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Sards' newest tattoo?



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Tonight's pitch for the T20 International against the poms.

Waxing gone wrong?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:12 pm 
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Tonight's pitch for the T20 International against the poms.

Waxing gone wrong?

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Looks like a green mamba on a length though, flat pitch for the bouncers


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The worst example of school sports ever?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:43 pm 
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That a Spitfire next to a V1? I'd always heard that a spitfire could get alongside and flip a V1 but half suspected it was a myth.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:51 pm 
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That a Spitfire next to a V1? I'd always heard that a spitfire could get alongside and flip a V1 but half suspected it was a myth.


The version I've heard was a Spitfire pilot who'd expended all his ammunition, rather frustrated that the V1 was still on target pulled up alongside and flipped it, which mucked up the gyros so well it was adopted as the official method of dealing with them.

Here's an actual pic of it being done:

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According to wikipedia (with citation), 16 Doodlebugs were destroyed by wingtip tipping.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:57 pm 
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That a Spitfire next to a V1? I'd always heard that a spitfire could get alongside and flip a V1 but half suspected it was a myth.


My money is on it being a Typhoon.


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That a Spitfire next to a V1? I'd always heard that a spitfire could get alongside and flip a V1 but half suspected it was a myth.


My money is on it being a Typhoon.


Shape of wing = spitfire


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That a Spitfire next to a V1? I'd always heard that a spitfire could get alongside and flip a V1 but half suspected it was a myth.


My money is on it being a Typhoon.


It's not.


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That a Spitfire next to a V1? I'd always heard that a spitfire could get alongside and flip a V1 but half suspected it was a myth.


My money is on it being a Typhoon.


Shape of wing = spitfire


That was my thinking, I know the Spitfire was notable for its rounded wings.

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The version I've heard was a Spitfire pilot who'd expended all his ammunition, rather frustrated that the V1 was still on target pulled up alongside and flipped it, which mucked up the gyros so well it was adopted as the official method of dealing with them.

According to wikipedia (with citation), 16 Doodlebugs were destroyed by wingtip tipping.


Some top googling, tip o' the hat to you!

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Is that a real photo or an in game one? Looks a little reminiscent of Il-2 Sturmovik.


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Might be a Tempest. Or Not. Apparently it wasn't necessary to touch it, the disturbed airflow did the work. edit...No, I think you're right, the elevators on the tailplane match...
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Is that a real photo or an in game one? Looks a little reminiscent of Il-2 Sturmovik.


As far as I'm aware it's real.

Ask Globus.


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Might be a Tempest. Or Not. Apparently it wasn't necessary to touch it, the disturbed airflow did the work.

I’d be very surprised if it wasn’t a Spit from wing and tailplane shape.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:38 pm 
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Is that a real photo or an in game one? Looks a little reminiscent of Il-2 Sturmovik.

I didn't think it real. After all, imagine the circumstances necessary for it to be taken.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:42 pm 
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Found it on imgrum - it’s a bit of digital art by a guy called Mark Donoghue, posting as Hangar 7 Aviation Art (@HANGAR7ART).


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shortbutlong wrote:
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That a Spitfire next to a V1? I'd always heard that a spitfire could get alongside and flip a V1 but half suspected it was a myth.


My money is on it being a Typhoon.


Shape of wing = spitfire


Yeah - but not sure if that's not just a slight flat angle look at at typhoon wing.

Main thought was the smaller flaps and the invasion stripes. Don't see many original photos (as apposed to airshow) of spitfires with invasion stripes - and when you do the stripes tend to go out further along the wings. Equally, as far as I'm aware Typhoons did more of that sort of stuff because they had stronger wings.

But could be all bollocks.


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The artist intended it to be a spitfire. At any rate, he added a #spitfire tag on instagram.


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Might be a Tempest. Or Not. Apparently it wasn't necessary to touch it, the disturbed airflow did the work.

I’d be very surprised if it wasn’t a Spit from wing and tailplane shape.

Yup. Elevator trim tab (with actuator prominent on its upper surface) marks it a Spitfire, IMO.

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Farkin hell, we've got some nerds on here.


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Farkin hell, we've got some nerds on here.

You've just been to a history proffs funeral and say that????

(My sister was there as well btw)


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A single strontium atom, ladies and gentlemen.


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A single strontium atom, ladies and gentlemen.


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I thought atoms were too small to reflect light?


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It's a time lapse, so presumably the dot shows its positions over a period of time.


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“When illuminated by a laser of the right blue-violet colour the atom absorbs and re-emits light particles sufficiently quickly for an ordinary camera to capture it in a long exposure photograph.

“The winning picture was taken through a window of the ultra-high vacuum chamber that houses the ion trap.”


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Still confused. How can a regular digital camera (googled the story) take a photo of an atom....illuminated or not?? Brain hurts.


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Still confused. How can a regular digital camera (googled the story) take a photo of an atom....illuminated or not?? Brain hurts.


Atom is getting hit with a laser, which temporarily bumps an electron up a valency band on the atom; but this is very unstable, so the electron almost immediately drops back down again to the lower band, & in the process releases some energy in the form of a photon (light). Do this several million times, & do a long exposure of the space the atom is suspended in, & you get a million photons being emitted off an atom, you can't see, so it looks like you can see the atom !

or so my long forgotten physics says ;)


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