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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5952 on: October 16, 2020, 06:27:36 AM »

As a courtesy to your jumbled minds, I’ll put this picture here as “help.”

It depicts the same aircraft from a different angle. It may help you or it may stump you further.





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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5953 on: October 16, 2020, 12:51:17 PM »

Graeme, that’s not where I got it but if it exists, it probably exists on aerofiles.

I've never had a great deal of success with the search engine on Aerofiles, but I believe with adding the word "corrugated" it narrowed it down to thirteen choices.
The biggest problem is despite the search there is not always an associated photo.

But I got lucky this morning, this looks to be the machine....





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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5954 on: October 16, 2020, 08:05:55 PM »

That would be the one. I own the only remaining piece of this aircraft. One of the landing lights.

Good job Graeme, your turn.


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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5955 on: October 17, 2020, 02:33:34 PM »

Thanks James.
I'm more than happy for someone else to have a turn.
Cheers.
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5956 on: February 09, 2021, 08:54:08 AM »

Thought I would revive this excellent thread.....but cheating a bit 'cos I've no idea what these are. I thought Tempest, but they are Naval?
Scan taken from my wife's Grandad's album. He was Military Controller of Ports during the last World War, so presume he was involved in the transportation depicted here.
I'm sure the experten here will put me right :)









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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5957 on: February 09, 2021, 08:58:02 AM »

These were my last two Fifi's approach results.
Quest solved!

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5958 on: February 09, 2021, 11:25:54 AM »

First looks like a Sea Fury, second a Firefly. Looks like they were recovered from forced landings
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5959 on: February 09, 2021, 12:54:39 PM »

Yeah, first is definitely a Sea Fury. Can't really see the second.
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5960 on: February 09, 2021, 09:38:34 PM »

I think the second one is a Fulmar with its wings folded judging by the size of the horizontal stab, the thickness of the wings, and the shape of the air intake below the nose (engine is definitely a Merlin as opposed to a Griffon as in a Firefly).
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5961 on: February 10, 2021, 03:17:58 AM »

I have to disagree with James, sorry to say.
  • It's plain to see that the photos have been taken at the very same spot, similar viewpoint, probably at the same time.
    Would be quite surprising to see a Fulmar and not a Firefly following a Sea Fury on that road.
    This was as if germans would put a broken 262 with a 109C on the same train.
  • The shape of the air intake below the nose?
    Well you can't see much of it, but what you can see never fits to a Fulmar, but would fit to an early Firefly (e.g. FR Mk.I).
  • The engine's exhaust pipes give away that it's never ever a Fulmar. Fits to an early Firefly again though.
  • The horizontal stab is too high for a Fulmar (would need to be several inches below the fuselage back chord), but fits for a Firefly.

Conclusion: Sea Fury and Firefly.

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5962 on: February 10, 2021, 03:48:56 AM »

Looking further, it would appear that you are correct. Cheers Mike.


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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5963 on: February 10, 2021, 06:37:57 AM »

I knew I could count on you lot! :) The date of this photo album is 1947. Susan's G'dad was stationed in Southampton post war.
I wonder if these are therefore being transported for scrap or instructional airframes. Shame the re. no. is indiscernible.
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