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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    The English Electric Canberra was a great plane. Fast for its time and very agile. Noisy bugger though.

    Here's a nice clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER4tfH2Szoc
    Very nice too. I remember as a kid having a double treat if we had a day out to Blackpool (or that NW coast) as my Dad always drove from W Yorkshire towards Preston and went past the EE factory (which I think) was at Wharton. There always seemed to be Lightenings & Canberras lined up parallel to the road near the hangers.
    Come to think of it, I preferred seeing them to the rest of the day at the coast !

    In the mid 70s I was in the ATC and spent a summer camp at RAF Wyton, so it was Canberras all week. Especially remember the weird looking ones flown by the ECM Squadron/development team.

    What great times to have lived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddball View Post
    The Mosquito was a real beauty . I very often used to see the one from RAF Hawarden in North Wales come to Whixall Moss by us ,and spent 15 mins or so doing acrobatics . She was the one that crashed a few yrs later (cant remember her serial)
    Truthfully ,it was almost as good as sex , watching her roll and dive , and a thing I will never forget !
    I saw that Mosquito at the North Weald 'Fighter Meet' over twenty years ago. Sounded like a cross between a Lancaster and Spitfire (naturally enough ). Lovely plane!


    I also saw the Grumman Tiger Cat there and it was even more spectacular for a twin prop piston job. Amazingly powerful and acrobatic. Later generation of plane though.

    One here. Incredible plane. And the speed and sound................ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1uTPNsA9mg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinyl turner View Post
    Very nice too. I remember as a kid having a double treat if we had a day out to Blackpool (or that NW coast) as my Dad always drove from W Yorkshire towards Preston and went past the EE factory (which I think) was at Wharton. There always seemed to be Lightenings & Canberras lined up parallel to the road near the hangers.
    Come to think of it, I preferred seeing them to the rest of the day at the coast !

    In the mid 70s I was in the ATC and spent a summer camp at RAF Wyton, so it was Canberras all week. Especially remember the weird looking ones flown by the ECM Squadron/development team.

    What great times to have lived.
    There are Lightning and Canberra gate guardians at Warton and Samlesbury, so you can still see them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I saw that Mosquito at the North Weald 'Fighter Meet' over twenty years ago. Sounded like a cross between a Lancaster and Spitfire (naturally enough ). Lovely plane!


    I also saw the Grumman Tiger Cat there and it was even more spectacular for a twin prop piston job. Amazingly powerful and acrobatic. Later generation of plane though.

    One here. Incredible plane. And the speed and sound................ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1uTPNsA9mg
    The tiger cat was nearly the skyrocket until it blew up

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    The tiger cat was nearly the skyrocket until it blew up
    The Skyrocket was a similar but older concept. The Tigercat has nearly twice the power.
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    The nose & cockpit of the Skyrocket (never heard of this one before) is quite reminiscent of the Bristol Beaufighter.
    It doesn't look very aero-dynamic, but an interesting design.

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    Ridiculous! It will crash. Torsional effects from the mass of the two fuselages will tear the central wing apart. It's the only thing holding them together.

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    must be April dont fancy trying it
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    Hawker Sea Fury display. Beautiful prop fighter. Great power & speed!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kJh47BMTRo
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