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:
SISKIN 5 GA
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,
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.
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