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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4325 on: April 14, 2021, 06:48:14 PM »
AAH YES,,,  :smiley:

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4326 on: April 15, 2021, 02:12:02 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4327 on: April 16, 2021, 03:54:51 AM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4328 on: April 16, 2021, 09:45:52 AM »
Big gimper.
Never realized just how tall those tires were or just how night the whole airframe sat off of the ground , thanks for that picture.
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4329 on: April 16, 2021, 05:37:05 PM »
One very big aircraft!
"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 #4330 on: April 17, 2021, 02:07:25 AM »
I wish there was a 1/48 injection kit available.
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« Reply #4331 on: April 17, 2021, 02:48:41 AM »
VH-92 now seen in the wild.

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4332 on: April 17, 2021, 04:28:51 PM »
Something you don't see everyday:
"An RAAF F-111 in the gunsights of a 77 Squadron Mirage during an exercise, near Darwin, during the late 1970's."

(Source: Ken Rowland)

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4333 on: April 18, 2021, 01:50:01 AM »
One could use that image in a backstory...

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« Reply #4334 on: April 18, 2021, 05:43:35 AM »
Steve Trimble @TheDEWLine

This happened 9yrs ago today. Discoveryís final ride to the Smithsonian annex at Dulles. The FAA allowed the NASA pilots to cruise over the Potomac and downtown DC at the lowest altitude Iíve ever seen for a non-military aircraft. I was on the Potomac bank. No zoom lens needed.

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« Reply #4335 on: April 18, 2021, 10:49:50 PM »
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Found this wonderful image of the No. 136 RAF flight line taken in 1944. It was only 63 KB's big, and thus the definition was not that good, but I felt it worth the effort!?

Original caption:
'Spitfire Mk VIIIs and personnel of No. 136 Squadron RAF lined up on a recently-laid PSP airstrip on Brown's West Island, Cocos Islands, in the Indian Ocean.'

The nearest aircraft is 'HM-B', MT567, belonging to Flt. Sgt. R. W. Cross, who is most likely seen standing the nose of the aircraft.

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4336 on: April 19, 2021, 05:44:58 AM »
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This is a shot of a 379th BG formation supposedly over the English channel. It was an image that was quite damaged, but was such a lovely looking photo, I was compelled to get at it!?

The aircraft in the immediate foreground (as can be seen) is 43-37677 which is believed to have been named 'Barbara Jane'. 524BS - 379BG, WA-A. She flew around 75 missions with the 379th between June 1944 and April 1945, and returned home 9th July '45.

Apart from that good people, not a lot is known about the image, the mission date, or anything so I have nothing else to supply you with in the caption at this time.

Photograph: 8th AFHS.

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4337 on: April 19, 2021, 03:39:49 PM »
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Found this wonderful image of the No. 136 RAF flight line taken in 1944. It was only 63 KB's big, and thus the definition was not that good, but I felt it worth the effort!?

Original caption:
'Spitfire Mk VIIIs and personnel of No. 136 Squadron RAF lined up on a recently-laid PSP airstrip on Brown's West Island, Cocos Islands, in the Indian Ocean.'

The nearest aircraft is 'HM-B', MT567, belonging to Flt. Sgt. R. W. Cross, who is most likely seen standing the nose of the aircraft.



I've walked over that spot, Some of the buildings still exist. :D
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4338 on: April 20, 2021, 01:27:53 AM »
The original image:

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4339 on: April 20, 2021, 01:30:35 AM »
I've walked over that spot, Some of the buildings still exist. :D

Yep, indeed.  That brings back memories:

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« Reply #4340 on: April 21, 2021, 05:39:27 AM »
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De Havilland Mosquito PR Mark 34, RG203 'E', of No. 684 Squadron RAF Detachment is towed into position for take off at Brown's West Island, Cocos Islands, July 1945.



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« Reply #4341 on: April 21, 2021, 05:41:57 AM »
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« Reply #4342 on: April 21, 2021, 06:00:44 AM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4343 on: April 21, 2021, 09:04:37 PM »
Black and red 737 looks sinister!  :icon_vader:
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« Reply #4344 on: April 22, 2021, 12:47:39 AM »
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Test team from AETE and crew members from 415 with the new Block IV Aurora, AC 111, that just completed flight science testing at CFB Greenwood

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« Reply #4345 on: April 22, 2021, 11:56:08 PM »
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Avro Lancaster B Mark IIs of No. 514 Squadron RAF taxi onto the main runway at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, for an early daylight attack on fortified villages east of Caen, at Conin support of the Second Army's armoured offensive in the Normandy battle area for Operation GOODWOOD, 18th July 1944.



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« Reply #4346 on: April 24, 2021, 06:50:44 AM »
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This is a photo of the Snowbirds during their annual spring practice sessions at CFB Comox. Photo taken by Chris Hadfield who is flying just a wee bit higher and faster.

From the FB post:
If I am correct this was April 22, 2013. I was there taking pictures of the Snowbirds training and was later interviewed by the local news. Apparently this was timed in such a way that the ISS would come over at the moment the Snowbirds were flying.


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« Reply #4347 on: April 25, 2021, 01:22:11 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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« Reply #4348 on: April 28, 2021, 12:40:01 AM »
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« Reply #4349 on: May 03, 2021, 04:29:28 AM »
This is a rare photo the United State's attempt to take-over Canada a 2nd time. This is Toronto beside the CNEW and along Lake Shore Drive looking west.



This is most likely part of the 1951 Royal Visit to Canada.
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