A Wrecked Stirling .............

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A Wrecked Stirling .............

Post by K4KittyCrew » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:29 pm

Found these photos and link ..............
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Re: A Wrecked Stirling .............

Post by Stirling Project » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:35 pm

Is that the one that the Luftwaffe later repaired and stuffed the nose full of straw?

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Re: A Wrecked Stirling .............

Post by Bruno » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:52 pm

Hello,

I don't think that it is the Luftwaffe captured Stirling. This one is too much damaged and the captured Stirling had always its undercarriage.
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Re: A Wrecked Stirling .............

Post by Nocturna mors » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:21 pm

Hi Chaps,
Looking at the line of trees behind the Stirling in pic 2. it was a close call for this crew. The port wing seems to have vanished?
If the a/c had clipped the trees though, i would have expected the fuselage to have spun around to port , due to the colliision?
Its hard to say if the wreck, is in its original rest position. Maybe the Stirling has been placed ihere or quite likely dragged,.....maybe so as to be nearer to a road?..... the port wing already removed and scrapped to get the bulk of it through the tree line nearer the crane in pic 1.
The efficient looking Luftwaffe "tatters" seem to be transporting the a/c in large pieces, not the usual metal butchery? Probably easier to transort away in large sections.
I would have thought the last time this Stirling was airborne was when it was suspended from the crane. I seem to remember, the "captured Stirling" only suffered nose damage and was" patched up" :shock:

Mind you, if you think the pilot of the Stirling in pic 2 made a good landing, what about the chap in pic 3 .........who swooped low over St Pauls and made a 3 pointer in the square below, without buckling the U/C "absolutely wizard prang what"
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Re: A Wrecked Stirling .............

Post by Stirling Project » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:31 am

I'm convinced :mrgreen:

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Re: A Wrecked Stirling .............

Post by Jean Kreunen » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:11 pm

The fuselage in the crane is the Stirling N6045 U crashed in Holland 8 september 1941. Captured by the German luftwaffe and trasported for research to Utrecht.

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Re: A Wrecked Stirling .............

Post by jamesinnewcastle » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:16 pm

Hi

I can't see the pictures - something about upgrading photobucket??


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Re: A Wrecked Stirling .............

Post by Bruno » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:42 pm

Hi James,

Unfortunately we don't have any about John who posted the photos.
The 3 photos could be the ones below.
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Re: A Wrecked Stirling .............

Post by jamesinnewcastle » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:38 pm

Hi Bruno

Thanks for that! I'm interested in all photos of Stirlings in the batch that included N6012


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