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Song Parodies -> "Shelved that Warplane"

Original Song Title:

"Shake Your Groove Thing"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Peaches & Herb

Parody Song Title:

"Shelved that Warplane"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

In the late 1980s, Australian Sadlier Aerospace proposed a radical fighter and strike aircraft that was known under development as the "Pegasus." The craft was VTOL with a huge disc fan at its core, X-tail, swept wings and forward cockpit. It had an advanced all-glass cockpit, TFR, (radar would have been decided after approval), and various possible turboshaft engines. The plane would carry 6 pylons for many missiles and the circular body could carry various rocket launchers and some ordnance. Under the nose would be a ventral cannon as well. It was subsonic, but designed to accompany Australian tanks and AFVs... killing enemy helos and low-flying aircraft as well as dropping ordnance. The project progressed into the early 1990s with small scale flight models, but funding from the Australian Government was delayed and then acceptance was rejected before the first prototype could be started. Sadlier tried to develop a spin-off civilian transport version, but this too died and the company went under. An awesome "Whiffer" aircraft from Down Under...
Sadlier had a design so cool
Made all the Harrier fans drool
Amazing. It was amazing!

Shelved it, shelved it
Shelved it, shelved it

Shelved that warplane
Shelved that warplane, sad, sad
No funding let RAAF down
Shelved that warplane
Shelved that warplane, sad, sad
No funding let RAAF down
Aussie Gov from pressure bowed

Disc fan with cockpit of glass
X-tail, swept wings, hi-tech stuff
With missiles and slung ordnance
VTOL ... and so much more

Future view, design was smart
Multirole would play a part
Funding bouts, first plane stalled
Disappointing
“Pegasus”... “too radical”... (what the hell???)

Shelved that warplane
Shelved that warplane, sad, sad
No funding let RAAF down
Shelved that warplane
Shelved that warplane, sad, sad
No funding let RAAF down
Aussie Gov from pressure bowed

Scale models left out of sight
Which had passed their flight tests
Project future looked so bright
Advancing, then the tables turning

Ratings high, then struck by blow
Development started to slow
Team was beat, project stopped
Budget too tight, yet not a flop

[Just chopped]

Shelved that warplane
Shelved that warplane, sad, sad
No funding let RAAF down
Shelved that warplane
Shelved that warplane, sad, sad
No funding let RAAF down
Aussie Gov from pressure bowed

Cockpit with an excellent view
Ventral cannon, TFR too
Promising... so promising

Shelved it, shelved it
Shelved it, shelved it

Future view, design was smart
Multirole would play a part
Funding bouts, first plane stalled
Disappointing
“Pegasus”... “too radical”... (what the hell???)

Shelved that warplane
Shelved that warplane, sad, sad
No funding let RAAF down
Shelved that warplane
Shelved that warplane, sad, sad
No funding let RAAF down
Aussie Gov from pressure bowed

Shelved it
No funding let RAAF down, sad
Shelved it, shelved it
Shelved it, shelved it

Shelved that warplane
Shelved that warplane
“Pegasus” was shot down
Was a let-down
No funding let RAAF down
F-111s STILL around!!!

Oz Government had shut it down
Shelved that warplane
Shelved it, shelved it
Shelved it, shelved it
Sadlier was let down
Shelved it, shelved it
Shelved it, shelved it
Oz disc fan could've been the best...

Shelved it, shelved it
Shelved it, shelved it
Interest too small...

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Callmelennie - October 13, 2014 - Report this comment
As I told my daughter this very morning, this website could definitely use a few more weapons-minutia-referencing, disco-themed song parodies and Rob you came through with FLYING COLORS!!
Patrick - October 13, 2014 - Report this comment
At least your colors were flying even if the poor airplane wasn't. Too bad the company Down Under went under. Did you ever see Atlas Shrugged Part 2. That strange looking plane John Galt sent to fetch Quentin Daniels before he could tell Dagny about the secret of the electric motor. Sounds like what you are describing here. In Part 3, it was replaced with a 1930's Beech 18. Still a cool plane.
Rob Arndt - October 17, 2014 - Report this comment
The fictional plane in ASP2 doesn't really have the right configuration. The Pegasus was a round disc fan with a bird-like neck and beak. It had an X-tail, but also swept wings. Can't find a pic of it because it was so obscure. I guess no one scanned the Jane's ref. Too bad.

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