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Aug 24, 2003, 06:54 AM
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and an easy one


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Aug 24, 2003, 06:54 AM
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This will test you all, perhaps
Just to up the ante

They raised the Titanic?

Vince

(Sorry
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Aug 24, 2003, 06:57 AM
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They raised the Titanic?

Vince

(Sorry
Basically

This aircraft has been recovered form all over. Used to strafe beaches rather than high altitude bombing.


Oh and for this one who can name the lady?
Aug 24, 2003, 07:12 AM
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The easy one, is it the Boomerang?
I have to admit this thread has reminded me that I know little about Australian aircraft. Never seen one with a spinner.

Oh and Rich, despite my backlog of kits, the 50" Whitley sounds great.
Any more info?
Aug 24, 2003, 07:47 AM
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A shot (or two) in the dark

Lady Mountbatten. Although I doubt she would appear in unpressed clothes.

Margaret Bourke White. (American photographer for Life magazine)
Aug 24, 2003, 07:52 AM
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Mz Bourke-White
Aug 24, 2003, 08:02 AM
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Or;


Mrs Menzies
Mrs Fadden
Mrs Curtin
Aug 24, 2003, 10:32 AM
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OK Merlins in sleeker cowls and different fins.
Why was the front turret removed, if it wasn't used for towing?

Rich
P.S what is your avator-looks like a Halifax or Lincoln in prototype colour scheme-but something not right about the nose
P.P.S What happened to the Halifax you were building a year or so ago?
Re photo : It's the combination of nose + engines + fins that's unusual. By the time the square fins got onto the Halifax, the early ones with the 'Tollerton' nose and Merlins generally weren't updated as they were too old by then. I only know of one other Halibag in this condition.

Yep, my avatar is one of the prototype Lincolns. PW 825 I think. The only thing unusual about it is the 'jolly' yellow undersurfaces. I lived on a Lincoln base in the early '60's, so I'm a bit of a Lincoln nut.

Progress on the Halibag is slow due to frequent business trips to Korea. I may take a week off work just to build.

Cheers !

Chris P
Aug 24, 2003, 07:13 PM
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The easy one, is it the Boomerang?
I have to admit this thread has reminded me that I know little about Australian aircraft. Never seen one with a spinner.

Oh and Rich, despite my backlog of kits, the 50" Whitley sounds great.
Any more info?
Yes and there have been a lot of oilers made but never seen an electric? The wing look good in the air, similar to a Dak or a Havard.
Aug 24, 2003, 07:16 PM
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Or;


Mrs Menzies
Mrs Fadden
Mrs Curtin
Nope but she was a graceful singer when she was out in the field.
Aug 24, 2003, 07:19 PM
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Benny
Is that one of the bostons that were recovered from all over PNG?
Aug 24, 2003, 07:59 PM
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Not a Boston


Very close though, used in greater numbers by the RAAF than the Lancaster, (Aussies in RAAF service)

The pic was taken not far from my place but not the RAAF Museum
Aug 24, 2003, 08:00 PM
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No! Gracie Fields? No one here will know who she is even after posting her name.
Anyway, never saw her looking that good!
And I might point out that the three names I posted were the wives of the 3 Aussie Prime Ministers during the war.

Oh and Beaufighter?
Aug 24, 2003, 08:11 PM
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No! Gracie Fields? No one here will know who she is even after posting her name.
Anyway, never saw her looking that good!
And I might point out that the three names I posted were the wives of the 3 Aussie Prime Ministers during the war.

Oh and Beaufighter?
She was my father's favourite singer, probably saw her in New Guinea. Dad was in the 2/6 AIF, Army. Middle East, Greece, and New Guinea.

Not a Beaufighter, bigger. They flew at very low altitude along the beaches strafing, taking terrible damage. One was used to film the Battle of Briton Movie by Salzman.
Aug 24, 2003, 08:54 PM
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Ahhh, a B-25. Where are those remains from?


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