When a vintage plane blows the walls down.

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  1. Blazer

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    This is an Avro Shackleton, the furthest development of the famous Lancaster bomber. It was used primarily in the Maritime patrol role although it also did its grandad proud by being used as a Bomber in the Suez Crisis.

    A dependable and sturdy plane it remained in service from the late fifties into the early nineties.
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    A close up of one of the four engines, which were Rolls Royce Griffons powering counter rotating three blade propellers. Those engines and those propellers gave the plane a very specific sound, which earned the plane the nickname "Growler"


    But what many people often forget is just how much POWER comes from four Griffons with counter rotating propellers. Well the South African Air Force who are keeping one of their Shackletons in airworthy condition, found that out in an embarrassing manner...
     
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    Cheers Blazer. Ten thousand rivets flying in close formation. I remember Shaks from my days in the RAF, awesome.
     
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    Laughed my butt off at that. Some very serious power generated there.
    thanks again for a cool insight
     
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    I was a radar tech in the navy. Worked on the E2B. It had two turbo props, that were so powerful, it could take off with only one engine.
     
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    wow - just wow:eek:
     
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    Love the whistling sound the RR engines have as as they wind down
     
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    nice...

    I hate to bomb you but my favorite counter rotating prop that blows the walls down is the Aeromacchi Schneider cup racer from 1931... 2500HP, 441 MPH.. ON FLOATS

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