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    Iceland Post WW2

    I have 31 "Box Brownie" b&w pics which I have scanned
    They were taken in Iceland post WW2 by a serving RAF person, now recently deceased
    I have been asked to help identify the aircraft (not TOO difficult) and also if any of the aircraft are rare or unusual
    I'll leave it up to you, people - I haven't even looked for the not so obvious serials !
    I'll try to post them 6 at a time, so be patient
    Last edited by old eagle; 13th December 2006, 19:38.

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    Numbers 7 to 12
    Last edited by old eagle; 13th December 2006, 19:38.

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      #3
      Numbers 13 to 18
      Last edited by old eagle; 13th December 2006, 19:38.

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        #4
        Numbers 19 to 24
        Last edited by old eagle; 13th December 2006, 19:37.

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          #5
          Numbers 25 to 30
          Last edited by old eagle; 13th December 2006, 19:37.

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            #6
            ....and finally number 31....post 150 !

            I should add that the pictures were handed down to a friend of mine. He is quite happy for anyone to have copies for "personal use" but more than that please contact me

            I scanned them at 600 dpi, I don't think there is much more detail to be had

            Enjoy !
            Last edited by old eagle; 13th December 2006, 19:37.

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              #7
              One of the more interesting posts on here for many a long day. Thanks for posting.

              mick

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                #8
                Interesting - the 4 engine flying boat (Coronado?) in the later shots has 4 bladed props in the inners but only 3 bladers on the outers. They seem to be similar diameters, so are the inner engines more powerful? Or failing that - what's the reason ?

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                  #9
                  I was fascinated by the B.17, Halifax & Warwick photo's...... & then you totally amazed me with those Coronado shots on & around the ramp.

                  Superb stuff, thanks for sharing 'em.

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                    #10
                    Great photos.

                    There is one record holding aircraft in there, LB-30A AL578 "Marco Polo" flew the first none stop flight from (if you go with the RAF Northolt history) Washington to London or the other way round according to Royal Insight. It took 19hr 46min.
                    Peak District Air Accident Research

                    www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk

                    Aircraft Wrecks: The Walker's Guide

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                      #11
                      I am sure there are a few 'type' specialists who will be tingling with delight at the sight of these splendid personal photos.

                      Thank you for sharing them with us.

                      Mark.
                      "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney"

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                        #12
                        Sorry to add yet another 'great pictures' post but I really couldn't let this contribution go without comment.

                        I particularly like the Warwick shots with the airborne lifeboat underslung.

                        Moggy
                        "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                          #13
                          Great pics,thanks
                          To put a date on them the Fortress II & Warwick ASR 1 are both 251 Sqn. based at Reykjavik from April '45 to disbandment Oct.'45 & 251 only received Warwicks in Sep.'45
                          The other Warwick coded 'RL' is 38 Sqn. based Italy/Malta around that time.
                          Wide open & turning left

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by DH106
                            Interesting - the 4 engine flying boat (Coronado?) in the later shots has 4 bladed props in the inners but only 3 bladers on the outers. They seem to be similar diameters, so are the inner engines more powerful? Or failing that - what's the reason ?
                            Some info here

                            http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question...s/q0039a.shtml

                            Moggy
                            "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                              #15
                              Glad you found my post elsewhere useful Moggy

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                                #16
                                Thanks people for the comments and info

                                Any more ? ? ?

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                                  #17
                                  Thanks for posting these!

                                  The Lancaster is probably a Canadian Mk. X on it's way home.

                                  I've seen that paint loss around the nose on other late production Canadian Lancasters.
                                  Who's the bloke in your avatar?

                                  http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CtJ93VyKHpc

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by macky42
                                    Glad you found my post elsewhere useful Moggy
                                    Invaluable as you see. But sorry for stealing your thunder here.

                                    Moggy
                                    "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                                      #19
                                      Nomad or PBY ????

                                      Nomad or PBY ????

                                      Look at the turret..with the start below it & the bomb aimer window size and shape.

                                      Is it just me ?



                                      Last edited by Michel Lemieux; 13th June 2006, 17:46.

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                                        #20
                                        OE--

                                        Fantastic stuff, many thanx for putting these up for us to enjoy.

                                        Of all the singular stuff in here, maybe the thing that intrigues me the most is what appears to be a standard BCATP Canadian-built Tiger Moth. How, and why, would THAT have gone to Iceland??

                                        Halis...RAF Fort...Coronado...LB-30...geez, I would've got the shakes looking through a collection like that.

                                        Cheers

                                        S.

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