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Offline The Big Gimper

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #100 on: March 27, 2020, 07:34:54 PM »
The Swiss Air Force puts on a mountain-dodging tour de force, accompanied by Toronto band FM, featuring the late Nash the Slash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn17qiva0gk&list=PL97C18BB032C33F69&index=2&t=0s

FM!!!!!   My favourite 1970s out-there-in-the-boonies band! My earliest introduction to synthesizers/ electronic music. 

I saw them live in the 1990s here in Ottawa
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #101 on: March 28, 2020, 03:56:54 AM »

FM!!!!!   My favourite 1970s out-there-in-the-boonies band! My earliest introduction to synthesizers/ electronic music. 

I saw them live in the 1990s here in Ottawa

My brother and Jeff Plewman (Nash the Slash) were quite close friends, he was devastated when he died.
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #102 on: April 11, 2020, 03:22:24 AM »
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #103 on: April 11, 2020, 01:10:48 PM »

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #104 on: April 12, 2020, 01:26:04 AM »
Not sure if that will be the case with this one...

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060025281
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #105 on: April 12, 2020, 02:27:09 AM »
The weathering on those P-47s is grossly overdone and the landing gear doors are too thick! The .50 cal guns are overscale...

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #106 on: April 12, 2020, 03:01:48 AM »
The weathering on those P-47s is grossly overdone and the landing gear doors are too thick! The .50 cal guns are overscale...

 ;D :smiley:
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #107 on: April 30, 2020, 03:49:42 AM »
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #109 on: May 11, 2020, 02:20:46 AM »
Op Inspiration. Snowbirds over Canada

This is their Ottawa pass. Skip forward to 10:30.

At 10:35-50 you will see a large campus on the left. That is the new DND HQ campus. It used to belong to Nortel.

I frequently walk around the campus. There many are public trails.
I have my best modeling inspiration moments when walking around here.

At 10:55 to 11:00 you are flying over my neighbourhood. I can see my house. The "spit" and sailing club are a 5 minute walk from my place.

https://youtu.be/3zDi139-kAc
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #110 on: September 21, 2020, 07:42:28 PM »
https://youtu.be/XAPQjL3638M

Interesting that the pilot has an AK-47 or AK-74 across his chest whilst flying 😯

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #111 on: September 22, 2020, 12:31:39 AM »
Since it's the 21st of September...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs069dndIYk

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #112 on: November 14, 2020, 11:49:25 AM »
Some cool footage of trials of MGM-166 LOSAT (Line-of-Sight Anti-Tank)


https://youtu.be/iiojguQy8pI

For the life of me, I still don't understand why this missile system wasn't adopted and put into operational service by the US Military.

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #113 on: November 15, 2020, 02:38:30 AM »
It was replaced by Lockheed Martin’s Compact Kinetic Energy Missile (CKEM) program which eventually was cancelled too.  From what I understand such systems were deemed too specialised and the need simply not there vis-à-vis other solutions.
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #114 on: December 21, 2020, 08:23:35 AM »
Found this while hunting up some video of R-2800s running. Very nice!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDeglorsv_8
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #115 on: December 22, 2020, 01:14:34 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #116 on: December 22, 2020, 04:27:15 AM »
Our cat Felix was fascinated by the two planes. He lost interest after they landed, though...

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #117 on: December 22, 2020, 06:27:57 AM »

FM!!!!!   My favourite 1970s out-there-in-the-boonies band! My earliest introduction to synthesizers/ electronic music. 

I saw them live in the 1990s here in Ottawa

My brother and Jeff Plewman (Nash the Slash) were quite close friends, he was devastated when he died.



Nash the Slash - Connections . . . the Wiki entry for Nash the Slash says this :-


'The "Nash the Slash" persona came from silent film, and Nash said he took his stage name from that of a killer butler encountered by Laurel and Hardy in one of their first films, Do Detectives Think? (1927), for which he composed a soundtrack score. (The film character's name is actually "The Tipton Slasher"; nowhere on screen does "Nash the Slash" appear.)'
(My Bold)


The real  "Tipton Slasher" was of course William Perry, the bare-knuckle boxer, see :-


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Perry_(boxer)


and his statue, and the Fountain pub, are literally a five minute drive from where I live, likewise his resting place.


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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #118 on: December 22, 2020, 06:49:57 AM »
Found this while hunting up some video of R-2800s running. Very nice!

Aaah, 12 minutes of noisy bliss  :D

I loved this bit in the description: " Its an Ash 82-T ... It was build in Karl Marx Stadt/Chemnitz. So even though it`s a russian design, the engine is still a german engine, at least kind of. ;) "
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #119 on: December 23, 2020, 05:58:06 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3ooLRx2HPM
Thanks for the video GTX
I must admit, I still can't get my head around the inability of want by the USN to apply and use ski-jumps to its LHD's to improve their V/STOL aircraft performance and capabilities, be it the AV-8B or F-35B!

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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #120 on: December 24, 2020, 01:19:25 AM »
I must admit, I still can't get my head around the inability of want by the USN to apply and use ski-jumps to its LHD's to improve their V/STOL aircraft performance and capabilities, be it the AV-8B or F-35B!

It's not an inability, it's a difference in priorities. LHDs are primarily amphibious assault ships and all else is secondary. Unlike most of the world's other ramp-equipped ships, they do not exist to protect the fleet from snoopers, provide CAP protection to surface ships, or in an ASuW strike. An LHD is designed to assault a defended beach and take it by force. As a result, they have 6 fixed wing attack aircraft and about 24 rotary wing assets. A ramp would steal 2-3 of the 9 helicopter landing slots.

The USMC crunched the numbers and decided they would rather have a 50% increase in the number of helicopters coming over the horizon in each assault wave than more reserve fuel for their VTOL close air support assets. The emphasis is on getting boots on the ground very rapidly. It's all about generating assault waves in as many dimensions as possible in as short a time as possible. The US has CVNs for all of the other missions that most of the world uses its carriers for.

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #121 on: December 26, 2020, 06:04:20 PM »
The other factor in the USN not having ski jumps on the LHDs and LHAs is their size means their flight decks are sufficiently long enough to operate STOVL aircraft at full weight without requiring the extra altitude boost the jump provides.

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #122 on: December 28, 2020, 08:23:42 PM »
Thank you Logan and Volkodav for your responses.

MAD


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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #123 on: December 30, 2020, 11:01:32 AM »
It's a good question, and one I definitely asked myself more than once before I stumbled across the explanation one day. I have subsequently read more on it in some of Friedman's works and Warships books, for instance.

Cheers,

Logan