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posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 11:01 AM
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originally posted by: waynos
a reply to: Zaphod58

Here's a photo I took of a Hawker Hunter cartridge start a couple of years ago. It looks decidedly worrying, despite being completely normal





I haven't seen it on the B-52s but they're starting to do them again for rapid takeoffs.
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posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 11:06 AM
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originally posted by: Stngray
a reply to: waynos

Bingo. Don't know the answer to your last question.


Wasn't he the first licensed pilot in Britain or something,too?

Well, it's been up a while now. It was the Gloster Meteor. The Trent in question being the worlds first turboprop engine in 1943.



posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: waynos

Derp. I didn't realize the Trent was that old.



posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: waynos

Another question. Which of these is NOT a genuine aircraft nickname;

Harmonious Dragmaster

Ground gripper

Tin whistle

Aardvark

Whispering Death



posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: waynos

Aardvark was the F-111. The others I'm not sure about.
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posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Yeah, Aardvark is the F-111. One of the remaining ones is bogus.



posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: waynos

I know the whispering death was the Beaufighter, but don't know the remaining three.



posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 07:35 PM
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Dragmaster is Loadstar or loadmaster isnt it?
Cartridge starts are fun,wet starts are better :-P



posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 09:40 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

My guess is tin whistle. Just a pure guess though.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 04:10 AM
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a reply to: waynos

Whispering Death is the F4U Corsair. Was it also the Beaufighter?

Is the term "Ground Gripper" a general pejorative aimed at planes that are afraid of the sky? Not a name for a particular airplane, but an insult thrown at mechanical Lemons?

Is that right?



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 06:22 AM
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Whispering Death is the F4U Corsair. Was it also the Beaufighter?

Yes the Beaufighters Bristol Herculese Sleeve Valve radials were a lot quieter..



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 07:31 AM
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a reply to: Leonidas

The Corsair was Whistling Death. The gull wing made a whistling sound when they dove down.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The rotors on our helicopters would do that in certain conditions. They would also build up one hell of a static charge. One of the first things we learned in SAR school was to let the rescue hoist cable touch the water before grabbing it. On night jumps you could see the spark jumping from the cable to the water.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 12:42 PM
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I think we are there even though it was a pure guess
Good shot all the same. Tin Whistle was the one i made up. The rest were as follows;

Harmonious Dragmaster = Gloster Javelin, all weather fighter with very thick wings and air intake lips that used to make an organ-like sound at high speed.

Ground gripper = Hawker Siddeley Trident, Jet airliner similar in design to the 727 but with an apparent desire to go by road rather than fly.

Aardvark = F-111 swing wing bomber with long prominent snout

Whispering Death = Bristol Beaufighter, name conferred by the Japanese due to its quiet engines and standard armament of four cannon plus six machine guns.

Thanks for playing.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 02:02 PM
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a reply to: waynos

You made up an actual Aircraft nickname the Breguet U2



Jane's All The World Aircraft 1919 /Jane's/
Military 2-seater. 1914 type with rigid wings and ailerons. Used for reconnaissance at start of war by French, British and Italian services. RFC nickname "Tin Whistle". 110 h.p. Salmson-Canton-Unne radial engine, offering 68 mph.


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posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 02:58 PM
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What common items did Grumman engineers use to figure out their system of folding wings?



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 03:10 PM
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The North Vietnamese called the B-52 Whispering Death as well...



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 03:41 PM
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a reply to: Benzer

Wow, I'm even better than I thought, lol. Great find.



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 03:43 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

Erm, something else that folds, like an ironing board??



posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

I believe it was an eraser and a bent paperclip




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