View Full Version : Anyone in the EAST MIDLANDS AREA.. I have a big one......want to see it?

12-01-2005, 01:09 PM
It is a one off, was built to carry the Russian Shuttle and has even carried a trawler externally on the roof lol........ A real Flying Boat so to speak....... She is at East Midlands Airport and due to depart at the last info I have at 8am Saturday Morning.......... In case you want to see her. Sorry about the picture the weather was as dull as http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif Pingu http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif


12-01-2005, 01:12 PM
Too uber, its a La-7 in disguise, sorry http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

12-01-2005, 01:15 PM
Mine is much bigger! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

12-01-2005, 01:24 PM
Ya know im almost tempted! but i have lots of revision to do http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

12-01-2005, 04:19 PM
What do you mean " sorry about the picture"? It's an excellent picture...much better than a boring blue sky...kind of moody.

Anyway, I can't make it as I come fom the West Midlands, and besides, I'm living in Sweden now! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Anyone there from Sutton Coldfield? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

12-01-2005, 04:26 PM

Check out the toy lorries.

12-01-2005, 04:29 PM
Hey you could fit Northampton in that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Hot Space

12-01-2005, 04:30 PM
I want a yellow snow plough for Christmas http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif


Actually I was about to post 'sod the plane I'll take the trucks'!

12-01-2005, 04:34 PM
Think I've seen her in Manchester airport a couple of years ago... she is huge!!!!!!

12-01-2005, 05:25 PM
I trust they're not using that to ferry people around to other countries for torture? Whoops...wrong country http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


12-01-2005, 05:34 PM
Anyone have the exact specs on her??

12-01-2005, 06:02 PM
Pfff I've seen bigger.

12-01-2005, 08:35 PM
You know my wife then http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Hot Space

12-01-2005, 09:19 PM
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12-02-2005, 09:59 AM
.... is this going to be include in the next patch ??????

12-02-2005, 01:39 PM
I think this is pure fact because its clearly the IL-12.

12-02-2005, 06:50 PM
She is still due to depart at 8 am Saturday. She
arrived due to a major clothes warehouse near Leicester in the UK burning down, she brought in a complete warehouse full of stock in one lift from China to replace the items that had been stockpiled for the UK Christmas rush...

They are presently filling her with 70,000 shoeboxes full of donated gifts for the Children of the Ukraine as a gift from the Children of the UK over Christmas http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I have added a picture of her Baby sister that we get in all the time, one last year brought in 1,000,000 playstations in one load due to the unforseen rush for them...




12-03-2005, 05:26 AM
Great Scots http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif That thing is huge!...Some how that just doesn't sound right http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

12-03-2005, 06:26 AM
DAM N! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

I wished that I checked this site last week! I saw one of them about 1992 at the big farnborough air show when the Russian's came in force.

TT, Please give us a update if she doesn't leave this Saturday! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

12-03-2005, 07:29 AM
She departed at 8am this morning, I missed her taxying out etc because i was sporting a hangover, but watched her depart from my lounge...http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I am parallel with the runway about 3/4 a mile away, but slightly down hill from it, so I got an excellent view of her climbing out........... was really graceful http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

12-03-2005, 08:22 AM
I'm from the East Midlands tony, but quite a way from the airport, I'm out in the sticks.

Bakewell if you know it.

Looks a big one. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Andrew OConnor
12-03-2005, 08:46 AM
thats a 229 right? I flew in one across eastren Europe a few years ago when i was taking a model sumbarine to Norway. it looks big from the outside right? Go inside, it is like a bleeding hangar!

Ruy Horta
12-03-2005, 10:20 AM
What kit were you using when you took these pics?

12-03-2005, 10:23 AM
I have a Sony DSC F717 but have the add on telephoto lens as well, although i didnt need it for these shots, the thing just filled the lens http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I would like a Cannon D350 but cant afford it at the moment, I just bought a new dell LCD monitor for my PC that doubles as a HD TV http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif all.... cough............... 37 inches of it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif will be here in 7 days whooooooooo


hope its ok was a bit pissed when I ordered it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif



Yes I know Bakewell http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif been through it a couple of times i think http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

12-03-2005, 10:34 AM
Please tell me you got some shots of it flying past....that lens is pretty good on that camera, as a friend of mine has an older version. I would have had my old cannon T-90 with my 100 to 500 lens waiting for it. I want a D350 as well, but......

Thanks for the pics.....your photography is fine....it's what i do part of the time for a living.

And ...."wanna see it?"....the best title for a thread ive ever seen. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

12-03-2005, 02:44 PM
Hey you could fit Northampton in that

Can someone do that and take Northampton away, please! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif