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Aviation History

Post by stevemarl » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:53 am

I know a lot of people here are also into planes. I just wonder how many of you, like me, were completely unaware of the crucial role air power had played in the American War of Independence ?

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Re: Aviation History

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:16 am

I am sure in the film “ independent day “ that the airports were taken as that chap who works for the MIB With the dinosaur guy bombed the mother ship in space .?
Trump missed that part out :lol:
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Re: Aviation History

Post by stevemarl » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:29 am

Jasonmarie wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:16 am
I am sure in the film “ independent day “ that the airports were taken as that chap who works for the MIB With the dinosaur guy bombed the mother ship in space .?
Trump missed that part out :lol:
Nah, that was fake news Jason!
Seriously though, it`s an easy mistake to make. :lol:

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Re: Aviation History

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:39 pm

stevemarl wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:29 am
Jasonmarie wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:16 am
I am sure in the film “ independent day “ that the airports were taken as that chap who works for the MIB With the dinosaur guy bombed the mother ship in space .?
Trump missed that part out :lol:
Nah, that was fake news Jason!
Seriously though, it`s an easy mistake to make. :lol:
That is something he would say :lol: god knows what that Johnson will come out with when he is in at number 10 :lol:
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Re: Aviation History

Post by Peter-S » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:35 am

stevemarl wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:53 am
I know a lot of people here are also into planes. I just wonder how many of you, like me, were completely unaware of the crucial role air power had played in the American War of Independence ?

https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2019/07/05/t ... id=webmail
A life long enthusiast and I'd missed that. Poor on my part I guess :lol:
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Re: Aviation History

Post by stevemarl » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:41 pm

Just thinking further about this, it really does show the incredible ingenuity of these truly great early American engineers. A full century before the internal combustion engine would be conceived, the only form of power available at that time would have been James Watt`s new fangled version of the Newcomen engine: one can only imagine the fear struck into the hearts of the Brits manning the airports as these steam powered leviathons swoopped down upon them, banners flying! Yee Haa!

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