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18th Jan 2019, 13:35
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By CNH

What an extraordinary video. Thanks very much...

What an extraordinary video. Thanks very much indeed.

Now - can I ask? Vampire vs late mark Spitfire? Who would have the advantage and why? [Speed is not everything ...]
7th Jan 2019, 14:11
Replies: 97
Views: 19,950
Posted By CNH

" Elbeflugzeugwerke some 60 years after the...

" Elbeflugzeugwerke some 60 years after the appalling destruction of their city had, shall we say, 'other' names for Harris... "

To which you should have replied: 'Warsaw, Rotterdam, Coventry,...
29th Nov 2018, 11:21
Replies: 16
Views: 1,473
Posted By CNH

What makes you think it would be better than the...

What makes you think it would be better than the original?
25th Oct 2018, 13:33
Replies: 340
Views: 64,508
Posted By CNH

Nope. Concorde would have suffered from all the...

Nope. Concorde would have suffered from all the problems that the V bombers and the AVRO 730 did - namely, vulnerability to SAMs.

Have you looked at the turning circle of Concorde? And the height...
28th Sep 2018, 11:25
Replies: 32
Views: 3,546
Posted By CNH

Another somewhat obscure 'codeword' in WWII...

Another somewhat obscure 'codeword' in WWII logbooks was 'Gardening'. Nothing to do with digging out weeds, but minelaying, in particular on the approaches to the Elbe.
16th Mar 2018, 22:54
Replies: 7
Views: 1,984
Posted By CNH

I'm almost sure there's a Constellation in the...

I'm almost sure there's a Constellation in the Science Museum Wroughton outpost.
3rd Dec 2017, 23:12
Replies: 12
Views: 2,059
Posted By CNH

By the time of cancellation, the design of the...

By the time of cancellation, the design of the launcher was very well advanced, but no firm decisions had been taken as to where they might have have been sited. There had been a large number of...
30th Nov 2017, 22:44
Replies: 12
Views: 2,059
Posted By CNH

60 underground silos.

60 underground silos.
30th Nov 2017, 19:39
Replies: 12
Views: 2,059
Posted By CNH

As part of the report that cancelled Blue Streak,...

As part of the report that cancelled Blue Streak, it was estimated that between 300 and 400 missiles with 3MT warheads and a cep of 0.55 miles would take out all the silos.
How realistic a scenario...
25th Jan 2017, 22:36
Replies: 106
Views: 13,928
Posted By CNH

"anything built by Saunders Roe after WW2 that...

"anything built by Saunders Roe after WW2 that was meant to go more than a few inches above the surface."

A touch unfair.
They were asked to build various aircraft by the Government. They did,...
24th Oct 2016, 02:04
Replies: 70
Views: 16,048
Posted By CNH

I've one story to tell about the Twin Pioneer,...

I've one story to tell about the Twin Pioneer, but it's a rather sad one.

Apparently some CCF cadets went up for an Air Experience flight in one - I think the year was 1966, and the airfield may...
8th Oct 2016, 22:21
Replies: 24
Views: 5,795
Posted By CNH

Thanks to research by the gentleman who has...

Thanks to research by the gentleman who has recently produced a book on the Wellington, Father has finally found out who it was.
7th Oct 2016, 23:48
Replies: 24
Views: 5,795
Posted By CNH

My father, who has just celebrated his 95th...

My father, who has just celebrated his 95th birthday, had a mid air collision in cloud with a Spitfire. At the time he was flying a twin engined aircraft (Hampden? Wellington?).

He managed to land...
16th Aug 2016, 19:48
Replies: 53
Views: 10,492
Posted By CNH

They were accurate enough at Coventry.

They were accurate enough at Coventry.
26th Jul 2016, 20:09
Replies: 12
Views: 6,090
Posted By CNH

My father was sent out to bomb them in Brest. He...

My father was sent out to bomb them in Brest. He was flying Hampdens from 49 Squadron.

He told me they flow south until they found Portland Bill, turned to Ushant, then into Brest - but the smoke...
21st May 2016, 21:07
Replies: 79
Views: 316,521
Posted By CNH

I wouldn't say that I knew Eric well, but we were...

I wouldn't say that I knew Eric well, but we were acquainted. I remember an event at Cosford, where there was a dinner in the evening. Towards the end of the evening, we got talking, and he had had a...
19th Apr 2015, 18:15
Replies: 11
Views: 5,399
Posted By CNH

Hawke 61-64. You might have been taught...

Hawke 61-64.

You might have been taught maths by my father, Freddie Hill.
18th Apr 2015, 19:01
Replies: 11
Views: 5,399
Posted By CNH

'The aircraft was flown by Capt Z Boskovic of...

'The aircraft was flown by Capt Z Boskovic of CBV.'

And I attended the same school as Boskovic's son. Small world.
20th Mar 2015, 23:49
Replies: 26
Views: 8,936
Posted By CNH

"The first British plane with nuclear...

"The first British plane with nuclear capabilities flew during The Cold War; its called the Fairey Gannet and was used to fight the Russians."

In one word: bollocks.
30th Jan 2015, 23:05
Replies: 29
Views: 5,949
Posted By CNH

Come on - don't you know the aphorism? ...

Come on - don't you know the aphorism?

"History is written by the victors."
20th Jan 2015, 00:20
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By CNH

Obsolescent by the time war came, and designed...

Obsolescent by the time war came, and designed for a role which didn't really exist. People realised quite rapidly that bombers shouldn't try to mix it with fighters.

My father, who is still...
7th Dec 2014, 00:18
Replies: 63
Views: 32,645
Posted By CNH

They seem to be painted white - why? Or is it a...

They seem to be painted white - why? Or is it a trick of the b&w film?
30th Sep 2014, 21:01
Replies: 32
Views: 6,576
Posted By CNH

Sorry, but Black Arrow was cancelled for two...

Sorry, but Black Arrow was cancelled for two reasons:
1. its payload was minimal;
2. there were no UK satellites to be launched.
24th Jun 2014, 20:06
Replies: 2
Views: 1,511
Posted By CNH

A mistake they will come to regret.

A mistake they will come to regret.
25th May 2014, 21:15
Replies: 27
Views: 20,428
Posted By CNH

Nowt like hindsight, is there?

Nowt like hindsight, is there?
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