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Cherry Ripe
Cherry Ripe
Rank 5 Registered User
Last Activity: 22nd October 2018, 11:00
Joined: 21st July 2009
Location: NI, UK
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  • Cherry Ripe
    started a topic Video: British pressurised flare pistols

    Video: British pressurised flare pistols

    On the Forgotten Weapons channel, a pair of British flare pistols for use from pressurised cabins ( mainly the V-bombers and VC-10 I think ). Could fire signal colours and chaff.

    Mr McAllum's videos are usually much more in-depth than this but as he says flare pistols aren't his area of...
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  • Cherry Ripe
    replied to Scrapping of Short Sperrin
    *cough* that's a Comet!...
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  • Cherry Ripe
    replied to Scrapping of Short Sperrin
    Interpolated zoom and forced contrasts. Looks like double-stacked exhausts and bogie undercarriage, slab fuselage, curved fin. Very much a Sperrin. Good find!



    Perhaps as simple no-one stumped up the cash to fly it anywhere else after the Gyron tests concluded? It was an unwanted...
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    Last edited by Cherry Ripe; 9th October 2018, 15:31.

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  • Cherry Ripe
    replied to USAF T-X
    As opposed to a derated, fattened Gripen offspring?

    The USAF seems to have successfully trained F-22 pilots using 1950s-designed T-38s. The Italians and Israelis have F-35 pilots coming up through the M-346, which by your reasoning must be impossible since it failed T-X.

    It...
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