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Achilles_NZ
12-28-2009, 11:41 AM
Some interesting achive footage of RNZAF display team flying the old Vampire http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwjzuXvfyrU

I never cease to be amazed at what you can turn up on utube. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif

mortoma
12-28-2009, 07:04 PM
The Vampire would have been an excellent "46" fighter and it's too bad it was not added. I don't even know if it was considered but it would have been more appropriate than some of the jets that were included, like the TA-183, for example.
Might have flown in the war had we Americans not hogged up the few engines the Brits needed to test the Vampire prototype!! Would have been a lovely addition to the sim.

Waldo.Pepper
12-28-2009, 08:09 PM
Looks like great fun.

I don't know what it is though but the Meteor always does it for me. More so than the Vampire, even though I consider the Vampire a 'better' aircraft.

Art-J
12-29-2009, 11:42 AM
Damn, F/O Trevor Bland, with his "Oh-I'm-a-Hot-Stud" hairstyle and Hollywood'ish smile looks just as if he was taken from some cheesy romance movie http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. Seems to be a good pilot, though!

Cheers - Art

Monty_Thrud
12-30-2009, 05:35 AM
Nice!...although i'm a piston-head born and bred, the Vampire, Meteor, Me262, P59 are some of the few suck n blow type flying thingies i would like to see in this Sim(and yes they should have been in).

46 suck blowers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_jet_aircraft_of_World_War_II)

YES!, i knowwwwww.

Choctaw111
12-30-2009, 06:04 AM
Nice movie.
I haven't really seen too many films showing the Vampire.

Achilles_NZ
12-30-2009, 06:42 AM
Originally posted by Monty_Thrud:
Nice!...although i'm a piston-head born and bred, the Vampire, Meteor, Me262, P59 are some of the few suck n blow type flying thingies i would like to see in this Sim(and yes they should have been in).

46 suck blowers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_jet_aircraft_of_World_War_II)

YES!, i knowwwwww.

LMAO Monty, it is Mr Bland that you can blame for my interest in the old warbirds.
I remember back in around 83 - 85?, I was around 10 years old and there was a display at Whenuapai AFB.
This Mustang came hoooaring down the runway flat-tack.
In those days the crowd were able to be closer to the ation so-to-speak.
I dont recall its markings it was sporting at the time..I was too young to understand what RNZAF, RAAF, let alone what USAF was etc.
THE ONLY THING I do remember was the P-51 whizzing by sooo close that you could not only see but HEAR, FEEL, and SMELL it right in the pit of your gut.
I found out many years later that it was most probably flown by Mr Trevor Bland...flying her at the time.
Hard to describe how much of an impact that one fly-by had..unless you were there, but I'm pretty certain had it not happened, I wouldn't have the interest in WW2 avaiation that I have to this very day.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/Ardmore_Airshow/Ardmore06-12-092.jpg

Taken fom my phone...ran out of mem on my digi cam...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/Ardmore_Airshow/P06-12-09_1619.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/Ardmore_Airshow/P06-12-09_161901.jpg

This isn't the show I saw back in the day, but is THE very same Mustang... You'd love it Choctaw. You'd be a hard man NOT to be impressed.

Start-up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTFbb9bc7Dw

Fly-bys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwbGFPMWZSA

...and if ya just love Melins as I do... ***Crank the volume up***

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c6O66LqFKQ


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