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Unusual Blenheim Windscreen Question


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On 11/24/2022 at 12:56 AM, ClaudioN said:

External additional armoured glass protection for the pilot, if I understand which bump you refer to.

 

Cheers

Claudio

 

This does seem possible, but it's the only time in a few hundred pics that I've seen it. I even hunted down a dozen or so pics of the same Squadron and couldn't find it again. Do you know anything about this mod?

 

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Tweener

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Hi

     scroll down the link and you will find a better head on photo of the installation ( sixth photo down ) spacer.png

 

https://www.keymodelworld.com/article/nocturnal-pioneer

 

 

 

 

is this it closed and it is like an opening window ? 

 

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 IWM  CH 1584 

 

 

  cheers

     jerry

 

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13 hours ago, Graham Boak said:

This one looks somewhat different, a Direct Vision window for landing in bad weather?

 

  maybe they are both something made by the 25Sqn groundcrew in the station workshop ? 

     cheers

         jerry 

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On 11/26/2022 at 4:43 AM, Graham Boak said:

This one looks somewhat different, a Direct Vision window for landing in bad weather?

To me at least, it looks more like the actual windscreen panel has been folded down, but I don't recall off the top of my head if that was a standard fit or not.

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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 

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