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    I was stationed at Langley Field when this happened and as I remember it, the pilot was in the clouds at the time and too low. I seem to remember that we had a B-24 go down on the same day.
     
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    Thats some epicaly cool stuff, the F15 is a big plane though.
     
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    RAF Lakenheath (48 FW) F-15Cs and F-15Es in Scotland or the Midlands. Flew there a lot myself in the olden days in an F-111F.
     
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    An unusual shot of Pfalz D.IIIa 1369/17 in Jasta 11 colors of red nose, struts, and wheel covers. Jasta 10 was equipped with Pfalz D.III and D.IIIa aircraft, but Jasta 11 was not. Both Jastas were part of Rittmeister (cavalry captain) Manfred von Richthofen's Jagdgeschwader I, which included Jastas, 4, 6, 10, and 11. Jasta 11 may have used some Pfalz fighters during the Fokker Dr.I Triplane grounding from October- December 1917. Once the Dr.I wing problems were fixed, Jasta 11 (and Jastas 4 and 6) flew Dr.Is until the Fokker D.VII became available in the May 1918 timeframe.

    What appears to be white paint on the rear of the aircraft is actually silver, the overall Pfalz D.III series paint color from the factory.


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    These old photos are masterpieces ! Thanks.
     
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    #1184 WilyB, Aug 15, 2021
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    August 15th, 1912. Michelin sponsors an "Aéro-cible" (Bombing run) Grand Prix.

    The target is a 20 m diameter circle and the competitors have 15 "bombs" and shall fly no lower than 200m.

    Louis Gaubert and Riley Scott win 50 000 francs with a score of 12/15. Riley was the inventor of the first sighting device.

    PS: A French Franc was worth ±0.3 troy oz gold a the time.

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    1978-79 photo of the Lockheed Constitution at Opa Locka where it was scrapped a few months later. It was up for sale for many years. Alec Ulmann the organizer of the 12 Hours of Sebring had it parked at the old course until the late 1960's when it was flown to Opa Locka where is sat again for many years. I am not sure if it was ever used by a cargo airline after being sold off by the Navy, but you never know. Very sad end for the navy's biggest fixed wing aircraft. A photo of the Constitution during better times in the late 1940's. I know it could land at smaller airports as I have seen a shot of it in 1948 at a Midway Airport open house.
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    The F 108 Rapier -- CANCELLED in 1959. 1959! Used the same engines as the XB-70. To put it in perspective, GM was putting big tail fins are Cadillacs at the time. "Power Seats" and A/C were considered futuristic! We can only imagine what we are creating today.
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    Bob- Do not see too many early F-94 photos. Love the airship hangar photo, too.
     
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    F-94B I believe. My dad flew F-94Cs.
     
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    #1199 tazandjan, Aug 22, 2021
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    The Pfalz D.VIII was an interim fighter using the Siemens-Halske Sh.III rotary in which the cylinders and crankshaft rotated in opposite directions, cutting down on cylinder and prop rotation speed and centrifugal force. The Pfalz D.VII was a single interplane version of the same aircraft that was one of the winners of the Fighter Competition held in January 1918, but Idflieg decided to go with the D.VIII because the double interplane strut version had a stronger wing module. Only a few were built, mainly because of teething troubles with the Sh.III rotary. By the time the teething issues were solved, the war was nearly over. Strengthened Pfalz D.VIIs, with their lower drag and higher top speed, would have replaced the D.VIIIs if the war had continued. Both the D.VII and D.VIII had phenomenal climb rates for their time, only matched by the Siemens Schuckert D.III and D.IV, also powered by the Sh.III.

    This one apparently has a starter fitted, not something normally found on WW-I aircraft, and is in the colors of Jasta Boelcke's Ltn d R Paul Bäumer, a 43 victory PLM ace.
     
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    a reply from the same comment of the video on Youtube:
    "The engine is an original Sh.III and it's started with a hand cranked starter magneto - just like on the Fokker D.VII. With correct mixture in the cylinders the first detonation will get the engine spinning.

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