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Other For the love of Aircraft...

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

  1. ulfar

    ulfar holy s**t, i can change this?

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    Lun ekranoplan

    looks like something from eve online :)

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    yes, i know it's technically not a plane, but technically it's not a boat either. technically, it's not anything :)
     
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  2. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    I saw the P51 Mustang and I was happy.

    Also might I mention the 109's successor?:

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    And of course the Italian WWII planes the R.2005 and the C. 205 and the G.55

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  3. Voluntary_Pariah

    Voluntary_Pariah a Real Man™

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    I have always loved the ekranoplans, because they are simply one of the most awesome applications of engineering that I can think of. Plus, the Lun looks bad-ass :rock:
     
  4. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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  5. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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  6. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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  7. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    They should probably wait until they figure out why the F-22 keeps asphyxiating it's pilots and see if maybe the F-23 is actually going to work. Nah, that's crazy talk :(
     
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  8. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    That raptor really comes with a list of issues longer than many books, it seems. My brother still maintains that most of the kind of issues mentioned are relatively normal in new military aircraft (for the record, he is an Avionics mechanic on the Eurofighters in Germany)...
     
  9. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    For some reason a lot of people are saying this, and maybe they're right, but I can't remember the Jaguar, Mirage, Tornado, or F-15 trying so hard to kill their pilots.

    The F-16 did have its share of trouble, but given the fleet size and speed with which they had to produce them, they were sorted in short order and now with a over 4500 built, it is also practically bulletproof.

    The F-22 and F-35 have become jokes in milavia circles, and rightly so. The only programme that comes close to being so embarrassing is India's Tejas LCA (aka "Late Combat Aircraft").

    This poor performance has crept into the civil airliner world too. Say what you will about all aircraft having issues during their entry-into-service (EIS) phase, the B787 strikes me as an aircraft that was too hastily certified. It is an ambitious project and I hope it succeeds in the long term, but that is no excuse for it's abysmal reliability at present.
     
  10. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    I honestly don't know enough about this kind of thing to comment or speculate by myself. Maybe it's just over-marketed.
    For now, i'll take my brother's word for it (closest thing to "authority" on the subject I have access to), and read the columns about ANOTHER failure of one of the pair (F35/F22) failing.
     
  11. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    This clip will never cease to amaze me about the A-10 :)

     
  12. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    The A-10 was so awesome, it had it's own games. Rep if you've played them

    A-10 Tank Killer
    Silent Thunder: A-10 Tank Killer II
     
  13. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    I did... for a bit.. not much, sadly (my PC back then was suck).
    I did play the A-10 in LOMAC, though.
     
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  14. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    Who am I kidding... this is why I love the A-10 :D

     
  15. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    A10-Attack On my Performa, where it all began!!
     
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  16. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    No thread complete without these three....


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    ...even if the Spitfire is a silly Griffon powered imposter :)


    ...and of course... you can never have enough of this :)

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    ...or this bad boy.

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    images by me.
     
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  17. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    Definitely going to see the Vulcan next year, thought I'd missed my chance after reading they were stopping after 2013, but now they're trying to extend it to 2015.

    Seen the stationary one at Newark, but I need to hear it fly over, :D
     
  18. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Yes. Yes, you do (bring earplugs).
     
  19. Tomhyde1986

    Tomhyde1986 New Member

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    What plane is that? It's very pretty. Planes are something I love but know next to nothing about.

    I do have a bit of a thing for for SR71 though but then again who doesn't?
     
  20. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    That's an Avro Vulcan and yes, it's incredibly pretty.

    They even made a turboprop airliner/transporter that's so elegant she's still flying today - 50 years after first taking to the sky.
     

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