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    #81
    Latin American Aviation

    Bristol Folks:

    Good day!!

    We are seeking info/data pictures that may be available in the archives of the "Aircraft Disposal Company" concernig the sales of Bristol F2B to Mexico & Honduras c. 1920s.

    The Honduras F2B is a poss S/N 17 bought at the "Aircraft Disposal Co" branch in New York circa 1920. Invoices, bill of sale, instruction manuals data will be welcome.

    Do someone has pics of this factory in England?? How was the Bristol built & crated for exportation?? plz visit us at ---> http://www.catrachowings.com

    One of them is included. Bristol F2B poss S/N 17 with a Hispano-Suiza 300 Hp engine. Honduras c. 1921. Tks

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      #82
      quote: Do someone has pics of this factory in England??

      ... no pic but a short mention
      'With the opening of the new road, however, Purley Way became the principal industrial district of Croydon. The site of the National Aircraft Factory, which immediately after the First World War became the Aircraft Disposal Company, was later developed as a factory estate, occupied by firms such as Redwing Aircraft Ltd, Bourjois Ltd (perfumes) and British NSF Ltd (electrical components).'
      http://www.croydononline.org/history.../purleyway.asp

      .. and a book title:
      The great war-plane sell-off : the story of Croydon's Aircraft Disposal Company and its aeroplanes 1920-1931
      by Arthur W. J. G. Ord-Hume
      ISBN 1904514189

      Aircraft Disposal Company (Airdisco) ADC

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        #83
        Latin American Aviation

        Goodyear FG-1D Buno 92623 somewhere in U.S c. 1950s. This particular aircraft was later exported from NAS Litchfield PK , c. 1957 to El Salvador and it later became poss FAS 214. Spent its final days in the boneyard at Ilopango c. 1970s. Photo Pensacola Naval Museum Archives.

        Last edited by fah619; 6th October 2013, 19:55. Reason: chg data

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          #84
          Originally posted by fah619 View Post
          Goodyear FG-1D Buno 92623 somewhere in Korea c. 1950s. This particular aircraft was later exported from NAS Litchfield PK , c. 1957 to El Salvador and it later became poss FAS 214. Spent its final days in the boneyard at Ilopango c. 1970s. Photo Pensacola Naval Museum Archives.


          I thought only F4U-4's, F4U-5's, and AU-1's were the only models used during the Korean War???
          F-35 Lightning II

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            #85
            FAS 214

            Scooter:

            You may be correct. The pic prob had the wrong place. It looks like an old US Navy hangar steside. Tks

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              #86
              Definitely correct, only F4U-4, -5 and -6 (AU-1) variants were used in Korea.

              Also, though I'm not sure *this* is correct, Joe Baugher's serial numbers site says FAS-214 was 92642.
              http://users.rcn.com/jeremy.k/serialSearch.html

              Joe

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                #87
                I wonder how many countries operated Corsairs Post-WWII??
                F-35 Lightning II

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                  #88
                  Originally posted by Scooter View Post
                  I wonder how many countries operated Corsairs Post-WWII??
                  Not too many:
                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F4U_Corsair
                  Aviation Art & Photography
                  www.AviationArt.aero

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                    #89
                    The newly restored DC-3, HR-ATH in action

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fag6Y2nrXrE

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                      #90
                      Originally posted by fah619 View Post
                      Pictured below is one of the X Moroccan AF T-28 Fennec samples confiscated at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida believed to be bound for Nicaragua also. Photo DPH via C/w.com



                      p.s Reg ------>HR-228A
                      Hm... most likely for the Dominican Republic, depends what was the date of this picture. In 1980 several T-28D were noted at Ft.Lauderdale destinied for the Fuerza Area Dominicana, but never delivered!

                      Salu2

                      TigerII

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                        #91
                        Latin American Aircraft

                        F-86Ks Folks:

                        Do any of you world travellers has any info, data or pictures on a couple of F-86Ks used for fire training at the main airport in the island of Curacao, S. America c. 1970s?? Tks.

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                          #92
                          The 4 F-86K's came from Germany and were probably going to Venezuela some time in the 60's. But they were unloaded at Willemstad harbour and left behind for some reason.
                          In the 80's they were burned by the airport firebrigade.

                          The planes had an USAF colour scheme.

                          Serials:
                          55-4866/fu866, 55-4901/fu901, 55-4910/fu910, 55-4913/fu913
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                            #93
                            Ecuador Meteor FR.9

                            Am trying to locate a good printable photos(s) of the Meteor FR.9 in Equador service. Please can anyone help,

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                              #94
                              Curacao F-86Ks

                              Stony:

                              Good day!!

                              Where does the info on the F-86ks USAF scheme comes from?? Were they shipped to Venezuela the same way??
                              Last edited by fah619; 15th November 2009, 05:04.

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                                #95
                                Originally posted by fah619 View Post
                                Stone:



                                Where does the info on the F-86ks USAF scheme comes from?? Were they shipped to Venezuela the same way??


                                I got the info from a book called "West German Military recks and Relics since 1956" It was published in 1990 and compiled by G.A. Hilteman. There is also a picture of one of the Sabres in the book, but I don't have a scanner so can't post it.

                                I know that Venezuela took delivery of several Sabres from Germany.
                                Venezuela on their turn suplied some of these to other South american countries.


                                Some sources state that 2 of them are still surviving in Venezuela. The 55-4866 and the 55-4913, but in my book there is a photo of 55-4866 derelict at Hato Airport!!

                                The Sabres on Curacou ,to my knowledge,were brand new and never used!!
                                The Luftwaffe only formed one unit with F-86K's so of the 88 delivered only a few were used, the rest were used for spares or were sold on.

                                See also http://www.milaviation.com/artikelload.php?ID=43
                                Last edited by Stony; 14th November 2009, 08:57. Reason: new info
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                                  #96
                                  Curacao F-86Ks

                                  Stony:

                                  Good day!!

                                  What an excellent way to end-up our Saturday!! All that we heard were some rumors about the F-86Ks fuselages in the island of Curacao but the pics were hard to come by. The magic of the www... Tks a million!

                                  p.s Plz indicate if you see any FU XXX numbers in your picture. Partial or whole fuselage shown? upside dwn/right side up?? Any other details welcome. We are looking for the mentioned book already.

                                  We invite to join us for more details and pictures of the F-86Ks that reached Honduras soil c. 1970s.

                                  http://www.catrachowings.com/foro/vi...?p=23516#23516

                                  All for now!!

                                  Buen Vuelo!!

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                                    #97
                                    The picture I have is the same one as the one in the link I previous posted.
                                    It's the one with the Sabre on top of the carwrecks. It's the FU-866
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                                      #98
                                      F-86Ks in the island of Curacao S. America

                                      Stony:

                                      Good day!

                                      Rg. Tks!

                                      Any chance to get in contact with any of the RNAF folks stationed at Curacao, Aruba Sq 336 flying F-27s in Marine patrol c. 1981-1982 ?
                                      Last edited by fah619; 14th December 2009, 01:42.

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                                        #99
                                        Sorry can't help you with crews of the F-27's or other patrol(P-2/P-3) aircrews
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                                          Stony:

                                          Good day!

                                          These "abandoned" F-86Ks across the pond are becoming interesting by the day!

                                          The F-86K book by D. Curtiss mentions F-86K 55-4866 as one of the first F-86Ks to arrive in Oberpfaffenhefen, W. Germany on 22 July 1957. It also mentions that most of the bare metal samples went immediately into storage at the same base.

                                          We would like to see if possible fm other members photos/data of any Luftwaffe F-86Ks in bare metal schemes c. 1957-1967, particularly our Curacau sample FU-866 or any others in storage at Oberpflaffenhefen.

                                          In the photo below a center fuselage & tail section of FU-866 at Curacao c. 1981. Photo G. Hilltermann via Stony.

                                          Last edited by fah619; 14th December 2009, 02:15. Reason: picture cr.

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