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Old 6th Jul 2021, 14:08
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Fascinating that the Shackleton has only the same amount of rivets as a Bristol Freighter and that the Glos Airtourer has twice as many as either of those two
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Old 6th Jul 2021, 15:21
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Fascinating that the Shackleton has only the same amount of rivets as a Bristol Freighter and that the Glos Airtourer has twice as many as either of those two
But are we including the ones that fell out?
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Old 7th Jul 2021, 17:26
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But are we including the ones that fell out?
But do you remember where the last rivet went in a Shackleton? (Cat. Board question)

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Am I the only one remembering the delightful Gloster Gormless?
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Old 7th Jul 2021, 18:31
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But do you remember where the last rivet went in a Shackleton? (Cat. Board question)
Is that the Golden One?
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Old 7th Jul 2021, 18:49
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Fascinating that the Shackleton has only the same amount of rivets as a Bristol Freighter and that the Glos Airtourer has twice as many as either of those two
Ah yes, that's because the Airtourer was aerobatic, all those g's ya know.
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Old 8th Jul 2021, 10:12
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CL-44 - Edsel
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CL-44 - Edsel
Any idea why?
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Old 8th Jul 2021, 11:42
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[QUOTE=dixi188;11075285]Any idea why?

It wasn't a commercial success, neither was the Edsel - a car built by Ford.

Hence the -44 became ..... The Canadian Edsel.

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Good Morning DarrylO:

Thank you for this thread as I had a chuckle reviewing the nick names especially:

:DC 3: Dak, Dakotasaurus Rex, Gooney Bird, Draggin' Wagon, Douglas Racer (compliments of late BC/A columnist Torch Lewis and the airplane's leisurely 140 KIAS cruise speed), Dakleton (South African built Daks as replacement for AVRO Shackletons), Dizzy Three, Dowager Dutchess, Duck

As a young sprog a 1.000 years ago I enjoyed the writings of Torch Lewis in I believe it was "Greenhouse Patter" on the back page BC/A. Seeing his name again brought back fond memories of another era.
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Old 9th Jul 2021, 18:33
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Off shore oil workers also had some sense of humor, to them the Bell 212 was "the solar energy helicopter" ("because we see them flying when its sunny"))) and the AS365 Dolphin was "Bubbles" ("because of the marked nose down attitude when it crosses the edge of helidecks and disappears below..." )
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Turkish Airlines A340 TC-JDM was called "Deli Mayk" as an alternative for "Delta Mike". It means "Crazy Mike". It got its nickname due to all the weird things maintenance personnel encountered while in the fleet. Like exterior or interior lights randomly working etc. It had its own will is what they were telling others.
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Old 23rd Jul 2021, 15:03
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Had a Herald G-ATDS known as DOG SH1T.
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Old 23rd Jul 2021, 18:35
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Had a Herald G-ATDS known as DOG SH1T.
Either TDS or BEZB used to make a clanking noise as they went overhead: sounded like the big ends were on their way out.
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ATP was also referred to as a sixteen bob by some BA crews (16 shillings = 80p)
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Old 23rd Jul 2021, 21:46
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Either TDS or BEZB used to make a clanking noise as they went overhead: sounded like the big ends were on their way out.
Zebedee (Blossom) was retired the week before I joined Channex so never had the pleasure.
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F104 Starfighter - Lawn Dart
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Bellanca Cruisair - "The Cardboard Connie".
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Old 6th Aug 2021, 19:07
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In a previous life, I was a fitter on Beverleys, which were known colloquially as Dragmasters, primarily due to its low cruising speed of about 150 kts. It was not uncommon when flying North against the mistral to watch trains overtaking us.
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 23:59
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Aircraft Nicknames

A little disappointed I did not see the Lockheed C-141. To those that worked on and around them, they were "Shitlifters".
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