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Old 2nd May 2021, 16:50
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Yes I thought so too - with 6 bladed props in 1944 - although they never got the power out the engines they'd planned on
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Old 3rd May 2021, 01:48
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Here's one I had never heard of until I stumbled on it, while trying to solve a previous challenge!


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Old 3rd May 2021, 03:41
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Me 309 perhaps ?
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Old 3rd May 2021, 19:10
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Originally Posted by Self loading bear View Post
I had the same thought about Vickers Valetta.
Or perhaps a Varsity?

When I look at the background i think the aircraft is not in its post-crash position, but might have been hauled,
Crash date could therefore also be before stated period?

Could it be that your father was on a stopover to/from Sudan.
(Egypt, Cyprus??)
He certainly did the trip to and from the Sudan for his military service however this photo appears to have been sent to him by the chap in the actual photo so judging by the shorts it could be anywhere in North Africa.
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Old 5th May 2021, 00:46
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Sorry for the delay, chaps. The Baron has it - the Me 309, a purported replacement for the Bf 109, that didn't live up to its promise and was cancelled.



I wonder how that hinged undercarriage door stood up to the pounding from the nose oleo.




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_309

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Old 10th May 2021, 04:29
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Thumbs up

Sorry chaps,
Just noticed I'm in! Out flying and away, declaring open to any and all,
Cheers.
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Old 14th May 2021, 07:46
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Something for the weekend!




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