Historum - History Forums  

Go Back   Historum - History Forums > Themes in History > War and Military History
Register Forums Blogs Social Groups Mark Forums Read

War and Military History War and Military History Forum - Warfare, Tactics, and Military Technology over the centuries


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old November 16th, 2012, 06:43 AM   #81

Spartacuss's Avatar
Western Philistine
 
Joined: Jul 2010
From: Georgia, USA
Posts: 6,793

Quote:
Originally Posted by arras View Post
You are welcome. It is indeed very good documentary given it is American one about Russian planes. Also its somehow cheap sensational title does not reflect its real quality. But I guess in US you have to use cheap tricks like that to attract consumer attention.

I am yet to look at the same series about Japanese, German and US "secret" aircraft. I hope it is as good as one about Soviet ones.
Thanks for the video. I missed that one. The one on secret German aircraft is pretty good, though a theme of interference by Hitler in development and the chasing of some rather fantastic whims of his is prevalent.
Spartacuss is offline  
Remove Ads
Old November 16th, 2012, 07:06 AM   #82

Triceratops's Avatar
Scholar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
From: Late Cretaceous
Posts: 915

The North American F-100 Super Sabre;

Click the image to open in full size.
Triceratops is offline  
Old November 16th, 2012, 07:25 AM   #83

Sicknero's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: May 2012
From: Here to Eternity
Posts: 4,383

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spartacuss View Post
... interference by Hitler in development and the chasing of some rather fantastic whims ...
No change there then :-)

A10 'Tankbuster' - used to see these things a lot when I was younger, coming in fast and low over the fields and apparently using our village for some kind of practise. They'd be overhead before you heard a sound from them, and they seemed to move beautifully.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
Sicknero is offline  
Old November 16th, 2012, 08:08 AM   #84

arras's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Apr 2010
From: Slovakia
Posts: 13,963

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spartacuss View Post
Thanks for the video. I missed that one. The one on secret German aircraft is pretty good, though a theme of interference by Hitler in development and the chasing of some rather fantastic whims of his is prevalent.
Thanks, I am going to watch that one as well
arras is offline  
Old November 16th, 2012, 09:05 AM   #85
Archivist
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 100
P47


big and rugged
Mulligan is offline  
Old November 16th, 2012, 09:43 AM   #86

bartieboy's Avatar
.
 
Joined: Dec 2010
From: The Netherlands
Posts: 6,542
Blog Entries: 5

See those nice pointy rockets?
Click the image to open in full size.

They say:
Do not **** with me

the Hawker Typhoon said that.
bartieboy is offline  
Old November 16th, 2012, 11:17 AM   #87
Citizen
 
Joined: Sep 2012
From: Pocono Mountains PA
Posts: 11

Japanese Nick is an unusual one
Japanese Nick

British Beau-fighter is a great plane,
Bristol Beaufighter

Jammer
Jammer
Jammer is offline  
Old November 16th, 2012, 12:40 PM   #88

redcoat's Avatar
Hiding behind the sofa
 
Joined: Nov 2010
From: Stockport Cheshire UK
Posts: 4,532

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jammer View Post
British Beau-fighter is a great plane,
Bristol Beaufighter

Jammer
Jammer
Of course it is, my granny helped to build them
redcoat is offline  
Old November 16th, 2012, 01:28 PM   #89

AlpinLuke's Avatar
Knight-errant
 
Joined: Oct 2011
From: Lago Maggiore, Italy
Posts: 9,276
Blog Entries: 13

The Italian producer of cars [now creating a fusion of societies with an American car producer], was among the biggest producers of fighters in the period of WW II.

So with the already mentioned units I would remember [from Italian Air Force] the series FIAT G...

G55
Click the image to open in full size.
AlpinLuke is offline  
Old November 16th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #90

Sicknero's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: May 2012
From: Here to Eternity
Posts: 4,383

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam-Nary View Post
I think the ultimate irony with regard to the Bf 109 is that it was also used extensively by Israel in the first years of its existence and would then duel with Arab flown Spitfires.
Not quite the full story, and neither were they used extensively for years sorry ...

After Germany's defeat, factories in Czechoslovakia continued to build the 109 renamed as the Avia S-199, but after a while ran out of Daimler-Benz engines. To continue production they switched to the Junkers Jumo 211 engine and a large wooden propellor originally designed for the Heinkel 111, and this was the type sold to Israel.

This new version apparently had abysmal handling (Czechs nick-named it the "mule") and severe vibration problems, and although Israel had some successes with them they were almost all withdrawn from service within about 5 months of their first arrival.
Sicknero is offline  
Reply

  Historum > Themes in History > War and Military History

Tags
planes


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What if planes were never invented? Brisieis Speculative History 31 November 28th, 2012 03:40 AM
Top Ten Fighter Planes of All Times chriszhou War and Military History 6 February 11th, 2011 01:57 PM
Writing on planes in WW2 he who is writing a book War and Military History 14 December 11th, 2010 10:19 AM
WWII: Tanks or planes celtman War and Military History 27 June 22nd, 2008 04:28 PM
WWII planes tedkaw War and Military History 3 September 29th, 2006 10:45 PM

Copyright © 2006-2013 Historum. All rights reserved.