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Joined: March 1st, 2005, 3:53 pm

October 5th, 2017, 9:25 am #31

Dave AAA wrote: USAF Canberras were made in America by Martin and were a bit different from British made ones.  

The Marines still operate Harriers.  I do believe the first ones were British made and later ones US made with some British components.
The USMC's AV-8A (and the -As upgraded to AV-8C) were made by Hawker Siddeley (which became part of BAe), as were the Harrier GR.1/3s and all Sea Harriers.

The AV-8B was developed and made by McDonnell-Douglas (with BAe as prime subcontractor), with their roles reversed for the GR.5/7/9.
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June 12th, 2018, 6:36 pm #32

War Thunders view of the reconnaisance "Pink" Spitfire.


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Joined: December 25th, 2004, 12:37 pm

June 13th, 2018, 10:10 pm #33

Larrikin22 wrote: Pink was a recommended camouflage colour after testing.  As was the light blue they also used.  There was plenty of resistance to it because bright pink (and it was bright pink) was quite counter intuitive.  Similar to the bright bare metal finish the US used.
This happened again years later with the F-117. Some brass at the U.S.A.F. couldn't handle a pink fighter.
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Joined: May 15th, 2007, 7:23 am

June 16th, 2018, 1:45 pm #34

Bob Hoover was one of the best test pilots in history. Here is an example of his skills from 1961. He flew an F86F, the most beautiful aircraft ever flown.
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Joined: October 1st, 2017, 5:39 pm

June 18th, 2018, 12:12 am #35

Is it true that the photo recon planes were unarmed to save weight? I wonder it they also selected lightweight pilots for those photo recon missions.
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