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Re: How low can you go?
« Reply #255 on: October 24, 2020, 08:21:48 pm »
Wasn't there a tale of a Skyhawk or Mirage clipping the stern rails of one the ships in San Carlos Water?

My workmate who was a CPO aboard the Alacrity tells of watching that happen and they thought both ship and aircraft were about to combine!

Yes I've heard that one too, but I can't remember which ship it was.

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Re: How low can you go?
« Reply #256 on: October 24, 2020, 10:23:40 pm »
Wasn't there a tale of a Skyhawk or Mirage clipping the stern rails of one the ships in San Carlos Water?

My workmate who was a CPO aboard the Alacrity tells of watching that happen and they thought both ship and aircraft were about to combine!

Yes I've heard that one too, but I can't remember which ship it was.

One of the Skyhawks which bombed Antelope hit the ship's aft mast, snapped it in two, and crashed into the sea on the other side...

The mast or the aircraft?
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Re: How low can you go?
« Reply #257 on: October 27, 2020, 06:44:42 am »
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Re: How low can you go?
« Reply #258 on: October 27, 2020, 08:02:23 am »

Breitling Fighters fly LOW down a canal - FULL SEQUENCE


Yeah, it would be Ray Hanna in the lead.  ;D

But I reckon Lee Proudfoot in '434 was the lowest!  :o
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Re: How low can you go?
« Reply #259 on: October 27, 2020, 05:28:07 pm »

Breitling Fighters fly LOW down a canal - FULL SEQUENCE


Yeah, it would be Ray Hanna in the lead.  ;D

But I reckon Lee Proudfoot in '434 was the lowest!  :o

Oh, cool - thanks for the link.
Nice that 2 of them were in RNZAF colours...  ;) :thumbsup: :wub:

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Re: How low can you go?
« Reply #260 on: October 27, 2020, 05:35:17 pm »

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBUKiKvl29Q


Even today that's one fearsome looking machine when it's coming straight at you!  :o  :thumbsup:

That engine seemed to vibrate quite a bit from some of those cockpit shots, I wonder of the prop was out of balance or something?
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Re: How low can you go?
« Reply #261 on: October 27, 2020, 05:41:59 pm »

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBUKiKvl29Q


Even today that's one fearsome looking machine when it's coming straight at you!  :o  :thumbsup:

That engine seemed to vibrate quite a bit from some of those cockpit shots, I wonder of the prop was out of balance or something?

I don't know enough about the subject to have noticed, I was busy geeking out at the Glorious Preserved Corsair (and the local scenery, too)!  ;D ;)

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Re: How low can you go?
« Reply #262 on: October 27, 2020, 06:00:37 pm »
R-2800 .... That's what my Sea Wallaby would have sounded like! ;D
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Re: How low can you go?
« Reply #263 on: October 28, 2020, 11:16:43 am »
You could take your Saab down the A41 bypass  :thumbsup:

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Re: How low can you go?
« Reply #264 on: October 28, 2020, 11:45:24 am »
Then there's the archtypal '...under the bridge....' vid, first shown as part of the 'Piece of Cake' TV series and later re-used in 'Foyle's War'.

Flown by the late Ray Hanna in reality, aboard MH434, which aircraft was used again for the before and after shots in Foyle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbXHhPG8SY4
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Re: How low can you go?
« Reply #265 on: October 28, 2020, 12:50:58 pm »
Wasn't there a tale of a Skyhawk or Mirage clipping the stern rails of one the ships in San Carlos Water?

My workmate who was a CPO aboard the Alacrity tells of watching that happen and they thought both ship and aircraft were about to combine!

Yes I've heard that one too, but I can't remember which ship it was.

One of the Skyhawks which bombed Antelope hit the ship's aft mast, snapped it in two, and crashed into the sea on the other side...

The mast or the aircraft?

Both!

The mast (which was just a (presumably alloy) pole on Type 21s) bent right over at about 120 deg and the top of it snapped off. The Skyhawk, which may have already taken some 20mm hits, crashed into the sea.
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