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Stirling BF443

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Hi all,

Was BF443 a MkI or MkIII Stirling?
Any other details would be helpful as well.
Have done a Google search, with no luck.

Thanks,
Wayne.

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Hello,

According to 'THe Stirling Story' by Michael JF Boyer, BF443 was a MKI with Hercules XI engines. Contract 774677/38 at Short & Harland, Belfast.
Posted to 75 Squadron as 'V' on 2 February 1943, transferred to 1651 Conversion Unit on 17 August 1943, to 8 MU on 11 July 1944. EMR on 1st August 1944.
Strangely I had never seen 'EMR' before. Does somebody knows what it means?
Thanks in advance.

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Thanks for the info about BF443 Bruno.

I don't think I've seen "EMR" before either.

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Hmm. That has the brain working! EMR ?? EM (whatever) is usually "Written Off" as in EFA, EFB but EMR is an oddball. I have seen it a few times, but usually followed by SOC, so whatever it was, it must have been serious?

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Re: Stirling BF443

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From the same book ........... E - Cateorised Write off .............. MR - Major Repair ............... so in thinking, the aircraft was written off with one unit, changed / taken to another, being 8 MU, and then repaired.
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