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Discussion in 'The Green Room' started by Dr. Krieg, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    It is. So is shining lasers at aircraft cockpits, and flying drones within certain distances of airports, but people do those things too.
  2. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    "Jesus, that's an old box! Even the radios we had in the trainers when I was a student almost thirty years ago were more advanced than that! (Although not by much) Love the spot in the upper left where you can pencil in your presets- and the fact that it has presets! Military was the only place I ever used preset 'buttons.' Not sure if it's the same company or not- it might be; Collins has been around a long time." - Marso

    some of our ground equipment/birds still use those old radios! We still teach soldiers how to repair/operate them. Granted this is the army, I can't vouch for other branches.
    We just got rid of our tube driven/analog radar a few years back. That old school radar worked great in Iraq - I was very proud of my team! Granted we trained constantly so we had it down to a science. Not all of our equipment is old school - we have a mix of old & new but the new far outnumbers the old. I'm hoping they still need my services until I retire because the newer stuff is "pluck & chuck" plus they don't have a big variety of equipment anymore - thus my workload isn't as much as it used to be. :(

    But hey, "I had a good run" as they say, so I can't complain!
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    yep.....but the FAA doesn't fuck around. When the shit hits the fan and the FAA gets involved the "pucker factor" is cranked up to 11. :shep:
  4. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Messerschmitt Bf-109D and... crew. Spanish Civil War, 1936-39. I dunno, I may have left the parachute... behind... rather than be caught in that dress.

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    did the guy lose a bet or what?
  6. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Merry Christmas!
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  7. Fruitloop

    Fruitloop Thanos is Cumming

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  8. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    I crazy surprise - Czech model company Sword Models had reissued their kit of the P-47N, and the decals included are my Dad's markings! These were no doubt gotten from the crappy profile I did up on my website, or from the model I built and put up on my site 15 years ago. I can tell because of the 8 kill marks, 4 of which are Xs (Dad said they lost the Japanese flag stencil near the end).

    So there I was scanning Hobby Link Japan to see what's new out there, and what pops up, but a lovely painting (by some Czech artist) of Dad's plane frolicking in the Pacific sky!

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    I've tried to contact Sword to say Hey! Cool! But the only contact emails are for their distributors. I'd also like to tell them that I recently found out that Dad only had 2 kills flags on Icky & Me, and they should amend their painting.
    (Also that the national emblem the guy painted is stupid inaccurate).
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  9. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Maybe when I retire I'll try to paint some pics of his planes myself. Just can't get the gumption so far.
  10. Fruitloop

    Fruitloop Thanos is Cumming

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    Antwerp, Belgium

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  11. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Posted on FB as "an undisclosed location in Dayton, Ohio."
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    Yeah, I'm going to take a wild guess and say that's a hanger on Wright-Patterson AFB that's adjacent to the Air Force Museum.
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  13. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    There's stuff there even I can't identify!
    Extreme foreground is one of the Spanish-built, Merlin-engined Heinkel 111s using in the 1969 film Battle of Britain.
    Next to that is a DC-2, then, I think, a Douglas B-23 Dragon.
    The chopper with the rescue marking is a Sikorski Ho3, Korean-war era. Is that the wreck of another one next to it? Parts!
    Not sure what the wings are from, but they're in front of a Junkers Ju-52, which has a Huey to the right.
    The jet on the left - well, it looks Russian, but I'm stumped. Su-7? There's a Skyraider parked in front of it with its wings folded. Then an F-4 Phantom, one of the Northrop F-23 prototypes, and an F-15.
    Is that another Huey in the back corner?
    I do not know what the cylindrical fuselage section between the F-23 and F-15 is.
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  14. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Kind of like that big shelf with all the model kits in your basement, Forbin- that's just the Air Force museum's repository of 'future projects and kitbashes!'
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    Bigar Cascade Falls in Nera Beusnita Gorges National Park, Romania.
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  16. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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  17. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    Today's live shot location was again in the approach path for an Air Force base here.

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  18. oldfella1962

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    shooter's jet pics got me to thinking - big assed jets always look like they are going so slow they are about to fall out of the sky! :shep: