Well, you can just see the edges of the red intake blanks.
Coincidentally I flew today with a Royal Navy pilot who had an
unfortunate incident in a T8 (Navy Hunter trainer). He had his neck
at an awkward angle when the other pilot, the captain, pulled 9g (a
serious over-stress) to avoid a bird at low level over the sea. It
broke 2 vertebrae in his neck and caused him paralysis of one side of
his face. He is better now, thankfully, but it stopped him going on
to faster aircraft (since an ejection might have caused him drastic
damage) and he remained a helicopter pilot.
It was quite easy to over-stress the T-bird Hunter, especially with
outboard stores. I managed 7g in a T7 while learning low-level
evasion over southwest Wales.
On 16 Apr 2008, at 09:26, Ian Nichols wrote:
> On 16/04/2008, Chris Barker <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Well done, Tom, they're interesting compositions.
>> And 439 is a T-bird Hunter, a 2-seater. I can't tell the exact mark,
>> but it's likely to be a T7. If you have a side shot, Tom, I should
>> interested to know its serial number (2 letters followed by 3
>> as I might have flown that old machine ... :-)
> Chris, you forgot to mention that it has rather tasteful triangular
> intakes at the wing root, a bit like on a Vulcan, only much smaller.
> Can't see them because the nose is in the way, and anyway, they'd
> spoil the "Circles" theme.
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