TFC Gladiator @ Duxford - 10Apr13

TFC Gladiator @ Duxford - 10Apr13

Postby Pen Pusher on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 9:33 pm

The TFC Gladiator was wheeled out into the sunshine this afternoon and taken down to ARCo where John Romain was going to perform the initial engine runs as he has experience of aircraft with Bristol Mercury engines and no, I don't know when it's going to fly again.

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With the BBMF Hurricane sitting in the hazy sunshine outside the ARCo hangar, I was on the look out for the black BBMF Chipmunk and it didn't twig at first when a silver & dayglo chipmunk touched down. First time I've seen this colour scheme. The Hurricane is now back at Coningsby and the Chipmunk was still sitting on the jet pan at Duxford when I left as it had brake issues.

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Re: TFC Gladiator @ Duxford - 10Apr13

Postby Screechy on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 9:03 am

Nice angle on the Chippie, like that one, very nice.

Was rooting around Duxford on saturday (13/4/13) and saw at the back of the conservation hangar , the fueselage of Big Beautiful Doll. Where has that come from? It surely can't be the one that crunched over the back??
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Re: TFC Gladiator @ Duxford - 10Apr13

Postby beefer on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 12:30 pm

It is probably the replica from the Imperial War Museum that used to be hanging from the roof.
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Re: TFC Gladiator @ Duxford - 10Apr13

Postby Screechy on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 12:51 pm

Yeah right, that makes sense, that would account for the He-162 as well
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Re: TFC Gladiator @ Duxford - 10Apr13

Postby Hasboman on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 2:37 pm

Gladiator had engine runs today: http://fighter-collection.com/cft/gladi ... into-life/

Harry :biggrin:
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Re: TFC Gladiator @ Duxford - 10Apr13

Postby F-86 on Tue 16 Apr 2013, 10:03 pm

Screechy wrote:Nice angle on the Chippie, like that one, very nice.

Was rooting around Duxford on saturday (13/4/13) and saw at the back of the conservation hangar , the fueselage of Big Beautiful Doll. Where has that come from? It surely can't be the one that crunched over the back??

The Mustang is the one that was at Duxford in the 70's before going on display at the IWM in London. And no it isn't a replica.
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Re: TFC Gladiator @ Duxford - 10Apr13

Postby Cudworth on Tue 16 Apr 2013, 10:24 pm

Screechy I was at Duxford 13th for the safety day fly in! Bit windy weren't it...
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