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Old 16th Oct 2012, 10:28
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Amen to that Mr 'T',

I remember the days, but alas, not the actual date, - mid sixties - it came in from Nowra(?)....Schofields(?)... To Rex Av at BK, where it sat for a while, then took off, flew to Griffith, where they drained out the oils and fuel, and put it up on that pole...where it has sat ever since I guess.

A similar fate to the Spitfire that sat in 'The Terrace' Perth, until it WAS removed, sent to NZ, had moulds made, and now the 'real thing' resides inside the Bull Creek Museum, whilst the fiberglass replica sits on the pole outside...

Decorated in the colors of 451 'Bankstown to Berlin' squadron, which oddly enough had no affiliation with WA....
Except that the Boxing Kangaroo emblem was later used by Alan Bond's yacht race team......
However, it's all good....
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Old 17th Oct 2012, 02:01
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Geez Griffo, the thought of that makes me wince.

So I take it that it is largely complete? The Perth Spitfire is a perfect example.
There is a company in the UK that makes them from scratch too.
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Old 17th Oct 2012, 23:12
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where it has sat ever since I guess
Not so Griffo - ADF Serials - RAN N1 Fairey Firefly
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Old 18th Oct 2012, 01:55
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I recall something fro the UK where various 'gate-guard' Spitfires etc were systematically removed, replaced with fibreglass replicas and restored for display or flight.

Re Gannetts, I think I have some pix of one from Caloundra, buried in the photo box somewhere.
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Old 18th Oct 2012, 21:05
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where it has sat ever since I guess
Not so Griffo - ADF Serials - RAN N1 Fairey Firefly
So this is actually Mickey Mouse! You learn something every day!

I still wish it was a replica up there, but it's a good news story for the original Griffith Firefly.

Never fly a warbird for an American.
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Old 19th Oct 2012, 10:28
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Old 19th Oct 2012, 11:56
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Nice collander!!!
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 04:16
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Nice collander!!!
It also 'Slices and Dices' and will roast poultry in a fraction of a second.
Only $35mil a unit if you're looking for the ultimate in kitchen ware.

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Old 21st Oct 2012, 08:41
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It also 'Slices and Dices' and will roast poultry in a fraction of a second. Only $35mil a unit if you're looking for the ultimate in kitchen ware
American competition for the Thermomix.

On another subject, this should drive the Chemtrails fanatics crazy. A nice clean chemtrail in dirty horrible filthy grey sky.


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Old 21st Oct 2012, 10:27
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....... and QF32
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 11:46
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Hey....this is a family show, none of that engine p0rn thank you!
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 05:53
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Ouch!



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Old 25th Oct 2012, 06:02
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the Spitfire that sat in 'The Terrace' Perth,
do you recall griff how she was mounted in front of the Air Force Assoc HQ where the late ex fitter 2E , one Frank P held court?

My very first night in the west was in the Glynlee guest house next door'
Came in off the red-eye special, did not notice the Spittie there till I flung back the curtains at 10 am on the upstairs front room bay window . . . and BEHOLD
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 06:11
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Oh Dear Mr Trojan,

Did this occur in flight?

Straight home and don't spare the horses
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 06:21
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Not one of the HARS machines is it?
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Old 26th Oct 2012, 03:23
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Old 26th Oct 2012, 03:36
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Are they auxiliary flotation devices on the front of the floats??
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Old 26th Oct 2012, 03:54
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Are they auxiliary flotation devices on the front of the floats?
...........pneumatic dock fenders.
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Old 26th Oct 2012, 04:49
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Oh Dear Mr Trojan,

Did this occur in flight?

Straight home and don't spare the horses
It was shut down before it committed sepacu.

New engine went on today

BTW, the Seahawk was broken too...
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Old 27th Oct 2012, 06:36
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Under or over.... ?

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