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ytareh
07-01-2009, 07:13 PM
Having visited a few museums and seen dozens of Warplanes in the metal , I can honestly say (and it surprises me) that without doubt the plane that I think impresses me most all round is

http://www.military-aircraft.o...teor-jet-fighter.htm (http://www.military-aircraft.org.uk/jet-fighter-planes/gloster-meteor-jet-fighter.htm)

It is simply beautiful.And huge !It must have been some feeling to be one of the first men strapped into(onto) one of those !

http://farm1.static.flickr.com...0_9385bf66f1.jpg?v=0 (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/44/171363220_9385bf66f1.jpg?v=0)


Of course the late single seater fighters are gorgeous but alas the two seaters esp night fighters look as if they hit every branch in the ugly tree on the fall to earth

http://www.rob.clubkawasaki.com/jas4588.jpg

some beak huh?!

and this is even worse!(experimental 'prone pilot' plane)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com...83864_bc9e1eba92.jpg (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2203/2343983864_bc9e1eba92.jpg)

But the single seater really does it for me especially round the front/canopy (bit like an A10?Apparently it was to be called Thunderbolt too originally) etc ..the tail is a bit fussy maybe and those engine pods on the wings are big too...

It even looks great as a (very well made) model!!!

http://images.google.ie/imgres...en%26sa%3DG%26um%3D1 (http://images.google.ie/imgres?imgurl=http://hsfeatures.com/features04/images/meteorf3wb_6.jpg&imgrefurl=http://hsfeatures.com/features04/meteorf3wb_1.htm&usg=__DeZdHBlRVX16RL4t4rlpPWFvCkM=&h=480&w=700&sz=52&hl=en&start=19&um=1&tbnid=x-g7rlbpIdqKdM:&tbnh=96&tbnw=140&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgloster%2Btamiya%2B%2B%2Bmeteor%26hl% 3Den%26sa%3DG%26um%3D1)

So whats your favourite?

ytareh
07-01-2009, 07:13 PM
Having visited a few museums and seen dozens of Warplanes in the metal , I can honestly say (and it surprises me) that without doubt the plane that I think impresses me most all round is

http://www.military-aircraft.o...teor-jet-fighter.htm (http://www.military-aircraft.org.uk/jet-fighter-planes/gloster-meteor-jet-fighter.htm)

It is simply beautiful.And huge !It must have been some feeling to be one of the first men strapped into(onto) one of those !

http://farm1.static.flickr.com...0_9385bf66f1.jpg?v=0 (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/44/171363220_9385bf66f1.jpg?v=0)


Of course the late single seater fighters are gorgeous but alas the two seaters esp night fighters look as if they hit every branch in the ugly tree on the fall to earth

http://www.rob.clubkawasaki.com/jas4588.jpg

some beak huh?!

and this is even worse!(experimental 'prone pilot' plane)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com...83864_bc9e1eba92.jpg (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2203/2343983864_bc9e1eba92.jpg)

But the single seater really does it for me especially round the front/canopy (bit like an A10?Apparently it was to be called Thunderbolt too originally) etc ..the tail is a bit fussy maybe and those engine pods on the wings are big too...

It even looks great as a (very well made) model!!!

http://images.google.ie/imgres...en%26sa%3DG%26um%3D1 (http://images.google.ie/imgres?imgurl=http://hsfeatures.com/features04/images/meteorf3wb_6.jpg&imgrefurl=http://hsfeatures.com/features04/meteorf3wb_1.htm&usg=__DeZdHBlRVX16RL4t4rlpPWFvCkM=&h=480&w=700&sz=52&hl=en&start=19&um=1&tbnid=x-g7rlbpIdqKdM:&tbnh=96&tbnw=140&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgloster%2Btamiya%2B%2B%2Bmeteor%26hl% 3Den%26sa%3DG%26um%3D1)

So whats your favourite?

WTE_Galway
07-01-2009, 07:27 PM
I was inquiring about getting a tail wheel endorsement and a spin rating in a Stearman from a guy I had heard about in a town just up the road and this was parked in the corner of the hangar ....

http://www.warbirdregistry.org/furyregistry/images/fury-vhhfg-1.jpg

M_Gunz
07-01-2009, 09:13 PM
Y; Look for the Meteor in Action video/DVD. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif It will be time in heaven for you!

Waldo.Pepper
07-01-2009, 09:47 PM
Thought you might like this.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...611003255#1611003255 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/1611003255?r=1611003255#1611003255)

Just remembered a pair of stories from my Brother in law, one of which is sort of on topic.

He is not a pilot but he did 'enjoy' and ride in a dual control Meteor when he was part of the British occupation forces in Germany in the fifites.

Like I said he was never a pilot, He is a retired Doctor, but on his flight in the Meteor when given the controls he soon enough had the plane inverted.

He tells another story about the dining hall on a former Luftwaffe airfield. The ceiling was held up by big wooden beams. One of them was rigged up to 'fall' onto some diners when a pin was removed. The beam of course was stopped just before it hits the prank victim in the noggin by some wires which were very cunningly calculated to be just short enough to spare any damage. Funny Germans, always good for a laugh!

WTE_Galway
07-01-2009, 11:53 PM
Aussie made Meteors were better --- 30 mm Ardens

Gammelpreusse
07-02-2009, 06:12 AM
Interesting, I always considered the Meteor kinda clumsy, not a very good looking plane. And given it is a jet airplane, way too conservative in it's lines.

Now for two planes that really get me going:

http://www.scalewings.com/modelle/tigercat/F7F_1.jpg

http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafbramptonwytonhenlow/rafcms/mediafiles/847B9A06_1143_EC82_2EDD4B2C1FE90189.jpg

Unluckily both never made it into combat during WW2. But you just gotta love the design philophy. Two engines simply is a must http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

danjama
07-02-2009, 06:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gammelpreusse:
Interesting, I always considered the Meteor kinda clumsy, not a very good looking plane. And given it is a jet airplane, way too conservative in it's lines.

Now for two planes that really get me going:

http://www.scalewings.com/modelle/tigercat/F7F_1.jpg


Unluckily both never made it into combat during WW2. But you just gotta love the design philophy. Two engines simply is a must http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I remember seeing this one fly at Duxford a couple years ago, and could not believe how fast and agile it was, it flew like a fighter plane!

Metatron_123
07-02-2009, 06:56 AM
It is a fighter plane!

danjama
07-02-2009, 07:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Metatron_123:
It is a fighter plane! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well yes but it also has two gigantic engines under the wings, meaning it weighs alot more than other planes in the fighter category for its period.

Gammelpreusse
07-02-2009, 08:10 AM
Sure, but two eniges also mean, when in doubt, double the power of a single engine fighter plane. Without doubling the overall aircraft weight.

do the math http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Bremspropeller
07-02-2009, 10:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">do the math. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


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