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    Quote Originally Posted by DCW View Post
    Or how about a Spitfire / 109 dogfight for only £12,240.00. Hangar tour included!
    £12,240.00 I would want the 109 to fire real cannon shells at me for that price, and when I bail out and parachute into a field I would expect a farm worker to mistake me for a German and threaten me with the painful end of his pitchfork! Or maybe I would just settle for a photo signed by both pilots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farnboroughrob View Post
    Only if...
    a. I win the lottery
    b. I can make dak,adak,adak,adak noises at the 109
    c.they can take me from 'spring chicken to ****ehawk in one easy lesson'!.....
    You can teach monkeys to fly better than that!
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    Duxford Wednesday 1st March:

    Victor XH648 is now looking rather different with the chin radome removed:




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    Second photo looks like a Basking shark.

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    Duxford Thursday March 2nd.

    Nice to see DH Devon G-DHDV / VP951 return to Duxford today.

    VP981 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-DHDV by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Also active was Harvard 'Wacky Rabbit'

    G-BJSTc by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    ..whilst passing thru was a Chinook

    Chinook by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    ch1 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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    Miss Velma was also out briefly while we extracted 'Wacky Wabbit' from the corner of Hangar 3 for her first outing since returning from her annual at Clacton. A fifteen minute check ride followed by a couple of aerobatic sorties.

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    Nice shiny tyres on WW, love the Harvard.
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    Who's nicked 648's scanner then!

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    I would think at the time she went into DX it would maybe of still been on the secret list?
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    Metal thieves, they took the German radar at the same time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roobarb View Post
    Metal thieves, they took the German radar at the same time...
    Does her radar differ from the K2? perhaps the RAF needed it.

    She seems to be in good shape inside, considering how long she has been outdoors
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    The radar scanner from the nose bay in Victors was often (but not always) removed by the RAF prior to an aircraft passing into civilian hands (for servicing or whatever). On asking why the sets were missing from aircraft at Radlett, I was told the equipment was considered 'secret'. I suppose another possibility is that the RAF did not have enough sets for all the aircraft so had to keep swapping them around for operational reasons. It always struck me as a rather small scanner for the size of the bay.
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    I think that Chinook could use a couple more antennas hung on it.....
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    Duxford Monday 6th March

    Spitfire TR9 SM520/ G-ILDA was noted up on air test today.

    G-ILDA / SM520 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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    From Monday 6 March through to Friday 10th March work will be carried out on the roof of Land Warfare. To enable this work to be carried out the building will not open for public viewing until 11:30 each day.

    The Museum will be open as usual from 10am - 4pm
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    Quote Originally Posted by HP111 View Post
    The radar scanner from the nose bay in Victors was often (but not always) removed by the RAF prior to an aircraft passing into civilian hands (for servicing or whatever). On asking why the sets were missing from aircraft at Radlett, I was told the equipment was considered 'secret'. I suppose another possibility is that the RAF did not have enough sets for all the aircraft so had to keep swapping them around for operational reasons. It always struck me as a rather small scanner for the size of the bay.
    I wish more museums would open up panels and hatches. It gives a fascinating concept of what the aircraft was for, besides its a waste having a restored engine or scanner hidden away.
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    Double take at DX this afternoon

    NH341 / G-CICK by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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    NH341 should fly this weekend, if the Facebook post I saw is right. Fingers crossed!
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    Plenty of aircraft moving about at Duxford today. Below pictures of a few of those starting with a couple more pictures of Spitfire T9 NH341 getting close to its first flight after restoration by the team at HFL/ARCo.

    NH341c by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-CICK by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    P.40C G-CIIO by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    a2 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-SPIT by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    a4 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-LFIX by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-BIXL by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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    Tuesday, 07Mar17

    My take on the days movements. In the order taken.

























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    wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing
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    For those lucky enough to be near Duxford NH341 is due to fly for the first time on the 11th of march! John Romain will perform the air test!

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    Duxford Thursday

    Another wonderful day at Duxford with plenty of sunshine and Spitfires seemingly everywhere. A few pictures to show the action. No apologies for posting more than just one picture of SM845 !!!

    SM845 / G-BUOS by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    SM845 / G-BUOS by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    SM845 / G-BUOS by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    SM845 / G-BUOS by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    TD314 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    G-CICK / NH341 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    NH341 and SM520 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

    Duxman

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    Nice shots of SM845! No need for apologies indeed.
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    And some more from today.

























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    Marvellous.... thanks gentlemen.

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    Awesome-sauce.

    Thanks, chaps! Can't wait to see the photos of NH341 in the air!
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    TD314 seems to be missing a few bits,, whats up with that?

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    It's been Hush-kitted!

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    Good to see ML407 back in the air...
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