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What Military Aircraft Would You Bring Back To Service?

Old 26th Oct 2020, 21:58
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Let's have a proper Canberra again! Maybe a PR 19++? Or a Hunter Mk ?? Or a Lightning Mk10 ? Or just a PP, Mosquito, Vampire or maybe(?) an up to date Swift?
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 22:01
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Plenty of Blaniks still around, including several for sale if you're keen to scratch that itch; the going rate for airworthy examples seems to be between 15,000-30,000 Euros.

Roll rate still measured in degrees per minute...
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 23:40
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Blanik

As perhaps the only Warsaw-Pact-produced aircraft to be operated by several NATO air forces during the Cold War, the Blanik makes a good trivia question.




(Italy, U.S., Spain)
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 00:05
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I did wrong...I just looked it up... no I've never seen a B36 a B something but definitely not a B 36
I'm adorned in ashes and sack cloth Lol
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 01:06
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Originally Posted by sandiego89 View Post
Lots of nostalgia here, but if I may nominate a type that might actually be useful today it would be the S-3 Viking.

90+ airframes sent to the desert with plenty of fatigue life, and a much better tanker than the E/F Super Hornet with the buddy store, and a useful MPA. Save the wear and tear on the Super Hornets and sheds loads more gas to give.
Wasn’t there an aborted effort to do this 3-4 years ago?
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 03:43
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Anything supersonic with 2 or more engines come to think about it!
Victor then.
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 06:40
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Originally Posted by Pugilistic Animus View Post
I did wrong...I just looked it up... no I've never seen a B36 a B something but definitely not a B 36
I'm adorned in ashes and sack cloth Lol
If it was in the US, B-17, B-24, B-29?
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 06:59
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SAAB Viggen instead of Jaguar and replace Lightning with same ac.

Touch paper light!

KC10 instead of Victor K2 .
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 09:54
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KC10 instead of Victor K2
When I did my flight refuelling course at Marham in 1962 the school already had classroom boards made up with the VC10's fuel distribution system.
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 10:15
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Avro Anson, very under rated, but lovely to fly and very reliable!
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 10:38
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Originally Posted by Pugilistic Animus View Post
I did wrong...I just looked it up... no I've never seen a B36 a B something but definitely not a B 36
I'm adorned in ashes and sack cloth Lol
I was going to ask as you mentioned your noise cancelling headset and B-36 in the same sentence (Noise cancelling wasn't around in that time period)

The XB-70 was quite the beast, not sure Greta would prove it's come back though....

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Old 27th Oct 2020, 11:03
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Shackleton MR 2 - with the pre-tailpipe exhaust stubs.

I'd just love to get covered in that wonderfully odorous water-methanol slime just one more time while clearing out the water-meth tanks. Red face
This thrill was almost equalled by the feeling of sheer joy experienced when chiselling off the exhaust stub nuts on a wet and windy Gib dispersal, a regular event for an engines bod carrying out an after flight servicing when the old grey lady returned without her full complement of stubs.
But it was worth it just to hear the magnificent growl of the four Griffons as she flew past at low level.
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 11:21
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Originally Posted by pasta View Post
Plenty of Blaniks still around, including several for sale if you're keen to scratch that itch; the going rate for airworthy examples seems to be between 15,000-30,000 Euros.

Roll rate still measured in degrees per minute...
Cruel. very cruel ! .....but true.......however, it was great for loops, and stuff, as you just pointed down, , hoiked back and up and over she went
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 11:22
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Civil - VC-10 (or DC-10 tough choice for me)

Mil - Vulcan
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 11:32
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Well if we are allowed to get fanciful...

Single seat Strikemaster with a Mk16 seat, Williams FJ44-4 blower, HUD, inboard drops, outers stressed for 600 pounds, wired for wingtip 9 Lima, and a single BK27 with ammo on the other side via a crossfeed.

A bit silly perhaps but if you could make it for the same price as a Super Tucano.....who knows.
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 12:23
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I can't believe NONE of you have said Spitfire !! I'm disappointed in you all. All go away and think of your actions pls.
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 12:25
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I can't believe NONE of you have said Spitfire !! I'm disappointed in you all. All go away and think of your actions pls.
Oh, I took the Spitfire for granted. XIV, cut down rear fuselage and unclipped...
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 13:08
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The A1D SkyRaider I remember one pilot telling me "it carried so much you could start your own war"
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 15:44
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Fighter / GA and sheer beauty - Hunter
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For fun? The Shackleton, just to watch it "landing" ten feet off the ground for about half of the runway length.
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 16:19
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Originally Posted by pasta View Post
Plenty of Blaniks still around, including several for sale if you're keen to scratch that itch; the going rate for airworthy examples seems to be between 15,000-30,000 Euros.
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Cruel. very cruel ! .....but true.......however, it was great for loops, and stuff, as you just pointed down, , hoiked back and up and over she went
And plenty of room up top





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