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Thread: "Shout At The Devil" Gunbus Replicas.

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    "Shout At The Devil" Gunbus Replicas.

    I found out recently that two airworthy replicas were constructed for this film by a company at White Waltham. They were test flown by Neil Williams and then went out to South Africa for the filming. One was accidentally crashed during the beach crash scene. I am wondering what was the fate of the other?

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    Didn't I read somewhere that at least one was converted from a D.H. 2 replica?

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    That was the film "Gunbus". Matt Boddington now has the non flyable replica.

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    The Gunbus was never owned by Matt it was owned by Sywell aerodrome. I know cos I arranged the purchase. Graham Adlam bought it a few years ago IIRC I don't know where it is now

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    Matt posted some photos of it at Sywell recently which is why I presumed some ownership connection.

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    Flight International, 27th March 1975 has a photo of one of the pair aloft at White Waltham and states that both aircraft were powered by 1600cc Ford Cortina engines. Various photos on the www suggest that the nacelles were welded steel tube structures. Does anyone know more?

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    I am sure I saw one fly at a Lee on Solent air day in the seventies.

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    Blimey, Cortina engines? So that's Cortina, VW Beetle and Jaguar that I'm aware of.

    Apologies for the thread creep but were there any other European car engines utilised in aeroplanes?



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    Well I did see on a radio controlled model site, a comment to the effect that after filming the pieces of one of the replicas (presumably the crashed one) were stored at Cranfield. A complete example with SA reg applied was also said to have been displayed outside a cinema in SA showing the film.

    Steve

    From the BAPC Blog


    BAPC.123 "P641" - Vickers FB.5 Gunbus FSM - (1186/2) - Cranfield - built for film "Shout at the Devil", small components only remaining
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    Rover V8s were used on a Chippy as a serious proposal in the 1970s. I don't know what ever came of the idea.

    Steve
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    I don't think the film "Gunbus" (starring Nicholas Lyndhurst) was ever released, but I was lucky enough to fly in the Russavia DH-2 replica G-BFVH when we got it back in "Gunbus" mode! I believe the aeroplane (as a DH-2) is still active from Wickenby.
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    Anybody interested in the film "Gunbus" can look up the dire story of its history under the title "Sky Bandits" on the IMDB

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    Ta NEEMA!
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