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Discussion in 'Aircraft Requests' started by GermansRGeniuses, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. GermansRGeniuses

    GermansRGeniuses Active Member

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    Can anyone get me as much info as possible on this fine English equivalent (much better, IMO) of the C-130?
     
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    There were only ten of them built, all for the RAF. Never caught on with civil users, so the design went nowhere. Great looking plane, though.
    Four 5730-HP RR Tyne engines
    352 mph
    150 to 250 troops
    HeavyLift Cargo Airlines bought five after the RAF was done with them.
     
  4. the lancaster kicks ass

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    wow very interesting, never heard of that one before...............
     
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    Hmm, shame it never caught on. It's a bit bigger than a Herc.
     
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    bit ugly though (yes CC you did read that correctly, i did just call a british plane ugly)....................
     
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    I think it looks pretty good...

    I prefer the Herc though 8)
     
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    A week before my dad arrived in Aldergrove for his service in Northern Ireland someone got cut up by the props on one of them.

    The British didn't need to continue with that, they just improved the C-130 by expanding it. Then Lockheed took on the idea in the C-130J, I think.
     
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    and.. how is this plane called?
     
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    Looks like something Ex-Soviet if you ask me
     
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    :lol:

    I think there been some conversation on that in another thread ;)
     
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    My old man got famous jumping from one of those things in 1963 in Radfan - That's something you never knew of :shock:

    Hot Space
     
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    Your dad was a para, eh?
     
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    Wow! Helluva story, m8! You must be proud of him. :salute:
     
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    Para's are looneys. Excellent troops, and 2 Para REALLY are pyscho...pyschos with good training and great abilities.
     
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    Paras have to be a bit nuts. It goes with the territory. My uncle and great uncle were both paratroopers.
    Great fellas, but just a bit whacked! :crazy:

    :lol:
     
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    True enough, it takes some bottle to stride into a Para's mess and announce that you thought only fairies wore wings! :lol:

    (not recommended, unless you like hospital food.)
     
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    Only if you had a death wish! :shock:
     
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