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Harrier cockpit perspective.

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posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 04:29 AM
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Not sure if this has been posted up here or not - could not see it - but there is lots here.


I stumbled on this pic and thought this would be a good spot to share ...



Puts you in moment !





posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 05:06 AM
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a reply to: Timely

My dad used to work on harriers in the RAF, I was lucky enough to sit in some of them as a kid.
It was truly awesome. I remember my dad's words of wisdom to this day.

"DON'T touch anything" LOL

Cody



posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 05:37 AM
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Nice pic!

Prizes galore if you can name the ship it is flying from and the variant of Harrier....

EDIT: Without cheating!


I realise now that Wiki has this image with a caption answering my quick quiz...
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posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 05:51 AM
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a reply to: Timely

Of course we don't have these ships nor the Harriers in the photo
.

Or at least not anymore.
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posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 06:00 AM
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a reply to: DodgyDawg

One of the class of ships shown (I don't want to give the game away and say which one is actually in the picture
) was still in service as a Helo carrier up until last month as HMS Ocean was in refit. End of an era ;(

EDIT: Spelling...
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posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 06:56 AM
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Looks like a video game to me....



posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 07:21 AM
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a reply to: DogMeat

The picture has been digitally enhanced, but it is a real picture from a real cockpit, on a real ship.



posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 07:31 AM
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a reply to: cody599

" Father knows best" lol.

That must have been an epic experience as a young bloke !





posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 07:35 AM
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a reply to: stumason

Glad you saw the pic stu and have an appreciation for it !

They were an amazing aircraft !




posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 07:54 AM
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Okay stupid question time, but I am curious. Is it hard for left handed people to adapt to using the "joy stick" since the proper term escapes me at the moment. Even the curve of it looks like it is geared more for right handed people.

Cool picture btw. The flight deck looks so narrow from this point of view



posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 08:00 AM
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a reply to: onehuman

Any left-handed people who apply to join HM Forces are either forced to become right-handed, or dropped out of the back out of a Hercules over the North Sea for being odd-balls....

Seriously though, I suspect any "left handed" pilots just needed to adapt and learn. Anyone can learn to use both hands, it's just we have a naturally preference for one or the other.

And the flight deck looks narrow because, well, it was!

Remember, these aren't proper Aircraft carriers - it is more of a flat top cruiser hull. The last true Fleet carrier the RN had was the Hermes, decommissioned in 1986 and currently serving with the Indian Navy.



posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 08:04 AM
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a reply to: onehuman

Good question!
Apparently they are trained to use their right hand.

see more here ...

pilot handedness



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posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 08:32 AM
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a reply to: Timely thank you, I appreciate the link you posted. Just as I thought it would be tough. Was strange to see the one on the side and not the middle. I wasn't aware of that either.

Would be interesting to know the ratio of kills of ace pilots, left handed versus right handed just for kicks and giggles!


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posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 08:46 AM
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Even the curve of it looks like it is geared more for right handed people.

Maybe for "relaxing" and flying on longer missions.

If "turning and burning" however, the head is on a swivel and you will at times use either hand (or both).



posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 08:46 AM
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a reply to: onehuman

I don't think that would be possible - I don't think they even ask what "hand" you are in recruitment (at least they didn't me) so it wouldn't be recorded.

I would add though that in the only A2A combat the Harrier's have been in (The Falklands) they have shot down 20 enemy aircraft and lost none. They did lose some to ground fire and accidents, but none in A2A engagements.



posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 09:06 AM
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a reply to: Timely

appears to be posted all over the web..

That green sights in front are not there in the original picture ?? Or is the front glass some kind of monitor with transparent glass ?

dailypicdump.com...

funnyandhilarious.tumblr.com...

themetapicture.com...

thumbpress.com...



posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 09:17 AM
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a reply to: Spacespider

Great pics go viral ... As far as the "green sights" - that would be the HUD. (head up display present in all pics)

I just enjoyed the perspective from a pilots viewpoint.

I'll prolly never get closer to the real thing!

@ stumason ... impressive stats !!




posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 09:23 AM
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a reply to: Timely

Indeed! I remember the famous quote -

"I am not allowed to say how many planes joined the raid, but I counted them all out and I counted them all back. Their pilots were unhurt, cheerful and jubilant, giving thumbs-up signs"



posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: stumason



And to think; the Argentinians started rattling that cage - again !




posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 09:34 AM
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a reply to: onehuman

The only aircraft that left handed people don't have to be ambidextrous to fly are larger aircraft, that require two pilots. All single seat aircraft have the throttle on the left side, and a right handed control stick.



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