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About FinnAndersen

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    WWII RAAF and RAF; N.A. P-51

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  1. Being a Dane, I happily began browsing through the PDF although I'm more interested in WWII stuff, however I gradually was quite shocked at the attrition rate, especially in the fifties and sixties. It seems as a crash was the most common reason to retire an aircraft. I was aware that the germans had problems with their F-104's, but this? /Finn
  2. I feel or felt the same. As a book, it's actually quite good. As war documentary, well... Recently read J. Braham's account of himself. He was shot down in Denmark and the account from his hand about the final flight is quite unlike the actual events. I suppose no-one is able, or want to, fact check his own account. /Finn
  3. Just out of curiosity, would the low-level flak account be the airfield attack with only two survivors (Clostermann and John "Bay" Adams)? /Finn
  4. You might get a better response in this forum https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/forum/274-wwii/ /Finn
  5. Another thought: I believe that "instructional" in your title is somewhat off. This is more of a promotional effort, describing the weapon and it's use. As I understand there was some competition between the Luftwaffe with it's FZG-76 (V1) and the army with it's V2 and this films true purpose was to tip the support in favour of the V1. /Finn
  6. There's a better photo of BN163 in the old Kookaburra "Hawker Hurricane - described" book by Francis K. Mason. It's a black and white photo and the spinner is dark. BTW: On the back of said publication is a profile of Z5659, another of his mounts. /Finn
  7. Quite interesting. I was under the impression that the pulse jet worked by having the ram air open the shutters, but it being repeatedly emphasized by the german speaker that it's the pressure waves from the combustion that opens the shutters. This is then proved by footage of the engine running before launch (where no airflow is present). So, smarter every day thanks to BM /Finn
  8. Build it or ditch it. It's of no use to anybody sitting in a stash. /Finn
  9. Hi @M20gull Been meaning to commend you on this extraordinary quest: You get a very well done from here. Was always intrigued by BR114, but with your help, I now realise that there was much more to it. /Finn
  10. I've second what Steve says every day. I have learnt the hard way that buying a sub-standard kit results in massive amounts of work and little joy. I'd buy the better kit, even if it cost multiple amounts of the cheaper, based on my completion rate: It's much higher for e.g. Hasegawa, Tamiya and Eduard than for almost every other make. /Finn
  11. Agree and then there's the radiators. Looks big to me. /Finn
  12. I just checked my Tamiya 1/72 FW190A. It has an engine turning the prop clockwise and the pitot on the leading edge of the starboard wing. /Finn
  13. Thanks for all the kind comments If you are interested in how the conversion was done, it's basically the same as my Australian Spitfire Vc Cheers /Finn
  14. Radio Counter Measures ?
  15. I have a book "Britains war machine" by David Edgerton. Without quoting as extensively as @Geoffrey Sinclair is able to, the conclusion PM Churchill came to when he analysed the situation as he came into office, was that Britain and the Commonwealth would be able to outproduce Germany in terms of war materiel. So no reason to ask for peace. That waste would occur was a given thing /Finn
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