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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.

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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.

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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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