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Quite something. You have to wonder if it was staged or real. Ain't YouTube great.

It's real. The fellow lived, even. Apparently all he could talk about after being hit was getting to the next job.

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Speaking of low passes...

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Yeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

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I am no expert on Aircraft but I can comment on what I have read and limited experience on flying. The Mosquito I think was amazing along with hurricanes and Spits. The hurricane never got it`s recognition because the spit was so cool. The hurricane could take more abuse because of it`s fabric body. A patch and some glue and away it went back into action.

For commercial aircraft I agree that the Super Connie was brilliant looking and I had the pleasure in flying on one belonging to KLM. Great service and comfort. The worst aircraft I flew in was a RCAF North Star. Left Calgary and landed in Germany five days later. Scarey ,noisy and rough.

I agree re: the Hurricane. Spits tended to be vectored towards the 109s while the Hurris went for the bombers. Served the entire war which says a lot for a plane from the 1930s.

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John Travolta's beautifully restored early model 707 in Qantas colours.

(3 short clips)

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I have always loved the f-14 for some reason to me me it just seemed ooze power.

The most interesting wwII airframe I have ever seen a picture of is the Horton 229

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I have always loved the f-14 for some reason to me me it just seemed ooze power.

The most interesting wwII airframe I have ever seen a picture of is the Horton 229

The B-2 owes its existance to the Ho-229.

Ho-229 in action...

They made the B-49/B-35 back in the 1950s...also based on the Ho-229.

Here's a rebuild of an old GeeBee racer...

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The B-2 owes its existance to the Ho-229.

Not entirely true, as Northrup had a concurrent pre-war flying wing program.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Northrop..._Udvar-Hazy.jpg

According to Wiki, Germany's Hugo Junkers also advanced the concept earlier in the century.

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Not entirely true, as Northrup had a concurrent pre-war flying wing program.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Northrop..._Udvar-Hazy.jpg

According to Wiki, Germany's Hugo Junkers also advanced the concept earlier in the century.

I agree. My bad. Forgot about that critter.

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I agree. My bad. Forgot about that critter.

Still...Nazi Germany would have had a bitchin' National Air and Space Museum ! :lol:

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I know! Some crazy designs out of the 3rd Reich.

I wonder how the Deutsches Museum in Munich handles this delicate matter...so many excellent designs with swastika insignia. American museums eat that stuff up....including a complete U-boat:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm...da/U505wide.jpg

I was in San Diego last December at a small aviation museum that had all kinds of Nazi hardware down to turbine engine cutaways and complete "avionics". The Allies must have stripped the place bare back in 1945.

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Dang, that's a nice looking U-Boat. One of my various relatives died aboard one (U-1062). A Milk Cow U-Boat.

Have you ever toured the Bowfin @ Pearl Harbor? Torpedoed a ferry dock if I recall.

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Dang, that's a nice looking U-Boat. One of my various relatives died aboard one (U-1062). A Milk Cow U-Boat.

Have you ever toured the Bowfin @ Pearl Harbor? Torpedoed a ferry dock if I recall.

Nope...funny, but those type of museums are not high on the liberty call checklist if you know what I mean.

They have a nice web site:

http://www.bowfin.org/website/index.cfm

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Nope...funny, but those type of museums are not high on the liberty call checklist if you know what I mean.

They have a nice web site:

http://www.bowfin.org/website/index.cfm

Understood. Sort of like visiting the Emelda Marcos shoe collection while on liberty in Manila.

:lol:

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A few old MiG vids...

A flight in a rebuilt MiG-15

A similar one of the MiG-17

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb9mrTZqZXI

Although similar in looks...these were two completely different aircraft. The main difference being the shape of the wings, addition of an afterburner and removal of the 37mm cannon found on the 15. The 15 of course saw action high over Korea while the 17 is famous from Viet-Nam, the Arab -Israeli Wars and the India-Pakistan conflicts.

A Czech group restored an example of the next in line. The MiG-19 'Farmer'. Czech music not mine...lol.

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Great video. Looks like a 109F or 109G. It has its tropical airfilter attached, as well. The Spit appears to be a MkV (or perhaps a MkIX...paint job appears grey/green rather than BoB era green/brown.

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The Spit is a MKIX or later. MKV's had a single radiator and three blade prop. Looks like a IX though. The Me is a 109G-10

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The Spit is a MKIX or later. MKV's had a single radiator and three blade prop. Looks like a IX though. The Me is a 109G-10

Ah cool. The G-10 was a pretty mean machine.

Here's some more cool Kai Tak (the old Hong Kong airport) stuff...I might have posted some earlier...dunno.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PCOcyt7BPI

For those unaware, Kai Tak required a steep turning decent approach right over the city...then lowwwww down...almost touching buildings it seemed...for a short final on the single short runway built out over the bay. Cross winds were almost constant...just to make it more fun.

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As a kid I used to love to watch the Air Show in Toronto. We would sit on a hill near High Park where we had a good view of the water. One time a large delta-wing bomber called "The Vulcan" flew right over our heads. I'll never forget the sound it made- a terrifying roar!

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As a kid I used to love to watch the Air Show in Toronto. We would sit on a hill near High Park where we had a good view of the water. One time a large delta-wing bomber called "The Vulcan" flew right over our heads. I'll never forget the sound it made- a terrifying roar!

Hell, the Avro Vulcan inpressed me when I first saw one in Thunderball (1965).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wSNxC4PfaY

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Got to poke my head into a Vulcan during one of the various Abottsford Airshows. The Victor was/is also pretty neat looking. The SR-71 was still the primo-aircraft, re: airshows, I'd ever seen.

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Got to poke my head into a Vulcan during one of the various Abottsford Airshows. The Victor was/is also pretty neat looking. The SR-71 was still the primo-aircraft, re: airshows, I'd ever seen.

We had a Blackbird on not so permanent display in St. Paul....it looks fast just sitting there.

http://www.satellite-sightseer.com/id/10382

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