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Nestled in a backyard garden in Kemback, Fife Scotland is the last bit of a notorious Handley Page Victor. 1 of the 1st 5 built and once the largest aircraft ever to (accidently?) go supersonic. 1/5 #planespotting #avgeek #aviationdaily #aircraft #aviationlovers #aviation #milair ImageImage
It is the cockpit of HP Victor B Mk.1 XA917. The aircraft is seen below, brand new in 1956, one of the first 5 Victors in the Handley Page shops at Radlett. The tail in the foreground is of XA918, used to help develop the tanker variant. It was scrapped in 1970 2/5 ImageImage
On June 1, 1957, Handley Page chief test pilot Johnny Allam took XA917 on a test flight from Gaydon, Warwickshire. 3/5 ImageImage
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Flight Review: Condor Airlines Airbus A330neo Business Class From Seattle To Frankfurt

Earlier this year, in preparation for the launch of its #Airbus #A330neo flights, @Condor Airlines invited Simple Flying to fly on the inaugural Seattle to Frankfurt flight. (1/5)

#Aviation Photo: Lukas Souza
Once the boarding process began, it went quickly and smoothly, as far as I could tell from inside the #aircraft. The crew was extremely friendly and excited to show off Condor’s new plane. (2/5) ImageImage
All passengers received a blanket and pillow at the seat when boarding, and as I was in the Prime seat up front, I also received a set of @Condor branded pajamas, which included the stripes on the inside of the hood. Every seat came with a sustainable amenity kit... (3/5) Image
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A self-storage company in west London puts eye-catchers atop its tower that overlooks A-40. A July 2013 G.E. image caught them placing one on display. Thankfully they understand what they have… 1/6 #planespotting #avgeek #aviationdaily #aircraft #aviationlovers #aviation #milair ImageImageImage
…so in 2021 they removed it and commissioned a thorough restoration. It's Hawker Hunter WT555, the 1st production F.1 and a very important airframe. First flown on 16th May 1953 from Hawker's plant at Dunsfold, it was retained by them for handling and performance trials. 2/6 ImageImageImage
It then retired to ground instruction duties at RAF Locking, then to the RAF Museum at Cosford with a camo livery it never had in operation. Incredibly, the museum decided to dispose of it. The owner of Vanguard wasted no time snapping it up as an eyecatcher. 3/6 Image
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The Walter Soplata Aircraft Collection deserves a long thread of its own, which I am working on. Meanwhile I am looking for one particular airplane that he had…Ahh here it is…this one. 1/5 #planespotting #avgeek #aviationdaily #aircraft #aviationlovers #aviation #milair ImageImage
Douglas Skyraider 09103 was one of several prototypes Douglas built in 1945-46. Originally called “Dauntless II” It was first designated XBT2D-1 in the USN’s clumsy pre-1946 designation system. It then became an XAD-1 Skyraider. 2/5 Image
Mr. Soplata was a visionary who saw value in acquiring important aircraft the military didn’t want. He was a working man, not rich, and was tenacious in buying and moving these relics to his Ohio farm throughout the latter half of the 20th century. 3/5 ImageImageImageImage
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Friday Fact-Check Overview: 26-05-2023

#russian #Disinformation #Ukraine️ Image
#Eksplozja w #Chmielnickim. Brak dowodów na obecność #amunicji ze zubożonym #uranem

#Rosyjska #propaganda po raz kolejny aktywnie próbuje siać #panikę w #Polsce i krajach #Europy. Narracje te są bardzo chętnie powielane przez liczne konta w mediach społecznościowych. [1/3]
Na ten moment nie ma żadnych dowodów na to, by w #Chmielnickim znajdowały się magazyny, w których składowano #amunicję ze #zubożonym #uranem. Nie zaobserwowano wzrostu #promieniowania ani w #ukraińskim mieście, ani w #Polsce. [2/3]
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#Russia will deploy some of its tactical #nuke arsenal in #Belarus: Putin | Mar 25
- Russia will station some of its tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus and has already deployed 10 #nuclear-capable #aircraft in the neighboring country,
#Russia Plans To Deploy Tactical #Nuclear Weapons In #Belarus | Mar 26
- "There is nothing unusual here: first of all, the US has been doing this for decades," Putin said. "They placed their tactical #NuclearWeapons in 6 allied #Nato countries in #Europe.…
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Chitral Airport, Pakistan, has a crashed Fokker F-27 Friendship that is now “Friendship Restaurant”. “When life gives you lemons…make lemonade.” 1/4 #planespotting #avgeek #aviationdaily #aircraft #aviationlovers #aviation
Built in 1960, Fokker F-27 AP-ALN flew for Pakistan International Airline from 1961-July 5, 1994 when, flying from Islamabad to Chitral with 4 four crew members and 38 passengers,…2/4
#1 engine had trouble on final & poor alignment with the runway forced a go-around. #2 engine was at full power and gear and flaps retracted, but it still lost height. As it turned to to avoid the river it landed in a field, sliding for 300m before colliding with a tree. 3/4
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Stored outside, all that remains of a very rare French research aircraft of the late 1940s, rescued after being a target on a gunnery range. The third of only 4 built and the only survivor. 1/ #planespotting #avgeek #aviationdaily #aircraft #aviationlovers #aviation #milair
Sud-Ouest Espadon (Swordfish) first flew in 1948 & was intended to be fighter/interceptor but, as with so many 1st generation jets, it proved to be underpowered and failed to meet specs. The 4 prototypes then became test beds for various engine configurations. 2/
This one, SO.6025, fitted with a rocket engine below the fuselage, was the 1st European A/C to break the sound barrier in level flight, 15 Dec. ‘53. Along with jet fuel it had rocket fuel & nitric acid between the jet intake & rocket so it could be safely dumped if necessary. 3/4
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Operational CATOBAR Aircraft Carriers and their Air Wing (late 2010s). Let’s look at the air wing composition of the Nimitz Class and Charles de Gaulle and see how they compare.
#USNavy #Aircraft #Military #Jets
But first, we will look at the role and capabilities of each aircraft. We will take the Nimitz Class’s air wing as an example.

Quick note: The next infographic will cover the evolution of these carriers, their air wings and China’s arrival to the club
The US Carrier Air Wing (CVW) has x44 F/A-18 Super Hornet multirole fighter. Meaning it can do almost any mission an aircraft could do: Air to Air engagements, Ground strikes, Anti-Ship, Suppression of Air defence… They are the main weapon of the carrier
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#Shahed 129 #Drone Profile
Powerplant: 1 ×🇦🇹 #Austrian Rotax 914 four cylinder, 4 stroke #aircraft #engine 75 kW
80 #drones built as of 2021 (120 in production)
Capacity: 400 kg payload
Length: 8 m (26 ft 3 in)
Wingspan: 16 m (52 ft 6 in)
Height: 3.1 m (10 ft 2 in) Image
#Cruise speed: 150 km/h (93 mph)
#Combat range: 1,700 km
Ferry range: 3,400 km
Endurance: 24h
Service ceiling: 7,300 m (24,000 ft)
Armament: Bombs: 4 × Sadid-345 PGM
#Avionics: Oghab-6 electro-optical/infrared #sensor
#Laser range finder Image
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The insight report on sustainable battery and hydrogen-powered flight we produced in collaboration with @wef outlines 8 unlocks that would enable novel technologies to accelerate #netzeroflight

🧵 Here is a summary of these unlocks:
1⃣ Aviation batteries must be charged with #lowcarbon electricity to ensure reduced emissions. To achieve this, airports could store #renewableenergy to avoid depending on the grid or batteries could be swapped in and out of aircraft to increase charging flexibility.
2⃣ While green hydrogen is a viable aviation fuel, care must be taken if blue hydrogen is to be used in aviation, as its production might result in significant #CO2 emissions and methane leaks that offset emissions savings made in-flight.
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Further clashes are bound to unfold soon in #Tripolitania.


• some #local rivalries have become too tense.

#macro fault lines have shifted too far away from #Libya’s Jun 2020 equilibrium, which so many policymakers & watchers take for granted;

[ see 🧵 thread👇🏻]
One must, right off the bat, acknowledge the outsized importance of #Zawiyah actors in today’s NW Libya configuration.

The most zealous pro-Dabaiba fighters on 5/17 in #Tripoli were led by #Bahrun.

& the #Buzeriba forces (who didn’t fight on 5/17) are ferociously anti-Dabaiba.
Other #local antagonisms that became evident on 5/17 in Tripoli include Mustafa Qaddur’s animosity vs. his #Mukhabarat superior & Dabaiba ally Hussein al-#Ayeb.

Nawassi — which holds a major grudge against Bahrun, too — coordinates w/ Buzeriba & Wershefana’s Muammar al-Dhawi. Image
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What Ukraine needs asap to win the war: Military #Aircraft (Сombat Aircraft)

You might have seen that 🇺🇲 is already helping a lot. This is true. #Ukrainians are thankful a lot. But it’s not enough for #Ukraine to protect the whole world from a massive threat to humanity.
Fighters are needed to establish air superiority, protect critical infrastructure and ground troops, prevent hostile bombing attacks, intercept cruise missiles, counter enemy’s airborne operations and to escort friendly attack aircraft..
Ground attack aircraft and fighter-bombers are intended to engage enemy’s ground objects, concentrations of troops and vehicles and provide close air support to friendly ground units.
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The recently formed special forces unit of #Azov (their brothers-in-arms heroically hold the defense of #Azovstal in #Mariupol) spent two weeks on a combat mission in one of the hottest areas of the #Zaporizhya direction.
Despite the fact that 🇷🇺 systematically used #aircraft and #artillery, the special forces gave a decent rebuff and occupied new frontiers.
"The guys showed their best side", - the unit commander "Tooth" told our correspondent.
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Russian #Strikes Hit Outskirts of Ukrainian Capital and #Lviv | 4h ago
- Russian forces pressed their assault on Ukrainian cities Friday, with new missile strikes and shelling on the edges of the capital Kyiv and the western city of Lviv, ~its mayor…
Russian #missiles hit military #aircraft #repairfacility in Ukraine's #Lviv | Mar 18
- three explosions in quick succession rocked the training facility around 6 am. A nearby resident described his building vibrating from the explosions…
Russian strikes hit Ukrainian #capital and outskirts of #Lviv | Mar 18
- The early morning barrage of missiles - was the closest strike yet to the center of the city, which has become a #crossroads for people #fleeing from other parts of Ukraine…
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To better monitor #Putin's terrible #war vs. #Ukraine + his broader #military forces & options—

see the Office of #Naval #Intelligence's #unclassified references on #Russia's #Navy:

>>I've unpacked the links & key graphics here:… ImageImageImageImage
Pairs well with these unparalleled Orders of #Battle of #Moscow's #military #ships & #aircraft + #missiles/#weapons & sensors from 67 yrs ago to today!

The most comprehensive #OpenSource references AFIAK.

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And for #Putin's #Naval #Strategy & dev't—see key docs/translations + analysis from #Russia #Maritime Studies Institute (#RMSI)!

>Proud to call @Mi_Petersen38/@RickAMoss/@EmilyJHolland + @walterberbrick/@Becca_Pincus, ETC. my colleagues @NavalWarCollege! ImageImageImageImage
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A dual departure by @VirginAtlantic & @British_Airways from the westerly runways at @HeathrowAirport this morning to mark the opening of the #USA to double vaccinated travellers. But why did one #aircraft go North (the long way) and the other go West? Thread… #Airport #WePilots
The simple answer is, that if both take off at the same time and go west towards @JFKairport, they will eventually get in each other’s way. So the aircraft (@VirginAtlantic) on 27L continued straight ahead on a CPT departure & the (@British_Airways) turned north on an UMLAT.
This also allows the #aircraft to both climb to the optimum cruising level and cross the #Atlantic Ocean almost side-by-side. The more northerly track will obviously add more miles and therefore time to the journey. Whilst it was never a race, the more direct routing always wins.
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1. #Travel #Holidays #ClimateChange #Sustainability

Over the years I have tweeted about various aspects about how we travel and its affect on the #environment and the world around us. Through those years I've become more conscious of the travel decisions I make and it hasn't... Image
2. #Travel #Holidays #ClimateChange #Sustainability

...always been easy. In my small way I'd travel for business by train rather than car, using rail to travel to #Brussels #Paris, offsetting my #CarbonFootprint when travelling by air. Now I'm looking to #EV, 2replace my car... Image
3. #Travel #Holidays #ClimateChange #Sustainability

A couple of years ago whilst I was in #London, I decided to visit the #ExtinctionRebellion protest in #Whitehall where I managed to speak with one of its members, talking about the #Climate and Travel:
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1. #Travel #Holidays #CabinAirQuality #Flights

For many years I have been commenting abt the air we breathe on #aircraft and have been and continue to be politically active on this very important issue for #Passengers & #Aircrew. Image
2. #Travel #Holidays #CabinAirQuality #Flights

This continuous thread will be added to as & when I discover new issues that #Consumers should be aware of. At this stage I will simply point you to my new book: Gaspers; a potential source of information!…
3. #Travel #Holidays #CabinAirQuality #Flights

To give you a flavour of the issues at stake, read this #BBC report of a diverted transatlantic flight and its affect on the occupants of the aircraft, their findings and the #airline's response…
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What is stealth technology?The first step of stealth technology is that it must conform to the principle of parallel design,In order to reflect electromagnetic waves in another direction,This is only the first step in stealth technology. #Aircraft #Fighter #F22 #F35 #J20 ImageImageImageImage
The second step of stealth design is to design the edge and transverse gap of the wing in zigzag shape, and use radar wave absorbing materials.This is to deal with the diffraction phenomenon of radar waves.Only su57 has no such design. ImageImageImageImage
The third step is to use the S-shaped curved inlet to shield the engine, because the exposed engine seriously damages the stealth capability.Only su57 has no such design, and its engine is obviously exposed. ImageImageImageImage
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"The greatest danger for the United States in this competition is the erosion of conventional deterrence..Absent a convincing deterrent, the [PRC] will be emboldened to take action to undermine the rules-based international order"…
ADM Davidson:

"In September 2020, #Cambodia razed a #US-built facility on #Ream Naval Base that served as the headquarters for the National Committee on Maritime Security, reportedly in order to make way for a #PRC #naval #base."…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/30/2020…
How China’s digital currency will thwart US dollar trap and help the world | South China Morning Post…

#china #dollar #world #currency
The Vaccine Rollout's Known Knowns and More - Insight…

#distribution #vaccine
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