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Other For the love of Aircraft...

Discussion in 'General' started by Tynecider, 4 Jun 2013.

  1. Tynecider

    Tynecider Since ZX81

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    Cmon, gotta be some fans of flying things

    How about this beauty.....

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    Bloody shame it never made it into service, 1953-1959, From evolution to extinction in 6 years!
     
  2. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Not a single one was given..... ;)

     
  3. Tynecider

    Tynecider Since ZX81

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    @B1GBUD

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    EDIT....ARGGGH DAMN YOU SWEAR FILTER, every single address has a swearie


    EDIT2....fixed

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  4. Harlequin

    Harlequin Modder

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    the avro arrow - once again the USA slapping down a foreign government to scrap something awesome


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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXdJxjvQZW4

    TSR-2

    faster than a lightning on reheat with just 1 afterburner lit! it used the same engines as concord - in a frame 1/3 of weight
     
  5. erratum1

    erratum1 What's a Dremel?

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    I love fighter planes.. if the Wright brothers could see this it would blow their ****** minds !!

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  6. Tynecider

    Tynecider Since ZX81

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    Or this.....

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    TSR2 was a fine bit of engineering too.
     
  7. Harlequin

    Harlequin Modder

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    XB-70 - missiles overtook aircraft.... cancelled when 1 crashed and gary powers got shot down ;)
     
  8. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    or this

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    (antonov 225, saw it a few years ago at East Midlands Airport, pictures do not do this thing justice it is F*****G HUGE :jawdrop: )

    although I still thing the 747-400 is the most beautiful of any aircraft
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    aside from Concorde
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  9. Harlequin

    Harlequin Modder

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  10. Jester_612

    Jester_612 "Jammy..."

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    It just does not get better than the de Havilland Mosquito.

     
  11. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    See my sig. Only thing that sounds better than a merlin, or two merlins for that matter, are two Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasps :D
     
  12. bodkin

    bodkin Overheating

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    Always lived in its sisters shadow but a big favorite of mine.

    Can you imagine how mind blowing this was for random people seeing it for the first time in the 1950s. 10 years before the Lancaster was cutting edge!

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    Another beast is the flying deathtrap, apparently the wings were just to provide hardpoints and it flew with mostly thrust. Mind bogglingly hard to land due to stall speed.

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    Sad to see a f1 about to die but stunning pic (pilot survived)

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  13. johnnyboy700

    johnnyboy700 Minimodder

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    Wow, what a great thread, love me some aircraft pics.
     
  14. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    There was a time in my life, before deciding to study Software Development, where I wanted nothing more than to fly. To quote Top Gun: "Mach 2 wit my hair on fire".

    Personally, I always had a hard-on for proper JETS, but this thread is about pic porn, so here goes:

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    Every one of those is an icon.

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    For all it's Top Gun Cliche, this was always one of my favourites, in spite of being HUGE compared to modern aircraft.

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    And then there was that, which always had (still does, actually) in pure awe. The picture is the famous June 1966 accident which contributed to the cancellation of the project, but bomb deliver at Mach 3.1 is remarkable.
     
  15. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Surely no discussion about aircraft can be complete without the Valkyrie's big brother:
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  16. johnnyboy700

    johnnyboy700 Minimodder

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    Ahh, yes the SR-71 - my fondest aircraft memory was actually watching one take off from the Mildenhall airbase in the 80's, a truely awesome sight.
    I just happened to be driving by the base when I instantly recognised what was rolling out onto the main runway and just had to stop and gawp like a slack jawed yokel.
     
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  17. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    For me, Can't really beat this:
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    But from the time before i was born, this is the ultimate:
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    It's soundtrack just add's to the amazing eye candy :thumb:

    Sam
     
  18. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Ah yes... the SR71.
    It's the XB70's brother, but there's one thing it can't do: Deliver armaments at that speed. I have seen one standing on video once... the leaks are insane.

    As for the Spitfire, you can't really mention it without mentioning the German counterpart to it:
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  19. bodkin

    bodkin Overheating

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    Got to be some love for the Lancer. During training we were shown a video of one suffering an engine fire, and it needed to dump all its weaponry before landing. That was one hell of a bang.
     
  20. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    I just love the A10 Thunderbolt

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    Check out the size of the main gun!
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    Loading that baby up...
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