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    B25 "Photo Fanny" heading to the UK

    As noted on the Planes of Fame instagram page. Their B25 "Photo Fanny" is on its way to the UK!

    Anyone know if its staying or just passing through?

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    Last edited by 8674planes; 18th May 2018, 21:04.
    " Radial engines don't drip oil, they mark their territory"

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    #2
    There’s certainly “a” B25 coming to the U.K. to stay!
    FB

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      #3
      Certainly an under represented type in the UK.
      Considering the amount of warbirds in the UK and the fact the Mitchell has the highest number of airworthy WWII bombers, I'm surprised there hasn't been a UK flyer for years.
      There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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        #4
        The POF B-25 going to the UK/Europe is most certainly for the filming for the new Catch-22 series (I know of another B-25 that the production company was originally interested in having fly over there, but the operator/organization ultimately decided against it due to the potential risk involved).
        Last edited by JohnTerrell; 19th May 2018, 01:19.

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          #5
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch-22_(miniseries)

          Interesting!

          I haven't seen the original film in a while, as it happens.
          Daren Cogdon

          Spitfire fanatic

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            #6
            Just seen one B-25 fly over Great Yeldham and (what looked like a 2nd) further away and 7-8 min later!

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              #7
              interesting, only Axis Nightmare showed up on FR24? Looking forward to some photos later, hopefully?

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                #8
                Both "Photo Fanny" and "Axis Nightmare" traveled over the Atlantic a couple months back to take part in the filming for the new "Catch-22" mini-series, in Sardinia, Italy, thus both would be traveling back together again.

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                  #9
                  Anymore info on their position? Cant find them on FR24

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                    #10
                    Arrived at Duxford about an hour ago

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                      #11
                      John, I don't think they flew over together. I was lucky enough to see Photo Fanny fly over when she was on her way to Italy. I was digging on the allotment in Hampshire and it caught me completely unexpected - I nearly fell over! She appeared to be alone.

                      Despite her altitude, the sound was magnificent and the sight of the aircraft shining in the sun was quite something. I thought it was a B-25 (a scarce sight in the UK) and, it was only through this Forum, FR24 and a bit of digging around on the web for info on the film, that I was able to confirm her identity.
                      Last edited by Mayhem Marshy; 9th July 2018, 16:52.

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                        #12
                        Any idea for how long they are staying at Duxford? Might go see them tomorrow if they are still there.

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                          #13
                          The 2 B.25s N898BW and N3675G resting at Duxford a short while ago after their flight today from Sardinia. Expected to depart early tomorrow.

                          N898BW and N3675G at DX by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                          N3675G arriving at DX by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                          N898BW arriving at DX by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

                          Duxman

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

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                            #14
                            Wow! that first picture reminds me of long gone days, in dad's Cortina, going past Blackbushe along the A30...

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                              #15
                              "Warbird News" posted this article a couple weeks ago of the warbirds that took part in the filming in Sardinia (note, for the filming, "Photo Fanny" was temporarily sporting a top turret, but has now gone back to its astrodome again): http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-new...-sardinia.html
                              Last edited by JohnTerrell; 9th July 2018, 17:41.

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                                #16
                                A shame they couldn't stay for legends....We could have seen three flying together.
                                Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                                  #17
                                  Typical get to Duxford for the first time in 4 years for Legends and i miss these two by a few days. It's the Canadian Lanc all over again!!

                                  Edit Would it be wrong to hope they both go tech for at least a week? Come on you gremlins!!
                                  Last edited by stangman; 9th July 2018, 18:37.
                                  "Everybody's doing it so why the hell should I ?" Black Sheep- Gin Wigmore

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                                    #18
                                    So tell me more about the B25 that's coming to the UK to stay? Haven't heard anything about this one!

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                                      #19
                                      Wonder why they wouldn't stay for Legends?
                                      If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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                                        #20
                                        Not booked, crew said they just want to get home after two months on set and arriving at DX today would mean another three nights food and accomodation to pay for before the show. I would imagine the film company funding has now ceased and the sooner they get home to their families the sooner the drain on profit made will cease. They will be departing tomorrow one at about 10-11am and the other about 14:00. They do look very good and it was a real throwback to when "Gorgeous George Anne" attended a DX show in 1978 and dripped oil everywhere...

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