Cold War Aviation Porn

Discussion in 'transport' started by JuanTwoThree, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Back to the mug-shot

  2. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    Will watch that, I don't remember seeing it last time around.

    Saw this hooning around on Saturday. Sorry I've messed with colour and stuck a filter on. I don't usually but I was feeling playful and wasn't pissed at all honest.....

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  3. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

  4. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    Top thread idea!

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  5. Lancman

    Lancman Well-Known Member

    Doing what the Nimrod did. Nimrod low level.jpg
     
  6. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Back to the mug-shot



    English Electric Lightning rotating.
     
  7. kebabking

    kebabking Not a Girly Swot, but I like them....

    Is the point where it ran out of fuel and had to land?
     
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  8. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Back to the mug-shot

    It was an interceptor. Nobody said anything about necessarily getting back alive. I think it had about ten minutes of contact over the North Sea. Much longer and the pilot would be in the sea!
     
  9. OzT

    OzT Online early mornings when at work ....

    Can anyone remember where was that place in Russia the Top Gear people went to where they had parked up heapsa cold war planes to just rust away?

    Be good to see photos of those planes there, just the numbers. I remember being impressed when they showed it for about 30 seconds on telly
     
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  10. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    Wasn't that Albania?
     
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  11. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

  12. OzT

    OzT Online early mornings when at work ....

    Ah thanks spitfire . Well Russina planes them in one of their states :)

    But from that got th ename of the airfield, Kuçovë Air Base

    Cheers!!
     
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  13. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    I always loved the look of the Lookheed F-104 Starfighter - The stubby wings just make it look hard - 'wings, pah! I'm a Starfighter'

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    Looks straight out of Captain Scarlet:

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  14. dessiato

    dessiato I have earned the right to sing the blues

    Living near Binbrook I grew up with Lightnings. I was there for the last Lighting air show, and for the last day of flying at the base. I miss them still.
     
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  15. OzT

    OzT Online early mornings when at work ....

    also called the widow make I believe cause it was always crashing (F-104)
     
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  16. OzT

    OzT Online early mornings when at work ....

    you see them in museums now and always amaze me cause they just seem to be one large empty tube with a cockpit on top!
     
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  17. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    Yeah those stubby wings may have been problematic...but...phwoar!
     
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  18. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    I'm sure I saw it referred to as a lawn dart more than once.
     
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  19. dessiato

    dessiato I have earned the right to sing the blues

    What was the Luftwaffe aircraft that regularly crashed when in a ground attack roll? One of my relations had one along with a SAAB, a couple of Lightnings, and a Ford RS 200.
     
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  20. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    A few pilots crashed when attempting the Touch roll touch in the F104 which was a Luftwaffe plane.

    F-104 Starfighter Veterans on the Ongena Touch-Roll-Touch Maneuver



    (I have a feeling I may have heard this information from DownwardDog before and am just parroting it)
     
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  21. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

  22. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    The F-104G did have an appalling accident record in Luftwaffe hands including wiping out a four ship fly by meant to celebrate its entry into service. It was a combination of a lack of fast jet experience in the Luftwaffe, German weather and using it in a low level attack role. They ended up crashing over 200 of them. The RAF crashed a similar proportion of its EE Lightnings without the mitigating factors of the Luftwaffe/F-104 situation...

    Other European air forces (Belgium, Italy, Netherlands) did just fine with the Starfighter - by the standards of the time.
     
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  23. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!


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  24. kebabking

    kebabking Not a Girly Swot, but I like them....

    I think I've read that the RAF has lost about five thousand aircraft in accidents since 1945 - they were getting to 300 a year in the 40's and 50's...

    Even now, something like 20% of the number of a particular aircraft bought are bought as attrition replacements.
     
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  25. Idris2002

    Idris2002 halle bleibt stolz

    It was a flying death trap, and Lockheed were only able to flog it via massive bribery.
     
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  26. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    The old joke was that if you wanted a Starfighter, you should just buy a patch of land and be patient.
     
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  27. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Lots of hardcore Cold War aviation porn and a lot more at the Luftwaffenmuseum - the former RAF Gatow in Berlin:

    Could this be the ultimate Cold War aircraft? A Luftwaffe Mig-29!

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    A squadron of brand new planes fell into Western hands at reunification.

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    And if you like missiles, you have a unique connection of NATO and Warsaw Pact systems side by side:

    Part of the Eastern Side:

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    Part of the Western Side:

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    And lots and lots of F104-Gs in different configurations! :D
     
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  28. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    I was always very taken with the BS638/BS641 wraparound cammo the RAF used in the 60s and 70s. It looked particularly warry on the Jaguar.

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    The Wildenrath "Battle Flight" F-4s also looked great with the BS637/BS626/BS627 scheme and a dash of colour.

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  29. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Posted before but this is my favourite Starfighter. Again, from Gatow, its the F104-G ZELL (Zero Length Launch), the "We don't need runways" version!

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    Fuck Captain Scarlet - Captain LOCKHEED is where its at!



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  30. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    :cool: Cooler than the Cold War

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