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    Vulcan Bomber

    Spitfire

    Lancaster Bomber

    Tornado

    HarrierJump jet


    Seen them all perform at various air shows.

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    Some more bonkers boxhead nazi nutjobbery.

    What is your favourite combat aircraft?-img_20210220_185600-jpg


    The contraption at the front is a Me-109 attached to the cockpitless hull of a Ju-88 with a shaped charge added to the nose and was called a Mistel - german for Mistletoe.

    This particular combination was the Mistel-1.

    The luftwaffe would fly these things to a target and then jettison the payload using explosive bolts to detach and fly home.

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    What I wonder is how you keep all of those models intact with the moving you've done...

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    What model series/brand are these Looper ? Did you buy them assembled ?

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    Any history on the he-111? I haven't seen that style of white camouflage before.

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    My favorite American fighter is the YF-23. (yes it was only a prototype)

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    F off picture glitch. Hang on

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    ^ Didn't that failure to win approval seal the fate for Northrop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    ^ Didn't that failure to win approval seal the fate for Northrop?

    Apparently yes. But the tender was all politics. The YF-23 was a more capable plane

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    ^ Funnily enough, I was working with a few ex Northrop engineers in LA back in the mid 90's and they used to say the same thing.

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    For what it's worth, my favourite is the A10 Warthog. They basically took a 30mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-style autocannon and built the plane around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    What I wonder is how you keep all of those models intact with the moving you've done...
    My superglue mad skillz are well honed Topper. After 2 hours running round the garden making airplane noises to recreate famous historic air battles at the weekend there are invariably repairs to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    What model series/brand are these Looper ? Did you buy them assembled ?
    Various makers Revell, Hasegawa, Tamiya and of course... Airfix! I buy them pre-built from people who are selling from their collections that they have built.

    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Any history on the he-111? I haven't seen that style of white camouflage before.
    No flies on Troy...

    That is not in fact a historically accurate camouflage scheme and is more a work of art.

    It is a fictional imagination for a fantasy winter scheme, but quite eye catching I think.

    That rarely encountered intersection between artistic creativity and ruthlessly efficient 3rd Reich engineering

    Should have put it in Nigel's thread


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    Lot's of modern almost fly themselves gear out there but for this old git, this baby was, like Ali, the greastest of all time.


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    ^ Those things were state of the art for their time.

    Gotta give it to the su 35 for being the most maneuverable plane in the business. This is a 20 ton plane


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    ^ Kind of it to be a sitting duck for several seconds.

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    Today's additions to the squadron: My first Ar-96, my second Si-204 and my 3rd Ar-234 Blitz - this one has the 4 BMW engines but no Mistel-V1 riding shotgun. Nice cockipit detailing. It must have been the craziest plane to fly. Strapped into a tiny glass bulb nose-cockpit at the front of a tiny 4 jet bomber with barely any elbow-room to move.

    What is your favourite combat aircraft?-img_20210301_200547-jpg


    The minx can almost see over the top of her car with her platform sandals on.

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    I saw this terrible beauty a couple weeks ago.

    What is your favourite combat aircraft?-b52-png

    It flew a round-trip all the way from Guam non-stop via 3 air refuels. It did three circuits of the airfield then returned home. It didn't come very low, the engines were loud enough at the height it was at, so I'd imagine that was a safety thing.

    An impressive beast.
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    This one was flying above TescoLotus2 in Korat a couple of days ago...


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    ^Looks like one of the Thai air forces F-16 fighting falcons. 16 of them stationed at Korat air base.

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    I was sitting in a boat just off Koh Phi Phi when two F-16s came flying in low. The only time I've seen one/two in real life.

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    ^ They've been doing manoeuvres over our house the last couple of days. I've been trying to get a better pic but by the time you hear them coming and get the phone camera ready it's too late and they've gone again.

    They make a hell of a noise as well... we lost a chicken yesterday and I reckon it may have died of fright.

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    Back to Lopper's OP, I grew up next door to the F111, at the same time the RAAF had the Phantoms, I remember the Phantoms landing with a parachute and the F1's afterburner, The RAAF did get a lip bashing several times from the local media about broken windows after F1 low fly overs.
    As kids at the time we loved them, especially when we saw them with the wings swept and and heard the popping.
    The old man was an engine fitter in the RAAF at that time, took us into a "test cell" to see an engine being tested, the sound was astonishing even through ear muffs.
    This came up on YT today which brought me back to this thread,and those memories, The F111 has quite a story to it in Aus.


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    F111's sink a drug smuggling ship.


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