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Saunders Roe SR.53 reference thread

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Rabbit Leader    1,298

Just thought it might be timely to start a reference thread dealing with the Saunders Roe SR.53. 

Homebee has already started a thread advising us of the soon to be released AZ 1/72 kit here - 

I've attached a link to 17 relevant photographs c/o the Airliner.net website - http://www.airliners.net/search?aircraft=43331&display=detail

I was just hoping that other BM members could contribute with any additional information / magazine articles to help us all make this most of this exciting new release.

As far as I can see, there's not much around so any additional information or walkaround photographs would be much appreciated.

 

Cheers and thanks... Dave.  

 

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Space Ranger    795

Found this in a build review of the Ancient and Honourable Airfix kit at Modelling Madness:

 

attardsr53e.jpg

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BritJet    906

I've uploaded some photos here I think I might have some more somewhere.

 

Steve

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71chally    2,556

These are quite handy webpages on the 53 and 177.

http://www.spaceuk.org/sr53/sr53 pics.htm

http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2008/07/06/saunders-roe-sr53-and-177/

There are a couple of good technical links within those pages.  The idea of strapping an SR53 to the top of a Valiant, or semi-recessed in a Vulcan underside are shouting to be modelled!

 

Have to agree with a comment somewhere elsewhere on the forum, the SR.53 looked beautiful where as the 177 looked, well odd, especially that multi-framed canopy and around the nose area.  A scaled up and operational version of the 53 would have looked really good.

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Space Ranger    795
3 hours ago, BritJet said:

I've uploaded some photos here I think I might have some more somewhere.

 

Steve

Not seeing anything there but a page header, footer, and boilerplate. No photos.

Edited by Space Ranger
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Rabbit Leader    1,298
1 hour ago, Space Ranger said:

Not seeing anything there but a page header, footer, and boilerplate. No photos.

I got them ok. Seems to open another link to some 'village' photo hosting website. Some nice clear photos of the preserved example at Cosford. 

 

Cheers.. Dave 

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Space Ranger    795

Okay. Turned out to be a case of "operator error;" the nut between the chair and the computer had enabled a script blocker that prevented viewing of the photos. But now I notice they can't be downloaded. That has been disabled.

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BritJet    906

I thought it was strange as I could access them on a couple of computers and browsers, at least you found the reason in the end. You should be able to download them now - there was a box I hadn't ticked!

 

I'll have a look if I've got any more.

 

Steve 

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BritJet    906

I've found some prints that I've scanned and uploaded, so there's another 6 photos in that album.

 

Steve

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FredG    59

Is this any good for you?

 

 

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Rabbit Leader    1,298

Britjet & FredG, 

 

Thanks for contributing the additional material.

Photographs, drawings, videos, scanned articles etc. are all welcome in this thread. Almost anything goes as long as it's SR.53 related.

I believe that there was an SR.53 / SR.177 article in the November 1994 issue of "Aeroplane monthly".

Does anyone have a copy that they'd be prepared to scan and upload here?

 

Cheers and once again - thanks... Dave.   

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FredG    59

For the technically minded.

 

http://naca.central.cranfield.ac.uk/reports/arc/cp/0710.pdf

 

SR.53               XD145                f/f at Boscombe Down 16/5/57    
SR.53               XD151                f/f at Boscombe Down 08/12/58        
SR.53               XD153                Cancelled

SR.177                                  XL905 to XL907                     Development of SR53 for RAF/RN- Prototypes - not built.
SR.177                                  XL920 to XL922                     as above - RAF version. Not Built
SR.177                                  XL923 to XL925                     as above- RN version.Not built 

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Rabbit Leader    1,298

Thanks for he video Fred.

Just watched it all in its entirety and it's a good story of how the SR.53 came about. 

 

Cheers.. Dave 

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FredG    59

SR. 53

9171432996_7c0b0ddec5_b.jpg

 

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Saro_SR.53.png

 

SR. 177

SR.177.png

 

2saro177.gif

 

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Patrick Martin    139
 
Topic Tfile Source Date Type Content
Saunders Roe SR.53 Aviation News 07 15 article restoration
Saunders Roe SR.53 Aviation News 10 16 article restoration
Saunders Roe SR.53 Air Pictorial 195710 ident drawing
Saunders Roe SR.53 SR.177 Aeroplane Monthly 197407 article  
Saunders Roe SR.53 Plastic Aircraft Models 197501 kit review pro 72
Saunders Roe SR.53 Aircraft Illustrated 198202 ident restored
Saunders Roe SR.53 Aircraft Modelworld 198603 kit review urs 72
Saunders Roe SR.53 Aircraft Modelworld 198609 letter drawing
Saunders Roe SR.53 Air International 199208 ident drawings

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FredG    59
7 hours ago, Space Ranger said:

Are those SR.53 photos of the real thing or a model?

I must admit I wondered that too.

 

These are definitely the real thing.

 

SR53-001.jpg

 

SR177.jpg

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Aardvark    201
On 18.09.2017 at 5:44 PM, Space Ranger said:

Are those SR.53 photos of the real thing or a model?

Of course it is model it is not real !
One view of proportions a canopy and nose wheel is enough to understand is a model!

In due time we discussed about S.R.53 in this topic:

http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12065&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

 

............... and it of course is strange, :):) but on the

website http://www.Britmodeller.com;):) is some information on S.R. 53 too:

 

 

B.R.

Serge

 

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