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For sale, two F-18s, slightly used, as is condition, what offers, two slightly "soiled" flight suits included.
Originally posted by waynos
I thought you all might be interested in seeing these pictures I have found today, they are all very old but still interesting I feel. The last one is quite funny too.
This below must be one of the most amazing 'bystander' photo's ever taken, as the farmer poses on his new tractor one of the development aircraft for the BAC Lightning comes plummetting down right behind him!
The pilot ejected at 150ft and survived but broke both legs when he fell through a greenhouse;
This next photo was taken as the prototype Vulcan made a low pass over the Runway at the 1958 Syerston Battle of Britain display. It was being used by Rolls Royce as a test bed for the Conway engine (Victor/VC-10 and Boeing 707 engine). Despite4 appearances the catastrophe was nothing to do with the engine, but a structural failure of the wing!
Finally, this one comes with its own explanation, which I leave in place
[edit on 13-12-2005 by waynos]
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (ACCNS) -- An A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot deployed with the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing safely landed her "Warthog" at her forward operating base after it sustained significant damage from enemy fire during a close air support mission over Baghdad April 7.
Capt. Kim Campbell, deployed from the 75th Fighter Squadron at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., and her flight leader had just finished supporting ground troops and were on their way out of the area when her aircraft was hit with enemy fire