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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#401  Postby Calilasseia » Jan 22, 2015 9:09 pm

Meanwhile, here's something for you all to think about ...

According to Wikipedia, the Sukhoi Su-34 is the only strike fighter in the world with an onboard toilet for the crew.
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#402  Postby laklak » Jan 22, 2015 9:20 pm

And a galley? What will those Ruskies think of next? I'm imagining hot borscht in a 5G turn.
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#403  Postby DougC » Jan 30, 2015 9:59 pm

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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#404  Postby DougC » Feb 21, 2015 12:35 am

B.B.C. - How to spot a Russian bomber
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#405  Postby DougC » Feb 26, 2015 1:05 am

B.B.C. - Red Arrows reveal new union jack-inspired design
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#406  Postby The_Metatron » Feb 26, 2015 5:48 am

I saw a Bell H-1 helicopter on my ride home after work today. The first helicopter I've seen since I moved here.

I got a couple of nice rides in UH-1 helicopters while stationed in South Dakota and Wyoming. The only military aircraft in which I've ever flown. Well, except for an O-1 Bird Dog when I was a young man in the Civil Air Patrol.
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#407  Postby DougC » Apr 11, 2015 11:37 pm

India to buy of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft from France.

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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#408  Postby DougC » Apr 24, 2015 7:20 pm

B.B.C. - Jetman: Flying is 'the greatest feeling of freedom'
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#409  Postby DougC » Apr 30, 2015 9:27 pm

An historic, previously unpublished picture has been found, showing preparations for the final RAF wartime bombing raid against Nazi Germany.

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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#410  Postby laklak » May 04, 2015 9:01 pm

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Up for auction at Christies's London, one of only two Mk1 Spitfires still flying. Completely restored, and expected to fetch somewhere around $3.8 million.

P3974 was shot down during the battle of Dunkirk on May 24, 1940, and the tides eventually buried it deep in the sand. According to Christie's officials, the plane was thought to be downed by a single bullet, and its flying officer, Peter Cazenove, reportedly radioed, "Tell mother I’ll be home for tea" before he crash-landed on a beach in Calais, France.


She stayed in the sands till she was dug up in September 1980, and restored by Historic Flying, Ltd., of Duxford in a three year project.

Man, if I had 4 million lying around....

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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#411  Postby DougC » Feb 12, 2016 4:06 am

Fairey Rotodyne

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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#412  Postby pinkharrier » Feb 15, 2016 5:10 am

Because it was noisy as hell and environmental concerns were starting to become an issue. Plus the numbers didn't stack up.
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#413  Postby DougC » Feb 15, 2016 6:16 am

I think it would have worked if the world was like Gerry Anderson's mind. :grin:
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#414  Postby Weaver » Feb 15, 2016 7:56 am

The_Metatron wrote:I saw a Bell H-1 helicopter on my ride home after work today. The first helicopter I've seen since I moved here.

I got a couple of nice rides in UH-1 helicopters while stationed in South Dakota and Wyoming. The only military aircraft in which I've ever flown. Well, except for an O-1 Bird Dog when I was a young man in the Civil Air Patrol.

Ironic that you spent a career in the AF and only rode in a couple of UH-1s, while I was in the Army and not only flew in, but parachuted from, UH-1s, UH-60s, C-130s, C-141s, C-160s, and a C-17. Plus a couple jumps from a Twin Otter.

Also flew in CH-47s and CH-53s, but never got to jump from them.
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#415  Postby DougC » Mar 05, 2016 5:23 am

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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#416  Postby laklak » Mar 05, 2016 5:26 pm

There's a goddamn B-29 over at the airport, the last one flying in the world. Just flew overhead at maybe 200 feet. Four 2,200hp turbocharged Wright radials at full takeoff power will rattle your teeth. I'm heading over this afternoon to get pictures, which will be posted later. Don't know what else is over there, though I saw what looked like a Lockheed Electra buzzing around earlier.
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#417  Postby DougC » Mar 05, 2016 6:51 pm

Thanks. :dance: :clap: :thumbup:
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#418  Postby Macdoc » Mar 05, 2016 7:43 pm

I was 7 or 8 and can recall VERY vividly driving down a quiet rural road in Oklahoma with my parents on my way to visit my sister in Oklahoma ....nothing ( apparently ) around for miles when suddenly this roaring aluminum overcast trailing smoke comes over the tree tops......

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Dad almost lost control he was so startled....loud big and smoky.....amazing machines but being only a couple hundred feet below one on full power is not for the faint hearted. Later learned it was a B-52 .... you don't realize how big they are til you are up close.
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#419  Postby mcgruff » Mar 05, 2016 7:59 pm



Something I've always wanted to try. Maybe one day.
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#420  Postby DougC » Apr 12, 2016 1:41 am

B.B.C. - 18-rotor multicopter
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