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What the hell is this? Very weird plane.

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posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 09:18 AM
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I found a picture of this on the internet but it was an Italian site and was just wondering if anybody knew what it was.




posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 09:25 AM
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The U.S. had an experimental little jet fighter that could come in and land via a small hook, thus not needing landing gear but the project was scrapped....looks sorta similar. My best guess is that it was/is a prototype small fighter that the Italians or some other country was playing with......obviously it isn't active but that is a great pic.



posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 09:31 AM
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Aerodynamically, it looks like a brick, but then again, nobody expected the F-111 to fly either. Is that the new VW plane?

I hope they add more cupholders this time.


Very curious, can't wait to hear on this one.



posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 09:35 AM
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That is a computer generation. It is probably related to the fighters from Battlestar Gallactica.



posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 09:39 AM
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Hi,

This is the interceptor from the 1960s Gerry Anderson TV series "UFO"

www.starshipmodeler.com...


RM172::



posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 09:40 AM
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Oh damn it, I just hate myself now for knowing the answer to this.

It's a model from a 1970 Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds etc.) "live action" series called UFO.

It was actually the front section of a submarine call "Skydiver" captained by Peter Gordino!!

Bloody hell I'm either old, sad or both God help me.

see here for more...

"UFO"

- Damn your fast fingers rm172.

[edit on 10-1-2007 by timeless test]



posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 09:40 AM
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hahahaha no its not its a prop from the thunderbirds (from the very first series time line...)

ROFL...look, you can even see the strings that are keeping it up...



posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 09:52 AM
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I though the photo looked a little 80's blurry, does that mean it doesn't have cupholders?



posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 09:56 AM
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Wow, I must have been stoned when that series was on TV. I am a BIG fan of UFO related stuff and never even saw that show. Now I will have to scrounge up some DVD episodes from the local library and see what it was all about.

I do remember Fireball XL5 though. Can't say I have ever seen the Thunderbirds either.

[edit on 1-10-2007 by groingrinder]



posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 10:00 AM
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Originally posted by Kingalbrect79
I though the photo looked a little 80's blurry, does that mean it doesn't have cupholders?


Sorry, but it DOES have a nifty bud vase on the dashboard. You'll have to use an add on cup holder from Autozone.



posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 10:33 AM
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Yea, it's a fighter from the 'U.F.O.' tv series. It's available on DVD if anyone wants to look for it.

Sometimes, when I read this board, I think Gerry Anderson was onto something...



posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 11:32 AM
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Originally posted by D4rk Kn1ght
hahahaha no its not its a prop from the thunderbirds (from the very first series time line...)

ROFL...look, you can even see the strings that are keeping it up...



Yup.. those strings make it look quite sad!

And they're soo visible!!



posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 12:04 PM
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Trauma:
the angel interceptor was also a very nice plane!
starshipmodeler.com...
greetings:
j



posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 01:20 PM
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Off Topic:


Guys remember when he hit the guy in the back of the head with a wrench?


That was soo funny i almost peed in my pants at the time it was so cheezy...



posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 01:36 PM
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Yep, it's the SkyDiver from the sub.
I too blushed up at the memories of this.
A series that subtly used a film studio as
a cover for a group that fought a secret
war with in-coming UFO's.
Nice savings on the budget!

It smacked of a day that promised silent
cars, moon bases with purple haired beauties
in tight silver cat-suits (phew! is it getting warm
in here?)

Who was the American chap that ran the outfit?



posted on Jan, 11 2007 @ 09:42 AM
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Originally posted by IronMan
Who was the American chap that ran the outfit?


Can't believe I know this...

His name was Ed Straker in the show, played by Ed Bishop.

Sad, but I've got the entire series on DVD!! Got it as a boxed set from HMV.

It's dated now (was set in 1980) and the production values in the later episodes seemed to slide a bit, but it was a great series nonetheless.

They should update it I think. With modern budgets and CGI it'd be fantastic.

Edit to add: Another thought on a remake. The old series never really came to a conclusion, it just ended without resolution. At least a tele-movie to tidy up the loose ends would be nice (a la Farscape)

[edit on 11/1/07 by jimboman]




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