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Reply #1125 on: June 04, 2021, 12:32:16 PM
Stand aside Mirth, another Bill Murray imitator has revealed himself.

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"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #1126 on: June 07, 2021, 02:00:09 PM
This is an outstanding YT channel put together by retired F-14 RIO, Ward Carroll. He is very knowledgeable and does a great job with his videos (he doesn't bore you to sleep). After watching a number of his videos, I'm tempted to back his Patreon.

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His video on Top Gun errors is fun




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Reply #1127 on: June 07, 2021, 04:34:32 PM
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Model of a proposed supersonic airliner conversion of the MiG-25



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Reply #1128 on: June 07, 2021, 04:48:21 PM
How very..perculiar.

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Reply #1129 on: June 07, 2021, 07:23:36 PM

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Reply #1130 on: June 07, 2021, 09:25:01 PM
It's wild that these are still in service and exercising with NATO

https://twitter.com/warplane_porn/status/1402072857363075073

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Reply #1131 on: June 07, 2021, 09:28:13 PM
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B-24D Liberator lead assembly ship "Barber Bob". These were planes painted in bright liveries to be spotted easily and help assemble bomber formations. 93rd Bomber Group, US 328th Bomber Squadron based on RAF Hardwick, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Feb 1943.



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Reply #1132 on: June 07, 2021, 10:31:45 PM
I remember seeing a model of a lead assembly ship in a scale modeler magazine when I was very young. It was covered in polka dots and had less than standard national insignia. My immediate reaction was WTF? until I read the article by the modeler.

I have some aviation history books with some photos of those ships. A damned clever idea when you think about it.

Thanks for sharing the picture.

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Reply #1133 on: June 08, 2021, 09:19:50 AM
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B-24D Liberator lead assembly ship "Barber Bob". These were planes painted in bright liveries to be spotted easily and help assemble bomber formations. 93rd Bomber Group, US 328th Bomber Squadron based on RAF Hardwick, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Feb 1943.




I didn't realize Pride Week was a thing back then   8)

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Reply #1134 on: June 08, 2021, 09:25:02 AM
I didn't realize Pride Week was a thing back then   8)

You were already too old for it by then?  :biggrin:

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Reply #1135 on: June 08, 2021, 09:32:47 AM
Oh, here we go! 




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Reply #1136 on: June 08, 2021, 04:31:01 PM
This is an outstanding YT channel put together by retired F-14 RIO, Ward Carroll. He is very knowledgeable and does a great job with his videos (he doesn't bore you to sleep). After watching a number of his videos, I'm tempted to back his Patreon.

Channel Link


His video on Top Gun errors is fun




Ok, I have to know. How many watts is the F-14's radar putting out? Are we talking microwave popcorn, or flaming death-beam?

Ok, yeah, 500 watts average, 10,000 watts peak. That'll defrost your Salisbury Steak.
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Reply #1137 on: June 08, 2021, 09:14:01 PM
Oh, here we go! 



That's the first thing I thought of.  ;D

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Reply #1138 on: June 12, 2021, 10:26:22 AM

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #1139 on: June 14, 2021, 03:13:32 PM
Not sure if this should be under helicopters or planes!


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