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Old 25th Jan 2009, 21:59
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There is one fact about the F-6F that needs to be considered. The Hellcat had the higest Kill/Loss ratio of any US fighter in World War II. This includes the Army Air Force and the Marines, also in any thearter of operations.
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Old 25th Jan 2009, 22:24
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One hell of an interceptor......still regretable after all these years.

A lot of the design blokes at DH went on to work on the US space program after the cancellation. I blame Diefenbaker and the american pres type.



Note aircraft at 9 o'clock, low




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Old 25th Jan 2009, 22:29
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Nice view from the back seat.
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Old 25th Jan 2009, 22:49
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Sigh. The Arrow, the TSR2 and the Valkyrie. All of them the biggest "what if" stories of the aviation world.
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Old 25th Jan 2009, 22:51
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Ah, a twin engine F-106 huh.
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Old 25th Jan 2009, 23:00
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You can't mention the Spitfire and not the Hurricane, which was possibly more succesful, all things considered

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Old 26th Jan 2009, 09:05
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I do like my diddy jets - thoroughbreds of the skies


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Old 26th Jan 2009, 09:23
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One for Dead Pan...
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 09:34
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Oooo - very tempting. Anyone up for a part-share?
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 09:35
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Yes...with a little touch of paint, I can see what dead Pan means...

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Old 26th Jan 2009, 09:56
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 10:09
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That wee buggah packed a fair punch as well, those legs were so long so she could carry a single nuclear store.
You only need one.
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 10:51
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Lots of pretty things here, but the sheer diaphragm rattling grunt of a brace of Lightnings scrambling from Coltishall from the perspective of a short-trousered Cheerio sometime during a 60's summer holiday, almost beats Kinnaird Head foghorn in full cry for a lasting impression. There is an aviation link to that gratuitous photo of a foghorn though. My favourite is the Buccanneer (but does this make the cut as a fighter?) and they could often be seen in this frame belting seven bells out of some poor buoy offshore Rosehearty.
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 12:08
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This one is gorgous ...

The DH88 Comet (not a fighter or an interceptor but?) ....

... not bad for 75 years old!
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 12:29
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YouTube - DH88 COMET OLD WARDEN 3/8/08
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 12:46
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Had the pleasure of seeing the Comet flying in formation with a Mosquito, some years ago now at Old Warden.
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 14:38
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Ahhhh! I have had a love of 'Grosvenor House' ever since I first saw it as a sprog.

We have had the Mosquito, how about its close relative the Hornet?

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Old 26th Jan 2009, 15:06
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Or even Harry Hawkers beautiful Hunter.
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 20:50
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I'd never heard of the de Havilland Vampire until I read that Frederick Forsyth short story The Shepherd, but I've found it hard to forget since... despite its lack of combat pedigree.

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Old 26th Jan 2009, 21:02
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You beat me to it S'land, the Hornet is top of my list.
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