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  • Rivet Joint
    Rank 3 Registered User

    Duxford Saturday 10 November 2018.

    In Hangar 2, TFC's Spitfire Vb carries a wreath of Poppies in preparation for tomorrow's Armistice commemorations. The Hawk 75 and Curtiss P-40C were due to perform practice displays, but both unfortunately developed problems. Spitfire PV202/G-CCCA flew a number of end of season rides. Grob Prefect ZM309 which has been unserviceable in Hangar 3 was brought out for a few hours.

    Spitfire Vb EP120/G-LFVB
    IMG_2470 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

    IMG_2473 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

    Curtiss Hawk 75A 82/G-CCVH
    IMG_5336 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

    Curtiss P-40C '160-10AB'/41-13357/G-CIIO
    IMG_5339 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr

    Spitfire Tr.IX PV202/G-CCCA
    IMG_5346 by Fred Taylor, on Flickr


    Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/85383837@N04/
    Last edited by Rivet Joint; 10th November 2018, 23:47.

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    • SADSACK
      Rank 5 Registered User

      I wonder when a DH9 last flew?
      pb::

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      • civil aero
        Rank 5 Registered User

        What the weather looking like for Tuesday at Duxford.....Get your hat Dodge....

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        • DCW
          DCW
          David Whitworth

          Duxford Monday 12th November:

          Today saw the very welcome sight of Hurricane R4118 returning to the skies, with an hour's testflight.



          Also airborne for a small scale flying display were TFC's Wildcat and Spitfire V.







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

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          • Duxman
            Rank 5 Registered User

            A few further pictures of R4118 from today at Duxford.

            R4118/G-HUPW first flight for over 12 months by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

            R4118/G-HUPW first flight for over 12 months by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

            R4118/G-HUPW first flight for over 12 months by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

            Duxman

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

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            • Duxman
              Rank 5 Registered User

              .. and yet a few more from Duxford today--

              G-BJST by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

              EP120 & G-RUMW by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

              G-RUMW by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

              EP120 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

              G-RUMW by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

              Duxman

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

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              • KurtB
                Rank 3 Registered User

                The Wildcat/Martlet looks superb. I like the coordinated turn in the landing image, you can see a bit of rudder and aileron on.

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                • J Boyle
                  With malice towards none

                  Suburb rear quarter shot if the Hurricane at take-oftake-offf, a seldom seen view.

                  The low (early morning?) light really makes the photo. Well done.
                  There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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                  • DCW
                    DCW
                    David Whitworth

                    Duxford Friday 16th November:

                    No flying today due to mist and low cloud, but a couple of veterans were out for some exercise.

                    Hurricane R4118 was on the move, and the DH.9 taxied for the benefit of a film crew:











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

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                    • jeepman
                      infrequent poster now

                      Perhaps it is just me but from some angles the DH9 looks like a Gypsy or Tiger Moth on steroids
                      JM

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                      • John Aeroclub
                        Rank 5 Registered User

                        The truth is that the later types were basically scaled down from developments of the DH 4 and 9, via the DH 51. The structures, curves, wing sections and radii all followed the same thinking. Due to the Air Ministry's specifications the ghost of the DH.9 lived on through the Westland Walrus, Wapiti and the Wallace and a few 'might have beens'.

                        John

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                        • Moggy C
                          Moderator




                          Said film crew were from a television programme and, as mentioned above, Dodge Bailey was definitely not for a first flight with a cloudbase below 1,000ft and viz of 3,5k or less




                          dH9 by Moggy C, on Flickr

                          dH9 by Moggy C, on Flickr

                          Moggy
                          Last edited by Moggy C; 23rd November 2018, 12:04.
                          "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                          • Duxman
                            Rank 5 Registered User

                            Saturday 17th November. Noted in action yesterday at Duxford were based Spitfire PRXI PL983 plus visiting Spitfire TE184 and Harvard G-CIUW/FE511. A few pictures below.

                            PL983/G-PRXI by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                            PL983/G-PRXI by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                            G-MXVI /TE184 from/to Biggin Hill by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                            G-MXVI / TE184 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                            TE184 / G-MXVI from/to Biggin Hill by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                            G-CIUW/FE511 by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                            Duxman

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

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                            • R4118
                              Rank 5 Registered User

                              I wonder who Dan Snow tapped up for all his info about the DH.9 so he can make out he knew it all along! #notafan

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                              • Moggy C
                                Moderator

                                I think Guy knows a tiny bit about them, but the interview was mostly to do with the locating and recovery of the airframes originally.


                                Moggy
                                Last edited by Moggy C; 23rd November 2018, 12:04.
                                "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                                • ChrisD
                                  Rank 5 Registered User

                                  Unlike a certain Mr Vine Moggy! I still remember his classic of asking a veteran if he had to use the ejector seat to get out of a Hurricane!

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                                  • Agent K
                                    Rank 5 Registered User

                                    I wonder how many DH.9 experts would also have the skill set to be able to present on major national network TV and to that audience?

                                    Having listened to a lot of his History Hit Podcasts and seen/heard him in various media, he's passionate about history, he's a good presenter, he's able to present to and engage with more than your 0.0000001% "experts/enthusiasts" which really is his role and one he does well. He can't be an expert on everything!

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                                    • Seafuryfan
                                      Rank 5 Registered User

                                      Dan Snow while presenting his recent Shell Shock documentary: ate a large portion of humble pie on camera with regards to his enthusiasm for military history, versus the horror and enduring effect off what we now as PTSD. Respect to the man.

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                                      • Oxcart
                                        Rank 5 Registered User

                                        I cant forgive DS for his claim in a history programme that Martin Baker invented the ejection seat
                                        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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                                        • Duxman
                                          Rank 5 Registered User

                                          DX Monday 26th November. Its the 'quiet season' now at Duxford but this morning saw the early arrival of the P.47 G-THUN back from Sywell whilst Fury G-CBEL headed the other way at mid-day.

                                          G-CBEL by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                          G-CBEL by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                                          Duxman

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

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