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Sep 02, 2016, 10:27 AM
Bo Edstr÷m, Sweden

Never before published color photos WC 1965 F3A/RC1

If anyone is interested to see fantastic COLOR photos from World Championship 1965 F3A/RC1, held in Sweden (Ljungbyhed, Aug 9-15 at F5 wing, the Swedish Airforce flying school at that time) here it is:

For example:
Photos of US team and team manager Ed Kazmirski.
Detailed color photos of Ralph Brooke Crusader.
Photos on Canadian team, British team etc etc.
Photos of the Kato brothers, Masahiro Katos orange Super Thunderbird, his brother had also a yellow Super Thunderbird.
And the only color photo I have seen on Fritz Bosch model Delphin, "D-NW-352, FB Delphin" on side of fuselage.
Sweden's Jesper von Segebaden on the flight line with his white with red stripes on fuselage and wing Mustfire plane.
Also some photos from the banquet where Ralph Brooke receive the King of the Belgians Trophy (WC individual Trophy).

Very good photos for reference if anyone want to build any of the classic planes from that era/WC and paint the plane in the same color as used at this competition.

It was also a film made by the Swedes at this WC but so far nobody knows where it is today.

The photos are from:
Lennart Olsson (about first half of the page with the photos) that visited this WC with his father and they also put official posters about the WC in the neighborhood before the competition.
Leif Friman (lower part of the page with photos) that also visited the competition.

If You see anthing incorrect in my comments please correct. And if You can identify more then I was able to please add info.

The first half of the photos has numbers in upper left corners.
Some comments on the first 20 photos and the rest unnumbered photos:

1) Thirteen countries with 35 competitors participated at WC RC1/F3A 1965. In the middle the Royal Swedish Aero Club flag (KSAK) that was the NAC at that time in Sweden and main responible organisation for the competition although the Swedish Model Flying Federation and particular Rolf Dilot and Gunnar Hoffman (Contest Director) made much of the practical work.
The photo above nr 1 is the official poster.

2) The judges chairs behind the flight line with spectators in the background. At this WC it was for the first time serveral teams of judges that rotated. At this WC each competitor made only 3 flights and all flights counted (so a bad flight counted also).

3) Seiji Kosaka (26) team manager Japan, Masahiro Kato (26) and pilot Sousuke Kato (27) with Sousukes yellow Super Thinderbird.

4) Sousuke Kato (27) with his yellow Super Thinderbird about to start.

5) Jesper von Segebaden and his Mustfire plane to the left. Person to the right is Jan Levenstam (to the left), probably a timekeeper in the middle and to right Swedish team manager Per-Axel Eliasson.

6) Canadian team with Ronald Chapman (to right) and his Norseman 4 model on the red transportation box. Closest is the red and white Cutlass model belonging to Harold Tom Canada.

7) Ronald Chapman (to left) and his Norseman 4 model with DeBolt retracts.

8) Another photo of the beautiful Norseman 4.

9) Belgian Chris Teuwen (to the left, nr 7) with his model "Trouble", his wife and to the right his mechanic.

10) Ed Kazmirski (team manager USA, nr 1) and pilot Clifford Weirick (nr 2) with his model Candy.

11) Smiling Clifford Weirick, pilot in US team.

12) Clifford Weirick (nr 2) flying with team manager Ed Kazmirski with his side.

13) Jan van Vliet from Holland about to start with his Firefly plane.

14) Ralph Brooke and his wife

15) Ralph Brooke and his Crusader plane upside down above the transportation box, in the hangar.

16) Ralph Brooke with his Crusader and his wife.

17) Close photo of Ralph Brookes Crusader.

18) Ralph Brooke at the banquet sitting beside his wife (to left) probably signing his autograph (seems younger persons in queue behind him with paper in their hands waiting to get his autograph).

19) Ralph Brooke receive the King of the Belgians Trophy (WC indvidial Trophy). The person to the right could be FAI CIAM president Walter A Good (at least he was present at WC 1965). The person to left of Ralph Brooke is Rolf Dilot in contest organization (and also pilot in the competition) and the person to the far left could be Gunnar Hoffman (Contest Director and chairman at that time of the RC section in Swedish Model Flying Federation).

20) Smiling Ralph Brooke with the King of the Belgians Trophy in his hands.

The unumbered photos from top to bottom:

1: Some plane flying at the WC.
2: Great Britains Peter Waters airplane Altair.
3: Fritz Bosch model Delphin (D-NW-352) in foreground and in background Georg Haegeman (Belgium) airplane Zinneken.
4: Joseph de Doobleer (Belgium) airplane Denselle. The person to the left is maybe a mechanic in the Belgian team.
5: Masahiro Katos orange Super Thunderbird.
6: An Italian competitor and his plane.
7: Cliff Weirick (nr 2) with his plane Candy and Ed Kazmirski on his knees to the left.
8: Ulf Tonnesson (Norway) airplane to the right (shoulder wing original design, Flint Stone or Munim), in front Zel Ritchie (USA) plane Phantom IV, behind that plane a Taurus modified (I do not know whos plane) and last in the background a Norseman 4.
9: One of the Italians plane.
10: Stuart Foster (Great Britain) Nimbus II in foreground and Peter Water (GB) airplane Altair in background.
11: Stuart Foster Nimbus II in foreground and Peter Water Altair and some US and Canadian team members in the pit area. The person working on the light grey-blue plane fuselage on the ground could be Ralph Brooke and the model could be his Centurion that was his B model (reserve) at this WC.
12: View from the pit area.
13: De Havilland Vampire jets that was used to train pilots fly jet at the Swedish Air force flying school, that was located at Ljungbyhed in 1965 when the WC was held there.

Last edited by bossee; Sep 05, 2016 at 03:13 AM.
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Sep 02, 2016, 11:10 AM
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Thanks, Bossee !

Sep 02, 2016, 11:12 AM
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That was fun! Thanks Bo ~

Sep 02, 2016, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by bossee
6) Canadian team with Ronald Chapman (to right) and his Norseman 4 model on the red transportation box. Closest is the red and white Cutlass model belonging to Harold Tom Canada.

7) Ronald Chapman (to left) and his Norseman 4 model with DeBolt retracts.

8) Another photo of the beautiful Norseman 4.
Thanks for that, it was a great look at the event. Does any body know if there are any plans available for the Norseman 4?

Sep 02, 2016, 12:32 PM
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Amazing photos. Very nice.
Sep 02, 2016, 10:28 PM
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Absolutely incredible pics, amazing clarity and color for that time period.
Sep 03, 2016, 12:08 AM
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oh my, what a treat!! Thank you Bossee!!
Sep 03, 2016, 01:30 AM
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Just incredible photos...thank you!
Sep 03, 2016, 07:06 AM
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Hey Bo,
Thanks for sharing! Did the photos come from slides?
Sep 03, 2016, 09:37 AM
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Sep 03, 2016, 09:41 AM
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Fantastic, thanks for posting these Bosse.
Sep 03, 2016, 09:45 AM
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What a trip back in time. Thanks for sharing!

Sep 03, 2016, 03:21 PM
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Thanks, Bossee.

The pictures of Ralph his wife and Crusader are great. I'm from the Northwest originally and I did not get to know Ralph until around 67 or so. It was great to watch him fly. Absolutely a ferocious competitor at everything he did.

Sep 03, 2016, 04:32 PM
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Wonderful Photos, awesome quality.

Kato Thunderbird....
Thanks for posting!

Sep 04, 2016, 11:57 AM
Bo Edstr÷m, Sweden
Originally Posted by flywilly57
Hey Bo,
Thanks for sharing! Did the photos come from slides?
The unnumbered photos of the lower part of the page is digitalized from slides. If the numbered photos in upper part is digitalÝzed from slides or scanned from paper photos I do not know but probably from slides.


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