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PostPosted: April 13th, 2012, 6:56 am 
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This occasion is thought to be the the first time seven Fokker Dr. I triplanes have been seen and photographed air to air since WW1. April 7, 2007

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PostPosted: April 18th, 2012, 4:11 am 
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Chiftelos wrote:This occasion is thought to be the the first time seven Fokker Dr. I triplanes have been seen and photographed air to air since WW1. April 7, 2007
That is a simply gorgeous photo! I love WW1 aircraft.

I was originally going to post a pix of my fave German WW1 plane, the Siemens D.IV but I couldn't find a decent photo of it on the web (so I just went with the Halifax because of family ties.)

The only old military aircraft I have been in is an old discommished B-25 Mitchell bomber (on the ground, not in flight.) The B-25 is deceptively small for a bomber and it was pretty cramped to get around in it.

I've also been around a bunch of T-6 Texans. Back in the mid 1980s, when I was in my late teens, I was an extra in a Canada Film Board film short as a WW2 ground crewman. They had me and a couple of others of us on a tarmac trying to direct these stand-in T-6's around on the ground (done up as some sort of faux Allied fighters). Never saw the finished film however and no clue what it was called.

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PostPosted: April 18th, 2012, 12:19 pm 
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The full set of the Fokkers can be found here, if you're interested:

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.s ... entry=true
http://www.airplane-pictures.net/regist ... p?p=ZK-FOK

And I wouldn't mind acting as an extra for one of those movies. :germansmile:
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PostPosted: April 18th, 2012, 1:20 pm 
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70 years are marked this day since the Doolittle Raid.

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[..] was the first air raid by the United States to strike the Japanese Home Islands (specifically Honshu) during World War II. By demonstrating that Japan itself was vulnerable to American air attack, it provided a vital morale boost and opportunity for U.S. retaliation after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.

Sixteen U.S. Army Air Forces B-25B Mitchell medium bombers were launched from the U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier USS Hornet deep in the Western Pacific Ocean. The plan called for them to bomb military targets in Japan, and to continue westward to land in China—landing a medium bomber on the Hornet was impossible. All the aircraft involved in the bombing were lost and 11 crewmen were either killed or captured—with three of the captured men executed by the Japanese Army in China. One of the B-25s landed in the Soviet Union at Vladivostok, where it was confiscated and its crew interned for more than a year. Thirteen entire crews, and all but one crewman of a 14th, returned either to the United States or to American forces.

At 07:38 on the morning of 18 April, while the task force was still about 650 nautical miles (1,200 km) from Japan, it was sighted by the Japanese picket boat No.23 Nittō Maru, a 70-ton patrol craft, which radioed an attack warning to Japan.[18] The boat was sunk by gunfire from USS Nashville;[N 2] the chief petty officer who captained the boat committed suicide rather than be captured, but five of the eleven crew survived when they were picked up by Nashville.[19] Doolittle and Hornet skipper Captain Marc Mitscher decided to launch the B-25s immediately—10 hours earlier and 170 nautical miles (310 km) farther from Japan than planned.[N 3] After respotting to allow for engine start and runups, Doolittle's aircraft had 467 feet (142 m) of takeoff distance.[20] Despite the fact that none of the B-25 pilots, including Doolittle, had ever taken off from a carrier before, all 16 aircraft launched safely between 08:20 and 09:19. (The 16th B-25 had been included only as a reserve, intended to fly along as an observation and photographic platform, but when surprise was compromised, Doolittle decided to use all 16 aircraft in the attack.)[21] This was the only time that United States Army Air Forces bombers were launched from a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier on a combat mission.

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PostPosted: April 19th, 2012, 1:37 am 
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Chiftelos wrote:The full set of the Fokkers can be found here, if you're interested
Thanks! Some beautiful photos there. All the old black and white photos of aircraft from WW1 don't show just how colourful the paint schemes were back then. These do!

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PostPosted: April 24th, 2012, 12:04 am 
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Saw this exact plane fly over my house a few weeks ago


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PostPosted: April 27th, 2012, 7:13 am 
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^ I'd get a hard-on from hearing those engines roar.
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I'll leave this here, since it involves planes. Check out the view at 3.10, it's so fucking sweet.

Flying through a Hurricane Eye wall

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PostPosted: April 28th, 2012, 8:50 am 
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PostPosted: May 8th, 2012, 1:21 pm 
Chift, an idea what that entire program is? I'd love to watch the entire thing.


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PostPosted: May 14th, 2012, 6:53 pm 
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Gumstead wrote:Chift, an idea what that entire program is? I'd love to watch the entire thing.
http://www.umbrellaent.com.au/p-2249-im ... asers.aspx apparently.

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