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James May's 20th Century - Eurofighter Typhoon

Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:09 am

In Take Cover, Top Gear's James looks at how warfare drives ingenuity and gets to fly in the RAF's latest supersonic jet. It's an experience that he describes as "the most amazing thing I have ever done".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaPJw2O6cUg
 
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RE: James May's 20th Century - Eurofighter Typhoon

Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:18 am

Quoting EK20 (Thread starter):
It's an experience that he describes as "the most amazing thing I have ever done".

They've got those on a weekly basis, don't they?  Wink Still, nice every time I get to catch a glimpse.
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RE: James May's 20th Century - Eurofighter Typhoon

Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:29 am

So, Capt. Slow flies a Eurofighter. Amazing.  Smile
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RE: James May's 20th Century - Eurofighter Typhoon

Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:47 am

Well, he flew in a twin seater.
Undemanding TV, but his flight was rather spectacular to watch - I certainly envied James May then.
Anyone spot that while there was a camera mounted in front of May in the rear cockpit, air to air footage was from stock, since May was flying in a no.3 Sqn Typhoon, while the air to air shots were of a 17 Sqn machine.

[Edited 2007-07-18 20:48:43]
 
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RE: James May's 20th Century - Eurofighter Typhoon

Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:08 am

Quoting GDB (Reply 3):
Anyone spot that while there was a camera mounted in front of May in the rear cockpit, air to air footage was from stock, since May was flying in a no.3 Sqn Typhoon, while the air to air shots were of a 17 Sqn machine.

Haha! Not MORE BBC skullduggery! We should tell the Director General!
 
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RE: James May's 20th Century - Eurofighter Typhoon

Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:39 pm

.......Or a sensible use of licence payers money-or Defence funds, saving on having a second Typhoon or any chase plane airborne!
Of course, the MoD would have seen the programme as a good recruiter.
 
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RE: James May's 20th Century - Eurofighter Typhoon

Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:55 am

Da*n ! The vid is unavailable!! Have someone a other link i would appreciate it a lot.  bomb   irked 
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RE: James May's 20th Century - Eurofighter Typhoon

Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:36 am

Quoting AutoThrust (Reply 6):
The vid is unavailable!!

It is.

[Edited 2007-07-19 23:37:36]
 
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RE: James May's 20th Century - Eurofighter Typhoon

Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:01 am

Quoting EK20 (Thread starter):
In Take Cover, Top Gear's James looks at how warfare drives ingenuity and gets to fly in the RAF's latest supersonic jet. It's an experience that he describes as "the most amazing thing I have ever done".

And at least he didn't chunder, like Clarkson did when he was backseat in an F15E  Smile  Smile  Smile

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