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Ossington

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  1. Ossington

    Avro York drawings

    Also available in 1/48 scale. Classic Aircraft No.6 Lancaster. Franklin & Scarborrough, PSL, 1979. Inside the rear cover, (Manchester profile to the front)
  2. I case you don't know, never try to glue milliput with superglue until it is absolutely solid. If you don't, it will go yukky and never set properly. Not going to do a 1/48 Vigilante oneday? Hint.
  3. Ossington

    Another 236 Sqn Beau... information needed

    In the book "Coastal Command War Record 1939=1945" it lists Beaufighter B/236 R.P. for that date. I was hoping that the book confirmed serials and codes, but, alas not.
  4. Ossington

    Lysander Fuselage Length Q

    OK. How about a Hunter!
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    Lysander Fuselage Length Q

    Hendie and others! A virtual pint to you all! That is exactly what I was after. So the overall fuselage lengths didn't differ (30' 6") but the forward fuselage of the Mk II was lengthened between cockpit and gills to compensate for the Perseus's cowling chord being shorter and enable a match to the overall length of that of Mercury powered machines. The gills Iook identical in size on all craft to me, excepting that there is no cut out on top for the MkII. Oh, I think there is some difference in side glazing framing too. I too didn't realise the paucity of MkII info compared to I's and III's until I started looking. Will you ever contemplate a 28 Sqn Venom?
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    Lysander Fuselage Length Q

    Are ALL Lysanders 30' 6" long? I ask because the Mk II, fitted with a Bristol Perseus, had a shorter cowl chord. Now, this to me, would result in a shorter fuselage than that for a Mk. I or III. I can't see the difference being made up by spinner length or longer cowling gills. Is the engine mounted further forward? Maybe I can't recognise the change in photos as most images (and Restorations) are of III's. Does anyone know for sure please?
  7. Ossington

    Wellington - Inside

    Handy for an OTU machine then!
  8. Ossington

    RAF Hudson OTU - code C3

    Hmmmm. Not a straightforward one this. C3 has links to 711, 785, 786, 800 and 815 Squadrons, but these are FAA units. (at Crail mostly and equiped with Avengers, Barracudas etc) Source: Combat Codes, Flintham/Andrews.
  9. Ossington

    Stirling rear undercarriage - what's out there?

    According to the AP, (AP1660A&B) tailwheel track was 23.5 ins. Tyres Dunlop 10X5.25 ins, 50 psi. Do you think Hurricane (or similar) tailwheel legs would do? https://imgur.com/a/8gxdiJl
  10. Ossington

    RAF bomb trolley colours

    ISTR an order forbidding the painting of squadron numbers on GSE (or even on the back of denims) as a security measure, Squadron codes being the prefered method to prevent inter- squadron pilfering.
  11. Ossington

    Air Cadets, 1/72 Sedbergh T21 Vacform

    I remember fittings for Gosport tubes. I never saw them installed or used. Wait, that was on T.III's not Barges.
  12. Ossington

    Whatever happened to Airframe Silver?

    I remember those. Dearer than normal paint. No way was I ever going to buy "Night" black or the usual greens and browns, no matter how authentic. What my childhood mind couldn't cope with was, "if these special and dearer paints are 'authentic' then what does it make the regular range"? just vague guesses at Brunswick green or admiralty grey maybe? I did buy Sea Grey Medium for my Merlin Beau conversion though. Very matt and went on like a dream, even with my 3d (denares) paintbrushes bought from the hardware shop round the corner. The existence of a Cockpit green was entirely new to me, as was, to be fair, actually taking time to paint the interior before slapping the fuselage halves together. German bombers were different though, the extensive 'beetles eye' glazing demanded painting so I bought Humbrols' Grau 02. How was this colour supposed to be also used as an exterior shade, alongside all the fuselage mottling? It took me years to realise that they got the shade totally wrong and it was an attempt at Grau 66. It took Almark's 'Modelworld' series to put me right. "A bit of dark grey mixed into Sky." I'm still under therapy.
  13. Ossington

    Id letter required: Sgt Dennis Noble, Hurricane, P3179

    I have checked the digitised record on the TNA, in AIR27/441/16, the Record of Events. P3179 was his "normal " machine, though he did fly V7366 on 14/8 and V7221 on 23/8. Alas, all aircraft are recorded by serial number only, no codes. Can't find it listed in the usual suspects either (Fighter Squadrons of the RAF, Squadron Codes etc. Doesn't Tangmere have a museum? If they have a log book collection, or at least relevant BoB photocopies, it might be recorded.
  14. Ossington

    Whirlwind canopy roof

    Best I could find in my collection. I think it is possibly XP404. Apologies for provenance. https://imgur.com/a/ALqSF4y
  15. Ossington

    Electric motor to spin prop- recommendations?

    Try one of those pound shops. This time of year they sell hand held battery powered fans. The motor might be a tad clunky for some aircraft (P-40B etc.) but they are cheap (£1) and come with brass stripping for the switch.
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