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Jul 25, 2021 11:05 |  #5611

Just being a bit Arty.

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Jul 25, 2021 15:12 |  #5612

Pagman, that's really nice!


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Jul 25, 2021 15:16 |  #5613

Phoenixuk wrote in post #19262149 (external link)
Absolutely superb pictures!

And I agree!


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Jul 25, 2021 16:44 |  #5614

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #19264133 (external link)
Pagman, that's really nice!


Thank you kindly Frank.

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Jul 26, 2021 12:38 |  #5615

We had an (early) celebration at work today put on by the 617 Squadron Association for Johnny Johnson the last remaining member of 617 Squadron who took part in the Dambusters raid.

Amongst the flying was a nice flypast by the Martin Baker Meteor normally used for testing ejector seats.


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Jul 26, 2021 13:29 as a reply to  @ Phoenixuk's post |  #5616

That is interesting. I found this photo on the internet when I was researching my father's role in the RAF in the 1950s. As aeroplanes got faster pilots would suffer broken collar bones when the parachute snapped open. May father suggested that they should fold the strap over itself and secure it with a line of stiches. As the parachute opened the stitching would rip taking the shock that would otherwise render a pilot inactive for two or three months. My dad, Sgt K A Brittan, only got a paper recommendation for his suggestion.


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Jul 26, 2021 13:45 |  #5617

King Kenny wrote in post #19264482 (external link)
That is interesting. I found this photo on the internet when I was researching my father's role in the RAF in the 1950s. As aeroplanes got faster pilots would suffer broken collar bones when the parachute snapped open. May father suggested that they should fold the strap over itself and secure it with a line of stiches. As the parachute opened the stitching would rip taking the shock that would otherwise render a pilot inactive for two or three months. My dad, Sgt K A Brittan, only got a paper recommendation for his suggestion.
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That’s a great recollection Kenny and you must be very proud of your father.


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Jul 26, 2021 15:03 |  #5618

Phoenixuk wrote in post #19264465 (external link)
We had an (early) celebration at work today put on by the 617 Squadron Association for Johnny Johnson the last remaining member of 617 Squadron who took part in the Dambusters raid.

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Fantastic photos of something I hadn't heard of before. It looks very stylish.


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Jul 26, 2021 16:52 |  #5619

Phoenixuk wrote in post #19264465 (external link)
We had an (early) celebration at work today put on by the 617 Squadron Association for Johnny Johnson the last remaining member of 617 Squadron who took part in the Dambusters raid.

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Very good images. Is the Meteor still used for this testing?




  
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Jul 27, 2021 02:21 |  #5620

cicopo wrote in post #19264518 (external link)
Fantastic photos of something I hadn't heard of before. It looks very stylish.

Capn Jack wrote in post #19264550 (external link)
Very good images. Is the Meteor still used for this testing?

Yes it is Martin Baker still use it to test ejector seats. For low level ejections they do it at their base at Chalgrove in southern England. For high altitude ejections they use Lossiemouth in Scotland, if the weather is suitable, or sometimes sunnier locations in Europe.

The Gloster Meteor was the UK’s first jet fighter and first flew in 1943. Martin Baker have two Meteors that they keep for testing. There is one other flying in the UK and apparently one in Australia.


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Jul 27, 2021 02:57 |  #5621

That is a smart looking aircraft Mark and it's nice to know that there are still some of them in the air.


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Jul 27, 2021 02:58 |  #5622

Did someone mention a Meteor flying in Australia ?? We have an F8.


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Jul 27, 2021 03:23 as a reply to  @ Phoenixuk's post |  #5623

Lovely photos. A very neat plane.

Interesting reading about that old bomb aimer Mark.
He'll soon be 100.

I've a Meteor, Dinky toy :-)
Collected a few planes amongst the land based toys.

Graham isn't there a Meteor on a stand at one of the airports up the eastern side? I seem to remember seeing one, but it would be a long time ago. (Townsville?)



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Jul 27, 2021 03:44 |  #5624

I do miss seeing this beauty on the UK circuit. Now residing in the Planes of Fame Air Museum collection

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Jul 27, 2021 05:13 |  #5625

I love the lines on the old Meatbox! and there are some cracking photos of them. One of the armaments they carried was called 'ripple rocket'. 16 3", I think, unguided rockets under wing and they could be fired in single pairs, 4s or 8s. Flick a switch and they rippled off in pairs. Part of my aircraft eleky training was the circuit for that lot and learning what every relay contact did was fun?

When I was in Singapore I was put on a detachment to Asahan in north Mayala to the air/ground firing range to score and mark targets. Hunters of 20 Sqdn were doing the firing, both 30mm Aden cannon and rockets. the rocket target was a large white 8 or 10 foot 'X' and they were firing just one concrete headed practice rocket at it in each pass. We had to replace several of those 'X's. Anything within 20' was a kill! So to face a ripple attack must have been terrifying experience and probably a very short one too. It would have been the same on the Meatboxes!


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