View Full Version : Gannet for Sale

4th Jan 2003, 18:39
Anyone want a Gannet?

Barnstormers (http://www3.electriciti.com/aviator/9701140b.html)

5th Jan 2003, 09:55
Well, I think the Navy should have a whip-round,and get it ready for the CVF when it comes along.
Be good to see it whining along with Air Atlantiques Shackleton!:)

5th Jan 2003, 11:37
Gorgeous! If I had a spare bit of dosh......

Were they ALL build at White Waltham? I can remember German and Indonesian Navy Gannets crewtraining at Blackbushe.

5th Jan 2003, 13:22
The prototype was built Hayes and then dismantled and moved by road to Aldermaston for it's first flight on the 19th Sept 1949. Trials continued from Aldermaston until early November when testing moved to White Waltham.

Production a/c builds were split between Hayes & Stockport.

The Hayes a/c went to RAF Nothholt for their first flight and then flown to White Waltham for the installation of operational equpment and final testing.

The Stockport machines went to Ringway from where test flying was carried out.

All the AEW 3's were built at Hayes

5th Jan 2003, 14:05
Too bad Maggie couldn't round one up during the Falklands business.

For want of a Gannet, more than one ship was lost.

5th Jan 2003, 20:30
Many thanks etsd0001. I went over to Hermeskeil (museum) near Trier, in November and almost wish I hadn't. Not the best season to look at once proud machines, rotting away. They have XL450 there.

6th Jan 2003, 11:44
There is a Gannet and a Dragonfly (?) at the Historic Dockyard Museum at Chatham.

I wish that they could find a corner of a shed to put them in during the winter.

6th Jan 2003, 13:47
And there's a Gannet at Midlands Aviation Museum, in need of some TLC. Unfortunately they just don't have the cash. Lovely a/c they are. :) The Gannet was one of the first a/c where I could remember what engine powered it!

6th Jan 2003, 14:42
Engine:- Armstrong Siddeley Double Mamba

Iron City
7th Jan 2003, 13:44
They don't name them like that anymore, do they.

7th Jan 2003, 14:27
One of Mrs P's bridge partners, who sadly died last year, used to fly Gannets. He said he hated them!