G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby Boghopper Mk 11a on Mon 11 Jan 2010, 5:05 pm

It seems as though Tom Blairs FW 190-A8 that is based at Duxford is in the process disassembled by a unknown team.

Reason / Destination unknown

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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby MrAngry2 on Mon 11 Jan 2010, 5:12 pm

Shame to see her leave but was only a matter of time.
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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby HuwJHopkins on Mon 11 Jan 2010, 5:14 pm

Well I'd rather it went to another country and was able to fly than having it sit at Duxford forever. You never know, if it's going somewhere not too far away it might return on some random weekend in July on a different register :tongue:

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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby EMarsh on Mon 11 Jan 2010, 5:15 pm

MrAngry2 wrote:Shame to see her leave but was only a matter of time.


Indeed. Chances are, she was never going to fly in the UK. At least there's hope we'll see light under her tyres abroad. That's what really matters; the local is ultimately irrelevant. Hey, at least we still have Christophe Jacquard's FW-190 to entertain us.

Stupid question for those "in da biz" - theoretically, could you register a warbird in, say, France, but base it primarily in the UK, flying it back to France during the winter 'off season', or would the CAA put their foot down? I know TFC's TF-51D is on the US register still, but it was imported from overseas. I'm guessing it'd be a different story to try and register a UK resident warbird overseas without intent to base it there in the near future...
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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby BenG on Mon 11 Jan 2010, 5:40 pm

Boghopper Mk 11a wrote:It seems as though Tom Blairs FW 190-A8 that is based at Duxford is in the process disassembled by a unknown team.

Reason / Destination unknown

Mart

Mart, the 190 is going to Germany with Meier Motors and will fly!
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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby Ben H on Mon 11 Jan 2010, 5:40 pm

Boghopper Mk 11a wrote:Tom Blairs FW 190-A8 that is based at Duxford is in the process disassembled by a unknown team.


Is Tom Blair aware of this? :grin:
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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby Boghopper Mk 11a on Mon 11 Jan 2010, 6:33 pm

well meier motor is sure gathering a nice collection, with the 190 joining the buchon and corsair they have just purchased

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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby APG on Tue 12 Jan 2010, 8:59 am

G-FWAB was cancelled from the register yesterday (11/01), exported to Germany
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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby Pen Pusher on Tue 12 Jan 2010, 9:08 am

All these WWII type aeroplanes returning back to Germany just before the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Mmmmmm :biggrin:

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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby PhilW on Tue 12 Jan 2010, 9:55 am

Pen Pusher wrote:All these WWII type aeroplanes returning back to Germany just before the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Mmmmmm :biggrin:

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We've plenty of Spitfires to defend against any late last ditch strikes! :grin:
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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby EMarsh on Tue 12 Jan 2010, 9:58 am

PhilW wrote:
Pen Pusher wrote:All these WWII type aeroplanes returning back to Germany just before the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Mmmmmm :biggrin:

Brian

We've plenty of Spitfires to defend against any late last ditch strikes! :grin:


Can you imagine an unannounced massed Luftwaffe sneak attack at an airshow this year, where they fly in from elsewhere. 6 Buchons and 2 FW-190s pulling up from the valley and bouncing Biggin Hill would be pretty spiffy (yes, I know the FW-190s weren't around for the BoB, but to Hell with historial accuracy :grin: )
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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby Pen Pusher on Tue 12 Jan 2010, 10:25 am

EMarsh wrote:
PhilW wrote:
Pen Pusher wrote:All these WWII type aeroplanes returning back to Germany just before the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Mmmmmm :biggrin:

Brian

We've plenty of Spitfires to defend against any late last ditch strikes! :grin:


Can you imagine an unannounced massed Luftwaffe sneak attack at an airshow this year, where they fly in from elsewhere. 6 Buchons and 2 FW-190s pulling up from the valley and bouncing Biggin Hill would be pretty spiffy (yes, I know the FW-190s weren't around for the BoB, but to Hell with historial accuracy :grin: )


Historical accuracy doesn't bother the Americans :biggrin:

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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby phreakf4 on Tue 12 Jan 2010, 10:27 am

EMarsh wrote:....yes, I know the FW-190s weren't around for the BoB, but to Hell with historical accuracy....


Indeed. Imagine a BoB "re-enaction" involving only "genuine" BoB survivors, would be a pretty quiet affair wouldn't it?
nothing is confirmed at a show until it's u/c hits the tarmac or it's running in for it's display.....
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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby EMarsh on Tue 12 Jan 2010, 10:30 am

Those two baby Merlins don't make much of a racket, unfortunately (though it is undoubtedly a sweet, sweet sound). At least they wouldn't have to worry about fuel and pilot availability!

Could be a lot worse - I have nightmares where the Isaacs Fury is bounced by the 1/3 scale FW-190 replica, which is intercepted by squadron of Mk26 "Spitfires"...
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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby Martin the Martian on Tue 12 Jan 2010, 1:42 pm

I think we can run with this...

So the Fw190s and the Buchons are intercepted by a number of assorted Spitfires, while the French-based Ju52 gets walloped by some Hurricanes.

And if we're going to have the Fw190s, why not the Me262s? The Martin-Baker and Air Atlantique Meatboxes could get involved then... :blinky:
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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby HuwJHopkins on Tue 12 Jan 2010, 4:40 pm

EMarsh wrote:Could be a lot worse - I have nightmares where the Isaacs Fury is bounced by the 1/3 scale FW-190 replica, which is intercepted by squadron of Mk26 "Spitfires"...


:grin: :grin: :lol: :lol: Brilliant!!!
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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby jaguar on Wed 13 Jan 2010, 6:46 am

It will be a shame to see her go.

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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby Pen Pusher on Wed 13 Jan 2010, 7:52 am

Clicky News & Links button, top left on Duxford Update site.

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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby BenG on Sat 16 Jan 2010, 8:10 am

The 190 is now in Germany.
The Buchon is not owned by Meier Motors.
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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby EMarsh on Sat 16 Jan 2010, 1:15 pm

Do you know who does own them?

On a semi-related note for those interested, here is a photo from the Meier Motors facilityin Germany, where several independently owned aircraft (including Chris Vogelgesang's Yak 3 and what looks like the Fighter Academy's Yak 9) have been hangared for winter maintenance. Quite a collection in there!

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:drool:
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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby Typhoon on Sat 16 Jan 2010, 3:05 pm

EMarsh wrote:Do you know who does own them?

On a semi-related note for those interested, here is a photo from the Meier Motors facilityin Germany, where several independently owned aircraft (including Chris Vogelgesang's Yak 3 and what looks like the Fighter Academy's Yak 9) have been hangared for winter maintenance. Quite a collection in there!

Image

:drool:


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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby Boghopper Mk 11a on Sat 16 Jan 2010, 3:38 pm

Your quite right, the aircraft are not owned by meier motors, thats the maint / operating company. The chap that owns them comes from Argentina, but its not my place to release his name
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Re: G-FWAB Being Dis-assembled In T2 North

Postby BenG on Sat 16 Jan 2010, 7:45 pm

EMarsh,
Your photo is a little bit outdated and taken from the Aeroplane website (http://www.aeroplanemonthly.co.uk/news/ ... 70936.html)
Yak-3 "White 12" is now flying again as "White 24".

Darlin Ann is no more. She is now painted as Lucky Lady VII.
The Green (Yak) C.11 is now bare metal and polished with red stars, VERY impressive!

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