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HALCYONMAN
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  • HALCYONMAN
    replied to Scrapping of Short Sperrin
    What paint scheme/finish is the Hatfield example?, there's very little of the Sperrin on film but this Pathe short gives a good angle of it with a close up of one of the engines, finish is a two tone affair which I guess was dropped or stripped off later? see https://www.britishpathe.com/video/wor...
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  • HALCYONMAN
    replied to Scrapping of Short Sperrin
    Thank you all for the comments received so far, for someone who is not as expert aviation educated or involved as some members I am surprised I started this highly interesting thread!
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  • HALCYONMAN
    replied to High Flight (1957)
    Plenty of good stuff on that channel especially the British B/W films of the 1950s and 60s have noted lots of Vikings, Viscounts and Bristol Freighters to name just a few making appearances even in regular Scotland Yard, Gideons Way and Edgar Wallace episodes....saw the Iron Maiden 1960s colour a few...
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  • HALCYONMAN
    started a topic Scrapping of Short Sperrin

    Scrapping of Short Sperrin

    Excellent [but silent] Pathe film of Trident first flight at Hatfield in January 1962 shows what appears to be intact Short Sperrin in back ground @ 5.44.
    From other info available it says that the Sperrin's were or had been scrapped in the late 1950s with one source quoting 1958?. As this is...
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