Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Arlo, Apr 7, 2007.
Thanks Aeronut and to HAARA for the additional info.
No, it was a Cygnet. See links a couple of posts back.
Oops silly me
Came across this real beauty when visiting an aircraft museum recently. I'm sure you'll know what it is, as it's not difficult, but thought you might like to see such a classic!
A Ryan PT-19 primary trainer is it?
Nearly Jetson, right manufacturer, wrong designation. Apparently it's a Ryan STM, ST standing for Sports Trainer. Next up.....
And here's another beauty from the same museum, an original example of just four left in existence, and in amazing condition.
These two should be fairly easy....
I actually think it's a Shorts Stirling heavy bomber. Second to last bottom right, top profile view. The Halifax is the side on profile, bottom right.....
Short stirling tail, so not a good fit to that diagram. However none of them are really that flash.
As for the other photos:
Douglas BTD Destroyer
I agree, the profiles are pretty basic. But the Stirling was bomber commands first 4 engine heavy. So it would make sense for it to be included. Plus that big slab sided cockpit and nose is pretty unmistakable i feel. And compared to other British heavies the Stirling was huge! Shame they totally nobled it for combat missions by shortening the wings (for the only reason, that they had to fit into existing RAF hangers. Which was ridiculous. Because when the Lancs and Halifaxes came online new hangers had to be built anyway. The Stirling could have been a good bomber, unfortunately beauracrasy got in the way. Shorts offered another design, "The Super Stirling" that would have rectified all the bombers previous gremlins. But by then the main focus was on building more Lancasters......
You could add to that things like Labour governments giving away jet engine technology to the Russians and scrapping the TSR2 for crappy F111.
Hawker Tornado 3rd prototype HG641 fitted with a Bristol Centaurus radial engine. Think early Typhoon with a radial engine and before it got cannon.
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