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MrBlueSky1960
11-29-2007, 01:18 AM
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Rare footage, well some I had never seen before any way, but very good colour film of some of my favorites...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-CTsFwJ9Sk

ploughman
11-29-2007, 02:03 AM
Lovely, thanks very much. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

MrBlueSky1960
11-29-2007, 03:06 AM
I think seeing WJ954 the B.2. Prototype was the biggest thrill to me... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/valiant/full/hitchwj954a.jpg

Bit of info... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

˜The B.2 prototype (WJ954) flew for the first time on the 4th of September 1953. The B.2 was a one-off prototype stressed for low-level, high-speed penetration as a target marker required by outdated RAF WW2 tactics. Shown off at Farnborough a few days later, the aircraft had two major visible changes - the nose was longer and the undercarriage was now located in big fairings underneath the wings instead of within the wing itself. This meant the wing could be a stronger structure for its low level requirements. WJ954 continued as a flying test-bed for a while but was eventually transported to Foulness in 1958 to be destroyed by having various weapons fired at it to assess the vulnerability of modern aircraft to gunfire.'

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ploughman
11-29-2007, 07:24 AM
That is a beautiful plane, and they shot it to bits. Peasants.

leitmotiv
11-29-2007, 07:56 AM
Sweeeeeet. One of my favorite FS9 aircraft was the Canberra.

ploughman
11-29-2007, 08:11 AM
Here's some shots of the Canberra PR 9 at RIAT 2006, the year it was finally retired from RAF service.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/canberra01RIAT2006.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/canberra02RIAT2006.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/canberra03RIAT2006.jpg

Low_Flyer_MkIX
11-29-2007, 08:13 AM
Yeah, that designer sure was good, eh? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Lovely movie MrBlueSky. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

leitmotiv
11-29-2007, 08:17 AM
Canberras, yum! Guess I'll have to grab my Corgi Suez Canberra and play for awhile!