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  1. If you go on the SAM site (http://www.scaleaircraftmodelling.co.uk/index.php?ORGN=32&START=1) you get a quick page by page run through the latest edition of the magazine at the bottom of the page. A really useful feature for those of us who have to pick and choose which magazines we buy each month.
  2. It appears that the Avenger + ASV.19A radar pod was an exclusively British combination. That and the dark colour scheme of the Avengers has meant there are very few clear photos of the pod as fitted to the wing. The following photos give the best views I can find on the internet. The pylon seems to be an integral part of the pod (or at least forms a streamlined part of the aerodynamically fared rear part), with a large bulge either side of the pylon.
  3. Tony has published this picture before in another discussion on the same subject and I responded saying..... The reference photo was taken using orthochromatic film, so the chrome yellow outermost roundel ring appears black. The code 'K' is barely discernible against the Dark Earth camouflage, but seems not as dark as the yellow. If the code was Medium Sea Grey, surely it wouldn't be effected by the film emulsion and would appear as a pale grey? I think, looking at the adjacent roundel, that the code might be roundel blue, rather than red. Also, the "spaghetti" cam
  4. Further to.... I've yet to have answers re-internal arrangements post AS/ECM FAA conversion from TBM-3E and I've yet to see drawings/clear photos of the ASV.19A radar pod (how is it attached to the wing?). Lots of photos and production details for post war FAA Avengers can be found in Air-Britain Aeromilitaria Vol 27 issues 107 (pt 1) and 108 (pt 2) Autumn/Winter 2001. Simon
  5. I've yet to have answers re-internal arrangements post AS/ECM FAA conversion from TBM-3E and I've yet to see drawings/clear photos of the ASV.19A radar pod. Photos and production details for post war FAA Avengers can be found in Air-Britain Aeromilitaria Vol 27 issues 107 (pt 1) and 108 (pt 2) Autumn/Winter 2001
  6. See for the discussion about RAF 263 Sqn (HE-K), which Nils participated in. Nils, you said "This photo has by many been used as a "proof" of Sky Grey undersides with a high demarcation line on 263 Sqn. Gladiators in Norway. The photo, which has been printed in several magazines and books is however based on a poor copy. My friend has the original negative for this photo, and a copy based on the negative clearly shows the standard four upperside colours "shadow shading" scheme. My friend is planning a book on RAF operations in Norway in 1940, where the ptoto eventually wil
  7. How about JZ654 See https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1228480/
  8. Does anyone know if any AH9 OR AH9As ever appeared with 'ROYAL MARINES' titles whilst being used by 847 NAS. I think I've seen an AH9 with 'RM' titles, which is obviously a touched up 'ARMY' title but that's all. I'm thinking not as I believe they tended to take over the helicopters from the previous Army unit who left them behind in theater. Cheers Simon
  9. Normally I would take a look before deciding to buy, but alas, with the lock down, I currently don't have that luxury. Could anyone tell me what Sea Gladiator coverage there is in the two part 'Aircraft in Profile' feature in April and May's editions. Any new profiles being offered that haven't been see before or are different interpretations of previously published ones? Do the plans cover both interim and production arrester hook arrangements? That sort of thing. Cheers Simon
  10. Emails received with thanks. Learning new things every day!
  11. When you say PM me, do you mean via here?

     

    I've sent you a mail, in case that is what you meant.

     

    Regards 

     

    Simon

     

    (Sorry if this isn't what you meant)

  12. I was in the FAA Museum at Yeovilton, the other day and I was looking at a little watercolour sketch by S/Lt (A) Val Bennett R.N.V.R. who served with 1770 NAS. He wasn't an official war artist, but he recorded his surroundings as he travelled in service. So a unique (often colour) record. This sketch was a view of a couple of Grumman Goose and several Supermarine Walrus, parked up on hard standing in what seems a busy squadron scene. I assume it is 749 NAS as this seems to be where the FAA Geese ended up. I can't find a copy of this sketch on the internet, but for those who wan
  13. The following might be useful for other Marks of Harvard
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