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Irish 251

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  1. For anyone seeking to model a 707, this is the ultimate guide to the differences between variants. https://www.airlinercafe.com/page.php?id=72 The only operator to re-engine a 707-320 series with JT-3D turbofans was the Israeli Air Force (I think in the late 1990s). The only civil 707s to undergo such treatment were of the 707-120 series, the conversion also involving the lengthening of the horizontal stabilisers.
  2. This source notes that on 30 March 1981 G-ASGL operated a final flight for enthusiasts. http://www.vc10.net/History/historyBOAC.html
  3. XS903 still exists, at Elvington, so when movement bans are lifted maybe someone can go and inspect it.
  4. This is a good reference for the Swiss Hunters, aircraft by aircraft http://www.swisshunters.info/#search The Swiss added additional pylons and ECM bulges in later years. I would say there are lots of photos on the Net if you go searching.
  5. A further tranche of Beverley images here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmLT65eW
  6. A quick search on Flickr throws up several images of Beverleys in the pre-camouflage scheme and I can see no evidence of anything other than painted silver/aluminium. There is considerable exhaust staining on the wings, which can make it difficult to figure out the original colour. In the youtube video linked below you can see a section aft of the engines and painted what appears to be grey. Blackburn Beverley, XM105 Photo's by Alf Jefferies by Lynn Ballard, on Flickr Blackburn Beverley, 1962. by Etienne du Plessis, on Flickr Blackburn Beverley, 1962. by Etienne du Plessis, on Flickr
  7. Here is a shot I took some years ago in the Swedish AF Museum. I'm sure it did not have folding wings but would have to check and see if have any shots that show that. You can see here the design of the radar nose and also a couple of aerials on top of the wing. Swedish AF de Havilland Venom NF.51 (J33) 33025 by Irish251, on Flickr
  8. The photo is of a B-52H, if that's a reliable indication. It's also the only variant still in service.
  9. There is a lovely book "Coronation Wings: The Men and Machines of the Royal Air Force Coronation Review at Odiham 15 July 1953" by Eric Bucklow (published by Hikoki) that has a full diagram of each formation and the aircraft and crews involved, as well as excellent colour drawings of the unit colours worn. Unfortunately it is now out of print but it is worth getting if you can track down a copy.
  10. Yes, the Frog kit is a 200 series. See this old thread: Also, this photo of series 100 G-APWA shows that the distance between the forward cabin door and the first cabin window is much less than featured on the kit.
  11. 45-0884 is recorded as serving with CARCO from June 1948 until March 1949 and again (as N810Z) in 1971/2. Here it is late in its life, as N844MB. N844MB - 1945 build Douglas C-47B Dakota, current status not known to me by egcc, on Flickr
  12. Almost all of the bases from which the aircraft flew are long consigned to history too.
  13. Interested to see this as I saw the one on display at the NASM near Dulles Airport in September. It still wears its original WW2 paint.
  14. Am I correct in understanding that the T.4 will be a bomber version whose nose the modeller overpaints?
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