Cold War Aviation Porn

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

  1. Idris2002

    Idris2002 halle bleibt stolz

    Here, pogofish, sounds like you might know the answer to this one - is it true that well into the 1960s Taiwan would stage hit and run bombing raids on the PRC coast?
     
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  2. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Into the late 1950s, yes, although air raids on major cities in China (Shanghai!) ceased after the first Straits Crisis (1955 IIRC?) - The second Straits Crisis (1958) included air raids on lesser/more military targets on the coast but after that it was mostly cross-staits artillery, which eventually ended-up with them firing shells full of propaganda leaflets rather than charges, which continued well into the 1970s
     
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  3. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

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  4. A380

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

  5. A380

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

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    Bristol 188
     
  6. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Back to the mug-shot

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    Cross Classic Century, it just needs two fucking massive jet engines strapped to either side.
     
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  8. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

  9. steveo87

    steveo87 Procrastinating for....a while

    Saab Draken
     
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  10. Lancman

    Lancman Well-Known Member

    Careful photographic analysis of some of those tall ships used sometimes to reveal some very interesting antennae hidden in the rigging.
     
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  11. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

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    A couple of images of F15s covering Shuttle launches, they flew the air support out of Seymore Johnson AFB to enforce a no fly zone during the launch.
     
  12. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

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    13 September 1985, an F15 succesfully engaging and destroying a satellite. Solwind P78-1. The weapon was later shelved but it was an era when fighting a war in space was taken seriously by the two superpowers.
    Puts some countries recent efforts of having to wait for launch windows with orbital class vehicles into perspective.
    It was not even the first aircraft to be able to take out a satellite. In terms of using a sledgehammer to crack a nut....
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    This is Bold Orion, an early anti satellite weapon that made a near intercept of Explorer 6 when launched from a B47, the test had no warhead but the theory was they could get close enough to detonate a thermonuclear warhead and kill a few hundred kgs of metal and solar cells.
     
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  13. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

    Robert Goddard's widow successfully sued the US government for patent violation on some of that tech. Goddard had been communicating with Obreth and the Germans had someone reading his mail for a while. Most of the technology was theirs and their rocket was an incredible achievement. But on a vastly smaller scale, the core ideas were worked out by someone who was never funded much beyond a garden shed hobbyist.
     
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  14. A380

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  15. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Back to the mug-shot

    Or six underneath.
     
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    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

  17. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

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  18. kebabking

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

  19. existentialist

    existentialist Girly swot

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  20. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    I don't think a Buccaneer has ever been past 550 at low level. It will do it for a very long time though!

    It's also the only tactical fast jet (I can think of) that won't loop.
     
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  21. A380

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  22. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    That's actually a Russian fighter that the Yanks stole. The Focksiizs Wingzavpdroptov blueprints we stolen during an Avon meeting in California in May 1984.
     
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  23. A380

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  24. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Back to the mug-shot

  25. A380

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

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  26. A380

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  27. A380

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  28. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Back to the mug-shot

    A bit different from:[​IMG]
     
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  29. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Back to the mug-shot

  30. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

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