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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #3750 on: May 17, 2020, 03:39:23 AM »


Geminid meteor falls from the sky over California's Sierra Nevada mountains.
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« Reply #3751 on: May 17, 2020, 08:37:04 AM »
First I have seen of the new "KF-18E" Tanker

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« Reply #3752 on: May 17, 2020, 08:53:20 AM »


This tweet shows the behind the scenes on how this photo was setup:  https://twitter.com/TomPodolec/status/1261405884187463681?s=20
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #3753 on: May 17, 2020, 10:36:52 AM »


Geminid meteor falls from the sky over California's Sierra Nevada mountains.
Reminds me of that scene from the movie based on the book "The Man Who Fell To Earth" with David Bowie as the humanoid alien from another planet.  Good story. 
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« Reply #3754 on: May 19, 2020, 06:05:32 AM »
Republic P-43 Lancer

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« Reply #3755 on: May 20, 2020, 11:55:27 PM »
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Another great view as #HMCSVilledeQuébec sails near Percé Rock, near the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in #Québec. #RCNavy


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« Reply #3756 on: May 21, 2020, 08:11:06 AM »
On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, members from 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron and 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron conducting a flypast along the Ottawa River with a special flypast at the Pembroke Regional Hospital and the Deep River & District Hospital. A heartfelt thank you goes to the incredible resilience displayed by Canadians and to our local medical staff, first responders, and essential workers. This flypast was Garrison Petawawa’s way of recognizing all that we have shared and endured as a community during these past few months.

Photo credit: MCpl Steve Wilson and Cpl Alex Heagle

Petawawa is an 1 1/2 hour drive from my house. I need to visit their museum one day.


Note: this dark blue CH-146 Griffon is used to support Joint Task Force 2 (JTF2)





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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #3757 on: May 22, 2020, 10:30:46 AM »
On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, members from 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron and 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron conducting a flypast along the Ottawa River with a special flypast at the Pembroke Regional Hospital and the Deep River & District Hospital. A heartfelt thank you goes to the incredible resilience displayed by Canadians and to our local medical staff, first responders, and essential workers...

And keep up all that good work folks ... cuz CANSOFCOM can always come back  ;)
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #3758 on: May 23, 2020, 02:04:54 AM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #3759 on: May 24, 2020, 04:29:17 AM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #3760 on: May 26, 2020, 07:30:25 AM »
There was a Memorial Day flyby that not only included the usual T-6s, but also DC-3s and a P-51. I could hear that engine long before I saw the plane! All were flying low (900ft ASL) so they were around 250ft above me.

First group:



Second group, with a T6 escort:



Single DC-3:



T6s:


P-51:


Sadly, I couldn't get more P-51 pictures.

There was a KTLA Channel 5 helicopter following them as well. Here's what they saw.




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« Reply #3761 on: May 27, 2020, 02:33:46 AM »
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Ordnanceman Jesse Rhodes Waller installing a M1919 Browning in the gun blister of a PBY sometime between 1942-1943.

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« Reply #3762 on: May 27, 2020, 02:45:46 AM »
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« Reply #3763 on: May 27, 2020, 06:12:54 AM »
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Two Russian Su-35 jets"unsafely" intercepted a US Navy P-8 patrol aircraft while it was flying over the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday, according to the US Navy






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« Reply #3764 on: May 27, 2020, 06:33:50 AM »
RCAF Chinook CH-147314 of 450 SQN, Petawawa transports an M777 howitzer artillery piece during exercise Rafale Blanche in Jan 2015 in the training area of CFB Valcartier. (CAF photo)

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« Reply #3765 on: May 28, 2020, 02:18:50 AM »
The M777 is one that I wish there was a kit available for.
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« Reply #3766 on: May 28, 2020, 04:08:21 AM »
The M777 is one that I wish there was a kit available for.


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http://www.lifeinscale.net/M777_35_scale_model.asp

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« Reply #3767 on: May 28, 2020, 04:11:19 AM »
Hmmm...how does one purchase?  Request sent to them...

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« Reply #3768 on: May 29, 2020, 02:26:15 AM »
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« Reply #3769 on: May 29, 2020, 05:48:56 AM »
Screeeehhhhhhhh!!!!!

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« Reply #3770 on: May 29, 2020, 08:39:43 AM »
Hmmm...how does one purchase?  Request sent to them...

Alas the response I received:

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Due to overwhelming and unhealthy interest from hobby modelers neither of my models are available in 1:35 scale. Also M777 replicas in either scale are being sold only to military and defense customers in selected countries.
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Well, you could use your official position then  ---    >:D >:D >:D

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #3771 on: May 29, 2020, 10:03:09 AM »
Hmmm...how does one purchase?  Request sent to them...

Alas the response I received:

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Due to overwhelming and unhealthy interest from hobby modelers neither of my models are available in 1:35 scale. Also M777 replicas in either scale are being sold only to military and defense customers in selected countries.
Thank you for your inquiry.

Well, you could use your official position then  ---    >:D >:D >:D

An interesting response, there's a few like that out there unfortunately.

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« Reply #3772 on: May 30, 2020, 02:10:29 AM »
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Take A Look At This Video Of A Blue Air OV-10 Bronco Recovering At North Las Vegas Airport: https://theaviationist.com/2020/05/29/take-a-look-at-this-video-of-a-blue-air-ov-10-bronco-recovering-at-north-las-vegas-airport/

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« Reply #3773 on: May 30, 2020, 02:38:30 AM »
Reminds me of working Close Air Support with the OV10s from the 22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron when I was stationed at Wheeler Field back in ‘87 to ‘91. Only for a year or so then they were sold to the Philippines and shipped off. OV10s were very maneuverable and great to work with.

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« Reply #3774 on: May 30, 2020, 02:38:45 AM »
Might be involved with these guys from a work perspective... ;)
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