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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2009, 03:26:00 PM »
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Mate, I took one look at the engine in my ten year old Pug and went to find a mechanic who actually understood that shit... :)

You got it right in a PM to me, so post it and put up one for us all.

This game is not really sequential, Jamie or anyone can chuck in a new one any time they want :)

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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2009, 06:27:27 PM »
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Moved the thread to Shottie after Richo said ok, too much fun to have half way down the site :)

So, let's get going :)

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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2009, 06:51:21 PM »
Originally used as a transport glider, this aircraft was later motorised.


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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2009, 08:41:03 AM »
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It seems we still need someone to post an answer to Hardman's last one.

For my next contribution, we'll stay in the days of MAD.

Long range strategic  nuclear  bomber. Obviously never used in that role, but was used in combat as a conventional bomber.
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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2009, 11:31:11 AM »
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Yes we do need an answer but I think two of you at least knowit, so someone post.

Yours is either obvious or I will have to cycle through the B series, starting now with the B-52 :)

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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2009, 11:32:37 AM »
Originally used as a transport glider, this aircraft was later motorised.




The Beverley started out as a glider - am I close?

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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2009, 12:09:14 PM »
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Yes we do need an answer but I think two of you at least knowit, so someone post.

Yours is either obvious or I will have to cycle through the B series, starting now with the B-52 :)

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My guess would be a Dunne type biplane, but I don't know an exact model.

As for mine, yeah, the B-52 is the obvious answer, but that's not it.

Another clue, one that will most likely give it away, at least for you.

It was also a delta wing design.
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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2009, 12:31:39 PM »
:)

Your guess is utterly correct :)

Delta wing?

The only two I can think of would be the Hustler - B-58, but they never dropped a bomb in anger, and the Vulcan, which did so in the Falklands, so I'll go with that :)

How about this?

(Whilst we wait for Wallacey :) )

The man who has flown pretty much everything (and that is NOT me) first soloed in this jet.

(It was 1970, yes Jamie, he is of my dinosaur generation, and so is the aircraft :) )

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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2009, 12:47:12 PM »
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You really should occasionally give someone else a chance.  ::X

My next clue would have been, in the course of dropping conventional bombs, this aircraft also set a then record for longest distance bombing raid.

But, I figured the delta wing reference would pretty much give it away.

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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2009, 01:06:21 PM »
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I do forget what those raids, utterly ineffectual, were called - "Black Buck" springs to mind - the RAF at their insane perihelion :)

It took a huge procession of tankers, Victors, out of Ascencion aka WideAwake, to get the Vulcans down there and photo evidence says they managed to crater the runway at Stanley just enough to interupt operations for a few hours when most of the aggresive flights were out of Argentina proper anyway..... Meanwhile they had one Vulcan lose a fuel probe and have to divert into Rio on fumes....

I have been in a Vulcan just once, scared the hell out of me - needed more concrete to get airborne than three 747s, and an airspeed indicator so inaccurate at low speeds that Vr was measured by a stopwatch .... :)

Second clue on mine, this guy really has been around, including the Shuttle, but it is his first jet solo I am referring to :)

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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2009, 04:51:05 PM »
I don't know what a Beverly is.

This WW2 aircraft needed 3 tow planes, and rocket pods on the wings just to get it off the ground.
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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2009, 05:26:25 PM »

Chris, is the pilot Daniel Brandenstein?
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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2009, 07:11:14 PM »
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No mate, damned good guess, but a different guy, with a first name that still bemuses me :)

I think I know which glider you are alluding to, but I'm not at home, will check the library when I am :)

1992 and the Endeavour might help :)

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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2009, 08:14:41 PM »
The only names that leap out for me are Richard N Richardson and John Casper, getting warm?
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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2009, 01:27:48 AM »
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No mate, damned good guess, but a different guy, with a first name that still bemuses me :)

I think I know which glider you are alluding to, but I'm not at home, will check the library when I am :)

1992 and the Endeavour might help :)

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No, it doesn't...

I actually did a bit of Googling, which in turn would lead me to what you've already said was wrong.

Brandenstein commanded Endeavour's maiden flight. In 92.
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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2009, 05:05:45 AM »
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None of those - but this guy was recently on the cover of one of the more prestigious flying mags under a tag of "Name it - He  flew it."

Most shuttle landings are pretty average, this guy, and John Young, aced it :)

Does navy jet trainer help? :)

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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2009, 09:23:53 AM »

Does navy jet trainer help? :)

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Nope...

I'll admit I'm resorting to Google, but I also have a sneaking suspicion that at least some of your clues are a result of advancing senility.  ;)

Endeavor only flew twice in 92 and while I could waste time reviewing all the crew members, the landing would have been made by either the shuttle pilot or the shuttle commander.

We've established it's not Brandenstein. Of the remaining candidates, two were USAF, leaving us with Robert "Hoot" Gibson.

I think that may be who you have in mind, given the clues, but not all of the clues fit.
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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #42 on: September 12, 2009, 09:29:57 AM »
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Well, I did just have an uh, duh... moment.

I'm still not sure who you're going for regarding the pilot, but in that era and actually until quite recently, USN did primary jet training in T-2s.
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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2009, 12:05:26 PM »
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Every clue fits - as proven by your getting it right.

"Hoot" is unreal, has flown over 100 types was on  the cover of the May edition of Air & Space, did his first jet solo in a T-2 Buckeye and perfromed one of the best shuttle landings ever in -92 :) I don't think the man knows how to do a bad landing - typical of a naval aviator :)

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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2009, 01:18:07 PM »
A clue.
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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #45 on: September 12, 2009, 01:35:43 PM »
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I'm not at my library and my brain overfloweth of late, but, it is called a Gotha I believe :)

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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #46 on: September 12, 2009, 02:01:54 PM »
The first letter is correct, it is a Gigant.
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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #47 on: September 12, 2009, 04:51:58 PM »
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So long as I don't have to fly it :)

Will have a look when I get back home, seen that pic before :) Nice one Wallacey :)

Try another one - I evolved from a very poor design bedeviled by bad engines, to be one of the most significant bombers of all time :)

(That should be easy :) )

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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #48 on: September 12, 2009, 05:24:23 PM »
Lancaster?
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Re: What aircraft I'm at V 3.0
« Reply #49 on: September 12, 2009, 05:39:54 PM »
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That was quick, and utterly correct - Manchester was the failure - put one up mate :)

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