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by DH106
Tue May 11, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Aviation
Topic: XBTK-1
Replies: 1
Views: 2

XBTK-1

Another from the multitude of unsuccessful US prototypes towards the end of the war. A sort of Skyraider or Mauler lite to replace TBMs used as attack aircraft. It looks rather as if the aim was to produce a SBD successor with a more modern level of performance. I have never seen a made up model of ...
by DH106
Mon May 10, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Emma's pastoral scenes
Replies: 12
Views: 58

Re: Emma's pastoral scenes

I think one of the Czech manufacturers does photoetched ears to improve those elephants. I imagine there is a book somewhere with a title like "British Forces Elephant Equipment 1846-1970".
by DH106
Fri May 07, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Emma's pastoral scenes
Replies: 12
Views: 58

Re: Emma's pastoral scenes

Searching images on "Elephants towing aircraft" is quite productive. Preiser does some elephants but they are 1:160. If the Preiser ones are African, you could file down the ears and they would be a good match for the smaller Indian/Sri Lankan variety.
by DH106
Fri May 07, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Emma's pastoral scenes
Replies: 12
Views: 58

Re: Emma's pastoral scenes

It was at Khartoum in the course of tropical trials when it suffered an undercarriage collapse on landing, and was written off.
by DH106
Tue May 04, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Emma's pastoral scenes
Replies: 12
Views: 58

Re: Emma's pastoral scenes

Lovely shots exist of trams and USAAF aircraft in transit. But beware - there are those among the tram modelers who will tell you, in some detail, if you have modelled the wrong sort of controller on your 1/144 Liverpool tram. Goodies here: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/nostalgia/gallery/pict...
by DH106
Tue May 04, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Aviation
Topic: Postcards from Kitezh 1995 - the Institute of Cosmology
Replies: 4
Views: 19

Re: Postcards from Kitezh 1995 - the Institute of Cosmology

At the risk of starting a thread that would best be with "What If?" you might like this, circulated at the start of last month. Unsure if you have clearance to see this picture but it seems to have leaked into the public domain.
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by DH106
Tue May 04, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Aviation
Topic: Avro,s finest
Replies: 7
Views: 47

Re: Avro,s finest

That's a beautiful Lincoln. The Avro line up by the hangar reminds me of my Dad's story of seeing Lancasters emerge from the camouflaged factory at Yeadon in about 1943. You can still see the building by the Leeds/Bradford airport.
by DH106
Tue May 04, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Aviation
Topic: USAF Heavy Lifters
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: USAF Heavy Lifters

These are just superb!
by DH106
Tue May 04, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Aviation
Topic: Postcards from Kitezh 1995 - the Institute of Cosmology
Replies: 4
Views: 19

Re: Postcards from Kitezh 1995 - the Institute of Cosmology

I've long wanted to visit Kitezh but we couldn't afford to do it in the same trip with Mordor. I wonder whether the particular conditions there have proven a problem for the preservation of the MiG. Perhaps this would have been a more suitable craft for the memorial?
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by DH106
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Aviation
Topic: Spearfish
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: Spearfish

Eric Brown, who flew it, referred to it as something like “the biggest thing he’d ever seen propelled by just one engine”. He never flew the Douglas Sky Pirate, which might have changed his mind.