A Southern Biff's Return to Modelling

Diko

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Classic Airframes 4135 Fairey Gannet ASW 1/48 is the one to keep an eye out for on the secondhand sites/Ebay
Yes I see what you mean. I have built the Frog Gannet back in 1961 that was a great build for a thirteen year old.
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Diko

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Individual photos, all are Airfix except the DH Sea Hornet which is Trumpeter (not the best of kits in my opinion).
 

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They’ve got a Walrus at the FAA museum Yeovil, you should see the folding wing locks. Look just like garden gate bolts!!

The Walrus at the FAA museum has a bloody interesting history. She was one of the ones in service with the Irish state. Then in the Middle of WWII a handful of Irish Airmen decided they'd steal her and defect to the NAZI's. They got as far as Cornwall/Devon when they got intercepted by the RAF and escorted in to land. Where upon they were all arrested and the plane and blokes was turned over to Ireland.
 
The Walrus at the FAA museum has a bloody interesting history. She was one of the ones in service with the Irish state. Then in the Middle of WWII a handful of Irish Airmen decided they'd steal her and defect to the NAZI's. They got as far as Cornwall/Devon when they got intercepted by the RAF and escorted in to land. Where upon they were all arrested and the plane and blokes was turned over to Ireland.
The Walrus/Sea Otter are one of those evocative classic 1930s aircraft, I’d love to see flying again.
 

stuskimac

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The Walrus/Sea Otter are one of those evocative classic 1930s aircraft, I’d love to see flying again.
I've seen this a few times at Stoke on Trent on the side of a hill from the A500 near Tunstall
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Qoute from internet "
R.J. Mitchell designed 24 aircraft including light aircraft, fighters, bombers, several seaplanes and flying boats such as the Supermarine Walrus and Supermarine Stranraer. However, he is best remembered for his work on the Supermarine Schneider Trophy series of racing aircraft culminating in the Supermarine S.6B and the Supermarine Spitfire, this monument depicts a spitfire from two different perspectives, and also a sealion or walrus flying boat. He was born close to the site hence their construction.

They can be found on Reginald Mitchell Way in Tunstall, near Stoke on Trent, constructed in the mid 1990's but are currently in need of a bit of TLC."

I often wondered why it was there, now I'm also enlightened.
 
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