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Tooma 6 2.2k 3 Scotland
26 Apr 2019 12:15AM
Ready for business, Ian. Mig 15?
26 Apr 2019 12:20AM
Wonderful colours great capture well done 👍 Ian.
WesternRed.
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
26 Apr 2019 12:22AM
It was moving to fast to read it's name! Joking apart from the National Museum of Flight at East Linton. I meant to take a notepad with me to write down all the names but too busy taking pictures!
Ian
GeorgeP 15 62 26 United States
26 Apr 2019 3:34AM
Interesting shot. Its a wonderful capture with great colours. But, what is the aircraft? It is displaying RAF roundels so can we assume it is British manufacture. It looks like it has an air-to-air missile so maybe a fighter/interceptor. The problem is that ring at the front that seems to suggest a single central air intake - like the Mig 15 suggested by Tom above. But, the UK didn't fly Migs - and I don't thing the Mig 15 had air-to-air missiles. The only active-duty British aircraft with a central intake was the Lightening . . . and I don't think this is a Lightening. Maybe the wide angle of view is adding to the confusion and hiding a normal radome in the nose. The decals for the ejector seat suggest it might be a single seat craft - or maybe a dual crew in tandem and the camouflage colours would indicate a more recent (say last 20 years) edition. Lastly, that "growth" is too narrow to be a wing joining the fuselage. Could it be part of an engine intake? If so, maybe this is a Tornado. The only sensible answer is to send Ian back for a photo of the full aircraft. Smile
26 Apr 2019 6:08AM
Yes, a 1960/70s/80s, English Electric Lightning did about 1,500mph, (Mach2).
SlowSong Plus
13 10.3k 30 England
26 Apr 2019 7:05AM
This looks as if it should be a poster for something. Very nice. Smile
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
26 Apr 2019 8:08AM
Vibrant colours 😁
Tooma 6 2.2k 3 Scotland
26 Apr 2019 12:09PM
My first thought was the Lightning, then talked myself out of it because of the colours; NK, I wondered, knowing they had Migs. Lightning was an amazing aircraft - take off, and straight up - way back then. Wow.
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
26 Apr 2019 12:13PM
George: I have managed to find an image of the full plane. See V1 Anybody know what the plane is?
Tooma 6 2.2k 3 Scotland
26 Apr 2019 1:18PM

Quote:George: I have managed to find an image of the full plane. See V1 Anybody know what the plane is?

List of aircraft at the museum - http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/museums/main/nat-mus-of-flight-scotland.htm#List_of_Aircraft_Exhibits
GeorgeP 15 62 26 United States
26 Apr 2019 2:20PM

Quote:
Quote:George: I have managed to find an image of the full plane. See V1 Anybody know what the plane is?

List of aircraft at the museum - http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/museums/main/nat-mus-of-flight-scotland.htm#List_of_Aircraft_Exhibits


That is a Lightening!! I should have gone with first gut feeling. SmileSmileSmile
dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 810 England
26 Apr 2019 8:54PM
Lightning, no question. I had (still have somewhere in a cupboard) an Airfix model of one of these.

The general livery was silver but other air forces operated this aircraft and paint jobs could vary where the aircraft was deployed so those info boards as seen in V1 would have been useful.
I try and take a shot of those so I have all the info when I get back home.

Rate of climb 50,000 per minute, what a plane.

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