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HABU
In 1968, the US Air Force deployed the record-breaking Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird to Okinawa, Japan to fly reconnaissance missions at over three times the speed of sound above South East Asia. Her crews labelled the jet ‘Habu’ after venomous Japanese snake of the same name.

 

VCN-64
Inspired by Joss Whedon’s epic Avengers movie and the US Navy. The awe-inspiring flying aircraft carrier that served as an airborne HQ featured the hull number 64. So does this T-shirt. All the US Navy’s nuclear-powered Aircraft Carriers are classified as CVNs. US vertical take off aircraft are classified with the letter ‘V’. So VCVN tells us we’re dealing with a vertical take off nuclear powered aircraft carrier. Simple.

 

FOXBAT
Inspired by the movie Firefox. We were told that the Soviet superjet stolen by Clint Eastwood was labelled the MiG-31, and while, ultimately a real MiG-31 entered squadron service, it was its predecessor, the Mach 3 MiG-25 Foxbat that really put the frighteners on NATO air forces in the seventies.

 

BLACK PANTHER SQUADRON
Inspired by The Red Sea Sharks. While investigating illegal arms deals in the Middle East, Belgium’s finest boy reporter and his companions come under attack in the desert from a pair of De Havilland Mosquito fighter bombers using the callsign ‘Black Panther.’ Perhaps their pilots wore t-shirts like this underneath their flightsuits.

 

STREAK EAGLE
In early 1975, a modified, stripped down McDonnell-Douglas F-15, christened ‘Streak Eagle’, seized a clutch of time-to-climb records. The lightweight, awesomely powerful machine was capable of reaching a height of nearly 10,000 feet in just 27 seconds after brakes off’. It passed 20,000 feet a little over ten seconds later.

 

BOLAND AIR CARGO
With a stellar cast led by Richard Burton, Richard Harris and Roger Moore, The Wild Geese is one of the all time great Sunday afternoon war movies. Boland was the name on the side of the C-130 Hercules that dropped the Wild Geese in to rescue Limbani.

 

HARRY’S CHOPPER
Embraced by the press as a ‘Top Gun’ after an outstanding performance during weapons training in the US, Prince Harry – or Captain Harry Wales as he’s known in the Army – is, by all accounts, a first rate helicopter pilot. This design celebrates his prowess with a nod to another British classic, the Raleigh Chopper.

 

STANLEY
In 1982, Stanley Airfield was the target for a single RAF Vulcan bomber in what was at the time the longest bombing raid in history. It was the raid that launched the successful British campaign to retake the islands. The codename of the mission was Operation BLACK BUCK.

 

VULCAN 607
XM607 was the serial number of the Avro Vulcan bomber that, in 1982, carried out the longest bombing mission in history. The crew of Vulcan 607 successfully cut the narrow runway at Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands during an epic sixteen hour round flight that earned the jet’s Captain, Flt Lt Martin Withers, the Distinguished Flying Cross.

 

BKS
Started as a charter airline in 1952, BKS began operations with a single DC-3. Based in England’s North-East, over the next eighteen years they flew everything from explosives to Cliff Richard until they were absorbed by a competitor in 1970. Here’s our take on their logo.

 

ONE-OH-WONDER
The McDonnell-Douglas F-101 Voodoo first flew in 1954. A twin-engined, long-range fighter bomber, the Voodoo. After wresting the World Airspeed Record from the British Fairey Delta 2 in 1957 and seeing service during the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam War, the remained in service with Canada until 1984. The One-O-Wonder also prompted some very cool artwork. Our own take on it is reproduced on this design.

 

MIRAMAR BEACH VOLLEYBALL
Filmed on location at courts just north of barracks 298-300 at Naval Air Station Miramar in California, Top Gun‘s beach volleyball scene has become nearly as iconic as the movie’s great flying scenes. Home to the Navy Fighter Weapons School – or TOPGUN – Miramar earned the label Fightertown, USA.

 

VICTOR FUEL OILS
The last of the RAF’s trio of V-bombers to enter squadron service, the Handley-Page Victor was an outstanding aircraft capable of carrying over seventeen tons of bombs. But it was as an air-to-air tanker that the jet really earned its spurs. A fleet of Victors made possible Vulcan 607′s attack on the Stanley runway during the Falklands War. They were still in the thick of it during 1991 Gulf War.

 

WHEN YOU’RE OUT OF FIGHTERS
The last of the gunfighters, the charismatic Vought F-8 Crusader was the last American fighter designed with machine guns as its primary armament. It first flew in 1955, distinguished itself in dogfights over Vietnam and was finally retired by the French Navy, the last to operate the type, in 1999.

 

BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
Inspired by the triumphant Skyfall.
At the climax of the movie, Britain’s favourite secret agent and his boss lay a trail to Scotland for their last stand against a dangerous enemy. And when the Big Bad arrives it’s on board an imposing looking AgustaWestland Merlin helicopter, loaded for bear and blaring out John Lee Hooker’s classic ‘Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!’. A nod to Apocalypse Now perhaps? Either way, what’s not to like?

 

#AvGEEK
• Available in three colours

‘Nuff said. Wear it loud and proud.

THE ORIGINAL PILOTS NOTES T SHIRTS
• All designs available in blue and red

Throughout the Second World War and beyond, every new military aircraft type that entered service was accompanied by a set of Pilot’s Notes. The booklets’ clean typography (shades of Keep Calm and Carry On …) will be familiar to anyone with a keen interest in the history of the RAF. Classics like the Spitfire, Lancaster, Hurricane, Mosquito and Sunderland all featured in the series. But you won’t find any of them at Project Cancelled. Instead there are Pilot’s Notes for more exotic machines from fact and fiction. Keep checking in; our Original Pilots Notes series will be an ever increasing formation of fan favourites.

 

 

X-71
(inspired by Armageddon)

 

SPACESHIP TWO

 

BEDE MICROJET
(inspired by Octopussy)

 

ARROW II

 

TSR2

 

REAPER

 

WAR ROCKET AJAX
(inspired by Flash Gordon)