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  1. BJK

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    How about a 'catch-all' thread for this stuff? :) (like the 'Cool Photos' thread)

    > or should they just go in the 'cool photos' thread? :confused: ......... whatever :rolleyes:

    Cool/Interesting and informative :D



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    I assume this is what its like to be a Blackbird pilot.
     
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    P-51 Precious Metal >>> Rolls-Royce Griffon Engine with counter-rotating props







    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precious_Metal_(aircraft)
    Precious Metal was heavily damaged by a fire days before the 2015 Reno Air Races. One of the ground crew noticed the fire while the aircraft was taxiing and signaled Richard to shut down the engine.
    Richard shut down the engine and escaped the aircraft, which burned for 12 minutes before firefighters arrived to the scene. It took 20 minutes to put out the fire, and by that time the airframe had sustained severe damage.
    After the fire, Richard stated that Precious Metal would not race again. A lengthy restoration process of Precious Metal to airworthy condition began in 2016.

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  8. NYC Fred

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    ((The AC-130 gun-ship, nicknamed “SPOOKY”, is a Hercules cargo plane that has been modified into a Killer weapon. She waits over the battlefield to bring 3 types of destructive firepower on bad-guys below.

    At the start of the video, the audio may seem off…it’s not, the bullets hit and then the sound-waves follow after. Welcome to an old workhorse that still strikes fear to those who want to set-up IEDs during the night. When it’s above, you don’t want to be the Target.)))


    https://thechive.com/2022/05/12/spooky-the-terrifying-killer-weapon-facts/
     
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    My oldest son served in Viet Nam in helicopters and he saw the AC-130 gunships in action. While in a tight circle they could fire a concentrated stream heavy enough to dig a large hole. Heavy armor and transport did not survive a well coordinated and concentrated attack. An effective weapon.
     
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