leave a post to win a Tiger Moth kit and motor (see home page)
|David Ashby - Moderator||01/02/2008 09:22:00|
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|Ok, leave your post - any post here! Good luck!|
|Myron Beaumont||01/02/2008 09:33:00|
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|1 st off the mark again .Hope my entry doesn't stick to the bottom of the tombola|
|Jim Carss||01/02/2008 09:38:00|
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|Count me in,I have the Flair 1/4 scale job,be nice to have a matching pair.|
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hi everybody here we go again tosh please dont send emails about 70 last time
|Steve Hargreaves - Moderator||01/02/2008 10:17:00|
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|Count me in.......not that I really need it as I'm sure to win the Extra in this months mag (he sez!!!!)!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|Harvey Needham||01/02/2008 10:23:00|
|12 forum posts||Here is my entry, wish me luck|
|Brian Daniels||01/02/2008 10:27:00|
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|in for a penny in for a moth....just doesnt sount the same as pound...still im in!!|
|Tim Mackey||01/02/2008 10:38:00|
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Perhaps this version might be the "winner"
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|I' m not a lucky one but I' m allways trying...so count me in.|
|martyn sharp||01/02/2008 11:30:00|
|420 forum posts|
The last time i saw a tiger moth attacking a battle ship was on an open day a few yeas ago at Marlborough flying club (ww1 flying day )
|Jonathan Brooks||01/02/2008 11:38:00|
|67 forum posts||My first post - on any forum ever! Also have done the lottery every week since it started and one £10 once, obviously not a lucky punter. A tiggy could be the start of a change of luck.|
|Chris Bell||01/02/2008 11:43:00|
|43 forum posts|
Oh Pick ~Me Pick Me.... ..
|26 forum posts||i'll join the mothly crew|
|DAVID MITCHELL||01/02/2008 11:51:00|
|16 forum posts||I CANT WAIT TO ASSEMBLE AND FLY THIS GREAT LOOKING MODEL|
|John Conway||01/02/2008 11:51:00|
|15 forum posts||Heres hoping I dont end up with mothballs again this month|
|Graham Campbell||01/02/2008 11:58:00|
|2 forum posts|
Tiger Moth variant the Queen Bee Drone aircraft were pre programmed to fly using a gyro controlled system and were launched to attack battleships and test their gunnery during and before WW2.
I would love the model.
|David Ashby - Moderator||01/02/2008 12:00:00|
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|So maybe the box art isn't a fantasy?|
|Alan B||01/02/2008 12:06:00|
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|Thats what I was just thinking David!|
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New month new model & a new chance of wining
So please put my name in for a chance of grabbing this delightful model
|Robert Bouw||01/02/2008 12:13:00|
|13 forum posts|
Hi All, hope my entry makes it, Below is the closest reference I can find to TMs being used in Naval operations during WWII. With the added weaponry it does not seem unlikely that it was used to attack naval vessels though.
"As well as its primary duties as a trainer, the Tiger Moth was used in a variety of different roles during the war. It served as a communications and utility aircraft, wireless (radio) trainer, artillery spotter, air ambulance and for prisoner evacuation. The threat of a German invasion of Britain led to a number of Tiger Moths being converted to a defensive and offensive role. Bomb racks capable of carrying eight 25 lb bombs were developed to be fitted under either the wings or fuselage of the aircraft. Others were tasked with anti submarine duties after five Tiger Moth coastal patrol units were formed in 1939. Flying in pairs, the aircraft would record shipping movements and look for German U-boats. If one was spotted, the Tiger Moths would drop flares in the area and then wait for naval forces to arrive. When no naval forces were available, it was hoped that the mere presence of an aircraft near a U-boat might deter its commander from running on the surface, reducing his ability to attack shipping. There were also some rather bizarre anti-invasion ideas trialled such as the "Paraslasher", an 18-inch farmer's hand-scythe attached to an 8 ft pole below the Tiger Moth's fuselage. The theory was that the aircraft would fly among invading paratroopers, slicing up parachute canopies, shroud lines and the occasional paratrooper before further harassing those that made it to the ground. Another idea was to install a chute in the cockpit floor so hand grenades could be dropped on enemy soldiers. Although this looked good in theory, pilots voiced concerns over the consequences of a live grenade jamming in the chute and the project was quickly abandoned."
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