British jets of the Cold War.

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  1. CharlesBronson

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    Gloster Meteor Fmk 8. Royal Auxiliary Air Force...I think.
     

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    Supermarine Scimitar. Carrier landing overshoot. The thing float very well...:lol:
     

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    EXCELLENT! I love the V Bombers
     
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    Wow, that Scimitar does float, doesn't she! :shock:
     
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    Gotta agree with you there... Some of the best looking aircraft to have ever flown

    Great videos.. Thanks :D
     
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    Thanks. Aparently the high number of accidents in the Scimitar were caused by the relative small size of british carrier and the heavy weight of the aircraft, but not intrinsecally a bad characteritics of the supermarine fighter.

    Supermarine Swift F1.
     

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    Cool videos. :thumbright:


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    Thanks.

    Vickers Valiant landing.
     

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    Cool videos, CB. But the cheesy "jet engine sounds" were painful. :lol:
     
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    There were other factors. She was a complex aircraft with a number of new features around the fuel as well as being big and heavy. I think she was the first aircraft where landing was described as a deliberate crash landing.
    Other factors include the fact that she leaked like a sieve and was very maintanence heavy. Its also worth remembering that the Scimitar replaced the Sea Hawk a very small light and simple aircraft, the difference between the two was huge.
     
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    White painted Blackburn Buccaneers and Sea Vixen, carrier operations. 1963
     

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    Supermarine 508, a rare 1952 naval fighter V tail prototype, this video show it doing some carrier test.
     

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    A smoother set of landings would be hard to find. She came in on rails.
     
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    Yipes,looks like the pilot did not get out of that Jet, The report said something along the likes of "to late,pilot did not get out"
     
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    #16 CharlesBronson, Sep 3, 2010
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    The user stevel666 posted the following comment in my channel about the scimitar accident video:


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aco5LkjkS7Q

    Obviously when I posted that vid some months ago I tought the pilot walked away, that explain my silly comment above, but the fact is the british pilot drowned.

    Okay, let move on.

    Gloster Meteor NF testing Fairey Fireflash air-to-air missile, 1955.
     

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    Good stuff CB though sad about the pilot in the Simitar
     
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    Very cool video CB, that missle had a wild take-off!
     
  19. CharlesBronson

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    Yea, maybe he should try the ejector seat.

    De havilland Vixen prototipe, this is 1950 or 51 not sure.
     

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    That would have been suicide. The Mk 2H seat had a minimum height of 100 or 200ft depending on the spec of the gun and a min speed of 120 knots. My guess is that this was the seat version installed as it was a very common seat, both in the UK and overseas.

    If we had to ditch we were instructed to jetison the canopy first and get out manually. That said the pilots notes described ditching as very hazardous so who knows what would happen for real.
     
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