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  1. norab

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    some times you just have to say WTF

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    Is it the General Electric part or the fact that the plane is SO DAMN UGLY! :lol:
     
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    Big difference between General Electric and English Electric
     
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    I wonder when General Electric started producing unlicensed copies of the English Electric (late BAC) Lightning F6, an aircraft which, although not beautiful, was far from ugly, and remained the fastest interceptor in the World until the advent of such 'modern', ugly aircraft as the F-16 ?
    I think that BAe might have something to say about the incorrect title !!
     
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    Karl may have something to say about people casting aspersions about his Lightning... :lol:
     
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    All in good fun. Wish we could discuss the relative beauty of various birds over a few pints weekly...if it wasn't for this damn ocean.
     
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    And I would be the first to buy you one my friend, even though you may suffer from some sort of confusion over the EE (real) Lightning being ugly !

    Methinks you mistake it with that fake P-38 two broomstick and ironing board thingy ! :lol:
     
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    That, old boy, is a terrible insult to broomsticks and ironing boards !
    But it would be nice to have a forum meeting over a few pints. Maybe if we hire a ship, and have a mid-Atlantic soiree ?
    I just hope that the ****-up in the title doesn't reflect the, er... quality of the product ......
     
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    On a serious note knowing how quickly the Lightning could empty it's fuel tanks that has to be the shortest flight SIM on the market !
     
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    Yeah - start the PC, commence programme, check watch, and it's finished !
     
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    Funny how all the things added on take a sleek mean looking plane and make it seem like a flying brick. Could the lightning do mach 2.0+ wityh all the tanks and missiles attached?
     
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    THAT lightning, that modern pretender to the thrown, didn't fly so much as the ground rejected it.

    And on to other matters. I always thought of Iceland as a convenient meeting place for the new and old world to meet. Maybe a yearly, or every other year, planes, plastic and potent potables party.
     
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    Why Iceland? Why not a nice, tropical retreat?

    Besides, after a long night of swapping lies, arguing over how many rivets were used on the cowling of the MC.202 and why the Germans didn't invade Gibraltar, it would be far safer.

    In saying safer, I mean that Irish yoga is better done on a warm, tropical beach than in a polar environment where frostbite robs a person of fingers, toes and "other" extremities...
     
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    Iceland ?
    Great place, but you'd need the equivalent of three King's ransoms, just to buy one pint of beer !!!
     
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    Does anyone have the flight manual of this?

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    You Sir have stepped over the line.

    I am removing my glove and pretending to slap you across the face with it !
     
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    Screw that biz! Well that place is off the list!
     
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