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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4200 on: January 06, 2021, 08:46:37 PM »
Bigger version plus a similar one:






I'm now somewhat surprised Greg, that the RAAF didn't cotton on to this spectacular rocket system to perform a pre F-111 like 'dump and burn' at airshows 🤔


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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4201 on: January 07, 2021, 02:09:34 AM »
Probably too great an acceleration to have a visual impact from the ground plus (more likely), too bloody expensive to organise, maintain etc.
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« Reply #4202 on: January 07, 2021, 07:59:32 PM »
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« Reply #4203 on: January 08, 2021, 01:02:50 AM »
RAF now experimenting with a Chinook with no landing gear.



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On Tuesday, an RAF Benson Chinook made a precautionary landing in a field near Wantage after a mechanical issue. Unfortunately, it soon sank into the fieldís soft ground and work is ongoing to extract it safely.
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4204 on: January 08, 2021, 02:09:00 AM »
If only it could take off vertically...oh wait. ;D
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« Reply #4205 on: January 08, 2021, 04:33:51 AM »
Time to get the heavy duty electric buffer and touch-up paint out.

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« Reply #4206 on: January 12, 2021, 05:58:43 AM »
Via Facebook.

Larry Belzac. CF-104 Star Fighters. Part of a 5 aircraft formation on the way to the Cold Lake Weapons Range. Circa 70ís. my photo

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4207 on: January 12, 2021, 11:50:53 PM »
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I was reading an article about that and it said a catering truck had got stuck under the plane, if I fly on that airline, I think I'll pass on whatever they give out for snacks, that truck looks like the honey-wagon.   ;D

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4208 on: January 12, 2021, 11:58:18 PM »
I canít figure out how the truck got under the aircraft unless it was being pushed backwards and nobody was looking out for obstacles. Time for someoneís career change.

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« Reply #4209 on: January 13, 2021, 12:04:00 AM »
Well the tug driver should have been able to see it clear as day, I've been stationed close enough to A320's to know. I'm wondering if the driver had jumped out of the truck without putting it in park first (I've seen that at the airport), and the truck drove itself under it. The article I read said they had to retract the nose gear and lower the nose to get it out.
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4210 on: January 13, 2021, 02:34:31 AM »
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« Reply #4211 on: January 13, 2021, 03:19:04 AM »
Nice photo.
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« Reply #4212 on: January 13, 2021, 03:20:29 AM »






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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4213 on: January 13, 2021, 04:21:29 AM »
I fully appreciate that the RAAF's Mirage IIIO's were worked very hard over their long career. But I must admit, I've never seen a Marage III with so many crack on its wings and fuselage!!


Well, I didn't know the RAAF boy's had it in them 😂

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4214 on: January 13, 2021, 07:32:35 AM »
That aircraft should be declared unflyable after that! :o

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« Reply #4215 on: January 13, 2021, 09:19:54 AM »
But I must admit, I've never seen a Marage III with so many crack on its wings and fuselage!!

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4216 on: January 14, 2021, 02:02:08 AM »


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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4217 on: January 14, 2021, 06:24:24 AM »
The new SpaceX cargo Dragon 2 is landing in the Gulf Of Mexico tonight with splashdown at 20:27 EST.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/01/dragon-departs-iss-with-science/

NASA's big nose will be airborne to take some video.



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« Reply #4218 on: January 14, 2021, 07:00:33 AM »
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14 January 1934. First flight of the de Havilland DH-86 Express E.2. British four-engine biplane passenger aircraft powered by four Gipsy Six engines, single cockpit. Designed to meet the requirements of QANTAS airline.

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