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Military videos

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Real aeroplanes.

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Air Pig Video

Modern Aircraft have EGPWS that gives out a warning of ‘Don’t sink’ on approaches. I just wondered, when taking off in that steam driven ergonomic slum, did the Nav in the back have a similar role by prodding the Pilot with a pointy stick and shouting ‘Don’t sink!’? See Video at 0:40 secs.
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Originally Posted by morton View Post
Air Pig Video

Modern Aircraft have EGPWS that gives out a warning of ‘Don’t sink’ on approaches. I just wondered, when taking off in that steam driven ergonomic slum, did the Nav in the back have a similar role by prodding the Pilot with a pointy stick and shouting ‘Don’t sink!’? See Video at 0:40 secs.
When a friendly ship was spotted the Nav called "Don't Sink". When the bad guys were spotted he called "Sink"....
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Air Pig Video

Modern Aircraft have EGPWS that gives out a warning of ‘Don’t sink’ on approaches. I just wondered, when taking off in that steam driven ergonomic slum, did the Nav in the back have a similar role by prodding the Pilot with a pointy stick and shouting ‘Don’t sink!’? See Video at 0:40 secs.
And how many times have they got it wrong despite all the new technology.
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That large Perspex shield in front of the nav always caught my attention in the Bucc. Blast shield in the event of ejection or something else ?
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That large Perspex shield in front of the nav always caught my attention in the Bucc. Blast shield in the event of ejection or something else ?
Correct - that is exactly what it was.

Good source on Buccaneers here - including early development and "good ideas" that weren't proceeded with:

The Blackburn Buccaneer
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Originally Posted by RAFEngO74to09 View Post
Correct - that is exactly what it was.

Good source on Buccaneers here - including early development and "good ideas" that weren't proceeded with:

The Blackburn Buccaneer
If it"s Nasty looking it's American, If it's Weird looking it's French, If it's just plane Ugly it's British....

Hat, Coat, Briefcase, Roller Bag, Emergency Slide....
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And maybe a look to the future in 200+ years time.

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An other video made during Musketeer Operation

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In line with my previous experiences of watch US Army chinook approaches, that video was like watching paint dry.
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A10 video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hKg...6F9wyKwV338nYY


Speaks to the connection between the grunts and the A10 pilots

Last edited by Senior Pilot; 31st Jul 2020 at 09:27. Reason: Fix YouTube link
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You're not banging out just yet, may I bring your attention to the Vulcan vs the BUFF, Buff sure was nasty but was the Vulcan ugly? VC10 in RAF transport command, I'd say stunning.

Slight drift, as it's the bastard lovechild of a Anglo-French relationship but Concorde is ugly?

I do accept that we've produced some aesthetically challenging aircraft but we've also created some absolute beauties.
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I do accept that we've produced some aesthetically challenging aircraft but we've also created some absolute beauties.
None more so than the single seat Hunters
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Agreed, although our preferences on colour scheme may differ, I think Miss Demanour works well.

While we're on the subject, Hawk is a pretty but no-nonsense aircraft and IMO looks best in Navy colours, reminiscent of an A-4 from certain angles.
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There are many shortcomings and failures which can be laid at the door of the British aviation industry (RIP), but making ugly aircraft is not one of them, with very few exceptions.
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Spitfire, Hunter, VC10, Concorde?!??
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Originally Posted by falcon900 View Post
There are many shortcomings and failures which can be laid at the door of the British aviation industry (RIP), but making ugly aircraft is not one of them, with very few exceptions.
Some of which are:
Short Seamew
Short Skyvan
Bristol Freighter
Blackburn Beverley
Blackburn Buccaneer
BAC TSR2
Hunting/BAC Jet Provost

Personal view only, no doubt many will disagree.
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Proving, once again, that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I would venture that in my opinion, the TSR2 was beautiful. I have a soft spot for the buccaneer, and would have thought the jet provost was entirely inoffensive, if not in the final analysis beautiful.
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Proving, once again, that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I would venture that in my opinion, the TSR2 was beautiful. I have a soft spot for the buccaneer, and would have thought the jet provost was entirely inoffensive, if not in the final analysis beautiful.
Agreed - there's not much wrong with the last three on that list.
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