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  1. F-ZeroOne

    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    Not a good month for classic airliners, a de Havilland Dragon Rapide has had a mishap in British Columbia; there are injuries, a couple serious, but no fatalities: https://www.heraldnet.com/news/historic-flight-museum-founder-injured-in-bc-air-show-crash/ I've actually flown in one of these. The crew warned us not to put your foot through the wing as you get on board, where you then encounter something you'd never really thought about before with classic airliners - its a tailsitter, so the cabin is inclined. On the ground..
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    Simply incredible and tragic news story as airline employee steals small passenger aircraft: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45153535
  3. Well, it is a Star Trek show, and its not the 70s anymore, the Special Guest Star doesn't need to hop out of the same transporter every week to save the FX budget anymore.
  4. Some people have humourously suggested that they should make it a "Murder She Wrote"-style crime show, with a semi-retired Picard investigating a series of murders involving the special guest of the week - but that format, taken seriously, could potentially work if Picard say, acts as a travelling troubleshooter for Star Fleet... I suspect that whatever the show ends up being, its not going to be what we expect, whether for good or ill.
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    A Ju-52 - yes, you read that correctly - has crashed in Switzerland, with twenty reported fatalities. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45076060
  6. F-ZeroOne

    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    Oh, I know they had the wing-mounted cannons, it was just the potential nose one. Again, and I might be wrong, I think some earlier models were fitted for a nose-mounted machine gun but it wasn't a very common thing.
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    Oh, dear, I think I've spotted a couple of nitpicks already - in one scene a Me109 is shown firing a spinner-mounted gun; IIRC, very few, if any Me109s were fitted with such a gun for the Battle of Britain. In another, a gun is firing with a barrel that projects out of the wing, and the scene immediately cuts to a Hurricane firing. I think the gun in question belongs to a Me109, but if its meant to be a Hurricane... the Browning machine guns were buried in the wings. There were a few cannon-armed Hurricanes during the Battle, but they were rare and not very successful. Edit: Think I may have made my own blooper, it may have been cannon-armed Spitfires and not Hurricanes...
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    I want you, soldier girl, soldier girl!
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    Y'know, looking at that overcast, apparently no-one told the producers that the Battle of Britain is almost always referred to in terms like "Immortal Summer", "Cerulean Skies", "Eternal Blue" etc... [1] [1] To be fair, it was the Battle of Britain - it probably was overcast all the time!
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    Shh! Everyone knows the -35 can't dogfight, right?!
  12. F-ZeroOne

    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    If you look at the computer image in the article, a bit further down, the intakes appear to be somewhat bigger and - I'm not sure what the term is - appear to have some kind of reverse slant going on, like the intake on a Super Crusader. I understand however that these are concepts, the exact configuration has not been decided on and there are several possibilities.
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    The UK (uh, that is, er, us) has revealed its next generation fighter proposal. Fast enough to put a girdle around the Earth in 40 minutes? https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/uk-unveils-new-next-generation-fighter-jet-called-tempest/ Interesting that if the model and computer image are accurate, it appears to be a cranked delta with what appears to be one heck of a chine around the nose.
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    Well, the Battle of Britain is perhaps one of the reasons why those particular aircraft models are hard to find now... On the same note, the second-to-last surviving Battle of Britain veteran (at least on the RAF side), Wing Commander Tom Neil has died at the age of 98.
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