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#281 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 0214 AM

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Which strangely reminds me of..


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Posted 19 June 2016 - 0601 AM

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The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Lancaster Mk. X was built at Victory Aircraft, Malton in July 1945 and was later converted to a RCAF 10MR configuration. In 1952, it suffered a serious accident and received a replacement wing centre section from a Lancaster that had flown in combat over Germany. It served as a maritime patrol aircraft, with No. 405 Squadron, Greenwood, NS and No. 107 Rescue Unit, Torbay, Newfoundland for many years and was retired from the RCAF in late 1963. With help from the Sulley Foundation in 1977, it was acquired from the Royal Canadian Legion in Goderich, Ontario, where it had been on outside display. Eleven years passed before it was completely restored and flew again on September 24, 1988. The Lancaster is dedicated to the memory of P/O Andrew Mynarski and is referred to as the “Mynarski Memorial Lancaster”. It is painted in the colours of his aircraft KB726 – VR-A, which flew with RCAF No. 419 (Moose) Squadron. Andrew Mynarski won the Victoria Cross, the Commonwealth’s highest award for gallantry, on June 13, 1944, when his Lancaster was shot down in flames, by a German night fighter. As the bomber fell, he attempted to free the tail gunner trapped in the rear turret of the blazing and out of control aircraft. The tail gunner miraculously survived the crash and lived to tell the story, but sadly Andrew Mynarski died from his severe burns.


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Posted 22 June 2016 - 2321 PM

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Posted 24 June 2016 - 2326 PM

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#285 MiloMorai

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 0736 AM

That be the British Lancaster and the Canadian Lancaster.

 

 

Canadian pilot lands better than Brit pilot.


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Posted 04 July 2016 - 1424 PM

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 1427 PM

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 1927 PM

Mr King, the shot of the tailgating Lancs is awesome.

 

The other shot of the Nimrods makes me sad, I've always had an affection for them, because they were one of the first aircraft I learned the name of as a kid, my uncle had worked on them when working for De Havilland then Hawker Siddeley in the 60's and 70's.  I've always thought they looked 'right'.


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Posted 04 July 2016 - 1936 PM

Mr King, the shot of the tailgating Lancs is awesome.

 

The other shot of the Nimrods makes me sad, I've always had an affection for them, because they were one of the first aircraft I learned the name of as a kid, my uncle had worked on them when working for De Havilland then Hawker Siddeley in the 60's and 70's.  I've always thought they looked 'right'.

 

I agree, there is something very unique about the Nimrods,. but at the same time they just look "right" 


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 0327 AM

Nimrods look like pregnant Comets, which, I hasten to add, I think is the most beautiful jet liner ever.


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 0339 AM

Check this

 

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 0341 AM

Mr King, the shot of the tailgating Lancs is awesome.

 

The other shot of the Nimrods makes me sad, I've always had an affection for them, because they were one of the first aircraft I learned the name of as a kid, my uncle had worked on them when working for De Havilland then Hawker Siddeley in the 60's and 70's.  I've always thought they looked 'right'.

 

Comets?  The first D-H aircraft not made of wood with that distinctive tail?


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 0534 AM

 

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Tumbledown?

 

3 PARA, Mount Longdon


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 0554 AM

 

Mr King, the shot of the tailgating Lancs is awesome.

 

The other shot of the Nimrods makes me sad, I've always had an affection for them, because they were one of the first aircraft I learned the name of as a kid, my uncle had worked on them when working for De Havilland then Hawker Siddeley in the 60's and 70's.  I've always thought they looked 'right'.

 

Comets?  The first D-H aircraft not made of wood with that distinctive tail?

 

I meant the de Havilland DH 106 Comet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Comet


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#295 DougRichards

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 0705 AM

 

 

Mr King, the shot of the tailgating Lancs is awesome.

 

The other shot of the Nimrods makes me sad, I've always had an affection for them, because they were one of the first aircraft I learned the name of as a kid, my uncle had worked on them when working for De Havilland then Hawker Siddeley in the 60's and 70's.  I've always thought they looked 'right'.

 

Comets?  The first D-H aircraft not made of wood with that distinctive tail?

 

I meant the de Havilland DH 106 Comet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Comet

 

 

So did I

 

not the

 

https://en.wikipedia...Havilland_DH.88

 

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 0917 AM

Nimrods look like pregnant Comets, which, I hasten to add, I think is the most beautiful jet liner ever.

Yes, uniquely British, don't you know? ;)


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 1049 AM

Well, let's be fair - Nimrods *are* pregnant Comets.

 

What that makes the AEW.3 is anyone's guess.

 

I was unaware until just now of the Comet outline sketches on the wikipedia page. The libellula design looks interesting.


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 1855 PM

Nimrods look like they were taken right off the show Thunderbirds. 


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#299 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 0323 AM

 

 

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Tumbledown?

 

3 PARA, Mount Longdon

 

Cheers for that Bill. Should have guessed you would know that one.


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Posted 06 July 2016 - 0323 AM

Wasnt the first metal aircraft without the distinctive D tail the later marks of Vampire? Though I seem to recall they still used wood in the wings...


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