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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2017, 05:40:30 am »
Found this on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/wrhstol/posts/1463630300351897:0


A Luftwaffe cameraman is thought to have captured the moments after Hurricane Mk I JU-V had clipped the starboard wing of 17Z-2 U5+FL of 3/KG2 at 6,000ft over Convoy Bread at 14.00 on 19 July 1940, losing its port wing. F/O Thomas PK "Peter" Higgs of No 111 Squadron RAF had reportedly fired at the bomber when being attacked by Obltn Walter Oesau of 7/JG51 in Me 109E-3 White 1. Both aircraft spun seawards out of control, killing 2 crewmen and the 23-year-old pilot on bailing out.

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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #46 on: September 25, 2017, 02:43:57 am »
A well known photo that Tom, but I`m afraid it`s now widely regarded as a `photo shopped` German propaganda picture.

While the event did occur, a couple of corrections are also required in the description. The action took place on July 10th and the cause of the collision was due to an attempted head on attack on the Dornier bomber group. It should be noted that while F/O Higgs did bail out of his Hurricane after the collision, he unfortunately drowned after landing in the Channel.

I highly recommend Battle of Britain Combat Archive series from Wing Leader if your interested in BoB combat reports.  :thumbsup:
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #47 on: October 17, 2017, 03:12:25 pm »
Latest from me.....,

On Friday 21st May, a A-4Q Skyhawk of CANA 3 Esc flown by Lt Cmdr Philippi was shot down near Swan Island in Falkland Sound at approx 3.12 pm by Lt Morell RN in No.800 Sea Harrier XZ457 using a Sidewinder. The A-4`s had just completed an attack run when they became aware of a pair of Sea Harriers attacking from behind. The Argentine`s jettisoned their fuel tanks and bomb racks, increased their airspeed and got as low as they could in an effort to escape. 
Lt Cmdr Philippi A-4 was hit and he ejected safely.









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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #48 on: October 17, 2017, 05:29:15 pm »
Very nice.
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IRL at what sort of distance would the missile have been launched?
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #49 on: October 17, 2017, 10:36:28 pm »
Looks very good. Great models.

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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2017, 11:22:58 pm »
OOooh yes, a great idea. I like the way the SHAR isn't quite straight and level.  :thumbsup:
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #51 on: October 17, 2017, 11:53:14 pm »
Thanks chaps.

Very nice.
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IRL at what sort of distance would the missile have been launched?


That`s been mentioned a few times on other forums and the simple answer is I haven`t got a big enough lens to do the photo`s if I scaled it all up correctly.....   ;D

IIRC the range of a Sidewinder is approx 2 to 3 miles??
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #52 on: October 18, 2017, 02:49:32 am »
Thanks chaps.

Very nice.
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IRL at what sort of distance would the missile have been launched?


That`s been mentioned a few times on other forums and the simple answer is I haven`t got a big enough lens to do the photo`s if I scaled it all up correctly.....   ;D

IIRC the range of a Sidewinder is approx 2 to 3 miles??

Oh I wasn't nitpicking.  I realised it would have been much much more that shown and figured that was why you had the bases as two separate items.
Maybe if you take these to a show you should put them at different ends of the tables to appease the JMNs?  :mellow:

Maybe even a third base holding a second 'winder? ;D
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #53 on: October 18, 2017, 03:45:05 am »
Thanks chaps.

Very nice.
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IRL at what sort of distance would the missile have been launched?

 


That`s been mentioned a few times on other forums and the simple answer is I haven`t got a big enough lens to do the photo`s if I scaled it all up correctly.....   ;D

IIRC the range of a Sidewinder is approx 2 to 3 miles??

Maybe if you take these to a show you should put them at different ends of the tables to appease the JMNs?  :mellow:



That`s exactly what I was planning on doing  ;D

Also don`t worry, knew you wasn`t nitpicking about it at all.  <_<
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #54 on: October 18, 2017, 03:49:13 am »
Who was it from 800(?) Sqn who shot down the Mirage without firing a shot? Used up all his weapons on a ground-support mission (including guns), got a Mirage on his tail, VIFFed & got on the Mirage's tail, when to guns-on (I think it was) to scare the bugger, then the Mirage pilot punched out.
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #55 on: October 18, 2017, 06:03:49 am »
2 very nice builds  :thumbsup:
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2018, 06:21:10 am »
My latest bit of non whiffery is now complete......, (he says in a Darth Vader voice.....)

On the 18th May 1988 Rich Lepman, a US exchange pilot assigned to the Tigers, was lined up on the runway at the annual APC at RAF Akrotiri with his back seater Steve Smyth. They were part of a pairs take off for the sortie flying F-4J(uk) ZE362/V with a standard gun pod fitted. The start of the take off sequence went smoothly and as normal, but just as the Phantom went into V1, the front canopy detached much to the surprise of the crew. They then had to flying around for 20 minutes Phantom Cabriolet style until the runway was cleared of debris and a normal landing was made.

















 
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #57 on: January 23, 2018, 02:01:18 am »
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #58 on: January 23, 2018, 02:43:09 am »
Looks great!

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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #59 on: January 23, 2018, 06:19:37 am »
You come up with some brilliant aircraft dio's, tc, & create them beautifully! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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