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May 11, 2020 13:04 |  #4006

Another Navy Wings aircraft based at RNAS Yeovilton. One of two Swordfish that they have.


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May 11, 2020 13:46 |  #4007

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I think I made a mistake. This should have been posted in G & N.

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Very nice capture. Delta Dagger, I believe ?


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May 11, 2020 13:58 |  #4008

From the 2017 Huntington Beach Air Show

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May 11, 2020 14:49 |  #4009

TustinMike wrote in post #19061428 (external link)
Very nice capture. Delta Dagger, I believe ?

Thanks. Yes, it's a Convair F-102A Delta Dagger.




  
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May 11, 2020 16:34 |  #4010

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Well I can't help the bare aluminium fetishists but how about something with a nice pair of booms - Sea Vixen D.3

Her last display at Duxford before suffering the indignity of a wheels up landing at her recovery airfield.
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a very cool aircraft - hope they manage to get it sorted. Lovely shot of it!


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May 11, 2020 19:34 |  #4011

Phoenixuk wrote in post #19061400 (external link)
Another Navy Wings aircraft based at RNAS Yeovilton. One of two Swordfish that they have.
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I enjoy all of your posts, but especially the WWI stuff. P-51s, Spitfires and such look like they were built to fly, but the old ones look like flying miracles.


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May 11, 2020 19:47 |  #4012

kd_reno wrote in post #19061604 (external link)
I enjoy all of your posts, but especially the WWI stuff. P-51s, Spitfires and such look like they were built to fly, but the old ones look like flying miracles.

I'm pretty sure Swordfish were WW2. One of their notable actions was torpedoing the Bismarck and contributing to her demise.

"By the end of the war, the Swordfish held the distinction of having caused the destruction of a greater tonnage of Axis shipping than any other Allied aircraft.[2]"
https://en.wikipedia.o​rg/wiki/Fairey_Swordfi​sh (external link)




  
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May 12, 2020 00:34 |  #4013

Cygnus wrote in post #19061346 (external link)
Well I can't help the bare aluminium fetishists but how about something with a nice pair of booms - Sea Vixen D.3

Her last display at Duxford before suffering the indignity of a wheels up landing at her recovery airfield.
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Nicely sharp & detailed. The way I like them!


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May 12, 2020 00:42 |  #4014

Vicky Benzing in her 1940 Boeing Stearman. Read about Vicky here...she really is a wonder woman!

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May 12, 2020 14:16 |  #4015

kd_reno wrote in post #19061604 (external link)
I enjoy all of your posts, but especially the WWI stuff. P-51s, Spitfires and such look like they were built to fly, but the old ones look like flying miracles.

I know the biplanes look old but in actual fact they are WWII vintage! The prototype had its first flight in 1934 and it was introduced in 1936. Despite being obsolete by the time the war started they continued in service throughout the war. Their main role was supposed to be as a torpedo bomber but it was also used to hunt for submarines and for reconnaissance. They played a significant role in sinking the German battleship Bismarck. We have one at the airfield where I work which is being restored to flying condition.


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May 12, 2020 15:44 |  #4016

Capn Jack wrote in post #19061610 (external link)
I'm pretty sure Swordfish were WW2. One of their notable actions was torpedoing the Bismarck and contributing to her demise.

"By the end of the war, the Swordfish held the distinction of having caused the destruction of a greater tonnage of Axis shipping than any other Allied aircraft.[2]"
https://en.wikipedia.o​rg/wiki/Fairey_Swordfi​sh (external link)

Phoenixuk wrote in post #19061982 (external link)
I know the biplanes look old but in actual fact they are WWII vintage! The prototype had its first flight in 1934 and it was introduced in 1936. Despite being obsolete by the time the war started they continued in service throughout the war. Their main role was supposed to be as a torpedo bomber but it was also used to hunt for submarines and for reconnaissance. They played a significant role in sinking the German battleship Bismarck. We have one at the airfield where I work which is being restored to flying condition.

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May 13, 2020 03:39 |  #4017

Here's something that I doubt will ever grace our airshow skies again. That howl...

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May 13, 2020 03:45 |  #4018

That would have been a "Did the Earth move for you" time, I'll bet!

That was an incredible aircraft and it's a great shame that the establishment haven't supported such an icon!


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May 13, 2020 03:55 |  #4019

Phoenixuk wrote in post #19061400 (external link)
Another Navy Wings aircraft based at RNAS Yeovilton. One of two Swordfish that they have.
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The 'String Bag' is a fantastic aircraft and has got to rank near the top of the best aircraft we had in WW2. It took so much punishment and shook it off. Cannon shells had to hit something solid and most of it was canvas so they went straight through. Flat out an impressive almost 150mph ! I saw one at A&AEE Boscombe Down on their 75 anniversary. On the flypast, at about 100 feet, all 3 crew were stood up facing the crowd and saluting. Of course, the white ensign was flying above the wing. I didn't have a camera at the time :-(


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May 13, 2020 04:02 as a reply to  @ Jonzjob's post |  #4020

"The fighter that didn’t realise she was a bomber" was the best way she was ever described to me. Plus it is incredible to consider the progress made between the last Lancaster built and this flying, both by Avro, was about 7 years.
As for the grounding, yes there is a deep emotional element (grown men with something in their eye were noticeable when it flew) but I understand that practicalities need to be borne in mind. That said, I personally think the companies involved definitely missed a trick from a publicity point of view.


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