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Old 5th Mar 2013, 09:05
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Many years ago there was a superb Korean War film on telly which featured airstrikes by
F-80s apparently using their wingtip drop tanks as bombs. I think it was called '60 Seconds to Zero'; possibly Robert Mithcum in a leading role? It must be 50 years since I last saw it.
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Old 5th Mar 2013, 09:28
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The F 80's in the picture have the Misawa tip tanks which would put the time of the picture back into 1951.
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The movie was One Minute to Zero and indeed starred Robert Mitchum.

See One Minute to Zero - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .

Available on DVD from A*a*on, amongst others.

And now we return you to our regular programme.....
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For the OH:

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Ouston. Haven't we had that one before?

Anyway, OH if correct.
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Correct Cgb.

Apologies if we've had it before - I didn't know.
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Old 6th Mar 2013, 14:49
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Ouston is not on Mel's list from Nov 12, but enjoyed its own separate thread last year.

http://www.pprune.org/military-aircr...-f-ouston.html


(ps sorry no material at present so QFay will have to stay bored unless he can produce owt isself ) LFH

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Bugger - I saw that not long ago whilst looking for "abandoned and little known airfields".

It's definitely the USA.

Back to my jumbo site........
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Racked brains trying to remember which state it was in.

Bingo - Manzanar Airport California.

If I'm correct then OH please.
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Correct LM - so OH be it
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I've read he's taking off from A375 - the Honiton to Sidmouth road.

Not an aerodrome as such, but control to anyone who can name the pub in the background...



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Hare and Hounds, Putts Corner
50.759122 N, 3.212289 W
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Well done mate. The Hare and Hounds...

(Been there?)

Your Control.

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No, not been there, but a quick look at the A375 on Streetmap.co.uk, revealed the magic letters PH at Putts Corner, south of Honiton. Is it only in the UK that pubs are an important feature on topo maps?

Interesting story.


This aerodrome has some interesting stories too:


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New Zealand or California (judging by the lenticulars)
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Lenticulars, yes. Otherwise completely wrong!
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California no, but USA?
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LM,

Not in the US.
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