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Favorite Airplane #5373336 03/11/20 11:32 AM
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Seeing Astro's post on the final grounding of the Avro Vulcan got me thinking of my all time favorite airplane; Handley Page Victor. One of the airplanes that kindled my interest in flying when I saw one these in a movie when I was a maybe 5 or so. What are folks other similar favorites?

Striking, unattractive maybe, certainly distinctive..


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Re: Favorite Airplane [Re: wings&wheels] #5373355 03/11/20 11:51 AM
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SR-71 Blackbird!
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Re: Favorite Airplane [Re: wings&wheels] #5373357 03/11/20 11:52 AM
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I’ve seen a Victor. So few are left!

At the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, there is a Victor. She’s undergoing restoration. At least, I hope she is, she looked a bit forlorn when my wife and I were there a couple years ago.

That’s a great museum, by the way. Many airplanes in the collection are unique, like the only surviving TSR-2 prototype. Some are rare, like the Sea Vixen.

The V bombers (Victor, Valiant, Vulcan) represent an interesting time: in the early days of the jet age, the RAF chose three airplanes for the same mission. All designed around the same weapons, and all fielded concurrently. The total was about 150 airplanes. Running three simultaneous acquisition programs and production lines was expensive, but the RAF didn’t know enough to choose a winner in the competition- the technology was too new - so they hedged their bets and bought all three.

I enjoyed this book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DN5U5LI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Favorite Airplane [Re: wings&wheels] #5373368 03/11/20 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by wings&wheels
Handley Page Victor.


I think my new favorite from a looks standpoint.

Re: Favorite Airplane [Re: slug_bug] #5373370 03/11/20 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by slug_bug
SR-71 Blackbird!
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+1

Baddest plane ever made!


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Re: Favorite Airplane [Re: wings&wheels] #5373374 03/11/20 12:10 PM
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Definitely the SR71, but I prefer this picture of it
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Re: Favorite Airplane [Re: wings&wheels] #5373375 03/11/20 12:11 PM
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Lockheed Constellation

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Re: Favorite Airplane [Re: slug_bug] #5373401 03/11/20 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by slug_bug
SR-71 Blackbird!
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SR71 is a close second to the A12. The A12 flew faster and higher than the SR71, and the reason most people idolise the SR71 is the speed and height.

If they SR71 is a V6 mustang, the A12 is a GT500


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Re: Favorite Airplane [Re: wings&wheels] #5373406 03/11/20 12:39 PM
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My fav in the de Havilland Mosquito but I really like this pic
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I give you the MD-80:


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Re: Favorite Airplane [Re: Olas] #5373425 03/11/20 12:58 PM
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Wasn’t one a Test Pilot record vs an operational aircraft … by then the Blackbird was larger and heavier yet came close to the same speed.

The satellite to phase them out was Corona ?

Re: Favorite Airplane [Re: wings&wheels] #5373433 03/11/20 01:04 PM
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I love the SR-71, but I grew up around these:
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Re: Favorite Airplane [Re: wings&wheels] #5373454 03/11/20 01:20 PM
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Most of mine are already here, but F7F. There is (was) a beauty down at Galveston CAP. Too bad they didn't bring it to the new museum by NASA.

F7F good pic for decals.jpg
Re: Favorite Airplane [Re: wings&wheels] #5373458 03/11/20 01:22 PM
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F7F at Chino
https://youtu.be/PD8XgX_qXkM

Liked it so much I bought one!
https://youtu.be/70K019gvh_w?t=16

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Re: Favorite Airplane [Re: wings&wheels] #5373459 03/11/20 01:23 PM
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Ya'll got it WRONG!

This is the correct answer:

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The Pilatus PC-12 can do everything! It's reasonably fast, very efficient, can carry 3300 pounds of cargo, has very long range and can do international trips.




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