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Tim

Old planes

While I was Dahn Saarth I visited the Air Museum at Newark.

Vulcan







Saab Viggen



Fairey Gannet



A rare 2 seater Lightning



The comlicated bit of a Shackleton



English Electric Canberra







I've got more pictures but it took about 20 minutes for photobucket to upload these ones.
Matt

I'm not a plane 'fan' by any means, but I certainly like the shapes. Is that the Vulcan that flew last year?
Boxer6

Funny, but when you haven't seen even a picture of a Vulcan for a while, you forget just how friggin' BIG they are!

Nice pics Tim...... did you resize them (down) before you uploaded them to PB? It doesn't like huge file sizes very much, I've found.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Lovely stuff. I should know this, but what's the plane behind the Lightning?
DradusContact

Boxer6 wrote:
Funny, but when you haven't seen even a picture of a Vulcan for a while, you forget just how friggin' BIG they are!

Nice pics Tim...... did you resize them (down) before you uploaded them to PB? It doesn't like huge file sizes very much, I've found.


Was just thinking that, behemoth it is.
DetmoldDick

Dr. Hfuhruhurr wrote:
Lovely stuff. I should know this, but what's the plane behind the Lightning?


I reckon it's an F100 Super Sabre

Tim

Dr. Hfuhruhurr wrote:
Lovely stuff. I should know this, but what's the plane behind the Lightning?


I think it might be an F86 Sabre.
Tim

Boxer6 wrote:
Funny, but when you haven't seen even a picture of a Vulcan for a while, you forget just how friggin' BIG they are!


Strange because whenever I see a Vulcan I'm always surprised that it doesn't look as big as I think it should.

The one at Duxford looked even smaller - probably because it's crammed in amongst other planes.


Boxer6 wrote:

Nice pics Tim...... did you resize them (down) before you uploaded them to PB? It doesn't like huge file sizes very much, I've found.


No, they're whatever size the camera took them at.
PB really wasn't impressed.
DradusContact

Not one of mine (of course) but a cracking picture none the less while were on about planes



When the engines are as big as the planes body you know it means business.
Tim

I've got about 50 photos of the one of those parked at Duxford DC but until I resize them I won't be posting them up.
DradusContact

TimR wrote:
I've got about 50 photos of the one of those parked at Duxford DC but until I resize them I won't be posting them up.


I am really up for a visit there aftering seeing 12'ths pictures a while back.
Tim

Just for you here's one and it even shows the engines.

DradusContact

Why are all the best planes no longer flying?  
Tim

Cost probably.

While we were at Duxford there was some American 2 seater WW2 thing flying and in the late afternoon there was a Merlin engined ME 109 doing low passes
Tim

DradusContact

My favorite WWII airplane is American (like most of my favorites)

The p38 Lightening

DarthBalls

TimR wrote:
Just for you here's one and it even shows the engines.



Shame that woman walked into shot.
Boxer6

DarthBalls wrote:
TimR wrote:
Just for you here's one and it even shows the engines.



Shame that woman walked into shot.






 
Tim

Boxer6 wrote:
DarthBalls wrote:
TimR wrote:
Just for you here's one and it even shows the engines.



Shame that woman walked into shot.






 


Awful but when I looked she had a fairly large chest
boc70

Matt wrote:
I'm not a plane 'fan' by any means, but I certainly like the shapes. Is that the Vulcan that flew last year?


No - that was XH558, which I saw nearly fly at the 2008 Waddington airshow, but which got grounded last-minute.
Mike Amos

The mystery aircraft is an F100 super sabre.  The F86 is a deal smaller/chunkier and the F100 was the first aircraft to achieve mach 1 in level flight.

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