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It's a shame about the former Strathallan collection one (crushed in a fatal hangar collapse and then sold in bits to the States) and the one rusting away in a field in Canada though.

 

PS: It's a bit more complicated than that re the ex Strathallan one. http://www.timefadesaway.co.uk/strathallan/kb976/kb_976_intro.html

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Our Air force has become very good at restoration work... for them its just another day at the office LOL

They are only doing this till the delivery of the F35 or the Leafs win the cup which ever comes first.

 

 

The Maple Griefs win another Stanley Cup!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :P

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What is amazing about that photo is someone could very realistically have flown both the oldest (hurricane) and the newest (lightning) in their career.

A bit different today where aircraft are often older than their pilots, in some cases their pilot's grandparents!

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I didnt not notice it until Milo mentioned it, but I believe he is talking about the silhouette. The split between the two right engine pods is clearly defined, while the left two look like a whole body section.

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Just catching up - I always thought that this sub-forum was pretty much unused...

 

East Kirkby Lancaster - Fast taxis on their private runway. Pilot is apparently ex-BBMF. Rumoured to have become airborne "by accident" like a certain Victor, but I have no evidence for that.

 

Airworthy Shackletons - The Coventry (Bagington) Shackleton (taildragger) was restored to perform fast taxi runs, but the main wing spar is time expired and so will not fly again, unless far more money appears than is likely.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-21726075

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My understanding is that Shackleton has a Lincoln wing.

 

An acquiantance of mine was involved with the Shackleton, back when they were investigating the fabrication of a new main spar. There were various... political... issues and I think he's no longer involved, so I'm afraid I can't get anything more out of him about it.

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