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by gate1
Mon May 02, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Building The Bouncing Bomb
Replies: 30
Views: 4532

Re: Building The Bouncing Bomb

it wasnt brilliant. It was billed as how Barnes Wallis developed his mine (not bomb) and as his original calculations had been lost it had to all be recreated. In fact, they tried to work out stuff and redesign stuff that is so well known to anyone with a moderate interest in the subject. The final ...
by gate1
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Aircraft Identification Challenge No: 53
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Aircraft Identification Challenge No: 53

Definately looks like a Mustang. Not sure of the mark, but perhaps with some sort of large experimantal drop tank?
by gate1
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Aircraft Identification Challenge No: 49
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: Aircraft Identification Challenge No: 49

I'll be more specific and go for Mosquito TT Mk 39 PF576! :D
by gate1
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: ATA Pilot Joan Hughes
Replies: 22
Views: 8963

Re: ATA Pilot Joan Hughes

Well most general controls on the Lanc (and others) were in reach of the pilor, but there were things like the fuel cocks and engine gauges that were behind. Depended on the length of the flight of course, but like most operational pilots, they liked to concentrate on the 'stick' during take-off and...
by gate1
Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: ATA Pilot Joan Hughes
Replies: 22
Views: 8963

Re: ATA Pilot Joan Hughes

ATA flying heavies always flew with an engineer - as Lettuce Curtis once said to me, there were some controls the pilot couldnt reach without leaving the seat, so it was a must. ATA cadets, in squadrons based close to ATA Ferry Pools usually were seconded to ATA and after beginning with routing jobs...
by gate1
Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Stirling to Lancaster
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: Stirling to Lancaster

Many Squadrons had their own 'Conversion Flights', especially Manchester to lancaster. I dont know specifically which Squadrons (or rather a complete list), but I guess for many experienced men it would not have been too hard. Think of Cheshire flying Lancasters, then switching to Mosquitos, and the...
by gate1
Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Aircraft Identification Challenge No: 43
Replies: 13
Views: 1989

Re: Aircraft Identification Challenge No: 43

Yes i think youre right John, Thats certainly the turret I was thinking of. Well, right aircraft, wrong bit!
by gate1
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Aircraft Identification Challenge No: 43
Replies: 13
Views: 1989

Re: Aircraft Identification Challenge No: 43

Stirling Project wrote: I think the Vickers design with the remote barbettes was the Windsor although I might be mistaken Yes - see this one from earlier....viewtopic.php?f=9&t=294 halifax1 No, I was thinking of fuselage mounted barbettes. Although I think youre right with the Windsor, I'm sure a t...
by gate1
Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Aircraft Identification Challenge No: 44
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Aircraft Identification Challenge No: 44

The door was a prominent feature. It was an Airfix kit I never got around to buying although I always liked the look of it. I'll be chuffed if I'm right! :D
by gate1
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Aircraft Identification Challenge No: 44
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Aircraft Identification Challenge No: 44

I think I know this one, the large open area being the givaway (if I have it right that is!). I think it shows the construction of a DeHavilland Beaver, probably nearer 1948 (unless its a prototype). I have an idea it was made by DeHavilland Canada rather than any made in the UK.