ericbee123 wrote:capercaillie wrote:ericbee123 wrote:Isn’t FAF Rafale v RAF typhoon simply another case of Gallic flair ( craziness ) v RAF precision flying ?
You would never see an RAF solo Hawk doing “crazy flying” like the Italian MB-339 either.
Nope, the Typhoon display has simply never been anything but ordinary. For such a capable aircraft, they just seem scared to give it some. When the RAF had their old school jets such as the Buccaneer, Phantom, Lightning and Tornado, they wrung everything out of them.
My memories of Lightning and Tornado displays differ from yours.
Apart from one Family Day at Warton where the Lightning went vertical from takeoff, my memories of Lightning displays was of fast passes, turn round over the next county and repeat. The Tornado display was similar, but only had to go to the next town to complete the turns. The Buccaneer and Phantom displays were very noisy but I’m also not sure they were very dynamic.
Unless you are going back, before even my time, to the 50s and 60s where anything goes (went) !
I always get the feeling that if the RAF had flown F-16s (enough hyphens ?) the RAF F-16 display would not be as dynamic as the Belgian F-16 with it’s (potentially) Gallic pilot. It would be very precise though
Caper and Wrexham have it about right.
The Phantom for example was fully dynamic, much more so than, say, its direct Luftwaffe F-4F counterpart. Tight turns, zoom climbs, wingovers, derry-turns to reposition, dirty roll, touch-and-go... the RAF Phantom was an awesome routine.