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 Post subject: Invade NZ at your peril.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:00 am 
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Our Air Force will hit you hard.

https://vimeo.com/249588682


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:13 am 
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While a modern jet is still thinking about turning these things are going the other way. And no heat signature for missile lock - we have these buggers sussed


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:28 am 
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Enzedder wrote:
While a modern jet is still thinking about turning these things are going the other way. And no heat signature for missile lock - we have these buggers sussed

They would stall slowing down enough to hit us, it's a brilliant use of tortoise and hare thinking.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:29 am 
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JB1981 wrote:
Enzedder wrote:
While a modern jet is still thinking about turning these things are going the other way. And no heat signature for missile lock - we have these buggers sussed

They would stall slowing down enough to hit us, it's a brilliant use of tortoise and hare thinking.



Would a Lee-Enfield .303 do the job?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:45 am 
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Enzedder wrote:
While a modern jet is still thinking about turning these things are going the other way. And no heat signature for missile lock - we have these buggers sussed


Yep, just lead them up a blind gully in the Tararuas....


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:47 am 
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Enzedder wrote:
JB1981 wrote:
Enzedder wrote:
While a modern jet is still thinking about turning these things are going the other way. And no heat signature for missile lock - we have these buggers sussed

They would stall slowing down enough to hit us, it's a brilliant use of tortoise and hare thinking.



Would a Lee-Enfield .303 do the job?


If you shoot at them from too far away you'll strain the barrel. (apologies to Crumpy)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:16 am 
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obelixtim wrote:
Our Air Force will hit you hard.

https://vimeo.com/249588682


Ta for that. Are all the aircraft NZ owned and domiciled?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:35 am 
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Dubh01 wrote:
obelixtim wrote:
Our Air Force will hit you hard.

https://vimeo.com/249588682


Ta for that. Are all the aircraft NZ owned and domiciled?


Yep. There are a lot of them. One company in Auckland has built WW2 Mosquitos.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:13 am 
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Loved the last one. The pusher propeller. I thought they were French?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:33 am 
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Dubh01 wrote:
Ta for that. Are all the aircraft NZ owned and domiciled?


http://www.classicfighters.co.nz/

https://www.warbirdrestoration.co.nz/intro.html ... these guys rebuilt 2 of the 3 Mosquito's now flying.

http://www.warbirdsoverwanaka.com/ ... this show is only a few kms from my home in Wanaka.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:32 am 
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If you like these planes I STRONGLY recommend 'No Parachute' by Arthur Lee https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IYSGMJ8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Lee was a young man who trained as a pilot during WW1 and fought and flew with the RFC above the trenches of the Western front. He kept a diary and the book is an 'enhanced' relation of his days, his moods and his comrades as they used these machines at up to 20,000 feet.

For the question of whether you would use a Lee Enfield .303 the answer is that designers struggled to mount effective weaponry on the plabes to begin with, with several firing through the arc of the propeller (eek!). When they ran out of ammo, yes, they idi occasionally try firing pistols at each other. And then, when they ran out, they'd wave and fly back to wherever they thought base might be!


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