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    Great news for anyone (like me!) who's never seen one of the most iconic aircraft of the Cold War flying....

    Story Here!
    Goering: What can I do for you?

    Moelders: Upgraded engines for my Bf 109s.

    Galland:
    A squadron of Spitfires.

    It is said that Goering then lost his temper.

  • #2
    You beat me to it!

    Dr. S.
    Imagine a ball of iron, the size of the sun. And once a year a tiny sparrow brushes its surface with the tip of its wing. And when that ball of iron, the size of the sun, is worn away to nothing, your punishment will barely have begun.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Doctor Sinister View Post
      You beat me to it!

      Dr. S.
      Sorry, I couldnt wait

      Although tbh, I always preffered the Victor of the two
      Goering: What can I do for you?

      Moelders: Upgraded engines for my Bf 109s.

      Galland:
      A squadron of Spitfires.

      It is said that Goering then lost his temper.

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      • #4
        spent abou £100 on their charity shops at airshows my school bag is Vulcan to the Sky and most of the patches on it are too. Awsome to see it fly even thought it was supposed to be at Waddo '07

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Admiral_Keppel View Post
          Sorry, I couldnt wait

          Although tbh, I always preffered the Victor of the two
          Three, don't forget the Valiant!

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_Valiant
          Wolster

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          • #6
            Its distinctive shape makes it - along with the Spitfire and Harrier - one of only three warplanes most people can recognise.
            REALLY? In the UK perhaps. The Spitfire being the only one of the three that we can really say that about out side of Britain. Were is the English understatement?

            HP
            "Ask not what your country can do for you"

            Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

            you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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            • #7
              Some video:

              http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/new...b&mp=wm&news=1
              Wolster

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Wolster View Post
                We don't need a video, It was a star in one of the early James Bond movies.

                HP
                "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Wolster View Post
                  Three, don't forget the Valiant!

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_Valiant
                  Oh I didnt forget the Valiant -but to me it was always the runt of the litter

                  Originally posted by Half Pint
                  REALLY? In the UK perhaps. The Spitfire being the only one of the three that we can really say that about out side of Britain. Were is the English understatement?

                  HP
                  I think thats probably a reflection on the fact that Sky News is a British broadcaster - the implication being that its one of the most recognisable aircaft to British people.
                  Goering: What can I do for you?

                  Moelders: Upgraded engines for my Bf 109s.

                  Galland:
                  A squadron of Spitfires.

                  It is said that Goering then lost his temper.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Admiral_Keppel View Post
                    Oh I didnt forget the Valiant -but to me it was always the runt of the litter



                    I think thats probably a reflection on the fact that Sky News is a British broadcaster - the implication being that its one of the most recognisable aircaft to British people.

                    Thanks for the clarification.

                    HP
                    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Half Pint View Post
                      Thanks for the clarification.

                      HP

                      Anytime
                      Goering: What can I do for you?

                      Moelders: Upgraded engines for my Bf 109s.

                      Galland:
                      A squadron of Spitfires.

                      It is said that Goering then lost his temper.

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                      • #12
                        Question on he Hairier. It shares a lot on looks with the Yak 36 & 38. Do you think the average Brit would be able to tell the difference. Wouldn't the Lancaster/Mosquito/Me109/B17 be recognize by more of the average person?

                        HP
                        "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                        Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                        you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Half Pint View Post
                          Question on he Hairier. It shares a lot on looks with the Yak 36 & 38. Do you think the average Brit would be able to tell the difference. Wouldn't the Lancaster/Mosquito/Me109/B17 be recognize by more of the average person?

                          HP
                          I think the average Joe in the street would recognise the Lancaster - its still seen on a regular basis thanks to the BoB flight. B-17 possibly, thanks to Memphis Bell etc...

                          I'd like to think the Mossie would be recognised and maybe 20 years ago I think it would have been, but now im not so sure? And to the lay man, I reckon the 109 may be vaguely recognised as "that German plane" but I doubt the vast majority would recognise it by name.
                          Goering: What can I do for you?

                          Moelders: Upgraded engines for my Bf 109s.

                          Galland:
                          A squadron of Spitfires.

                          It is said that Goering then lost his temper.

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                          • #14
                            Thats pretty cool!! Its nice to see an old bird restored and back up and flying. It takes a lot time, blood, sweat, and tears to accomplish an aircraft restore. Kudos goes out to those who got her up and going again.
                            "To the USA Commander of the encircled town of Bastogne. . .There is only one possibility. . .the honorable surrender of the encircled town."
                            "To the German Commander: Nuts! The American Commander."
                            Brig GEN McAuliffe response at Bastogne Dec 1944

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                            • #15
                              Well at least you guys (the Brits) kept some historical aircraft in your museums unlike our Canadian government (of the time) who managed to totally destroy two very advanced Canadian developed aircraft:
                              1. CF105 Avro Arrow High altitude interceptor
                              2. Avro Jet Liner Passenger aircraft.

                              Good books written on both subjects.

                              These two aircraft were totally demolished , paper work as well, on orders of the Deifenbacker ( spelling??) government back in the late 50's ,without even a model left for the museum.

                              Good book to read on a/c that never got built .."Project Cancelled" by Derek Wood...a bit dated now but still a good read

                              per ardua ad astra

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