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  1. Bob Parks

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    Reminded me of an F9F that test fired a 20mm cannon at altitude and then dove down to a lower altitude and overtook the round that impacted the wind shield.
     
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    Bob- Must have been two of them, since an F11F Tiger did the same thing.
     
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  10. Bob Parks

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    I'm probably in error as to model number but I know it happened only once.
     
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    Bob- You would think it would be hard to run down a cannon shell with 3300 fps muzzle velocity, but they slow down pretty quickly. Would not want to back that pilot in a craps game, or stand next to him in a thunderstorm.
     
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  13. Bob Parks

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    Yes, Taz. I had to explain several times that it was obvious because the shell was slowing down while the F11F was accelerating in a shallow dive. A unique and once in a life time incident.
     
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    Avro Vulcan bomber. Mainstay of RAF strategic bombing from the mid-50s to the mid-80s. Also had a starring role in Thunderball.

    A quick link to the Vulcan's last flight:

     
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  18. Bob Parks

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    Absolutely. Typical Lockheed.
     
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    Bob (both Bobs)- Almost looks like that could be the USAF version C-121.
     
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    I think you're correct, the commercials didn't have an astrodome.
     
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  23. phil the brit

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    Never seen flames out the back before, that is really cool
     
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    Is it just me who has no fondness at all for the Harvard/Texan?? Any other warbird of the era I love to bits but I just find I can’t stand that sonic prop noise.

    Best to drown them out with one of these!
     
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    It's not just you... They are obnoxiously loud.
     
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    But they are a joy to fly.
     

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