Top Pun?


A billboard today, with a reference to a rather-well-known aviation film. Taking a steampunk aesthetic (top hats in steampunk, not so much in aviation) for the ‘we’re cool’ that massive companies use in response to the boutique smaller makers.


I’m not sure what the pipes under the wings are meant to be, but the first actual use of booze barrels (in this case for beer) under the wings were on a publicity stunt with Spitfire Mk.IX carrying tow under-wing to Normandy in 1944. Though much was made of it, later booze running Spitfires used (presumably carefully washed out) drop tanks.


I guess that makes it a rum do.

James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

Images off the internet. Yes, that film. ‘Top Gun’.

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