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I have to agree with Hubert on this one. After the Concorde, the Connie, and for it’s day, the 262. Without a doubt the B-58 has a place here too.

I’ll never forget my flight on Concorde in 1986. Pure magic.

Cheers, Wolf

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7 minutes ago, Wolf Buddee said:

I have to agree with Hubert on this one. After the Concorde, the Connie, and for it’s day, the 262. Without a doubt the B-58 has a place here too.

I’ll never forget my flight on Concorde in 1986. Pure magic.

Cheers, Wolf

Hi Wolf!!

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ah yes, the Connie ! I do love the looks of her.....harv

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9 minutes ago, smitty44 said:

Hi Wolf!!

Hey Smitty, how goes it? Having a blessed Christmas I hope!
 

Cheers, Wolf

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4 minutes ago, harv said:

ah yes, the Connie ! I do love the looks of her.....harv

Absolutely Harv, extremely elegant lines for a prop liner. From the tip of the nose, the arched fuselage, to the triple tail vertical stabs, she was one sharp lookin’ lady!

Cheers, Wolf

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6 minutes ago, Wolf Buddee said:

Hey Smitty, how goes it? Having a blessed Christmas I hope!
 

Cheers, Wolf

So blessed, Wolf! Merry Christmas! Glad you stopped by!

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You either hate it, or love this one, for me it's the latter, even after they added all those refuelling pods and Küchemann carrot bulges on the wings.

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Do you guys ever watch the old British Pathe airshows? Some of those old British aircraft are pretty funky. :lol:

I could have bought the Airfix 1/72 kit the other day for 30 bucks reduced from $100.00. 

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    3 hours ago, harv said:

    Always loved this one.......harv

     

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On 12/29/2019 at 10:05 AM, IainMackayDall said:

You either hate it, or love this one, for me it's the latter, even after they added all those refuelling pods and Küchemann carrot bulges on the wings.

Taste differs :D, but I have to say, that the air intakes are a piece of art, the rest, ...

Cheers Rob

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I do have some odd tastes in aircraft, but I doubt many will argue my choices.   The first is easily one of the most elegant designs ever to take flight, and the second is the most beautiful subsonic airliner ever to take flight. Like a VC-10, but just a bit more balanced.

I’d also mention the Mug-29, but Martin beat me to it.

 

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22 hours ago, DocRob said:

Taste differs :D, but I have to say, that the air intakes are a piece of art, the rest, ...

Cheers Rob

Yes wing root intakes, must be a pain to build, but they look so streamlined and still futuristic. There are some on Facebook making 1/48 3d laser print builds of various V-Bombers, and showing their work at https://www.facebook.com/groups/vulcanvictorvaliant/
Rikki Wolfe 

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29 minutes ago, IainMackayDall said:

Yes wing root intakes, must be a pain to build, but they look so streamlined and still futuristic. There are some on Facebook making 1/48 3d laser print builds of various V-Bombers, and showing their work at https://www.facebook.com/groups/vulcanvictorvaliant/
Rikki Wolfe 

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If anyone is into 3d printing I have a great model I commissioned from Milviz https://milviz.com/flight/index.php
it was not built for any flight sim, we could not get anyone into a cockpit back in 2010, and the model did get used in a 2011 publication front cover by Andrew Brookes. (The 3D model copy I have is in .FBX, .max, .DAE .c4d )

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11 minutes ago, Clunkmeister said:

The forgotten V Bomber

 

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Here you go, not forgotten, but the accents are almost unrecognisable now. Regards Iain

Moustaches combed √
Pipe tobacco check √
Tea and biccies √
Russian phrase book if shot down √

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I have to say there was something uniquely sleek in the design of the Victor Mk 1 and Vulcan Mk 1.

It got worse with the Mk 2 versions of both.

Hubert

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On 1/1/2020 at 9:04 AM, biggtim said:

XP-38. 

Oops, my prop bias is showing....

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8 minutes ago, biggtim said:

Oops, my prop bias is showing....

:rofl:

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I AM a traditionalist, and I truly love the look of the big Valiant. It's one seriously gorgeous design that just looks right.

Of course, all the V Bombers looked "right", there wasn't an ugly bone in any of them.

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