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by ANZUS340
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Admiral Kuznetsov Suffers Major Fire
Replies: 20
Views: 5026

Re: Admiral Kuznetsov Suffers Major Fire

I hope they do write it off. 1. Russia's Military doctrine is based on Defence. They have a lot of Air Bases and can build as many more as they like. They have credible Air Defence Systems and of course Nuclear Deterrence. Difficult to see how the Kutznetsov enhances their Defence Capabilities. 2. ...

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by ANZUS340
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mig-29M-2. Different types?
Replies: 14
Views: 1488

Re: Mig-29M-2. Different types?

The aircraft in the first photo I posted in my opening post is MiG-35D? Converted from a MiG-29KUB. Here is a picture of the same aircraft I believe with Mig-35 painted on the side. And later that Mig-35 written on the side was removed and 747 painted on the side of the engine. First photo in openi...

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by ANZUS340
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mig-29M-2. Different types?
Replies: 14
Views: 1488

Re: Mig-29M-2. Different types?

Here is the best explanation I can give, however I will have to introduce a new nomenclature. In Russia, aircraft are often given an internal designation index, or "izdeliye". For the MiG-29, the classic versions we all know that were mass produced in the 80s and until the mid 90s were th...

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by ANZUS340
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mig-29M-2. Different types?
Replies: 14
Views: 1488

Re: Mig-29M-2. Different types?

sovietjet wrote:
Here is the best explanation I can give .


That some awesome information. Thankyou so much. It certainly answers a lot of questions. I will be rereading when I have more time as I can already tell I will have more questions. Thankyou.

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by ANZUS340
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mig-29M-2. Different types?
Replies: 14
Views: 1488

Re: Mig-29M-2. Different types?

There's also two aircraft factories producing MiG fighters as well; Moscow Aircraft Production Organization (MAPO) and the Sokol Aircraft Plant. So there are even production differences as a result of being produced at two different factories... I am pretty sure I read somewhere that MiG-29s are on...

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by ANZUS340
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mig-29M-2. Different types?
Replies: 14
Views: 1488

Re: Mig-29M-2. Different types?

Also, the Russians have a habit of taking air frames already produced, but not finished, and reworking them into new air frames later on. So a late production aircraft could in fact be an early production air frame that was stored and subsequently reworked years later as a different aircraft model,...

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by ANZUS340
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mig-29M-2. Different types?
Replies: 14
Views: 1488

Re: Mig-29M-2. Different types?

Lower one looks like a prototype. Top looks like a production aircraft. As I understand it, the original MiG-29 was developed into the improved MiG-29M, featuring among various upgrades a bigger wing and elevators. This version never found any customers. At one point it went under the MiG-33 design...

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by ANZUS340
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mig-29M-2. Different types?
Replies: 14
Views: 1488

Re: Mig-29M-2. Different types?

Apart from the APU inlet, what other differences do you see that make you say they look quite different? If you look at the tail flats of the two aircraft, granted not overly easy to view in these photos, you will see that the outside corners of the tail flats are different. The angle cut on the ta...

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by ANZUS340
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mig-29M-2. Different types?
Replies: 14
Views: 1488

Mig-29M-2. Different types?

I have seen a couple of different photos each claiming to be Mig-29M-2. However, they both sport slightly different features. Does anybody know why these aircraft would have the same designation but look quite different? Obviously there is something I am missing. One of the aircraft I have seen call...

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by ANZUS340
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chengdu J-20 potential DPRK export?
Replies: 41
Views: 7234

Re: Chengdu J-20 potential DPRK export?

So is the Chinese J-20 further along than the Russian Su-57 in production and capability? The J-20 is further along the production timeline, all things point to an operational squadron of the aircraft as reported in numerous media articles while the Su-57 is yet to reach squadron service. Both appe...

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by ANZUS340
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chengdu J-20 potential DPRK export?
Replies: 41
Views: 7234

Re: Chengdu J-20 potential DPRK export?

So is the Chinese J-20 further along than the Russian Su-57 in production and capability?

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by ANZUS340
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135T
Replies: 5
Views: 4167

Re: KC-135T

It is located in the tail cone, on the bottom of the cone. The light can rotate and be directed into the refueling envelope, controlled by the Boom Operator. But that is not the only difference between the KC-135R and the KC-135T. The KC-135T was originally the KC-135Q until it was reengined. The &...

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by ANZUS340
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135T
Replies: 5
Views: 4167

KC-135T

Hi all. I have read the forums and although members say the difference between the KC-135R and the KC-135T is the location of a light (I think that is right?) Could somebody describe precisely where the light on the KC-135T is located or show it on a photo? I believe I am right in understanding that...

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by ANZUS340
Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man Carries AR-15 Rifle Through ATL
Replies: 179
Views: 11630

RE: Man Carries AR-15 Rifle Through ATL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B747400ERF" class="quote" target="_blank">B747400ERF</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>I quoted and linked the dictionary t...

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by ANZUS340
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: Singapore In Final Stages On F-35
Replies: 28
Views: 8064

RE: Report: Singapore In Final Stages On F-35

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Powerslide" class="quote" target="_blank">Powerslide</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>Good for you. This is why peace-lovi...

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by ANZUS340
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New GAO Report On F-35: Outlook Improving
Replies: 89
Views: 8969

RE: New GAO Report On F-35: Outlook Improving

I suppose when you hit the bottom of the elevator shaft the only way to go is up.

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by ANZUS340
Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Looking Fighter?
Replies: 110
Views: 22117

RE: Best Looking Fighter?

I am surprised nobody has chosen the F16 XL. This IMO takes an already beautiful plane and makes it stunning. I would follow the XL up with the Mirage 2000. IMO the Rafale is absolutely hideous. <center><table align="center" border="0" width="642" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" ><tr><td><a href="/u...

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by ANZUS340
Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Neil Armstrong Has Died
Replies: 50
Views: 6737

RE: Neil Armstrong Has Died

Sad day, yet demonstrates the march of time and history. All the best to a hero of the world and the Armstrong family and friends.

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by ANZUS340
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rare Visitor To Andrews AFB!
Replies: 28
Views: 7817

RE: Rare Visitor To Andrews AFB!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/genybustrvlr" class="quote" target="_blank">genybustrvlr</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>The Saudis don't like us? This is ...

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by ANZUS340
Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ New Black & White Fern Leaf Livery
Replies: 12
Views: 7805

RE: NZ New Black & White Fern Leaf Livery

Here is an article along with a video of the 777. It is pretty cool IMO.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/new-ze...212827/Air-NZ-goes-all-black-again

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by ANZUS340
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did You Ever Miss Out On Something Cool In The Military?
Replies: 22
Views: 10975

Did You Ever Miss Out On Something Cool In The Military?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Powerslide" class="quote" target="_blank">Powerslide</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>The thread title and original post mak...

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by ANZUS340
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: If It Kicked Off In Korea...
Replies: 108
Views: 13496

RE: If It Kicked Off In Korea...

^^Of course I could be entirely wrong in my theory. Sad, but it would not be the first time.

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by ANZUS340
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: If It Kicked Off In Korea...
Replies: 108
Views: 13496

RE: If It Kicked Off In Korea...

Do you include China anywhere in your potential scenario? I tend to think that NKs biggest advantages are in the size of its army and massed artillery, including rocket forces. Nevertheless, <acronym title="Spirit Airlines (USA)">NK</acronym> equipment is of inferior quality compared with the wester...

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by ANZUS340
Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: French Union Understands "Buy US" Attitude For KC-X
Replies: 59
Views: 8428

RE: French Union Understands "Buy US" Attitude For KC-X

Oh for crying out loud. As I said more than a year ago the USAF will buy American, regarding this order. It is incredulous that people would believe any different. Most times politics trumps capabilities when it comes to military purchases. Whether the Boeing or Airbus product is superior means litt...

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by ANZUS340
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 Costs About To Soar, Says Pentagon
Replies: 135
Views: 18555

RE: F-35 Costs About To Soar, Says Pentagon

would the <acronym title="DAS Air Limited (Kenya)">SE</acronym> be more attractive to the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> or foreign air forces if fitted with thrust vectoring (FX program) or canards and a F22 style cockpit? Also, what is the advantage of getting rid of the canted tails? ...

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by ANZUS340
Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 Costs About To Soar, Says Pentagon
Replies: 135
Views: 18555

RE: F-35 Costs About To Soar, Says Pentagon

Being an election year, with the Democratic Party trying to win some favor in the country, the F35 is unlikely to get the chop. It is all politics. The Republican Party would make a lot of hay over health care, the changing nuclear policy, the cutting of the manned space program and the chopping of ...

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by ANZUS340
Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How Much Is A B-24 Worth?
Replies: 15
Views: 13278

RE: How Much Is A B-24 Worth?

I remember about 10 years ago, I looked up into the sky and I would say at a height of around 2,000ft I saw a 24 and 17 flying over me. It was the first time I had ever seen either plane outside of TV or books etc. Such a great sight.

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by ANZUS340
Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RN Carriers And JSF Get Slashed
Replies: 50
Views: 10521

RE: RN Carriers And JSF Get Slashed

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by ANZUS340
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RN Carriers And JSF Get Slashed
Replies: 50
Views: 10521

RE: RN Carriers And JSF Get Slashed

I am curious and more than just a little ignorant, but why did the UK decide they needed large flattops? If only using STOVL, why did they not go for carriers of around 30-35 tonnes? Would those ships have not been cheaper to build and operate? It seems to me that the HMS Invincible and her sisters ...

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by ANZUS340
Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Falklands War And Argentina Airforce
Replies: 90
Views: 20131

RE: Falklands War And Argentina Airforce

L-188. Good points, thanks.

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by ANZUS340
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Falklands War And Argentina Airforce
Replies: 90
Views: 20131

RE: Falklands War And Argentina Airforce

The thing that bothers me about missiles such as Exocet and Harpoon is that they are not designed to be ship killers. Theoretically they are meant to cripple ships, as saving them takes up valuable resources (well this is my understanding). Missiles like Tomahawk or the various Soviet/Russian missil...

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by ANZUS340
Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Falklands War And Argentina Airforce
Replies: 90
Views: 20131

RE: Falklands War And Argentina Airforce

But if the Argies had had access to greater number of Exocet missiles, enabling them to thwart a landing would that have stopped British ownership of the islands? Would the UK have had the ability to blockade Argentine ports? I am wondering if they Could they have threatened all shipping to and from...

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by ANZUS340
Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Aircraft Carrier Questions
Replies: 94
Views: 18606

RE: US Aircraft Carrier Questions

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by ANZUS340
Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: For Sale: 2x SU-27UB
Replies: 8
Views: 6846

RE: For Sale: 2x SU-27UB

I would buy them both, but that shade of blue really does not match my eyes.

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by ANZUS340
Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing To Propose 777 Tanker Version
Replies: 176
Views: 20492

RE: Boeing To Propose 777 Tanker Version

This will go entirely to Boeing. This is entirely political. If Airbus think they are going to win or get the "lion's share" of this they are crazy. This is not about the best plane for the price. It is all about Boeing's ability to lobby. Do I have proof of this assertion? No, as this is simply my ...

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by ANZUS340
Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: QE2: Riding The Atlantic In Fine Style
Replies: 35
Views: 4966

RE: QE2: Riding The Atlantic In Fine Style

Beautiful ship and in my opinion far more elegant than the QM2.

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by ANZUS340
Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Would A Nimitz Class CV Work For The Indian Navy?
Replies: 41
Views: 14201

RE: Would A Nimitz Class CV Work For The Indian Navy?

How much per day does it cost to run a CV/CVN the size of the JFK/Nimitz?

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by ANZUS340
Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Bush / CVN-77 Commissioned
Replies: 84
Views: 24565

RE: USS Bush / CVN-77 Commissioned

There is no glory in most of these names. Carriers should be named after military heroes or famous battles as in the old days. The Ford, the Reagan-come on. Just as bad was naming an outstanding <acronym title="Seoul - AB / Sinchonri (K-16) (SSN / RKSM), South Korea">SSN</acronym> the Jimmy Carter. ...

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by ANZUS340
Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2012 Presidential Election - Nominate A Republican
Replies: 74
Views: 4010

RE: 2012 Presidential Election - Nominate A Republican

Joe the Plumber and Tito the Builder.

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by ANZUS340
Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Most Impressive Ship To Visit Your Home Port?
Replies: 37
Views: 11494

RE: The Most Impressive Ship To Visit Your Home Port?

When I was in Singapore I saw the Seawise Giant which I believe was the biggest ship in the world at the time. I saw her after she had been hit by a missile and she was all burnt out. Still a very impressive ship and a hell of alot bigger than the frigate I was on.

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by ANZUS340
Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A C-141 Starlifter "what If"?
Replies: 58
Views: 15786

RE: A C-141 Starlifter "what If"?

I made my first military jump out of a C-141. It was also the only jet aircraft I have jumped out of.

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by ANZUS340
Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia Rebuilding Its Military - Weakens Russia?
Replies: 29
Views: 4995

RE: Russia Rebuilding Its Military - Weakens Russia?

Seems to me the West would take the Bear quite seriously if it had a couple of nuke cruise missiles strapped to it.

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by ANZUS340
Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: WW1/2 Pilots With No Kills
Replies: 11
Views: 5673

RE: WW1/2 Pilots With No Kills

Thanks for the responses folks. I have learnt a lot from your responses. I think I have seen too many movies and read one or two many comics when I was a boy.

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by ANZUS340
Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: WW1/2 Pilots With No Kills
Replies: 11
Views: 5673

WW1/2 Pilots With No Kills

Hi all does anybody know of fighter pilots that did not get any shoot down opposing fighters in combat during either WW1/2? I assume most pilots shot down at least one enemy plane.

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by ANZUS340
Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AF To Rebid Tanker Replacement
Replies: 226
Views: 15888

RE: AF To Rebid Tanker Replacement

Does anybody really believe the US is going to give a contract like this to an outside party? If anybody believes another company aside from Boeing will ultimately win this contract then you are wonderfully gullible.

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by ANZUS340
Sun May 11, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Top Guns: World's Meanest Fighter Aircraft?
Replies: 84
Views: 14403

RE: Top Guns: World's Meanest Fighter Aircraft?

These arguments are always so easy to predict. The Europeans say the Typhoon is equal to the Raptor in capabilities.The Americans harp on about what a bargain the Raptor is and how much cheaper it is than Typhoon. You all suck! All your biases come through loud and clear. I also doubt most people on...

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by ANZUS340
Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Brand Of Airliner Is The Most Liked By Riders
Replies: 37
Views: 7086

RE: What Brand Of Airliner Is The Most Liked By Ri

I have never travelled on the A340. I do prefer the 777 over the A330. So far my fav. is the 747. Noise does not really bother me. I think it is all part of flying.

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by ANZUS340
Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Non-stop Flight By Airline
Replies: 70
Views: 18684

RE: Longest Non-stop Flight By Airline

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by ANZUS340
Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hawker Tempest V Spitfire And Mustang.
Replies: 7
Views: 29618

RE: Hawker Tempest V Spitfire And Mustang.

I was thinking of the latest versions that were in operation at the end of WW2. Thanks for the info people.

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by ANZUS340
Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hawker Tempest V Spitfire And Mustang.
Replies: 7
Views: 29618

Hawker Tempest V Spitfire And Mustang.

Hi all this is my first post and I have if the Tempest had any advantages over the Spitfire and Mustang. I have always thought it was brute of a machine to look at and that is about the extent of my aviation knowledge. Was it a better plane in a dogfight and did it have the range of the Mustang. I h...

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