Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!

Nat_WA

Thinking of a new line... Ow, that hurts
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Quite a lot of Merlin V12 engines :) (RR or under licence...)
Very nice set @Roo - good to see those machines flying, if only for a short while (and in pictures for all viewers) (y)
Wiebe.
 
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Roo

EOS Rebel T7i
Sep 12, 2013
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Quite a lot of Merlin V12 engines :) (RR or under licence...)
Very nice set @Roo - good to see those machines flying, if only for a short while (and in pictures for all viewers) (y)
Wiebe.
Thanks Wiebe. It was great to see all those flying together and very rare for down here. 72 cylinders in the air via the 4 Merlins (RR/Packard) and 2 Allisons.
 
Apr 3, 2013
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Hi Roo.
Another great set, the head on shot is really nice.
I guess we are spoiled here as we often have 72 cylinders, 1 Lancaster a Spitfire and a Hurricane! :) We also routinely have solitary Spitfires (not always the same one) fly over our home, they often linger and we can hear them wheeling and turning even when we can’t see them. The problem is every time I grab my camera it ruins it for everyone else as they never hang around for a photo! :rolleyes:
A real shame about the Hurricane being withdrawn from the display, we had the same with the Vulcan at Goodwood, a fuel leak ended the flypast before it began but that was her last visit to the south coast before being withdrawn from flight permanently. :( I’ll wager that you get another look at the Hurricane. :)

Cheers, Graham.
 
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Roo

EOS Rebel T7i
Sep 12, 2013
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Thanks Graham and Click!

We only have 2 airworthy Spitfires and the solitary Hurricane, which we were very lucky to see as they don't like to stray too far from home with it. Hopefully another Spitfire or 2 will be returned to the air fairly soon.

Cessna A-37B Dragonfly
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Gloster Meteor F.8 - currently the only airworthy single seat variant in the world.
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Apr 3, 2013
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Hi Roo.
Wow, that is one heavily loaded machine given its size.
Gloster Meteor, now that is just oneupmanship! ;)
Very nice shots and I’m really surprised that you only have 2 airworthy Spitfires, is that for the whole country, the state (if that is the correct term) or some other area, not so surprised about the Hurricane, it has very much been the underdog to the Spitfire. :( I guess it doesn’t help that the Hurricane is not so aesthetically pleasing or iconic as the Spitfire?

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks Graham and Click!

We only have 2 airworthy Spitfires and the solitary Hurricane, which we were very lucky to see as they don't like to stray too far from home with it. Hopefully another Spitfire or 2 will be returned to the air fairly soon.

Cessna A-37B Dragonfly


Gloster Meteor F.8 - currently the only airworthy single seat variant in the world.
 
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