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    I was just eight when I was first introduced to these things, I remember being passed up into the belly turret of a Lancaster by my father, but I had left my box brownie on the ground.

    But the thrill is still there, the roar of V12's today over my house as a Kittyhawk and Spitfire tore up the sky......love it here(might move closer to the strip though) but get very little work done some days.

    Just a heads up, the twin seater Spittie being assembled at Duxford for the boys here should be shipped to Scone shortly.....and hiding in the rebuild hanger is a Sea Fury.....being worked on as I type.

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    Horse Festival in Scone today, didn't want to be bogged down in horseshit on Mothers Day so took the wife for a tour of the Museum.
    You would have seen these before, but here they are again minus people.

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    Nice collection!


    My first stick time was in one of these!

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    Running out of places to put this stuff.


    Latest addition Hawker Hunter


    .....and these.


    Still have not managed to slip into the rebuild hanger.

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    As promised, a few pics (borrowed) of the Hawker Sea Fury ready for rebuild.

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    The Sea Fury is a fabulous aeroplane. The 18 cylinder radial is a piece of engineering art!

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    Quote Originally Posted by muffett.2008 View Post
    .and these.
    What's the story with the BF 109, i.e. how did it end up in Australiaicon and how/where was it captured? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying10uk View Post
    What's the story with the BF 109, i.e. how did it end up in Australia and how/where was it captured? Thanks
    Its not a real 109, its a mock up replica, and a poor one at that.

    However, the genuine Bf109G that is on display in the Australianicon War Memorial Museum in Canberra is very special, in that its the only surviving example that is still wearing its original wartime Germanicon applied paint and markings.
    Just the thing for putting round holes in square heads.

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    GeeRam is correct, it is a fiberglass mock up made for the BiCentennial in 1988, it was housed at Richmond, but now they are looking for somewhere to dump it.

    I did hear a rumour that the one held at the War Museum has been blue printed , just waiting for someone with deep pockets to take on the task.
    VFR or Caboolture are the likely sites, but Scone has a dozen projects on the go as it is.

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    There are also reports/rumours that Wayne Dawson has the remains of Bf109 G-2 that was recovered from a crash site in Russiaicon, in storage somewhere in New South Wales.
    Just the thing for putting round holes in square heads.

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