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Lysander V9441

Old 10th Feb 2019, 18:29
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Lysander V9441

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Bit of a long shot, a wee while back I posted about Strathallan Airfield. I am currently researching something and wondered if anyone had pictures of a particular aircraft which was on display in the hangar. It was a Westland Lysander No. V9441 with the 'AR' markings of the RAF 309 (Polish) Squadron. It would have the Polish checkerboard flag before the RAF roundel on the fuselage. This is for a project I am working on.
Pictures do exist, but are subject to copyright and finding the owners is proving hard if not impossible. If I use a photo I will credit whoever it belongs to. It is possible that this aircraft was repainted after restoration at Strathallan, other aircraft numbers it could be shown as are, V9367 or V9552.
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 20:40
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It is V9552/G-AZWT which is now owned and flown by the Shuttleworth Collection. It's now in an overall black scheme and carries the serial V9367... Sorry don't have any photos of it.
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 21:08
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Thank you, I will relay the information
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 10:50
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Pictures do exist, but are subject to copyright and finding the owners is proving hard if not impossible
That's likely because those pictures will be over 20 years old, and possibly over 30 years old, if they are of it in the air, as it last flew in those markings around 1987, and then spent next 10 years in a hangar at the Strathallen Collection under acquired by the Shuttleworth Collection in the late 90's.......
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 11:29
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Slightly off subject but when I was working in Brussels the Sabena old timers were rebuilding a Lysander in one of the back hangers
Did they ever finish it??
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 20:05
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From this article
Sabena old timers

OO-SOT restauration started 1982
returned to flight 1987
crashed 2001
rebuild
May 2018 waiting months on carburetor.

suggest to read the article with Google translate

SLB
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 23:55
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OO-SOT appeared at Flying Legends Duxford at least once with the Shuttleworth and ARCO Lysanders - three together, plus if I recall IWM's static airframe on the flightline too.
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 07:32
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It's ex RCAF1582.
The civvy reg is correct of course, but it's not painted on the aircraft, at least as far as I can remember.
Both 'Vxxxx' serials are false.
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