Hampden bomber

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  1. KuroOokami

    KuroOokami New Member

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    Hello all,

    I am looking for pictures of a hampden bomber to use as part of an art scene.

    My aunt's father happened to be part of the 83rd Squadron during WWII and was killed in action.

    He flew Hampdens.

    Any pictures would be much welcomed.
     
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    michaelmaltby Well-Known Member

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    Canadian museum of flight has a preserved Hampden.
     
  4. Airframes

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    Has it? Didn't know that - always thought there was only the main fuselage and part wing of one left in the world, currently under restoration in the UK.
     
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    This hampden is under restoration. Here are photos I have seen on the site.

    col_11.jpg Hampden%20wingfit.jpg hampden.jpg team679.jpg
     
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    Great stuff! Thanks for the pics. The colours look a bit odd, but hey, at least it's a Hampden !
     
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    Yes, the colors are a little strange, but on the site, I have seen that the Hampden will be given new colors.
     
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    Thanks again for the info. Looks like they're doing a great job.
     
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    Not entirely sure how much of the Hampden is original and how much is replica. Take a look at the exposed ribbing of the wing root - I very much doubt that operational Hampdens had aerofoil formers made of wood.

    Not criticizing the project...just wondering how much is original?
     
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    Read something on this bird's restoration (or rather rebuild). Not one for the accuracy books, but better than nothing...
     
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    It's a bit like the Elvington Halifax; there's a few original bits in there, like the Hastings centre section, but most of it is plywood, although from the outside you wouldn't know the difference. Like you said Evan, better than no Hampden.
     
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