HW: Calvert reference?
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Thu Jan 15 17:43:37 EST 2009
F-86 Super sabre was much more dangerous to pilots.
Wackypedia has a good article on the starfighter. Seems to be as much down to inexperienced German pilots as the difficult plane.
Most (only?) sensible thing Jeremy Clarkson ever did was put a Lightning in his garden.
> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 15:28:53 +0000> From: jjarrett at CHIARK.GREENEND.ORG.UK> Subject: Re: HW: Calvert reference?> To: BOC-L at LISTSERV.ISPNETINC.NET> > On Fri, Jan 02, 2009 at 06:18:32PM -0000, trev typed out:> > the tf starfighter was nothing compared to the english electric lightning > > p1b, which had similar speed but was far more manoeverable and could fly in > > all weathers. over 100 german pilots were killed in starfighters during > > non-combat flights> > The Lightning was rather faster, in fact. When I was at school > we went on a visit to RAF Coningsby, and one of the fitters told us that > the older pilots had never forgiven the RAF for taking away their Mach > 2.5 phallic symbols.> > Odd thing about the Starfighter is that although both Germany > and Canada lost horrifying numbers of them, Spain never lost one in a > crash and they flew them for a long time, and Italy, which has only > just retired their rebuilt F-104S interceptors, also has a fairly good > accident record with them. Seems like there was something pretty > powerful in procedures that could go wrong. Yours,> Jon> > -- > "When fortune wanes, of what assistance are quantities of elephants?"> (Juvaini, Afghan Muslim chronicler, c. 1206)> Jon Jarrett, Fitzwilliam Museum, jjarrett at chiark.greenend.org.uk
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