Short Stirling Photo Collection

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Re: Short Stirling Photo Collection

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Can't say l've seen this one before.

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One from D-Day .........
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Another fine looking image ..........
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Re: Short Stirling Photo Collection

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Hi All

Here are some links to pics I haven't seen before, they are quite rare in that they show one of the ventral turrets very clearly (Periscopic FN64 as MKI Series IV?) and happily what I assume is the window in the rear escape hatch! Also one pic shows the Stirling from directly below - not seen that before either!! That is going to help get my model right!

Enjoy!

http://www.wwiiarchives.net/servlet/action/photo/1549/0

http://www.wwiiarchives.net/servlet/action/photo/1548/0

http://www.wwiiarchives.net/servlet/action/photo/1550/0

I've not had a chance to determine what Mark the aircraft is - the dorsal turret looks like a MKIII but the landing light is not one of the drop down types. Also there are not Pitot tubes under the nose, a bit of an oddity?

No guns mounted in the front or dorsal turrets and the serial looks like N 36?? 3662? No squadron letters. Left My ref book at work sadly.

Note that one pic has been printed left-to-right as the landing light is on the wrong side! That will help you a little if you are trying to read the serial number :D






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Re: Short Stirling Photo Collection

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Here are a couple images, including one with a selection of ladies who assembled Short Stirlings.
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630 Squadron - East Kirkby
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Re: Short Stirling Photo Collection

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Here are a few more to add to the collection.
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Acouple of rare night time images .......
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630 Squadron - East Kirkby
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