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Gettin’ cosy: Best Winter coats for your body shape

I'm going through a real coat phase at the moment, pea coats, utility coats, coats with hoods, coats that look like capes, you name...

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Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird: The fastest manned airplane ever built. It could fly from New York to London in under two hours at speeds up to Mach 3.2. Even though it regularly flew reconnaissance missions over enemy territory, none were ever lost to enemy fire due to their incredible speed, altitude, and stealth capabilities. Painting by Dru Blair.

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The Tu-160 Blackjack is the main bomber force in the Russian Air Force. Part of its main armament in the book is the fuel air explosive cruise missile. The airburst missile works by having two explosive charges and a container of explosive propellant. The first detonation releases the gaseous fuel from the container. The second explosions is delayed to give the gas enough time to spread. When the second charge detonates, the air is essentially set on fire due to the fuel in the air.

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The Macchi C.200 Saetta ( Arrow) was a World War II fighter, fighter /bomber aircraft built by Aeronautica Macchi in Italy, and used in various forms throughout the Regia Aeronautica (Italian Air Force). The MC.200 had excellent manoeuvrability and general flying characteristics left little to be desired. Stability in a high-speed dive was exceptional, but it was underpowered and underarmed for a modern fighter. The early models were armed with only a single (later increased to two) 12.7 mm…

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The Royal Air Force was founded in 1918 and is the most junior service. Its enlisted ranks begin with Aircraftman/woman which has no insignia, while the next rank up, Leading Aircraftman/woman features a two-bladed propeller. Next is Senior Aircraftman/woman which features a three-bladed propeller and if one is a Senior Aircraftman/woman Technician, the propeller is encased in a circle. Chevrons begin to be used at the rank of Lance Corporal, which features one chevron, followed by Corporal…

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The Handley Page Victor was a British jet bomber aircraft produced by the Handley Page Aircraft Company during the Cold War. It was the third and final of the V-bombers that provided Britain's nuclear deterrent. The other two V-bombers were the Avro Vulcan and the Vickers Valiant.

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from Mail Online

Happy anniversary! As the Queen and Prince Philip celebrate 65 years of marriage FEMAIL marks their happy union with 65 glorious photos

1954: She is coming to the end of her first year as Queen, and the Duke of Edinburgh has been away serving in the RAF

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The last of the few...New book captures the last Spitfire's in stunning air to air action. Soaring into the skies above the green and pleasant land they so spectacularly fought to defend 76 years ago, they are the last of the few airworthy Spitfires left.

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