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Offline Captain Canada

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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2006, 12:16:57 pm »
Sweet !

Love that camo....really makes the plane look tough, and modern !

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« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2006, 12:19:08 am »
Looks great and nice back story. Will you be bringing it to Telord if your coming  :D .

Didn't the US offer B-58's as a later alternative to the B-47 when updating the offer, possibly to counter the British TSR2 with the lease of Vulcans as stop gap coverage (RAAF didn't like the restrictions the UK placed on the use of the Vulcans - was that Mountbattens influence again i wonder ?) The French offered the Mirage IV as a canberra replacement and they didn't need a stopgap as the aircraft was virtually ready for testing by then, but it lacked the range required by the RAAF.

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« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2006, 12:26:58 am »
According to Joe Baugher, the B-58 was offered to Australia in a "bomb truck" simplified variant circa 1959. but the project didn't go very far...  
King Arthur: Can we come up and have a look?
French Soldier: Of course not. You're English types.
King Arthur: What are you then?
French Soldier: I'm French. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king?

Well regardless I would rather take my chance out there on the ocean, that to stay here and die on this poo-hole island spending the rest of my life talking to a gosh darn VOLLEYBALL.

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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2006, 09:05:10 am »
Superb! :P  

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« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2006, 03:01:31 am »
Also, keep in mind that the A-5 Vigilante was a contender against the F-111 for RAAF orders.

Bravo Zulu, Rory! :D  
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« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2006, 04:00:36 am »
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Also, keep in mind that the A-5 Vigilante was a contender against the F-111 for RAAF orders.

Bravo Zulu, Rory! :D
Even more : they declared it  winner in october 1963, simply because they needed the bomber as soon as possible! In the end, they decided for the F-111, had to wait ten more years and fight in Vietnam with Canberras...  <_<  
King Arthur: Can we come up and have a look?
French Soldier: Of course not. You're English types.
King Arthur: What are you then?
French Soldier: I'm French. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king?

Well regardless I would rather take my chance out there on the ocean, that to stay here and die on this poo-hole island spending the rest of my life talking to a gosh darn VOLLEYBALL.