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Tony Bennett22/03/2017 19:20:12
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Started this project on sunday and it is progressing well.

Tony B

Colin Leighfield22/03/2017 20:46:24
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You are running like a production line, amazing! Wil this be the MR2 or MR3?

Peter Miller22/03/2017 21:05:53
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Go on! 220 Squadron!!

Tony Bennett22/03/2017 21:17:46
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It's the mr2 version.

hopefully get the wing centre done by the end of the weekend.

Tony B

Andrew Price 222/03/2017 22:08:48
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My ACT Squadron, Peter.

Good luck on this build Tony. I shall, as usual, follow it with interest.

ERIC CLAPHAM22/03/2017 22:25:13
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Great stuff. My first posting (1963) fresh out of Halton as a rookie J/T, was MOTU, Kinloss on Mk.1 T4s. Following with interest.

Peter Miller23/03/2017 08:29:09
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Posted by Andrew Price 2 on 22/03/2017 22:08:48:

My ACT Squadron, Peter.

Good luck on this build Tony. I shall, as usual, follow it with interest.

I was on 220 in the middle 50s. We had Mr1s, Mr2s AND MR3s.

Andrew Price 223/03/2017 17:27:07
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I was in 220 (St Albans) in the later 50's, Peter.

Sadly, I don't think we could have fitted any of the MR's in the yard there. We even had to go over to the Station forecourt to carry out our drill practice - much to the amusement of the younger train travellers!!

Tony Bennett24/03/2017 19:20:56
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slowed down a little bit now.

Tony B

Mike Etheridge 124/03/2017 20:18:36
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I was amazed to be told at the Gatwick aircraft museum that the Shackleton (not all) could have rocket assisted take off and had facilities for carrying a nuclear bomb. They had two Shackletons at the museum and one was accessible. My friend and I had long discussions with some former crew members in the cramped fuselage interior of the Shackleton, which was considered a 'live' aircraft as it was capable engine runs.

Mike Etheridge 124/03/2017 20:26:17
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I have just checked out the Gatwick website, they still have one Shackleton which had jet engine take off assistance, not rocket..

www.gatwick-aviation-museum.co.uk

Tony Bennett24/03/2017 21:01:41
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small viper jets with a limited run time before they exploded.

Gatwick Shackleton

Tony B

Mowerman24/03/2017 22:50:03
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The 'joke' amongst us ground crew was that the Vipers produced just enough power to carry them and the fuel they needed. Flying from south coast to St Mawgan at night the Vipers were ruin part of the way to burn off excess fuel for landing as they couldn't dump over land.

Tony Bennett27/03/2017 20:42:39
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Been cutting ribs ad making dihedral braces and sheeting bits.

waiting for motors now, so i will go back to the biplane till they turn up.

Tony B

Tony Bennett29/03/2017 18:23:34
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That is all

Tony B

onetenor29/03/2017 18:49:42
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Looking good boss

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