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GordonM

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  1. Possibly a US state might fight back?
  2. Did they mention 9 Squadron?
  3. I'm not suggesting Jeffery Quill 'made it all up' the article I referred to appears fairly in depth about the comparative tests, no where does the author quote tests other than between individual aircraft. I apologise if I appeared to be questioning a race between aircraft. The article suggests that due to adverse weather and a rough engine tests were curtailed, several types appearing to have very little comparative flying at all.
  4. I'm sure I'm repeating information you already are aware of, but the March 2017 edition of Aeroplane has an article by Ben Dunnell on the FW190 MP499 tests, in which it states that due to engine roughness there wasn't time to carry out full tests. He states the Typhoons used were one from Hawker and one from 'a squadron' and suggesting that DP845 was even less thoroughly tested due to adverse weather. There is nothing in the article which suggests that there was a race between all three types?
  5. No that's Camelot you're thinking of - "tis a silly place"
  6. Can't see any indicators? Did BMW build F104's?
  7. Someone on here posted a list of s/n / codes of all known Mosquito aircraft, unfortunately DZ712 isn't listed, along with DZ714. Whether as you surmise it didn't last long enough to get a code, or simply isn't listed I have no idea. I do know whoever compiled the list had used every source possible and spent a very long time on it, so if they didn't source a code I'm not sure it's possible to find out. Sorry I'm not more help.
  8. I remember them filming it at Duxford during the summer. I was at the paddling pool near Marshall's Airport, Cambridge and still get transported back 47 years every time I see multiple Spitfires flying across the sky!
  9. That is indeed the image I saw, but originally I saw it on't interweb.....
  10. Thank you, that's very helpful!
  11. Thank you, as I say I stumbled across it once and typically I can't find it again
  12. Some time back I saw a photo of Hurricane P3707, NN-A from 310 (Czech) Squadron RAF following a mid air collision on 29/10/40 between F/L Josef Maly and P/O E Fechtner. I'm looking to model P3707 after it crash landed, however despite googling I can only find a low res online from Hurricane Squadrons In Focus. Does anyone have a link to the photo online to save me buying the book for one photo? TIA
  13. That Asr Turas example takes me way back, they used to fly race horses to Marshall's Airport Cambridge. My sister had a house right on the perimeter with a car port that I could sit on an plane spot! Somewhere I've got some photos of it.
  14. Scalemates didn't show it on my search, but I'm guessing that the Airfix 1971 kit isn't as good, but then compare a 30/40 year old Tamigawa with a new release Airfix kit and I'm sure it's the same story!
  15. I was sure somewhere in the depths of my mind I remembered the first time I ever heard of the A26 was in an Airfix catalogue. Sure enough according to Scalemates the only 1:72 A26 Invader was, yes, Airfix - originally released in 1971! So unless Scalemates have missed an Italeri kit Airfix are the only mainstream manufacturer to release one. Of course Italeri and Airfix have swapped moulds in the past, but then Italeri's version would be of a similar quality?