makes of ww2 british planes that not even 1 remains
Posted 09 November 2003 - 04:15 PM
how many other british complete WW2 aircraft are completely extinct ????????
Posted 09 November 2003 - 04:36 PM
But among the 'important' ones, the Handley Page Hampden, Halifax, and AW Whitley immediately come to mind. For sure, there are either replicas or salvage rebuilds in progress with all of these, but complete examples - no graemlins/no.gif .
Posted 09 November 2003 - 06:18 PM
Posted 09 November 2003 - 07:07 PM
Posted 09 November 2003 - 07:28 PM
Of all the heavy bombers, only the Lancaster is airworthy. The Wellingtons and halifaxes are only static examples (most of which are incomplete)
Posted 09 November 2003 - 09:04 PM
A couple of years back, the last surviving Blenheim flew over my home city to honour its designer, who was also born there.
Posted 09 November 2003 - 10:12 PM
Posted 10 November 2003 - 06:49 AM
Posted 10 November 2003 - 07:03 AM
Harriers and Buccaneers ( plus prototypes ) can be seen at Cosford, Duxford and Hendon and as for the elusive TSR-2 the following complete examples of this rare bird can be seen at :
XR220 - Cosford
XR222 - Duxford
There's a 'raspberry ripple' Hunter by the entrance of RAF Halton, etc etc....
Posted 10 November 2003 - 07:13 AM
How about the Valient ?
Are there any Short Sunderlands left ? Or a Supermarine Walerus ?
I am planning to retire in April and the UK is on my " to do " list !!!!
Posted 10 November 2003 - 07:18 AM
Posted 10 November 2003 - 10:39 AM
As I remember, the Museum of Flight at East Fortune, Scotland, has quite a few rare types. Can't remember which ones, though either a Vulcan or a Canberra springs to mind. Place is run by the Museum of Scotland these days.
Just remembered-they've got an ME 163 Komet.
[ 10. November 2003, 04:41 AM: Message edited by: The_Historian ]
Posted 10 November 2003 - 12:24 PM
??? !!! When did this happen? I got heaps of great closeup pics of a Flying Blenheim at the Duxford airshow 2 years ago...
Originally posted by Hoppy:
...and then crashed. However, the rebuilding of the Blenheim is well under way.
Posted 10 November 2003 - 12:50 PM
No-one was hurt and skilful flying meant that damage was minimised- even so, we probably won't see it flying again until the 2005 season...
Posted 10 November 2003 - 06:20 PM
The second time was as Martin has mentioned, in August.
TA, read the thread 'Guy Gibsons Lancaster' on this forum. I gave a brief description of how the Valient was saved.
Martin also tells of how the Prototype Mosquito evaded being turned into the contents of an ashtray !!!
Posted 10 November 2003 - 07:07 PM
Posted 10 November 2003 - 07:34 PM
Posted 10 November 2003 - 08:53 PM
Not being pedantic, just thought you might want to know !!
Duxford is a great place to go, especially when theres a few aircraft flying, it all adds to the magic !!
Posted 10 November 2003 - 09:08 PM
i must go soon myself . its been to long..........
Posted 10 November 2003 - 09:12 PM
still a 111 though !!!!!
Posted 11 November 2003 - 06:28 AM
Posted 11 November 2003 - 07:02 AM
Posted 11 November 2003 - 07:40 PM
Sorry, but thats the truth, even though it is still 'not talked about'.
Politics my friend.....
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