Flying flapjack!

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  1. vinnye

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    I found a piece of film on the net about Allied Experimental aircraft of WW2 era.
    One of the most interesting was the Flying Flapjack or XT5U or Vought V-173.
    For its time a quick and agile aircraft with a decent punch.
    If jets had not come along maybe this aircraft would have bee developed furher?
     
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    Could you perhaps provide a link? also the design of it was good enough to initially bounce wrecking balls off too apparently.
     
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    Link is ;

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weoK_ef_194
    The first part is abot HurriCams, Hurricanes that took off from merchant ships.
    About 9 mins in or so it starts to introdeuce Zimmerman and his ideas which led to the Flying Flapjack.
     
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    Ta muchly my good man :) may a virtual pint be heading your way vinnye ;P
    Mmm :D there's a lovely documentary of about the Typhoon/Tempest at the top of the video side links too!!
     
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    Yep, that Typhoon / Tempest film is well worth a watch!
    I wil take my virtual pint shortly - I am busy watching a Beaufighter documentary I jusy found - posted in another thread.
    Glad you are enjoying the films.
     
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    Going to be tough to find without the search function but I'm sure we had this as a topic before, maybe a year or so ago
     
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    I tried using the search function to see if this topic had been aired before - but got some strange error messages.
    I do not know if the film has been put up before?
     
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    Here's a one I like.
     
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