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Mark Kettle 109/07/2019 23:02:36
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The 315th Historical Society 9th Ninth Air Force - Operation Market Garden 2008 - 

I filmed this video in 2008, The airfield called Spanhoe and is only   10 miles   from my front door, it was a great day out. Enjoy the video.

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Details about the airfield.

RAF Spanhoe is a former World War II airfield in Northamptonshire, England. The airfield is located approximately 4 miles east of Uppingham; about 80 miles north-northwest of London Opened in 1943, it was used by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces. Wikipedia

Year built: 1943

Battles/wars: European Theatre of World War II; Air Offensive, Europe July 1942 - May 1945

Code: UY

Controlled by: United States Army Air Forces, Royal Air Force

Garrisons: Ninth Air Force, RAF Maintenance Command

 

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Mark Kettle 109/07/2019 23:28:59
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Some wonderful music to this video.....and 4 rolls after takeoff !!!

Bob Hoover flies the F-86F demo at Clark AFB, Philippine 1961.

Quote :-

'Watch closely and have full appreciation of the superb flying ability shown here'.

'4 rolls after takeoff with a climb preceding each one demands he have extremely precise control inputs in order to avoid a stall at the very low air speeds he is flying at.."The feathered edge" it was once described...'

'Flying the air plane right to the bone... I am always in awe of Bob Hoover...'

the above words by - Sam Hughes.

He makes the plane look so light in weight, when Bob Hoover flew, it looked like the plane was made of balsa and filled with helium. Almost weightless.

Mark Kettle 109/07/2019 23:34:24
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The most spectacular paint scheme ever to grace the already graceful lines of the Sabre

This was the livery of the RCAF's precision aerobatic team, the Golden Hawks.

The Golden Hawks were created in 1959 to honour the 50th anniversary of powered flight in Canada and flew for five airshow seasons.

The Vintage Wings of Canada Sabre continues to wear the same metallic gold paint scheme that was used to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of powered flight in Canada throughout 2009.

Here you will see ''Hawk One'' leaving her nest at the Vintage Wings of Canada Hangar in Gatineau headed for her new home in Alabama.

Mark Kettle 109/07/2019 23:40:02
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F-86A Sabre at Duxford 16th Oct 2011

Mark Kettle 109/07/2019 23:47:01
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A Mark Felton Production -

In 1951, the American F-86 Sabre went head-to-head with the Soviet MiG-15 in the skies above North Korea. Both sides wanted to capture examples of each others aircraft. The Soviets hatched a secret plan to steal an F-86 in a daring battlefield operation.

Question :
Was the stolen F-86 and it's radar gun-sight technology, later the key to the success of the MiG-17?
Answers please.
David P Williams10/07/2019 10:10:34
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Thanks for the Spanhoe film Mark - I was there too. It brought back many happy memories. Although a small show, one of the best as the aircraft display line was really close to the crowd line, not like now. I remember the Sabre and the P51 as being the best displays.

I was working at Spanhoe at the time, for Carl at Windmill Aviation, restoring Chipmunks, Tiger Moths, Stearmans, Austers, etc. A lot of work before and after the show positioning the resident aircraft around the airfield. I was also a member of the Corby and District Model Flying Club who had a patch on the other side of the airfield. We were going to have a model flying display as part of the show (I built a Topflite DC3 kit as a C47 as based at Spanhoe in the war specially for the show) but the layout and full size content prevented that, so we just had a static display.

Happy happy days.......

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Mark Kettle 110/07/2019 13:42:45
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Hi David, I'm glad you enjoyed the F86 video, I've flown at the Corby club under invite on open days.

I've sent you a link by 'PM' of the Mustang flight that day.

Mark Kettle 110/07/2019 13:47:49
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This promotional film for North American Aviation shows the F-86 Sabrejet in various versions of the aircraft including F-86A, F-86E and F-86H

 

Also the afterburner equipped F-86D jet interceptor. The film also shows aerial re-fueling by a KB-29 (2:45 mark), the B-45 Tornado, T-28 Trojan Advanced Trainer (5 minute mark), the FJ-2 Fury jet fighter, and the AJ-1 Savage with one jet and two piston engines (shown operating aboard USS Midway CV-41).

 

 

 
 
The above 'lead shot / hold screen intro' on this video is similar to the logo for the PSSA mass build coming up of the F86 plans and model.
 
 
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Mark Kettle 110/07/2019 14:43:37
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Goldsboro Restored F-86 Sabre

Mark Kettle 110/07/2019 14:48:17
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I have a personal link with Pima Air and Space Museum, via a business colleague.

Pima Air and Space. Explaining the Area Rule. Convair F-102, Convair F-106, Northrop F-5, NAA F-86

Mark Kettle 110/07/2019 16:06:35
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F86 Sabre Fighter Jet Fighter Planes History Development Military Documentary Film

Mark Kettle 110/07/2019 19:42:07
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Flying the North American FJ2 Fury (US Navy version of the F-86 Sabre jet) 1953

Watch the Korean War era training film used to familiarise new pilots with the North American FJ-2 Fury, the US Navy's version of the F-86 Sabre," Zeno,

The biggest difference between the F-86 and the FJ2 was strengthened landing gear on the Navy version that could take e pounding when landing on a heaving aircraft carrier deck.

Mark Kettle 110/07/2019 19:47:09
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North American F-86 Sabre Delivered To Italy (1955)

Turin Italy - Clare Booth Luce (ambassador to Italy) and delivery of F-86 built in America and assembled at Fiat plant that will soon make planes for NATO.

Monz11/07/2019 02:28:28
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Love the F86. Check out the Horsemen doing a routine in three of them. Stunning formo flying.

Mark Kettle 111/07/2019 07:22:45
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Thanks Monz, that's a great video thank you for posting and adding to this library of F86 video's.

The 5th video into this thread I asked the question - Was the stolen F-86 and it's radar gun-sight technology later the key to the success of the MiG-17?

Does anybody have any ideas or views on this?

Mark Kettle 111/07/2019 07:57:16
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Ride inside the cockpit .....

The Kaney Aerospace MiG-17 Fresco in formation with three F-86 Sabres in the skies near the 2016 EAA AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, WI.

Mark Kettle 112/07/2019 20:55:43
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Hopefully fixed

 

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Mark Kettle 112/07/2019 21:02:33
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Duke Of Edinburgh Visits Rcaf And RAF Airfields (1953)

 

RAF Wattisham and  RAF North Luffenham Rutland

 

 
 
Unused / Unissued material. Wattisham, Suffolk and Luffenham. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh's 'plane arrives - is greeted by ...
 
 
I can see Noth Luffenham from my rear house windows.

 

 

 

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Mark Kettle 112/07/2019 21:13:00
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Manston 1955 F-86 F-100 USAF SAC

Home Footage of Manston in 1955 by a American Tech Rep.

During the Cold War of the 1950s, the United States Air Force used Manston as a Strategic Air Command base for its fighter and fighter-bomber units. The USAF withdrew from Manston in 1960, and the airfield became a joint civilian and RAF airport, employed for occasional package tour and cargo flights, alongside its continuing role as an RAF base.

Mark Kettle 112/07/2019 21:16:44
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1953

 

Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Sabre Jets Handed Over To Britain" 53/3.

 

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