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Posted: 04 Feb 2007, 20:00
by Paul K
jab wrote:
Paul K wrote:James, it's Rick Piper's model, which you can get here

Thanks Paul

James, make sure you get all three texture packs ( and install them in the correct order :lol: ). You end up with 80-odd authentic paint schemes for her. :smile:

Posted: 05 Feb 2007, 02:55
by Paul K
speedbird591 wrote:...and of when our VC10 was buzzed by a Russian Mig over Sofia and caused an International incident.
:shock: Don't think I've ever heard of this. What happened, Ian ?

Posted: 05 Feb 2007, 09:16
by speedbird591
Hi Paul. I'm exaggerating a wee bit about the incident. It wasn't quite on a par with the U2 business :lol: And of course, Lightning/Bear intercepts were happening regularly but this was a civil passenger aircraft on a scheduled flight. It was a bit scary at the time, though.

I didn't keep a record of the flight but it was mid-70s and we were in a VC10 en-route to London somewhere near Sofia about lunchtime. I was silver-serving some greens to a First Class punter on the starboard side. In a terribly British restrained manner he nodded his head out of the window and said, "I suppose the chaps up front know about this?". I bent down to look out of the window and nearly dropped my brussels sprouts because there was an armed, silver Mig with a red star on the tail flying parallel to us about 200 ft from the wingtip. You need to have lived during the cold war to appreciate the concern as the Russians were our enemies and we had lived for many years with the expectation of a nuclear war breaking out.

The first contact was ATC who said they could do nothing about it, so the flight crew contacted Ops in London who patched them through to the Foreign Office who immediately contacted Moscow. Meanwhile, to our relief, the Mig slipped behind, only to re-appear a couple of minutes later on the Port wingtip. It also slid underneath us at one stage and popped up on the other side. The poor pilots didn't know which way to look next. The most important thing was not to change course!

It stayed with us for around 20 minutes and then disappeared - I assume that the diplomatic hotline call had done the trick. It sounds quite fun now but in the tensions of that time it was easy to imagine it turning ugly.


Posted: 05 Feb 2007, 11:32
by DaveB
Great story Ian :wink: Perhaps they were taking shots for the Russian version of Jane's!! Wouldn't want to shoot down an Il-62 now would they! :lol:


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Posted: 05 Feb 2007, 12:00
by Paul K
Interesting stuff Ian, thanks very much. :smile:

Posted: 05 Feb 2007, 13:07
by merlin101
love to get hold of the 'Bear' but can't find it! Wats Allnodes?? Any chance of a direct link to it & the repaint please?

Posted: 05 Feb 2007, 13:08
by DaveB
Hiya Merlin..

Allnodes is the universal name for :wink:


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Posted: 05 Feb 2007, 13:45
by Paul K
Yep a wonderful resource for flight simmers, when you can get in! :lol:

You'll need to register as a member, which is free, then search their file library for the following files:

TU95MS.ZIP ( for the aircraft )

TXTU-95M.ZIP ( for the texture )

TRM114.ZIP ( for the engine sounds )

Unfortunately its not possible to link you directly to the downloads, Merlin

Posted: 05 Feb 2007, 15:37
by merlin101
found everything ok now. Thanks for your help

Posted: 05 Feb 2007, 17:32
by merlin101
i know this is you thread Paul k, but thanks to you, couldn't resist this...