Farnborough 2008 - Light vs Dark

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  1. Clave

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    The sun was out, umm, then in, then out... well you get the idea...

    The A380 is huge! and very, very, quiet... almost spooky...

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    A Hal Dhurv apparently..

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    An F-16 chucked itself about with great style:

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    I never saw anything leap off the the ground like the Super Hornet though!

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    The Grace Spitfire is always lovely:

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    Aermacchi M346 - never heard of this one...

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    A couple of MiG-29s in the static park caught my eye:

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    It was incredibly gloomy when the Navy were doing their thing:

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    Token Red Arrows shot:

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    And something else Red - Devils this time:

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    A patch of blue sky is visible behind this Tornado:

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    Mmm! Pointy!

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    Typhoon phun!

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    I loved these colourful Yaks:

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  5. Clave

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    And of course the Vulcan - the absolute Star of the Show:

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    great pics clave esp the vulcan the one with the bomb bay doors open took me back to the first time i went to teesside airshow and saw and heard a vulcan, i must have been about 8 or 9 :lol:
     
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    Yes the noise was epic, let's just say I picked the wrong time to take my ear-plugs out! :shock:
     
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    Lucky you, excellent pics there Clave 8)

    The Vulcan still make me a little nervous.
     
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    Love the Vulcan with the all around camo. Oh and the Aeromacchi 346 is a proposed advanced trainer. Aint she pretty!
     
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    Great pics Clave, thanks for sharing....:D
     
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    No problem...

    Hmm.. seem to be slow loading from my site now...:evil:
     
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    Excellent pics here Clave. THX for these. D :D :D
     
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    Great pics Clave! Man that Vulcan is impressive :cool:
     
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    Yes it is quite a machine, I remembered seeing one when I was young, and being impressed with it's take-off, followed immediately by a sharp banked right turn, it was almost fighter-like... Of course there is so much lift from that wing design that the hard part is getting it to land..

    Now that there is literally only one left flying (massive restoration project btw) they are a bit more cautious, but a full-power take-off is still hugely impressive to see and hear.

    Turn your speakers up and check out the intake resonance at about 15 seconds, it is spooky as hell...


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VECwLl06ik0
     
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    That was one short takeoff run!
     
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    It always had a good thrust/weight ratio:

    B1 Loaded: 0.25 Empty: 0.52
    B2 Loaded: 0.33 Empty: 0.81 (201 engines)
    B2 Loaded: 0.39 Empty: 0.95 (301 engines)

    The key was the Bristol Siddeley Olympus engines - the prototype developed 10,000lb of thrust, and 11,000 in production for the first Vulcan, the B1. The Vulcan version of the engine was upped to 17,000lb and then 20,000lb for the B2...

    Then the engine was switched to the TSR.2 where is was kicking out 40,000lb of thrust...

    When the project was canceled, the engine company was bought by Rolls-Royce and the Rolls-Royce/SNECMA 'civilian' engine was used in Concorde where it was running 31,000lbs when in full supersonic flight.
     
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