1119624498102664_1780418453110690595_n.jpg?oh=9f4f99a4d88b1d1192ffd7c59784d9d4&oe=579A8886)

Source: Facebook - SIERRA HOTEL AERONAUTICS
 
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: taiidantomcat May 02, 2016, 09:29:06 PM
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/3f44b9f53d8a6b6cab92dafd58324ab3/tumblr_nukw22b3ys1u8mm1mo1_1280.jpg)
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: elmayerle May 03, 2016, 04:28:20 AM
Got these two in the mail over the weekend, a remote operating base refueling demo from the V-22 to the F-35B.  I could see this as a basis for a diorama with a F-35B in Blue Angels markings and a MV-22B in the markings of their support aircraft.
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: GTX_Admin May 04, 2016, 02:00:44 AM
Hi Res versions of former + more:

(http://www.edwards.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/2016/04/160420-F-CX978-004.JPG)
(http://www.edwards.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/2016/04/160420-F-CX978-011.JPG)
(http://www.edwards.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/2016/04/160420-F-CX978-007.JPG)
(http://www.edwards.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/2016/04/160420-F-CX978-016.JPG)

Click on each image to get larger version
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: elmayerle May 05, 2016, 03:50:29 AM
A redneck V-22 effort!  I wonder how it does with the jumping over police cars stunt that the "Dukes of Hazzard' were always doing?
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: kerick May 05, 2016, 09:07:02 AM
Its got a couch in the back for Granny and Ellie May to ride in!
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: Old Wombat May 05, 2016, 09:38:29 AM
A redneck V-22 effort!  I wonder how it does with the jumping over police cars stunt that the "Dukes of Hazzard' were always doing?

Pretty well, from the look of that photo, it's already getting airborne. ;)
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: The Big Gimper May 09, 2016, 07:16:10 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cho2vH6WwAQv9Ci.jpg:large)

FIREPOWER..... Suns out, guns out, kind of.

Source: Twitter @lloydhphoto
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: The Big Gimper May 09, 2016, 07:18:24 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ch9FGsDXEAAsEAS.jpg:large)

Sea King, Merlin and Wildcat

Source: Twitter @akefford

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: The Big Gimper May 09, 2016, 07:21:58 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ch326SYXIAAp9_5.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter @PAF_Falcons
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: Vuk May 11, 2016, 02:42:39 PM
Aaahm... amphibian infantry?  ;)
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: GTX_Admin May 12, 2016, 08:41:05 AM
(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/word/wtf-question-mark-sign-smiley-emoticon.gif)
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: GTX_Admin May 12, 2016, 09:47:40 AM
One for Brian:

(http://www.vintagewings.ca/Portals/0/Vintage_Stories/News%20Stories%20N/1000%20Aircraft%20Photos/1000AP47.jpg)
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: Old Wombat May 12, 2016, 01:35:08 PM
Spats with ankle freezers! ;)
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: perttime May 12, 2016, 02:56:35 PM
But what is it?
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: GTX_Admin May 12, 2016, 04:04:57 PM
It's the Bernard V.4, a racing aircraft. The V.4 was actually a land adaptation of the Bernard H.V.120 seaplane racer.
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: aerospacer May 15, 2016, 07:45:02 AM
Aaahm... amphibian infantry?  ;)

"Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waist_Deep_in_the_Big_Muddy) instantly came to mind.

Martin
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: The Big Gimper May 17, 2016, 07:05:21 PM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13256292_10207745125885064_3490681227394922488_n.jpg?oh=11b9a15dab3d8ad17a0fe9b2cf319d03&oe=57D47BF3)

These two gentlemen represent the first and the last person's to fly the F-4 Phantom. Bob Little (flew the prototype) and Ron King (last USAF Pliot).

Source: Facebook - Warbirds News
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: The Big Gimper May 19, 2016, 11:28:16 PM
The last of the few: Photographer captures pin-sharp images of the final 55 airworthy Spitfires using just a handheld camera

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/05/19/10/345E6B9600000578-0-image-m-61_1463649429510.jpg)
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/05/19/10/345E734700000578-0-image-m-63_1463649525332.jpg)
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/05/19/10/345E722E00000578-0-image-m-70_1463650087110.jpg)

See and Read more here (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3598540/The-Photographer-captures-pin-sharp-images-final-55-airworthy-Spitfires-using-just-handheld-camera.html).

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: taiidantomcat May 20, 2016, 12:01:10 AM
I am enchanted  :-*
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: The Big Gimper May 25, 2016, 06:43:50 PM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13235484_1221562511187090_1852794640071243386_o.jpg)

Source: Facebook AirshowStuff
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: The Big Gimper May 26, 2016, 01:09:44 AM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13232896_10153523492866850_6119522162454952218_n.jpg?oh=2fa328160f2084500b6a076108a1c239&oe=57D66F81)

Source: Facebook www.Customikes.com (http://www.Customikes.com)

 
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: GTX_Admin May 27, 2016, 03:03:06 AM
Love the Hornet.

Someone has to build that bike.
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: GTX_Admin May 28, 2016, 04:48:09 AM
(http://archive.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/newsphoto/2005-11/051125-N-7241L-004.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin May 29, 2016, 05:01:23 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/HVAS2A2.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper May 29, 2016, 05:05:01 AM
The Mach loop is on my bucket list.

(http://www.mjaviation.co.uk/images/Web/CorrisCorner1.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin June 01, 2016, 03:43:44 AM
(http://65.media.tumblr.com/a9e1c924c11a6dc84627f7d1a7afa1fc/tumblr_nmjpkbL1hV1txx6x7o1_1280.jpg)
(http://67.media.tumblr.com/8356bebb1c117b94cc5c5abcf7620414/tumblr_nmjpkbL1hV1txx6x7o2_1280.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper June 02, 2016, 11:23:00 AM
F-35C @ NAS Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth (NFW).

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13317048_10154083366494404_620909043686902044_o.jpg)

Source: Facebook The Chicken Works: The Aviation Art of J.P. Santiago
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: The Big Gimper June 04, 2016, 03:34:17 AM
RCAF CT-155 Harvard II painted in 419 Moose Squadron Colours

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13320969_10153729934401482_8622840996538728348_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13320464_10153729936296482_2810880064355254262_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13320767_10153729936766482_7270910646296898453_o.jpg)

Source: Facebook Vintage Wings
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: GTX_Admin June 04, 2016, 07:02:26 AM
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/b5/6a/00036ab5.jpeg)
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: GTX_Admin June 04, 2016, 07:03:28 AM
The RCAF CT-155 Harvard II looks odd with missiles in that scheme.  One almost expects to see wing guns...
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: The Big Gimper June 04, 2016, 09:16:42 AM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13305160_1156572621060332_6809285466910254691_o.jpg)

#OTD 3 Jun 1949 at Edwards Air Force Base - The XF-90 made its first flight, flown by Lockheed test pilot Tony LeVier. The XF-90 was Lockheed’s entry in the Air Force’s Penetration Fighter competition but never went into production due to being underpowered. This undated Edwards History Office file photo is one of the two XF-90 aircraft built.

Source: Facebook Edwards Air Force Base
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: dy031101 June 06, 2016, 11:33:18 AM
Banner of a political commentary channel on YouTube.

I know it's not a photo, but I can't think of anywhere else where this picture applies.
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: elmayerle June 06, 2016, 12:01:15 PM
The RCAF CT-155 Harvard II looks odd with missiles in that scheme.  One almost expects to see wing guns...
MB.339 in similar scheme with gun pods?  It has been cleared for them on at least the inboard hardpoints.
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: The Big Gimper June 07, 2016, 12:34:40 AM
A CC-177 Globemaster III lands at 19 Wing CFB Comox. Click on image for a higher resolution.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13391594_10153496275496237_2562098634149933960_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13411918_10153496278671237_2432366347555697231_o.jpg)

Source: Facebook Royal Canadian Air Force. Photo courtesy of Stuart Sanders of Leading Edge Aviation Photography.
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: Jeffry Fontaine June 07, 2016, 01:04:07 AM
Nice!
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: AXOR June 07, 2016, 09:17:39 PM
MiG -21 Lance-R B

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1442/25987275386_bff5665f2b_b.jpg)

Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/liviudnistran (https://www.flickr.com/photos/liviudnistran)
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: The Big Gimper June 10, 2016, 10:39:02 PM
A CF-188 Demo Hornet, CF-86 Sabre flown by Colonel (retired) Chris Hadfield, and a CT-114 Tutor painted in the colours of the Centennial of Flight conduct a chase formation over the Abbotsford International Airshow on August 6, 2009. PHOTO: DND

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13392124_10153504632221237_3807354152704001246_o.jpg)

Source: Facebook Royal Canadian Air Force
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: The Big Gimper June 14, 2016, 01:27:25 AM
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13411864_1374502999233668_252180916502928371_o.jpg)

Twenty-five B-57B and C-model Canberra medium bombers form a giant letter M in front of the Martin Airport—now Martin State Airport—tower at Middle River, Maryland, in this publicity shot from 1954. A total of 202 B-57Bs and 38B-57Cs were built for the U.S. Air Force.

http://www.codeonemagazine.com/gallery_slideshow.html?item_id=1668 (http://www.codeonemagazine.com/gallery_slideshow.html?item_id=1668)
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: The Big Gimper June 14, 2016, 01:34:27 AM
(http://www.codeonemagazine.com/images/media/2016_F35C_DT2_01_15P00460_002_1267828237_7776.jpg)

CF-3 Arrival on Ike

Poor weather didn’t prevent F-35C CF-3 and CF-5 from arriving on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in early October 2015 to kick off the start of Development Test-II. Cdr. Wilson and Lt. Chris Karapostoles both trapped on the rain-soaked deck of the Ike during their first attempt.

Source: http://www.codeonemagazine.com/index.html (http://www.codeonemagazine.com/index.html)
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: GTX_Admin June 18, 2016, 07:17:30 AM
(https://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/F-35-condensation.jpg)
(https://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/F-35-condensation-cloud.jpg)
: Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
: GTX_Admin June 18, 2016, 07:18:52 AM
The second picture above shows a first showing of the F-35's new wormhole teleportation technology (thus allowing it appear anywhere, anytime without warning)...
: Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
: AXOR June 18, 2016, 07:36:54 AM
 ;D
: Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
: Weaver June 20, 2016, 05:59:13 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClLuqQkWkAElNb_.jpg:large)

From here: https://twitter.com/CcibChris/status/743919301250387969

It could get more 'entertaining' than strictly neccessary if any of those RPs were just a little wilder.... :blink:
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: Jeffry Fontaine June 20, 2016, 06:38:03 AM
What is that Buccaneer jock shooting at?  Why such a discharge so close to the carrier?  That kind of stunt could lead to a permanent desk job.
: Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
: Weaver June 22, 2016, 05:42:03 AM
What is that Buccaneer jock shooting at?  Why such a discharge so close to the carrier?  That kind of stunt could lead to a permanent desk job.

Got no extra info, but I suspect it was set up for the photo. It's possible that a telephoto lens is making it look closer than it really is.
: Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
: Weaver June 22, 2016, 05:44:05 AM
Filper Beta helicopter (circa early '60s)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClgPPsvWQAEG88t.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClgPQR4WgAExejM.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin June 22, 2016, 05:40:45 AM
That really has the Jetson's look happening doesn't it.
: Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
: The Big Gimper June 22, 2016, 07:18:09 AM
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13483241_1207191872658242_8345571063062178864_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13323701_1201909106519852_1542846255143508128_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13320578_1194078567302906_8369174788341044316_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13498135_1209887229055373_290067240649016274_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13522874_1209887325722030_6308977179363057358_o.jpg)

Source: Facebook Neptune Aviation Services Inc
 
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: kerick June 22, 2016, 12:38:05 PM
That last pic is WOW!
Thanks
: Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
: arkon June 22, 2016, 01:14:07 PM
are those air brakes?.... Cool!
: Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
: apophenia June 23, 2016, 05:01:08 AM
are those air brakes?.... Cool!

That twin-petal airbrake was standard on the BAe 146 and RJ85. The Neptune Aviation Services RJs were converted to airtanker config by Tronos on Prince Edward Island. Other RJ conversions are done by Conair (Abbotsford, BC), Air Spray (Edmonton, AB), and Minden Air (Minden, NV).
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: GTX_Admin June 28, 2016, 03:39:44 AM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/a9e35908bbaac5759444421fd4267bc2/tumblr_mwolyd9M0Q1rq82zeo1_1280.jpg)
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: DFZ July 15, 2016, 06:05:57 PM
Beautiful... :-* thanks for sharing!
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: Volkodav July 15, 2016, 10:25:31 PM
Superb view of the 2000D?  Reminded me that I have an Italeri one I want to do as Australian Army Aviation.
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: The Big Gimper July 17, 2016, 06:02:48 PM
In celebration of 100 years of Boeing manufacturing, the first Boeing aircraft in EAL's service, the Boeing 720.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13692998_10153988764923509_2469405996093766295_o.jpg)

Source: Facebook Jose R Santiago
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: The Big Gimper July 19, 2016, 04:41:56 AM
Boeing is celebrating 100 years of aerospace leadership and the start of its next century of innovation during the company's Founders Day Centennial Celebration July 15 at Seattle's Museum of Flight. The event includes a first-ever line up of the Boeing Seven Series airplanes: 707, 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777 and 787.

(https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20160715/390229?max=1600)

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160715/390229 (http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160715/390229)
SOURCE Boeing
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: kerick July 19, 2016, 10:35:48 AM
Great pic! Thanks!
Now I realize how small the 757 is. And I didn't think the 777 was that big!
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: Volkodav July 19, 2016, 10:40:53 PM
The first 707 is an Omega tanker, ex RAAF machine unless I'm mistaken and the second one, near the terminal, appears to be in Airforce One livery.
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: GTX_Admin July 23, 2016, 02:54:46 AM
RAAF introduces new multirole fighter:


























































(http://images.defence.gov.au/fotoweb/cache/5003/DefenceImagery/2016/S20161458/20160608adf0000000_0002.t57632e16.m2400.x5571f2d9.jpg)
(http://images.defence.gov.au/fotoweb/cache/5003/DefenceImagery/2016/S20161458/20160608adf0000000_0001.t575756a0.m2400.x79e6228c.jpg)
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: Crbad July 23, 2016, 06:10:55 AM
So, who's going to post the inevitable "better than the F-35" comment?
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: arkon July 23, 2016, 08:16:43 AM
It's not dulltard grey so it's better than anything!
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: taiidantomcat July 23, 2016, 08:49:12 AM
So, who's going to post the inevitable "better than the F-35" comment?

Better than the hornet its clearly outrunning!!
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: arkon July 23, 2016, 02:28:27 PM
⬆️⬆️yes and for the win!!
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: ChernayaAkula July 24, 2016, 04:30:02 AM
Re the F-35 comments. Let me try my hand at some Foxtrot Alpha-style reasoning:

"Look at the energy state. The Super Hornet has to deflect leading and trailing edge flaps and still has to pull alpha just to maintain formation with the Brisfit, while the latter can maintain energy by flying with wings level. Clearly this means the Super Hornet is unable to dogfight.
Buying Super Hornets is obviously a waste of taxpayer money, especially when you consider that a Brisfit costs GBP 1,350, while a new Super Hornet costs USD 60 million. Maybe we should instead look into equipping Brisfits with Super Hornet sensors."

Am I doing this right? 
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: GTX_Admin July 24, 2016, 05:21:04 AM
You forgot the following points:

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: The Big Gimper July 25, 2016, 06:12:03 PM
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum CEO, Dave Rohrer, who pilots the Lancaster, negotiated at the 8 Wing Trenton Quinte International Airshow to perform a photo flight with the 75th Anniversary Hawk. On the evening of June 23rd the CWHM’s B-25 Mitchell, flown by James Bradley, was used as a photoship to photograph Dave Rohrer flying the Lancaster with Maj Carl “Sleepy” Cottrell flying the Hawk. For 2016, the Lancaster bears two identities, on the starboard side it retains 419 Squadron markings VR-A while on the port side it wears the temporary markings of WL-O Lancaster KB895 of 434 Squadron.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13754631_519172728273564_5567235128720261620_n.jpg?oh=2fae3f399a13e23411fb408212f77e97&oe=5835793F)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13620178_519172761606894_6796922916429276879_n.jpg?oh=93788d42293036d1a76830db8f06b743&oe=58174C13)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13775544_519172691606901_5978991170347117524_n.jpg?oh=e7aaf25a1a7343163b836da61e6ca1f3&oe=5819465E)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13692521_519172758273561_5201500906887705463_n.jpg?oh=ae84f33822708e4c1c45c53648e9ac86&oe=58335F95)


Source: Facebook RCAF Association (https://www.facebook.com/RCAFAssociationARC/)
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: Old Wombat July 25, 2016, 08:20:15 PM
You forgot the following points:

  • Brisfit has tail gun with second crewman thus obviously can better defend itself
  • Brisfit can better use unprepared or rough field surfaces so is obviously more deployable
  • Brisfit makes greater use of composite materials such as wood or canvas thus is more repairable in the field, not to mention more sustainable
  • Brisfit is obviously more successful given it has over 5000 already produced vs the Super Hornet's measly 500 odd
  • More airforces have already selected and flown the Brisfit than theSuper Hornet (19 vs 2) so obviously the Brisfit is better
  • Brisfit was introduced into service a whopping 76yrs ahead of the Super Hornet so obviously it had better program management
  • Brisfit can easily turn in a tighter circle than the Super Hornet

Careful! You're selling me on it! ;D
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: GTX_Admin July 26, 2016, 02:33:25 AM
It would be interesting to check but the Brisfit might also have a lower radar and IR signature not to mention noise so could be argued as being more stealthy...
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: ChernayaAkula July 26, 2016, 04:09:10 AM
On the other hand, one thing the Super Hornet HAS going for it is that the Marines never tried to put a lift-fan in it.  ;)

EDIT: Love that Hawk.  :-* Still hope 617 Sqn will paint up one of their Tonkas in that scheme.
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: taiidantomcat July 30, 2016, 10:40:13 AM
On the other hand, one thing the Super Hornet HAS going for it is that the Marines never tried to put a lift-fan in it.  ;)



(http://24.media.tumblr.com/056d39c0ed3661381972faed8b5904ed/tumblr_mpl56hQ8fA1rvnnvyo1_250.gif)


I really like these throwback schemes, I think the English Typhoon really nailed it. I like this hawk a lot more than the CF-18, the colors just looked a little "off" to me on the CF-18. YMMV, in before "they used the exact correct colors and you just aren't used to it"  :)




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: The Big Gimper August 13, 2016, 05:03:56 AM
The first Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles (TAPV) arrived at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown on Friday 12 August 2016. They were unloaded at building L-33 where a final check took place before the Canadian Army took ownership. The first six vehicles will be used for initial cadre training for operators and maintainers, which is set to start on 22 August 2016. Future lots of vehicles will be delivered to Canadian Army units. Plans are being made to have a TAPV for public viewing at the Army Run in Ottawa in September 2016.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13988210_1239794832718306_1587598347786480617_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13958121_1239794552718334_851920120261264265_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13913966_1239794512718338_3054384608935641875_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13908862_1239794759384980_1622203955549864530_o.jpg)

Complete with Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers

Source: Facebook 5th Canadian Division/ 5e Division du Canada
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: GTX_Admin August 13, 2016, 06:50:30 AM
Looking good - I understand these are based upon the M1117
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: GTX_Admin August 13, 2016, 06:50:54 AM
Just going for a drive...

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Jg-2S9GpNeI/V62kMWrTBCI/AAAAAAABT9M/bCBQboYG6f0kda6LdB6uF0byAnQkdXLLACLcB/s1600/tumblr_mznwh5gQfk1skaxu8o1_1280.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin August 13, 2016, 07:03:02 AM
RAAF Hornet:

(http://www.prodijee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/20060207raaf8159336_06_036.jpg)
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: ChernayaAkula August 14, 2016, 05:33:44 PM
^ Gorgeous pic!  :-*
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: elmayerle August 14, 2016, 09:34:00 PM
Gorgeous pic of a classic Hornet.
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: arkon August 15, 2016, 03:44:45 AM
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j339/arkonkill/D9526575-FBFB-4D1A-8E33-A7E975FDCE3A_zpsq4rgbiux.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/arkonkill/media/D9526575-FBFB-4D1A-8E33-A7E975FDCE3A_zpsq4rgbiux.jpg.html)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j339/arkonkill/046C3F81-1C97-478C-B37A-E6FC32855121_zpsjolb2g8a.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/arkonkill/media/046C3F81-1C97-478C-B37A-E6FC32855121_zpsjolb2g8a.jpg.html)

From facebook
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: elmayerle August 15, 2016, 04:03:09 AM
Beautiful shots!!  The top one is clearly a flight of three EP-3E's, the bottom one I'm not so sure of; they are not EP-3E's, but thy have some characteristics that suggest they are more than "garden variety" P-3's.
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: kerick August 15, 2016, 04:06:08 AM

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13913966_1239794512718338_3054384608935641875_o.jpg)


I want one of these for driving on the expressway!!!!!!
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: tahsin August 15, 2016, 06:40:07 PM
So, who's going to post the inevitable "better than the F-35" comment?

Just reserving for the F2B once defeated the Turks comment.
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: The Big Gimper August 17, 2016, 08:48:17 PM
PoAF Su-22, MiG-29 and F-16 flight formation

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13938101_1166960496699157_2496464910454269248_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14054424_1166960696699137_6714637340128006400_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13962853_1166960856699121_3318899005048198675_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14053791_1166961026699104_6593998285576224822_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13958017_1166961240032416_2781801815240482524_o.jpg)

Source: Fotopoork
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: taiidantomcat August 17, 2016, 10:41:57 PM
Great pics! This is going to souND strange but the biggest surprise there was the fitter, I had yet to see the gray scheme. It looks good!! Interesting black at the wing root. That gUn must really get going !
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: GTX_Admin August 18, 2016, 03:17:36 AM
 :)

Loving that Su-22
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: Volkodav August 18, 2016, 12:33:05 PM
Makes you wonder what the operators and maintainers think having such diverse types in service.  I wonder of there is much cross over between the units operating such very different types.
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: The Big Gimper August 20, 2016, 09:15:50 PM
Where were you when I needed you in 1972 ...

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14088542_1132042173541747_1659170019867521159_n.jpg?oh=d399ef1164a3008bb39f475e66ed4999&oe=584BCBB0)

Video is here:

http://youtu.be/RJo13FP4UpI (http://youtu.be/RJo13FP4UpI)
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: dy031101 August 22, 2016, 05:52:41 AM
A collection of models photos for some of the aircraft used by various historical Chinese air forces- some even prior to the formation of the ROCAF! (http://blog.roodo.com/rexkuang)
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: Vuk August 25, 2016, 04:28:13 AM
Serbian AF MiG-29B escorts airplane of President of Kazakhstan while visiting Serbia, August 23rd 2016.
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: GTX_Admin August 31, 2016, 04:14:27 AM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/af/5c/da/af5cdae62b598a8fae861393c174228b.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin September 01, 2016, 03:18:09 AM
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/sub4/hawdyw1.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin September 01, 2016, 03:19:30 AM
Some interesting patterning on this one:

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/Photos%20Two/seaplane1937-1.jpg)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/Photos%20Two/seapln1937-1.jpg)
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: finsrin September 01, 2016, 04:43:56 AM
Life's Helldiver picture is super :)
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: kerick September 01, 2016, 09:43:33 AM
The Fleetwood Seabird. Made of spot welded stainless steel.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleetwings_Sea_Bird

Reminds me of fish scales.
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: GTX_Admin September 02, 2016, 02:36:47 AM
The Fleetwood Seabird. Made of spot welded stainless steel.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleetwings_Sea_Bird

Reminds me of fish scales.

Yes - it is interesting how the black and white picture gives a slightly different impression of the skin then the real thing - as seen in the picture below which if you click upon will reveal a higher res version.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fb/Fleetwings_Sea_Bird.jpg/1280px-Fleetwings_Sea_Bird.jpg) (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fb/Fleetwings_Sea_Bird.jpg)
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: Old Wombat September 02, 2016, 05:18:06 PM
Gawd, it looks like someone wrapped it in industrial baking foil! :o ;D
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: The Big Gimper September 02, 2016, 06:52:53 PM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14063897_1138616666217631_8785597401357281180_n.jpg?oh=0822d4da8d472b97ed36ec4fc6a4575a&oe=58541CF6)

Quoted as being  Michelin's test bed for airplane tires. Comments?
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: Frank3k September 02, 2016, 11:13:41 PM
It looks like a hearse for the Michelin Man... or someone really obese.
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: GTX_Admin September 03, 2016, 03:26:50 AM
Looks like something from the Thunderbirds.
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: GTX_Admin September 03, 2016, 04:39:56 AM
More USN from 1941:

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/sub4/hawbdw5.jpg~original)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/Photos%20Two/ent1941.jpg~original)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/Photos%20Two/enterp1941.jpg~original)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/Photos%20Two/hawcmx5.jpg~original)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/Photos%20Two/hawazz8.jpg~original)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/Photos%20Two/mar41hawwq4.jpg~original)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/Photos%20Two/MartinMars-Chesapeake41.jpg~original)
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: dams301 September 03, 2016, 07:17:19 PM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14063897_1138616666217631_8785597401357281180_n.jpg?oh=0822d4da8d472b97ed36ec4fc6a4575a&oe=58541CF6)

Quoted as being  Michelin's test bed for airplane tires. Comments?
I don't know for aircraft tire but in the following video, they talk about hi-speed test for truck tire (160km/h or 100 mph)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PziuQKNq1fo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PziuQKNq1fo)

 ;)
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: The Big Gimper September 05, 2016, 08:10:43 AM
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14188296_913016168808363_3171315026724965341_o.jpg)

Size comparison between Skylab 2's Saturn IB and Skylab 1's Saturn V. 1973

Source: Facebook Project Apollo
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: Old Wombat September 05, 2016, 08:36:01 AM
Love that they had to put the 1B on a high-chair to mate it to the tower gantries. ;D
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: The Big Gimper September 05, 2016, 08:52:13 AM
It was called the "milkstool".

A good Popular Science Article appropriately named: WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH THE APOLLO MILKSTOOL? (http://www.popsci.com/whats-deal-apollo-milkstool) goes into the rational why and how it was built.

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: The Big Gimper September 07, 2016, 02:56:23 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cqj-IMxWIAAm0qf.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter @99Sqn
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: The Big Gimper September 07, 2016, 02:59:58 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_banners/736949060792422402/1469406441/1500x500)

Source: Twitter @99Sqn
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: GTX_Admin September 11, 2016, 07:35:23 AM
Get a load of the shockwaves - photos come from Russian Exercise:

(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/13/b1/0003b113.jpeg)

Click on photo to see higher rez
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: The Big Gimper September 15, 2016, 01:34:31 AM
Public invited to the Battle of Britain ceremony in Ottawa

Members of the public are invited to attend the ceremony marking the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, September 18, 2016.

Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) personnel and Veterans will march alongside Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Weather permitting, the ceremony will feature a fly-past of vintage aircraft as well as current Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft.

This picture was taken in 2011.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14311302_10153729408806237_7392097115882183487_o.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper September 19, 2016, 09:57:10 AM
Big and Bigger

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14305488_1199857490076124_6431261794568667969_o.jpg)
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: finsrin September 19, 2016, 11:06:03 AM
Lot of "Big and Bigger" it is  !
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: kerick September 19, 2016, 11:46:46 AM
Some people like to make a house out of an airliner. One of those would make a hotel!
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: The Big Gimper September 22, 2016, 09:42:01 AM
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14379741_10154628589661661_8479958403711575019_o.jpg)

A CH-149 from Canada’s 442 Squadron rescuing a climber near Chilliwack, B.C.

Source: Facebook Vertical Magazine
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: The Big Gimper September 22, 2016, 09:44:36 AM
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14352285_10154624803066661_7904846497157264247_o.jpg)
846 Naval Air Squadron from RNAS Yeovilton conducting a low level sortie.

Source: Photo by Sam Whitfield Photography - SWP
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: The Big Gimper September 22, 2016, 09:48:14 AM
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14361312_10154606804636661_7426076888691835079_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14311381_10154606804671661_3914813841017630752_o.jpg)

The Norwegian All-Weather SAR Helicopter  (NAWSARH) was unveiled by Leonardo Helicopters in May of this year. Deliveries to the Royal Norwegian Air Force are scheduled to begin in 2017 and continue through to 2020. Photo by Simon Pryor
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: GTX_Admin September 26, 2016, 02:55:46 AM
Something colourful in the sky over Malta:

(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/13/be/0003be13.jpeg)
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: perttime September 26, 2016, 08:15:28 PM
Photo seems to be originally from "SA-kuva", which is a Finnish Military photo archive that was released some time ago.
https://sa-kuva.fi/
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: Old Wombat September 26, 2016, 09:48:18 PM
Having been a military aircraft mechanic, I can see the pleasure in that! :D
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: GTX_Admin September 30, 2016, 05:48:06 AM
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/50/c1/0003c150.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/54/c1/0003c154.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/62/c1/0003c162.jpeg)
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: perttime September 30, 2016, 03:25:22 PM
(https://media.riemurasia.net/albumit/m00/662141250.jpg)
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: Old Wombat October 01, 2016, 12:20:22 AM
The Sword of the Archangel Michael! :icon_surprised:


 ;)
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: perttime October 01, 2016, 12:52:01 AM
I remembered that firing a 120mm mortar with a big powder charge could look pretty cool, depending on the weather - but I didn't remember a ring of fire like that.
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: GTX_Admin October 01, 2016, 05:02:42 AM
Planetary Defence in action ;):

(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/7c/c2/0003c27c_big.jpeg)
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: The Big Gimper October 03, 2016, 10:58:42 PM
Þokkalega gott myndskeið sem ég náði áðan þegar WOW air flaug yfir okkur hjá Allt hreint

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14462806_1494274563919881_1473000984128921045_n.jpg?oh=5df5cdf24e164de37b9a549e8316ad86&oe=5866BFA1)

Source: Facebook from Halldór Guðmundsson's whom I think lives in Lightningland Iceland.
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: taiidantomcat October 03, 2016, 11:05:56 PM
Planetary Defence in action ;):

([url]http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/7c/c2/0003c27c_big.jpeg[/url])


Theirs or ours? Lol
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: Frank3k October 03, 2016, 11:56:34 PM
That's a sodium laser artificial star (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_guide_star (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_guide_star)) used for adaptive optics in large telescopes to correct most of the distortion caused by the atmosphere. Since you know what the artificial star should look like, you can back out the distortions. It only works for a tiny part of the sky.

(http://www.skyandtelescope.com/wp-content/uploads/aomovie_hist.gif)
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: The Big Gimper October 04, 2016, 08:48:00 AM
The S-97 RAIDER helicopter takes to the skies in its latest flight tests this month. Based on our X2 Technology, this next-generation aircraft will change the way aviators fly, reaching speeds of 220 knots!

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14581376_10153892947050770_6328496896000336595_n.jpg?oh=f1c8cbd126109b3d2b93c035aaed1e5a&oe=5875CB28)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14591653_10153892947075770_898457825348134364_n.jpg?oh=56b8d1994869f1d029db4642db812c8d&oe=58AAB314)
(http://www.lockheedmartin.com/content/dam/lockheed/data/ms2/photo/rotary-wing/Raider/S-97-Raider-01.jpg)

Source: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/s-97-raider-helicopter.html (http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/s-97-raider-helicopter.html)
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: The Big Gimper October 04, 2016, 06:21:35 PM
The Synchrophasotron was a synchrotron-based particle accelerator for protons at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna that was operational from 1957[1] to 2003.[2] It was designed and constructed under supervision of Vladimir Veksler, who had invented the synchrotron independently from Edwin McMillan.

Its final energy for protons, and later deuterium nuclei, was 10 GeV.

Synchrophasotron Main Control Room.

(http://lhe.jinr.ru/pict/lhe_big/ac4_lhe.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper October 04, 2016, 06:27:43 PM
The Trans Canada colors on the Douglas DC-8 was every bit as elegant as the same colors on the Lockheed Super Constellation. TCA introduced the Douglas DC-8 Series 40 on its domestic routes on 1 April 1960 and on its trans-Atlantic routes on 1 June 1960.

The Series 40 was unusual in that it used the Rolls Royce Conway turbofan. At the time of its introduction, the Conway was more efficient than either the JT3C or the JT4A, but US airlines didn't get the Series 40 for two reasons- they didn't want a British engine and they were holding out for the JT3D engine (civilian version of the TF33).

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14480618_10154409657799404_1649412574580473462_o.jpg)

(Image credit: Air Canada/Air Canada Enroute)
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: The Big Gimper October 07, 2016, 08:30:35 PM
Nothing more than a nice XB-70 photo.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14567563_10202212940922274_3384867601614243410_o.jpg)
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: elmayerle October 07, 2016, 09:04:00 PM
The Trans Canada colors on the Douglas DC-8 was every bit as elegant as the same colors on the Lockheed Super Constellation. TCA introduced the Douglas DC-8 Series 40 on its domestic routes on 1 April 1960 and on its trans-Atlantic routes on 1 June 1960.

The Series 40 was unusual in that it used the Rolls Royce Conway turbofan. At the time of its introduction, the Conway was more efficient than either the JT3C or the JT4A, but US airlines didn't get the Series 40 for two reasons- they didn't want a British engine and they were holding out for the JT3D engine (civilian version of the TF33).

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14480618_10154409657799404_1649412574580473462_o.jpg)

(Image credit: Air Canada/Air Canada Enroute)

I suspect another reason was simply bad experiences with support of British engines on the Viscount.  The history of the 727 shows that it was originally designed with RR engines but had to have an engine replacement when "Captain Eddie", after bad experiences with the Viscount, refused to order it unless RR built a US support facility which they refused to do.   The P&W JT8D ensued.

MOD EDIT: Fixed the quote!
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: GTX_Admin October 08, 2016, 06:11:50 AM
(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14589957_1780881072171055_3580500211815615778_o.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin October 08, 2016, 06:12:06 AM
(http://cs7057.vk.me/c636331/v636331569/2cc5d/yR6za5d-aAQ.jpg)
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: arkon October 08, 2016, 09:41:19 AM
(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14589957_1780881072171055_3580500211815615778_o.jpg)

What is that on the far hardpoint under the wing?
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: kerick October 08, 2016, 11:49:43 AM
I think that's the rack for holding the aerial target.
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: GTX_Admin October 09, 2016, 03:35:09 AM
Indeed.

(http://files.websitetoolbox.com/20562/2123741)
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: arkon October 09, 2016, 05:08:16 AM
Neat ! Thanks.
Now I kinda one model one.
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: kerick October 09, 2016, 05:21:22 AM
There's one in the Hasegawa weapons set.
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: The Big Gimper October 09, 2016, 07:12:25 AM
There's one in the Hasegawa weapons set.


(http://www.spruebrothers.com/sbmimages2/has35004.jpg)
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: kerick October 09, 2016, 08:47:54 AM
The F-5 used two pylons while the Hasegawa set had a on pylon set up. Looks like it wouldn't be too hard to convert.
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: arkon October 09, 2016, 10:46:15 AM
Thanks again friends, I'll keep an eye out for that set?👍
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: kerick October 09, 2016, 12:48:15 PM
its in 1/72nd and 1/48th scale sets.
Happy hunting
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: arkon October 09, 2016, 12:56:36 PM
I have this one
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j339/arkonkill/F18F9C00-955F-417B-8777-2CA74ED5A87F_zps2hbteoyf.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/arkonkill/media/F18F9C00-955F-417B-8777-2CA74ED5A87F_zps2hbteoyf.jpg.html)
 LHS owner had one and was cool enough to sell me one from his personal stash, will have to see if he has that one.
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: kerick October 09, 2016, 10:17:02 PM
Sprue Brothers has both scales sets.
https://store.spruebrothers.com/searchresults.asp?Search=hasegawa+weapon+set&Submit=
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: Weaver October 16, 2016, 01:36:00 AM
Series of posts on Twitter by user Freight Dog @FreightD (nothing to do with the model company, I presume):

"You know your day isn't going well when your left engine has a bit of a moment on departure. "

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cu0HxblWAAARkbX.jpg)


"It's really turning into a stinker when parts of said engine go straight through the fuselage.."

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cu0ILmwXEAA8YTM.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cu0ILmwWAAABouv.jpg)


"Your day is complete when the laws of physics dictate entry holes will always be smaller than exit! Well done crew! "

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cu0IyrOXEAAcAe5.jpg)


And in case you were wondering, this is why you never sit level with the props..... ???
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: perttime October 16, 2016, 02:37:28 AM
...
And in case you were wondering, this is why you never sit level with the props..... ???
The incident was a couple of years ago. Good thing it was a cargo flight  :o

"A Miniliner Fokker F27-500 on behalf of Europe Airpost, registration I-MLVT performing freight/mail flight 5O-5921 from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Dole-Jura (France) with 2 crew, was climbing through about 1000 feet out of Charles de Gaulle Airport when the left hand propeller separated from the engine and impacted the fuselage causing a large hole at the side of the aircraft. The crew was able to position the aircraft for a return to Paris and landed safely back at Charles de Gaulle Airport."
http://avherald.com/h?article=46a74dee (http://avherald.com/h?article=46a74dee)
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: taiidantomcat October 16, 2016, 03:56:47 AM
Wow! :o I had never seen this before
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: mrvr6 October 16, 2016, 07:11:13 PM
id class that as a significant emotional event!
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: The Big Gimper October 20, 2016, 09:29:02 PM
First two from the Hubble (pre and post upgrades) and obviously New Horizons for the 3rd. What this is showing is we have continually designed better optical technology AND the technology to get it closer to our subjects.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14720384_2421275857895459_1898004404438261872_n.jpg?oh=ef3b4598b720f346eb9bf8c423ebc2ab&oe=58A2F092)

Source: Facebook
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: GTX_Admin October 22, 2016, 03:09:43 AM
This is why you shouldn't stand directly behind the guy firing the RPG:

(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/c4/d4/0003d4c4_big.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/c8/d4/0003d4c8_big.jpeg)
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: GTX_Admin October 22, 2016, 04:35:25 AM
Proof that aliens live amongst us...

(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/e1/d4/0003d4e1.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/e5/d4/0003d4e5.jpeg)
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: The Big Gimper October 28, 2016, 05:32:20 AM
Beriev A-50 Mainstay

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14876603_1327784177283644_8433583847866883861_o.jpg)
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: perttime October 28, 2016, 08:54:34 PM
This is why you shouldn't stand directly behind the guy firing the RPG:
Reminds me of a use we got for the Arabic "Yalla" (hurry) during a peace keeping mission... Yalla, as in hurry to the latrines because of a stomach upset.
The least desirable version was Recoilless Yalla  :o
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: GTX_Admin October 29, 2016, 05:04:10 AM
The beauty of high speed photography:

(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/c9/d9/0003d9c9.jpeg)
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/c2/d9/0003d9c2.jpeg)
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: The Big Gimper October 29, 2016, 10:44:09 PM
Not so cool for the aircrew and passengers:

Before:
(https://thumbs.mic.com/ZjkzODlmNDcyNCMvekl0aVY5OUdkZE45UE4xSk9XQTYtdERXalFVPS83OHgzNToxNDMzeDczNC8xMjgweDYyMC9maWx0ZXJzOnF1YWxpdHkoNzUpL2h0dHBzOi8vczMuYW1hem9uYXdzLmNvbS9wb2xpY3ltaWMtaW1hZ2VzL2lodzQxeXlpaWJibTZnaG84ZnB0YWhldWVtYmhsdzIzaXgybmxtOXQ1eWIzNDRhdGdkZDFjc214ZXBzYmhrZHIuanBn.jpg)

After:
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14590370_996665127110311_6315660892859039846_n.jpg?oh=4aecd75c916febe4a1417d43ce767154&oe=58D2775F)
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: Old Wombat October 30, 2016, 08:44:12 AM
That's it! Get a photo standing in front of the aircraft you just crashed & burned! Does wonders for the old career, that does! :-\
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: GTX_Admin October 30, 2016, 10:37:40 AM
From what I heard int he news reports it certainly doesn't sound like it was the fault of the crew.  This only happened on take off taxi too.

Mind you, my comments about people taking selfies/videoing the evacuation on the phones whilst in the cabin are less forgiving...
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: Old Wombat October 30, 2016, 09:17:58 PM
From what I heard int he news reports it certainly doesn't sound like it was the fault of the crew.  This only happened on take off taxi too.

Mind you, my comments about people taking selfies/videoing the evacuation on the phones whilst in the cabin are less forgiving...

I wasn't really saying it was their fault but the photo is symptomatic, to me, of your second line, wherein people now seem to have the mindset that if there isn't a selfie you weren't there or it never happened.

The wonders of the Social Media Syndrome/Disease. ::)
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: elmayerle October 30, 2016, 09:27:57 PM
Definitely a disease!  Perhaps we can name it "Twitterpation" with "Twitterpated" being the term to describe the afflicted.
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: kerick October 30, 2016, 10:28:35 PM
I can't believe the people stand close to or walking towards a burning aircraft that may explode! Probably PO'd they can't get their bags!
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: TurboCoupeTurbo October 30, 2016, 11:35:21 PM
Yes, there is a surprising lack of crowd control there.  With that many people de-planed, there should be at least security personnel moving them away, if not fire crews running them over on the way in.
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: taiidantomcat October 30, 2016, 11:43:25 PM
I can't believe the people stand close to or walking towards a burning aircraft that may explode! Probably PO'd they can't get their bags!

I know! that FedEx jet on the runway the next day was exploding too... Stay the F away people.  Make your cell phone call from the other end of the airport.  ::)
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: The Big Gimper October 31, 2016, 12:05:10 AM
In one of the video's, one the crash trucks had to wait to for passengers to move out the way to get around the front of the aircraft.
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: The Big Gimper October 31, 2016, 12:31:33 AM
On October 30, 1964 NASA research pilot Joe Walker climbed into a very strange contraption. The machine was called the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) or sometimes the "Flying Bedstead." The spindly, four-legged research craft was designed to simulate the conditions astronauts would find when landing. The Moon only has one-sixth of Earth's gravity and there is no atmosphere to create drag, so the final landing had an almost vertical approach with the speed controlled by a rocket engine.

The main engine of the LLRV would lift it to test altitude and then be throttled back until it only supported five-sixths of the craft's total weight. The craft and pilot would then be subjected to conditions similar to those they would experience on the Moon. Walker demonstrated this principle on three flights on that first day of testing. As Neil Armstrong, the first astronaut to land on the Moon said, "the mission would not have been successful without the type of simulation that resulted from the LLRVs."

(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14882322_1265278776857135_4170269369245745545_o.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper October 31, 2016, 07:28:40 AM
Su-33 Flanker under tow. I like the work stand carriage adapter.

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14884525_1241834589211747_5087640445193627743_o.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper October 31, 2016, 06:59:10 PM
Here is the "after" picture of American Airlines 767-300ER Flt. #383

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14721650_10210727158645696_9082022938071372151_n.jpg?oh=ea394771cba5411a271bdd8c22fb61d4&oe=58A27379)

Source: Facebook Aviation photography Is NOT A crime
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: finsrin November 01, 2016, 08:47:41 AM
Gads,,, has a well done look
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: kerick November 01, 2016, 09:42:16 AM
Gotta love the "Caution, Jet Blast" sign!
Theory I heard was that the engine failed and shed parts all over the airfield. I wonder if the passengers realize how lucky they were to walk away from this.
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: The Big Gimper November 02, 2016, 01:06:19 AM
Two more pictures of the damage.

(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14937323_10202423568826994_2699330144512022358_n.jpg?oh=23f4b203733ab1bb575801ac76850621&oe=589E106F)(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14915460_10202423568986998_9101920155262697226_n.jpg?oh=c57ea2df1fddcce10bb852041ef60053&oe=588A57DE)
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: The Big Gimper November 02, 2016, 03:48:57 AM
Snagged this off Facebook. Boom-boom!!

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n547/CF-101B/CAF-425-101008.jpg)
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: taiidantomcat November 02, 2016, 04:51:18 AM
(https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2014/08/the-soviet-war-in-afghanistan-1979-1989/a29_90208068/main_1200.jpg?1420498646)

a Soviet transport aircraft seems to brush the treetops as it comes in to land at Kabul Airport on February 8, 1989.
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: The Big Gimper November 02, 2016, 06:55:19 PM
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (KBOI) — An aircraft from Travis Air Force Base had to make an emergency landing in Mountain Home Tuesday after a KC-10 Extender's refueling boom separated from the aircraft.

(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14907597_644501615723482_306912370100780151_n.jpg?oh=b26c210b16c9507096a019a00ed8038e&oe=588BFE47)

What does this switch do?  :o
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: GTX_Admin November 03, 2016, 02:01:53 AM
The USAF KC-10s just have a variation of this...

(http://www.defordmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/what-site-changes-do.jpg)
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: Logan Hartke November 03, 2016, 04:00:37 AM
Look what's cooking in Southern Georgia!

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14884694_1199923676717383_1990389126539124629_o.jpg) (https://www.facebook.com/Xp-82-Twin-Mustang-Prototype-Project-44-83887-169791783063916/)

In case anyone isn't following the XP-82 Facebook page, this picture is a reason why you should be.

XP-82 Twin Mustang Prototype Project (44-83887) (https://www.facebook.com/Xp-82-Twin-Mustang-Prototype-Project-44-83887-169791783063916/)

Cheers,

Logan
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: taiidantomcat November 04, 2016, 03:54:27 AM
(https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2014/04/afghanistan-april-2014/a19_01250284/main_1200.jpg?1420503885)
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: GTX_Admin November 04, 2016, 04:28:26 AM
Cool.
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: GTX_Admin November 04, 2016, 04:40:49 AM
Look what's cooking in Southern Georgia!

([url]https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14884694_1199923676717383_1990389126539124629_o.jpg[/url]) ([url]https://www.facebook.com/Xp-82-Twin-Mustang-Prototype-Project-44-83887-169791783063916/[/url])

In case anyone isn't following the XP-82 Facebook page, this picture is a reason why you should be.

XP-82 Twin Mustang Prototype Project (44-83887) ([url]https://www.facebook.com/Xp-82-Twin-Mustang-Prototype-Project-44-83887-169791783063916/[/url])

Cheers,

Logan


Candidate for paint scheme:

(http://i.imgur.com/hax4ORC.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper November 04, 2016, 08:57:55 AM
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14889932_334338336946704_5143598767823343736_o.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper November 04, 2016, 08:59:12 AM
I'm singing the BLU's!

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14882307_334338243613380_4395798194018403906_o.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper November 04, 2016, 07:45:21 PM
The Navy’s first unmanned aviation unit formally became the Navy’s first UAV squadron during an Oct. 28 “assumption of command” ceremony at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida.

The unit has no aircraft yet, but is slated to begin delivery of their MQ-4C Triton UAVs late in 2017 and begin flight operations. The squadron is currently scheduled for an inaugural deployment to 7th Fleet in 2018. 

(http://snagfilms.s3.amazonaws.com/29/74/ea4a71314169b9508f3d633d7b9a/nav-vup-19-1.jpg)
(http://snagfilms.s3.amazonaws.com/7a/a9/904c3a654f66b85767ed02e9a88e/vup-19-squadron-patch.jpg)

And this is interesting.

(http://images.slideplayer.com/4/1460197/slides/slide_2.jpg)

Source: Navy Times
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: The Big Gimper November 05, 2016, 01:35:55 AM
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/p960x960/14884644_10153853504191237_8182062810354646305_o.jpg)
101001 to 006. Tail Numbers 001 to 007 were CF-101F trainers.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/s960x960/14859780_10153853504126237_8030446971537097896_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14883646_10153853504296237_5678761800420885412_o.jpg)
425 SQN load crew at William Tell. Date unknown.
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: GTX_Admin November 05, 2016, 04:28:48 AM
Some classic Canuck stuff there. :)
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: arkon November 05, 2016, 07:51:30 AM
This was taken in Guam in late '93 or early '94, not sure which , when I was in VQ-1. I'm somewhere in one of the eights. This was right before we retired the airframe. Not sure what was done with it afterwards. Some said it was going to the boneyard, others said it was going to the Smithsonian collection.
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: The Big Gimper November 05, 2016, 08:08:05 AM
Nice. Is it an EP-3B?
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: elmayerle November 05, 2016, 09:04:17 AM
It's clearly an EP-3, the bobbed tail, the dorsal antenna farm, and the "M&M" under the weapons bay show that.  I suspect the "innards" were removed and installed in a new conversion as the USN maintained a fleet of 12 EP-3's, barring occasional losses or other problems, up into the early 2000's when they decided to expand the fleet (I was part of the engineering team on that effort, reconciling the original conversion drawings and 35 years of mods and upgrades into one design package to convert a stock P-3C to an EP-3E).
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: The Big Gimper November 05, 2016, 06:49:22 PM
Six Otters (still with the Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp)

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14889735_201758690266186_2490143723722412490_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14884474_1334909966533892_6516251848521496496_o.jpg)

Source: Facebook
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: GTX_Admin November 06, 2016, 03:38:01 AM
Test of new orbital strike system:

(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/48/e2/0003e248_big.jpeg)

Just kidding - its actually the launch of China's heavy-lift Long March-5 rocket
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: GTX_Admin November 06, 2016, 04:01:08 AM
Get your tanks here...get your red hot tanks here...

(http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/masterok/50816465/1005123/1005123_original.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper November 08, 2016, 09:33:53 PM
Look ma!!! No wheels!!

(http://i2.wp.com/www.dodbuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/s-97-wheels-up-777x437.jpg?resize=777%2C437)

The S-97 Raider coaxial helicopter made by Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Sikorsky unit recently flew with its wheels up for the first time. (Image via video courtesy Lockheed Martin)
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: Old Wombat November 09, 2016, 03:46:43 PM
([url]https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14883646_10153853504296237_5678761800420885412_o.jpg[/url])


These guys looks like they're extras for Olivia Newton-John's "Physical (http://www.vevo.com/watch/olivia-newton-john/physical/USMCV0400009)" video. :-\
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: The Big Gimper November 09, 2016, 07:24:38 PM
([url]https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14883646_10153853504296237_5678761800420885412_o.jpg[/url])


These guys looks like they're extras for Olivia Newton-John's "Physical ([url]http://www.vevo.com/watch/olivia-newton-john/physical/USMCV0400009[/url])" video. :-\


I never went to William Tell but what I heard from those who did was the Florida heat and humidity was a killer. They started at sunrise and quit around 11 as the heat on the tarmac made it impossible to work. The head/wrist bands (RCAF Blue?) I would guess are safety features to keep sweat off face and hands. Dropping a 135 lb AIM-4D would not go over well with the judges.
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: The Big Gimper November 09, 2016, 07:28:35 PM
Some older but still nice F-35 images.

(http://www.combataircraft.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2016/11/30840839975_4c315bf32a_o-1024x805.jpg)
(http://www.combataircraft.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2016/11/30099410644_64f30cef63_o-1024x805.jpg)
(http://www.combataircraft.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2016/11/30752978771_4971e4bd42_o-768x512.jpg)

Source: Lockheed Martin Andy Wolfe and Darin Russell.
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: The Big Gimper November 10, 2016, 10:57:45 AM
Departure parade, 445 Sqn. leaving for 1 Wing. CFB Uplands (Ottawa) in 1956. Note the 412 SQN Northstar in the hanger.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15000227_10154029135252078_715989022000325149_o.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper November 10, 2016, 11:44:14 AM
Same hanger in 1983.  Picture of a picture. The CC-109 and hanger got in the way of a nice cumulonimbus.  ;)

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n547/CF-101B/CFB-Uplands.jpg)
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: kim margosein November 11, 2016, 08:48:23 AM
I never realized Freddy Mercury was in the RCAF
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: The Big Gimper November 11, 2016, 10:48:13 PM
Not so cool as someone will lose their job.

Picture label is: China Southern Airlines #A380 (B-6139) collided with a tow truck while taxiing at Los Angeles Airport before departing for Guangzhou, China.

The tow bar is still connected(?) or was the tug pushing the bar to another aircraft?

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15003293_891923840945228_6213077720937263896_o.png)

ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191278 (https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=191278)
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: The Big Gimper November 12, 2016, 10:13:19 AM
You have to be impressed by the 1970's paper designs for the Ford F150 Pickup Truck Space Shuttle and Flyback Booster.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15039659_10154580281700242_7895034987492356759_o.jpg)

More early shuttle designs can be found here (http://io9.gizmodo.com/early-design-specs-show-the-space-shuttle-could-have-be-1528524224/1556460759). 
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: GTX_Admin November 13, 2016, 02:46:51 AM
If you want to read more of these early developments and indeed, the entire history of developing the Space Shuttle, get this book:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/516N732S11L.jpg)

or its updated version:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/516QFVVPDFL._SX368_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)

I have the original version and quite simply it is outstanding.
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: elmayerle November 13, 2016, 02:59:33 AM
"Once upon a time, many years ago..." as an undergraduate student at Texas A&M, I had a part-time job as a student assistant at our big, 8'x10' test cross-section, wind tunnel (uses a cut-down "Silverplate" B-29 Curtiss-Electric prop as its fan) and got to observe low-speed testing of the shuttle configurations as they evolved from straight wings and tail to pure delta wing to the final configuration that flew.  At one point with the pure delta wing, they were looking at hanging four jet engines under the wing, the engines were humorously labeled with different fuels:
#1 - JP-4
#2 - 80/87 av-gas
#3 - coal oil
#4 - Wisconsin milk (a jibe at Sen. Proxmire).
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: The Big Gimper November 13, 2016, 08:32:51 AM
Oops!!

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14947975_1215432361889319_4062150314129021641_n.jpg?oh=90e0eed4ae4c34e5085e194e2d46a692&oe=58C2BF91)

Workers repair the damage to Ottawa's new Uplands Airport after a sonic boom -- created by a F-104 Starfighter -- smashed the glass and twisted the window frames of the almost completed building on August 5, 1959.

The still new-to-Canada Starfighter was to be demo-ed to Cabinet Members and reporters the next day.

The plane was apparently only 500 feet above the mostly-glass airport when it exceeded the sound barrier. Damage was so extensive that the opening of Uplands was delayed for almost a year.
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: The Big Gimper November 14, 2016, 08:03:40 PM
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15095097_1800797370159965_683998154246550722_n.jpg?oh=2c6327039e7fac206c43360830f51ea1&oe=588CF00D)
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: The Big Gimper November 14, 2016, 10:49:10 PM
Granddad is leading the son and grandson

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15003242_10154445503606117_5610783164231601121_o.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper November 19, 2016, 09:16:49 AM
F-15E pilot trying to be first one to land on the moon in an F-15.

(https://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/F-15E-Supermoon.jpg)

Source: Taken on Nov. 14 by Suzanne Farmer, the picture above shows an F-15E Strike Eagle from RAF Lakenheath, UK, with the Supermoon in the background.
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: Vuk November 21, 2016, 04:49:51 PM
Some kind of next generation low cost simulator?  ;D
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: The Big Gimper November 21, 2016, 10:59:20 PM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15178124_619210148261178_4377111680314965099_n.jpg?oh=708088bac43ecaef2cd9460e4d1900fb&oe=58B3E7DB)
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: The Big Gimper November 22, 2016, 08:16:23 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15156830_1290715467651891_440109841858037112_o.jpg)

Iconic Boeing promo shot - the first ever produced 747 "City of Everett" flying along side the then brand new first produced 747-400 over Seattle in 1988. Pic credit: Boeing.
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: The Big Gimper November 23, 2016, 11:44:04 AM
An F-35C Lightning II comes in for a landing/takeoff on USS George Washington (CVN-73) during F-35C Development Test III. Lockheed Martin photo by Michael D. Jackson.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15129542_1116081918498716_374116058106336498_o.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8020/29055752716_5aeb3f6238_b.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper November 24, 2016, 08:23:24 PM
Is this even legal?

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15095604_1792420634364609_6995014811439803616_n.jpg?oh=dadcd2fef6bb17afebd1a4df34f9ae78&oe=58B0CF85)
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: kerick November 24, 2016, 11:40:43 PM
Its Superchicken!!!!!
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: The Big Gimper November 25, 2016, 06:08:32 AM
CFB Coldlake - 1950-60s
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15111028_685833228250143_1861200384432676664_o.jpg)
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15123153_685833158250150_1234968868525747042_o.jpg)

Take a close look at the Lancaster.

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: The Big Gimper November 25, 2016, 06:10:51 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15167623_10153909093956237_4499410220656616262_o.jpg)

Source: DND
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: elmayerle November 25, 2016, 06:41:23 AM
CFB Coldlake - 1950-60s
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15123153_685833158250150_1234968868525747042_o.jpg)

Take a close look at the Lancaster.
Is that an early Firebee under the nearest wing?  And does it have a matching carry on the other side?
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: The Big Gimper November 25, 2016, 06:58:25 AM
CFB Coldlake - 1950-60s
([url]https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15123153_685833158250150_1234968868525747042_o.jpg[/url])

Take a close look at the Lancaster.

Is that an early Firebee under the nearest wing?  And does it have a matching carry on the other side?


Correct Evan. And for those who model in the One True Scale, you can get them from Belcher Bits here (http://www.belcherbits.com/lines/172conv/bl6.htm).

(http://www.belcherbits.com/images/172conv/bl6_parts_web.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin November 26, 2016, 04:15:55 AM
Cool shot of the Lancaster carrying the Firebee.  Certainly gives one ideas...
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: The Big Gimper November 27, 2016, 11:17:55 PM
 :icon_crap:

Wam and Elvis in a QF-4 Phantom II from the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron. Aviation Nation was the last air show appearance for the USAF Phantoms.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15235895_937178369746965_2243414101749391777_o.jpg)
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15259398_937178339746968_6990369936455692409_o.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin November 30, 2016, 03:33:28 AM
(https://images.defence.gov.au/fotoweb/cache/5003/DefenceImagery/2016/S20163085/20161128raaf8185068_0107.t583c991e.m2048.x1e4c61c0.jpg)

More here (https://images.defence.gov.au/assets/archives/5003-All%20Defence%20Imagery/?Redirecting=yyy&q=S20163085)
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: taiidantomcat November 30, 2016, 03:37:52 AM
Cool flight!!
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: finsrin November 30, 2016, 01:06:08 PM
Australia retains an airworthy Neptune ? ? ?
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: GTX_Admin November 30, 2016, 04:10:06 PM
Australia retains an airworthy Neptune ? ? ?

Yep
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: Volkodav November 30, 2016, 04:32:09 PM
Too bad we don't have a Lincoln and Sunderland too.
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: GTX_Admin December 02, 2016, 03:35:11 AM
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/s960x960/1617916_10152218545412915_1465687861_o.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper December 02, 2016, 04:01:41 AM
Cool. Can I have the Beaufighter? What year is this?
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: Volkodav December 02, 2016, 10:25:58 PM
Love the natural metal finish on the Wooden Wonder  :P
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: GTX_Admin December 03, 2016, 04:06:42 AM
Cool. Can I have the Beaufighter? What year is this?

No you can't - this is a shot of my personal collection taken yesterday...NOT!

In fact, it was taken at RAAF base Williams (Laverton) circa 1951.
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: Volkodav December 03, 2016, 10:20:22 AM
The museum there is definitely worth a visit.
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: GTX_Admin December 04, 2016, 03:18:53 AM
The museum there is definitely worth a visit.

The one at Point Cook?
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: The Big Gimper December 04, 2016, 08:53:45 AM
Nice picture of two 410 SQN birds at Bagotville just at the end of their aero braking portion of landing.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15232286_350707615309776_4470673782521212479_n.jpg?oh=6fca9387bc2bcaa9bff2a8e38031b82a&oe=58F5D436)
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: Volkodav December 04, 2016, 09:39:36 AM
The museum there is definitely worth a visit.

The one at Point Cook?

Yes, went there a couple of years back, had wanted to go to Pucka too but because of the security situation civilians weren't allowed access any more.
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: The Big Gimper December 09, 2016, 01:57:42 AM
Not a photo yet but it will be in few months.

The special paint scheme for the 2017 CF-18 Hornet demonstration aircraft has been unveiled! The scheme was presented today at the ICAS convention in Las Vegas. The stunning design celebrates the Canada’s 150th anniversary with the national colors, red and white, and several versions of the famed maple leaf symbol. The unveiling follows the announcement of the 2017 CF-18 airshow schedule yesterday.

(http://airshowstuff.com/v4/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/capture_12_07_2016__13_51_41-002777.jpg)

(http://airshowstuff.com/v4/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/capture_12_07_2016__13_51_29-002776.jpg)

Source: Airshow Stuff (http://airshowstuff.com/v4/2016/stunning-2017-cf-18-hornet-demonstration-team-paint-scheme-unveiled/)

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: The Big Gimper December 19, 2016, 03:55:15 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15493514_1300044596724079_6086466267707866536_o.jpg?oh=472b8fe6a44f41a5a91601907caec645&oe=58F951C6)

Source: Look at the left main landing gear strut.
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: The Big Gimper December 19, 2016, 08:26:46 PM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15493745_1300404170021455_1314938611166323085_o.jpg?oh=f317d9450a51882825e9677a46b47656&oe=58F5BA91)

PoAF Su-22M4
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: The Big Gimper December 20, 2016, 08:04:22 PM
The airplane equivalent of a "pinky promise".

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15590085_917038848433727_305704416842414625_n.jpg?oh=45ccf6cb11dbcb78c4f205e0f93ebd59&oe=58B389FA)
Two Aeroflot Airbus A330 clipped wing tips at Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport

Source: Facebook
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: GTX_Admin December 21, 2016, 02:29:52 AM
I promise...to pay for the damage
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: The Big Gimper December 25, 2016, 07:50:35 PM
(http://s2.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20161223&t=2&i=1166562119&w=976&fh=&fw=&ll=&pl=&sq=&r=2016-12-23T180004Z_25221_LR1ECCN11M4QE_RTRMADP_0_LIBYA-AIRPLANE)

Reuters / Friday, December 23, 2016
Two airliners pass in the sky above Malta as the drama of a hijacked Libyan Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A320 is played out on the runway beneath at Malta Airport. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit-Lupi

Family is still a-snoozing
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: The Big Gimper December 26, 2016, 10:28:21 PM
Lets look for the NATO Stock Number (NSN) for the broken screw in your hand:

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15726636_1257498134329483_1171475641829313149_n.jpg?oh=7232ec0ffcd4fcb8de22d54d3526b373&oe=58ED6CA1)

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: Jeffry Fontaine December 27, 2016, 05:44:38 AM
Lets look the NATO Stock Number (NSN) for the broken screw in your hand:

That looks like the original Old school FedLog v-1 before it was put on DVD :)
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: GTX_Admin December 28, 2016, 02:44:03 AM
Oh dear...I remember using that. :-[
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: GTX_Admin December 28, 2016, 03:21:51 AM
(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/23/0e/00040e23.jpeg)
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: Rickshaw December 28, 2016, 12:46:13 PM
Oh dear...I remember using that. :-[

As do I.   Did you ever use the hand-held micro-fiche viewer?  I remember them being introduced and the RSM consulting virtually everyone in the platoon as to the quality of the image as they arrived for morning Parade.   ;)
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: taiidantomcat December 30, 2016, 05:22:42 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C0tqGbNXAAAj3dP.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper December 30, 2016, 11:25:42 AM
WOW!!!! USAF F-35?
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: taiidantomcat December 30, 2016, 11:58:34 AM
Dutch  8)
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: GTX_Admin January 01, 2017, 04:11:30 AM
Fly me to the moon...

(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/05/12/00041205.jpeg)
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: The Big Gimper January 09, 2017, 06:07:01 AM
These crazy photos show a Russian Su-27 Flanker dogfighting with a U.S. Air Force F-16 inside Area 51

The photographs in this post were taken from Tikaboo Valley, near Groom Lake, Nevada, by Phil Drake, who was lucky enough to observe a Su-27P Flanker-B dogfighting with an F-16, presumably one of the four Groom Lake based -D models in the skies of the famous Area 51.

Although the quality of the pictures is low (the aircraft were flying between 20K and 30K feet) they are extremely interesting since Flankers operating from Groom are not a secret (they have been documented in 2003 – 2004 and more recently between 2012 and 2014) but have rarely been photographed.

(https://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/3-Merge.jpg)

(https://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/7-Su-27-turning-left-towards-the-camera-706x472.jpg)


Full article at The Aviationist can be found here (https://theaviationist.com/2017/01/06/these-crazy-photos-show-a-russian-su-27-flanker-dogfighting-with-a-u-s-air-force-f-16-inside-area-51/).
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: The Big Gimper January 09, 2017, 08:11:47 PM
From Vertical Magazine @ Facebook

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15800657_10154993968406661_451318982189607807_o.jpg?oh=a6565aea18e363bc2f00b27f8dda9fd1&oe=591F4E50)

Source: Photo taken at RIAT 2015 of the CV-22 Osprey. Photo submitted by Tim Felce

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15875441_10154993968201661_6530390219607017652_o.jpg?oh=7d49a025d79f15b4d756bf54391548f1&oe=591DD920)

Source: A pair of United States Army Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopters make a stop at Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. Photo submitted by Simon Blakesley Photography

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15896308_10154993968466661_3291333066750233130_o.jpg?oh=93e9c4300a837341da298c61734591f2&oe=58DE47B9)

Source: Polish Army Aviation Mi-24V Hind-E. Photo submitted by Kamil Olszowy
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: GTX_Admin January 12, 2017, 02:51:24 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1tWoglUsAAkA8h.jpg)

Story (http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/natural-wonders/rare-wave-cloud-spotted-from-virgin-australia-jet/news-story/7da7218d51ead0bddf398f4b33462e7e)
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: finsrin January 12, 2017, 11:55:49 AM
Maybe cover story for flying over chemtrails !
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: The Big Gimper January 12, 2017, 08:31:35 PM
Maybe cover story for flying over chemtrails !


No doubt in my mind that they are Chemtrails masquerading as clouds.

(http://sierrahotel.net/images/products/3951.JPG)
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: The Big Gimper January 12, 2017, 08:33:07 PM
Wow! Incredible capture by Anthony PECCHI Photographe of a Royal New Zealand Air Force NH90 TTH.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15936796_10155005022801661_4583452795122939490_o.jpg?oh=066dac0e94f44536cad75a79f0a4145b&oe=591E840E)

Source: Facebook Vertical Magazine
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: The Big Gimper January 14, 2017, 08:49:58 AM
STS-118, Space Shuttle Endeavour and The International Space Station

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16105970_1276990389046924_5431137149211193058_n.jpg?oh=2e8c93d4fb52cf536d152ab0309d8018&oe=590EB53C)

Source: Someone on the Space Shuttle with an iPhone
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: taiidantomcat January 18, 2017, 03:44:57 AM
(https://scontent-lax3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/15877296_817983725006133_7353193072580100096_n.jpg)

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: The Big Gimper January 20, 2017, 08:02:12 PM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/16179123_1333961106665761_4128536401246462965_o.jpg?oh=9bc5438ddd12543fad79e831ad647938&oe=591A06BA)

Source: Facebook Cold War Soviet Aircraft
 
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: GTX_Admin January 21, 2017, 04:52:35 AM
Same source as above:

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/16179059_1334526449942560_2489975750070642301_o.jpg?oh=24d4af5dc340d022c0908b01557b42dd&oe=591EB47F)
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: GTX_Admin January 22, 2017, 03:23:24 AM
Not sure how practical it is but the shock value would certainly be there...I think:

(http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/a6/22/000422a6_big.jpeg)
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: beowulf January 22, 2017, 04:47:40 AM
(http://i66.tinypic.com/ekhhzo.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin January 22, 2017, 05:58:07 AM
(https://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/CV-22-night.jpg)
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: Volkodav January 22, 2017, 04:22:09 PM
Not sure how practical it is but the shock value would certainly be there...I think:

([url]http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/a6/22/000422a6_big.jpeg[/url])


Sorta ruined by the fact it looked like his fly is undone  :-[
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: perttime January 22, 2017, 08:40:57 PM
Not sure how practical it is but the shock value would certainly be there...I think:

Doesn't that carrying handle get in the way of his line of sight through the optics?
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: Crbad January 23, 2017, 12:33:59 AM
I'm not sure I would want my face covered by a shiny, reflective surface in a tactical situation. That carrying handle also has the weapon's iron sights. Putting it that far forward does seem like it would interfere with the optics and throw off the iron sights as well. Is this from a film? It looks kind of cool, but I don't know about the practicality.
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: GTX_Admin January 23, 2017, 02:21:51 AM
Sorta ruined by the fact it looked like his fly is undone  :-[

Kind of disturbed that is where your eyes went...
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: GTX_Admin January 23, 2017, 02:25:10 AM
Is this from a film?

It is a Iraqi counter- terrorism service member (CTS) in the town of Bartalla, east of Mosul from last week.
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: taiidantomcat January 23, 2017, 07:35:48 AM
Love the Osprey pic
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: Volkodav January 23, 2017, 06:00:37 PM
Sorta ruined by the fact it looked like his fly is undone  :-[

Kind of disturbed that is where your eyes went...

Its where the flick of the scroll bar stopped, honest
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: GTX_Admin January 24, 2017, 02:02:05 AM
Sure... ::)
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: Vuk January 26, 2017, 12:49:24 AM
... variations...

... and lots of other beautiful photos on https://www.facebook.com/fourelementsphotography/ (https://www.facebook.com/fourelementsphotography/)
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: kerick January 26, 2017, 02:04:11 AM
Best jag pics I've ever seen! Thanks!
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: The Big Gimper January 26, 2017, 05:21:54 AM
Happy Australia Day! (January 26th, 2017)

Aircrew and maintainers from No. 37 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, display the Australian National Flag at Iqaluit Airfield in Canada during cold weather training.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16298832_10154085755796237_4633862860606244028_n.jpg?oh=a046d1c224a78442345013cf3e91b60f&oe=59218810)

Photo: Flying Officer Samuel Dudman © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence
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: Vuk January 26, 2017, 02:12:26 PM
Congratulations from Serbia!
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: Old Wombat January 26, 2017, 04:55:58 PM
Thank you, gentlemen! :) :icon_beer:
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: GTX_Admin January 27, 2017, 02:18:48 AM
during cold weather training.



All I can say to each of them is:

(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/d7/d7dfe614383509199e42f05d43e97693e801b494f4a43d3525375d4912367571.jpg)

It was hot and humid here yesterday.  Still humid and warm this morning...at 0400!!
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: The Big Gimper January 30, 2017, 05:18:39 AM
RCAF Station Ottawa, 1960. Click for a larger image. Does anyone have a working time machine?  I would love to stand on the tramac and take in the sounds and smells of this era.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/16422672_10154261683842078_1844669670049064806_o.jpg?oh=a323aeaea33f83f62cd9fde49edfb21d&oe=5915CE14)
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: Vuk January 31, 2017, 04:24:16 PM
Cats... or turkeys?  ;)
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: The Big Gimper February 01, 2017, 06:28:30 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16472804_1368781779853600_3786412413353558313_n.jpg?oh=50e12b16613191ffbbdaa2b476212266&oe=5944C414)
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: kerick February 01, 2017, 09:14:15 AM
Tough job! Just another boring day at the office.......
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: The Big Gimper February 01, 2017, 08:37:08 PM
I stumbled on this Flickr site of colour slides taken at 1950s US airshows.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6224/6379294149_262feb89d8_b.jpg)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/23032926@N05/sets/72157628027548881/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/23032926@N05/sets/72157628027548881/)
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: The Big Gimper February 02, 2017, 07:28:55 PM
Netherlands State Police Citroën H Van

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16426001_1607175142631943_8990591817697932588_n.jpg?oh=7089864e36a5ba744f8436ee9bcb380c&oe=590446A1)
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: kerick February 02, 2017, 09:25:54 PM
That looks like a scene from a Monty Python sketch!
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: Frank3k February 03, 2017, 12:18:50 AM
The Secret Policeman's Ball? or the The Secret Policeman's Other Ball?
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: GTX_Admin February 03, 2017, 02:24:46 AM
That looks like a scene from a Monty Python sketch!

My thoughts exactly.
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: GTX_Admin February 04, 2017, 04:11:52 AM
(https://image-store.slidesharecdn.com/d48bba7b-9929-4aa8-8726-b344506bd090-large.jpeg)
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: Volkodav February 04, 2017, 07:39:07 AM
Trust Melbourne to be late
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: GTX_Admin February 05, 2017, 04:59:20 AM
(https://image-store.slidesharecdn.com/d80728fa-88fc-4b5f-8b4c-ed144c0f6cc9-large.jpeg)
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: GTX_Admin February 05, 2017, 05:03:16 AM
(https://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/MV-22-hasty-landing.jpg)
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: Volkodav February 05, 2017, 11:03:17 AM
(https://image-store.slidesharecdn.com/d80728fa-88fc-4b5f-8b4c-ed144c0f6cc9-large.jpeg)

Oh boy I feel a domestic coming on. 

My wife hates it when I see photos of Newship Hobart at sea as I get all nostalgic about the project and start thinking about how I never wanted to leave the project and how much better our lives (and definitely my career and family finances) would be if we hadn't moved.  She then get defensive starts trying to justify how her career is more important because it pays more and that there was no guarantee I would still be there anyway although it's inconceivable that I would have voluntarily left part way through my Masters and building my "functional area" into a team and then a department.  She will then say, "I suppose its all my fault" and I will say "yes", then she will say "how was I to know" and I will say "because I f___ing told you and asked you not to apply for the transfer because moving would f___ my career".  It then spirals down hill from there.
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: GTX_Admin February 07, 2017, 01:42:28 PM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/16665243_1506408519431734_4064558231822282849_o_zpsbgdipy05.jpg~original)

And the decals are already coming:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/16508592_1189921921128371_698732387590993832_n_zpsjbbagei7.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin February 07, 2017, 01:44:00 PM
BTW, I'm thinking the above decals would look cool on a Eurofighter Typhoon...maybe a twin tailed version akin to this:

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR9ANq3xofn_7wq4SCTihfD6wkmPsg0rhVtxZIl9zoviwtT1OyjNg)
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: Volkodav February 07, 2017, 04:48:45 PM
BTW, I'm thinking the above decals would look cool on a Eurofighter Typhoon...maybe a twin tailed version akin to this:

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR9ANq3xofn_7wq4SCTihfD6wkmPsg0rhVtxZIl9zoviwtT1OyjNg)

Or even the EAP had it been built with twin tails instead of a Tornado tail.
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: The Big Gimper February 07, 2017, 07:27:28 PM
A permafrost passenger!

On 4 February, 2017 ANTONOV #AN-124-100М Ruslan that belongs to Antonov Airlines transported the world's biggest engine General Electric GE90 for the Swiss International Airlines Boeing 777-300ER which made an emergency landing in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada.

To deliver this cargo, the aircraft controlled by the crew headed by Iakiv Syrovenko, performed ferry flight from Stansted, Great Britain, to Zurich, Switzerland. There the engine, weighting over 8 t, was loaded into the Ruslan. The loading operation had to be performed very precisely because of the cargo’s big dimensions. Nevertheless, the technical crew headed by load master Valentyn Dobrogorsky fulfilled it perfectly. The Ruslan with the cargo aboard flew from Zurich to Great Frozen North.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16508265_1086409578153337_1607899525828567973_n.jpg?oh=f317a2276a264b5285609c69cd6edae9&oe=5902EA8F)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/16601650_1086409754819986_2665301282658459846_o.jpg?oh=273756ed9b80b7e7a8371524e0ddfe60&oe=5946B10E)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16472870_1086410581486570_2019894725831905446_n.jpg?oh=66277be626c106be7729400fbf875c69&oe=59024EC8)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16426016_1086410641486564_1403261543923144663_n.jpg?oh=09e39bf11c5d48072b4b2a73b95be7c2&oe=590A1BC9)

Source: Facebook  Антонов
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: taiidantomcat February 08, 2017, 12:33:12 AM
Those P-8s are no joke from what I am hearing in exercises
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: Volkodav February 08, 2017, 12:52:48 AM
Those P-8s are no joke from what I am hearing in exercises

Word is they are demonstrating capabilities that would have once required an E-3 (E-7 in Australias case), but also JSTARS, RIVETJOINT etc.  Obviously not all the capabilities there of but a surprising level of them just the same.  The RAAF used to operate ISR P-3s but with the P-8 it appears there wont be a need for a special outfit (though we are getting those Gulfstreams too)
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: kerick February 08, 2017, 03:42:20 AM
I wond r how they are at intell gathering. We may never know
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: The Big Gimper February 10, 2017, 07:55:46 PM
"409 Hawk lead after another stellar performance at the Abbotsford Airshow in 1981" says the pilot of 101010 Capt. Terry Hunt.

(https://scontent.fykz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/16487048_1321051607975270_2565569704449369463_o.jpg?oh=e96289f48a913acaef085ad984c45107&oe=593F8F45)

This is probably one of the best CAF Voodoo photos I have seen.
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: finsrin February 10, 2017, 08:26:54 PM
"409 Hawk lead after another stellar performance at the Abbotsford Airshow in 1981" says the pilot of 101010 Capt. Terry Hunt.

This is probably one of the best CAF Voodoo photos I have seen.

I was there.  Voodoos fly over fast, light burners in front of crowd and blast out of there up and away.  WOW  :-*  8)
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: The Big Gimper February 10, 2017, 08:40:50 PM
"409 Hawk lead after another stellar performance at the Abbotsford Airshow in 1981" says the pilot of 101010 Capt. Terry Hunt.

This is probably one of the best CAF Voodoo photos I have seen.

I was there.  Voodoos fly over fast, light burners in front of crowd and blast out of there.  WOW  :-*  8)

Then you and I Bill were only 168 miles apart as I was CFB Comox but was not part the ground support team that went to the show.
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: The Big Gimper February 20, 2017, 11:56:28 AM
This one is for Jeff, Jon and Bill.  1962 Golden Hawks flying over the Needle at the World's Fair in Seattle, Washington

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16864095_10154318909712078_859067329906883549_n.jpg?oh=d8e737026f29cd5e67af8c69b92b5900&oe=59489BBD)
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: finsrin February 20, 2017, 02:03:10 PM
Sweet photo.  I seen both Golden Hawks and Seattle World's Fair (Century 21).
Looks like some sort of stealth jet slipped into formation beside top center F-86.  Is it Canadian ?
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: The Big Gimper February 24, 2017, 07:15:48 AM
Tu-114 joint Soviet Aeroflot and Japan Air Lines, Haneda Intl airport 1968.

Would you like navigator, sensor operator or tail gunner class?

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/16836087_1367493289979209_8882092153682322544_o.jpg?oh=fbb38867c1ac6cf2c241af6223c74e4e&oe=59441C71)
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: ChernayaAkula February 25, 2017, 03:43:40 AM
^ Gorgeous photo!

JAL-Aeroflot cooperation proudly sponsored by the Russo-Japanese Federation of Dentists for Advancements in Experimentational Research into the Gnashing of Teeth.
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: The Big Gimper March 07, 2017, 08:45:39 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17159198_10154185114601237_2490181165159099515_o.jpg?oh=ea1a8d079649c7df22ac8c4871811f9b&oe=596E4C72)

You bring you own ride knowing there won't any free taxis when you arrive.

For bonus points, how many snowmobiles can you fit in a RCAF Globemaster?

Click to enlarge.

Source: Facebook RCAF. Deployed members of 12e Régiment blindé du Canada (12 RBC) travel from CFB Valcartier to Hall Beach, Nunavut, on a CC-177 Globemaster, February 21, 2017, on #OpNunalivut.
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: Logan Hartke March 07, 2017, 11:13:05 AM
I almost feel like this picture would be better suited for another thread!

Meanwhile in Canada... (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=6953.0)

Cheers,

Logan
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: Vuk March 09, 2017, 08:03:34 PM
Thermovision...
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: The Big Gimper March 09, 2017, 08:16:36 PM
I almost feel like this picture would be better suited for another thread!

Meanwhile in Canada... ([url]http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=6953.0[/url])

Cheers,

Logan


I thought about that Logan but since Canada does not have a monopoly on C-17s, box lunches and Skidoos I decided to put it in Cool Photos.  ;D

Carl
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: GTX_Admin March 10, 2017, 02:20:03 AM
Thermovision...

 :)
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: upnorth March 10, 2017, 04:22:34 PM
Tu-114 joint Soviet Aeroflot and Japan Air Lines, Haneda Intl airport 1968.

Would you like navigator, sensor operator or tail gunner class?




Having sat in the nose of a preserved Tu-134 once, I'd jump at the chance to have a flight in the navigator spot. I imagine the view was pretty spectacular.

It probably wouldn't do much for my productivity as I'd be just sitting there staring out the windows and enjoying it.
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: GTX_Admin March 11, 2017, 04:08:58 AM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HeRlRYCAYVo/WL_2NUbZmNI/AAAAAAABYgc/XobdS-RpSroJp5rur7ma8ZThWcivJ3n7ACLcB/s1600/gduknews_8_3_2017_6_15_39_571.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper March 13, 2017, 12:34:57 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17192468_1322012234562964_7318785409254897955_o.jpg?oh=b5db4d8879e3f9581e0c356b0133cd87&oe=59277244)

85+00 CH-53GS MTH 25

Low level flight in to the "ops-zone" during exercise ELITE in the good old days ,trying to avoid any "unfriendly" missles!
So they kept it low - what a sight and sound!!!!

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: Weaver March 13, 2017, 12:45:17 AM
Lovely pic of some colourful Lightnings:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/hws5mp/C5XzAtvXAAAZ5a4.jpg) (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/hws5mp/media/C5XzAtvXAAAZ5a4.jpg.html)

Can't remember who posted it to Twitter, but it was probably Lightning Of The Day (@lightningotd ) who's well worth following.
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: The Big Gimper March 13, 2017, 01:16:54 AM
Wow!! Are the Lightnings bare metal highly polished or painted with glossy silver?
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: Weaver March 13, 2017, 03:42:04 AM
Mostly bare metal I think.
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: GTX_Admin March 16, 2017, 03:19:24 AM
(http://image-store.slidesharecdn.com/0ef7a964-fbbe-4c60-a424-1a1449ba861a-original.jpeg)
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: kerick March 17, 2017, 09:39:49 AM
I'd be scared to death on a ship in seas like that!!!
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: finsrin March 17, 2017, 12:27:50 PM
Don't be having soup with your sandwich.
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: GTX_Admin March 18, 2017, 08:12:12 AM
(http://www.dhc4and5.org/C3162.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper March 20, 2017, 08:29:19 PM
Only cool in the sense it was very breezy in the cockpit for the ride home.

It's Monday...time for another Sierra Hotel installment of not so great moments in aviation.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17426137_1416392448425866_5807912964374454638_n.jpg?oh=4302e31e92a5d50a85af3408965360db&oe=59660AEB)

In November 2002, an F-14D from VF-213 squadron, was giving a Familiarization Flight to an officer from one of the Aegis Class Cruisers. Unfortunately sometime during the flight; the passenger's harness straps were not properly adjusted, and while in a negative G push, he began to float out of his seat. In a regrettable attempt to readjust his position, he reached down and grabbed the yellow and black stripped handle.

Within a millisecond, the now ballistic passenger was no longer in the Tomcat. Thankfully, his chute deployed properly, and he touched down with nothing more than minor injuries. The ejected passenger was rescued in a short amount of time, and the Tomcat was recovered without further incident, after a nice sunny convertible ride back to NAS Fallon.

Source: Facebook SIERRA HOTEL AERONAUTICS
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: GTX_Admin March 21, 2017, 02:33:06 AM
Someone thought it was a nice day to drive with the top down...
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: taiidantomcat March 21, 2017, 06:02:14 AM
Man and on the one day ya leave the silk scarf at home!
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: The Big Gimper March 22, 2017, 09:22:54 AM
Not sure If posted this photo before. Taken by moi at the 2009 CFB Trenton Airshow

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3753/8861522528_21455cbf2b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ev4BVb)P7053048 (https://flic.kr/p/ev4BVb)
by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr
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: The Big Gimper March 22, 2017, 09:24:38 AM
Same show:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7411/8860764709_b92bdc55ee_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/euZJDk)P7053381 (https://flic.kr/p/euZJDk) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr
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: The Big Gimper March 22, 2017, 09:27:01 AM
And one more.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3761/8861360032_8b044aa847_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ev3MBw)P7053588 (https://flic.kr/p/ev3MBw) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr
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: The Big Gimper March 22, 2017, 09:28:22 AM
Last one.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7438/8861518642_831b3c7c3a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ev4ALb)Q7050923 (https://flic.kr/p/ev4ALb) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr
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: Vuk March 23, 2017, 12:03:27 AM
MC-130J Commando II approaching KC-135R Stratotanker during Emerald Warrior exercise Feb. 28, 2017
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: The Big Gimper March 23, 2017, 12:43:17 AM
This is an Emerald Stratotanker.
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: Weaver March 27, 2017, 05:57:54 AM
Gorgeous pic by photographer Claire Hartley:

Website: clairehartleyphotography.com
Twitter: @CHartleyPhotos

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C732SC6XUAIaiX4.jpg)
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: Acree March 27, 2017, 09:46:42 AM
 :D
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: The Big Gimper March 30, 2017, 01:54:58 AM
Tu-114 joint Soviet Aeroflot and Japan Air Lines, Haneda Intl airport 1968.

Would you like navigator, sensor operator or tail gunner class?

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/16836087_1367493289979209_8882092153682322544_o.jpg?oh=fbb38867c1ac6cf2c241af6223c74e4e&oe=59441C71)

And here is the Ad:

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17553949_1400899946638543_3591183814651588535_n.jpg?oh=9f2622547e4ace080a555ae9956ea904&oe=59598C40)
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: The Big Gimper March 30, 2017, 10:36:33 PM
Turning heads for the Concorde!

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s480x480/17626506_710664125783247_437655251309717329_n.jpg?oh=4c30b96c5102b10d846c67c481c37a2f&oe=5969A96C)
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: The Big Gimper March 30, 2017, 10:37:48 PM
I worked on 10-10-10. On final to CFB Comox.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17436221_405202453205778_8553084645041581756_o.jpg?oh=a92e27bd6f6a15447c99fc66ae0586e1&oe=596740DE)
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: The Big Gimper April 02, 2017, 08:28:27 PM
Four CF-100 Mk. 5s from 414 (EW) SQN perform at the Trenton air show on 10 June 1972.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17621662_1901098906841237_2651430795303565559_o.jpg?oh=5c4b55046c6c2165188ee302801f65c4&oe=596223EC)
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: finsrin April 03, 2017, 06:54:31 AM
That is a cool photo  :)
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: AXOR April 03, 2017, 04:53:40 PM
Yes,nice indeed !
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: BlastWave April 04, 2017, 08:54:49 AM
F-16 in flight. Look at that weathering!

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/da/F-16_Falcon_Fighting_-_091119-F-7323C-292.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper April 04, 2017, 09:02:17 PM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17632269_10208666797414118_4051031319005410238_o.jpg?oh=10f2a84a522e94a416f6ce5c457eec87&oe=59562BC2)
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: taiidantomcat April 05, 2017, 04:49:10 AM
F-16 in flight. Look at that weathering! :icon_surprised:

([url]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/da/F-16_Falcon_Fighting_-_091119-F-7323C-292.jpg[/url])


(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn94/Demo282/F-16HAVEGLASS.jpg)

Thats the HAVE GLASS. It weathers like crazy. Has that silver shimmer like the F-22. See above for comparison  :)
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: The Big Gimper April 07, 2017, 06:41:46 PM
#OTDH April 6, 1962 – The #RCAF’s last Consolidated PBY-5A Canso flying boat, belonging to 162 Squadron, at Downsview, Ontario, takes flight for the last time during a squadron reunion.

162 Squadron flew Cansos throughout the war; the squadron sank five U-Boats and one of its members, Flight Lieutenant David Hornell, was awarded the Victoria Cross. After the war, the RCAF used Cansos for search and rescue, Arctic survey and other transport roles.

This is an undated file photo of a post-war search and rescue Canso.  DND Archives

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17807514_10154258351146237_456614665087640870_o.jpg?oh=8b4ca1046f91d50c169ad0b5885e3356&oe=599A1D6D)
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: GTX_Admin April 08, 2017, 03:38:11 AM
I will add that to my 1:1 stash.
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: The Big Gimper April 08, 2017, 06:59:37 PM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17814608_1307328876026756_7010862466208414252_o.jpg?oh=6fb4ac91befab4801a201dd698208811&oe=595833B0)

Canadian Forces CF18 Demo Team. Captain Kutryk had his first chance to take the 2017 CF-18 Demonstration Jet for a flight.
Photos by Corporal Manuela Berger (RCAF)
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: GTX_Admin April 09, 2017, 04:07:58 AM
(http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/7686930-16x9-940x529.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin April 22, 2017, 04:37:05 AM
Some photos relevant to the current GB:

(https://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/43/5b/00045b43.jpeg)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Military/MAKS-2015/i-5qzjRhP/0/X3/MAKS2015part1-04-X3.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin April 24, 2017, 03:16:03 AM
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3TPq6CTVvAc/WPqWqXGwzAI/AAAAAAABZtc/1jnwY5sQgcQmlcDNE1A-17HqY6V7fL_ZwCLcB/s1600/b6b2d58618465f6886358d71a2b47034.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin April 25, 2017, 05:24:23 AM
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17796107_1157809940994052_4655453391873634441_n.jpg?oh=6847a0e3564ed1d47a38c43f5f23149f&oe=5998BC00)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17457758_1155056841269362_9117481990912549906_n.jpg?oh=c4f82ec2405287c492091fc9a1ca6346&oe=5982425A)
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: The Big Gimper April 27, 2017, 09:50:15 AM
Top to bottom: North American NAC-60, Lockheed CL-823, Boeing 733. This was early in the SST design competition. About 1964.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17917639_1376597412419554_8352150400074488797_o.jpg?oh=75ff442c3f5c2b33ae9aa5df979b122a&oe=5988E5FA)
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: mundster April 28, 2017, 02:41:25 AM
On the French carrier De Gaulle, taken in late 2015.

Great pics, all business. They have done some good work in the mid-east.
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: The Big Gimper April 28, 2017, 07:41:58 PM
Taken earlier this month at the USAF Museum's 75th Anniversary/Reunion of the Doolittle raid.  11 B-25s/PBJ's participated.

(http://www.warbirdsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/DoolittleRaidersReunion2012-100_WM.jpg)

(http://www.dayton.com/rf/image_lowres/Pub/p8/Dayton/2017/04/18/Images/2017_B25sGrimes17apr_rjk%20(447a).jpg)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/s960x960/18076699_10154759828126715_1422037499508341242_o.jpg?oh=cec37fcda7d809aab2633eefc3bb15d3&oe=597EA504)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17973503_10154737882241715_9202041218966345914_o.jpg?oh=be80451ddf2b7dbd1bb21bd202ca5907&oe=597D4DA7)

Website is here: http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Doolittle-Tokyo-Raid-75th-Anniversary/ (http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Doolittle-Tokyo-Raid-75th-Anniversary/)
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: The Big Gimper April 28, 2017, 08:27:48 PM
Nothing beats a wet CFB Comox runway:

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18055739_1322479677845009_5891421152108268035_o.jpg?oh=f7fd6952c3d776ad6c3f7856271befd2&oe=597ED12E)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18209193_10154323819266237_3092125827757290718_o.jpg?oh=e81039170974a0df1af92ad77521155e&oe=59790FD3)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17991207_1322479681178342_1397331221980167309_n.jpg?oh=68339a004b9b2f3f8f0377e65ed6d388&oe=598AAC58)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18157307_1322479651178345_8277467960626863783_n.jpg?oh=8a32f1d595dc59f918a8bbd91ac441f0&oe=598CA3B8)
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: Logan Hartke April 28, 2017, 10:37:42 PM
Taken earlier this month at the USAF Museum's 75th Anniversary/Reunion of the Doolittle raid.  11 B-25s/PBJ's participated.

([url]http://www.warbirdsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/DoolittleRaidersReunion2012-100_WM.jpg[/url])

Website is here: [url]http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Doolittle-Tokyo-Raid-75th-Anniversary/[/url] ([url]http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Doolittle-Tokyo-Raid-75th-Anniversary/[/url])


Not this shot. This one is from the 70th anniversary, when I was there in 2012.

Cheers,

Logan
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: The Big Gimper April 28, 2017, 11:00:20 PM
Taken earlier this month at the USAF Museum's 75th Anniversary/Reunion of the Doolittle raid.  11 B-25s/PBJ's participated.

Website is here: [url]http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Doolittle-Tokyo-Raid-75th-Anniversary/[/url] ([url]http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Doolittle-Tokyo-Raid-75th-Anniversary/[/url])


Not this shot. This one is from the 70th anniversary, when I was there in 2012.

Cheers,

Logan


Thanks Logan.
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: Logan Hartke April 28, 2017, 11:02:44 PM
Yep. That was a good trip.

Cheers,

Logan
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: The Big Gimper May 04, 2017, 09:07:49 PM
STS-117/Space Shuttle Atlantis, atop the mobile launcher platform, rolls back into high bay 1 of the Vehicle Assembly Building from Launch Pad 39A. A severe thunderstorm with golf ball-sized hail caused divots in the giant tank's foam insulation and minor surface damage to about 26 heat shield tiles on the shuttle's left wing. Mar 4, 2007

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18274768_1620527637974681_3810416512092972470_n.jpg?oh=7d341ad3d04bd465f1fbf12dc0101327&oe=5975594B)

Facebook: Space Shuttle Program Group
 
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: The Big Gimper May 04, 2017, 09:19:09 PM
McDonnell Douglas showcasing a scale model of the "DC-10 Twin", the company´s two engine widebody concept, in the early 1970s.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18222123_1560903860609382_7004296117528837680_n.jpg?oh=0e46a6d4720771bd2c86cf31e9432fab&oe=59803701)
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: GTX_Admin May 05, 2017, 02:25:58 AM
That could be a cool one to model.
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: ChernayaAkula May 05, 2017, 03:31:44 AM
Had to read that three times to understand they were NOT trying to "pull a Tophe" and have twin fuselages.  ;D
I think I might be spending too much time on this here site.  :icon_beer:
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: FAAMAN May 05, 2017, 10:52:15 AM
Love the MDD Airbus 8)
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: GTX_Admin May 06, 2017, 02:16:33 AM
This looks to be the McDonnell Douglas DC-X-200 project - see here (http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3733.msg67784.html#msg67784).
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: The Big Gimper May 06, 2017, 07:12:01 AM
Last weekend was the Aero 150 at Vintage Wings of Canada. The show highlight was the Patrouille de France along with the Snowbirds.

On departure day they did a combined pass over Government of Canada's Parliament Buildings aka Parliament Hill.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/q81/s960x960/18216609_10154344083326237_8803749815512059875_o.jpg?oh=90b9fdf560ed8a94b196d77b06ddb72f&oe=597A2472)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18278563_10154344083311237_144699187419927506_o.jpg?oh=5fb9fb5c4b81861b95dfce2651ca3727&oe=597CEAEC)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18318983_10154344083316237_5649580186609843479_o.jpg?oh=d71d8a704b8130dab5e932ecdcf71ae1&oe=598B4D76)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18238172_10154344083426237_7544711687433854788_o.jpg?oh=8d7a8201bd184b040e48bbf0da4a5917&oe=598823DB)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18193363_1386729091386118_7437210641180861209_o.jpg?oh=c552c54c12a1d91086e0ba853424f727&oe=59BAAF0E)

Source: RCAF
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: The Big Gimper May 07, 2017, 06:04:44 AM
The B-29 "Doc" is at Barksdale AFB participating in their first airshow. Here are some pictures taken by Doc's flight crew.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18238058_766344450198668_2788492380154574826_o.jpg?oh=9c27b6f06f9df420471dc0fc85cbd537&oe=5988B993)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18238915_766344340198679_8584832435031853045_o.jpg?oh=b54f357c70c37e6f8d7833b2c38b8c5e&oe=5983300B)
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: The Big Gimper May 09, 2017, 12:31:59 AM
This one is for you Evan:

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18222457_700085590178127_115564036616476870_n.jpg?oh=538cbde8d5087f4c3e35b5694108c64a&oe=597CC4FD)
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: GTX_Admin May 09, 2017, 02:42:00 AM
Interesting picture of RAAF Base Amberley circa 1964:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/Amberley2064_zps7jvemwyq.jpg~original)

Edit: Link fixed by a Mod.  Re-fixed by another mod so as to include blown up version should anyone wish to identify individual aircraft.  The picture expands if you click upon it ;)

BTW, the estimate of this picture being from 1964 is my own interpretation.  The original was undated.  Anyone wish to analyse it further?

3rd Edit: 2nd Edit does not show the image in Canada.  The "~original" suffix appears to prevent the image from displaying in the Northern Hemisphere.  ;)
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: The Big Gimper May 09, 2017, 05:34:08 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18278707_1066092990190608_5738840767018010742_o.jpg?oh=0d98dc96f1094c6de314572f9ebd08ae&oe=597E5F56)

British Airways Flew 4 Concorde's, G-BOAA, G-BOAC, G-BOAB & G-BOAG

In the words of Adrian Meredith: "This was one of the most important and exciting photographic assignments I have ever undertaken, and very prestigious for Concorde. The date was Christmas Eve December 24th 1985; this was the only day possible that we could photograph four of the Concordes together, as they were not flying commercially that day. The Photography was to promote and commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Concordes commercial service. After 10 years of service the BA Concorde's had 71,000 supersonic flying hours!

Many hours were spent at the briefing sessions, to ensure the formations were tidy to military precision. Different formations were discussed, and decided upon. The swan, the diamond & the echelon, to ensure all went to plan. Nothing like this had ever been done before commercially. Concorde Senior Captains Brian Walpole and John Cook were experienced pilots and had a wealth of experience of flying in formation, from their days in the RAF. My task was to capture in essence the group formations. The flight plan was to take-off from Heathrow, fly to Filton in Bristol, the home of Concorde, down the Bristol Channel, and return to London, flying at a height of around 18,000 feet.

The Lear Jet had to be fitted with optically corrective glass in the windows, which wouldn’t distort the camera’s image. We were first to take off in the Lear Jet, from London Heathrow, and special permission had to be granted for each Concorde to take-off every 30 seconds, in succession. This had never been done before.

The weather was very dark and gloomy as it was December time the sun was low and watery. We rose above, and circled over the clouds, to brighter skies, and as we looked down, we saw each Concorde pop through the clouds like a firing bullet. After the 4th aircraft had emerged we quickly descended and took chase at full throttle to try and catch them up. They started to manoeuvre and steadily flew into position for the first formation . . . flying in diamond, then echelon and swan formation.

The weather was very poor, and every time they set-up for a different formation, a bank of cloud would roll in, and the Concordes would have to break off their positioning for safety.

This gave me a briefest of opportunities to liaise with the pilots, in between the shooting. As soon as they were back in another formation, I knew the photography had to be very brief; on one occasion we banked steeply, sweeping over the top of the formation to get the perfect overhead shots. Other photography was taken side on, during one stage of a particular formation; the Concorde wing tips were only 70ft apart. The entire exercise took one hour and 45 minutes, and all Concorde's returned safely home, and thankfully I had all the shots in the can."

To watch the formation video click here:  ! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIgsR1NsKDw#)
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: elmayerle May 09, 2017, 09:27:09 AM
Interesting picture of RAAF Base Amberley circa 1964:

([url]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/Amberley2064_zps7jvemwyq.jpg~original[/url])

Edit: Link fixed by a Mod.  Re-fixed by another mod so as to include blown up version should anyone wish to identify individual aircraft.  The picture expands if you click upon it ;)

BTW, the estimate of this picture being from 1964 is my own interpretation.  The original was undated.  Anyone wish to analyse it further?

3rd Edit: 2nd Edit does not show the image in Canada.  The "~original" suffix appears to prevent the image from displaying in the Northern Hemisphere.  ;)

Original image shows up fine here in Texas.  I don't think it could be much later, given the Victors are in all-over anti-flash white and you have KB-50s sitting around  and it could well be a couple of years earlier.
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: The Big Gimper May 09, 2017, 10:06:57 AM
Interesting picture of RAAF Base Amberley circa 1964:

Edit: Link fixed by a Mod.  Re-fixed by another mod so as to include blown up version should anyone wish to identify individual aircraft.  The picture expands if you click upon it ;)

BTW, the estimate of this picture being from 1964 is my own interpretation.  The original was undated.  Anyone wish to analyse it further?

3rd Edit: 2nd Edit does not show the image in Canada.  The "~original" suffix appears to prevent the image from displaying in the Northern Hemisphere.  ;)

Original image shows up fine here in Texas.  I don't think it could be much later, given the Victors are in all-over anti-flash white and you have KB-50s sitting around  and it could well be a couple of years earlier.

I guess I needed help from both Texas and a Texan as I can now see this photo. Thanks for your help Evan.

Why so many USAF aircraft? An exercise or another event?
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: elmayerle May 09, 2017, 10:28:53 AM
I don't know exactly what's going on here, but I note you have USAF KB-50's (set up for probe and drogue), C-124's, and a C-130; RAF Victors and a Brittania; and RAAF Canberras.  Most likely it's an exercise with the USAF supplying most of the support aircraft as I don't see any USAF combat aircraft.
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: GTX_Admin May 09, 2017, 10:40:15 AM
The RAF deployed Victors to Singapore between 1963 and '65.  I know some visited Australia in '64.  The KB-50s were retired from service in early '65.  The C-130 looks to be a RAAF C-130A.  Most of the Canberras are in white/silver but at least two are in camouflage.
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: The Big Gimper May 09, 2017, 07:55:49 PM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18342289_10209873441888071_3686005625676155296_n.jpg?oh=faa21b40734cf27eddef8109116d69aa&oe=59B0C374)
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: ChernayaAkula May 10, 2017, 12:35:55 AM
What' s North Korean for "Bogey on your Six!" ? >:D
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: GTX_Admin May 12, 2017, 03:07:21 AM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qquO5himsdg/WRM238dhYyI/AAAAAAABacM/kuFCiB5aeRQ9bqPDkRs-rdpv8X2chnfmACLcB/s1600/34571267535_17db1a3f07_o.jpg)
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: FAAMAN May 12, 2017, 03:58:33 PM
Great pic GTX 8) 8) whose (??) Tigers (??) are they? I don't recognise 'em.
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: GTX_Admin May 13, 2017, 03:12:05 AM
Spain:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6d/Festival_Aéreo_Internacional_Aire75_%2815330222640%29.jpg/1280px-Festival_Aéreo_Internacional_Aire75_%2815330222640%29.jpg)
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: M.A.D May 15, 2017, 08:15:35 PM
Interesting picture of RAAF Base Amberley circa 1964:

([url]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/Amberley2064_zps7jvemwyq.jpg~original[/url])

Edit: Link fixed by a Mod.  Re-fixed by another mod so as to include blown up version should anyone wish to identify individual aircraft.  The picture expands if you click upon it ;)

BTW, the estimate of this picture being from 1964 is my own interpretation.  The original was undated.  Anyone wish to analyse it further?

3rd Edit: 2nd Edit does not show the image in Canada.  The "~original" suffix appears to prevent the image from displaying in the Northern Hemisphere.  ;)


Dam Greg, I can't open this picture when I save it!
I have a use for it in my 'Alternative ADF ORBAT!!
Who on the forum does Photoshop?
Would love to see Kangaroo roundels on those KB-50's and C-124's!!  :P

M.A.D
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: M.A.D May 17, 2017, 09:09:18 AM
Always loved and appreciated this pic of effective camouflage!
Camouflaged Mig-27 Flogger of the Indian Air Force over the Desert



M.A.D
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: M.A.D May 17, 2017, 11:02:41 AM
([url]http://image-store.slidesharecdn.com/0ef7a964-fbbe-4c60-a424-1a1449ba861a-original.jpeg[/url])


Wow, that's an amazing and disconcerting pic!!


M.A.D
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: ScranJ51 May 18, 2017, 03:09:24 PM
just a quiet day on the Manly Ferry................................



Not many passengers   :o
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: Old Wombat May 19, 2017, 12:23:29 AM
Not many passengers   :o

Looks like there may be one less very soon, too! :o
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: The Big Gimper May 30, 2017, 04:53:00 AM
A volume of Voodoos at CFB Chatham circa 1970s. 410 and 416 SQNs.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18699662_299922320464841_1423632226499021333_o.jpg?oh=04b549e2cf7574e1d9ed2f8c1341cb6a&oe=59B653E8)
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: GTX_Admin June 10, 2017, 05:03:56 AM
(https://media.licdn.com/mpr/mpr/AAEAAQAAAAAAAA0HAAAAJDA2ODE3MTNkLTU4ZjUtNDVlNC1iODU2LWEzZDRjMzc5NDM3NQ.jpg)
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: Vuk June 14, 2017, 01:43:20 AM
Polish AF MiG-29, night ops... february 2014.
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: AXOR June 14, 2017, 06:55:01 AM
(http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/113.gif)
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: GTX_Admin June 20, 2017, 02:30:37 AM
(https://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/64/6f/00046f64_big.jpeg)
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: The Big Gimper June 21, 2017, 07:48:21 PM
Erickson Sikorsky S-64Ε Skycrane

(https://scontent.fyzd1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19390903_1250578725052875_1665596788251232454_o.jpg?oh=e02c575d3bfc8291d3f3b60d17e8a5e3&oe=59E65FA8)
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: The Big Gimper June 22, 2017, 08:33:51 PM
NASA Snaps A Picture Of Curiosity From Orbit

It’s always good to keep an eye on your robots, so NASA used the incredible resolution of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) to take a shot of Curiosity (blue dot in image) at work on the surface of the Red Planet on June 5, 2017.

(http://cdn.iflscience.com/images/d5004825-080b-5a2b-9e4c-855b49ae9bd7/extra_large-1498051506-cover-image.jpg)

Full article here: http://www.iflscience.com/space/nasa-snaps-picture-of-curiosity-from-orbit/ (http://www.iflscience.com/space/nasa-snaps-picture-of-curiosity-from-orbit/)
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: ChernayaAkula June 22, 2017, 11:12:51 PM
<...> It’s always good to keep an eye on your robots <...>

Indeed it is.

(https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/opportunity.png)
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: GTX_Admin June 23, 2017, 01:35:56 AM
(https://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/3f/70/0004703f.jpeg)
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: The Big Gimper July 01, 2017, 02:31:59 AM
Via Facebook:

(https://scontent.fyzd1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19225636_1055980437871849_6859300738480326274_n.png?oh=14440d7d5999d68291fccae94495d35d&oe=59CE7FB3)
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: Volkodav July 01, 2017, 10:09:03 PM
Via Facebook:

(https://scontent.fyzd1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19225636_1055980437871849_6859300738480326274_n.png?oh=14440d7d5999d68291fccae94495d35d&oe=59CE7FB3)

A ten nacelle super osprey?
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: The Big Gimper July 01, 2017, 10:46:27 PM
(https://scontent.fyzd1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19601395_644538635745210_6985355336376507661_n.jpg?oh=8639e9d9aa52c62568f344950ebf595b&oe=59DC3057)

B-25 44-30734 known as Panchito.
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: elmayerle July 01, 2017, 11:00:01 PM
Via Facebook:

(https://scontent.fyzd1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19225636_1055980437871849_6859300738480326274_n.png?oh=14440d7d5999d68291fccae94495d35d&oe=59CE7FB3)
Just another day's commute to work.
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: GTX_Admin July 03, 2017, 01:11:40 PM
(http://image-store.slidesharecdn.com/3c3eb026-66ca-477e-92d1-76a871718992-original.jpeg)
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: Old Wombat July 03, 2017, 10:26:16 PM
Pity they're not in Aussie markings! :)
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: GTX_Admin July 04, 2017, 02:00:12 AM
Indeed
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: The Big Gimper July 07, 2017, 12:50:02 AM
P-51 'Tang lineup for the Horseman at Flying Legends 2017

(https://scontent.fyzd1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19780302_1730977386916685_3664702496961735350_o.jpg?oh=4891794b3a4648ec94c90cbd002f4fd3&oe=59D4FC52)
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: GTX_Admin July 08, 2017, 04:44:46 AM
(https://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/fc/73/000473fc.jpeg)
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: Old Wombat July 08, 2017, 11:03:16 AM
Someone's day just got seriously messed up! :o
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: kerick July 09, 2017, 12:53:07 PM
Someone's day just got seriously messed up! :o

Just an M-1 Abrams doing what it does best!
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: Old Wombat July 09, 2017, 08:09:22 PM
Exactly! 8)
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: The Big Gimper July 13, 2017, 02:24:32 AM
(http://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/uploads/2017/07/klands3_06302017.jpg)

The first CH-53K arrived at NAS Patuxent River June 30 from West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo: Lockheed Martin)
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: Jeffry Fontaine July 13, 2017, 06:01:12 AM
^what a beast!
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: GTX_Admin July 15, 2017, 03:52:40 AM
Some interesting WWII photos:

(https://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/ea/75/000475ea.jpeg)
(https://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/ec/75/000475ec.jpeg)
(https://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/ee/75/000475ee.jpeg)
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: AXOR July 19, 2017, 05:28:34 PM
There are moments,specially in the summer,when the Black Sea is not so black and becomes turquoise,phytoplankton being responsible for this.
Romanian F-16's over this marvel :

(https://scontent-otp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19417521_859641937518527_2683973104373129804_o.jpg?oh=551d0be3289fb9f00b703624d03edbe5&oe=59F850D7)

(https://scontent-otp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19250503_859112247571496_6541656696478879381_o.jpg?oh=7fe329c629a92a06fa5a22c444868245&oe=59C5C668)

...and Lancer's still keep up :

(https://scontent-otp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19488536_864704740345580_7713887832567690289_o.jpg?oh=1876f65f7bcf65ddea70850a21d1d023&oe=59FE349A)

(https://scontent-otp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20157688_877191372430250_2250420961925867560_o.jpg?oh=a9e697c69b1cd26619369c3044171d84&oe=59C48C0E)

Source : https://www.facebook.com/ForteleAerieneRomane/?hc_ref=ARQiOtoNCkFz3xGaSt9MSL-AOLEtKUrUb7wwAu1hhAsCi5Uj_UIB6qs013CJ8_PLYFQ&fref=nf (https://www.facebook.com/ForteleAerieneRomane/?hc_ref=ARQiOtoNCkFz3xGaSt9MSL-AOLEtKUrUb7wwAu1hhAsCi5Uj_UIB6qs013CJ8_PLYFQ&fref=nf)
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: GTX_Admin July 20, 2017, 03:28:00 AM
 :)
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: GTX_Admin July 21, 2017, 05:02:52 AM
Not sure the story behind it but cool:

(http://image-store.slidesharecdn.com/8bdd0a0b-ce82-4350-a13e-dd47da33105d-original.jpeg)
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: Vuk July 25, 2017, 03:08:55 AM
Well... not exactly the photo, but I think no one would complain... Our ticket for static display on Moscow's MAKS Airshow 2017

http://gigarama.ru/panoramas/499/?s=pano10&h=45.0793&v=2.4692&f=90.0000 (http://gigarama.ru/panoramas/499/?s=pano10&h=45.0793&v=2.4692&f=90.0000)
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: GTX_Admin July 26, 2017, 02:40:30 AM
(https://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/00/7a/00047a00.jpeg)
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: The Big Gimper July 26, 2017, 09:03:42 PM
Nice POV!!
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: The Big Gimper July 26, 2017, 09:04:54 PM
Ever wondered what the deck of the USS Hornet looked like as it transported the Doolittle Raiders to their destination?

If you're at #OSH17, you can get a feel for it in Warbird Alley this morning. The B-25s have been lined up to appear as they would have on the deck of the Hornet. This is part of the Warbirds in Review session this morning with Dick Cole, the last surviving Doolittle Raider.

The session begins at 1000 CST today. Watch live at http://www.warbirdsnews.com/live (http://www.warbirdsnews.com/live)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20374373_1725916404136674_6618302406240160459_n.jpg?oh=6905f484b899ecbfc911848b7da2dc83&oe=59EAD21E)
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: taiidantomcat July 26, 2017, 11:52:15 PM
Those F-16s are gorgeous  :-*
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: The Big Gimper July 27, 2017, 04:30:51 AM
"Communicating. Keeping up foreign relations. You know"

Pictured here: is a cold war image taken from a high altitude recon RAF 44th Sqn Vulcan intercepting a US Navy F-4 Phantom, that has intercepted a Russian Myasishchev M-4 Bison, that was intercepting a United States Navy Aircraft Carrier.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20375808_1563382383726871_6078038835626176135_n.jpg?oh=3243a06ff1a38166b9af04386172bfea&oe=59EF9BB1)
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: The Big Gimper July 27, 2017, 08:40:41 AM
Royal Navy F-35B

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20431415_799506510209628_2276721717488964205_n.jpg?oh=8b9b2f4bd9689b1fea2a9cf3fc7695eb&oe=59EAF272)
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: The Big Gimper July 28, 2017, 01:44:17 AM
A spectacular, only-in-Oshkosh first for Doc and FIFI: two B-29s flying in formation for the first time in decades! #OSH17 Photo by Scott Slocum

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20369910_10155744083458623_2449032161617245227_o.jpg?oh=a63f2f349a4ea938798ed4f0fb2700b4&oe=59EFE0B7)
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: FAAMAN July 28, 2017, 10:12:48 AM
What a spectacular pic 8) 8) 8)
B-29 :-* :-* :-*
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: GTX_Admin July 29, 2017, 03:47:24 AM
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19264713_1939578932977758_4728609558704722442_o.jpg?oh=3f7132a340ba5af2f9fcc05611f5b679&oe=59F3C934)
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: The Big Gimper July 29, 2017, 04:14:45 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20293028_1493658467367335_4793080689825718461_n.jpg?oh=81abca02cd4aa0a1d3ca096705646b18&oe=5A017B84)
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: GTX_Admin July 29, 2017, 04:18:16 AM
It is possible to get decals for that.
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: The Big Gimper July 29, 2017, 08:32:31 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20248390_1558694440871310_706499574707054680_o.jpg?oh=70475c9b5075a07e7e5cb60ff9d2993e&oe=59F66753)

Source: Hesja Air-Art Photography
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: elmayerle July 29, 2017, 11:55:26 AM
Notice the outline for the linear cutting charge on the fuselage over the potential third seat on the B-2.
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: GTX_Admin July 30, 2017, 04:41:52 AM
Nice Photo
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: The Big Gimper July 30, 2017, 07:48:03 AM
ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 28, 2017) – Sailors from USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) air department load an F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Jamie “Coach” Struck, onto the electromagnetic aircraft launching system (EMALS) July 28, 2017. Ford is underway conducting test and evaluation operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cathrine Mae O. Campbell)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20543972_1467355803352887_8864950610289118012_o.jpg?oh=db59f793782179ba457b2e1eecc0bc5a&oe=59F4374E)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20423852_1467356226686178_3118299766770576519_o.jpg?oh=46b5b7b863537a0407854592ca19d278&oe=59EC56BB)

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Jamie “Coach” Struck, performs an arrested landing aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) July 28, 2017. USS Gerald R. Ford is underway conducting test and evaluation operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Elizabeth Thompson)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20414240_1467361273352340_4088816086258783829_o.jpg?oh=e3a951c61bfbbd27083ed7cbe414fcc9&oe=59FD1A8B)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20369504_1467355303352937_1154097371894259948_o.jpg?oh=50861d8381b001a1d325e271da9a5bb1&oe=59FD40BC)

Peek-a-boo! I see you!

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20424099_1467816859973448_170294628408829983_o.jpg?oh=c1d69e2471e25e6b9820931c1abf1cf6&oe=59EDCE9B)
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: Volkodav July 30, 2017, 04:30:10 PM
Fake news! Everyone knows digital catapults and wires don't work, next thing they will be trying to convince us the F-35C can be launched and recovered from CVN78.  ;D
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: The Big Gimper July 30, 2017, 07:50:25 PM
Fake news! Everyone knows digital catapults and wires don't work, next thing they will be trying to convince us the F-35C can be launched and recovered from CVN78.  ;D

You busted me Paul! Please use this Twitter hashtag: #EMALSisfake  ;D
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: Volkodav July 30, 2017, 09:13:20 PM
 ;D
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: Vuk July 31, 2017, 07:07:14 PM
Los Angeles class at periscope depth photographed from P-3 Orion.
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: ChernayaAkula July 31, 2017, 09:31:15 PM
That B-2/F-15 shot is awesome!  :icon_surprised:

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19264713_1939578932977758_4728609558704722442_o.jpg?oh=3f7132a340ba5af2f9fcc05611f5b679&oe=59F3C934)

NANANANANANA - BATPLANE!
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: ChernayaAkula July 31, 2017, 10:02:16 PM
It is possible to get decals for that.


It is! Hi-Decal got you covered: LINK! (http://www.hyperscale.com/2013/reviews/decals/hidecal48028reviewdm_1.html)
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: The Big Gimper August 02, 2017, 09:19:15 PM
(https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/kahdha5261112f.jpg?quality=85)

Aggressor F-16C Appears At Red Flag Alaska In SR-71 Blackbird Like Paint Scheme
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: GTX_Admin August 03, 2017, 02:42:59 AM
Maybe its a new enemy for TopGun2....
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: CiTrus90 August 03, 2017, 03:43:28 AM
Someone found a can of F-117 paint laying around? ;D
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: perttime August 03, 2017, 04:27:22 AM
New bulletproof helmets with heat-seeking technology and ‘friend or foe’ vision for SAS soldiers:

(https://special-ops.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/sas-helmets-devtac.jpg)

https://special-ops.org/news/special-forces/sas-soldiers-got-bulletproof-helmets-heat-seeking-technology-friend-foe-vision/

(https://special-ops.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/devtac-ronin-mask-sas.jpg)

....
....

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/23/69/60/236960ec5800a56e2b6fab97441dd691--darth-bader-the-script.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper August 03, 2017, 04:52:15 AM
Reminds me of General Grievous.

(http://ll-c.ooyala.com/e1/o3azRuYjE667x9WlljKBr1m3tf421l7y/promo322256792)

They need 2 more arms and 3 more weapons.
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: The Big Gimper August 05, 2017, 09:34:50 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20626093_1735668703161444_6622282799271201_o.jpg?oh=a2fe5c7b51a1c605aa057ef07acea4c9&oe=59FD3561)

Does this paint scheme make this A-10 a Warbird? A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, outside the Air National Guard Paint Facility in Sioux City, Iowa on August 3, 2017. The Aircraft is painted with non-standard markings in order to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Red Devils of the 107th Fighter Squadron.

U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot 185th ARW PA/released
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: GTX_Admin August 06, 2017, 06:20:04 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OZpKpmWkK18/VMjlyMZNtzI/AAAAAAAAJrM/kx-DVo9C_yo/s1600/tumblr_nilts42OpS1tozk3mo1_1280.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper August 06, 2017, 08:12:44 PM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20615790_1623570647687027_1964813729346734353_o.jpg?oh=39e9d7abe6e09e89e85ba23b2d93d66d&oe=59F65143)
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: The Big Gimper August 08, 2017, 07:30:09 PM
(http://www.warbirdsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/B-29s-Doc-and-FIFI-By-Scott-Slocum-1.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper August 09, 2017, 01:00:22 AM
Two freshly painted aggressors for the 18th AGRS on their way to Eielson AFB, Alaska! (LvH, July 2017)
#USAF #18thAGRS #ACC #EielsonAFB #StarlifterAP

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20645338_1400362856728592_2256133997603930785_o.jpg?oh=d792d05bd4d2e1d8a1b8319db7d1ff57&oe=59ED7C50)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20645216_1400362863395258_7069565657416952297_o.jpg?oh=f55bcc0ad204f9b4c44cf5ed2401b413&oe=59F51EC8)
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: The Big Gimper August 09, 2017, 02:53:02 AM
(https://ukdjstatic-b4d.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/MQ170051032-1021x580.webp)

HMS Queen Elizabeth has met up with the USS George H. W. Bush and her carrier strike group off the coast of Scotland.

 
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: The Big Gimper August 10, 2017, 01:55:20 AM
Apollo 8

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20626528_1211327455643898_7542040840615495073_o.jpg?oh=e64f9bd88058c1b8cd75222434476364&oe=5A358410)
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: The Big Gimper August 11, 2017, 10:27:15 AM
#ThrowbackThursday: U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division conduct aircraft maintenance as the sun sets over Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., August 15, 2016.

#USArmy photo by Capt. Brian H. Harris

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20116818_1394238637338531_6206064755067026577_o.jpg?oh=3e6c9d91ff0cb213feba0a631b83de61&oe=5A37F8F1)
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: The Big Gimper August 15, 2017, 08:08:04 PM
C-124C Globemaster II (Old Shakey) at McChord Air Museum just got a new paint job.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20863609_1387317138004682_1629533609918264034_o.jpg?oh=94bb3b3cca3546f7a3e2401e1012bfe8&oe=5A34330F)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20818830_1387317471337982_1181314902920120205_o.jpg?oh=3b942143fbae8de616d34240f8087ade&oe=59F1E6D9)
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: GTX_Admin August 16, 2017, 02:44:43 AM
Proof that not everything needs to be weathered to be authentic looking.
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: The Big Gimper August 17, 2017, 11:49:44 PM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20818788_712695178920379_1204862220920770042_o.jpg?oh=f5830e7a825df4733091563c64cc62b4&oe=5A230DB8)
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: The Big Gimper August 20, 2017, 06:56:19 PM
Five P-40 Warhawks from the 2016 Atlanta Warbird Weekend

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20933880_10212502270765612_5240704560014003016_o.jpg?oh=fcc10b56341ce7ae1ba3f3db1dcb0773&oe=5A18EE7B)
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: The Big Gimper August 21, 2017, 03:47:46 AM
Delta flight at Atlanta airport yesterday afternoon (August 19)

The lightning passed through the metal exterior and exited from the right landing gear (clearly visible). No one injured...new pants likely required for most of the passengers.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11889616_954874707889449_6573345057385248439_n.jpg?oh=37d6b9fe7a24ad90e26882fee35100af&oe=5A16E9AF)
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: GTX_Admin August 21, 2017, 03:49:42 AM
Someone was up to no good in the rear toilet and someone upstairs did not approve. ;)
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: The Big Gimper August 22, 2017, 10:31:31 AM
The ISS photo bombs a perfectly good Solar Eclipse.

(https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width_feature/public/thumbnails/image/36577885701_bc2672a577_o.jpg)

The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the Sun at roughly five miles per second during a partial solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 near Banner, Wyoming.

Photo credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
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: The Big Gimper August 22, 2017, 10:33:16 AM
iss052e056222 (Aug. 21, 2017) --- As millions of people across the United States experienced a total eclipse as the umbra, or moon’s shadow passed over them, only six people witnessed the umbra from space.

(https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width_feature/public/thumbnails/image/iss052e056222.jpg)

Photo credit: NASA/Someone or something on the ISS
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: GTX_Admin August 23, 2017, 05:03:12 AM
 :smiley:
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: The Big Gimper August 26, 2017, 07:32:25 PM
Caption reads that this will be the first non-US Osprey to be delivered.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21083581_271639293351282_3480055999657979463_o.jpg?oh=2a7ae7df3eeb09aff288a8b0dfa0d263&oe=5A1E02FD)
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: GTX_Admin August 27, 2017, 03:30:18 AM
Nice
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: elmayerle August 27, 2017, 06:56:37 AM
Very nice!!  Here's hoping it will be the start of a long run of foreign sales for the V-22.
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: The Big Gimper August 30, 2017, 10:45:59 PM
Ever wondered what the view is like from the jump seat of the Mk.I Bristol Blenheim?!

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21199523_829972563826079_1494269638470769737_o.jpg?oh=1ee4d80e6c25bb4a274195c9b1fd8fd4&oe=5A5BD5B5)

Source: Facebook Aircraft Restoration Company
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: Acree August 31, 2017, 01:10:41 AM
Cool pic!  I don't think the iPad Mini was original equipment, though! :D
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: GTX_Admin August 31, 2017, 02:10:46 AM
Cool pic!  I don't think the iPad Mini was original equipment, though! :D

Yeah, all pilots were issued them after the Android tablets proved incompatible with the RAF flight control systems... ;) ;D  The Luftwaffe on the other hand had no problems and used multiple Android run systems...much t the detriment of their supply chain. ;D.
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: The Big Gimper September 02, 2017, 08:39:01 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21231707_671262023072871_6520880640176486338_n.jpg?oh=21415ead1077ee486388fc379396d2e8&oe=5A5C28F2)
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: FAAMAN September 03, 2017, 07:30:46 AM
Just plain beautiful :-* :-*
A Mk.IX I beleive 8)
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: The Big Gimper September 03, 2017, 08:23:47 PM
The is ISS Expedition 52 Soyuz capsule during and moments after landing. Please note there are still 3 humans stuffed inside this BBQ'd sardine can.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21232039_1463072597095468_2016172240001346020_n.jpg?oh=bde12679485cf2dbfe0088eddde093de&oe=5A56320A)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21230870_1824021330948929_5748138895179999931_n.jpg?oh=925c233f8de1a07ac3b264e2526e7be4&oe=5A267B71)
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: The Big Gimper September 05, 2017, 03:30:10 AM
Photo's from RIAT 2017 by Hesja Air-Art Photography

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21273166_1605395762867844_7956505641290266568_o.jpg?oh=e56552cc9b0801ad857565b4708f278e&oe=5A4F52DE)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21272826_1605395766201177_4188541640790161466_o.jpg?oh=e4d557c22e7115577a649f9b40c3dd1f&oe=5A1A8CC2)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21273737_1605395756201178_6191065282024511187_o.jpg?oh=902f094c53da2c7a28f790a329c5baba&oe=5A21E81F)
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: The Big Gimper September 05, 2017, 04:06:58 AM
Thunder Over Michigan 2017

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21271124_1764765043585143_5151172067026147288_n.jpg?oh=36d60ed098225a780d2c8acc75e70390&oe=5A5FDE29)

Time for another D-Day film.
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: Old Wombat September 05, 2017, 05:53:50 PM
Or Market-Garden. ;)
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: The Big Gimper September 07, 2017, 08:09:22 AM
Chris Hernandez, sector vice president of research, technology and engineering at Northrop Grumman Corp., is photographed in his Redondo Beach office. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times).

Note the various models.

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-599dedc3/turbine/la-1503522237-gxz8l17qgu-snap-image/900/900x506)

Full Article can be found here: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-himi-hernandez-20170903-htmlstory.html (http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-himi-hernandez-20170903-htmlstory.html) and an article just on the models here: http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/14058/this-northrop-grumman-exec-has-some-very-interesting-airplane-models-on-his-desk (http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/14058/this-northrop-grumman-exec-has-some-very-interesting-airplane-models-on-his-desk)
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: Vuk September 08, 2017, 01:00:12 AM
Foo fighters secret revealed?  ;)
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: GTX_Admin September 09, 2017, 05:24:40 AM
This just doesn't look right...

(https://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/24/89/00048924.jpeg)
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: FAAMAN September 09, 2017, 06:48:23 AM
Yep sure doesn't look right :o
We've a Herc and I believe a DC-10 tanker to help with bush fires this year in OZ 8)
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: Old Wombat September 09, 2017, 05:13:35 PM
Pilot's got everything hangin' out to slow her down! :smiley:
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: GTX_Admin September 10, 2017, 03:38:56 AM
Keeping to a theme, it could get interesting if the last was combined with this one:

(https://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/a6/89/000489a6.jpeg)
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: FAAMAN September 10, 2017, 07:01:34 AM
Golf can be important ;)
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: GTX_Admin September 10, 2017, 07:08:45 AM
I'm guessing it was his best game ever and he wasn't going to quit.
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: The Big Gimper September 10, 2017, 08:49:52 AM
Hiding from Irma

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21369316_10215250167987030_3743632429452741127_n.jpg?oh=891e1446f943e990f124046cc6433928&oe=5A5F0A1A)
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: Old Wombat September 10, 2017, 06:17:02 PM
Keeping to a theme, it could get interesting if the last was combined with this one:

(https://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/a6/89/000489a6.jpeg)

I really hope that's photo-shopped because, if it isn't, they're all bloody idiots! >:D
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: The Big Gimper September 12, 2017, 08:42:43 AM
September 11/17: L-3 Communications will move forward external link with migrating the US Air Force’s EC-130H Compass Call equipment to a Gulfstream 550 Conformal Airborne Early Warning (CAEW) aircraft, after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) turned down a protest from rivals Boeing and Bombardier last month.

The Compass Call “crossdeck” program (EC-X), will transition mission equipment from the USAF’s existing fleet of Lockheed Martin EC-130H aircraft, which serves as a communications eavesdropper and jammer for the service, onto new Gulfstream business jets.

A service spokesperson said that a final agreement with L-3 on contract terms, specifications and price of the undefinitised contract action (UCA) is still pending.

(http://media.defenceindustrydaily.com/images/AIR_G550_IDF_CAEW_SEMA_Over_Georgia_lg.jpg)

Moving Compass Call onto this sort of platform follows the U.S. Navy’s plan to replace its old NP-3D “Billboard” aircraft with a new plane using the Gulfstream G550 special mission design, which some have referred to as the NC-37B. These aircraft monitor missile tests and conduct other research, as well as keep an eye for unwanted visitors over the testing grounds.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21551937_1404087773031461_7116993602202064472_o.jpg?oh=852838d6ebd0931c53346fab9f70f612&oe=5A132250)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21587357_1404087769698128_3740194052777129298_o.jpg?oh=96a5237171e5346fe2afe7f6bccd1ce1&oe=5A54EFA0)
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: The Big Gimper September 13, 2017, 12:17:09 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21751906_1446710148743474_5901791747835574267_n.jpg?oh=3c3e3169bb2d722ab36d6b97bc190001&oe=5A19459A)
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: GTX_Admin September 13, 2017, 04:05:01 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJhzQdEXcAAgnKa.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper September 13, 2017, 04:09:03 AM
Next car purchase for Bill (finsrin):

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21730925_1861870777162377_403752409333723693_n.jpg?oh=91872fc5347e142533bcff2621b4dd39&oe=5A543B9B)
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: FAAMAN September 13, 2017, 12:35:06 PM
The very cool '57Bug certainly looks more threatening than the F-35 manned target  8) 8)
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: The Big Gimper September 13, 2017, 07:29:29 PM
Antonov An-12 in Cavok Air livery

(https://instagram.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/e35/21568883_885356988307352_4151656319075483648_n.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin September 15, 2017, 04:03:33 AM
(https://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/dd/8b/00048bdd.jpeg)
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: elmayerle September 15, 2017, 01:14:38 PM
Beautiful Frecce Tricolori formation shot.  MB.339 is still an attractive aircraft despite its age.
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: GTX_Admin September 16, 2017, 02:10:35 AM
MB.339 is still an attractive aircraft despite its age.

Agreed - I just wish someone would release a 1/48 kit or conversion of the MB-339K Veltro II:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/Aermacchi_MB-339K_Veltro_2_AN1917934.jpg)
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: elmayerle September 16, 2017, 02:18:00 AM
You have to love their sense of humor for the registration.  Much like their first round of MB.339s had various languages word for "9" in their registration.

I'd love to see a good MB.339K in 1/48, and in 1/72.  The only 1/72 kit of it that I know of is an old resin kit.
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: GTX_Admin September 16, 2017, 02:43:39 AM
The only 1/72 kit of it that I know of is an old resin kit.

This one?

(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/2/8/1/186281-11185-26-pristine.jpg)
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: elmayerle September 16, 2017, 03:27:46 AM
Ah, I'd forgotten that one existed.  No, I've got a limited run number from before that kit came out.

BTW, if you find any of the Supermodel MB.339K kits for sale, I definitely wish to buy some.
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: The Big Gimper September 17, 2017, 04:04:03 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21543920_1580814901980379_5295117973841207226_o.jpg?oh=17bd005675938f64c94f814fcd0442a7&oe=5A5796C5)
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: GTX_Admin September 17, 2017, 04:15:46 AM
Well, given one of the nicknames is supposedly Krokodil (Crocodile) it would seem to be well marked.
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: FAAMAN September 17, 2017, 07:45:16 AM
Great pic :icon_vader:
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: taiidantomcat September 19, 2017, 04:15:39 AM
That Hind has a ton of character  :smiley:
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: Old Wombat September 19, 2017, 09:33:46 AM
It looks grumpy. ;D
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: GTX_Admin September 20, 2017, 02:10:09 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/wwC7bCC.jpg)
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: Old Wombat September 20, 2017, 02:29:33 PM
He's either flying into a wormhole or someone's not happy about him being where he is.
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: GTX_Admin September 21, 2017, 01:06:19 AM
Whilst I would like to say its a jet entering warp speed (or similar), it is actually a F/A-18 firing its cannon at night.
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: M.A.D September 22, 2017, 06:01:43 AM
Whilst I would like to say its a jet entering warp speed (or similar), it is actually a F/A-18 firing its cannon at night.

Always remember reading about concerns of muzzle flash effect on pilots night vision when it comes to the location of the M61 in the Hornet, but never seen it!

Thanks for sharing Greg!!

M.A.D
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: The Big Gimper September 23, 2017, 07:56:46 AM
Aircraft Restoration Company · Cambridge, United Kingdom

The lineup outside our hangars was so special this evening that we decided to take a group photo before tucking all the aircraft up in the Stephenson Hangar for the night!
9 Spitfires, 2 Mustangs, a 109 Buchon & the worlds only flying Bristol Blenheim... finding your way through the hangar amongst that many warbirds is nothing short of breathtaking!

All the aircraft here will be flying in the Imperial War Museum Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow over the weekend and it's shaping up to be a fantastic show!

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21640904_841609175995751_8625652627770636343_o.jpg?oh=8ba25691f03623d17f4551c00d14cea8&oe=5A5B8D40)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21992757_841609169329085_2204308042859591483_o.jpg?oh=4c381b73036d2f0741db34384382c0b6&oe=5A4F6178)
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: FAAMAN September 23, 2017, 08:33:01 AM
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful . . . . . what else can I say :-* :-* :-*
You are a very lucky man TBG 8) 8) 8)
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: The Big Gimper September 23, 2017, 09:27:39 AM
Not lucky at all.

I live in Canada but I have to admit that sometimes Facebook where I snarfed these photos from is sometimes useful.
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: The Big Gimper September 24, 2017, 01:46:15 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21768736_1249529495157027_588436206151943101_o.jpg?oh=1389f71c0dc3d918fda81e22d6779e4a&oe=5A86931B)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21762285_1249316891844954_6002900298527866878_o.jpg?oh=391c98e4823a09d6409e7136afc768f0&oe=5A4EF263)
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: FAAMAN September 24, 2017, 08:35:48 AM
Awesome TBG 8) 8)
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: The Big Gimper September 30, 2017, 04:22:33 AM
The arrival of the C-17 at Point Cook yesterday saw the delivery of a historical twin-steer aviation fuel tanker, an operational vehicle used by the RAAF's ADGs in Timor and a Blanik glider. These items will be part of the diverse collection held at the RAAF Museum.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22104425_1425951970851720_3794598790228517495_o.jpg?oh=8157fdf14d9b303ef2d6af3b3dc386d7&oe=5A54EE31)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22095834_1425951987518385_6469723574520189079_o.jpg?oh=03ab68af2fd215b4a401f0d303031755&oe=5A46E76D)
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: The Big Gimper September 30, 2017, 07:29:41 PM
BLADE – an acronym for Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe – utilizes the first-ever A340 jetliner produced by Airbus, with its outboard wings replaced with approximately 10-meter-long laminar wing panels.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21992720_1888566927826249_7435421663493648425_o.jpg?oh=f599308f6ea1f7fcb28da9c86e0e2f0e&oe=5A3C48D5)
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: The Big Gimper September 30, 2017, 07:30:18 PM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21743703_1876989702317305_5887071579459088781_o.jpg?oh=002281ddcda09484ea1d9f75733e1625&oe=5A885D12)
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: GTX_Admin October 01, 2017, 03:13:05 AM
BLADE – an acronym for Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe – utilizes the first-ever A340 jetliner produced by Airbus, with its outboard wings replaced with approximately 10-meter-long laminar wing panels.



Some more images should anyone wish to model it:

(https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/events/first-flight/A340-laminar-flow-BLADE-demonstrator-first-flight-075.jpg?wid=1196&fit=fit,1)
(https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/events/first-flight/A340-laminar-flow-BLADE-demonstrator-first-flight-099.jpg?wid=1196&fit=fit,1)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DI6qj_uXgAEmtn8.jpg)
(https://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/ain30_fullwidth_large_2x/public/uploads/2017/09/webblade-010.jpg?itok=NoL4vSqc&timestamp=1504785125)
(https://imagr.eu/up/U5TZB_2354613-after-hq.jpg)
(https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/products-and-solutions/commercial-aircraft/a340-family/a340-300/50134-012.jpg?wid=1196&fit=fit,1)
(http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/5/2/4605253.jpg?v=v430e5536029)

Now, put 4 big unducted props on that thing and we're going retro!!
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: GTX_Admin October 01, 2017, 04:07:25 AM
(http://image-store.slidesharecdn.com/bccce846-842d-4a0b-9f92-7552bb3b7bd8-original.jpeg)
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: GTX_Admin October 01, 2017, 04:55:20 AM
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20232803_1603352423016361_4320418600189081276_o.jpg?oh=a526c19db867fcdf70387c6aa5c31be4&oe=5A4162BD)
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: FAAMAN October 01, 2017, 07:09:29 AM
Simply superb Sukhoi :-* :-*
Run F-35, run, run :-[ :-[
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: GTX_Admin October 02, 2017, 02:54:33 AM
Whatever...
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: The Big Gimper October 05, 2017, 12:41:43 AM
Nom nom nom ....

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22136937_10154755662391237_421690827213995522_o.jpg?oh=49f813e6bb47bc7bf94d79c9de207564&oe=5A47E742)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22218547_10154755660666237_2161588528432568021_o.jpg?oh=7f9f92a5097eae0194d87a3a22ca06ab&oe=5A3B889D)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22181587_10154755660856237_8419025189066022334_o.jpg?oh=661b2a8ac56dc8dd3af4ebcd0423ca48&oe=5A805859)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22219930_10154755661321237_8502057214063859282_o.jpg?oh=9d9bf840981b048aba2878e1bd840739&oe=5A4D4587)

A CH-124 Sea King is being loaded into a CC-177 Globemaster III by technicians from 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia, and 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario. Photo was taken at 14 Wing Greenwood on September 28th, 2017.

Photo: Leading Seaman Louis-Philippe Dubé
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: Logan Hartke October 05, 2017, 01:28:50 AM
Where's it going?

Cheers,

Logan
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: The Big Gimper October 05, 2017, 01:50:16 AM
The FB post did not indicate where they were taking it.
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: GTX_Admin October 08, 2017, 04:11:42 AM
One for Bill:

(https://elpoderdelasgalaxias.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/250671.jpg)
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: FAAMAN October 08, 2017, 06:55:48 AM
Wow, beautiful pic of "The Big Stick" GTX :-* Where did you find it?? Are there any more pics and is Jimmy Stewart at the controls?? ;)
Fell in love with the B-36 (and B-47) when I saw "Strategic Air Command" for the first time when I was about 5 or 6 on B&W TV 8)
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: finsrin October 08, 2017, 09:59:00 AM
Wow, beautiful pic of "The Big Stick" GTX :-* Where did you find it?? Are there any more pics and is Jimmy Stewart at the controls?? ;)

Same here.  Beautiful,,, appreciate it.
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: Vuk October 10, 2017, 03:34:49 PM
... the old days... Hawker Siddeley Buccaneers S.1 over the HMS Eagle (R05), 1964
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: finsrin October 10, 2017, 04:39:53 PM
A picture of "Great" Britain !
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: The Big Gimper October 12, 2017, 03:54:37 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22366562_10155057601380658_5189674015143603644_n.jpg?oh=a499ddf94f681d7b5727c8b417a22bdc&oe=5A772227)

Looks like it has a scaled down B-2 wing. Has fixed landing gear.


This text accompanied the photo:

Scaled is proud to announce that this morning was the first flight of our newest experimental aircraft, Model 401!

The aircraft that took flight today is the first of a pair of vehicles built to demonstrate advanced, low-cost manufacturing techniques and provide aircraft for research flight services. The two vehicles were designed to be identical in outer mold line and performance, with each aircraft powered by a single Pratt & Whitney JTD-15D-5D engine with 3045 lbs. of thrust. The vehicles are capable of flying Mach 0.6 with a service ceiling of 30,000 feet and have a wingspan of 38 feet and are 38 feet long. They have an empty weight of 4,000 pounds and a maximum take-off weight of 8,000 pounds with an endurance of up to three hours.

Aaron Cassebeer, Project Engineer said, “This is such an exciting time for us. Scaled is at the forefront of experimental aircraft development and I am fortunate enough to have a front row seat.” He went on to say this about the mission, “Today was a great day for our test team. We had a great flight and we are looking forward to the future test program.”

This successful first flight is the beginning of the flight test phase for vehicle number 1. We plan to continue envelope expansion on the first aircraft as we move toward first flight of the second Model 401 vehicle.
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: elmayerle October 12, 2017, 09:05:48 AM
Wing looks more like that of the B-21 or the pre-1984 B-2 design than the present B-2.  Still, some very interesting features and certain aspects definitely seem designed for low observables. If you really want a simple low observable exhaust, I understand that the ATF3-6, while being a right PITA to install, yields a very cool exhaust.
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: The Big Gimper October 12, 2017, 09:18:33 AM
Hi Bob? Do hear anything? No I don't Bill! Why?

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22308600_1746118865692857_6025274109641163444_n.jpg?oh=69b23810602266dece2de849197d3a93&oe=5A7D1C4F)
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: GTX_Admin October 14, 2017, 03:22:13 AM
Wing looks more like that of the B-21 or the pre-1984 B-2 design than the present B-2. 

To me, it looks like a manned version of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Avenger UAV:

(https://ssl.c.photoshelter.com/img-get2/I0000nlbU1IrUGHs/fit=1000x750/Predator10-p46-avenger-8590.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper October 27, 2017, 07:11:38 AM
No more Neptunes at Neptune Aviation Services Inc.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22769835_1703422533035171_1572746541342211082_o.jpg?oh=c3504404c308fdaca06a51a807f8ff26&oe=5A626AB9)

Just retired.
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: Old Wombat October 27, 2017, 07:46:10 AM
They're going to have to change their name! ;)
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: The Big Gimper November 02, 2017, 08:20:23 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNir0ctXkAABayh.jpg:large)

Source: Mike Holliday‏ @mikeholliday Sunrise over Russia on our flight to Delhi today @aircanada #B787 @yvrairport
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: The Big Gimper November 08, 2017, 09:50:31 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/23334006_1821891314539182_1514117284461807974_o.jpg?oh=c58b4ed459926697049e791865b28a49&oe=5A679045)

Congratulations to the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation for this massive accomplishment! Check with us (Warbird Digest) a little later for a full report about the first flight of the C-97G "Angel of Deliverance.”

Photo by Ricardo von Puttkammer
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: taiidantomcat November 11, 2017, 01:27:43 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4544/38312827441_273e8387ee_b.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin November 12, 2017, 03:20:03 AM
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eazXPIWcSJI/WfKReMyr_tI/AAAAAAABfCI/FV9uO5r13p4TSCODQcB5XrJHfP_vcSJzQCLcBGAs/s1600/download.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper November 14, 2017, 07:36:20 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23517773_950552355082632_9027337935426286175_n.jpg?oh=8131881434f73524516df3f2c66ffd87&oe=5A6851ED)

Blue Flag is the largest ever aerial exercise in Israel.

Gathering more than 100 aircraft from 8 countries, Exercise Blue Flag 2017, underway at Ovda, in Israel, is the biggest exercise ever organized by the Israeli Air Force. Combat planes from the United States, Greece, Poland, France, Germany, India, Italy and Israel are taking part in the drills.

As the Polska Zbrojna outlet reports, Poland has sent six F-16 jets and 120 soldiers to participate in the operation. Starting from Nov. 2. the Polish pilots were involved in briefings, with the first missions scheduled for the subsequent weekend.

The exercise involves large multinational flight-groups with a variety of aircraft types in a classic COMAO scenario. The Polish pilots are stating that the experiences gathered during the operation would be invaluable, with the flights taking place over the whole territory of Israel, over the deserts, the sea, at night and during the day.
One of the issues that the pilots need to get ready for is the fact that the air over the operational theater in Israel would by much more dusty, with a possible impact on operation of the sensors, as one of the Polish pilots, Col. Przemysław Struj, said within his statement for Polska Zbrojna.

Nonetheless the experience is not be entirely new for the Polish crews as the Polish F-16 aircraft have already taken part in a Blue Flag exercise in the past and have supported Operation Inherent Resolve, the US-led air war on ISIS, from Kuwait. However, for some of the pilots the Blue Flag operation will be a first-time flying over the desert. The scenario also assumes usage of means of electronic warfare.

Image Credit: Filip Modrzejewski

Read more at https://theaviationist.com/2017/11/08/poland-deploys-its-f-16-jets-for-blue-flag-2017-israels-largest-ever-exercise/#BdbQf36YLXgJ6uLI.99
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: The Big Gimper November 14, 2017, 07:42:14 AM
(https://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Israeli_Air_Force_F-16I_469_Tayeset_119_IDFAF_Bat_Ha_Atalef_28649997154-1.jpg)

Top image credit: Tomas Del Coro/Wiki
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: GTX_Admin November 15, 2017, 02:36:12 AM
(http://image-store.slidesharecdn.com/048a98a7-f287-4afd-8966-3ee8c1efe0fb-original.jpeg)
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: elmayerle November 15, 2017, 07:53:31 AM
Night ops in full afterburner are always dramatic; I've seen shots of an F-15 taking off at sunset in full burner and they are gorgeous images.  The really spectacular pictures are of the J-58 doing a night run in the outdoor test stand at P&W's Florida facility.
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: The Big Gimper November 16, 2017, 01:03:16 AM
Cover of Issue #75 of Warbird Digest

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: mundster November 16, 2017, 02:09:06 AM
(https://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Israeli_Air_Force_F-16I_469_Tayeset_119_IDFAF_Bat_Ha_Atalef_28649997154-1.jpg)

Top image credit: Tomas Del Coro/Wiki

You know, I'm sure this F-16 is all business, never been a better purveyor of destruction and death delivery system ...

But it just doesn't look as splendid as that old sports car of an F-16A was back in the 70s and 80s.

And the Viper costs a LOT more money, like 10 times plus the amount.
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: GTX_Admin November 16, 2017, 02:21:10 AM
It would be interesting to show a side-by-side comparison of the original YF-16 or F-16A with the latest Block 52/60 series.
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: elmayerle November 16, 2017, 01:27:19 PM
everyone wants a bit more of this, or that, and is willing to pay for it and it grows incrementally.  I'd love to see a wholesale redesign/update that uses a stretch much like that of the F-2A/B and installs a F135 engine.  A production diverterless inlet would be a nice touch, too (the one tested on the JAST F-16 was a hand-made "one-off").
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: ChernayaAkula November 16, 2017, 02:43:47 PM
You know, I'm sure this F-16 is all business, never been a better purveyor of destruction and death delivery system ...
But it just doesn't look as splendid as that old sports car of an F-16A was back in the 70s and 80s.

It's a bit like the Spitfire Mk.I thru F.24 in that way, I think. From something beautiful, sleek and lightly armed, to something far more powerful, much more capable that looks like it just wants to kill something.  >:D
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: The Big Gimper November 17, 2017, 10:50:17 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DO1pzwrVoAA-i9U.jpg:large)

You can read up on this photo came to be here ESA Space Images (http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2017/11/Autumn_fireball).
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: GTX_Admin November 18, 2017, 02:34:55 AM
 :smiley:
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: Old Wombat November 18, 2017, 04:16:16 PM
:smiley:
+1
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: perttime November 18, 2017, 04:30:24 PM
That's quite a shot. I wonder if it was the same meteor that was seen - and heard - over northern Finland.

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/watch_fireball_in_northern_finnish_skies_either_meteor_or_space_trash_expert_says/9935805
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: The Big Gimper November 18, 2017, 10:02:30 PM
Not a large photo I'm afraid but .... Beriev A-100 airborne early warning and control aircraft (AWACS) with integrated cutting-edged Vega Premier Active Phased Array Radar performed its long-awaited maiden flight today. Mass production scheduled for 2020.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DO6hXt7W0AEmX_S.jpg:large)

Found some more.

(https://scontent.fyzd1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/23783726_1639826699412532_6783860952960576117_o.jpg?oh=78dd4ba993a410998998f7af01b4c699&oe=5AAE4AB1)

(https://scontent.fyzd1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/23632593_1639826779412524_981279554375204804_o.jpg?oh=93ed7fca68dc4db73fbf527eca83b7af&oe=5A8C05C9)
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: GTX_Admin November 19, 2017, 03:38:24 AM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-o44QWL4-m-8/WgnNiEZZKWI/AAAAAAABfdQ/rjOCCUUIwwYx6yy_9UVFsIgurVnC7fEWQCLcBGAs/s1600/23421270_1898730317122419_2796794329908117504_n.jpg)
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: FAAMAN November 19, 2017, 06:21:55 AM
Looks like a modeller over emphasized his panel lines :))
Life imitating hobbying ;) ;)
Super cool pic 8) 8)
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: The Big Gimper November 19, 2017, 07:52:54 AM
A LearJag!

(https://scontent.fyzd1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/23669127_1968764489824060_2268835889255239757_o.jpg?oh=4b1d7235194d9b2d0391f2f5750ceda8&oe=5A9AEC63)
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: The Big Gimper November 19, 2017, 07:56:12 AM
 CF-104D Starfighter LN-STF / 637

(https://scontent.fyzd1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/23632196_1917811008246455_7445674183639406799_o.jpg?oh=3baf47f025445a71e4adb5519dc92942&oe=5AA31476)
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: GTX_Admin November 19, 2017, 01:02:02 PM
A LearJag!



What's the story?
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: The Big Gimper November 19, 2017, 08:31:27 PM
A LearJag!


What's the story?

This is another random Facebook find. Did not come with any details.
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: GTX_Admin November 20, 2017, 02:16:28 AM
(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/ab/73/cf/ab73cf223267a8f7f804717bd4e06f3e.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin November 20, 2017, 02:37:02 AM
(https://m.warhistoryonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nucrjiig.jpg)(https://m.warhistoryonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/duk07-640x372.jpg)
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: TurboCoupeTurbo November 20, 2017, 06:20:19 AM
(https://m.warhistoryonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nucrjiig.jpg)(https://m.warhistoryonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/duk07-640x372.jpg)

They will never get it airborne going THAT direction!
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: ChernayaAkula November 20, 2017, 09:16:22 AM
They will never get it airborne going THAT direction!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D Too funny!

--------------------

And now for something completely different:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNpxPBGX4AUJmD8.jpg)
SOURCE (https://twitter.com/FortVast/status/926177180307951617)

Hmmm, Hunter in Swedish Splinters, anyone?  :-*
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: The Big Gimper November 20, 2017, 10:17:38 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DO3yXAxV4AEyIML.jpg)

Source: Twitter @PACAF Nov 17 Brrrrr! Take a look at these 'cool' pictures from a recent trip to McMurdo,

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: The Big Gimper November 21, 2017, 09:54:20 AM
EA-6B Prowler aka the "Family Sedan"

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23755130_188420835051121_4239165279721772913_n.jpg?oh=8b81f17a7334c7b4a05bed01a1311d4f&oe=5A9C35BA)
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: The Big Gimper November 22, 2017, 11:46:49 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPLnkdmXUAE2RFT.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter: Fortifikationvast.se‏ @FortVast En vacker bild på Draken i skyn. Foto: Anders Nylén. #svfm #säkpol #militärhistoria #fötwitt #flygvapnet
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: GTX_Admin November 23, 2017, 02:22:37 AM
 :smiley:
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: The Big Gimper November 23, 2017, 09:52:58 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPL-v1hXkAAxFQu.jpg:large)

Source: Twitter Klaas Meijer‏ @klaasm67 Nov 21 What a pic! Dutch NH90 during the Harbor Days in Rotterdam 2017 (picture Ilya)
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: elmayerle November 23, 2017, 10:18:29 AM
Whoa!!  That's an extreme low-altitude bank there!!  Fast camera, too, to freeze the main rotor so well.
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: The Big Gimper November 23, 2017, 11:00:41 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPSmYAwW4AA9Tzt.jpg:large)

The last seating option just before you get "Re-allocated"

Source Twitter: AeroDork‏ @AeroDork In the event of an emergency, Apache co-pilots can "spur ride" outside while a rescued/wounded soldier rides in their seat.
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: The Big Gimper November 27, 2017, 07:07:46 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPl_gMpXkAAbJAa.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: Gareth Jones‏  @gwjphantom A @31SqnOC @tornadohq GR4 special from 2016 with admirers #machloop @CivMilAir @planesonthenet
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: FAAMAN November 27, 2017, 05:28:48 PM
Simply amazing pics, the Tonka is superb 8) 8) 8)
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: Old Wombat November 27, 2017, 09:14:31 PM
The Draken & the Tonka have been added to my wallpapers file. 8)
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: The Big Gimper November 30, 2017, 04:48:40 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DP0j_JlW0AITbo2.jpg:large)

Source Twitter: Ian Grinter‏  @SouthWalesAG "Guinness 1 & 2" RAF Hercules C.4/5 ZH885 & ZH868 turning finals for MoD St Athan this evening (from my garden)
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: The Big Gimper December 01, 2017, 03:14:06 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DP5qc5CWkAAt_94.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DP5qc4mW0AEXe6n.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DP5qc5NW4AAE4qk.jpg)

Twitter: RCAF‏Verified account  @RCAF_ARC Seven jet formation kicks off Ex ANTLER SOUTH! #RCAF #FlyingInFormation Canadian Forces
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: GTX_Admin December 02, 2017, 03:24:53 AM
There were low-level flypasts by RAAF Super Hornets, Growlers and these big boys here yesterday - alas, I was not permitted to take any photos at the time:

(http://adbr.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/20171127raaf8440875_083.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin December 02, 2017, 03:36:58 AM
Video of the last - not by me...

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/568478.m3u8 (https://www.dvidshub.net/video/568478.m3u8)
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: The Big Gimper December 03, 2017, 12:43:29 AM
You can never have too many Lancaster photos ....

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQDQjJ0XcAEuQyt.jpg:large)

Twitter: Stephen Elsworth‏  @OpenSkiesPhoto August 14 2014, the two Lancs prepare to depart for their first public appearance. @OfficiallyCAHC
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: finsrin December 03, 2017, 12:48:54 AM
Be something to hear as well as see !
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: kerick December 03, 2017, 12:58:10 AM
Eight Merlins would be a nice chorus!
Beautiful pic!
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: The Big Gimper December 03, 2017, 02:20:04 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/24273793_1478008975581500_3014796291015945775_o.jpg?oh=82cf8d72ee2659b888c741a15fd09352&oe=5AD3E001)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24068332_1478005468915184_5071781957088291351_n.jpg?oh=d2bce79f228355dd0f4ff35e1be2cc79&oe=5AD79EE6)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/24172902_1478004245581973_2223666604521700505_o.jpg?oh=7aed3aed6c98e35a28c584e0ff0f1f48&oe=5A9AC93B)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/24273722_1478008208914910_6584552863966884061_o.jpg?oh=1f5654ca730186b1ae0a4283905ebf5e&oe=5A95B1C9)

Draken International A-4s
Anthony PECCHI Photographe
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: GTX_Admin December 03, 2017, 02:44:06 AM
In case anyone wondered where the RNZAF MB.339s and A-4s ended up...
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: The Big Gimper December 03, 2017, 05:53:12 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQEUtWJVAAAthuo.jpg:large)

Twitter: CDT NLD F-35 OT&E‏  @BertdeSmit Swooping by Frank Crebas in Star Wars Valley after a great Green Flag mission!
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: GTX_Admin December 03, 2017, 06:18:50 AM
 :smiley:
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: FAAMAN December 03, 2017, 06:21:13 AM
 :-* :-* A-4's forever  :-* :-*
Great pics 8) 8)
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: Vuk December 03, 2017, 03:39:44 PM
In case anyone wondered where the RNZAF MB.339s and A-4s ended up...
When exactly and why did New Zealand decide to discard these aircraft? Especially the Scooters...
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: GTX_Admin December 04, 2017, 02:11:56 AM
When exactly and why did New Zealand decide to discard these aircraft? Especially the Scooters...

RNZAF A-4s were decided to be retired effectively in the mid-late 1990s.  Initially the replacement was to be the F-16 though this was cancelled in 2001.  The A-4s and MB.339s left service 2001/2002.  They were eventually sold to Draken in mid 2012.  The why was primarily due to their age, the cost of maintaining the capability and the taking of a more realistic view to how to focus NZ's defence force.
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: The Big Gimper December 05, 2017, 08:28:20 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQPZpKYV4AA0huB.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQPZpJ8U8AALDXx.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQPZpKDVQAAvYFq.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQPZpKQUQAAmAHT.jpg)

Twitter: Airbus Defence @AirbusDefence RAAF KC30A refuelling in Middle East with.....*drumroll*.... E7A Wedgetail http://images.defence.gov.au/S20173022 (http://images.defence.gov.au/S20173022)  " #A330MRTT

More photos here: https://images.defence.gov.au/assets/archives/5003-All%20Defence%20Imagery/?Redirecting=yyy&q=S20173022 (https://images.defence.gov.au/assets/archives/5003-All%20Defence%20Imagery/?Redirecting=yyy&q=S20173022)
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: The Big Gimper December 06, 2017, 12:08:52 AM
Nice drone shot of the Sukhoi T-4 Sotka (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_T-4). I will not be finishing my kit in bare metal. It will be black or grey.  :icon_crap:

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24775071_1586533151425978_3551056634272613874_n.jpg?oh=5cb69f55d8014b322d5c75c7193fff4e&oe=5A8BD80A)
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: GTX_Admin December 06, 2017, 01:45:25 AM
Shiney! ;)
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: taiidantomcat December 06, 2017, 02:47:06 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQPZpKYV4AA0huB.jpg)



 :-* Love the Wedgetail
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: The Big Gimper December 06, 2017, 05:35:46 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQTtc2sWAAAlWEH.jpg:large)

Twitter: Boeing Defense‏ @BoeingDefense #Boeing’s first KC-46 slated for #USAF delivery takes to the skies on maiden flight. #KC46
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: The Big Gimper December 06, 2017, 05:50:44 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQOfoEoWAAE2Gph.jpg:large)

Twitter: Dafydd phillips‏  @Dafyddphillips8 Dutch F35 in Death Valley California F-35 Intelligence, Dutch Aviation Photo, Edwards AFB and COAP
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: The Big Gimper December 06, 2017, 06:07:24 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/24785015_1715140068560079_8684255617145136912_o.jpg?oh=59f4147671b9a55d3f6f52c0bc55e27a&oe=5AC53D49)

Facbebook: Hesja Air-Art Photography
 
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: GTX_Admin December 08, 2017, 05:19:01 AM
(http://image-store.slidesharecdn.com/20bec278-3929-4116-80f6-01742cc8182c-original.jpeg)
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: The Big Gimper December 08, 2017, 08:01:14 AM
The picture of Sydney Harbour is cool.
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: The Big Gimper December 09, 2017, 03:02:57 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQiZ2XHX0AAryhx.jpg:large)

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: The Big Gimper December 09, 2017, 03:25:11 AM
Edit: Added more photos.

First pictures that I seen of the the new RCN Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships—literally coming together! Mega-blocks of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf. There are 5 ships planned.

This piece
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plus this piece

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/24958726_2182134615347062_3544250573215100083_o.jpg?oh=9ccd3878c73e8aad169c816635058484&oe=5AC131E5)

equals this:

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(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQhp4xkUQAE_CeK.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQjMvmNX0AA5UV6.jpg:large)
: Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
: GTX_Admin December 09, 2017, 03:48:23 AM

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Tell the truth!  This piece was cut off because someone brought the door down too quick whilst it was halfway in... ;) ;D
: Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
: GTX_Admin December 09, 2017, 04:32:07 AM
Scary situation but cool photo:

(https://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/76/a9/0004a976.jpeg)
: Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
: The Big Gimper December 09, 2017, 07:17:03 AM

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/24955747_2182134428680414_5628616267739001488_o.jpg?oh=85ade5f07e90896014af602ed728071a&oe=5AC2BE34)


Tell the truth!  This piece was cut off because someone brought the door down too quick whilst it was halfway in... ;) ;D

Oui oui Monsieur Guillotine.
: Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
: The Big Gimper December 09, 2017, 09:45:15 PM
You can never have too many Lancaster and Vulcan photos. PA474 is at the top. FM213 below.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQbQFrKU8AEKY8y.jpg:large)

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: Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
: Vuk December 11, 2017, 03:27:03 PM
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