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Thread: Duxford Diary (2015)

  1. #1981
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    So the F-15 is going directly above the B-52 pointing towards the back?!!

  2. #1982
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    And?

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  3. #1983
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    David - thanks for posting all the photos of the AAM progress.

    Am I the only person mildly irritated by the fact that the 2 F-15 jet pipes seem to have different settings, one is more open than the other?

    I hope they sort it out before they hang it up

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willid1 View Post
    Am I the only person mildly irritated by the fact that the 2 F-15 jet pipes seem to have different settings, one is more open than the other?

    I hope they sort it out before they hang it up

    David
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    Duxford Wednesday 26th August:

    Latest tweet:

    Due to windy conditions the PT-17 Stearman & Spad XIII Replica will not be moving today, look out for news on the next move later #AAMmoves

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    I loved the old colour scheme on the B25 Then new one is so drab...

    THe F15 does indeed look fantastic, will it be having its undercarriage retracted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j_jza80 View Post
    I loved the old colour scheme on the B25 Then new one is so drab...

    THe F15 does indeed look fantastic, will it be having its undercarriage retracted?
    Yes, Olive Drab!! I think it looks great, especially with the red on the cowlings.

    There was a photo a few pages back of the F-15 jacked up with the gear retracted....

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    IWM Tweet:

    Weather permitting PT-17 Stearman & Spad XIII Replica will be on the move tomorrow 27 Aug and outside 10-11AM at #IWMDuxford #AAMmoves

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCW View Post
    IWM Tweet:

    Weather permitting PT-17 Stearman & Spad XIII Replica will be on the move tomorrow 27 Aug and outside 10-11AM at #IWMDuxford #AAMmoves
    Now reported this morning as going direct into AAM due weather.

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    Moving later than originally planned today the Spad replica and Stearman were moved this morning from hangar 5 to the AAM. Thanks to the IWM staff they were held briefly during their journey for some photographs as the sun put in an appearance.

    G-BFYO Spad XIII replica by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-BFYO Spad XIII replica by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    s1 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Spad cockpit

    G-BFYO Spad XIII replica by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    CF-EQS by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    meanwhile in AirSpace the C-47 was displaying its slightly revised markings.

    315509 / T -- revised markings by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

    Flikr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/

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    The F 100 seems to have taken the F 15's old spot.....
    Charlie

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    Indeed, Charlie. Somewhat strange in my opinion that a younger outside display aircraft is replaced by an older type. Hopefully this is not a permanent position for the 'Hun'!


    Rob

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    Indeed. There appears to be a sign board in front of the aircraft - perhaps one of our "resident" crew could have a look see.....
    Charlie

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    Lovely pictures of the SPAD Duxman. Thanks for posting.

    Bill

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    Wow! Excellent pictures! Thanks!

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    Still find it strange that an aircraft with such a record with the USAF both in Europe and in combat in Vietnam be left out of the AAM. With the removal sometime ago of the F-86 there is a big gap in the time line from the mid forties to the early seventies when the F-4 Phantom was introduced. Fully understand that you can not preserve everything but to leave out the F-100 does seem odd. So apart from the straight swap F-15 for F-100, the B-25 repaint and the removal of the Avenger, to replaced in by the P-51 and P-47 both hangaring from the roof ? What else is going to be new in the AAM ?

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    27Aug15

    With no Met Office weather warnings in place, it still rained though, I had my first visit of the week to Duxford so a bit of catch up for me. The F-15 was all by itself in the American Air Museum but by mid morning, slightly later than planned because of a rain front passing through, it was joined by the Stearman and Spad XIII replica. Due to there being a bit of room in hangar 5 now there were a couple of new photo opportunities with a brace of Thunderbolts and the B-25. Mid-day and as it was trying to rain again, the Duxford based Bulldog left for airshow duty at Clacton followed a short time later the RAF display Tutor which flew in just after the museum had opened. Amongst the GA visitors, and there were quite a few, an RAF Chinook touched down on the main runway and parked for a minute or two before heading off to Wyton. Mid-afternoon and B-17/Sally-B fired up with its usual smoke screen across the airfield and headed off to the coast for the Clacton show and I finally got a nearly decent shot of the B-17/B-29 together.

























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    Lovely photos Brian, I really like the second-to-last with Sally B starting up.

    That SPAD is a very nice example, I quite like the paint scheme and finish. How long has it been since it flew? I see from a brief Google search it has an IO-360 up front. Would be a very practical replica to own.
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    The SPAD hasn't flown for about 30 years. It isn't a very accurate replica unfortunately

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    Love the picture of Sally B firing up from under the wing of the B-29

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    I was there today and saw "Sally B " have a little problem getting her starboard inner engine fired up. Plenty of entertainment watching the two Tiger Moths, and the Rapide taking paying passengers aloft.

    Only downside was my inability to get a good shot of the Blenheim as it was tucked away in the hangar, with its covers on, and a lot of other aircraft parked around it.

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    Duxford Friday 28th August:

    It was hanging day at Duxford today. First was Catalina 'Miss Pick Up', now with No. 1 re-installed:



    Further West, both SPAD and Stearman are now suspended in their new AAM locations:



    Some of the Heavies waiting for their re-installation:







    DAS have begun a roof repaint on the VC-10:



    Sally B performed at Clacton again this afternoon, and Spitfire PT462 returned home:





    Visiting S-76:


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    Latest IWM Tweet:

    The AT-6 Texan & C-47 Skytrain will be on the move at #IWMDuxford on Tues 1 Sept, they'll be outside 10-11AM weather permitting #AAMmoves

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    Is it me or are the F-15 nozzles set differently to each other?
    It is only kinky the first time...

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    A-W,there`s no pressure in the nozzle system ,so they are free to hang..

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    Yes I'm a pedant but the BT fin code is presented too small.

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    Duxford Saturday 29th August:

    A typical Duxford day, sunshine in the morning and warbirds galore in the afternoon:






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    Quote Originally Posted by DCW View Post
    Duxford Friday 28th August:



    I know it's not fashionable these days, but how great to see a Spitfire in authentic 1980's markings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piston View Post
    I know it's not fashionable these days, but how great to see a Spitfire in authentic 1980's markings.
    Oh, you are awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piston View Post
    I know it's not fashionable these days, but how great to see a Spitfire in authentic 1980's markings.
    Actually that is the 'US authentic livery' of 1995.

    ...little better than the 'Charles Church corporate camouflage' of 1988.

    One day.

    Mark

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