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Aussie Mosquito
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pigtin



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:44 am    Post subject: Aussie Mosquito Reply with quote

A friend just sent me this:


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ukdave2002



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great film Very Happy

I didn't realise they could climb so quickly!, love the worker smoking his pipe whilst work on the balsa and glue construction!!

Dave
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pigtin



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Propaganda film. The things I was told about the superiority of our fighters, when a child in the forties, was somewhat exaggerated.

It was many years before they told us how good the Japanese Zero really was.
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Churchill Johnson



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately these aircraft suffered with de-lamination [glue separation] which may have been fault that caused some of them to crash but at the time they filled a need and of course being made of wood it saved the ally for more urgent aircraft.
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Roger-hatchy



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:42 pm    Post subject: As one prepares to retire another is reborn Reply with quote

One of Av roe's is to retire next year.
One of De Havillands is reborn

http://airpigz.com/blog/2012/9/27/stellar-achievement-avspecs-de-havilland-mosquito-makes-firs.html

My favourite aircraft, I still remember RR299 flying, last saw it at Cranfield.
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Jim.Walker



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Churchill Johnson wrote:
Unfortunately these aircraft suffered with de-lamination [glue separation] which may have been fault that caused some of them to crash but at the time they filled a need and of course being made of wood it saved the ally for more urgent aircraft.


All the references I have seen for this were related to the aircraft submitted to the heat and humidity of the Pacific theatre. Not the home front for which they were really designed and tested.
Such a shame. I believe the adhesive was a lactose (animal derived) product. Probably modern adhesives would not have behaved the same.
Jim
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