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    It's a once-extinct type that will grace the skies again. Beautiful job As far as I'm concerned
    Give a man a fish and eat for a day. Give a man a fishing rod and he'll eat for a lifetime. Give a man religion and he'll die praying for a fish!

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      I saw something interesting on I think it was Arco's instagram or facebook about a Spitfire Mk II wing? Does anyone know more?
      I could be wrong of course and/or imagined it as I can no longer find the post!

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        Thursday 10th August

        It wasn't raining so I went to Duxford. It was quiet apart from the visitors who were still queuing out of the visitor centre at mid-day to get in. Catalina was out for an engine run and the two-seat Spitfire's were flying. PV202 with Classic Wings and NH341 was off to Sywell.













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          Originally posted by The Bump
          There are 2 gorgeous Mustangs you can fly in at Goodwood but I was itching to being able to fly one .
          I got that chance in Belgium 3 weeks ago in the beautiful 'Scat VII' based at Antwerp. If anyone has a dual P51 on their bucket list and can't be bothered with the hellish flight to Orlando DM me.
          Interesting......but, the dual-control P-51 I've got my eye on for that bucket list flight is the beautiful TP-51C 'Betty Jane' of the Collings Foundation, and when/if she re-joins their Bomber Tour again, I will try and combine a trip to see friends in California with their tour dates as they do a stop close to where my friends live. Have flown in their B-25 and B-17 on a previous trip over about 10 years ago, so........am keeping fingers crossed Betty Jane will re-join the tour again (their TF-51D is currently flying on the tour instead)
          I was with it all the way until letting the brakes off..........

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            Warhawk69
            The difference is that the Spitfires and Mosquito's were built from airframes etc, that had a known identity, the repro DH 9, is not. The main part of the aircraft that this machine is supposed to represent, was used in the construction of the airframe that is still in India.

            Tangmere
            Yes a few original parts from various sources, were used in the building of the airworthy airframe " I believe I mentioned that", including an olitank that was found in Afghanistan.

            The person in India who supplied me with the info, was involved in the rebuild of the airframe that is in India, so I would think he would have more knowledge about the identity of the parts that were used in it's rebuild, and the identity of the parts that were not.

            Oxcart
            The DH 9 was not an extinct type, there are examples in India, France, South Africa and Australia, as well as the one owned by the IWM.

            Bob T.
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              I thought this thread was 'Duxford Diary 2017' not a discussion on the provenance of certain airframes, take it to a separate thread please it's just getting boring.
              LAHarveIs this the real life, or is this just fantasy ?

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                Sopwith.7f1

                I can only tell you what I bought, packed and then unpacked from India. And your list is not accurate, I'm afraid. I'd add that your contact in India was not present at any of these stages and is thus not in any position to be reliably informed.

                In fact, some of the objects you say were included in the package brought back from India - weren't! And we are quite satisfied, 100% in fact, as to the identity of the two aircraft that were reconstructed; the static at the IWM and the flying example, also currently at Duxford.

                I am not clear what your point is, really, and see no merit in going over old ground. I hope that what I have offered is helpful?

                If you have further queries, then I'd suggest you raise those with the owner of the aircraft. I was merely an agent engaged in the recovery of the airframes to the UK.
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                  LAHAVRE

                  I'd agree. I'm merely responding to issues and questions raised.

                  If it makes you feel any better, I'm not intending to add any further to the debate!
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                    Duxford Friday 11th August:

                    An aeroplane that strongly resembled Hurricane P2902 was out for two sorties today:

                    20,000 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dwhitworth/

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                      2 further pictures of Hurricane P2902 that was active at Duxford today before departing to Sywell.

                      G-ROBT / P2902 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                      G-ROBT / P2902 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                      Duxman

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

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                        An aeroplane that strongly resembled Hurricane P2902 was out for two sorties today:

                        Now that's funny right there. I applaud your sense of humor DCW.

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                          Just found this old photo taken at Dx of my favourite schoolboy warbird. John Allison was the pilot!



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                            Is that Lynsee(?) Waltons F4U

                            Roger

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                              Yep his ex French navy F4U-7 Corsair!



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                                Wow, I loved that Aeronavale Corsair!

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                                  Duxford Saturday 12th August:

                                  Texan G-TDJN was among the visitors today:





                                  HAC's Spitfire and Hurricane were involved in a photo workshop:



                                  More visitors:









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                                    BJ is a joy to fly!
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                                      So whats in the new hangar now that PA474 has departed?
                                      pb::

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                                        Sad sack,
                                        Judging by ARCo's in lstagram stories it's mainly used for extra space for servicing the many Spitfires and P51s that ARCo get trusted with! It's probably used abit for storage now too

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                                          Duxford - Sunday 13th August

                                          Outside for the first time at Duxford on a glorious summer afternoon was the wonderful DH9 of HAC

                                          G-CDLI by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                          G-CDLI by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                          and along with the rest of the HAC aircraft at Duxford

                                          G-CDLI by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                          Duxman

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