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The Bar / Re: In memory of Sir Roger Moore
« Last post by uk 75 on Today at 03:58:13 am »
I grew up in the 60s watching the Saint on a Sunday night before going to be for school
the next day. There were a plethora of these series like Danger Man (Patrick McGoohan) and
later on The Baron (Steve Forrest) and Man in a Suitcase (Canadian, I think).

One episode of the The Saint was always my favourite as it featured the P1127 (available in
a plastic bag as an Airfix kit for 2s 6d (12 and a half p!) at Woolworths and made badly by
me a couple of times before a friend and I set fire to it with his RAF bomber fleet!)



Called "Flight Plan" it features William Gaunt (later to be in The Champions) as a greedy
RAF Pilot who repents at the last minute.  Plot is thin of course but the film of P1127s in
action was very welcome- the episode aired in 1966. TSR2 had gone and I had not yet
read in the 1968 RAF Yearbook about the P1154!

Roger Moore was a fine man!
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Aerospace / Re: Google's Sergey Brin is building the world's biggest airship
« Last post by bobbymike on Yesterday at 10:58:16 pm »

Not quite sure what point to make other than needless cynicism.

"Needless" cynicism? Ain't no such thing.

 ;D
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Aerospace / Re: A-X all over again - USAF pushes for A-10 replacement
« Last post by Pioneer on Yesterday at 07:44:17 pm »
Don't know if this has already been posted?  :o



Regardless of your views, I found it interesting, to say nothing of some fantastic cockpit views/footage

Regards
Pioneer
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Aerospace / Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Last post by Airplane on Yesterday at 06:21:43 pm »
http://breakingdefense.com/2017/05/b-21-bomber-boost-general-touts-165-kc-46-still-late/

165 is a good start............  ;D

165 of what? A four engined twin weapon bay aircraft similar to a B2? Or a twin engined single weapon bay 1/2 the payload of a B2 type of bomber?  Either way 100 is far too few.
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Not quite sure what point to make other than needless cynicism.

"Needless" cynicism? Ain't no such thing.
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Aerospace / Re: Google's Sergey Brin is building the world's biggest airship
« Last post by sferrin on Yesterday at 09:45:47 am »
Love the way the author conflates the details to make it sound more impressive than it is.  ::)

Not quite sure what point to make other than needless cynicism.

Just that it'd be nice if the media went back to hiring professionals.  But I might as well be wishing to win the lottery.  Anymore you always have to read the fine print for the disclaimers.  "World's largest aircraft!!!!"  Except it's not even close to the largest airship.  As bad as China continually bragging about their "largest seaplane in the world" while the much larger Martin Mars can be seen flying on YouTube.
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