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    Phwoar, Charles! No matter how sick you are, this will turn your crank

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...-released-iwm/

    I'm pretty sure this is the picture that made me fall in love with it all those years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by World's End Stella View Post
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...-released-iwm/

    I'm pretty sure this is the picture that made me fall in love with it all those years ago.
    A fine-looking aeroplane, no question; quite possibly the finest looking aeroplane.

    Many RAF pilots flying the P51 for the first time were amused to note the inclusion of a cigar lighter for the pilot's comfort and convenience. Those crazy yankees, eh?

    A bit of a bitch to land, you know. The laminar flow wing was very critical in the flare.

    I had the privilege of a few minutes hands on in one once, from the rear seat. She needed a strong hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by World's End Stella View Post
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...-released-iwm/

    I'm pretty sure this is the picture that made me fall in love with it all those years ago.
    Law Road Kitchen next Wednesday, btw. If it's all poncey nonsense I'm blaming you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by World's End Stella View Post
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...-released-iwm/

    I'm pretty sure this is the picture that made me fall in love with it all those years ago.
    Plane porn - a new low

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir C View Post
    A fine-looking aeroplane, no question; quite possibly the finest looking aeroplane.

    Many RAF pilots flying the P51 for the first time were amused to note the inclusion of a cigar lighter for the pilot's comfort and convenience. Those crazy yankees, eh?

    A bit of a bitch to land, you know. The laminar flow wing was very critical in the flare.

    I had the privilege of a few minutes hands on in one once, from the rear seat. She needed a strong hand.
    Have you been to the Lone Star aviation museum in Galveston, C? I found myself there 20 odd years ago...they have some wonderful planes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luis Anaconda View Post
    Plane porn - a new low
    Shocked at Wes I have to say, new depths of deviancy even for him.

    Dutch I expect this from. Plane/ airplane / aeroplane / aircraft etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir C View Post
    She needed a strong hand.
    I expect she scared you a bit C with you usually pootling around in one of those little Chipmunks.

    And will you man the feck up with this little dizzy spell. Vertiginous nausea my arse - too much taste of the cock if you ask me. Just find a decently rough pub, down a few Stellas and get into a decent manly scrap, you'll be cured (and do try not to blub if you get a fat lip).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71 Guns - channeling the spirit of Mr Hat View Post
    Have you been to the Lone Star aviation museum in Galveston, C? I found myself there 20 odd years ago...they have some wonderful planes
    Sounds like it could be in Yankee land, 7. Not for me, I fear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbette Chapman - aged 15 View Post
    I expect she scared you a bit C with you usually pootling around in one of those little Chipmunks.

    And will you man the feck up with this little dizzy spell. Vertiginous nausea my arse - too much taste of the cock if you ask me. Just find a decently rough pub, down a few Stellas and get into a decent manly scrap, you'll be cured (and do try not to blub if you get a fat lip).
    A 420 bhp Yak 50 was significantly more of a handful. No, I mean that the control forces were rather higher than one would expect. Dogfighting such a beast must have been a physical ordeal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir C View Post
    Sounds like it could be in Yankee land, 7. Not for me, I fear.
    I was drifting around Louisiana/Texas and ended up in Galveston. The museum was about the only interesting thing there.

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