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Meaning/origin of Bravo Zulu by morten lund
Hi all! I've come across the phrase: Bravo Zulu a couple of times in this group, and I'd like to know exactly what the phrase means, and if someone knows the origin of the phrase. My first guess would be that its connected to Adm. Zumwaldt in soe way? cheers, Morten
July 12th 03 03:44 PM
by Gordon Go to last post
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Aviation Historian and Photographer Bill Larkins by Wayne Sagar
Wow, we've just set up a forum section for noted aviation historian and photographer Bill Larkins, who will host and moderate a forum discussing historic airplanes on our website!!! We feel honored to welcome this man into the forum system at aafo.com and we'd like to invite you over to discuss...
July 12th 03 06:05 PM
by Wayne Sagar Go to last post
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NEW WWII BOOK by Dave Clark
My new book "Angels Eight -- Normandy Air War Diary" is now available. The book covers every aerial combat that occurred in the Normandy Campaign of 1944 and describes daily life in the words of the pilots themselves (over 50 combat reports). It is a "Print on Demand" book and is available from...
July 12th 03 06:07 PM
by Dave Clark Go to last post
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weight of a .50-caliber round? by Cub Driver
When a WWII aircraft fired off a fifty-caliber bullet from a Browning M-2 mg, how much weight did it shed? (That would of course include the weight of the powder and shell and the links if any.) Thanks! all the best -- Dan Ford
July 12th 03 10:56 PM
by Peter Stickney Go to last post
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Firefly crash at Duxford by o r b s c u r e DDJ
http://tinyurl.com/gqhf My thoughts and condolences to the families of those lost... Peter -- ....to reply please remove PANTIES - in the reply to address that is
July 12th 03 11:56 PM
by Keith Willshaw Go to last post
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Tarver's picks up a chick - 1 attachment by Bertie the Bunyip
Pooh Bear wrote in : Bertie the Bunyip wrote: Didn't know John was into poultry !
July 13th 03 01:50 AM
by Bertie the Bunyip Go to last post
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Rafael's AIM-AIR IR Missile Countermeasure by JT
Rafael is developing an IR guided missile countermeasure system called AIM-AIR. It basically uses sensors to track any IR guided missiles fired at an aircraft and it uses lasers to then burn the guidance head of the IR guided missile. Can missile developers get around this by maybe adding a filter...
July 13th 03 03:41 AM
by Tarver Engineering Go to last post
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Aviation/Airshow Pictures by Mike Hawk
http://www.zone-5.com Pictures of the F-14 Tomcat, Tornado, F-117, B-2, F-22, JSF, Space Shuttle, and many more. Also Airshow Schedules with links to show's site, Programs, Sounds, and links.
July 13th 03 05:10 AM
by Mike Hawk Go to last post
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My Favorite Wartime Person: Bill Detz by Otis Willie
My Favorite Wartime Person: Bill Detz Capt. Helo pilot USMC HMH 463 He was a great guy and friend who was one of many pilots who payed the ultimate price!! I still miss him to this day!! -- Ron Perreault http://home.pacbell.net/veterans/forget.htm
July 13th 03 05:19 AM
by Otis Willie Go to last post
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Rogue State by jukita
The Bush administration has outlined the following criteria for a "dangerous state": 1. It has or plans to acquire, weapons of mass destruction. 2. It ignores United Nations directives. 3. It unilaterally abrogates international treaties.
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July 13th 03 02:22 PM
by ZZBunker Go to last post
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finnish airforce museum awesome pics by old hoodoo
See prior post. I can't post replies so I do it this way. The photos and planes are gorgeous! The P-39 even shows the traces of the original us applied red star on white circle export markings that were overpainted by the soviets. Its a shame they could not have acquired the B-239 that is...
July 13th 03 05:10 PM
by old hoodoo Go to last post
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Wars are never won by "Aces". by Drazen Kramaric
On Thu, 19 Jun 2003 03:38:57 -0400, "Lawrence Dillard" wrote: Conversely, the Axis never developed strategic bombers They did not posses the resources to create them without curtailing the other parts of their air forces, the parts more necessary to achieve their...
July 13th 03 08:50 PM
by Drazen Kramaric Go to last post
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Re-Engine B-52 proposal. (I love this debate) by CFA3
Latest from AW&ST Air Force Widens Review Of B-52 Re-Engining Options By Stephen Trimble July 7, 2003 The U.S. Air Force is in the early stages of reviewing a proposal that could roughly double the B-52H's engine power, Boeing officials told The DAILY.
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July 13th 03 08:53 PM
by Kevin Brooks Go to last post
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HE-111 crashes by Ron
http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Central/07/10/bomber.crash.ap/ CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) -- A World War II-era German bomber en route to an air show crashed into a building under construction Thursday, killing the pilot and his passenger, police said. Witnesses said they heard a sputtering sound shortly...
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July 13th 03 10:07 PM
by Marc Reeve Go to last post
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Pictures from Finnish Air Force Museum by Valeo
Please see picture album from Finnish Air Force Museum: http://koti.mbnet.fi/tetrodi/keskisuomenilmailumuseo2003 Official web site of the museum: www.jiop.fi/ksimuseo
July 14th 03 07:00 AM
by Urban Fredriksson Go to last post
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One of the best Typhoon shots by Stephan Voellings
Peter Kemp wrote: On Fri, 11 Jul 2003 23:18:26 +1000, John Cook wrote: take a look at http://www.airliners.net/open.file/374892/M/ Great photo - but what's that on the port side pylon? Looks almost like a wingless TALD.
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July 14th 03 12:47 PM
by Sherryl Waterson Go to last post
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Re pilot training dropout percentage. by QDurham
Face it. Dropout % is almost exclusively dependent on selection process. With perfect selection requirements one would have near zero drop outs. When I went through the NavCad program in the early 50s, one needed to pass a bunch of Navy exams, be physically adequate, and have 2 years college in...
July 14th 03 04:07 PM
by Gooneybird Go to last post
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"Target for Today" & "Thunderbolt": An Awesome WWII DoubleFeature at Zeno's Drive-In by zeno
The Zeno's Drive-in 6th Anniversary Summer Film Festival Double Feature Stop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In (http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com) and catch two awesome World War II aviation flicks. I'm celebrating our 6th anniversary on the 'Net with two of our favorites: the jam packed ...
July 14th 03 07:31 PM
by zeno Go to last post
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Arming Global Hawk Draws Conflicting Comments From Pentagon by Larry Dighera
http://www.aviationnow.com/avnow/news/channel_aerospacedaily_story.jsp?id=news/ghwk07103.xml Idea Of Arming Global Hawk Draws Conflicting Comments From Pentagon By Marc Selinger July 10, 2003 Army Gen. Tommy Franks said July 9 that the Defense Department will try to weaponize the Global Hawk...
July 14th 03 08:51 PM
by Kevin Brooks Go to last post
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SWPA and P-39s- by Jim Atkins
Good book about the Southwest Pacific air war- Fire in the Sky, by Eric Bergerud. Now I appreciate all that Corsair weathering after reading the description of a typical airstrip. -- Jim Atkins Twentynine Palms CA USA "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark...
July 14th 03 11:17 PM
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