Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 09 July 2013, 17:14   #41
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
Stealthy in that it was a fairly flat aircraft, not too much to reflect radar from a horizontal incidence. Other than that, it was not "stealthy" in the current sense of the term: using radar absorbing materials, dissipated exhaust, angular panels that reflect radar signals away from the emitter, etc.

I also ended up helping to push an SR-71 into concrete pads at Castle AFB air museum (though apparently, that aircraft has moved on.) I was just a visitor, and helped with a bit of muscle when the museum guys seemed to having a hard time.

Unrelated note: Isn't this your Vulcan (bottom pic):
.: Castle Air Museum -- 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater, California :.

jky
__________________

__________________
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 July 2013, 17:18   #42
Member
 
mister p's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: LONDON
Make: SR4/ZODIAC/3D
Length: 4m +
Engine: 30T/40T
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,433
Can't say it's mine, looks like it's your's now!.......how far did you have to push that?
__________________

__________________
mister p is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 July 2013, 17:22   #43
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,194
When at Kemble a month ago, this came in.. Some close up for you perusal!!
looks like it was the latter supercharged version..
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	036.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	90.3 KB
ID:	82686   Click image for larger version

Name:	047.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	157.0 KB
ID:	82687   Click image for larger version

Name:	045.jpg
Views:	62
Size:	99.6 KB
ID:	82688   Click image for larger version

Name:	042.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	108.4 KB
ID:	82689   Click image for larger version

Name:	044.jpg
Views:	58
Size:	120.7 KB
ID:	82690  

__________________
matt h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 July 2013, 17:28   #44
Member
 
mister p's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: LONDON
Make: SR4/ZODIAC/3D
Length: 4m +
Engine: 30T/40T
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,433
A bit tricky to ID properly ( propellerly ) as three blades were used across many Mk's but supercharged yes.
Cool kit. You're lucky to have seen that.
__________________
mister p is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 July 2013, 17:48   #45
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: gloucestershire
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 340
considering the forum we are on , I think the sunderland flying boat should get a nomination.
__________________
camelgas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 July 2013, 17:53   #46
Member
 
mister p's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: LONDON
Make: SR4/ZODIAC/3D
Length: 4m +
Engine: 30T/40T
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,433
Seaplane..........as it is a 'plane that lands on water, not a boat that flies ( of which there are many) but this is a seaplane.
Also agree with you, the Sunderland is worthy of a mention just not very pretty.
__________________
mister p is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 July 2013, 21:20   #47
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset & Hants
Boat name: Streaker/Orange
Make: Avon/Ribcraft
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50Yam/25 Mariner
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,551
Quote:
Originally Posted by mister p View Post
Seaplane..........as it is a 'plane that lands on water, not a boat that flies ( of which there are many) but this is a seaplane.
Also agree with you, the Sunderland is worthy of a mention just not very pretty.
The Sunderland is a flying boat...it's the hull is also the fuselage, a sea plane has a fuselage and separate floats...also known as a float plane...

But either way the Catalina takes the prize in flying boat stakes..ugly, but lovely being built for purpose.

However I'm still a fan of the valkyrie ...don't recall the number..but think Concorde with attitude...Google image it.....awesome
__________________
PeterM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 July 2013, 06:44   #48
Member
 
mister p's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: LONDON
Make: SR4/ZODIAC/3D
Length: 4m +
Engine: 30T/40T
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,433
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeterM View Post
The Sunderland is a flying boat...it's the hull is also the fuselage, a sea plane has a fuselage and separate floats...also known as a float
Now you're splitting hairs :-)
__________________
mister p is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 July 2013, 06:51   #49
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset & Hants
Boat name: Streaker/Orange
Make: Avon/Ribcraft
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50Yam/25 Mariner
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,551
Quote:
Originally Posted by mister p View Post

Now you're splitting hairs :-)
I love a good plane spotting / anorak thread...:-)
__________________
PeterM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 July 2013, 07:45   #50
Member
 
longjohn's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bournemouth
Boat name: Seadrive
Make: Capelli Tempest 470
Length: 4m +
Engine: Suzuki DF70
MMSI: 235079113
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 540
One of the coolest for me! Vertical take off! The EE Lightning

__________________

__________________
longjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:53.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.