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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamS View Post

    Avro Shackleton Mk3.
    This aircraft is on display at the SAAF museum at AFB Swartkop near Pretoria, RSA.
    Was that a Lancaster derivative? Thought it was a Liberator at first glance.

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    Sort of, although it's a totally different plane. The Lincoln came between the Lancaster and Shackleton. Saw dozens of them flying as a kid, I lived near RAF Northolt. Lots of other good stuff flew there too.
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    This tells it all. http://bit.ly/30r7pga
    I flew a number of flights in a Shak testing camera equipment when I was doing my military service in the SAAF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haselsh1 View Post
    Geoff, that is seriously shit luck but in spite of my love of military aircraft I prefer to keep my feet on the ground.

    Paul, thanks so much for your comments. I still think that film is way better than digital (runs for cover).

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    I think this probably gives a real insight into the Shacks relationship to the Lanc . Quite a lot of stuff must have been the same

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    Lightning F6 at RAF Alconbury by Shaun Haselden, on Flickr


    Looking at this bugger there is no wonder that the British create such wonderful hi-fi equipment. Appalling reliability though and a nasty habit of catching fire. Technically outstanding and groundbreaking though with nothing to touch it for decades and then only really outdated due to combat techniques leaving it way behind.

    I had the pleasure of watching these at their last RAF base during the 70's and 80's up to their demise. That base was 10 miles down the road from where I lived.

    Fantastic memories.

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    Great plane, if a bit limited firepower wise. Could go damn high, and pretty much straight up
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Great plane, if a bit limited firepower wise. Could go damn high, and pretty much straight up
    Rumour had it back in the 70's that it could climb vertically and pass the sound barrier on the way up. I have spoken to old pilots at RAF Binbrook who claimed that they would often give their heading as 'vertical'. One guy once said that he was at 50,000 feet and still over the runway. I also remember being told that a few of the pilots had pushed the plane so much that they had started to strip the paint off through the effects of the heat. Two bloody missiles though and two guns if you were lucky is pretty piss poor.

    I'm guessing though that the electronics were valve so there is an immediate act of superiority


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    Lol.. Wouldn't surprise me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haselsh1 View Post
    Rumour had it back in the 70's that it could climb vertically and pass the sound barrier on the way up. I have spoken to old pilots at RAF Binbrook who claimed that they would often give their heading as 'vertical'. One guy once said that he was at 50,000 feet and still over the runway. I also remember being told that a few of the pilots had pushed the plane so much that they had started to strip the paint off through the effects of the heat. Two bloody missiles though and two guns if you were lucky is pretty piss poor.

    I'm guessing though that the electronics were valve so there is an immediate act of superiority

    Designed to counter Soviet nuclear bombers like the Bear I imagine so two missiles would stop 2 nuclear bombs dropping (assuming the Bears carried one big one each). A squadron of Lightnings would hopefully be able to counter the bombers. Nowhere to land unfortunately by the 70s as the ICBMs would have taken out their airfield while they were up.

    When I was at school in Louth we used to hear them miles away going full pelt with the afterburners on, it was amazing. Must have heard a few sonic bombs as well.

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