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Canberra Boys

Old 23rd Jun 2017, 16:48
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Canberra Boys

Is it only me?

I have virtually all the "Boys" series, enjoyed the lot, found a host of names, places and incidents to remind me of my miss-spent youth, but I am struggling to get on with Canberra Boys.

Is it layout, content, typeface, style or what?

Certainly not the aircraft themselves, a superb creation, deservedly long-serving.

Perhaps just me?
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 22:57
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Must say I struggled with the writing style of Andrew Brookes. Interesting content but hard to read.

NEO
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Old 25th Jun 2017, 20:07
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A hard book to produce, with so many variants and so many roles to cover.
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Old 26th Jun 2017, 08:48
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Nobody asked me, and I did two tours
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Old 26th Jun 2017, 14:00
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On what variants, with which Squadrons, Sharpend?
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Old 26th Nov 2021, 00:42
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PR9 navigator station Comfort

Came across this

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/did-..._8JjNJsA7j2lJo

cheers
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Old 26th Nov 2021, 09:59
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Originally Posted by chopper2004 View Post
As originally designed, the PR.9 nose looked just like the B(I)8 nose, with a glazed nosecone and a side door. No ejection seat for navigator - he was expected to escape through the door. Nose was later redesigned to incoporate a lightweight ejection seat for the navigator and hinged opening.
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Old 26th Nov 2021, 12:19
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As originally designed, the PR.9 nose looked just like the B(I)8 nose, with a glazed nosecone and a side door. No ejection seat for navigator - he was expected to escape through the door. Nose was later redesigned to incoporate a lightweight ejection seat for the navigator and hinged opening. He was not expected to escape.
Fixed that for you.
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