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  1. Dean:

    I literally just got back from lunch with a friend who I gave a box full of Hawker and Bulldog drawings to scan! All part of a process to try get all the groups on this planet to pool resources so we can reproduce or restore more aircraft that are neglected.

    I have a huge pile of Glad drawings. Jack Bruce, when he was Keeper of Aircraft at RAF Museum, was kind enough to get me copies of a lot of documentation they had on file - manual photocopies, copies of micro-fiches they had and such.

    The easiest way to work, at this stage is just compare drawing numbers and titles and drawing dates to try get a handle on what is the duplicates between us and what we might want to exchange to try round out the "collections".

    I'll start compiling an elctronic list of all the Siskin stuff I have (I need to do it anyways so this is a good time to start).

    How does that sound?

    What are the five drawings you have, even to know that the drawing numbers are different would be exciting.

    I could quickly make a list of drawing numbers I have:
    M2311E
    SISKIN 5 GA
    SP1627
    SP1862
    SP1864
    SP2652
    SP2725
    SP2736
    SP2747
    SP2844
    SP2899
    SP2943
    SP2962
    SP2987
    SP3129
    SP3176_17Apr23
    SP3176_18Jul24
    SP3216
    SP3372
    SP3382
    SP3406
    SP3427
    SP3472
    SP3706
    SP3763
    SP3795
    SP3914
    SP4097
    SP4098
    SP4320
    SP4323
    SP4451
    SP4925
    SP4965
    SP5084
    SP5086
    SP5107
    SP5116
    SP5212
    SP5271
    SP6141
    SP6143
    SP6146
    SP61838
    SP6214
    SP6240
    SP6501
    SP6699
    SP6810
    SP6814
    SP7534
    SP80762
    SP90290
    SP90317
    SP90355
    SP90356
    SP90665
    SP90671_Issue 2_1
    SP90671_Issue 2_2
    SP90672
    SP90674
    SP90700
    SP90701
    SP90702
    SP90703
    SP90707
    SP90709
    SP90718_Issue 1_1
    SP90718_Issue 1_2
    SP90781_Issue 4_1
    SP90781_Issue 4_2
    SP90908
    SP90909
    SP90910
    SP90911
    SP91702
    SP91790
    SP91867_Issue 1_1
    SP91867_Issue 1_2
    SP91868
    SP91869
    SP91909_Issue 1_1
    SP91909_Issue 1_2
    WTM107
    WTM108
  2. Hi Bill, I will get a list together, there are perhaps only 5 or so bluepints, I'm afraid I dont have a scanner so I can only do photographs or photocopies. The majority of the drawings are for the Gladiator, including a colour scheme fo a Met Flight Gladiator. Let me know how you would like to tackle this. Thanks for contacting me, nice to hear from you!

    All the best,

    Dean
  3. Dean:

    I only just discovered this forum while looking for a Gladiator photo to help a fellow Oz understand how complicated an aircraft this is to build. When I searched for my favorite the Siskin, I bumped into a wealth of info that didn't exist only a few years ago!

    I too have managed to stumble into having a surprising collection of between the war blueprints. The problem is that only people like us can easily get this info out to others - manufacturers are tied up by paranoia about liability and museums are happered by beaurocrats.

    Could we exchange lists of drawings to try catalogue what we have and try complete sets for particular types. I have a very large collection of Gladiator drawings and Bulldog and everything Hawker-Siddeley had for A-W Siskin and related types.

    Cheers, Bill
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