£35.4m going spare....

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Cane, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. Cane

    Ace Guest

    Eight, ITYF.

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    AW Guest

    Quite a few Hurricanes have come out of Russia, though to get them
    flying again would cost a bit. I know of an ex-Russian Hurri for sale
    - bare bones and the asking price is >100k..
    Never liked that model's looks, though apparently a brilliant job. A
    Grey Flash would be cool.
    Yes, love Alvises (Alvi?) Or a prewar Jaguar SS
    AW, Aug 12, 2007
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  3. Cane

    AW Guest

    Nah. Mark Vb. The best of the Spits. All the power of the IX at low
    to medium altitude, plus the pure looks of the original short nose
    AW, Aug 12, 2007
  4. Cane

    AW Guest

    Documentary on the Battle of Britain flight on Friday - the engineer
    in charge of the over-winter check of the Lancaster said that the
    airframe has such robustness built in that they expect to be able to
    keep it flying virtually indefinitely.
    AW, Aug 12, 2007
  5. Of course, and I have no dispute about that.

    What I was picking up on was Mungo's post where the very *first* thing
    he'd think about was tax liability.[/QUOTE]

    Fairy nuff.

    My *very* first thought would be: "Whoopie!"
    The Older Gentleman, Aug 12, 2007
  6. That report would really have depressed the Luftwaffe, some 65 years
    The Older Gentleman, Aug 12, 2007
  7. The best looking, I'll grant you.

    Apart from the clipped-wingtip one.
    The Older Gentleman, Aug 12, 2007
  8. Comparing what? Airframes? And why did he lose his job? Official
    The Older Gentleman, Aug 12, 2007
  9. Cane

    Tosspot Guest

    Eh? You kidding right. I could do some parts of America quite happily,
    best medicle service in the world. New Zealand, rain forest,
    savannah, desert all in one place. A few Carribean Islands might tempt
    me. Fuckit, I could almost afford my own. South Africa or Indonesia maybe.

    I thin the ppoint your making is valid, Monkey Island isn't too bad a
    place, and fer sure, the majority of the rest of the world is worse.
    But with money no object, jump on a first class flight and buy a house
    *anywhere* in the world, I'd be gone like a shot. Christ, I'd even
    consider Spain!
    Tosspot, Aug 12, 2007
  10. Cane

    Tosspot Guest

    A million on a glider!? Ffs, what one are you thinking of?

    Tosspot, Aug 12, 2007
  11. Hang on a moment, here it depends dunnit. I mean, have we established
    yet what sort of car he drives and which gps is fitted?
    steve auvache, Aug 12, 2007
  12. Cane

    Ace Guest

    Even apart from your misspelling, and the fact that it's only
    available to the well-off while millions of people only have access to
    the most basic healthcare, this is such a load of bollocks I don't
    know where to start. Why on earth would you think such a thing?
    As one who's already moved abroad, I have my own ideas of positives
    and negatives of various places, but you seem to be saying that
    _anywhere_ is prefereable to the good old UK. What's so bad about it
    that you'd move straight away, but that you've not already done so?

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  13. Cane

    AndrewR Guest

    Ah, but with £35.4M in your current account you'd probably fall into the
    category of "well-off".

    Possibly nearly as well-off as the doctor treating you.

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    AndrewR, Aug 12, 2007
  14. Hah; you're welcome to it. Crowded, smelly and restricted - I'll not be
    back to live there.
    GS850x2 XS650 SE6a

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    river cleaned out in a day.
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Aug 12, 2007
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    DR Guest

    I like the cut of your jib, sir.
    DR, Aug 12, 2007
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    Andy Bonwick Guest

    I've just caught up with this and after making sure I'd hidden enough
    money in offshore accounts for my family to live on (at least a couple
    of generations worth iyswim) and sorted out my own needs I'd set up
    feeds to varying charities and try to ensure the government never got
    a penny.

    If this is considered being anti-social or ignoring my
    responsibilities then my defense is that I'd sooner give £20m + away
    to organisations of my choice than subsidise a war that I don't agree
    with. In fact I'd sooner give the money away to beggars in the street
    than let the government have it.
    Andy Bonwick, Aug 12, 2007
  17. Cane

    AW Guest

    And allegedly the nicest to fly, though the MkVIII is also supposed to
    be sublime. But with all of them I think it's degrees of sublime.
    Must find out for myself one day...

    "Clipped, cropped and clapped" - alluding to wings, supercharger
    impeller and overall condition, allegedly. That said, though it does
    **** up the classic lines, I quite like the look of the clipped wing
    AW, Aug 12, 2007
  18. Cane

    AW Guest

    I'd like to know more, I must say. The RAF did a series of
    comparitive tests between the Lightning and the Spit in the early 60s,
    to get an idea of tactics the RAF pilots could use if they came up
    against P51s used by the Indonesians during the Confrontation. The
    results were predicatable - the Spit could outmanouever the Lightning
    close to but had no defence against a high speed radar pass with
    missiles - you could say the Spit "won", depending on the parameters.
    AW, Aug 12, 2007
  19. Cane

    Andy Bonwick Guest

    I know the basics of what was written but not the details and
    considering I still spend some of my time working on military projects
    you'll understand that I'm not going to repeat it on here.

    Just think basics and what makes a given military aircraft better than
    other options available. It's not all about flying btw.
    Andy Bonwick, Aug 12, 2007
  20. Cane

    Andy Bonwick Guest

    Comparing what? Airframes? And why did he lose his job? Official

    His employer didn't see the funny side and nor did the end user

    Any fool could do the same after spending an hour or so on google.
    It's a matter of comparisms but not necessarily top speed or
    Andy Bonwick, Aug 12, 2007
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