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  • 25-07-2013, 06:54
    graham preston
    Its up on Youtube guys

  • 24-07-2013, 23:59
    chrisvs
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Joe View Post
    Tried to find it on Channel 4 I player or whatever it's called and couldn't find it.
    Try this link:

    The Plane That Saved Britain - Channel 4

    Its on again 7pm Sat 27th July
  • 24-07-2013, 21:43
    Big Joe
    Tried to find it on Channel 4 I player or whatever it's called and couldn't find it.
  • 24-07-2013, 20:53
    Flipper
    The mossie was a great plane, it could outrun anything in the air at the time. When they first built them they didn't even put guns on it because nothing could catch it to have a dogfight!
    It also had a 4000lb bomb carrying capacity which was the same as the early B-17 flying fortress. It could do two bombing runs over Germany in the time a B-17 could do one.
    They fitted some them with 32mm cannon in the underbelly that could blow a hole in the hull of a submarine.

    Until work went feckin balistic for me I was a volunteer down at the mossie museum in London Conley, if you are in the area please make a visit, they really need the support

    Thanks

  • 24-07-2013, 14:48
    Andy 1936
    Last Friday evening the bloke that MOT's our cars rang "Bought something I want to show you... I'll pop round" 15 minutes later he's outside with a Rolls Royce Merlin engine in the back of his pick-up! It came from a crashed aircraft and it's purchase has been a long term process (the investigation & insurance procedures have taken more than 7 years to complete). It could be a 'Packard' built engine - the magneto's & some other ancillaries are US built - but the block will make one hell of a coffee table!
    I'm going to volunteer to strip it for him - I'd love to win the bent camshaft for a piece of garage art.
  • 24-07-2013, 11:21
    ALS57
    Great stuff indeed. Used to see one flying at various airshows until the 70's
  • 24-07-2013, 08:41
    steve1275
    Great programme,very much the forgotten plane.Sad old git,I remember seeing these flying over Lincolnshire when I was a kid.
  • 24-07-2013, 00:15
    bluestang
    Missed that will try and catch it on 4oD

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvs View Post
    For anyone interested in these marvellous machines the De Haviland Heritage Centre is well worth a visit

    de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre
    Second that a great little museum, took my kids there a couple of years ago
  • 23-07-2013, 22:51
    John Camaro67
    Watched it, it was excellent. You can still see it on 4oD catch up. Highly recommended viewing.
  • 23-07-2013, 22:07
    chrisvs
    Billed as the plane that saved Britain, it was definitely under-rated it could out perform the likes of the Spitfire being so fast that defensive measures were considered unnecessary and it was all made out of wood by cabinet makers.

    For anyone interested in these marvellous machines the De Haviland Heritage Centre is well worth a visit

    de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre
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