Monochrome images for the Month of December 2021

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FDecker Senior Member • Posts: 2,272
Sabre, here you go
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xpatUSA wrote:

SigmaChrome wrote:

xpatUSA wrote:

SigmaChrome wrote:

Classic shot of a classic British jet fighter.

One of my all-time favourite aircraft.

They had an AVPIN starter on the RR Avon engine. When starting, there was a tendency for flames to appear round the starter unit - hence we would leave the access hatch open, beat out the flames with a big asbestos glove, then close the hatch. Such fun ...

https://rhodesianforces.org/No1sqnavpin.html

Sounds nuts and potentially painful.

Another classic fighter, the CAC Sabre, also known as the Avon Sabre or CA-27 also looked pretty spectacular on startup, but I was never as close as you were.

Thanks for the link. I encountered industrial Avons in my later career as a consulting Engineer at Rolls-Royce, Inc. Electric starter on those ...

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