Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's A Bomber

Pete & Jo @ RAF Hendon Air Museum, 1989.

Let's see if there's anything to celebrate with in the Riddled beer fridge.

Obligatory.

14 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Cheers!
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Get to the bomma!

Smut Clyde said...

I have been saving that photograph for 23 years for this opportunity.
FORWARD PLANNING.

Another Kiwi said...

I hope that most bomber pilots do not fly whilst intoxicated. Even Lancasters can be dangerous if piloted by drunk people. Yeah, I'm from the Fun Police*.
* Actual designation made NZ radio station about people who complained about the Prime Minister saying on a radio programme that someone else's red shirt was "Gay".

Smut Clyde said...

Which is cooler: the Lancaster or the Avro Vulcan? Discuss.

Another Kiwi said...

Well, the Vulcan was certainly more pointy and one flew over Whanganui when I were a lad. But the Lancaster has a certain chunky charm and has four RR Merlin engines. We are going to need Nate Silver to decide this.

Substance McGravitas said...

When I was But A Lad I had a glossy card set of military planes, and it was clear that the Vulcan and the Sabre were the coolest.

Smut Clyde said...

Probably the same one that flew over Wairoa. Sticks in the mind, that sort of thing.

mikey said...

Mosquito.

All engines and fuel and guns.

Mitsubishi A6M on steroids, with two engines.

You wanna run fighter sweeps in the bad ol' days over the low countries, you did it with P-38s and Mossies...

Smut Clyde said...

No votes for Me-262 prince of turbojet?

Another Kiwi said...

Having seen the Hawker Hunter twice, I likes it very much. It is cool.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

* Actual designation made NZ radio station about people who complained about the Prime Minister saying on a radio programme that someone else's red shirt was "Gay".

Bizarre, what's "fun" about making a stupid slur?

Another Kiwi said...

Um, they are dorks.

M. Bouffant said...

Was recently enjoying the Vulcan that lands in the Caribbean in Thunderball.

I'd vote for the P-38 on aesthetics.