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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4075 on: October 10, 2020, 07:59:27 PM »
This is an uber cool photo.
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4076 on: October 16, 2020, 10:28:11 AM »
This reminds me of a predatory bird, sitting and watching for its prey at an elevated point of advantage.


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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4077 on: October 17, 2020, 02:49:15 AM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4078 on: October 17, 2020, 11:27:55 AM »
I submit this photo, not so much as to do with General Bernard Schriever 'Father of Air Force space and missiles' depicted in the photo, but more the myride of models of ballistic missile designs shown, which were studied. Many of which I've never seen before, let alone know anything about.
How cool would it be to have this collection in the study!!😯

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4079 on: October 18, 2020, 06:16:34 AM »
I submit this photo, not so much as to do with General Bernard Schriever 'Father of Air Force space and missiles' depicted in the photo, but more the myride of models of ballistic missile designs shown, which were studied. Many of which I've never seen before, let alone know anything about.
How cool would it be to have this collection in the study!!😯

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Not quite all, but quite a few. These were done by a mate of mine in the UK who is the brains behind Stargazer Models.

A lot of these are extensive scratchbuilds and/or accurarizing of stock kits, before some of the newer Real Space kits were around.

These are not mine, but a photo of his display shelf.

His gawdawful website.. I have been on him to give it a make over.
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4080 on: October 18, 2020, 06:30:36 AM »


Snapping duck shit buzzbomb, that is impressive!!😯

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4081 on: October 18, 2020, 06:33:55 AM »
The sad remains of the Boeing Vertol YUH-61A

(Source: Garrick Morgenweck, 2014)


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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4082 on: October 18, 2020, 02:52:30 PM »
Almost looks like a painting. :icon_surprised:

Any aircraft/vehicle/vessel in that condition looks sad. :icon_crap:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4083 on: October 18, 2020, 04:54:29 PM »
Almost looks like a painting. :icon_surprised:

Any aircraft/vehicle/vessel in that condition looks sad. :icon_crap:
Agree, it's quite sad isn't it Old Wombat.
I've always like the idea of a museum that specialised in prototypes and mockup!!


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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4084 on: October 19, 2020, 02:15:20 AM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4085 on: October 22, 2020, 08:06:06 PM »
Mike Kaehler‎ Canadian Military Aircraft
 
Now here is an interesting shot. One of the latest two Challenger 650's (144619) acquired by the RCAF. Note how it has the RCAF @ ARC on the nose, while all the older RCAF Challengers do not. Next is the newest CC-295 Kingfisher in Canada, 501, then the final remaining 4 flying Buffalo aircraft that this new fleet will eventually replace and then a Cormorant to round off the flight line in Comox. (My photo)

Click on photo to Buffalo size it. Note: CFB Comox.

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« Reply #4086 on: October 23, 2020, 01:49:31 AM »
RAF Photographer @RafPhotog

@LockheedMartin@thef35 flown by @OC617Sqn & VMFA-211, @MCASYumaAZ, were captured as they flew in support of Ex Joint Warrior 20 from the @RoyalNavy @HMSQNLZ

Here they were seen tanking via an @AirbusDefence @AirTanker out of @RAFBrizeNorton before returning home to @RAF_Marham

Click to enlarge for Hydrosonic details.








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« Reply #4087 on: October 23, 2020, 01:58:21 AM »
RAF Photographer @RafPhotog

Though, there's no rest for either squadron, with @OC617Sqn & VMFA-211, @MCASYumaAZ, bouncing straight onto Ex Crimson Warrior.

The culmination of numerous exercises that have taken place over the last few months working with our @NATO partners to enhance our interoperability.





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« Reply #4088 on: October 29, 2020, 03:10:58 AM »
Hangar 11 Collection

Hi Friends

Between November 1942 when the first Mk V Spitfire was shipped to Russia and June 1945 when the last Mk IX Spitfires were shipped to Murmansk via the North Atlantic convoys, a total of 1,328 Spitfires joined Russian squadrons as part of the so called “Lend Lease” scheme.

Of those 1,328 Spitfires, (all notated by individual serial number in such publications as “Spitfire International”), all have the comment “Fate unknown” apart from just one. That is PT879, which took to the skies today, 75 years after she was last flown by a young Russian pilot, crashing with just 28.5 hours total time on squadron.

This joyous day brings me to the final chapter that started back in year 2001 when I acquired the whole aircraft, complete with original engine and prop hub, inside a 20ft container on a farm in Essex. She had been recovered from Russia by Peter Monk himself in the mid 1990s and sold to Angie Soper who ultimately sold her to me that day.

So starts a new chapter in the life of this unique Mk IX Spitfire, which it was my dream to restore to the skies, I always said that was my legacy, my promise and today it came to pass. I am emotionally drained, excuse my brevity but it’s been a hell of a day. PT879 will now complete her test schedule and then will be granted her Permit to Fly. At which point, yours truly gets to fly her!

I feel deeply indebted and thankful to a special few of the many people involved in this wonderful project. Peter Monk of course, who was ultimately responsible for saving PT879 & the whole brilliant and talented team at BHHH. Steve Atkin our historian who has ensured that she is presented today as she flew on her last mission in 1945, along with my whole team at Hangar 11. And of course my friends, my lovely and sweet wife Karen and super family who have supported me throughout.

Thanks so much to all of you who have posted fabulous messages on line, keep them coming they give the whole team so much pleasure, sorry that I have not had a chance to reply to them all but I will try.

A few shots for your interest, taken by my old mate Darren Harbar are attached

Fly safe, keep well
Peter







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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4089 on: October 29, 2020, 08:16:41 PM »
Wow, that’s fantastic!! Just a beautiful restoration!

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4090 on: October 30, 2020, 02:09:43 AM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4091 on: October 30, 2020, 03:09:52 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4092 on: October 30, 2020, 04:31:08 AM »
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« Reply #4093 on: October 30, 2020, 04:47:27 AM »

Early test launch or Skylab launch?  It's clearly not an Apollo launch.

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« Reply #4094 on: October 30, 2020, 06:37:29 AM »
This is the Saturn I booster. There were 10 launches using this style of booster:  SA-1 to SA-10.

Appears to be mission SA-1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_I_SA-1
Apollo Saturn missions started with: AS-2xx



I also just happen to have this book:


Also:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_I
https://historicspacecraft.com/Rockets_Saturn.html
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« Reply #4095 on: October 30, 2020, 07:07:05 AM »
Sounds like a fascinating book, would you recommend it?

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« Reply #4096 on: October 31, 2020, 01:47:14 AM »
Sounds like a fascinating book, would you recommend it?

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4097 on: October 31, 2020, 01:58:17 PM »
Found this picture interesting, anyone want to guess why?

P.S. Sorry regards to terrible quality of pic

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« Reply #4098 on: October 31, 2020, 04:17:43 PM »
Chomp chomp! Ummmmm good!

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« Reply #4099 on: October 31, 2020, 08:55:25 PM »
Chomp chomp! Ummmmm good!

😆😂
Not quite kerick

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