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    The Sea King is probably the only medium sized...

    The Sea King is probably the only medium sized military helicopter that we have available and could spare to donate to Ukraine. It will be interesting to see how they perform and if any more than the...
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    Value? Does anyone have the radio valve box in it's...

    Does anyone have the radio valve box in it's original, unmodified, form, referred to by Peter, that they can post pictures of, please, or knows which valve box was used? There were a number of...
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    Yes I was aware of these few privately operated...

    Yes I was aware of these few privately operated Sea Kings but didn't realise that they were the ones being donated to Ukraine.
  4. Thread: Snail mail

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    I remember the time that my brother wrote a...

    I remember the time that my brother wrote a letter to a friend in Australia and left it out for another family member to take to the Post Office to send it air-mail to Australia. The family member...
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    The loss of life is very sad but, unfortunately,...

    The loss of life is very sad but, unfortunately, time can't be turned back. The official investigation/s should be privy to all the information and evidence that is available and hopefully be able to...
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    I just wonder if they are Sea King AEW aircraft...

    I just wonder if they are Sea King AEW aircraft as they were among the last Sea Kings flying with the Royal Navy and would actually be quite useful to Ukraine despite the old airframes. So far we...
  7. Thread: Snail mail

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    Known as "The slow boat to China.". (No...

    Known as "The slow boat to China.". (No disrespect intended to any Chinese reading this.)
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    I think that everyone should wait until the...

    I think that everyone should wait until the official investigation/s have been concluded before they start proportioning blame.

    Quite possibly it could be found that it was caused by no one person...
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    Sea King Helicopters For Ukraine

    Watching Sky News earlier this evening there was a short "snippet" that I happened to hear along the lines of "UK sending Search and Rescue helicopters to Ukraine.". I was surprised to see a photo of...
  10. Thread: Snail mail

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    You may only be a couple of hours away from where...

    You may only be a couple of hours away from where you sourced your item but we're now in the 21st century and so you can't expect your mail to be sent directly from A to B.
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    Interesting analysis. It must be very difficult...

    Interesting analysis. It must be very difficult to keep track of all the other aircraft and also fly your own aircraft all at the same time.
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    Fortunately, it is not all idiots out there, some...

    Fortunately, it is not all idiots out there, some people do own a brain.
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    With these sort of things when things start to go...

    With these sort of things when things start to go wrong they can go wrong very quickly and before people have time to react. Mid-air collisions were one of the unfortunate things that happened during...
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    Depends on the damage, Jim, sometimes it can be...

    Depends on the damage, Jim, sometimes it can be improved.
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    What are the chances of the Commemorative...

    What are the chances of the Commemorative Airforce ever being able to find another B17 suitable to be made airworthy again? I know that there are various examples in museums but what about examples...
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    Good question. My family did run a small holding...

    Good question. My family did run a small holding for a few years in the early 1950's and so it is possible it was purchased for that.

    I am slowly gathering together the various farming hand tools...
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    Sometimes the "damage" can be greatly improved by...

    Sometimes the "damage" can be greatly improved by "careful manipulation". You won't get it perfect but the bent over corners/sides/etc of the covers of hardback books, damaged in the post, can often...
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    Very sad news. A reminder to the fact that when a...

    Very sad news. A reminder to the fact that when a WW2 era bomber is lost it can, sadly, sometimes, mean a large loss of life.
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    Yep I had the same issue a few years ago when I...

    Yep I had the same issue a few years ago when I found a copy of a rare book that I had been looking for on eBay and had to pay quite a high, but still good, price for because of it's rarity. The...
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    MG1918, does the "hammer" have recesses in it's...

    MG1918, does the "hammer" have recesses in it's hitting surfaces on it's head? I was wondering if it is a copper/hide mallet with it's copper and hide inserts missing? Obviously your photo only shows...
  21. But does anyone know what the weapons payload is,...

    But does anyone know what the weapons payload is, in approximate terms, on the new P-8? It's clearly going to be less than the Nimrod.
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    Lovely job.

    Lovely job.
  23. And the Nimrod had a large bomb/weapons bay...

    And the Nimrod had a large bomb/weapons bay running nearly the full length of the aircraft, as well as being capable of carrying external stores, it had a payload of around 10 tons, unsurpassed by...
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    From the photo it looks like it may have been...

    From the photo it looks like it may have been some sort of "special butt-less" version of the Thompson aimed and fired with the soldier's face. :lol:
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    Can we identify the aircraft from what's left of...

    Can we identify the aircraft from what's left of it?
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