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bouncebounce crunch14/10/2012 22:59:35
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If you could choose a full hanger with one plane from each decade of flight, even if they we a cancelled project. What would be in your hangar?

IanN14/10/2012 23:04:36
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Blimey! VERY good question indeed thumbs up but I've got to go and check some dates before I answer that laugh

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator14/10/2012 23:19:30
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Wow - what a question? I haven't looked up the dates - decades they flew in etc. a bit approx, but here goes...

1903 - 1910 A Blackburn Monoplane

1910 - 1920 Probably a Bristol Fighter

1920 - 1930 DH Dragon Rapide

1930 - 1940 A DC 3

1940 - 1950 Mark IX Spitfire (what else!?)

1950 - 1960 Vampire

1960 - 1970 Lighting

1970-1980 A Pitts Special - (a bit out of time - but got to fit it in somewhere!)

1980 - 1990 F16

1990 - 2000 A380

2000 - 2010 Typhoon

Never knew I liked jets so much!


Martin Harris15/10/2012 00:22:36
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Started thinking about these but it's too difficult to decide which to leave out - e.g. 30s...

Hawker Hurricane, Miles Atwood Special, Piper Cub and Schleicher Rhonbussard all have particular claims to my affection.

The 40s are even more difficult along with the 50s

Any guesses what CSB puts down for the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and into the noughties? Fairey Delta 2 for the 50s perhaps?

All bets are off for AA Barry's 30/40's contribution

Dale Gibson15/10/2012 00:33:52
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Great choice BEB but how can I get a Mosquito and P47 Razor back in that list wink 2

bouncebounce crunch15/10/2012 02:34:20
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I must have been mad posting this question before realising how difficult it is to answer.

1903-09 Bleriot x1

1910-19 Sopwith Snipe

1920-29 Curtiss P-6 Hawk

1930-39 Tiger Moth DH-82

1940-49 Lockheed Constellation c-69

1950-59 Avro Vulcan

1960-69 General Dynamics F111

1970-79 Panavia Tornado

1980-89 Extra 300

1990-99 Sukhoi Su-30

2000-2009 Vans Rv 7/7a

Braddock, VC15/10/2012 08:08:12
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1903-09 Bleriot

1910-19 Fokker D7

1920-29 Supermarine S6

1930-39 Piper Cub

1940-49 FW 190 A-8

1950-59 Mig 17

1960-69 Phantom F4

1970-79 SAAB Viggen

1980-89 Chris foss wot 4

1990-99 Extra wot

2000-09 Black Horse Ultimate.

Braddock, VC15/10/2012 10:15:57
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Meant to say I've owned a model of all bar 3, the f4 and the viggen though I built most of one from a free plan from one of the mags so perhaps it counts as an abandoned project(this assumes you count the veron lavochkin la 17 as a mig by another name) also the S6, which is a "one day I'd love to build dream".

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator15/10/2012 10:35:11
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Like Martin I found that some periods much more difficult than others. There are prototypes not in there - a Tiggie for example - that I'd really like. I've had a couple of model Tiger Moths but still haven't "got it out of my system"!

The WW1 and WW2 period are difficult for obvious reasons - war promote aircraft design so lots of interesting subjects to choose from. But he 1930's and 1950's are also really hard.

Funny enough, I didn't find more recent years so hard. Fewer planes? Or just less inspiring planes? Of course that is very much a personal perspective. CSB being much younger than many of us might find the last 30 years the most inspiring?


Ian Jones15/10/2012 15:51:48
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Just one! Hmm, well I'll try but don't hold me to it!.

Pre 1900 Cayley Glider

1900-09 Blackburn Monoplane

1910-19 Sopwith Tabloid Floatplane

1920-29 Hawker Hornet

1930-39 Supermarine S6

1940-49 DH Mosquito

1950-59 DH Sea Vixen

1960-69 General Electric Lightening

1970-79 Britsih Aerospace Sea Harrier

1980-89 Shorts Tucano

1990-99 Panavia Tornado

2000-2009 Concorde

2010+ Eurofighter Typhoon

...and they are British (or very nearly)


Concorde Speedbird15/10/2012 17:06:24
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I see my options has been discussed already! BEB, the planes I find most inspiring are Concorde (surprise surprise) and genrally planes from WW2 to 1970, the Harrier right up there too.

Here we go then,

1910-19 Sopwith Pup

1920-29 Don't know any!

1930-39 Boeing Stearman

1940-49 Tough one but the Spitfire, preferably a MK1a

1950-59 EE Lightning or Vulcan, can't choose!

1960-69 Concorde, but the Harrier is also simply amazing

1970-79 Concorde

1980-89 Concorde, and the Space Shuttle if it counts!

1990-99 Concorde (can't find any others!)

2000-09 Concorde (saddest year in aviation history in my opinion- 2003)

2010-now XH558, 787 for new aircraft


Martin Harris15/10/2012 21:19:39
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Doh - got CSB's 50s choice wrong!

Concorde Speedbird15/10/2012 21:37:58
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Posted by Martin Harris on 15/10/2012 21:19:39:

Doh - got CSB's 50s choice wrong!

Close though- I like the Fairey Delta two a lot, mainly thanks to it's association with the Concorde project. There were so many great aircraft in the 50's though, like the Vulcan, Victor and the Valiant of course, the EE Lightning and many more. Good guesses though!


Stephen Grigg15/10/2012 21:41:35
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Any of the above Ill just go with the flow.

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