The plane enthusiasts thread

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Spinney, 9 Jan 2016.

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  1. Diogenes

    Diogenes Opinions, schminions

    No. We're getting nine P8s
     
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  2. DaveReading

    DaveReading Veteran

    One of the other drawbacks of the P-1 is that it has an indigenous engine that no other aircraft in the world uses.
     
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  3. What 737's ? A plane plagued with disaster !
     
  4. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    The very early 737s were dodgy. The very latest ones are dodgy. Those in between were great.
     
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  5. Houthakker

    Houthakker A Happy Wanderer

    Location:
    Lancashire coast
    Had a Saab Viggen fly over at the weekend following its display at the Southport airshow.(Not my photo I hasten to add, wasn't quick enough to get the camera out) and it does have a very nice outline. Although its a similar design to the Typhoon, it seems more balanced somehow. Not bad for a 50 year old jet!
    300px-Saab_AJS-37_Viggen_37098_52_%28SE-DXN%29_%289256079273%29.jpg
     
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  6. A B2 stealth bomber has just been seen flying over Chippenham heading for Fairford.
     
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  7. Engines bursting into flames , dodgy radar altimeter, sticking rudder actuators, metal fatigue in the fuselage.
     
  8. Diogenes

    Diogenes Opinions, schminions

    Not very stealthy then
     
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  9. Apparently it was flying below the cloud to prevent the stealthy paint being washed off !
     
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  10. tribanjules

    tribanjules Über Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    Not showing now
     
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  11. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Getting it wet shortens the life of the skin, and helps it show up on radar. They Americano imperialists don't want people to know what a radar return from. B2 looks like when its wet, so they avoid getting it wet at all costs.
     
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  12. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Try tracking by type.
    www.ads-b.nl
     
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  13. DaveReading

    DaveReading Veteran

    For obvious reasons most front-line military aircraft, unlike their civilian counterparts, don't transmit details of their position that would allow them to be easily plotted by the flight-trackers.

    It's still possible to determine their approximate location by picking up the signals sent by them simultaneously with several receivers and using a technique called multilateration (broadly analogous to triangulation), so if you see fast jets or bombers plotted on the flight-trackers, that's how they are doing it.
     
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  14. ozboz

    ozboz Über Member

    Location:
    Richmond ,Surrey
  15. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Vampire in the first picture?
     
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