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logicalN wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:17 pm
Anya , I'll accept anything that gets away from the "All chemicals are evil" and "Laboratories torture animals" mindsets that did so much harm to scientific education and recruitment a decade or so back
Logical, in all seriousness -- for the moment anyway -- you are absolutely right of course. Oddly enough, I recall my school chemistry master rather forcibly making the same point. And that was a long time ago.

Called back from retirement to teach our 1947 class, Mr. Waddington ('Bill Wad' behind his back) was the ultimate pedant.
On one occasion, he turned up a little late and explained to us that there had been a little incident on the bus. Apparently, he had absent-mindedly torn up his ticket and the problem started when an inspector came aboard -- Bill was of course unable to produce a ticket.
The inspector was having none of his explanation.He ordered Bill to pay the fare again, with a fine added for 'wilfully destroying' a ticket.
Bill was having none of this either. His defence was that matter cannot be destroyed, but can only be converted into another form and launched into an exposition on the subject.
At this point the inspector stopped the bus and summoned a passing constable . . .
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Andover?

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Nope!

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The Sopwith Camel?
No? The navy's Hawker Sea Fury then.
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A helicopter?
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Fairey Gannet?

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The British Military has never ceased using propellor driven aircraft !

These propellor driven aircraft are currently in service with the Royal Air Force
Airbus A400M Atlas C1
Beechcraft Shadow R1
Britten-Norman Defender
Britten-Norman Islander
Grob Tutor T1
Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules

These are in service with the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Avro Lancaster
De Havilland Canada Chipmunk
Douglas Dakota
Hawker Hurricane
Supermarine Spitfire

These are in service with the Fleet Air Arm
Beechcraft Avenger
Grob Tutor T1 (Heron)

These are in service with the UK Military Flying Training System
Grob Prefect T1
Beechcraft Texan T1




Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_a ... y_aircraft

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All wrong I'm afraid.

Clue

Remember what this is about. Pedantry!

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If we take it to extremes , any powered aircraft is propelled , whatever the power unit . So it's whatever last went into service that wasn't a pure glider

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laurie 53 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:09 am
All wrong I'm afraid.

Clue

Remember what this is about. Pedantry!
Logically, (no, not you) the list should have been restricted to combat aircraft. Transports are irrelevant.
Sorry -- you do not yet qualify for admission to the Ancient & Noble Order of Pedants. :boo2:
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Supermarine Walrus

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Young Goat has it right. The venerable Shagbat.

Those with airscrews at the front have tractors, which pull. Propellors push, like on ships.

Pedantry in a nutshell!

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Nice one Laurie. :clapping:

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On a point of order your honour, that is still not pedantry -- it's that Laurie working yet another flanker.
I draw your attention to his original -- admittely thought provoking -- challenge below, which makes no distinction between tractor props and pushers.
I rest my case m'lud and call for ten years without the option.
laurie 53 wrote:
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If you want to talk pedantry, identify the last propellor driven aeroplane used by the British armed forces!
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A tractor can't be a prop, except when you reverse the pitch, like the old Beverley.

Its primary purpose is one or the other. A ship's propellor is still a propellor even when going astern.

The RAF version of the Walrus, the Sea otter, on which I had the great experience of working

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Sea_Otter

had the airscrew at the front, pedantically a tractor.

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Yes Laurie . . . anything you say Laurie . . . three bags full Laurie :waving-white-flag:
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Don't you pick on my Laurie !!!!!! He can't help it.
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Not picking on anyone, Anya.
Laurie, my one-time and highly regarded comrade in arms will recognise and appreciate a phrase once used in the Royal Air Force to indicate one's unswerving submission to another's authority, the full and unredacted context being
Yes sir. No sir. Three bags full sir.
Had I wished to offend I should have advised him to get his knees brown -- an outrage in his case (and mine).
Salutary retribution would have followed.
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What's this "comrade in arms" crap?

You spent the whole of your time trying to negate everything I was trying to achieve!

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A common and inoffensive figure of speech referring to the fact that we were in the RAF at the same time. Nothing more.
Sorry you're having a bad day, Laurie.
Look after yourself. :wave:
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You misunderstand, dear boy.

I was an armourer, doing my best to kill and maim.

You were a medic, doing exactly the opposite!

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What sort of medic was Lord B, then?

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