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Discussion in 'Travel' started by Charzes44, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Irene McC

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    Dear @Charzes44

    Thank you for starting this thread - right up my alley since I work for an aviation publication :)

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    One question? Does this include helicopters too? They are aircraft, if not aeroplanes I suppose
     
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    Absolutely!
     
  3. Irene McC

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    Well thank you! Let the floodgates open :D
     
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    South African Air Force Lynx
    Nikon D800 | 200-500

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    May look like a model in this picture, but it's a full size aircraft.
    Fuji XA1 & Zonlai 25mm at the Air & Space Museum.
     
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    On the left is a 1969 AA-1 Yankee Clipper, on the right a T-28 Trojan. I doubt a '69 AA-1 would actually have been a military plane, but I think there were models from following years that were used as trainers, after some safety issues, etc. had been addressed. X-E2, XF18-55, cropped because I was standing further away than it looks.

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    North American T-28 Trojan
    Nikon D610 24-70

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    Which thread am I in, Photo Association or Aeroplanes? ;) Either way, that's a cool shot there. :)
     
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    I like the shape of the Trojan. We have two here that display together sometimes in the same livery, looks great.
     
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    I'm not an airplane guy but I really enjoy all these photos. Put me down for a "like" on each one.
     
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    GOOD! keep an eye on this thread, I'm sure it will keep growing
     
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    One of the most innovative aircraft ever built that you've probably never heard of The Horton HO229 being restored at the Steven-Udvar Hazy Air Museum in Virginia. Twin jet engine powered flying wing with stealth capability developed, built and flown at the end of WWII and captured by the US military. Fuji X-P1 18-55mm.

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    ^ a little bit of background, please? @ronsxpro
     
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    In 1944 Hitler began a program (forgot the name), headed by Goering, to develop a way to deliver a "super weapon" to New York. The Horton brothers were architects, who had backgrounds in gliders, and won the contract to develop an aircraft that could fly fast and undetected for long distances. The HO229 was a fighter version of a long range bomber they had plans for and eventually wanted to build. The HO229 is a twin jet engine flying wing made from plywood that was coated with a special paint they developed that absorbed radar and a plexiglass cock pit cover. The aircraft was built and flight tested, was extremely quick and maneuverable but crashed on the second test flight due to an engine failure. The Hortons built a second one but at the end of WWII the aircraft and the plans were captured by the US military and supposedly the HO229 was disassembled and put in a warehouse where it supposedly stayed for years. It is currently under reconstruction at the museum having rotted from the storage.
     
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    Oh excellent, such a very interesting story. The history of these pieces is always worth knowing about.
    Thank you!
     
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    Great thread! As a kid I thought the F104 Starfighter was the coolest thing in the universe.

    The 787 turbofans up close and personal.

    My favorite photo from last week when the Blue Angels were in town...

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    Here is a version of the story reg. the HO229, I've read several versions about its development. Please login or register to view links
     
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    I had the enormous privilege of seeing the only flying Starfighter in Europe in June at the Danish Air Show (it rained all day)
    Makes a lovely whining noise when she flies

    X-T20 with 18-55

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    Yeah baby! That must have been amazing.
     

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