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THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Last post by Hardman on August 11, 2017, 12:52:57 AM »
Hmm,

6th of August...

I was there a few years back - does make you wonder, they rebuilt the city and the same goes for Nagasaki, lots of residents who were there who survived and are of course now somewhat ancient. Of course compared to now they were very small bombs, definitions vary but around 10KT seems to be about right, they were airbursts as well so the radiation was spread.

Nonetheless I've a book around here somewhere written  by a U.S. engineer who was early in Hiroshima after the surrender, really quite horrifying to read.

I've never been sure if dropping them was necessary, Japan was defeated by then in any real terms, although an invasion might have been very costly in terms of lives but the reality is the Americans did not really know what they were unleashing...

Cheers

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THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Last post by fuknKIWI on August 10, 2017, 09:50:20 PM »
Oooh  ;zx
Don't tell your Missus but the first post in awhile here just happens to be on Hiroshima Day.
I still claim that I may well not be here but for those bombs.  ;qo
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THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Last post by Hardman on August 06, 2017, 07:21:59 PM »
NFI about yours? Same fish different feathers ;zn

Meanwhile this plane was once abandoned in flight when the crew bailed out, the plane came to earth softly, basically landing itself.

:)

If I say "Fairy" that might be enough clue on mine :)

I only know of one incident like yours, it was an F-106 if I recall, but may not be the answer :)

Cheers
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THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: What aircraft am I ? V 3.0
« Last post by fuknKIWI on August 06, 2017, 04:49:53 PM »
NFI about yours? Same fish different feathers ;zn

Meanwhile this plane was once abandoned in flight when the crew bailed out, the plane came to earth softly, basically landing itself.
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THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: Mystery Illnesses
« Last post by Hardman on July 30, 2017, 06:03:24 PM »

Yeah.........but the healing slows down as you get older.
Hope you return to form quickly though.

:)

True - odd thing though apart from difficulty walking I feel fine, just there is no medical solution, have to, literally, sit it out :)

Cheers
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THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: Mystery Illnesses
« Last post by LogicprObe on July 30, 2017, 05:43:55 PM »

Yeah.........but the healing slows down as you get older.
Hope you return to form quickly though.
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THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: Mystery Illnesses
« Last post by Hardman on July 30, 2017, 04:16:06 PM »
 :)

After six nights in hospital I've revised my opinion of the places - that's the good news - diagnosis has come back as Cerebellum Ataxia. That's a balance problem, makes sense, I have been less than steady on my feet.

It can have a variety of causes but most likely is the glandular fever I had last year, or could be head trauma, certainly had a few of those in my life and it can take years to appear, or it can be caused by alcohol. Docs being docs they of course seized on the last but not according to a few other opinions including my pharmacist who literally said "load of rubbish."

Whatever, it will most likely get better over time but it is a bit, no, a lot, restricting at the moment. Thankfully good friends like Kiwi and Middy have been helping out with stuff I just cannot easily do at the moment , my lovely daughter has been a great help as well.

Very annoying for someone used to being fundamentally fit most of his life, but as I keep telling my doc, I heal pretty fast.

Cheers
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THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: A great little video
« Last post by Hardman on July 30, 2017, 03:31:13 PM »
In Missouri, it does not have the best reputation for crashes but is apparently a very good and very popular show.

Cheers
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THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: White Elephant?
« Last post by Hardman on July 30, 2017, 03:17:44 PM »

I can only wish you good luck.................but the older we get, the more we fall apart!

:)

So true :)

Somewhat to my surprise I actually passed my flight med, they don't mind this little problem at all apparently, so now to line up some fun :)

Cheers
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THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: Anyone Prep?
« Last post by LogicprObe on July 28, 2017, 06:49:44 PM »

At some stage, there'll be a fight.
I'll probably be too old but will the wimpy youff of today stand up and fight...................or just hand it over to the Islamists?
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