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spitfire

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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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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
 

spitfire

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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
Wasn't that Albania?
 

OzT

Online early mornings when at work ....
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.
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!
 

dessiato

Proudly European.
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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DownwardDog

Riding a Brompton with a power meter.
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)
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.
 

pogofish

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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!



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








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

Part of the Eastern Side:



Part of the Western Side:



And lots and lots of F104-Gs in different configurations! :D
 
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pogofish

Testicle Hairstyle
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'

Looks straight out of Captain Scarlet:
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!



Fuck Captain Scarlet - Captain LOCKHEED is where its at!


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