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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 4 months ago #33312

AFAIK they did fly but not in the film :unsure:
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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 4 months ago #33313

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AS for the Miles type with exhaust - there was a Napier compound engine that had a jet system I believe - Nomad?
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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 4 months ago #33314

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you survived Keith??

:)

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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 4 months ago #33323

Garry Russell wrote:
AFAIK they did fly but not in the film :unsure:

Just found this on the net:

Other aircraft used in conjunction with the film included three Percival Proctor aircraft acquired by Hamish Mahaddie for conversion to “scale” Junkers Ju-87 Stukas. G-AIEY, G-ALOK and G-AIAE. Vivian Bellamy (the well known aircraft restorer and replica builder) was contracted to convert the Proctors to resemble Stuka aircraft. However only one aircraft (G-AIEY) was completed after it was decided not to use the “scale Stukas” in the film. G-AIEY did fly several times and was fully painted up in German markings as “W8-AE” and “W8-AR”. At the end of filming three Proctor’s were put up for disposal at RAF Bovingdon along with a number of Spitfires, Messerschmitts and the Canadian Hurricane. It is believed that the Proctors were not sold and were subsequently scrapped. This has never been confirmed and their true fate remains a mystery.

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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 4 months ago #33324

Cheers Martin
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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 4 months ago #33330

If people dont mind, will continue posting the odd photo from time to time......

Here's another, of a almost British aeroplane. It met its end at South Cerney on 11th June 1965 when it was runover by the glider it was towing at the World Gliding Championships. Not a pretty sight!!

Martin

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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 4 months ago #33335

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Agreed Martin - not a pretty sight but an easy one to identify :) It was a D.H.Chipmunk T10 which was on secondment as a tug at the World Glider Championships.
Looks like they would very much like to have a few polite words with the glider 'pilot'
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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 4 months ago #33345

Now this one has me a little stumped....I think I know what it is, but not sure. Serial number on the original print looks like it starts with RG. What FAA station had the codes 'LP'?

Martin

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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 4 months ago #33347

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Martinet?

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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 4 months ago #33383

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Certainly is a Martinet.

There were two blocks in the RG range,RG882-RG929 and RG948-RG997.

Shore code?,well I'm reckoning possibly a 726 or 776 kite based at Speke.

Speke's shore code would be LP,the modern eqiuvalent for John Lennon Airport is LPL.

Contrary to popular belief,the Fleet/RAF used Martinets upto around 1952.

Shame we can't nail this one down a little better,I have a Martinet in the stash to
do as a Fleet kite.

Mark
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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 4 months ago #33390

Do the buzz numbers on the side of the Martinet (577) help in identifying the aircraft like they do with the US Navy of that timeframe? On US Navy aircraft, the number designated the squadron, element, and ship in element in the Carrier Air Wing, so few numbers went above "x56" as there were few squadrons with more than 30 aircraft in them.
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Re: Can anyone indentify? 4 years 4 months ago #33412

I placed the photo on a thread at the FlyPast Forum and have been given the following answer:

"20.10.49 Flying Accident 771 Sqn Lee-on-Solent during test flight aircraft suffered engine vibration and whilst making emergency landing it stalled and the undercarriage collapsed.13.12.49 wreckage R.N.A.R.Y. Donibristle 26.12.49 S.O.C.; 03.52 noted Balado Bridge dump coded LP/577"

Best wishes,

Martin
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