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by FarnboroJohn
Wed 22 May 2024, 11:08 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Handley Page Halifax at YAM; A Closer Look...
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: Handley Page Halifax at YAM; A Closer Look...

Are there no Tanks Nos 2?
by FarnboroJohn
Wed 15 May 2024, 9:38 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Invasion stripes ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2173

Re: Invasion stripes ?

So have they done the upper surfaces of MH434's wings? The cut down fuselage version suggests the revised scheme from mid-July onwards when aircraft were deemed too conspicuous on advanced landing grounds in France but the celebration is supposed to be of D-Day when everyone wore the full stripes.
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 06 May 2024, 1:15 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Topic of the Week #103 - Snoopy Spies !!
Replies: 20
Views: 1719

Re: Topic of the Week #103 - Snoopy Spies !!

https://live.staticflickr.com/5596/30794144483_c6d9f2be6a_b.jpg 20161209 (13)_G-BVJT_Cessna_F406_Caravan_II by John Dixon , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/5577/15011980636_73bc5fed67_b.jpg 2014_08_23_Dawlish_Airshow (40)_Canberra_PR9 by John Dixon , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/...
by FarnboroJohn
Thu 02 May 2024, 1:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 2649
Views: 955488

Re: Interesting Internet

Tommy wrote:
Thu 02 May 2024, 1:03 pm
We should have some of these. The last few years have clearly demonstrated that our land is at risk and our land-based resources are inadequate.
by FarnboroJohn
Thu 02 May 2024, 10:43 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Topic of the Week #102 - Future Projects
Replies: 12
Views: 1170

Re: Topic of the Week #102 - Future Projects

Long-term resident in the middle of Blackbushe Airport. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53693428173_69d487de6e_b.jpg 20240501 (28)_N9432B_Cessna_175_Skylark by John Dixon , on Flickr Rare fuselage at Isbister, Mainland Shetland, many miles from any airport. https://live.staticflickr.com/5740/219...
by FarnboroJohn
Thu 25 Apr 2024, 9:39 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: New scheme Spitfire T9
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Re: New scheme Spitfire T9

Mark V wrote:
Thu 25 Apr 2024, 9:18 am
Yes thats correct - we added the code letters (602 Sqdn LO-G), serials, details/stencils/artwork to SM520 a few weeks ago.
Thank you very much for the confirmation!
by FarnboroJohn
Tue 23 Apr 2024, 1:35 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Topic of the week #101 Backlit Photos - Shooting into the sun
Replies: 21
Views: 1405

Re: Topic of the week #101 Backlit Photos - Shooting into the sun

Thanks for the reminder.... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51591230392_5ba95816e8_b.jpg Rockwell_B-1B_Lancer_1999 by John Dixon , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/8163/7610234620_9ed7a400b8_b.jpg Farnborough_Airshow_2012 (47) by John Dixon , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/8716/2...
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 22 Apr 2024, 12:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Typhoon Display - Special Scheme 2024
Replies: 57
Views: 4362

Re: RAF Typhoon Display - Special Scheme 2024

bobby 1211 wrote:
Mon 22 Apr 2024, 12:11 pm
Tommy wrote:
Mon 22 Apr 2024, 11:45 am
Wonder what the Facebook-allocated cringe nickname for it will be. Stripey? Cammy??
Typhoondisplayteam 31m - We think Moggy is a fitting name
After the bad guy in Piece of Cake? I don't think so!

Fantastic scheme though, bring on the sunshine and the display action!
by FarnboroJohn
Fri 19 Apr 2024, 2:01 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: New scheme Spitfire T9
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Re: New scheme Spitfire T9

Has anybody details of the repaint of a Spitfire T9 into a green/brown Battle of Britain type scheme? I saw one over the Isle of Wight from G-BBKX yesterday: it had what I take to be 602 Squadron codes, LO-G, but was too distant to read the serial from my hurried photo as it passed us on the revers...
by FarnboroJohn
Fri 19 Apr 2024, 12:52 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: New scheme Spitfire T9
Replies: 4
Views: 896

New scheme Spitfire T9

Has anybody details of the repaint of a Spitfire T9 into a green/brown Battle of Britain type scheme? I saw one over the Isle of Wight from G-BBKX yesterday: it had what I take to be 602 Squadron codes, LO-G, but was too distant to read the serial from my hurried photo as it passed us on the reverse...
by FarnboroJohn
Fri 12 Apr 2024, 9:55 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Topic of the Week #100: Hundredth Anniversar...eh? (RCAF 100)
Replies: 19
Views: 1312

Re: Topic of the Week #100: Hundredth Anniversar...eh? (RCAF 100)

Not much to choose from for me: https://live.staticflickr.com/3872/15061939518_6c29937440_b.jpg 2014_09_13_Goodwood (58)_Lancaster_B10_Vera by John Dixon , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/1837/43877903902_bb16daaf23_b.jpg 20180714 (142)_188776_McDonnell_Douglas_CF-188_Hornet by John Dixon , ...
by FarnboroJohn
Thu 04 Apr 2024, 9:32 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 127
Views: 28107

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Bravo and an excellent cause.
by FarnboroJohn
Tue 02 Apr 2024, 1:42 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Topic of the week #98:A10
Replies: 19
Views: 1685

Re: Topic of the week #98:A10

Can someone explain why the front wheel and the mental gun at the front are both off centre? Is it just because they get in each other's way? Yes, that's the reason, for me. The A-10 was actually built around the gun itself. EDIT : that's the reason for which the front wheel is off-centre. For the ...
by FarnboroJohn
Tue 02 Apr 2024, 8:54 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Topic of the week #99 - Anyone for a flake?
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: Topic of the week #99 - Anyone for a flake?

Red sauce with my flake please.... https://live.staticflickr.com/5588/15257734081_ff9251ee59_b.jpg 2014_08_31_Bournemouth (24)_The_Blades by John Dixon , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/5566/15083315500_c0164d9d30_b.jpg 2014_08_31_Bournemouth (96)_Heritage_Flight by John Dixon , on Flickr ht...
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 01 Apr 2024, 10:28 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 1835
Views: 745917

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

iainpeden wrote:
Mon 01 Apr 2024, 10:18 am
Elvis?
He already had his toilet break....
by FarnboroJohn
Tue 26 Mar 2024, 7:16 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: A D-Day Journal
Replies: 18
Views: 1269

Re: A D-Day Journal

Fascinating document, thanks for posting. Looking forward to the remainder. The "unintelligible" section on 5th June appears to read "Saw HMS Nelson Destroyer shooting at mine drifting through convoy". Alan Thanks Alan, I do believe you are right!! Rest coming later with a bit o...
by FarnboroJohn
Fri 22 Mar 2024, 10:31 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: A D-Day Journal
Replies: 18
Views: 1269

Re: A D-Day Journal

I think your "fighting" is almost certainly "Lightning" (P-38).
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 18 Mar 2024, 5:09 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Topic of the week #97 : Olympics
Replies: 14
Views: 1404

Re: Topic of the week #97 : Olympics

I definitely love a bad pun so I'm up for this week's game! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51152783439_eda042eebf_b.jpg 20100717 (28)_308_Sukhoi_Su-22_Fitter by John Dixon , on Flickr One from the Pole vault https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51150571964_4a88aed549_b.jpg 20100717 (75)_00172_Bo...
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 18 Mar 2024, 3:38 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: FIA 2024
Replies: 26
Views: 5552

Re: FIA 2024

airbusA330_200 wrote:
Sun 17 Mar 2024, 4:27 pm
Farnborough Airshow 2024, not hoping for much but hopefully they can pull something interesting from RIAT to display
Display at Farnborough, that's a laugh these days. Couple of flat flypasts and endex.
by FarnboroJohn
Fri 15 Mar 2024, 11:37 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: A pair of 1/144 HS Tridents
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: A pair of 1/144 HS Tridents

I agree, the nose on the Trident I looks more accurate as I remember the aircraft (as a young spotter the G-ARP* Tridents were one of the fleets I had most of, chiefly at LHR.)

Flew once on a Trident III from Heathrow to Zurich, a joint route with Swissair - came back on a much more comfortable A310!
by FarnboroJohn
Sun 10 Mar 2024, 7:32 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Ace ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2034

Re: Ace ?

Edit: Perhaps relevant: were WWII fighter pilots awarded a kill for shooting down a V1? Unmanned and not manoeuvring..... If I recall correcftly, they were awarded half of a kill. Not quite correctly: the original edict was that a kill over the sea counted as one whereas a kill over England counted...
by FarnboroJohn
Fri 08 Mar 2024, 9:03 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Ace ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2034

Re: Ace ?

Most of the night kills during WWII were performed by expert pilots sneaking up on an aircraft flying straight and level whose crew were completely unaware of their impending destruction. This is not an obstacle to claiming a kill. Edit: Perhaps relevant: were WWII fighter pilots awarded a kill for ...
by FarnboroJohn
Tue 27 Feb 2024, 9:40 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Medium Helicopter - Discuss
Replies: 57
Views: 13186

Re: New Medium Helicopter - Discuss

Whomever is awarded it (I hope it is Leonardo), I just hope the MoD pulls their finger out. Much as I love them, the Pumas are very tired and were supposed to be replaced with this new type next year, yet a contract hasn’t even been issued! Other nations have been able to draw up requirements, tend...
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 26 Feb 2024, 11:23 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Top 10 Airshow Moments of 2023
Replies: 15
Views: 1259

Re: Top 10 Airshow Moments of 2023

I've very little quarrel with the ten selected but for me the highlight of the year was the airshow debut of Sidney Cotton's Electra Junior G-AFTL, one of the most historic airframes of British aviation, marking not only the Entente Cordial co-operation between the French secret service and the Brit...
by FarnboroJohn
Tue 20 Feb 2024, 1:44 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2024
Replies: 197
Views: 74239

Re: Duxford Diary 2024

Pen Pusher wrote:
Sun 18 Feb 2024, 10:18 am
RWTYT wrote:
Sun 18 Feb 2024, 8:52 am
Hate to think what will happen to the Sunderland if thats the case for Airspace!
Cold war Started in 1947 (according to wiki) and the Sunderland retired from RAF service in 1959.
Including a contribution to the Berlin Airlift, definitely qualifies for Cold War warrior status.