Page 6 of Classic Wings issue 85 clearly states it is a TFC aircraft. Hopefully GMO and Dave allow me to quote: "Following test flights the P-40 will join TFC's other Tomahawk-P-40B(sic), 41-13297 at its Duxford base."
Cheers, Zac in NZ
Duxford Tuesday July 17th:
Not much to report today.
The TFC Wildcat prop is removed and dismantled:
The Hellcat also showing work in depth:
The Hind in Hangar 5 has the rear fuselage removed, work continues to strip parts. The internal systems look complete and in excellent condition:
The F-86 has tail (EDIT: But not engine) refitted:
The DAS BAC 111 is being prepared for a repaint:
Finally, a wing from the Firefly is returned to Hangar 3:
Last edited by DCW; 19th July 2012 at 16:24.
Where Have the wings Been ?
If your saying the FireFly wing. It was taken from Hangar 3 last year into the ARCo hangar. My guess it has been paint stripped and restored.
Yeah Firefly....Ah i see. For Flight or Static?
Those big cats are just amazing.
how long would you think to get to Them back to running status?
Judging by the other TFC aircraft that have flown since the paperwork issues I would say a couple of months.
DCW, Looks like you left early and missed the move of the Lysander from Building 66 to the ARC Hangar...
Does she still look the same, or, has some work been done on her, since her arrival?
The Lysander is a fantastic aircraft and I look forward to seeing what ARCo do with her
Here she is a couple of weeks ago. I am hoping that they finish her in a nice early scheme.
Last edited by Lobster; 18th July 2012 at 08:15.
ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD
A lot of progress indeed. I never realised what a complex structure the Lysander had. I'm sure whatever scheme ARCo choose, she will be stunning. However, a cammo scheme would go down well.
Thanks for the link and images guys.
Since V9312 saw Squadron service (612Sq ,225Sq, 4Sq) before target-towing duty in Canada, research will probably allow authentic period marks.
Can't wait to see 2 Lysanders and 2 gladators in the sky at once!
Why not go the whole way and get the Belgian Lysander over again when the Blenheim is airworthy and then we'd have 7 Mercuries purring away. Now I would pay to hear that.
Love Duxford so much, can't wait till my next visit (5th this year) Guys thank you for regular updates. So glad to see the big cats coming out of hibernation at last
When I die I'm going to Duxford !!!!
G-BUKY has left Clacton after its month or so stay expect that back at Dux soon unless it comes back!
Duxford Friday 20th July:
A very gray morning saw the Plane Sailing Catalina depart to Sunderland for Airshow duty:
Also departing was the North Weald based Skyraider:
Otherwise activity was confined to various Spitfire migrations:
Two early model Spitfires were noted parked next to the new Control Tower. With open cockpits and non-standard undercarriage, I'm not sure which Mark they are.
Hopefully the man on the bus will add some of his images from today:
good to see the skyraider finally going home.
Crikey, I never realised the Catalina had a recoil starter (second picture)!
That wasn't me on the bus. It's my twin brother. I'm the better looking one.
No photos from me for the moment as my BT land line is down (writing this on a net book) and an automated voice on an 0800 fault line number told me it would take 3 to 5 days to fix. 5 days are up on Sunday.
(the better looking twin)
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