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  • DH82EH
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2013
    • 528

    #21
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    " I read somewhere that when the UK pilot, sorry I forget his name, went to Canada to fly it post restoration he had to take a carburettor with him as the only one they had was unusable.

    Richard
    "
    You are confusing your Swordfish Richard.
    The borrowed carb was used for the Swordfish that flew from Shearwater Nova Scotia.I also remember a comment to the effect of "if they change the settings then don't bother coming back!"
    This machine was rebuilt and flown by Bob Spence from Muirkirk Ontario.

    Andy

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    • pogno
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Dec 2005
      • 1182

      #22
      Yes thanks Andy and Wyvern, it was obviously Mr Beattie and I had the wrong Swordfish.

      Richard
      "Where are you from?"
      "America" Somebody laughed politely.

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      • Oxcart
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Nov 2007
        • 2092

        #23
        There us a Battle on the way
        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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        • SADSACK
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2000
          • 3482

          #24
          Fantastic, details to those of us that wait!
          pb::

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          • trumper
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Aug 2003
            • 6727

            #25
            Originally posted by Oxcart View Post
            There us a Battle on the way
            OHHHH ,Do you have anymore info please

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            • Sopwith
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Mar 2009
              • 1515

              #26
              Is the Battle in this country Oxcart?, but wherever it is that is really good news. Look forward to hearing more please.

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              • scotavia
                scotavia
                • Nov 2005
                • 2823

                #27
                East Kirkby as a destination ? why not? space issues ? .........it does have folding wings...................

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                • Lee Howard
                  Roundel checker
                  • Jan 2004
                  • 735

                  #28
                  Engine issues aside, being one of the ex-Simmons aircraft that spent years outside it will be interesting to see if it has the same spar problems that affected W5856, LS326 and NF389 (the latter two having been kept indoors all their lives). If so, that's going to require some very expensive and specialised re-work.
                  The views I express are PURELY my own. Please respect that.

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                  • Oxcart
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Nov 2007
                    • 2092

                    #29
                    Originally posted by Sopwith View Post
                    Is the Battle in this country Oxcart?, but wherever it is that is really good news. Look forward to hearing more please.
                    Yeah! It's undergoing a long term rebuild by a forum member, but want him to add to this (if he wants to) sorry about my lack of further details!
                    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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                    • jeepman
                      infrequent poster now
                      • Apr 2004
                      • 1983

                      #30
                      The Battle isn't exactly fresh news. It was first mentioned on here nearly 13 years ago and has received honourable mentions in W&R for the last 4 or 5 editions. It may have been under the radar ever since the first mention but after 13 years perhaps its ready to break cover.....
                      JM

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                      • Fournier Boy
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Mar 2007
                        • 1044

                        #31
                        Sounds like the Bruntingthorpe Battle?

                        fB

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                        • TEXANTOMCAT
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Mar 2004
                          • 4670

                          #32
                          Not if its a fresh import it isnt
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                          • Sopwith
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Mar 2009
                            • 1515

                            #33
                            Thanks Oxcart, appreciated.

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                            • farnboroughrob
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Dec 2008
                              • 617

                              #34
                              A distant photo of a Swordfish fuselage in one of the White Waltham hangars has been posted on FB so we can assume it has arrived? Scheme of white under side and black(?) top, red spinner.

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                              • Human Factor
                                Professional Aviator
                                • Mar 2018
                                • 18

                                #35
                                I work in the hangar next door. It arrived yesterday and obviously needs reassembling. The engine is also to be rebuilt. They were still assessing how well it survived the shipping so no indication of timescales as yet.

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                                • ericmunk
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Apr 2009
                                  • 1735

                                  #36
                                  Originally posted by Human Factor View Post
                                  I work in the hangar next door. It arrived yesterday and obviously needs reassembling. The engine is also to be rebuilt. They were still assessing how well it survived the shipping so no indication of timescales as yet.
                                  Thats something different. Usually its a case of assessing how well the shipping survived the Swordfish

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                                  • R4118
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Aug 2015
                                    • 424

                                    #37
                                    Theres two images circulating on twitter too.....looks like a bit of work is needed

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                                    • Robert Whitton
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Jan 2005
                                      • 1341

                                      #38
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                                      Robert Whitton,
                                      Edinburgh, Scotland

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                                      • scotavia
                                        scotavia
                                        • Nov 2005
                                        • 2823

                                        #39
                                        What and where is the first one Robert?

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                                        • Robert Whitton
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Jan 2005
                                          • 1341

                                          #40
                                          Originally posted by scotavia View Post
                                          What and where is the first one Robert?
                                          Sorry, should have put captions. I first saw LS326 at Arbroath in about 1963.
                                          Top Row HS491 Malta, NF389 Lee on Solent 1971?, LS326 Culdrose 1971?
                                          Bottom Row, NF370 Duxford, W5856 Leuchars.
                                          Robert Whitton,
                                          Edinburgh, Scotland

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