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#21 DB

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 0530 AM

Just catching up - I always thought that this sub-forum was pretty much unused...

 

East Kirkby Lancaster - Fast taxis on their private runway. Pilot is apparently ex-BBMF. Rumoured to have become airborne "by accident" like a certain Victor, but I have no evidence for that.

 

Airworthy Shackletons - The Coventry (Bagington) Shackleton (taildragger) was restored to perform fast taxi runs, but the main wing spar is time expired and so will not fly again, unless far more money appears than is likely.

 

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#22 Chris Werb

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 0618 AM

What is a floating wing Stuart?


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#23 DB

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 0753 AM

My understanding is that Shackleton has a Lincoln wing.

 

An acquiantance of mine was involved with the Shackleton, back when they were investigating the fabrication of a new main spar. There were various... political... issues and I think he's no longer involved, so I'm afraid I can't get anything more out of him about it.


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#24 MiloMorai

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 0946 AM

Thanks Stuart.

 

Clearer in this photo.

 

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#25 Mr King

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 1331 PM

Yes, thank you Stuart. 


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 1342 PM

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The coal stoker on that one must have gotten airsick!


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#27 MiloMorai

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 1501 PM

Don't know how true it is but it is said the Victor wing had its roots in research done for the Ar234.

 

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#28 Mikel2

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 1720 PM

More delta porn.

 


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 1737 PM

More delta porn.

 

Looks like the clip Mr. King used.  Still, the formation flyby makes it worthwhile--thanks!


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 1941 PM

Don't know how true it is but it is said the Victor wing had its roots in research done for the Ar234.

 

 

 

You may be thinking of the Heinkel 60-ton bomber concept:

 

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#31 Mr King

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 0259 AM

 

More delta porn.

 

Looks like the clip Mr. King used.  Still, the formation flyby makes it worthwhile--thanks!

 

 

I wish I could take credit for the animated gif, but I did not create it. I just share what I find.  :)


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#32 Mr King

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 0305 AM

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 0737 AM

 

 

More delta porn.

 

Looks like the clip Mr. King used.  Still, the formation flyby makes it worthwhile--thanks!

 

 

I wish I could take credit for the animated gif, but I did not create it. I just share what I find.  :)

 

NOT complaining!  You find really good stuff! :D


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#34 MiloMorai

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 0754 AM

 

Don't know how true it is but it is said the Victor wing had its roots in research done for the Ar234.

 

 

 

You may be thinking of the Heinkel 60-ton bomber concept:

 

HeinkelLong-RangeBomber-Profile.jpg

 

 

Nope.

 

The Ar234 V16, 18, 26 and 30 were to be used to test the verauchsflugel wings.

 

The crescent wing was patented by R. Kosin and W. Lehmann in 1942. Much of the Arado research was incorporated into the Victor.


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 1233 PM

Welll . . . the Valiant was supposed to be the low-risk (Ha! Look how long they lasted!), quick into service option, IIRC, & the Vulcan & Victor were the high-tech high risk options, both developed in case one failed & then both ordered.

 

And then we had the problem of all those aircraft companies we had at the time having limited production capacity, so maybe we needed to order both to get the desired number in the desired time. Because we hadn't made them consolidate after the war, as we should have done.

 

I've always liked the Victor, & sometimes wish some of the Vulcan mania was Victor mania.


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#36 Colin

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 1321 PM

Lincoln's?

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 1333 PM

Welll . . . the Valiant was supposed to be the low-risk (Ha! Look how long they lasted!), quick into service option, IIRC, & the Vulcan & Victor were the high-tech high risk options, both developed in case one failed & then both ordered.

 

And then we had the problem of all those aircraft companies we had at the time having limited production capacity, so maybe we needed to order both to get the desired number in the desired time. Because we hadn't made them consolidate after the war, as we should have done.

 

I've always liked the Victor, & sometimes wish some of the Vulcan mania was Victor mania.

 

I agree, the Vulcan is cool, but I always thought the Victor was cooler - and from what I have read it was the superior aircraft in most respects.  Of course, Handley Page wasn't popular at the air ministry at the time...


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 1548 PM

This looks like 2 English Electric collided with a another aircraft http://en.wikipedia....i/Short_Sperrin

 

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 1601 PM

 

Lincoln's?

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Yes Colin. The nose, engine nacelles and 4 bladed props say so.


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 1603 PM

Doh! Already posted.


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