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Gatow Museum Berlin 30.12.18

Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic photos in here please.
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Re: Gatow Museum Berlin 30.12.18

Post by Punkrunner62 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:06 am

Looks like a great selection there, thanks for posting.
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Post by Sparky 119 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:12 am

There certainly is, annoyingly there is as much stored out of sight as there is on view.

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Post by dragonchaser » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:05 pm

Good variety of frames there, but as you say it’s always frustrating when they tuck stuff away out of sight, or worse, with tantalising views in hangars.

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Post by paddyboy » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:35 am

:Wow:

Shooters, Ginas and even an F2A Frightning, the best of the best :O

Great set there :thumbs:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Post by anthony martin » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:19 am

That,s a nice collection

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Post by Seahawk 11 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:22 pm

A real good selection of aircraft there, love the last one,

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Post by Sparky 119 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:06 am

Thanks for all kind comments :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Re: Gatow Museum Berlin 30.12.18

Post by garyscott » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:56 pm

Never seen that rocket Starfighter before . . . whats going on there? Did that ever get used??

(Great shots BTW!!)

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Post by willp1975 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:23 pm

Went there at the beginning of December, Great Museum.

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Post by jem60 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:47 am

Hi, Gary. There were experiments in the U.S. with this rocket pack, launching from an inclined platform like a zero length runway., so a virtually 45degree instant take-off. I have seen pictures taken during a launch, but I have no information on how long these experiments went on for. Regards, John.

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Post by Supra » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:18 pm

Great Shots. With regard to the "Zero Length Launch" (ZELL) programme, the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyD8njiK6j0 shows the concept well. Stick with it to the end to see why the RATO-pack was 'one-time-use' only! :O :roll:
The second link & text is from an article in The Aviationist. https://theaviationist.com/2018/01/12/t ... arfighter/ This suggests the following details on duration of the Programme? "The ZeLL F-104G was moved to Germany for a total of seven ZeLL test launches at Lechfeld AB between May 4, until Jul. 12, 1966, when the program was abandoned. The German ZeLL flights were flown after the test aircraft was repainted in a more operational German camouflage scheme. The aircraft would end its career as a static display."

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Post by jem60 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:39 pm

Many thanks for that Supra. I didn't know that the Germans tried it as well!!. Some very brave guys in those cockpits!!!!!!!.

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Post by afc100 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:59 pm

Amazing museum ,went there a few years ago,well worth the visit,even if it is awkward to get to.I managed to get a look into one of the restoration hangars,where there was a French version of a Storch,a couple of Alouettes and a WW1 fighter being restored plus a few other things.

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