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was this just before the explosion? filling with O2, performing maintenance (or maybe they are arming up the guns) and fuelling at the same time= major no no these days.

but yes very shiny

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Check the reflection of the aircraft in the head of the crewmember at the center of the group!!! :monkeydance:

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was this just before the explosion? filling with O2, performing maintenance (or maybe they are arming up the guns) and fuelling at the same time= major no no these days.

but yes very shiny

Yeah, this is a QA nightmare!!! :woot.gif: :woot.gif: :woot.gif:

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How come the reflection doesn't appear mirrored? :hmmm:

Something seems off to my eye.

Cool picture though.

-Gregg

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How come the reflection doesn't appear mirrored? :hmmm:

Huh?

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How come the reflection doesn't appear mirrored? hmmm.gif

Something seems off to my eye.

Cool picture though.

-Gregg

More like something's off with your eyes.:whistle:/>

Look closely and on top of the intake reflection you'll see the mirrored ladder and clearly the mirrored 'white' patch too.

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And if you look you can see the 'reversed' or mirrored image of the tail in on the left wing. You can tell by the vertical stripe of the tail.

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It's a Javelin FAW7 of 64 Sqn RAF circa 1958 or '59 at what may well be Duxford, for the benefit of anyone cataloguing the photo for their refs.

Nice find Jennings!

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How come the reflection doesn't appear mirrored? :hmmm:/>

Because the fuselage is curved, not flat.

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If you look along the rays of light from your eyeballs to the reflected object, you'll understand why and when things are reversed and when they're not. A simple curved surface is like a classic "fun-house" mirror that makes you short or thin, tall or fat.

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The thing that most strikes me about the Javelin is that it was a very THICK airplane. That wing thickness looks like that on a B-52! :woot.gif:

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was this just before the explosion? filling with O2, performing maintenance (or maybe they are arming up the guns) and fuelling at the same time= major no no these days.

but yes very shiny

In those halcyon days, they were probably puffing on a Woodbine too!

It is a great photo; many thanks Jennings! And living proof of the old Services maxim "...if it moves, salute it; if it stands still, paint it white; if it's already painted, POLISH THE BASTARD RAW!!!" :coolio:

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The photo is captioned as being at Duxford.

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Check the reflection of the aircraft in the head of the crewmember at the center of the group!!! :monkeydance:/>

You're making joke about a follically challenged guy!

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You're making joke about a follically challenged guy!

The Short Belfast was the "dragmaster". The Javelin ws the "harmonious dragmaster".

:cheers:

Darius

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The thing that most strikes me about the Javelin is that it was a very THICK airplane. That wing thickness looks like that on a B-52! :woot.gif:/>

I worked with an F-84 pilot who flew out of England. His only comment on the Javelin was that all that wing came into play at altitude, if they ever got above the F-84 then the fight went to the Javelin.

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