WW2 era aircraft - tailwheel configuration

Mrs Rocket and I were actually sitting on the beach right opposite the spot it landed. We watched most of the Harriers display, but had to leave to go to work. We got to The Esplanade, heard all the commotion, went back and just saw the tail disappear below the waves.
What caused the loss of power? Ingestion of exhaust gases?


British Phantoms were sometimes described, most likely by a certain famously caustic senior British aviation writer, as the "most powerful, most expensive, and slowest Phantoms in the world."
Hence the comment

"It's the same with every bitch. Once they are Spayed they get fat in the arse and slow down"

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