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Craig Abrahamson said on March 24, 2017
Great stuff yet again, Rob…that headline shot of the Vulcan/Lightning is breathtaking (as are the shots of the low flying Vulcan/Harrier). The nose art on the C-5 made me chuckle – as did the B-1. The colorful paint schemes on that ship moored at the harbor and the (Typhoon?) are really eye-catching as well. Two photos I can’t place are the one(s) of that humongous helicopter (what IS that?) and the carrier crash of – what – A Dauntless or a Hellcat..? Finally, the last pic escapes me as to its’ reference. Thanks again for the Friday Briefings – I love ’em!!
Rob Pollock said on March 24, 2017
PS meant to say not Mirage but Rafele B.
I think the ‘typhoon’ is a Mirage at a ‘tiger meet’. Hellcat on the deck. The last was just some jokey billboard that I thought was amusing. I think the giant helo is American but can’t recall what it is. Maybe someone else can remember.
Jeff Bailey said on March 24, 2017
Excellent pics & fun to see! Great photos – thanks for posting them!
neil foster said on March 24, 2017
Love the pics again Rob ,what is going on in #7 ? it looks like something from Indiana Jones, I can’t believe I’ve never seen the Vulcan /Lightning shot before.
End-of-War image from heart of Reich.
Josh Patterson said on March 24, 2017
The large helicopter is an Mi-26. Very large. Over 40,000 pounds of cargo capacity. The tail rotor is about the same size as the main rotor on a Hughes 500! The main rotor blades look like they have a chord similar to a Cessna and the span is just a hair more than a B-17’s wingspan! I would love to see/hear one in real life!
There ya go, Craig. I knew somebody would know!
Thanks…and I just now got the reference to that sign in the last pic (slow learner) I get it – “Air & Space”? Nothing there? very punny.
Josh Patterson said on March 25, 2017
Craig, MiL also had a prototype of an even larger machine called the V-12. It had a rotor at each tip of a pair of wings. (Like an Osprey, but they didn’t tilt.) Each rotor was 114′ in diameter, but it could still cruise at about 160! Google “MiL Homer” for pictures!
Craig Abrahamson said on March 25, 2017
Thanks, Josh….leave it to the Russians. I think “Bigger is Better” oughta be their ‘motto’. 🙂
Robert Royes said on March 26, 2017
Great as always! But can anyone name the ship in photo 8?
P.k said on March 27, 2017
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