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Forum: Jet Blast
12th Dec 2020, 01:11
Replies: 359
Views: 280,529
Posted By Mechta

One for the Douglas Adam fans: ...

One for the Douglas Adam fans:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ0PP0BoOpo
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Nov 2020, 12:10
Replies: 48
Views: 4,920
Posted By Mechta

What to name after the outgoing US President??

Feel free to move to Jetblast if more appropriate.

It has been a tradition for some years to honour ex-presidents by naming some piece of military hardware after them. Ronald Reagan was...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Nov 2020, 22:29
Replies: 22
Views: 3,242
Posted By Mechta

Saw this on Facebook Marketplace tonight, for...

Saw this on Facebook Marketplace tonight, for sale in Carterton, near Oxfordshire's 'top secret' RAF base.

Is this why spotters are known as 'Anoraks'?

...
13th Nov 2020, 22:01
Replies: 96
Views: 52,590
Posted By Mechta

According to this, 83.5 tons of freight: Mentour...

According to this, 83.5 tons of freight: Mentour AN-124 engine failure description (https://mentourpilot.com/antonov-an-124-suffers-uncontained-engine-failure/)
13th Nov 2020, 16:10
Replies: 96
Views: 52,590
Posted By Mechta

The pilot's description of the incident, as...

The pilot's description of the incident, as quoted by Oleksiy Sokolov on 'Mentour Pilot':
12th Nov 2020, 21:56
Replies: 96
Views: 53,156
Posted By Mechta

Jayviator, I was browsing Facebook Marketplace...

Jayviator, I was browsing Facebook Marketplace and saws this Tonka windscreen for sale. Naturally your project came to mind!

Tornado Windscreens on Facebook Marketplace...
10th Nov 2020, 00:16
Replies: 60
Views: 19,927
Posted By Mechta

Biden was said to be joking when he said this. If...

Biden was said to be joking when he said this. If he wasn't, he may prefer not to have an RAF pilot flying him:

Joe Biden: "I'm Irish"
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Nov 2020, 23:37
Replies: 53
Views: 8,527
Posted By Mechta

A combination of strong currents, shipping lanes...

A combination of strong currents, shipping lanes and obstructions sticking a short way out of the water? Maybe the RNLI and Coastguard helicopters have all the custom they need already?
Whilst...
28th Oct 2020, 00:06
Replies: 250
Views: 54,584
Posted By Mechta

Hawker Fury biplane Supermarine Nighthawk. ...

Hawker Fury biplane

Supermarine Nighthawk. Someone's going to have to catch that pigeon.
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Oct 2020, 08:07
Replies: 100
Views: 8,891
Posted By Mechta

Didn't Trump say, last year, something to the...

Didn't Trump say, last year, something to the effect of "We're going to put a man on the Moon by 2025"? That should be possible with the technology to hand if a return journey isn't required.
6th Aug 2020, 20:32
Replies: 99
Views: 26,286
Posted By Mechta

Asturias56, you're supposed to be discouraging...

Asturias56, you're supposed to be discouraging them!
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jul 2020, 22:03
Replies: 28
Views: 3,432
Posted By Mechta

M. Mouse, you're very welcome, I do like a...

M. Mouse, you're very welcome, I do like a mystery to solve. I will enjoy that virtual beer! :)
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jul 2020, 17:27
Replies: 28
Views: 3,432
Posted By Mechta

It looks like a Rochdale ST with an RGS Hardtop....

It looks like a Rochdale ST with an RGS Hardtop. The ST had a very flexible rear body which could be stiffened by adding the hardtop, so for Rochdale's next car, the GT, which was their most...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jul 2020, 01:03
Replies: 92
Views: 8,124
Posted By Mechta

Bordon in Hampshire used to be home to the...

Bordon in Hampshire used to be home to the Longmoor Military Railway, on which the British Army were trained, when armies moved themselves and their equipment by rail. This railway connected Alton...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jun 2020, 00:46
Replies: 83
Views: 9,404
Posted By Mechta

Oh dear, that means the one Girls Aloud song I...

Oh dear, that means the one Girls Aloud song I actually like probably has its days numbered, and what are Australians going to put their beers in now?

Love Machine - Girls Aloud

...
16th Jun 2020, 12:27
Replies: 10
Views: 2,537
Posted By Mechta

Fairey Battle ...

Fairey Battle
...
27th Apr 2020, 12:47
Replies: 2,108
Views: 235,751
Posted By Mechta

fauteuil volant, here it is: Mystery Parasol...

fauteuil volant, here it is:

Mystery Parasol aeroplane with Bitish Anzani V-twin engine (https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=191&t=1864949&i=0)
27th Apr 2020, 02:58
Replies: 2,108
Views: 235,751
Posted By Mechta

fauteuil volant, The fuselage does look slim,...

fauteuil volant, The fuselage does look slim, however as has been said, people were generally slimmer then. I've been in canoes which are narrower than that fuselage, and if it was home built it may...
25th Apr 2020, 20:14
Replies: 2,108
Views: 235,751
Posted By Mechta

I did have a look at the various Lympne trials...

I did have a look at the various Lympne trials aircraft over the years, and as Allan Lupton says, its none of them. I can't find pictures of the unfinished RAE Scirocco, which wasn't ready in time...
24th Apr 2020, 15:41
Replies: 2,108
Views: 235,751
Posted By Mechta

Whilst we are on types unknown to the person...

Whilst we are on types unknown to the person posting it, can anyone identify this aeroplane?

It was posted on another forum (not in a quiz/competition), but so far no positive identifications. The...
24th Apr 2020, 01:13
Replies: 28
Views: 7,955
Posted By Mechta

Gums, Thank you for your reply, I should have...

Gums, Thank you for your reply, I should have addressed the question to both of you in the first place. The reason I am curious is that I spoke to someone from Vietnam a couple of years ago, and the...
23rd Apr 2020, 23:06
Replies: 28
Views: 7,955
Posted By Mechta

Thank you SASLess. It means a lot to read the...

Thank you SASLess. It means a lot to read the words of someone who was there.

Having also stood in front of the Vietnam Memorial and been moved by the sheer number of names on it, it is equally...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2020, 01:47
Replies: 25
Views: 1,853
Posted By Mechta

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/700x456/north_american_xp_82_twin_mustang_44_83887_color__eab6b4714fdd44db667fb3f70d2820c4768c65e6.jpg
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Apr 2020, 01:14
Replies: 76
Views: 6,595
Posted By Mechta

Back in the 1980s I had a cheap cassette of James...

Back in the 1980s I had a cheap cassette of James Bond themes in the car. none were sung by the original artists; the one that stood out though was 'For Your Eyes Only'. The singer achieved a 'cut...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2020, 00:15
Replies: 14,421
Views: 1,399,421
Posted By Mechta

He probably did it like that to be different to...

He probably did it like that to be different to normal stuff on TV, in an effort to get across the unique seriousness of the situation. Plus, from looking at a video of him before all this kicked...
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