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    Is that a P47 nose I see in the Hangar at Sywell?


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    Sorry, first thing I saw was the Buchon!

    But yes, that's definitely a Thunderbolt.
    Daren Cogdon

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    That image taken at Sywell was posted on FB by Steven Coe. It would be good to credit the chap!
    "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."(Mary Baker Eddy)

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    That is one big aeroplane!
    LAHarveIs this the real life, or is this just fantasy ?

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    My apologies - seems the text I intended to do so failed to materialise! So to set the record straight I did obtain the image from the FB post of Mr Coe. I will now throw myself on my dagger and retreat from public office suitably shamed by the ever vigilant Internet Police

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    I can see a bit I fitted to it in those images. Big plane, big impression. Not as nice as SNAFU though...

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    Scared the Buchon so bad it shed its cowling and gave up..
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    Do they sell Ford F series in the UK now?
    If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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    That Buchon looks well on the way to flight!...the P47 is nice too.
    I never realised the size of them before!

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    Watch the film Fighter Squadron - gives you a great idea as to how big they are, and also how capable they were when flown in service.
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