british post war jets

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  1. jrk

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    de havilland F.1 vampire
    this jet first flew in 1943 but didnt reach operational service until after the second world war.


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    supermarine swift MK.1


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    supermarine scimitar MK.1


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    supermarine attacker MK.1


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    hawker hunter MK.6


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    folland gnat MK.1


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    gloster javelin MK.1


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    de havilland sea vixen MK.2


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    BAC lightining F.MK 6


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    avro canada CF-100 canuck.
    this one is for nonskimmer i thought i,d post a piece of canadian history to finish my collection off. :lol:
     
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    Ha! Thanks mate. Make that the only Canadian jet fighter. I don't really count the Arrow since it never got past the prototype stage.
    Nice pics. Especially the one of the Lightning.
     
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    Yeah nice pics jrk. I like the Lightning and the Javelin pics best.
     
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    Lightning shot is a keeper!
     
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    Interesting shot of the Hunter as I'm pretty sure that RAF Hunters were never fitted with air to air missiles. They passed trials and a number of airforces did use them, but not the RAF.
     
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    Forgive the quality of the photo but I took this at an airshow around 30 years ago. The Red Arrows were doing a display when they suddenly pulled up and I took the shot as the sun was glinting off their wings. When the film was processed you could see why they pulled up.
     

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    Another Post war Jet. Obviously another old photo so please take it as it is.
     

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    Nice pics Glider, just as well the Red Arrows pulled up! Nice shot of the Vulcan too.
     
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    That's an 11 Sqdn. Lightning F.6. I like the Gnat shot too.

    Here's some Lightnings for you!
     

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    Nice pics pD!
     
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    Good stuff guys. I have nicked a few of them!
     
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    Just because I'm nice;
     

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    didnt the lightning aerial display team used to be known as the firebrands?
     
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    kuwait air force lightning

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    lightning diamond 9 No.5 sqn october 1986

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    Nice stuff, guys!
     
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    in my old village where i used to live next to the coal mine were at least 10 lightnings on lorry trailers waiting to be cut up for scrap.it was criminal to think what was going to happent to them beauties. :cry:
     
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    Nice pics guys!
     
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    No thread on Post War British Jets could be without the Hunter. These are FRADU Hunters and the only fast jets that I have flown in. My Gliding Instructor used to take me up in a T7 that they had when they didn't need the seat for anything else. Must have broken every rule in the book as I was only 17 at the time.
     

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