Monday, 18 October 2010

Vintage Aircraft Nuts [1]

Here’s a whole pile of Youtube clips, some of the many I’ve found interesting, of old airplanes starting up and flying.

Boeing C-97. The smokescreen capability was a built-in feature. Fairchild C-123.
Lancaster Bomber. There were a few passenger aircraft powered by the Merlin engines, but they didn’t have a long service life (see if you can guess why) Another of the Bristol Frightner, this is apparently quite a recent clip.
DHC-4 Caribou. The Australian Airforce had a dozen or more of these, they just retired the last one a year ago. The Pommie white elephant, with eight radial engines it must have been extremely noisy.