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Interesting Internet

Sun 17 Feb 2019, 3:26 pm

I’ve had this idea for a thread for a while now, but only just got around to making it.

The point of the thread is to post/discuss cool or interesting things seen on social media or elsewhere on the internet which probably wouldn’t warrant their own threads, but are cool to share regardless.

I’ll make it a sticky for ease of reference.

Anyone struggling with embedding Twitter/FB/IG links etc, drop me or another staffer a PM and we’ll sort it.

I’ll start us off;

C-27 eat your heart out:

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Sun 17 Feb 2019, 5:25 pm

Great idea for a thread!

I’m sure lots of people on here will have seen this already, but I still think this missed approach from a Su-33 is one of the craziest aviation-related videos on the internet.

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Sun 17 Feb 2019, 5:40 pm

I have a sneaking feeling that the Russians will feature pretty heavily in this thread :lol:

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Sun 17 Feb 2019, 5:44 pm

Rather excellent idea!

Fairly new video from Ukraine, bloody mental!

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Sun 17 Feb 2019, 5:46 pm

And Ukrainians! :lol:

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Mon 18 Feb 2019, 6:08 pm

It’s always time for bevvies with the boys:

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Mon 18 Feb 2019, 6:22 pm

If I've done this correctly

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Mon 18 Feb 2019, 6:59 pm

Bonkers DC4 display,not for the faint-hearted :shock:

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Thu 21 Feb 2019, 5:46 pm



Good news for the Bruntingthorpe VC-10

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Fri 22 Feb 2019, 7:21 pm

The Sharkmouth Mustang has received some invasion stripes.

First of many warbirds for his year, i’d imagine:



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Sat 23 Feb 2019, 2:17 pm

A Lossie Typhoon in new IX(B) Squadron markings, great to see. Hopefully this is the start of squadron markings becoming more common, let’s hope there are some No. 12 Squadron markings too when they get their Tiffies. :up:

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Sat 23 Feb 2019, 2:48 pm



Not good at all, pretty remarkable nobody was injured.

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Sat 23 Feb 2019, 3:07 pm

Tmyers123 wrote:A Lossie Typhoon in new IX(B) Squadron markings, great to see. Hopefully this is the start of squadron markings becoming more common, let’s hope there are some No. 12 Squadron markings too when they get their Tiffies. :up:


First Typhoon Sqn marks I've seen that haven't been in the standard "shield" format on the tail?

Good to see!

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Sat 23 Feb 2019, 3:20 pm

Tommy wrote:
Tmyers123 wrote:A Lossie Typhoon in new IX(B) Squadron markings, great to see. Hopefully this is the start of squadron markings becoming more common, let’s hope there are some No. 12 Squadron markings too when they get their Tiffies. :up:


First Typhoon Sqn marks I've seen that haven't been in the standard "shield" format on the tail?

Good to see!


I think you'll find that the 9 squadron stickers were only applied to the two Typhoons for the air-to-air shots with the 9 squadron "special-tail" Tornado that were taken on Thursday.

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Sat 23 Feb 2019, 3:23 pm

Tommy wrote:First Typhoon Sqn marks I've seen that haven't been in the standard "shield" format on the tail?

Good to see!


There’s II(AC)’s wake knot and 41 TES’s double-armed cross, but I think the rest are shields. :up:

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Sat 23 Feb 2019, 11:31 pm

Big Eric wrote:I think you'll find that the 9 squadron stickers were only applied to the two Typhoons for the air-to-air shots with the 9 squadron "special-tail" Tornado that were taken on Thursday.


Ah cheers, I didn't know that.

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Mon 25 Feb 2019, 5:45 pm

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Wed 27 Feb 2019, 7:57 am





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Wed 27 Feb 2019, 8:40 am

first pic shows the painted one of 2 (with stars and bars on the underside), a very nice catch indeed.
Not sure about pic 2 though, unless he's blanked out the top side purposely for security reasons, otherwise it could be just a photoshop job.

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Wed 27 Feb 2019, 2:40 pm

PM631 has flown for the first time since 2014!

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Wed 27 Feb 2019, 4:12 pm

PT462 has made a wheels up landing at Denham airfield.

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Wed 27 Feb 2019, 4:19 pm

HeyfordDave111 wrote:first pic shows the painted one of 2 (with stars and bars on the underside), a very nice catch indeed.
Not sure about pic 2 though, unless he's blanked out the top side purposely for security reasons, otherwise it could be just a photoshop job.


He’s not the only photographer to see it out there recently, I highly doubt it’s photoshop. And you can (just) make out the USAF roundel under the right wing. It’s probably a result of heat haze and cropping that there is such little visibility.

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Wed 27 Feb 2019, 5:44 pm

HeyfordDave111 wrote:first pic shows the painted one of 2 (with stars and bars on the underside), a very nice catch indeed.
Not sure about pic 2 though, unless he's blanked out the top side purposely for security reasons, otherwise it could be just a photoshop job.


To me the second shot shows the underside, not the top side.

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Wed 27 Feb 2019, 6:10 pm

HeyfordDave111 wrote:first pic shows the painted one of 2 (with stars and bars on the underside), a very nice catch indeed.
Not sure about pic 2 though, unless he's blanked out the top side purposely for security reasons, otherwise it could be just a photoshop job.

If you look at the shots in the article, I think what it actually shows is a jet with oil streaking/weathering:

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And considering that they've scrubbed the unit markings from them, I doubt that any that had the flag painted on them a decade ago or more still look like that...?

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Wed 27 Feb 2019, 6:35 pm

Hi,

I have screen captured the image and blown it up to fit my 15 inch screen and although i get what your saying, i see equal white and what looks like red lines.
Plus there's a demarcation line just behind the leading edge which also seems rather painted.....

However that could be and might be my screen and my old eyes.

As they said on the X files..... 'I want to believe'

But no matter what, i am jealous of the shots, blinking lovely :rock:
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