Prop Power

Prop Power

Postby Fred Martin on Thu 29 Oct 2009, 9:07 pm

I've been reminiscing lately with friends of the days of colour and the diversity of aircraft types you could expect to see around and about when visiting airshows and airfields , compared with the dismal shades of grey which is now the norm . Mainly for the benifit of our younger members here's a small selection of some recent scans of those long gone days , photograped between 1965-1992 , and not a jet in sight .
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Postby F-86 on Thu 29 Oct 2009, 9:52 pm

Another superb set, thanks for posting. :clap: :clap:
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Postby GliderGuider on Thu 29 Oct 2009, 10:12 pm

A great collection of photo's. I particularly like the shackleton. Thanks for posting these.
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Postby CASAMAC on Thu 29 Oct 2009, 10:42 pm

Fred,
Sorry, but there's a Vampire in shot 5!!!!
Other than that, thanks for posting these, utterly fantastic memories.
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Postby Lomcevak26 on Thu 29 Oct 2009, 10:57 pm

CASAMAC wrote:Fred,
Sorry, but there's a Vampire in shot 5!!!!


And Canberras in the Dak shots! :smile:

Absolutely superb shots - many thanks for posting. Like the Harvard reflection a lot. Out of interest - where was the Beverley taken?
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Postby Blackbird on Thu 29 Oct 2009, 11:17 pm

A really great selection :tongue:

Andy :smile:
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Postby Westy on Fri 30 Oct 2009, 12:20 am

I follow all of your oldies threads Fred and this is possibly the best - please keep on reminiscing :clap:
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Postby JohnH on Fri 30 Oct 2009, 7:36 am

Great set of shots. My kind of aircraft. Nice to see an Argosy and Beverley.
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Postby barkin mad on Fri 30 Oct 2009, 8:21 am

Superb set :yahoo:


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Postby Fred Martin on Fri 30 Oct 2009, 5:28 pm

Sorry about the jets, there's a Canberra PR9 in there as well , but the good news is that I got a new pair of specs today ! The Beverley was shot at RAF Dishforth in the mid 60's . Cheers , Fred
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Postby Graf Zeppelin on Fri 30 Oct 2009, 6:56 pm

Lovely stuff! Nice to see Varsities and an SCBS Hastings again! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers Phil

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Postby eng3 on Fri 30 Oct 2009, 7:22 pm

Hi, a bit of real quality there, an excellent set. Thanks for sharing :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Postby T_J on Fri 30 Oct 2009, 9:53 pm

Great work, Fred. Another vote for the Shackleton. The C-130K looks great in that camo scheme!

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Postby st24 on Sat 31 Oct 2009, 11:04 pm

Fred Martin wrote:Sorry about the jets, there's a Canberra PR9 in there as well , but the good news is that I got a new pair of specs today ! The Beverley was shot at RAF Dishforth in the mid 60's . Cheers , Fred


And to be pedantic, theres a FrAF Paris behind the Danish Dak, really pedantic - the PR9 is a 16Sqn B(I)8 and really really pedantic - turboprops are technically "jets".. :grin:

Again, a super selection Fred, all lovely types - I'm getting quite exited by all those Varsities...:drool:
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Postby hunterxf382 on Sun 01 Nov 2009, 12:15 am

:clap: What a lovely and nostalgic set of photos..... thank you for sharing them on here.

It seems weird to think that out of all those shown, the only one that is still certainly very much alive and flying is the RAE Dak, now with BBMF of course...
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Postby Mister Tee on Mon 02 Nov 2009, 3:24 pm

A superb set of photo's from a more interesting period in aviation. The Shackelton is absolutely beautiful.

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Postby Hamble Flyer on Mon 02 Nov 2009, 5:06 pm

Some evocative images there !

Where was the Beverley photo taken?

Great to see the RAFASC two tone brown schemes with the white area around the flight deck. The C-130 looks good in particular with this scheme complete with red/white prop tips

Very Nostalgic !
Hamble Flyer

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Postby F-86 on Mon 02 Nov 2009, 5:58 pm

st24 wrote:
Fred Martin wrote:Sorry about the jets, there's a Canberra PR9 in there as well , but the good news is that I got a new pair of specs today ! The Beverley was shot at RAF Dishforth in the mid 60's . Cheers , Fred


And to be pedantic, theres a FrAF Paris behind the Danish Dak, really pedantic - the PR9 is a 16Sqn B(I)8 and really really pedantic - turboprops are technically "jets".. :grin:

Again, a super selection Fred, all lovely types - I'm getting quite exited by all those Varsities...:drool:

Is that a PR9 behind the Argosy?
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Postby chally2 on Mon 02 Nov 2009, 11:36 pm

Great pics, love 50's/60's British transport aircraft :smile:
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Postby dazzagreenwood on Tue 03 Nov 2009, 10:16 am

I do like the Shackleton shot.
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Postby st24 on Tue 03 Nov 2009, 6:11 pm

F-86 wrote:
st24 wrote:
Fred Martin wrote:Sorry about the jets, there's a Canberra PR9 in there as well , but the good news is that I got a new pair of specs today ! The Beverley was shot at RAF Dishforth in the mid 60's . Cheers , Fred


And to be pedantic, theres a FrAF Paris behind the Danish Dak, really pedantic - the PR9 is a 16Sqn B(I)8 and really really pedantic - turboprops are technically "jets".. :grin:

Again, a super selection Fred, all lovely types - I'm getting quite exited by all those Varsities...:drool:

Is that a PR9 behind the Argosy?


You took too much interest in the background of that gorgous Argosy pic ! :grin: Yes, yes it is - Finningley '83 I believe, my pic of it has a lot of people in it! :sad:
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Postby Kokpit on Tue 03 Nov 2009, 6:45 pm

Wow, now there's a really unique set of pics, an absolute pleasure to look through!

Having amassed more time in the RAF than I care to remember, it is pleasing to see paint schemes that pre-date my service! LOL.

My only suggestion Fred would be to insert an empty line or 2 between each image, it can make them easier on the eye rather than some blending into others.

If you have more, please be sure to post them too.

Cheers,

Kev.
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Postby danspuggti on Tue 03 Nov 2009, 7:55 pm

:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

Brilliant!!! Got to love this "Golden Oldies" section :biggrin:
Same old sh*t.............just happening on a different day!!!
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Postby rdchawk on Thu 05 Nov 2009, 1:01 pm

quick question shot 6 : is that the brittannia now at Kemble??
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Postby Lumix on Thu 05 Nov 2009, 1:10 pm

Superb post & scans! :clap: Those were the days.....

Love the RAF C130 & RAE Argosy!

More please!
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