Love it, as a kid I always remember watching these off Cleethorpes beach....
Hence the famous slander;Sorry but whatever they were doing at Aldergrove it was not de-Americanising them. The RR Spey is 6 inches wider than the GE J-79 so the aircraft had to be built from scratch. Wider fuselage and bigger intakes. Badly affected the performance even though lots more power.
I think the head gasket's gone.I find that some times the best things happen on practice days. Watching them hang in the air for a short time and the smoke covers them, then they drop down through it is well cool. I've lost a couple of hard drives with that stuff on. This photo doesn't quite get it but nearly.
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You can certainly see the Heinkel 111 lines in that, good job they didn’t upscale it to a full size four engine Bomber.
Follow on from Hawk discussion.
I just read incidentally that RAF XX162 was returned to BAe for reinforcement to sustain 9.5g for use by the Institute of Aviation Medicine. Normal service limit was 7.5g which was inadequate for its task of researching psyiological factors for the Eurofighter project.
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Later in its life it gained a '9G' tail sticker.
Heinkel did produce some beautifully designed elliptical wing planforms on its earlier models.You can certainly see the Heinkel 111 lines in that, good job they didn’t upscale it to a full size four engine Bomber.
I’ve always liked the inter war years of Aircraft, engine and airframe technology moving forward rapidly. But the last of the Biplane fighters were truly elegant and powerful, like our Hawkers and Gloster’s, the Fiat CR42. But I do like Heinkel’s He51 and He51B-1 Float Plane.Heinkel did produce some beautifully designed elliptical wing planforms on its earlier models.
The later model He111 had a straight leading edge no doubt for ease of manufacture and maintainence amongst other reasons.
but it couldnt sustain it, surely,asthe drag from the turn would slow it down and it's ability to pull g would diminish.