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galgos last won the day on May 4 2014

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  1. Such a good result Chris, she really does look like a real Anson, proper job!
  2. Absolute corker Chris, Old Annie really does look beautiful in yellow. I’m delighted to have played a very minor role in your immaculate build.
  3. I’ve got a Fisher Sea Fury to build at some point, why not here? Put me down please.
  4. Yep, a “window” or “chaff” dispenser. First used in July 43 causing immense confusion to the Luftwaffe’s radar and night fighter control system, then used in various guises throughout the remainder of the war. I would have thought the dispenser was a standard factory fit but have no evidence to support that, merely logic.
  5. Thank you gentlemen for your thoughts, they are very much appreciated. I’ve also been in contact with Dave Newnham who is an authority on the RATG having written articles and completed a great deal of research on its aircraft; he’s not able to positively identify the Hart as being a part of the Group and suggests it’s more than likely to be a visiting SAAF aircraft. Sadly Dad is no longer around to be able to ask.
  6. This photograph is in my father's album from the time he spent in S Rhodesia 1943 - 45. There is no clue in the album precisely where and when he took the picture but he attended 28 EFTS Mt Hampden, 20 SFTS Cranborne, 33 FIS Norton and 24 BG&NS Moffat, so possibly any of those airfields. The only serial numbers that I can see appear to be "332" on the rear fuselage and "53" (?) just aft of the cockpit. Any thoughts or information would be appreciated.
  7. Looking at your last shot of the Anson Chris, don’t forget there is a bracing wire on each side ‘twixt vertical and horizontal tail planes.
  8. Glad to see the undercart went well Chris, always a rather fraught experience given the vagueness of the kit “instructions”! There’s a “Shelf of Doom” GB starting shortly over on Large Scale Planes so I’m digging out my 1/32 vac Anson. I’ll be scratch-building the entire undercarriage, I’ve been giving it a lot of thought about the best method and materials, none of which appear easy! Looking forward to seeing the engines and cowls on, then another masterpiece can be added to your collection.
  9. All the better reason for voting NMCZ then……you know you want to, and it SO makes sense!
  10. Where’s our Leader…..the troops need rallying……once more into the breach dear friends, more more…..
  11. The group has slipped from 55 to 53 votes and now in serious danger of not making the cut, which would be a great shame!
  12. galgos


    Perhaps that's because it's probably an experimental and not an operational set up as SD and I have suggested. I have another book that I haven't checked by Alfred Price about Hitler's secret weapons that were going to win the war, but I wouldn't hold out too much hope. As a post script, in the book “Die Deutsche Nachtjagd” by Werner Held and Holger Nauroth there’s a clear photograph of the nose of this aircraft with a description of the equipment, the comment: “Also interesting is the Rustsatz with 2 MG 151 under the fuselage, which was very rarely used in night hunting machines.”
  13. galgos


    Could well be Pete, wouldn't surprise me. In his autobiography "Duel under the Stars" Johnen states that after being forced to land in Switzerland, two persons were despatched from Germany, the first to blow up the Bf110, the second to kill Johnen. Fortunately when it was realised that Johnen hadn't "switched sides", the assassin was called off! But Johnen's parents had been arrested and given the third degree in very unpleasant circumstances. Tough times.
  14. Any more vacuform fans willing to transfer their vote to “not my comfort zone”? It’s doing well but extra votes are always welcome!
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