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  1. Hi Well found my copy of the pilots notes AP 1530A april 1939 it shows that in that position is :- "direct-vision window and air deflector" " an air deflector is fitted outside the windscreen and can be raised " cheers jerry
  2. maybe they are both something made by the 25Sqn groundcrew in the station workshop ? cheers jerry
  3. Intermontane away from the sea, which is a change for me i decided to try out 100 mile in the cariboo if it doesnt workout, in a few years i will just downsize and move back to metro vancouver cheers jerry
  4. Hi All just to update, sold the house, and decided to try out ' country life ' canadian style for a couple of years at least, to see if it works interesting to no longer live in a city, but it is a central hub town for services in the area, so has most things nearby cheers jerry
  5. Hi scroll down the link and you will find a better head on photo of the installation ( sixth photo down ) https://www.keymodelworld.com/article/nocturnal-pioneer is this it closed and it is like an opening window ? IWM CH 1584 cheers jerry
  6. Hi interesting 25 Sqn photo, K7090 thanks for posting cheers jerry
  7. Hi link to page with photos 442 sq mustang NMF in photo KH747 Equivalent to USAAF P-51K. Used by No. 442 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from the UK in 1945, coded "Y2*Y". One of 13 aircraft on the squadron's last operational mission, top cover for task force liberating the Channel Islands on 9 May 1945, flown from Hunsdon, UK. Left this Squadron on 1 August 1945. apparently the P-51K had a different prop from the P-51D seems all the NMF 's in tbe link are P-51K cheers jerry http://www.venturapublications.com/news/publish/442-RCAF-Mustangs.shtml
  8. Hi Nice I might need to buy this one as well, apart from the filters, it seems it may include the ASV aerials cheers jerry
  9. Hi Yep fatally flawed, so i will have to buy two at least just means a bit of modelling, instead of just assembling it cheers jerry
  10. Hi over on LSP, they say it is a series of A-20 aircraft but no early ones quote from thread .......... there will be other versions BUT not the early ones so your looking at Boston V's onwards, that said there are plenty of colour ways for this and plenty of theatres including Russian and French. Also down the line are planned K variants so plenty ......... https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/94946-132nd-a-20g-coming-from-hk-models/page/8/#comments I suppose for those wanting a boston III the ' very basic ' airframe shape is there for a heavy conversion, but it would be a lot of work I might .... try that as a retirement project cheers jerry
  11. Hi I suppose the seperate nose section hints at maybe a A-20J/K or P-70 release in the future ? cheers jerry
  12. Hi interesting , i have a copy of Ju -88A-1, A-5 , juni 1941, Teil 12 G ( only 12G i have a copy of ) gives Rüstsatz B-1 as the bombay fuel tanks I have nothing for the C series or fighter types Anyone know if the Rüstzustand and Rüstsatz numbers were subtype specific ? i.e different for A, C , D, S etc cheers jerry
  13. Hi I haven't got it but maybe someone has who can see if it has any useful info for you cheers jerry
  14. Hi a still from captain in the clouds, but look at the cowling colours on RCAF 6538, Ex RAF W2126 in the link https://www.asisbiz.com/il2/Anson/Avro-Anson.html and the one behind with white on the cowling cheers jerry
  15. Hi not sure of windscreen or cowlings but a uk built anson here, appears turret less and yellow N9818 http://espritdecorps.ca/perspectives-1/grisly-and-the-bear-the-search-for-a-drowned-plane-leads-to-some-uninvited-company a good page on canadian ansons https://www.silverhawkauthor.com/post/canadian-warplanes-3-avro-anson cheers jerry
  16. Hi please ignore i didn't know what i was talking about see comments in post below in thread by dave swindell semi circular plates were :- Fairey-Youngman pneumatic dive brakes fitted to trailing edges of several Beaufort IIs first, then retro on some Mk I's IA's , but locked shut after not favourable in service reports cheers jerry
  17. Hi It appears to me that the shaded out parts in the instructions are the D/F loop fairings for the MKiA so i think a MkIA can be made from the current boxing cheers jerry
  18. Hi The Air Britain beaufort book captions some beauforts as MkI A and MkIIA warpaint beaufort shows MkIA as twin nose guns, rear facing chin turret,streamlined D/F loop housing and bristol turret, otherwise same as MkI And bristol taurus VI or XII engines cheers jerry PS D/F loop fairing appears to be the clue as to it being a MkIA, going by photo captions etc
  19. Hi All another general beaufort question does anyone know the appx date the nose guns were first fitted to aircraft in the UK or Med ? cheers jerry
  20. Hi so this must have been right at the end of the 126Sq spitfire era, as 126Sq converted to mustangs in dec 44 cheers jerry
  21. Hi muscat belongs to 5J-K of 126 Sqn, S/L Plagis tbe decal should be english and arabic see attached link https://warthunder.com/en/news/2943--en https://alchetron.com/John-Plagis hopefully a great kit, on my wish list when i get spare cash cheers jerry
  22. Hi Westlands offered the air min a merlin xx version in jan 41, but it was declined apparently the only issue westlands had was having to sort the undercarriage retraction problems ( source info in a file at the NA at kew ) presumably the bigger engine interfered with the undercarrage bay ? i corresponded with a guy from westland drawing office, who said he designed the merlin xx engine nacelles, unfortunately he didn't recall if they were lanc type engine pods or ' peregrine shape ' or if the wing radiators were still used of interest he stated the original peregrine nacelle was able to accept the early mark merlin he also designed the bomb carrying mod used by the whirlwinds cheers jerry P.S. if you want another what if bristol offered radial engines for the whirlwind also in a file at the NA kew there is the mention of alternative american engines could be used
  23. Hi Great review my first kit was delivered by postie today, and the plastic & contents look very good just waiting now for the one from hannants to cross the pond and hopefully a MkII will get released in the future cheers jerry
  24. Hi I have two on the way from two different sellers, i just have to wait for them to cross the pond, before i can see the plastic but from what i can see online, it is up to the usual ICM quality cheers jerry
  25. Hi MkII had different engines, P&W 1830 twin wasp which makes me think there will be more issues, at least a MKII with new engines and most likely then a new fuselage for the aussie ones cheers jerry
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