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  1. Of the three Canberra's involved two appear to have been camera shy, I only have a photo of WH660. This is a drawing of the weapon I hope it's of use/interest? John
  2. Not unsurprisingly there were also 3 Canberra's involved too, WD935, WD942 & WH660 these were involved in the UK testing and Australia. John
  3. This is the early Mk.10 with the shaped head box John
  4. This is what it says in the pilots notes, to me it sounds like the set up on the Canberra, 7. Tailplane trim and indicator (a) A four-way switch, at the top of the control column, when operated fore-and-aft i.e., in line with the thumb, provides tailplane trim. Operating the switch completes the circuit to an electric actuator which resets the neutral datums of the tailplane feel simulators , thus trimming the tailplane. (b) The position of the tail plain is shown on a TAILPLANE indicator on the instrument panel. Two positions of the aircraft Controls and Instruments indicator, one marked FU and the other FD how the trimmed position for take-off with the flap up and fl aps down, respectively. (c) A DUPLICATE TRIM- NOSE UP/ NOSE DOWN switch under a flap on the port console, is provided as an alternative control for tailplane trimming if the four-way switch fails. Lifting the flap disconnect the electrical supply to the fore-and-aft circuit of the four-way switch and completes the circuits to the duplicate witch. (d) Auto-trimming The tailplane is automatically trimmed when the flaps are -operated by the normal system . John
  5. I've just read through this hoping it may shed some light but unfortunately not, other than stating the P.11 (T.4) is aerodynamically no worse than the P,1A and in some respects better. John
  6. No Sqn code just the aircraft serials. this is an example of the style and size variation, the only on I can make out is AVRO built B.2 WK115. As for availability, the Model Alliance Canberra serial sheet if you can find them, if all else fails I probable have the ones you need. John
  7. Hi Ian More photos, The Hind was only applied for Exercise Hannibal May 1955, This photo was taken during the exercise. A note for modelling, the airframes are in an early mod state so no mudguards on the nose wheel, no fuel vaper vent mast, and note the position of the pitot sighted to the left of the secondary window, I have a better photo of the Hind if you want it? John
  8. Ian, I'll see if I can find a photo, but in the meantime, it would most likely be High Speed Silver with a yellow fin flash and white tip tanks. John
  9. Not so much an efficiency issue, more a lack of space for fuel, but given its intended role as a point defense aircraft range was never really a big consideration. John
  10. It didn't need to move, 'coss English Electric knew what they were doing John
  11. It doesn't directly answer your question if at all, but you may find this of interest? John
  12. Just for reference, this should be fairly accurate for some UK phantoms. John
  13. I was thinking more about the missiles. This is from the armament training notes, so it has everything included. I'm no Phantom expert though, just thought it may help if not directly. John
  14. I've got this, not sure of the date, but it's quite early I think? John
  15. @Simon This is one of the the drawings, red is number 5 John
  16. Hi Simon According to the AP I have they are red, perhaps they may have been painted Pink at a later date, but I can say for sure. John
  17. @nimrod77 I've just found this if it helps? John
  18. I hadn't spotted that Mike until I'd posted it, but being dyslexic myself, it's not always obvious. The biggest back to front mix up I've seen was on am USAFE T.33, the wing topside Stars and Bars were facing the wrong way! Back to the Lightning, to me it looks like the colour of the paint is something like Coroguard?
  19. I can't say what materiel they are made of, but I suspect they are metal. I do know they appear to be part of the airframe that was painted rather than natural metal. John
  20. I would say the centre is circular, and the leading edge too, but gets gradually higher at the top and bottom to match the fuselage height giving an oval appearance? John
  21. Some stuff I've dug out, And the only image I can find of the rear of the intake ring, John
  22. I've had a look through the only part of an IPC I have but it's not covered in that section unfortunately, or anything useful in the AP's I have, the best I can do is a Warton produced Scale drawing, I can scan it if of interest? John
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