CWJ 29-05-11

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Re: CWJ 29-05-11

Postby Olicat » Mon May 30, 2011 8:25 am

According to the guys next to me the Canberra was used to go up to the edge of space and test how satellites maneuvered. :)) :p :-o
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Re: CWJ 29-05-11

Postby Mayfly » Mon May 30, 2011 8:27 am

Doesn't the one at Bruntingthorpe hold some sort of altitude record? - can't remember what for tho'
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Re: CWJ 29-05-11

Postby Jigsaw » Mon May 30, 2011 8:33 am

Mayfly wrote:Doesn't the one at Bruntingthorpe hold some sort of altitude record? - can't remember what for tho'


Going really, really, really high? :p
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Re: CWJ 29-05-11

Postby Sooty655 » Mon May 30, 2011 9:23 am

Mayfly wrote:Doesn't the one at Bruntingthorpe hold some sort of altitude record? - can't remember what for tho'

Canberra WD952 was the flying test bed for the early Olympus development, and raised the World Altitude Record to 63,668ft in May 1953.
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Re: CWJ 29-05-11

Postby MOD » Mon May 30, 2011 4:05 pm

Jigsaw wrote:
Mayfly wrote:Doesn't the one at Bruntingthorpe hold some sort of altitude record? - can't remember what for tho'


Going really, really, really high? :p



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Re: CWJ 29-05-11

Postby Mayfly » Mon May 30, 2011 4:09 pm

Sooty655 wrote:
Mayfly wrote:Doesn't the one at Bruntingthorpe hold some sort of altitude record? - can't remember what for tho'

Canberra WD952 was the flying test bed for the early Olympus development, and raised the World Altitude Record to 63,668ft in May 1953.



Arh wrong Canberra then!! :))
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Mayfly wrote:Doesn't the one at Bruntingthorpe hold some sort of altitude record? - can't remember what for tho'


Going really, really, really high? :p


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Re: CWJ 29-05-11

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon May 30, 2011 5:16 pm

Just a few more from me for now!

020 backtracking after leading the three Buccs up the runway.
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Victor in the sun!
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904 looking good on Saturday!
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Stretching her legs 1.
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Stretching her legs 2.
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Giving it the BEANS.
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Whoosh and she's gone!
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Re: CWJ 29-05-11

Postby Jigsaw » Mon May 30, 2011 8:13 pm

Great stuff :ymapplause:

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Re: CWJ 29-05-11

Postby MOD » Mon May 30, 2011 10:21 pm

Love the Victor Meldrew in the sun shot.

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Re: CWJ 29-05-11

Postby Gully » Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:38 pm

Mayfly wrote:Doesn't the one at Bruntingthorpe hold some sort of altitude record? - can't remember what for tho'


WK163, which used to be at Brunty before heading off to Coventry, also held the World Altitude Record, set on 28th August 1957, of 70,310ft. This was set whilst the aircraft was fitted with Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire main engines, supplemented by Napier Double Scorpion Rocket Motors for which it was a test bed.

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