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When 8 screws were better than 4 blow-jobs

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When 8 screws were better than 4 blow-jobs

Post by paddyboy » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:58 am

Hi Peeps :P

Got that title from a Shack crew-member at Colt's display in 1979 :whistle:

Did she make a racket or what :Wow:

ImageIMG_0015 (1084x714) by patrick ward, on Flickr

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'Shack', 'Growler' or '10,000 rivets flying in close formation': you take your pick from those epithets :lol:

Hope they are worth a peek ;)

Best regards as always :thumbs:

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Re: When 8 screws were better than 4 blow-jobs

Post by Dave934 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:04 am

Ha Ha Ha..."and this years best thread title goes to...." :thumbs:
And a brilliant set of shots too !
Thanks Mr PB, it made me smile.
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Post by phantom6 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:29 am

Thats nice i loved this old bird thanks for posting Paddy

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Post by Nighthawke » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:35 am

Still true today :lol: Brilliant post PB. Lovely aircraft with an unmistakable sound.

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Post by grumpy616 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:58 am

Great stuff Paddy :thumbs:
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Post by F3 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:14 am

Shack - tastic. I sent for a Sotheby's auction programme which enabled me to attend the pre-sale viewing of the final 4 Shacks @ Waddington in '92. Probably the best tenner I ever spent. All excellent but #6 is the pick of the bunch.

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Post by H.A.Bucken » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:51 am

Well done Patrick.
I regret never buying the T shirt at an Airfete: '8 screws' on the front and the rest on the back.
Still have most of my Judes Ferry Beer Festival Ts though some are a bit moth-eaten now, good days when Dave and his wife had the pub and most of his darts team were Honeywell or Pratt and Witney engineers at DET 4. I often wondered how the DET 4 patch came to be a dartboard with a dart in double 2.
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Post by Rugbyref » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:19 pm

I was lucky enough to go a flight in a Shack MR3 from Luqa as an air cadet in 1971. We even found a Soviet sub!

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Post by eLaReF » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:01 pm

I'm sure I posted this in a Lossie Air Show topic, but worth repeating for those 'youngsters' who may have no idea of what we are talking about

Unofficial 8 Sq Motto when Lossiemouth also had based Jaguars & Buccaneers

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Post by Seahawk 11 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:07 pm

Just great, I love the Shackleton, I can remember them well down at St. Mawgan, many years ago now,

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Post by slogen51 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:49 pm

Fantastic post , one of your best

I didn't see that many shacks but I do remember seeing my first one flying operationally from RAF Honington. It looked from a bygone age even in the 70s but a great sound track.

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Post by Morseman » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:36 pm

Thanks Paddyboy, brings back memories of Ballykelly in the early 60's, my first posting from Boy Entrant training.

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Post by reheat module » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:35 pm

Wonderful Paddy!
During my time on the Kinloss Nimrod Line, I always stopped to watch these beasties when they used the runway.
Sometimes lumbering, not too fast, but strangely majestic, they were great.
Thanks for the flashbacks Paddy.
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Post by Blue Diamond » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:03 pm

Happy memories. Thanks for sharing. Had an 8 Squadron sticker emblazoned with your thread title. :)
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Post by jaybee » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:22 pm

Lovely stuff Paddy, all about an aeroplane whose concept, was born with a man stretching to nearly 3 centuries ago. Roy Chadwick born in the late 1800s and father of the Lancaster... :'( :thumb:
P/s Another one of them stickers , all the way from Lossie...

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Post by paddyboy » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:20 am

Hi Peeps :P

Thanks so much for peeking and replying :thumbs:

Glad you enjoyed them ;)

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Post by Blackcat1 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:28 pm

Beautiful Paddy!
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Post by raptor9 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:17 pm

Ah Patrick!!. What lovely memories!. The aeroplane photos were good as well.!! :) :)

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Post by Sparky 119 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:40 am

On a visit to Gatwick Aviation Museum a few years ago I remember spending quite a bit of time on one of the frames that was there with a former Shackleton crew member ,certainly must have been an experience to operate with them. Another good post Paddy👍

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