Other Ultimate big boys toys?

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  1. Kronos

    Kronos Another grumpy old git.

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    Tea and crumpets yum, if you change the tea to coffee and would it be OK to nuke Richard Branson's island Necker as he really has provided a rubbish service on the East Coast rail line?
     
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    legoman breaker of things

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    Long as its good coffee, an certainly we need to invest and get that Brunell chap resurrected the Chinese have cloned a monkey how hard can it be.
     
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    One of these too plz.
     
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    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    SR-71 Blackbird has always had refueling capability (It's the red square behind the 2nd cockpit), as its fuel tanks leak so badly on the ground due to expansion/contraction of the metal, it always has to be topped off right after takeoff.
     
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  5. Kronos

    Kronos Another grumpy old git.

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    That's OK I always carry one of these.
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  6. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    This is rapidly turning into a Bond villan style toy fest
     
  7. Mankz

    Mankz 5318008

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    What else were you expecting?

    Im just waiting for Justin Trudeau to come and tell us off for calling them 'Boys Toys'...
     
  8. MLyons

    MLyons Half doge/ half dev Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Not sure if i prefer this or the SR-71
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  9. Mister_Tad

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    B2 every day for me, but if I had the garage space, both would be nice.

    That said, if I could have one, it would be an X-29 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_X-29

    Without a doubt me favourite micro-machine as a child, for reasons which should be obvious.
     
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    B1 > B2.
     
  11. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    If we're going retro, I'd go for an A10 over a B1.

    Which reminds me, I was one in the near-vicinity of a number of tests of a gatling cannon. I don't think it was a GAU-8, maybe a Vulcan? It was loud. And buzzy.

    EDIT: No, based on the location and what I believe it was attached to, I'm going to say it was a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauser_BK-27
    At "only" up to 1700 rounds/min, I can't fathom what 6000+ would sound like.

    I also had the privilege of a very low fly-over from an Apache (on a different occasion). Easily top-5 highlight of my work-related experiences. I'd take one of those whilst we're at it, way more practical than a B2 as well.
     
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  12. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @legoman - The Spartan would be nice for traffic, but I don't think it's old enough to get a pass on emissions restrictions here.
    Plus, bigger is better. I would also play the Russian mud lottery if I was insanely rich. "c'mon, Tiger... Crap! it's another T-34."
     
  14. MLyons

    MLyons Half doge/ half dev Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I often get groups of 5 blacked out helicopters (What I assume are Apaches) flying over my house in the wee hours of the morning. Never worked out why but it happens at least twice a month.
     
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    I was surprised how I didn't hear much of anything until it was right on top of me. Granted it was a fairly noisy environment, but it wasn't a case of "ooh I hear a helicopter" and looking for it, it just appeared out of nowhere <10m overhead, did a heavily banked 180 (and all of the noise, ever), and disappeared again. Just awesome.
     
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    MLyons Half doge/ half dev Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    i hear it for maybe 5 seconds maximum and mostly only catch it if I happen to be outside at the time or don't have headphones on. I also don't live in a loud area this is at like 3AM. They really are amazing machines.
     
  17. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    True, there is always this? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T28_Super_Heavy_Tank

    From what I have see of late while the Soviet Mud Lotto is mainly T34's your more likely to pull a Stug from the Polish bogs, couple of rumours of panthers or JPz4's about too.
     
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