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26th Oct 2020, 23:33
Replies: 96
Views: 12,168
Posted By tartare

The Boeing 2707 :E I know - it never really...

The Boeing 2707 :E
I know - it never really `was' in the first place.
But just imagine - what a noise...!
23rd Oct 2020, 23:53
Replies: 25
Views: 5,516
Posted By tartare

Remarkable there weren't more deaths - real seat...

Remarkable there weren't more deaths - real seat of the pants stuff when it was all analogue.
Was thrust split between the main nozzles fore and aft to control pitch in hover and low speed flight,...
22nd Oct 2020, 22:04
Replies: 63
Views: 19,729
Posted By tartare

Absolutely - that's gold! He's even got the mad...

Absolutely - that's gold!
He's even got the mad staring eyes.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Oct 2020, 04:33
Replies: 21
Views: 1,708
Posted By tartare

Another Havana syndrome attack?

This time in Orstraya?
https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/russia-accused-of-mysterious-havana-syndrome-attacks-on-cia-officials-visiting-australia-20201021-p567dd.html
22nd Oct 2020, 03:10
Replies: 63
Views: 19,729
Posted By tartare

Have a read of the list of sorties on 21 May...

Have a read of the list of sorties on 21 May alone in this entry:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_San_Carlos_(1982)
Far from boring... as I'm sure many of those who were actually there...
21st Oct 2020, 22:33
Replies: 63
Views: 19,729
Posted By tartare

Hopefully Mog. To be clear - when I said film -...

Hopefully Mog.
To be clear - when I said film - I meant a full dramatic production.
It was the first air sea war - very significant.
CGI is now good enough to portray Sea Harriers, Skyhawks and...
21st Oct 2020, 07:47
Replies: 63
Views: 19,729
Posted By tartare

I wish someone would make a Falklands film. So...

I wish someone would make a Falklands film.
So many great stories.
I know Hollywood wouldn't touch it... too controversial...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Oct 2020, 02:36
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By tartare

Electric Hummer

Hoo frikkin ahhh!!
The beast is back.
With typically restrained and understated `murican marketing video.
https://www.gmc.com/electric-truck/hummer-ev
Now - I wonder how the greenies will object...
20th Oct 2020, 21:47
Replies: 28
Views: 5,492
Posted By tartare

Sea wasn't that calm on the day of my jolly!! ...

Sea wasn't that calm on the day of my jolly!!
The one thing they don't seem to be able to reproduce is that weird sensation of bobbing around like a light plane, even though the landscape is moving...
16th Oct 2020, 00:05
Replies: 15
Views: 3,117
Posted By tartare

Crikey, it really does look like a flying wheat...

Crikey, it really does look like a flying wheat silo.
Here's hoping they've got their math right and that it can withstand max-Q.
The way back down sounds interesting as well - no heatshield -...
15th Oct 2020, 02:13
Replies: 35
Views: 26,798
Posted By tartare

Regardless of being real, or just an R/C...

Regardless of being real, or just an R/C aircraft, whoever is at the controls is a flaming eejit...
14th Oct 2020, 06:15
Replies: 5
Views: 2,455
Posted By tartare

That is a cracking story Gums. Real boys own...

That is a cracking story Gums.
Real boys own stuff.
13th Oct 2020, 22:18
Replies: 89
Views: 21,246
Posted By tartare

Great pictures - but where's the bang??!!!

Great pictures - but where's the bang??!!!
12th Oct 2020, 23:24
Replies: 3
Views: 2,130
Posted By tartare

Hmmm. Am aware of someone down here in Oz who...

Hmmm.
Am aware of someone down here in Oz who holds a contract to develop Laser sailing dinghy sized unmanned vessels for purposes which cannot be talked about...
12th Oct 2020, 23:18
Replies: 705
Views: 235,534
Posted By tartare

Very interesting reading. ...

Very interesting reading.
https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1013&context=cmsi-red-books
One passage stands out:

The existing amphibious fleet apparently is considered...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Oct 2020, 00:30
Replies: 12,594
Views: 1,809,751
Posted By tartare

So true. In quick succession last week, boat...

So true.
In quick succession last week, boat steering shat itself, clothes dryer went on the fritz and oven thermostat died.
Big bill, but first world problems.
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Oct 2020, 05:17
Replies: 11
Views: 1,161
Posted By tartare

Indeed. Much emulated by many of the shredders...

Indeed.
Much emulated by many of the shredders of today.
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Oct 2020, 06:31
Replies: 3,880
Views: 174,443
Posted By tartare

Apologies for aviation content - E-6B is airborne.

Apologies for aviation content - E-6B is airborne.
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Oct 2020, 05:06
Replies: 3,880
Views: 174,443
Posted By tartare

Yep - breaking across US media now.

Yep - breaking across US media now.
2nd Oct 2020, 00:23
Replies: 113
Views: 31,552
Posted By tartare

Many, many moons ago a younger Tartare in...

Many, many moons ago a younger Tartare in journalist disguise was told by the then head of Boeing Commercial Airplanes on a visit to Orstraya that they didn't believe in the hub and spoke model....
1st Oct 2020, 00:51
Replies: 705
Views: 235,534
Posted By tartare

So the plucky little British Army will go up...

So the plucky little British Army will go up against the PLA.
Good luck with that...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Sep 2020, 10:26
Replies: 12,594
Views: 1,809,751
Posted By tartare

I always thought the NZ newspaper headline...

I always thought the NZ newspaper headline announcing the breakdown of the country's sole production line was rather good.
Marmageddon.
30th Sep 2020, 06:52
Replies: 252
Views: 91,501
Posted By tartare

Possibly a 5th generation fighter...?

Possibly a 5th generation fighter...?
30th Sep 2020, 04:08
Replies: 252
Views: 91,501
Posted By tartare

Picture here of the Herc after a forced landing...

Picture here of the Herc after a forced landing in a field!
https://news.usni.org/2020/09/29/marine-f-35b-crashes-after-collision-with-kc-130-over-california-all-aircrew-recovered-safely
and more...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Sep 2020, 22:59
Replies: 12,594
Views: 1,809,751
Posted By tartare

He was flying an LS7. Now, to return the thread...

He was flying an LS7.
Now, to return the thread to it's proper non-aviation related purpose.
I note that the long-running My beautiful Weber thread (which Tartare initially thought related to...
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