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Alan, maybe this close trim with a Supermarine brand haircutter is appropriate
content ? <g>
Roger, in Bangkok <mercies <at> cscoms.com> writes:
... My military's martial-law feels that way about the entire site!
Let's hope that your military will grow up and understand that whatever is
forbidden is sweeter and more desirable.
Alan B. Pearce
It's actually very substantially above his head fwiw.
But it would be nerve wracking even though you knew it was coming.
Is that the Griffon engined version? :-)
> Alan, maybe this close trim with a Supermarine brand haircutter is
> content ? <g>
Russell McMahon <apptech <at> paradise.net.nz> writes:
> Very impressive.
> It's actually very substantially above his head fwiw.
> But it would be nerve wracking even though you knew it was coming.
It is not substantially enough above the head to escape the downwash from the
wing, which can apparently cut a person in two under the right circumstances. I
had a photographer friend who shot takeoff pictures at a civilian airport and he
reported what it was like being too close (even sideways). He said at least one
too close takeoff nearly broke his back and threw him backwards head over feet
tumbling 2-3 times. This was not from engines, it was all from the wing's
downwash. In the clip you can see the speaker disappear in 1 frame. That's
rather fast for ducking (even in free fall). I assume that the air pressure
'helped' him duck. Wing loading is over 130 kg/m^2. That should make one duck
fast (head over feet).
> Is that the Griffon engined version?
I think that one can tell from the oil radiators. I think that it's an Allison
built Merlin, the speaker says so ?
Anyway also check out Me163 footage on youtube.
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