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Are the Harrier and Jaguar "beautiful"?

WLSC

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What about this one ?

 

MarkOttawa

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FusMR: A lot prettier than this McDonnell:
http://www.midwaysailor.com/photos/phantom-f4h1f.html

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That's my baby. Wrong Sqn though ;)

Sorry about that  :p  I have to admit that even if I dont realy know if it was a good plane, she's got a da... good look.
 

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recceguy said:
That's my baby. Wrong Sqn though ;)

This is better

My previous boss informed me that his father was the brain behind the Hawk One paint job on the Voodoo. Somewhere I have a picture of the last formation flight of the Voodoo's over North Bay. I miss the sound of them playing games over the city (to be a kid again!)
 

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FusMR: First Voodoo, pretty:
http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2332

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They are all quite nice looking, as beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
I think this is also a beauty: video
 

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Posté par: MarkOttawa
« le: Aujourd'hui à 06:09:50 »
FusMR: First Voodoo, pretty:

Ouin...  A good exemple of what evolution can do, in a good way. 
 

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My personal fave for fast, deadly and beautiful.

http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/v2/equip/hst/freefight-eng.asp
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The blurb that goes with this photo:
The CF-5 shows its classic jet fighter profile, which also goes to show why modern jet fighters have earned the nickname "Lawndarts". Their appearance does call to mind the basic shape of a lawn dart due to their generally long, pointed noses, narrow bodies and large wing and tail surfaces.

Loved having these fly over, rattling the windows when I was a kid in Cold Lake.

You may also recognize it as the bad guy in the movie "Top Gun".
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Without the CDN markings, of course.
 

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Found this looking for something else, but this is beautiful for the surviving crew:

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"Lawrence M. Delancey, 0-41351, Army Air Forces, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a pilot of a B-17 bomber on a mission over Germany  15 October 1944.  Immediately after bombs away Lt. Delancey's aircraft was hit by flak.  A shell pierced the chin turret and exploded in the nose, killing the bombardier and destroying practically all the instruments.  The entire nose section was shorn off and all that remained was a tangled mass of instruments, wires and sheet metal.  With the oxygen equipment ruined and a sub-zero gale rushing through the plane, Lt. Delancey descended to a lower altitude and headed out of enemy territory.  Flying at reduced speed and unable to take proper protective measures with his off-balanced plane, he was subjected to every conceivable type of ground fire.  By sheer determination and tenacity he managed to bring the battered aircraft over the home base.  Without proper brakes Lt. Delancey climaxed this miraculous feat of flying skill and ability by accomplishing a safe landing.  His actions under conditions which would have caused a less courageous pilot to abandon his aircraft are in keeping with the finest traditions of the Army Air Forces.  Entered the military service from Oregon.

By Command of Lieutenant General DOOLITTLE"
 

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My personal Favorite is the Voodoo. Growing up in Northern NB and watching 416 Sqn exercise against Loring AFB fighters was awesome. Always wanted to fly one. (damn colour vision 3)
 

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Do you want to see and hear beautiful?

http://www.flyingmachinestv.co.uk/SpitPL965.wmv

The only flying Spitfire Mk. 11 is the email caption but a website reports it is a Mk XI, which was photo recce (larger fuel tank and deeper chin)

The Merlin engine: Spit, Lanc, Mosquito, etc.  Made the P-51 the airplane it was.

If you are ever in England, going to Duxford is a must.

http://duxford.iwm.org.uk/
 

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69. I can play this game ALL day. (also I did your 20 pushups George. Never let it be said I'm a poor sport ;D )
 

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When I was first learning "From the Right, Number!"

I,II,III,IV,V,VI VII.......................

It never quite leaves you ;D
 
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