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Old 25th Jan 2009, 11:07
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Ye Olde Favouryte Fyter thread

Yes, yes, done a million times (and I'm not exagerating) but I happened to stumble across my old A-Z of military aircraft the other day and....

...Gee, the F104 still does it foe me!

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Old 25th Jan 2009, 11:32
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Yes Buster, the F104 did it for a few people as I recall.

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Old 25th Jan 2009, 11:57
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Yer spiffing looking machine
Still holds the low altitude high speed record as far as I know.
I know a bloke who used to drive em.
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Paging Wholigan to this thread!

This one does it for me:



Siiiiigh.
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Old 25th Jan 2009, 14:01
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Many holes

in the landscape, that one. F-104. Speed is LIFE. And don't try to turn it.

It was an Interceptor, not a fighter.

F-14, nah, missiles. Fighter? Before the mission got usurped by the Pentagon? F-86. or its cousin with RR P-51.
 
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Old 25th Jan 2009, 14:59
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My

Bad. RT, who could argue against the Mosquito.

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Ah, the Mustang. We've had all this before!
Cadillac of the sky.
Made a good aircraft once they fitted the Merlin!!!!
AND drop tanks.
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Old 25th Jan 2009, 15:26
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RT, looks like you discovered the stealth mossie

Edited to add that it looks like the electrons finally managed to cross the ogan (the website is canadian) and the mossie is not invisible anymore

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Old 25th Jan 2009, 15:27
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Norm, that pic is the P51D - widely considered to be THE Mustang. Yes, Merlin engine, high vis ("Malcolm Hood") canopy, and drop tanks available (but not shown). Six Browning .50 machine guns, wing racks capable of carrying up to 1000 lb of stuff that goes bang on hitting the ground.

A real beauty.
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Old 25th Jan 2009, 15:31
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Excellent flying machine Capt, but I always had a soft spot
for the Mosquito myself.
The old wooden wonder did it ALL.
And it was bl**dy rapid as well.
But a bit noisy to ride in!!!

The mounts for the drop tanks are still there I noted.
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Old 25th Jan 2009, 15:48
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high vis ("Malcolm Hood") canopy

Errm NO. It's a "blown" canopy [also known as a Bubble canopy.] The "Malcolm Hood" was fitted to the P51B/C Razor back varients, [to give a better rear/downwards view.
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My apologies, chiglet - you are quite correct. The "Malcolm Hood" was similar in design to the Spitfire canopy.
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Old 25th Jan 2009, 15:59
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Whatever

Without the Mustang, the War was lost. The P-47 (Jug) hadn't the range to bird dog the bombers to Berlin, and with drop tanks, the 51 could make it there and back, or drop and fight, which was not often; the teuts seldom took on the Norte Americano, si? Adolf ended up underground to avoid the 500 lbers on the street above.

It started as the Apache, with an Allison engine and a birdcage cockpit. And it was built for you guys. We took it back after the improvements, and the Merlin was license built by yanks, at Packard plants.
 
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Leonard Cheshire flew one while he was C/O of 617 Sqn. in pathfinder role - he used it for initial marking of the target for the bombers to hit. On one occasion he flew figure eight pattern at extreme low altitude, telling the bombers to aim at him.
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Leonard Cheshire, a remarkable man indeed!
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Had to get in with this.
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Only one word for this lovely thing: Phwor!!

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This is the lad,warts and all, big and burly all bumps and lumps and street fighter looks,pretty swift as well.

Twas also the mount of a pruner
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