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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2790 on: July 30, 2018, 09:52:31 AM »
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« Reply #2791 on: July 30, 2018, 10:21:03 AM »
Now, if only we could afford that many...............
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« Reply #2792 on: July 30, 2018, 11:00:41 AM »
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« Reply #2793 on: July 30, 2018, 11:49:30 AM »
Now, if only we could afford that many...............

sub them out with Folland Gnats ... you could have 50 of the little things swarming the threat
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« Reply #2794 on: July 30, 2018, 11:51:34 AM »
And we still have a couple of Fairy Swordfish............
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« Reply #2795 on: July 30, 2018, 11:56:54 AM »
damn good planes... considering their speed

damn things would be pretty stealthy too   ;)
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« Reply #2796 on: July 30, 2018, 11:57:54 AM »
Except for the racket they make....
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« Reply #2797 on: July 30, 2018, 12:23:01 PM »
Well, the Italians don't like 'em for sure.
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« Reply #2798 on: July 30, 2018, 01:38:55 PM »
A pain in the butt for the german navy now and then too  :D
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2799 on: July 30, 2018, 05:46:08 PM »
The Fairey Swordfish- they called it the 'Stringbag' because, just like Granny's string bag shopping bag, it could carry just about anything you asked of it and more and get all of it to where you needed it to be.


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« Reply #2800 on: July 30, 2018, 06:21:24 PM »
Before america was in World War II, a naval officer was seconded to a british carrier, to observe air operations.
The Swordfish had such a low stall speed, that it could fly into a headwind at low speed and it appeared to be hovering in place.
The american officer was watching this surprising ability and he asked,  "Who makes that plane."
"Oh, Faireys."
He stared at the brit, "Of course, they do."
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2801 on: July 31, 2018, 07:12:21 AM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2802 on: July 31, 2018, 08:33:31 AM »
Before america was in World War II, a naval officer was seconded to a british carrier, to observe air operations.
The Swordfish had such a low stall speed, that it could fly into a headwind at low speed and it appeared to be hovering in place.
The american officer was watching this surprising ability and he asked,  "Who makes that plane."
"Oh, Faireys."
He stared at the brit, "Of course, they do."

I've heard that story before.

Made me think that aircraft recognition was not high on the training curriculum :-)
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2803 on: July 31, 2018, 09:46:51 AM »
Good write-up on the Fairy Swordfish in Wikipedia.   :bd: :bd:
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2804 on: August 01, 2018, 07:20:46 AM »
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HMS Hood and HMS Glowworm (H92) in Scapa Flow, March 1940.

"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

"you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire" - Bawb

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