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Re: Planes!
« Reply #2145 on: July 13, 2017, 06:07:07 PM »
He looks like Anthony Edwards went back in time.


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Re: Planes!
« Reply #2146 on: July 13, 2017, 06:16:07 PM »
That's a pretty fucking epic second though. Anyone who drove the Lead Sled is okay.

True. It was not an easy life for those guys. The Thud was kind of the Bf110 of it's time, too big to be a fighter, too small to be a bomber, yet expected pass as both.


He looks like Anthony Edwards went back in time.

Just as an aside here, did you watch the pseudo-pixar film 'Planes'? When the main plane character gets lost at sea he is escorted to a USN carrier by two F/A-18s. The two Hornets are voiced by non other than Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer.
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« Reply #2147 on: July 13, 2017, 06:19:16 PM »
Just as an aside here, did you watch the pseudo-pixar film 'Planes'? When the main plane character gets lost at sea he is escorted to a USN carrier by two F/A-18s. The two Hornets are voiced by non other than Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer.

Heh, I didn't know that. I saw the movie but don't remember it.

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« Reply #2148 on: July 15, 2017, 02:03:16 PM »
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« Reply #2149 on: July 16, 2017, 06:50:42 AM »
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« Reply #2150 on: July 16, 2017, 06:52:05 AM »
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« Reply #2151 on: July 16, 2017, 07:57:00 AM »
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They stole that from the US Navy.


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Italian Typhoon flies alongside a Polish MiG-29 during a Baltic Air Policing deployment.



Considering the Russian proclivity for hacking I'd think that the Poles would have traded in their MiGs by now for something that had avionics without legacy back-door exploits.
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« Reply #2152 on: July 16, 2017, 08:12:06 AM »
Heh. I doubt the current avionics on Polish Mig-29s has much in common with Russian systems.
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« Reply #2153 on: July 16, 2017, 11:39:16 AM »
also theres the question of whether or not vacuum tube analog systems can be hacked.
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« Reply #2154 on: July 16, 2017, 11:52:38 AM »
The Israelis handled the updates to the 29s. Doubt there are vacuum tubes anymore.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-polish-air-force-receives-first-upgraded-mig-29-389174/
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« Reply #2155 on: July 17, 2017, 05:28:34 AM »
Something is not Wright!

Can't wait to see their ME-262.
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Re: Planes!
« Reply #2156 on: July 17, 2017, 05:49:47 AM »
Something is not Wright!

Can't wait to see their ME-262.


Hey! That's not the A-5 variant! Where are the underwing gun pods?
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« Reply #2157 on: July 17, 2017, 06:03:29 AM »
From the book, Sled Driver. 
An oldie but a goodie.  The Hornet must die.

http://oppositelock.kinja.com/favorite-sr-71-story-1079127041
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« Reply #2158 on: July 17, 2017, 05:04:24 PM »
^I love stories like that. Having a military/civilian pilot for a dad meant that my childhood was full of them. Sadly, I've forgotten most of them and, at 80 years old, so has he.
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Re: Planes!
« Reply #2159 on: July 19, 2017, 01:31:35 PM »
http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10445

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