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More delta porn.

 

Looks like the clip Mr. King used. Still, the formation flyby makes it worthwhile--thanks!

 

 

I wish I could take credit for the animated gif, but I did not create it. I just share what I find. :)

 

NOT complaining! You find really good stuff! :D

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Don't know how true it is but it is said the Victor wing had its roots in research done for the Ar234.

 

 

 

You may be thinking of the Heinkel 60-ton bomber concept:

 

 

 

Nope.

 

The Ar234 V16, 18, 26 and 30 were to be used to test the verauchsflugel wings.

 

The crescent wing was patented by R. Kosin and W. Lehmann in 1942. Much of the Arado research was incorporated into the Victor.

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Welll . . . the Valiant was supposed to be the low-risk (Ha! Look how long they lasted!), quick into service option, IIRC, & the Vulcan & Victor were the high-tech high risk options, both developed in case one failed & then both ordered.

 

And then we had the problem of all those aircraft companies we had at the time having limited production capacity, so maybe we needed to order both to get the desired number in the desired time. Because we hadn't made them consolidate after the war, as we should have done.

 

I've always liked the Victor, & sometimes wish some of the Vulcan mania was Victor mania.

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Welll . . . the Valiant was supposed to be the low-risk (Ha! Look how long they lasted!), quick into service option, IIRC, & the Vulcan & Victor were the high-tech high risk options, both developed in case one failed & then both ordered.

 

And then we had the problem of all those aircraft companies we had at the time having limited production capacity, so maybe we needed to order both to get the desired number in the desired time. Because we hadn't made them consolidate after the war, as we should have done.

 

I've always liked the Victor, & sometimes wish some of the Vulcan mania was Victor mania.

 

I agree, the Vulcan is cool, but I always thought the Victor was cooler - and from what I have read it was the superior aircraft in most respects. Of course, Handley Page wasn't popular at the air ministry at the time...

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The silver ones would be Australian.

I have to confess, I didnt know the Aussies had them. Thats very interesting.

 

 

Yep, I would imagine that photo is in Malaya too. Both RAF and RAAF Lincolns dropped heavy things on naughty boys.

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With all that smoke I thought it was a B-52.

There was an episode of "Airwolf" where, at the climax, the helo was supposedly flown through the explosions of a B-52 bomb drop. The Apache photo reminded me of this.

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