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Reply #6 - Feb 1st, 2010 at 11:53pm
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We missed you too. My neighbor has a boxer [ dog] that counts as british beautiful.
  

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Reply #5 - Feb 1st, 2010 at 9:42am
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At my old stomping grounds, my buds(??!!) used to joke about the clunky styling of my Tripacer. One day  somebody said it's "British beautiful" and it stuck. The term became quite popular in our circles, to describe any overtly ugly flying machine, though I cringed when applied to my aircraft.

Would have to repectfully disagree with statement regarding no straight lines on Spitfire. Like many aircraft, there are quite a few straight lines, but our eyes are easily fooled into thinking multiple straights are curves. This is not to say there are not some notable complex curves on a Spit (wing leading edges and cowls for example) but most of the airframe is flat wrapped skinning.

Sorry to have been away, for so long. Computer died, then lost community wireless connection.  Have just joined a new service, but like the old, can be a bit spotty, out here in the hinterlands. While I was down I missed this  discussion more than anything else.
  
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Reply #4 - Dec 3rd, 2009 at 8:24am
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Yes, they do. Has there ever been a more elegant aeroplane than the Spitfire? There's not a straight line or a right angle in it...
  
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Reply #3 - Dec 3rd, 2009 at 6:18am
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Matches their desigh thoughts on sports cars.  Grin Grin Grin
Every now and again, they make something pretty.
  

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Reply #2 - Dec 2nd, 2009 at 1:06pm
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I've got a No-Cal model of the Cuda.

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Reply #1 - Dec 2nd, 2009 at 11:54am
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Fairey Barracuda. Don't know why, but the British seemed to have a special gift for designing homely aeroplanes...
  
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Dec 2nd, 2009 at 9:56am
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This isn't Tinker Bell.

  

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