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23rd Dec 2021, 23:44
Replies: 27
Views: 7,238

Two things occur to me (sitting comfortably in an...

Two things occur to me (sitting comfortably in an armchair of course): (1) If the rudder was hard over and unmovable, would it be possible to kill the power on one side to create asymmetric thrust to...
23rd Dec 2021, 23:23
Replies: 27
Views: 5,866

My girlfriend's fit not sure about reindeer...

My girlfriend's fit

not sure about reindeer . . . but to each his own :p
5th Dec 2021, 17:59
Replies: 13
Views: 4,334

A jump plane with seats???!!?!???!???!! We...

A jump plane with seats???!!?!???!???!!

We barely had a seat for the pilot!
5th Dec 2021, 17:55
Replies: 10
Views: 2,303

thanks for the replies

thanks for the replies
5th Dec 2021, 13:35
Replies: 10
Views: 2,303

​​​​​​​Photo reconnaissance sorties

I was looking at some of the Peenemunde photographs and I noticed how the shadows made it so much easier to identify the launch tower and that the blast pit was cut into the ground and it got me...
2nd Oct 2021, 17:58
Replies: 37
Views: 4,887

Always interesting to play Historical What If ...

Always interesting to play Historical What If

I have read that Hitler's ultimate goal was to attack and defeat Russia (or Communism if you prefer) and it seems logical that the first strike would...
1st Oct 2021, 22:44
Replies: 37
Views: 4,887

I've often wondered if Chamberlain knew exactly...

I've often wondered if Chamberlain knew exactly what he was doing when he held up the piece of paper. That he knew it would be the end of not only his political career, but also his reputation, but...
29th Aug 2021, 16:48
Replies: 41
Views: 9,845

Both pictures show the Type A1 roundel which as...

Both pictures show the Type A1 roundel which as everyone knows ;) was on all camouflaged surfaces from 1937 to 1939 ... March 1939 IIRC




... ok I looked it up on Wikipedia, but I'm surprised...
15th Jul 2021, 00:22
Replies: 20
Views: 2,919

They probably use those small N Numbers because...

They probably use those small N Numbers because there isn't enough real estate to paint a 'normal' one :}

I was driving home from work here in Texas one day a few years ago and saw one parked in a...
13th Jul 2021, 02:47
Replies: 35
Views: 7,574

I've seen films of the North Atlantic convoys and...

I've seen films of the North Atlantic convoys and can say without a doubt that I just wouldn't want to be on a ship that keeps disappearing under mountains of water, so cold that it'd kill you within...
13th Jul 2021, 02:34
Replies: 23
Views: 11,864

Think how bad it would have been without the knee...

Think how bad it would have been without the knee pads
13th Jul 2021, 02:33
Replies: 90
Views: 13,186

Ah. See I knew it'd be worth asking here ...

Ah. See I knew it'd be worth asking here

Both look pretty much the same from the ground to a small boy

Thanks
13th Jul 2021, 00:04
Replies: 90
Views: 13,186

I grew up in Blackpool and we had regular flights...

I grew up in Blackpool and we had regular flights into a(and I suppose out of) Squire's Gate

This would be late 60s and most of the 70s and AFAIK, they were F27s, but then again, I could be wrong...
12th Jul 2021, 23:23
Replies: 23
Views: 11,864

It depends on how much he got out. Maybe it was...

It depends on how much he got out. Maybe it was enough to slow him down a little and the roof did the rest (not that that wouldn't hurt mind). I saw a double malfunction on video of Bridge Day and...
6th Jul 2021, 21:15
Replies: 12
Views: 3,212

What frightens me is the prospect of that...

What frightens me is the prospect of that happening in the west. Different religion maybe, but similar results

... and maybe, given European history, I should add the word "again" in there...
6th Jul 2021, 20:29
Replies: 47
Views: 7,854

It wasn't spotted on the Typhoon where the flag...

It wasn't spotted on the Typhoon where the flag was painted underneath, but the port and starboard wings were mirror images of each other, so one was always wrong regardless of where the pole was
...
6th Jul 2021, 18:38
Replies: 47
Views: 7,854

wait ... the stbd side is correct, so I assume...

wait ... the stbd side is correct, so I assume the port side is wrong


well on reflection (no pun intended) the Americans do show the back of the flag on the starboard side so maybe you're right
29th Jun 2021, 13:49
Replies: 2
Views: 1,898

well that's a novel approach. About tome someone...

well that's a novel approach. About tome someone though of that.

I read World War Three by ... damn I forget now. But the plot was that there had been a limited nuclear exchange between the US and...
28th Jun 2021, 16:31
Replies: 152
Views: 39,150

Not the first time that Bigot documents have been...

Not the first time that Bigot documents have been left lying around - though at least last time it was in the back of a taxi ... who takes the bus? Are salaries really that bad?

Perhaps we should...
28th Jun 2021, 15:46
Replies: 9
Views: 2,650

I don't know, but it looks like she's spilt most...

I don't know, but it looks like she's spilt most of it on the tarmac
27th Jun 2021, 21:08
Replies: 51
Views: 40,140

Is it just me, or does the guy on the left look...

Is it just me, or does the guy on the left look like Oliver Hardy?
...
26th Jun 2021, 05:55
Replies: 85
Views: 24,629

I grew up in Blackpool and there was one that...

I grew up in Blackpool and there was one that flew in and out of Squires Gate regularly for a while. Probably early seventies
10th Jun 2021, 16:28
Replies: 14
Views: 4,491

I never understood why the Constellation has a...

I never understood why the Constellation has a humpy back - that had to make it a lot more difficult to manufacture in comparison to a continual cross section

As for Mach 4 ... what's the point?...
2nd Jun 2021, 21:21
Replies: 57
Views: 11,486

ironic but that exactly what a Russian spy would...

ironic but that exactly what a Russian spy would say ... and exactly HOW HE'D SAY IT :=

now if you'd written "I am not a Russian spy . . ."
2nd Jun 2021, 20:09
Replies: 117
Views: 26,722

If times ever got tough, "The Black Pearl...

If times ever got tough, "The Black Pearl arriving in Gibraltar" ...

https://photo-assets.superyachttimes.com/photo/30000/image/large-ff4b1d81478d724dd2f6164a06f8a14f.jpg


... could always...
2nd Jun 2021, 17:38
Replies: 89
Views: 20,097

...as for the very first picture (not that my...

...as for the very first picture (not that my opinion counts mind) - my first impression was that it looks like it's part of the British Airways fleet
...
2nd Jun 2021, 17:33
Replies: 89
Views: 20,097

How come nobody has noticed they got the flag...

How come nobody has noticed they got the flag backwards ? :ugh:

Look at Starboard underneath and Port on top

Here's the real thing (well at least until Scotland leaves ;))
...
22nd May 2021, 17:12
Replies: 43
Views: 6,238

Vanished airfields

I've lived here in Texas for quite a while now so was aware of a few of these, but was surprised at how many airports there used to be, I found a 1967 map at a garage sale and saw quite a few listed...
14th Apr 2021, 15:32
Replies: 19
Views: 5,821

On a similar note - in the civilian world, why...

On a similar note - in the civilian world, why have equipment suppliers like North Face started putting their name on the back of the right shoulder?

How weird is that?
13th Apr 2021, 13:59
Replies: 11
Views: 3,150

Why would it be a legal requirement? If you were...

Why would it be a legal requirement? If you were opening a bank account or a credit card I could see it, but Google?

Just give them any old date - but make sure you remember what it was. Make it...
13th Apr 2021, 13:55
Replies: 9
Views: 1,906

"Exit codes"??? what do you mean by Exit codes? ...

"Exit codes"??? what do you mean by Exit codes?

I thought this was going to be a list of the ways to get out of the dreaded VRU when calling a company. Someone somewhere has compiled a list of...
7th Apr 2021, 18:24
Replies: 136
Views: 29,364

What about the Mistel...

What about the Mistel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistel)?
5th Apr 2021, 03:21
Replies: 28
Views: 5,485

Obviously a fake ... because you can clearly see...

Obviously a fake ... because you can clearly see the cell phone in her pocket! :p
3rd Apr 2021, 22:54
Replies: 136
Views: 29,364

Do I win a prize for the XF- (there you go, I...

Do I win a prize for the XF- (there you go, I added the hyphen) 85 Goblin?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_XF-85_Goblin#/media/File:McDonnell_XF-85_Goblin.svg

Not so much an...
3rd Apr 2021, 17:53
Replies: 22
Views: 3,779

I saw the documentary about the Kee Bird. Very...

I saw the documentary about the Kee Bird. Very sad and I have to say the "recovery" team did not appear in a good light


...and yes WITH a hyphen then (sigh) :ugh:
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