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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #30 on: 27 July 2017, 00:46:06 »
Another glider image. The loverly Stemme S12



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dqKzf0WZG_U

For years I've wondered how far across the US you could fly one of these on a tank of gas...  If I had the time and money it would be fun to try!

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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #31 on: 27 July 2017, 06:45:42 »
Certainly the British glider pilots had significant testicular fortitude - they were expected to fly in and then pick up a rifle and fight alongside the troops they had delivered until they could be repatriated to do it all again


I don't know the details of the other nationalities glider pilots rather than suggesting any lack of courage etc
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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #32 on: 28 July 2017, 12:59:11 »
If you're gonna make a glider, make a glider with BALLS.

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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #33 on: 28 July 2017, 13:27:27 »
If you're gonna make a glider, make a glider with BALLS.

Helps if they 'glide', too. That one was more of a 'graceful swan dive', as I recall.  ;D
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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #34 on: 28 July 2017, 19:36:40 »
This seems appropriate in the aviation thread for the future armoured combat wargame of the 1980s...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pBlWiVUA1Y
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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #35 on: 29 July 2017, 03:19:35 »
From there we can move into the 90s with this one from our bros at Air New Zealand:

https://youtu.be/ji65WI5QLZI
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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #36 on: 29 July 2017, 08:26:34 »
From there we can move into the 90s with this one from our bros at Air New Zealand:

https://youtu.be/ji65WI5QLZI


I like the ones for the Hobbit. They were pretty neat.
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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #37 on: 29 July 2017, 09:20:40 »
This seems appropriate in the aviation thread for the future armoured combat wargame of the 1980s...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pBlWiVUA1Y
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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #38 on: 29 July 2017, 09:39:07 »
How about some luxury and decadence courtesy of Air France then?

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2017/07/28/air-france-first-class-777-review/
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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #39 on: 29 July 2017, 17:05:14 »
Insufficient hair, lack of shoulder pads :D

How are you going to fit anymore hair under the neurohelmet, though? And do the shoulder pads really help if they are 80s-big?
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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #40 on: 29 July 2017, 17:25:36 »
This seems appropriate in the aviation thread for the future armoured combat wargame of the 1980s...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pBlWiVUA1Y

Wow.

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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #41 on: 29 July 2017, 17:30:39 »
How about some luxury and decadence courtesy of Air France then?

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2017/07/28/air-france-first-class-777-review/
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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #42 on: 30 July 2017, 19:45:46 »
I did Business Class 777 from Melbourne to LA earlier in the year (yay business trips over 9 hours!). And ...

Yes. Really, yes. I mean, if you have to travel, get someone else to pay business class for you. (I can't see any difference between first class & business these days.) The Platinum lounge at O'Hare was pretty darned cool too.

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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #43 on: 30 July 2017, 19:52:25 »
 [drool]
Steaks on a plane...

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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #44 on: 30 July 2017, 20:10:51 »
I did Business Class 777 from Melbourne to LA earlier in the year (yay business trips over 9 hours!). And ...

Yes. Really, yes. I mean, if you have to travel, get someone else to pay business class for you. (I can't see any difference between first class & business these days.) The Platinum lounge at O'Hare was pretty darned cool too.

Only problem? The sleeping pods are shaped like almonds, head at the round end, and designed for someone up to 5'11". Me, 6'0.5", and my toes kept jamming in the pointy end.
Good to know, though I'm pretty sure the government won't spring for business class...

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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #45 on: 30 July 2017, 20:11:43 »
The tilapia (amazon fish big as your leg) fillets were just ... wonderful. Plus the Glen Farclas to drink afterwards.

Alas, I was too big for the complimentary slippers.
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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #46 on: 31 July 2017, 09:18:06 »
Good to know, though I'm pretty sure the government won't spring for business class...

Actually, the Government travel standard requires Business Class travel for all overseas travel.

Even better when the Qantas air stewardess misreads the passenger manifest and mistakes your rank for being Qantas flight crew staff and therefore lays on the first class service from Sydney to Bangkok O0
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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #47 on: 31 July 2017, 13:31:53 »
That must be a change... all the overseas flights I've ever had were coach (or worse, contract air)...

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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #48 on: 31 July 2017, 20:13:17 »
Your Government's travel standards may differ from those of my Government's travel standards . . .

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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #49 on: 31 July 2017, 20:23:06 »
and different airlines have different standards as well. first class on one airline might well be equal to coach on another.

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« Reply #50 on: 01 August 2017, 03:23:06 »
Your Government's travel standards may differ from those of my Government's travel standards . . .

Also helps that any international flight from our great, upside-down country that isn't going to Nu Zulland or Bali is going to be many, MANY hours, and to hell with spending half a day or more in coach

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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #51 on: 01 August 2017, 08:21:00 »
One bitchin' paint job:

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« Reply #52 on: 01 August 2017, 08:26:43 »
OK, how about the picture I actually intended to post:



Though the Eagle and Lightning duo was interesting in it's own way...
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« Reply #53 on: 01 August 2017, 08:44:29 »
I guess the rise of the Radar Absorbent Material coatings instead of paint will spell the final death of such aircraft art  :'(
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« Reply #54 on: 01 August 2017, 09:00:03 »
What would make you think that is the case?

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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #55 on: 01 August 2017, 09:00:40 »
What would make you think that is the case?




That would be me being wrong
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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #56 on: 01 August 2017, 09:01:12 »
They did paint up a Raptor for the Transformer movies:

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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #57 on: 01 August 2017, 09:05:05 »
not necessarily different RAM's can have different Tones & Tints, if you get creative with the Blacks & Grays you can do some amazing stuff.

and you can possibly brake up your radar profile by using different RAM's in a design than going with the one RAM over the whole craft.

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Re: Aviation Pictures Part Trois
« Reply #58 on: 01 August 2017, 09:17:30 »
It does not always have be as obvious as a whole aircraft artwork either:



Take a closer look:



Yes, the kill markers are bomb silhouettes represent GBU-32 1,000-lb JDAMs on a F-22 (serialled AF05-086)
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« Reply #59 on: 01 August 2017, 11:09:46 »
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