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David Ashby - Moderator01/02/2008 09:22:00
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Ok, leave your post - any post here! Good luck!
Myron Beaumont01/02/2008 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 Carss01/02/2008 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.
tosh01/02/2008 10:13:00
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   hi everybody here we go again tosh please dont send emails about 70 last time

    tosh....................

     

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator01/02/2008 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 Needham01/02/2008 10:23:00
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Here is my entry, wish me luck
Brian Daniels01/02/2008 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 Mackey01/02/2008 10:38:00
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Perhaps this version might be the "winner"

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/eunos800/post-1.jpg


Augusto01/02/2008 10:57:00
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I' m not a lucky one but I' m allways trying...so count me in.
martyn sharp01/02/2008 11:30:00
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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 )

Martyn

Jonathan Brooks01/02/2008 11:38:00
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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 Bell01/02/2008 11:43:00
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Oh Pick ~Me Pick Me.... ..

Chris

Molly01/02/2008 11:50:00
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i'll join the mothly crew
DAVID MITCHELL01/02/2008 11:51:00
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I CANT WAIT TO ASSEMBLE AND FLY THIS GREAT LOOKING MODEL
John Conway01/02/2008 11:51:00
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Heres hoping I dont end up with mothballs again this month
Graham Campbell01/02/2008 11:58:00
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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 - Moderator01/02/2008 12:00:00
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So maybe the box art isn't a fantasy?
Alan B01/02/2008 12:06:00
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Thats what I was just thinking David! 
rm01/02/2008 12:06:00
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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 Bouw01/02/2008 12:13:00
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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."

Reference: http://www.nzwarbirds.org.nz/motha.html

 Kind Regards

Robert 

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