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    "Queen Elizabeth class battleship HMS Valiant at Alexandria, 1941. Note the unusual camouflage apparently mimicking the profile of an Italian battleship with a clipper bow. [1370 x 592]"
     
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    "Evolution of the "Spanish Messerschmitts", 1944-1965. During WWII, Spain got a license to built Bf 109s, but had to go with Damiler Benz DB-605 engines. The firstn operational aircraft (HA-1109) had Hispano-Suiza 12Z engines, while the later aircraft (HA-1112) had Rolls-Royce Merlin engines."
     
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    "The Boeing B-47 Stratojet. In my opinion one of the most beautiful aircraft designed [1024x703]."
     
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    B-47 tossing a nuke...begin a loop, toss and basically perform an Immelmann...and head the f##k off...

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    "What could possibly go wrong?"
     
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    "Prototype of the Panzer IV lang (A) mit 7,5 cm Pak 42 L/70 German tank destroyer."
     
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    "Panzer IV/70 (V) with serial number 320996 captured by the British. It has no Zimmerit, the front road wheels are fully metallic, the number of return rollers was reduced to 3."
     
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    "Victoria cross recipient Lachhiman Gurung, he was a Nepalese soldiers during WWII, after losing the fingers of his hand and wounding his face in a grenade attack, he ALONE managed to hold off 200 Japanese soldiers only using his rifle in a period of 4 hours, killing around 30 of them. [2048x1365]"
     
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    Those were some tough guys! Lachhiman Gurung - Wikipedia
     
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    I've heard of tactical aircraft line F-84s or A-4s doing this, seems like a stretch for a larger aircraft. Do we know if this was a trial, or standard procedure?
     
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    "Royal Navy Sea Fury Illustration [1920 x 1680]."
     
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    Don’t know...I would say SOP...but I don’t know.
     
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    "He-162 on display in Hyde Park, London just after the war."
     
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    Craft the size of the Phantom did it, IIRC. (Remember correctly? :chortle:)
     
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    "[1024x599] Aerial view of the French aircraft carrier Béarn and battleship Lorraine at Toulon, after WWII."
     
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    "RAF Coastal Command B-24 Liberators Gr Mark III equipped with ASV Mk II antisubmarine radar. The third plane carries the ASV radar in a radome under the nose. RAF Aldergrove, Co. Antrim."
     
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    "Today's rarity is this German mortar carrier based on the French AMR 35 light tank. More specifically, it is based on the tropical version, the ZT4. Forty ZT4 hulls were built in 1939/40. It seems the Germans converted some to carry their standard 8.1cm mortar."
     
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    "GR9 Harriers flying in a diamond formation to mark the aircraft's retirement t after 41 years of service. [4800 x 2869]"
     
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    "[1556X1267] 07 August 1934, Brest Arsenal. French heavy cruiser Algérie undergoes inclining experiment on the final stages of her fitting out."

    Reminds me of Calvin's father's reply to the query as to how they knew how much load a bridge could take.
     

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