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....




Duxford (Wednes)Day :: 5/9/12

Been a little slow in updating this page due to trips, and others covering the day to day comings and goings at Duxford on a more regular basis than I was.

I am still cataloguing RAF gun camera film from WWII - the film archive found some more at the back of a fridge or cooker or some other domestic appliance. Thought it was finally finished but I find myself back in 1942 again!
Now doing Wednesdays as well as Fridays so will you get twice as much 'coverage'?...

One topic of conversation is the sale of the "Ju 52" and the "Storch" (amongst other items) - it will be sad to see them go, even if they aren't really a "Ju 52" or a "Storch".
The "Ju 52" has been rolled outside recently and was placed on the flightline for the September airshow. I took a couple of photos while it was still on the concrete hardstand up near the AAM.


It looks good enough for this visitor - still I guess the IWM know best....