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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2670 on: June 19, 2019, 03:28:10 AM »
Beautiful photo! Collings Foundation?
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« Reply #2671 on: June 19, 2019, 10:58:44 AM »
I've saved that to my wallpaper file as "US Legends of WW2" 8)
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2672 on: June 20, 2019, 01:28:29 AM »
Beautiful photo! Collings Foundation?

Yes it is Ken.
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2673 on: June 20, 2019, 01:31:13 AM »


D-Day Squadron. June 16th flyover in Berlin.
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2674 on: June 20, 2019, 01:36:06 AM »


On Tuesday, June 4, the C-97 “Angel of Deliverance” was returning to Reading, PA from Hagerstown, MD to participate in the annual Mid Atlantic Air Museum World War II Weekend event.

At a point 20 miles southwest of Reading, the number two engine suffered a catastrophic internal failure and had to be shut down and feathered. While a routine Three engine landing was made at Reading, we are now left in need of a replacement engine. There are a few out there, finding an airworthy replacement may be difficult. We are looking at a cost of around $300,000 dollars. This amount will not only help us obtain a replacement R-4360-59B engine, but a meaningful supply of spare ones and other parts which will secure the airplane’s future for a long time to come. Find out how to help by visiting our website at www.spiritoffreedom.org.

You can also donate directly via PayPal to Airlift48@aol.com. The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation is a 501 c 3 tax exempt charitable organization.
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2675 on: June 23, 2019, 09:27:22 PM »
Ian Black @BlickyIan
Lightning flash back - me in the middle - Capetown around 2009 ?

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2676 on: June 26, 2019, 02:45:04 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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« Reply #2677 on: June 27, 2019, 07:54:04 PM »
This is a "what-if" composite photo of the three Mosquito's restored by Avspec. Source photo is KA114 in the middle.



Thanks to Zac for the pointer.
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« Reply #2678 on: June 29, 2019, 07:49:08 AM »


50 years later, Apollo Flight Director Gene Kranz returns to his console, which has been restored to appear exactly as it did when we landed on the Moon. Time travel back to 1969 in the Apollo Mission Control Room

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/time-travel-back-to-1969 #Apollo50th
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« Reply #2679 on: June 29, 2019, 12:37:50 PM »
Right down to the ashtrays, cigarettes & matches! ;D :smiley: 8)
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2680 on: June 30, 2019, 02:21:13 AM »
Someone should do a Leopard 1 or 2 tank in this scheme:

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« Reply #2681 on: June 30, 2019, 04:57:23 AM »


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No need for sunglasses today as nearly 60 F-16 #Vipers blocked out the sun in a mighty display of #airpower!
Come what may, #TeamShaw is ready.

(U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado)
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« Reply #2682 on: July 02, 2019, 07:24:22 PM »


Note the "Canada" decal on the A/C right side has slid down. Poor 1:1 scale modelling technique.
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2683 on: July 02, 2019, 09:46:55 PM »
And the font doesn't look right either   ;D

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2684 on: July 03, 2019, 02:37:04 AM »
Official comment from Lieutenant General A D Meinzinger, Chief of the Air Force Staff and Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force:   "Bloody rivet counters!!!" ;) ;D
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