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One to go with the avatar.....

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Taken at Duxford airfield (near Cambridge) July 2008.

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Al,one to go with your avatar,again taken at Duxford last July. It's not often you get the chance to see three Hurricanes sitting out on the grass together.

I'll bet Sydney Camm never thought they'd last this long :D

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On a more modern note ... Liberia issue depicting Japanese Mitsubishi F2.

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Mitsubishi F-2A (13-8517) photographed at a very wet Nagoya-Komaki during an airshow in October 2007

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Ian, is that a Japanese knock-off of an F16 :?:
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Cover depicting the 50th anniversary of the 1st flight of the Boeing model 299 (B17 prototype) on the 28th July 1935

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....and 73 years later three B17G's were to be found gracing the tarmac at Duxford,this shot taken during the 2008 Flying Legends display
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Lakatoi 4 wrote:Ian, is that a Japanese knock-off of an F16 :?:
Tony,correct...with a few Jap modifications.
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Who said there wasn't a sound barrier :!:

Here's an F-18 showing the vapour cone that occurs when crossing through to mach 1 under certain atmospheric conditions (high humidity, etc.):

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There is a great MPEG video taken from a US aircraft carrier of a similar event (but I don't think I can link it to the board).
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Tony.....what the Hornet does,the Tomcat does better :lol: :lol: :lol:
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......or at least it did,until they retired them all....sad day,no more "Cats" thundering down the approach to Mirimar when the Navy operated the "Top Gun" school from there (believe the Marines operate the base now)
Spent many a fine day shooting Cats and scooters (F14's/A4's) amongst others from the end of the runway 8)
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Falkland Islands cover showing the mighty Avro Vulcan (made famous by the "Black Buck" raids during the conflict)
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....and here the only remaining flying Example (XH558) seen on short finals to RAF Leuchars (Fife) September 2008
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....another shot of her,roaring across the top of Leuchars.
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Sadly,rumour has it that the trust who operated her last year have run out of funding,she's very expensive to operate and with the current financial crisis it ain't looking to good.
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I have a collection of signed WWII covers, but I don't have good quality scans of them. They are back in Scotland, and I never got around to scanning them the last time I was home. Maybe this year. Here's a couple you might like. I know commemorative covers are not everyone's cup of tea but signed by the men and women who took part in such momentous events in history makes me glad to own them.

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Richard Todd the actor played the part of Guy Gibson, in the Dambusters movie. In 1944 Richard Todd (his acting career on hold) was a paratrooper with the 6th Airbourne who parachuted into France as part of the D-Day invasion.

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Somthing from Malaysia.

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Don,nice covers and well worth having........here's a shot of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster on short finals to RAF Leuchars in September 2007,there's only her and the one in Canada left in flying condition,it's always a pleasure to see her in the air.
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crosscrescent wrote:Somthing from Malaysia.

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Nice Andrew,the little Shorts Skyvan in the first stamp was built in Ireland,not far from me as the crow flies....still a few of them on the go with parachute schools and small freight companies.
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Here's one celebrating the Polish Airforce.

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And a couple more signed by some people you may have heard of.... Arthur Harris, and Douglas Bader.
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Don,here's an old photo of the Beech 95 Travel Air that Bader owned and operated during the 60's/70's (G-APUB)
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He paid a visit to a guy (John Steele) that lived across the street from us in the 60's,the guy had lost both legs in a bus accident and Bader came to visit him....i remember there was quite a crowd gathered to see this "Legend"
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Finnish stamp depicting a Douglas DC6 overflying a winter landscape.
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...and here a DC-6A/C-118A of Northern Air Cargo,landing at Ted Stephens/Anchorage airport Alaska on the 19th September 2004.
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I first saw this aircraft in October 1990,lying in one of the many scrapyards adjacent to Davis Monthan AFB in Arizona after it had finished its military career.A lot of dollars and much hard work saw her back in the air earning her keep hauling cargo around Alaska.
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beardmore10 wrote:Tony.....what the Hornet does,the Tomcat does better :lol: :lol: :lol:
Totally agree with that Ian :!:

There has never been a better fighter for fleet defense that the F-14 with it's long range radar tracking multiple targets simultaneously and long range Phoenix missiles that could shoot down a target over 90 nautical miles away.

A Soviet Bear, Badger or Blackjack bomber didn't have stood a chance with an F-14 in the sky. 8)
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Will read this thread with interest and might occasionaly be able to add something.

Once or twice a year I take myself a couple of hundred kms away to Temora for their flying display. They have two Spitfires and here is one of them.
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(but my favourite is the Canberra)

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Wow. This took off nicely Ian. lol. (No pun intended). By the way, the Japanese F2 is a copy of the US F16, just has a better warranty... Al.
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Ok. Here is a beauty. Can you guess what it is? I will give you a hint or two. She was Canadian built in the 1950s, the best plane of its day, and probably would still rank as one of the worlds best. Scary to think what she could do now with modern technology behind her. My favourite aircraft to start off with. Not a stamp, but had to put her on here. lol. Cheers. Al

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Another pic to show you scale and lines. Aint she a beaut. Cheers. Al
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Another Canadian built beauty from the years gone past. The Avro CF-100 Mark 5M. Affectionately know as the clunk. She was a work horse and was still being flown as an Electronic warfare and testbed aircraft well into the 90's. She stands on a pedestal (literally) on most Canadian Airforce bases now, but she was a great aircraft. Cheers. Al

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Al....ahhh the Avro Arrow,ranks alongside our own BAC TSR2,sadly they only ended up as museum pieces.
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this is the example in the Royal Air Force museum at RAF Cosford,there's also another example at Duxford
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Canadian stamp depicting images of the Korean War,one of the images being the F86 SabreImage

....and here a gaggle of Sabres grace the ramp at Nellis AFB in Nevada.This was the 1997 Nellis show and quite a few owners turned up with their pristine machines.
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One last one before I have to get going for the day here. A beautiful shot of the DeHavilland Vampire 3's of the aerobatic team operating from Trenton in 1949. Cheers. Al

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Nice Ian. At least it looks like you ended up with a complete aircraft in your museum. All our lads could scrounge of the Arrow from the scrap heap was a cockpit section, one landing gear and one orenda engine...of course rumours still abound about a whole aircraft which managed to escape the torch, and her ghost is still rumoured to be seen flying in remote areas of Canada today. Big country, hope they are true. Al
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Sheet depicting 100 years of aviation with the Red Arrows on the stamps.
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.....here they are displaying at RAF Fairford in July 2005,with a couple of Spitfires in tow.
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apride wrote:Nice Ian. At least it looks like you ended up with a complete aircraft in your museum. All our lads could scrounge of the Arrow from the scrap heap was a cockpit section, one landing gear and one orenda engine...of course rumours still abound about a whole aircraft which managed to escape the torch, and her ghost is still rumoured to be seen flying in remote areas of Canada today. Big country, hope they are true. Al
Al,some say.....her ghost thundered around Russia for a number of years :wink: guess we'll never find out in our lifetime what actually happened with the alleged missing test airframe....except to say that someone,somewhere knows what occurred.
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Kevin,this is the last RAF operational Canberra that i saw.This was taken at RAF Fairford in July 2006,39 Sqn/1 PRU (Photo Recon Unit)
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A Canberra operational in 2006 :?: What did they use it for - photographic work, training?

I became a convert in the late 50s, perhaps early 60s, when I saw one in western Sydney being thrown around the sky as though it was a Moth. Could not believe something so large could use so little air space. Of course I had no idea what I would see in the 21st century.

RAF Fairford sounds intriguing so that is tonights little research effort - just noticed the 2003 Royal International Air Tattoo had an attendance of 535 aircraft. WOW :!:
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Ian. Nice pics we are getting on here. I also was surprised to find out that England was still flying the Hawker Nimrods into the late 90's. Flew in one while I was there. For an old bird, she was beautiful. (Still like the Vulcan better though). Anyway, here is todays entrance from cold, desolate Canada. Cheers. Al
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KevinHedley wrote:A Canberra operational in 2006 :?: What did they use it for - photographic work, training?

I became a convert in the late 50s, perhaps early 60s, when I saw one in western Sydney being thrown around the sky as though it was a Moth. Could not believe something so large could use so little air space. Of course I had no idea what I would see in the 21st century.

RAF Fairford sounds intriguing so that is tonights little research effort - just noticed the 2003 Royal International Air Tattoo had an attendance of 535 aircraft. WOW :!:
Kevin,yep the unit was a photographic Recon outfit (1 PRU) based at RAF Wyton.As for Fairford,which took over the Air Tattoo from RAF Greenham Common,it is just about the best show in Europe and always attracts a large number of aircraft.I think i've only missed a couple of the shows in the last thirty plus years.
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apride wrote:Ian. Nice pics we are getting on here. I also was surprised to find out that England was still flying the Hawker Nimrods into the late 90's. Flew in one while I was there. For an old bird, she was beautiful. (Still like the Vulcan better though). Anyway, here is todays entrance from cold, desolate Canada. Cheers. Al
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Al,the Nimrods are still operating to this day,some are currently undergoing a very extensive upgrade program,although as usual it's ran into money difficulties.The main operating base is RAF Kinloss in Morayshire,a quick search on google should give you some good links.
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Al,a few Nimrod shots from a show at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire July 2005.
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Aircraft stamps issued by Kiribati

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Combat aircraft on Ascension Islands stamps to commemorate 90th Anniversary of RAF:

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Guernsey would have us believe that military aviation was around in 1898!! The first day cover of a set of war planes issued on 7th May, 1998 declares its" A century of British Military Aviation"!!

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Nice shots Ian. I cant remember the name of the base I was on. It was about an hours drive from Loughborough though. It was quite a time. Not much room in the Nimrods but quite interesting. Al
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aerophilately08 wrote:Aircraft stamps issued by Kiribati

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Combat aircraft on Ascension Islands stamps to commemorate 90th Anniversary of RAF:

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Aerophilately08,here's a shot of one of the RAF L1011 Tristars the have operated the airbridge between RAF Brize Norton and MPA in the Falklands (via Ascension) over the last 25 years...goes well with the cover depiction.Seen at RAF Fairford,July 2005.
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tacomabob wrote:One of the first things I did as a little kid


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tacomabob,a shot a one of the few remaining Fairchild C-82's lying at Greybull Wyoming.....thought it would go well with the cover.
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Canadian stamp issue depicting the Snowbirds Display Team flying the CT-114 Tutor.
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Snowbirds on the ramp at Nellis AFB Nevada 1997.
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aerophilately08 wrote:Guernsey would have us believe that military aviation was around in 1898!! The first day cover of a set of war planes issued on 7th May, 1998 declares its" A century of British Military Aviation"!!

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Military aviation of sorts was around in the 19th century,a google check on the use of balloons by the military will show them being used for range finding etc.
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MK VIII Spitfire at Richmond air show a while back

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Also at Richmond a P51D Mustang

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And a Meteor F8

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Gutters,very nice.....this Spit is one i've never seen,seems to have spent its life in Oz.Originally registered 03/03/45 as MV239,by 19/06/45 is was carrying the Australian serial A58-758.Registered on the civilian market in Oz as VH-HET 18/12/85 and painted to represent "A58-602/RG-V".

The Meteor F8 i've come across a couple of times.First seen at Greenham Common 27/06/81 as VZ467 on RAF charge with No1 TWU (Tactical Weapons Unit) Ten years later it was on the Civilian market as G-METE registered 05/11/91 and i came across it again on the 24/07/99 at RAF Fairford.A couple of years later it was registered in Australia on the 30/10/01 as VH-MBX and painted up to represent "A77-851"....i'm sure i'll have some 35mm prints of it somewhere.
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Old but very nice looking Boeing 727,seen here departing Prestwick......
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....she first flew on the 16/11/73 and passed through several owners over the next thirty years.I came across her at Miami International in October 2002 awaiting new owners and she was noted as above carrying Sky One titles at Prestwick 04/07/05...last i heard of her she was in storage at Victorville California with engines removed by the 01/06/08.
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A page from my Gib album showing the 1982 aircraft issue.
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Hi. Todays input. Light today. Loving the pics coming in. Some sure bring back memories. Cheers. Al

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