Friday, 21 December 2012

21/12/12


Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Duxford :: 19/12/12


Last visit before Xmas....
Rumours the "Lambeth Spitfire" had some radiation issues were exaggerated...

The Hangar Humourists were teasing the 'regular' visitors again...


The "Lambeth Spitfire"...

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Paths Of Hate

An interesting short animated film - the first five minutes are quite effective, if slightly too fast for real life!!!

Paths Of Hate

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Duxford :: 14/11/12

Carbon Cub enjoying a bit of sunshine...

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Duxford :: 7/11/12

Some more snaps from my wanderings around during my lunch break…

Hangar 2 additions...


The west end of H2(TFC) is filling up with 'stuff'...

Oooo, a Kärcher pressure washer!...


Hangar 5
"Ole Bill"


More exhibits from Lambeth

 Hangar 4
Orangey...


 Hangar 3
A nice little collection...


...and slowly rotting outside...

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Duxford :: 24/10/12

More arrivals from Lambeth Road…


Heinkel He 162 A-1 Volksjäger (Werknummer 120235) (erroneously aka Salamander/Sparrow)


Got enough sandbags? Flood expected? 


Camel and BE.2c are 'reunited' with their wings, albeit only in the same space!



Guns...


Nice to see some of the buildings getting a lick of paint - makes them look smart enough for an AOC's inspection….

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Duxford :: 17/10/12

Some aerial activity today in the shape of P-51 "Ferocious Frankie" and Spitfire Mk 1 P9374….

Some lucky so-and-so preparing for a jolly...







And some shelf movements from north side...

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Windy Wednesday :: 3/10/12

BBMF Spitfire V AB910 was due to be flown to Duxford today for maintenance but the wind obviously kept it tucked up inside it's hangar.
Meanwhile the Ju 52 "Tante Ju" AAC-1 Toucan was rocking in the gusts alongside "Sally B"…



The Ambassador has wings and some of it's tail in place...


The BAC 1-11 "Flying Banana"... 


"Old Fred" is slightly better positioned for photos...


And the Frazer Nash turret from a Wellington completes the lineup...


Friday, 28 September 2012

Remember when we flew these?...


Thursday, 27 September 2012

Still one of my favourites...


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

At your target in front….

…1,500 rounds, go on.


Twilight Tear Machine Gun Sighting and Test

Duxford Days - Bits 'n pieces :: 26/9/12

Here are a few shots from my post lunch ramble around the hangars - stuff from Lambeth…


Tail section from Rudolph Hess' Bf 110...


Nose section of Lancaster I DV372 'Old Fred' with the 'walk though' nose of Halifax A.VII PN323 alongside...



A6M3 Zero...


A6M5 Zero cockpit section...


…and finally, slowly making it's way to the exit via H3, the Storch MS.502 Criquet...

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

All is revealed (slowly)...

Just in case you missed it elsewhere, among the movements from Duxford is Sea Vampire T.22/XG743/597 which was residing in Hangar 3. Turns out it was snapped up by the Aircraft Restoration Group based in N.Yorkshire.




Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Duxford (Wednes)Day :: 19/9/12

Not a lot happening today but had a wander - Varsity is in process of being dismantled for transport, Ambassador is waiting reassembly. Other aircraft being pushed and pulled around to fit in...

Ju 52 still sitting out on 'flight line' with Sally B at the moment…






…and a very nice little Carbon Cub 'runaround' parked up in the TFC toy box. I am informed it has a set of extra big tyres as well as those fitted!


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

A little nose (& tail) art....