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P-51's in movie "Empire of the Sun" by zxcv
I was watching "Empire of the Sun" the other night and near the end some P-51's attack the Japanese base. What struck me was that the P-51's were flying in just a few feet above the ground and dropping their bombs. Would this really have been done? How did the planes keep from blowing...
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March 27th 11 11:48 AM
by Moonurlidonia Go to last post
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Did the Germans have the Norden bombsight? by Cub Driver
Reading what appears to be a solid history of FDR and espionage. Author makes the flat statement that in 1940 someone in the Norden plant smuggled out the plans, which went to Germany. From these, the Germans "developed their own bombsight," presumably based on the Norden. The author points out the...
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May 12th 04 07:18 AM
by Eunometic Go to last post
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#1 Jet of World War II by Christopher
Hi the Meteor was used to shoot down V1 missiles it was quite good at it! too so it was band from front line service i think until the end of the war. "Gordon" wrote in message ... They were so confident in the Meteor...
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September 1st 03 03:04 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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US Air Force survival gun? by Bruce W.1
The US Air Force used to put a gun in their pilot survival packs, the M-6 Scout. See: http://www.milesfortis.com/church/akc13.htm Does anyone know what the Air Force uses today? I'd really like to know because I'm looking for a survival gun to take into the woods while backpacking. It must be...
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April 26th 04 10:31 PM
by SteveM8597 Go to last post
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Boeing Boondoggle by Larry Dighera
------------------------------------------------------------------- AVflash Volume 9, Number 28a July 7, 2003 ------------------------------------------------------------------- BOEING GETS AID FUNDS?... It's the U.S.'s largest exporter and by far its largest aerospace company, so when...
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September 15th 04 02:39 AM
by Larry Dighera Go to last post
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C-5 Galaxy hit by missile over Baghdad by Aerophotos
Seems in the news, a USAF C-5 Galaxy was hit by a unkown missile over Baghdad, it then landed due to USAF reasons "was a excessive noise vibrations in a engine" - no mention of missile at all when first published. Some noise vibrations eh?, imagine if it was shot down? USAF PR would describe it...
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September 24th 13 03:29 AM
by DeputyMike Go to last post
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PC flight simulators by Bjørnar Bolsøy
I was wondering if anyone in this NG play simulators? If so, which one? What's the best out there, currently. Regards...
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December 14th 03 12:14 PM
by funkraum Go to last post
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Why not use the F-22 to replace the F/A-18 and F-14? by Guy Alcala
"R. David Steele" wrote: Also why not market the C-17 to the air freight community? This has been mooted, either as is or in a civil variant, at various times. For some of the issues involved you might wish to read "C-17 -- How to Get More for Less": http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA357811
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March 7th 04 09:28 AM
by Vivek Thomas Go to last post
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Blackbird v. Mig-25 by Vello Kala
Aircraft Speed Altitude Mach Number SR-71 Blackbird 2,275 mph (3,660 km/h) 80,000 ft (24,385 m) Mach 3.35 MiG-25 2,110 mph (3,390 km/h) 42,650 ft (13,000 m) Mach 3.2 This data is from Aerospaceweb. Question: SR-71 looks like alien plane, have
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September 15th 04 04:05 AM
by Eunometic Go to last post
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Enola Gay: Burnt flesh and other magnificent technological achievements by me
(Polybus) wrote in message ... Dear Friend, A committee of scholars, veterans, clergy, activists, students, and other interested individuals is now forming to challenge the Smithsonian's plans to exhibit...
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January 15th 04 10:13 PM
by Matt Wiser Go to last post
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French block airlift of British troops to Basra by Michael Petukhov
French block airlift of British troops to Basra 16.09.2003 The French government has told an airline that it is not to ferry British troops to Basra, a ban that will be seen as reflecting Paris's opposition to the occupation of Iraq. Corsair, which has been chartered numerous times to transport...
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October 24th 03 06:48 PM
by The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Go to last post
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3(F)Wing RCAF Zweibrucken by Ed Majden
Does anyone know the current status of the military airbase at Zweibrucken West Germany? It was the home of RCAF 3(F)Wing in the 1950's-60's later being taken over by the USAF. Who is there now or is it even a military installation these days? Just curious, as I have many fond memories of the...
November 16th 12 07:11 PM
by Tom Craig Go to last post
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Best modern jet fighter??? by Icarus
As the subject says, I'd like to know which is the best modern jet fighter in your opinion??? Personaly, my bet is on Su 27 family-in particular the Su 37 fighter...
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November 28th 11 10:57 PM
by tonini Go to last post
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Air America breaking news: "USA to fingerprint ALL visitors !!!" by Dave Kearton
"Oelewapper" wrote in message ... | Dear allies, welcome to the age of digital fascism... : | | Millions of visitors from some of the United States' closest allies soon | will have to be fingerprinted and photographed before entering...
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April 14th 04 09:40 AM
by The Reids Go to last post
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F15E's trounced by Eurofighters by John Cook
Hi all Just saw this and it peaked my interest.. "The New Air Superiority Benchmark Thursday the 19th of February 2004 will mark the day when the undisputed king of air superiority had to surrender its thirty-year crown to a newcomer. It happened over the skies of Windermere, in the
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April 11th 04 03:33 AM
by Guy alcala Go to last post
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please stop bashing France by Grantland
Stephen Harding wrote: Jordan wrote: Yea just keep making fun of every nation that doesn't agree with the USA. You think you can take on the world? I can't wait for the day when americans realise they are no longer the major world power. Yep! It'll be a great...
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October 29th 03 01:23 AM
by Chad Irby Go to last post
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Why didn't GWB join the U.S. Air Force ? by Smartace11
We all know why he couldn't take his flight physical that lead to Bush getting grounded...he was taking coke and would have failed the blood tests. I don't know that. Why would I?
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July 20th 04 07:41 AM
by ZZBunker Go to last post
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Comparison Canadair CL415 vs. Beriev Be200??? by sOOva
Air Power Journal or Air International I think... Does anybody has it??? Please scan and Email me. I will be very greatful...Thanx...
June 24th 12 09:59 PM
by Geo Go to last post
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Vietnam era F-4s Q by Ed Rasimus
(Zajcevi) wrote: Hello I would like to ask few questions about Vietnam era F-4s. I went trought many sources and I found some „blank“ areas. 1. First questions are related to Phantoms radar sets. In my search I found almost nothing about ranges (depending on RCS...
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September 27th 03 03:59 PM
by funkraum Go to last post
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Could the Press Grow a Spine? by WalterM140
Well I watched "Hardball" last night with Campbell Brown. She had Bartlett, one of the Bushies on. She asked him a question. He talked for a while and she said something like, "you are very articulate, but that avoids the question completely." I wish more of the Press would point out that the vast...
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July 11th 04 08:35 PM
by Fred the Red Shirt Go to last post
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