Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

Following the real F-104 a couple of weeks ago, here are some 1/3 scale models.

5 comments:

w3ski said...

Here we have one pricey bunch of toys. I get allergic around people with that much money to burn.
w3ski

Old NFO said...

All these big RCs seem to be coming out of Germany, which is not really surprising when you consider how meticulous the Germans are.

re the paragon said...

I'm sorry, but this is only 1/3 of a Sunday jet noise post. I demand a refund.

Comrade Misfit said...

1/3 of a jet and three of them. Do the arithmetic...

Tod Germanica said...

I'm reading about the German decision to adopt the F-104 as a maritime strike aircraft, talk about ill-suited. The new Lufftwaffe and German manufacturers saw building a potent mach one fighter/strike plane as a sudden leap back to former greatness. Despite the fact that the F-104 was the wrong aircraft for the job. And the unforgiving flight characteristics cost them about a wing's worth of dead flight crew. They really needed something like Britain's Buccaneer but that was old tech and the Lufftwaffe wanted to vault ahead. Whether it could have worked killing Warsaw Pact ships and subs is the North Sea is a question never to be answered. I'm not even sure it worked out as a manufacturing Great Leap either since Germany seems to buy many foreign designs (and inherited former GDR MiG 29s post 1990. It probably helped them in joint endeavors like the Panavia Tornado.