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{Update} Richmond RAAF show 21-22nd October {PICS}

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by redhairkid, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. [Cobra]

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    i think the key word is "operate". they arern't even close to operational weights when doing a display at an airshow and hence can take-off/land in much less distance. (1km for a jet of that size is really short btw) I fly 737's and the shortest runway we land on is about 1.7km and we certainly dont muck around with a smooth touch-down on that runway.
     
  2. OldnBold

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    Yes hehehe ... this may help on the C17:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-17_Globemaster_III

    BTW being a "mexican" I an talking about an Ozzie Rules football field :)
     
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    well, ive got some pics ill post after i wake up
     
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  5. Impulse IX

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    C17 are impressive aircraft, and they certainly know how to put on a demo where ever they are.

    I was going to go, but after I saw the weather forecast, I decided not to. Though I did miss out on this http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=5839195 .
     
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    damn i would of loved to get a shot like that!

    o well :(

    looks good the C17 is one of my favourite aircraft she is a beast :D
     
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    Well here are some of the images I’ve sorted.

    Hawk
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    Aerobatics
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    Aerobatic aircraft
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    C17 Globemaster
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    C130-H
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    C130-J
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    Inside C130-J
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    F18 Canopy
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    Helicopter
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    Parachute
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    Will post some more of the C17 in flight, the F111 dump and burn and some more grounded aircraft. Some general comments wouldn’t go astray :) .
     
  8. c.leong

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    Just for completeness' sake, that helicopter in that second last photo should be a Republic of Singapore Air Force Aerospatiale Super Puma. They have a detachment based out of RAAF Oakey. It is interesting that they've retained the auxiliary floatation devices despite being based so far inland.
     
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    Hmm, I was under the impression that it was an Aussie helicopter. I'll go through my photos and see if I have any others of the same helicopter and what sort of markings they have on them.
     
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    redhairkid

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    Here are a few more pics of the event.

    C17
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    C17 doing a turn
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    C130-J cockpit
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    F111 portrait
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    Hawk
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    Missile
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    Wouldn’t mind someone telling me the name of the missile.
     
  12. petercr

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    It's an AGM142 Have Nap (also known as a Popeye)... air-surface standoff missile.
    More at wikipedia HERE

    Another pic over at RAPHAEL's website HERE
     
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    australia plans to buy 4 (?) C-17's in time for the Abrahams tanks. the C-130 cant cut the mustard aparently.
     
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    I think they are in the process of buying 3 of them. I think they can each take two abrams tanks and a few other things but I'm not 100% certain.
     
  16. Aaron_85

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    nah, we are getting 4, and they only take one abrams tank, loaded up with ammo/fuel/armour/crew - everything ready to go, leaving 13,000 odd kg's to spare.
     
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    The USAF C-5 Galaxy's are the ones that can take multiple Abrams, those planes are HUGE!
    Check out the USAF site for some awesome photos (and alot of mundane PR shots :tongue: )
    C-5 Photos
    C-17 Photos
     
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    We are getting 1 C17 later this year and then the other 3 in 2008
     
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    Who ever took that is quite lucky as that compressor explosion or whatever it was didn't last for very long.
     

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