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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempest414 View Post
    got to love the Jaguar
    not really..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmalaya View Post
    Is that shiny metal one the Hughes racing machine depicted in the film?
    Yes, it's the Hughes H-1B Racer.

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    Cool

    I am into light aeroplanes now adays...

    DAEDALUS..HPA !

    But I think it is like biggest fish..biggest wasn't caucht yet !
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    NASA F-8

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    Napier Heston Racer. "It looks like it is carved from a solid block of dural" (Napier employee).
    Untried engine + untried airframe = bad combination. Result - crashed on first flight. Looks rather beautiful though.
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    Thumbs up

    For me, no other plane can compete with the TSR2, beautiful, fast and way ahead of it's time.
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    Fantastic!

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    2 Winners

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    Quote Originally Posted by logical1 View Post
    There is an old saying that says that if a plane looks right it will fly right.
    Does that predate R.J.Mitchell (Spitfire designer) saying: "If it looks right it probably is right", I wonder. Or is it a corruption of Mitchell's comment?

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    A mix of strength and S-F that impressed me immediatly.

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    Thumbs up Great Pics

    These are all great pictures guys! I'm enjoying looking at them all.

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    F-106--Lean and mean

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    Please also post the aircraft model names along with the pics. Cant recognize some of those planes easily.

    And thanks for the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killerbean View Post
    Please also post the aircraft model names along with the pics. Cant recognize some of those planes easily.

    And thanks for the pics.
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    F2A Lightning and dh Venom


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    Mmmm ...

    Ah yes, RpR, the wonderful Dart!!! All this is still "in the eye of the beholder", though! For me the '104 takes it hands down but I accept that's not the case for everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridge Runner View Post
    Ah yes, RpR, the wonderful Dart!!! All this is still "in the eye of the beholder", though! For me the '104 takes it hands down but I accept that's not the case for everyone!

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    There are very few pictures of it, but the Zipper looked very, very good in ADC Grey.


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    It's not a patch on the Blackbird but I do like the two seat jag

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nigelblake/2356644669/

    Usually fighters look better as two seaters anyway but the jag even more so. Maybe because she was originally meant to be a two seat trainer? None of the single sweaters chisel nose, French or radome even come close.

    Edit: sort of sorted, you will need to click on the link
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    There are very few pictures of it, but the Zipper looked very, very good in ADC Grey.
    Yes, it did but then it looked good in just about every colour scheme ..... I agree with AI. most fights look great as two-seaters , and the '104 was no exception!

    My fave scheme? The Danes in all-over faded and mottled dark green http://www.airliners.net/photo/Denma...7595e8d6e1b5c2


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    Last edited by Ridge Runner; 21st January 2013 at 13:01.
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    It was a good looking bird until NASA screwed it up.
    Go Huskers!

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    NASA' F-16XL

    I find this one a very well 'screwed-up' version ;

    http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/m...6-43831-2.html

    friendly yours, Etienne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridge Runner View Post
    I agree with AI. most fights look great as two-seaters , and the '104 was no exception!
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    To me, even when I was child, two-seaters looked like pregnant airplanes, with few exceptions.

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    Belfast C1

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...
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    Meoww...



    Phwoar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tantrum View Post


    Meoww...



    Phwoar!
    The Optica was not one I thought I would see there the **** I had moving them around at North Weald in the late 90's early 2000's

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    Quote Originally Posted by tantrum View Post


    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...
    Undoutebly!

    In my eyes thats an uggly %$%$% !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempest414 View Post
    Belfast C1
    Ahhhh, the Belfast, fine aircraft.
    Why the Brits did/do not produce more of those makes no real sense.

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    two old girl that I spent some good times with

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