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    #81
    I was at Cambridge then and my Dad's ex-navigator was stationed at Duxford, so I got to go there and see some the dogfights being filmed.

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      #82
      Spitfiresrule

      It must be soon as the IWM website states that early bird tickets will be available online this month.

      Steve.

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        #83
        Duxford Sunday 14th January:

        Classic Wings' new Harvard was out for an engine run this afternoon. The dull light doesn't do justice to such a colourful machine, hopefully we'll get plenty of sunny shots later this year when she'll be busy with rides. For details and some proper pictures, see:

        http://www.classic-wings.co.uk/warbi...rvard-flights/

        Many thanks to DF and Classic Wings for their help.









        I seem to have overlooked the Victor for a while, so here are a few pictures of progress on Duxford's most ambitious restoration (so far).
        The number of parts removed and awaiting conservation still hugely outnumber completed pieces, but there is an encouraging corner where finished parts are wrapped and ready for re-attachment.







        Ailerons, leading edge and flap sections:



        The Ohka conservation is also moving along, the rear fuselage is re-attached and the wooden tail section is nearly finished:

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

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          #84
          Also noticed today was visiting Cessna 170 G-EEVY.

          G-EEVY by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

          Duxman

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

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            #85
            Thank you for the Ohka conservation picture. I would appreciate a shot of the wings please.

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              #86
              Some nice pics there.......... "dull weather"? Bring it on ! Here in Sydney it has thusfar hit 47.3 C this year and is heading for a possible 44/45C this Friday. Looking fwd to all the posts this year.

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                #87
                Nice to see the Harvard back again. We painted it in those colours at ARC when it was sold by Silver Victory to Ed Russell a long time ago now. Looks like Billy Kelly's paint job has stood the test of time.

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                  #88
                  On the Harvard (hopefullly being given a chance to RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRASP!), what's that pipe apparently running right through the exhaust pipe?

                  Adrian
                  "Snow clearing equipment has been found under snowdrift" - message sent from RNAS Hatston, Orkney, 1944.

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                    #89
                    Heats up water for the tea/coffee dispenser in the rear cockpit.

                    Brian
                    The Future Of Photography Is Mirrorless

                    DUXFORDfotoGALLERY
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                      #90
                      It's the intensifier tube and provides cockpit heating by passing through the centre of the exhaust pipe and then into the cabin. Uncontaminated ram air is ingested and heated as it passes through, simple but effective. It is tested yearly to ensure it is not pierced in any way, same principal as on a Chipmunk with heating modification.

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                        #91
                        P-51D 'Ferocious Frankie' has been sold in Turkey, and ( if my translation is correct ) should be departing to Sivrihisar shortly.The new owner is MSO. Air & Space Museum, Sivrihisar, Eskisehir, Turkey.
                        See:

                        https://www.facebook.com/Ali-Ismet-%...5172225237667/

                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_%C...3%96zt%C3%BCrk
                        Last edited by DCW; 15th January 2018, 08:46.
                        20,000 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dwhitworth/

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                          #92
                          Will that be Turkeys first warbirds?
                          LAHarveIs this the real life, or is this just fantasy ?

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                            #93
                            Ali İsmet ztrk flew his purple biplane at the Biggin Hill International Air Fair in the mid-00s.
                            UK Airshow Review

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                              #94
                              Duxford Tuesday 16th January:

                              Frankie had a quick pre-departure airtest late this afternoon, three Spitfires were flying, and Sea Fury WG655 was rattling windows for miles around.
                              Valhalla formation (four Lynx) turned up a few minutes early, I hope somebody got pictures.



                              TFC's other two R2800 powered naval fighters:





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

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                                #95
                                Was pleasing to see ‘Frankie’ for one more time as she came over Fowlmere this afternoon. I remember seeing it for the first time at Duxford in the very early eighties as Candyman Moose - together with the Bearcat and TFC’s first Wildcat. They were exciting times!



                                Rob
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                                  #96
                                  Love that B & W!

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                                    #97
                                    A few pictures of the Lynx formation flypast today below.

                                    VAL-HALLA Lynx flight by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                    VAL-HALLA Lynx flight by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                    and a rather poor picture of the special scheme one

                                    VAL-HALLA Lynx flight ZG917 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                    Duxman

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

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                                      #98
                                      January 16th

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

























                                      Sony Alpha A6000 CSC & Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 Di-III VC.

                                      Brian
                                      The Future Of Photography Is Mirrorless

                                      DUXFORDfotoGALLERY
                                      DfG on Facebook

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                                        #99
                                        Grand stuff!
                                        Daren Cogdon

                                        Spitfire fanatic

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                                          After the storm, SM520 was aloft today...


                                          And a Chinook made a low pass to wake everyone up...
                                          Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

                                          行雲流水

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