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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
England Posts: 1458
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Well why not kick off the new boards first new topic with one of my favorite aircraft of all time, the long serving and exteremely pretty Hawker Hunter:



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Posted February 14, 2012, 20:00:43 PM Logged
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Offline Diesel
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Wow, not seen one of those for years. However, can we get the name right please.  Cry
Posted February 14, 2012, 20:52:37 PM Logged
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Lost me there Diesel......That's the Hawker Hunter famous for the Tower Bridge Incident in 1968.

Or were you refering to my earlier (corrected) typo of Haker?
Posted February 14, 2012, 21:09:26 PM Logged
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Offline Diesel
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Would I be right in assuming you mean a Hawker Siddeley Hunter.
Posted February 14, 2012, 22:31:21 PM Logged
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
England Posts: 1458
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Yes & no

Yes in that is the correct name of the company

No as in that the aircraft were never known as "Hawker Siddeley"

You don't call the Hurricane a Hawker Siddeley, although technically it should correctly be known as one, nor the Typhoon, Tempest or Fury but I get your point  thumbsup
Posted February 14, 2012, 22:57:56 PM Logged
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Here you go, Hawker Aircraft were a subsidiary of Hawker Siddeley Group

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Siddeley

And a list of Hawker aircraft:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Aircraft

 Cool
Posted February 14, 2012, 23:05:15 PM Logged
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Offline sybershot
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That is one sweet ride  Cheesy
Posted February 15, 2012, 03:33:14 AM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Yes it is Sybershot in my rose tinted glasses it's probably the prettiest fighter aircraft ever made........but that is a personal opinion.

And in reference to my earlier post for those that aren't aware in 1968 an RAF pilot in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Royal Air Force and in protest against the current governments defence cuts a pilot decided to perform an aerobatic display over central London culminating in flying between the Pedestrian walkways and the roadbridge of Tower Bridge:

He was medically discharged from the RAf to prevent a court martial and his views being aired which would have been embarrassing to the government, in 1982 he was partially exonerated as it was discovered he was likely suffering from hypoxia due to a faulty oxygen supply.



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Posted February 15, 2012, 19:53:08 PM
Last Edit: February 15, 2012, 20:26:01 PM by DD1975
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Offline Diesel
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Having reread my earlier post, I realise I was being pedantic, for this I apologise.

As the Son of a Late ROC Officer, it was drummed into me, from an early age, how to identify Aircraft from their silhouette alone, with full and correct name so as to avoid confusion.

To revisit some of these wonderful Aircraft is truly a joy. My Father would have loved this.

BTW,  sign-nice-thread
Posted February 15, 2012, 20:52:22 PM Logged
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Not at all Diesel, Pedantic is good as it leads to discussion in other words what a forum like this is designed form  thumbsup

We used to have some aircraft recognition boards at home when I was a kid, belonged to my brother and I suspect he still has them, WW2 era they were!!!!

To be fair we are both correct on this as pre 63 the aircraft were known by the name of the building company, IE Hawker, Gloster, Armtsrong-Whitworth etc.

Post 63 They were Hawker Siddeleys so the Hunter being manufactured for as long as was could well have been known by both
Posted February 15, 2012, 20:58:49 PM Logged
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Offline sybershot
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I was given a 3inch thick book from my great grandfather, that was filled with color drawn images of just about every aircraft and there cockpit controls. The cockpit controls were even numbered and below the image it gave the correct term for each gauge and control panel, lever and button. I passed this book onto my oldest son, who loves planes almost as much as I do.

Edit: this is not to start a argument, just to share my opinion >> my opinion on the prettiest fighter is the Russian SU-47
Posted February 16, 2012, 00:13:23 AM Logged

Offline sybershot
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I cam across this today, and thought you might like to see some of the rc versions
http://www.aviationtrivia.info/Hawker-Hunter.php

at the bottom of the rc images there is
Keith Mitchell and his rc Hawker Hunter. Shocked
Posted February 16, 2012, 15:57:30 PM Logged

Offline GT40
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OMG, is it a sect? No problem.

I belong to the sect of the worshippers of the F-86 Sabre.

And of the Ford GT-40.  Cheesy

Posted February 16, 2012, 16:47:09 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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One thing that always amuses me about this aircraft, the build was so British in it's implementation.

I suspect only we could build a fighter aircraft that would cause its engines to flame out if you fired the guns!!!!

Worst of all it took a while to remedy, not a good situation to be in: "Right I'm on his tail, what do I do now because if I shoot I lose the engines!!!!"
Posted February 17, 2012, 18:47:16 PM Logged
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Offline sybershot
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I really hope they did not put them into service before the remedy Shocked
Posted February 17, 2012, 20:10:32 PM Logged
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