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  1. Njaco

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    #1 Njaco, Dec 29, 2010
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    Some pics of aircraft clipping the tree-tops during WWII. Sources are noted, otherwise unknown.
     

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    Great stuff Chris. The Mosquito, code HT-E, is not WW2 though. It's a TIII, which was owned and operated by BAe at Chester, UK, until a fatal crash at Barton, Manchester, in the mid 1990s. That actually looks like one of my pics, but can't be sure. On air-show practice days, the pilot used to bring the kite in very low, and I mean low, with only a couple of feet clearance under the props ! It was a great aircraft, and great crew, sadly missed.
     
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    Thanks! I thought something was amiss with that pic - didn't look like it was taken 60+ years ago. Also thought that Ameins raid pic would interest you.
     
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    Nice pics. I have them all ID'd except the 3rd one down. At first glance, looking at the nose, I thought it was a Coronado. Then I noticed the 6 engines and the tail was wrong. What is that?
     
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    Nevermind, I just ID'd it as a BV 238. Is that right?

    Wiki says it's the only one ever made so that's a rare pic
     
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    #6 Njaco, Dec 29, 2010
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    Bv 238 - correct!

    I believe its a pic of the taxxing trials on Lake Schaal in April 1944.
     
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    Good shots! Particularly like that second one with the SM79's.
     
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    Betty Torpedo bombers, notice how the higher aircraft is getting most of the AA fire
     

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    [email protected] thats low!
     
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    Here is what a low pass looks like from inside. I asked my pilot if we were trimming weeds.
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    Wheee! Bearcat on a low and fast pass.
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    My late buddy, Nazzy.
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    Doug Jardine wowing Riverside.
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    Thats a few of the ones I have, that I can publish without getting anyone in trouble.
     
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    top shots....8)
     
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    Great shots Eric!
     
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    EXCELLENT PHOTOS AND SHOTS GUYS!!!!!!!!!!:headbang: :cool:
     
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    a few more.......
     

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    love that pic of the Betty's
     
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    That is some post, PB. :)

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    Wow! Also found this.....
     

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    Some fantastic shots there Neil. The B17 low over the grass field was taken at Barton, near Manchester, UK, during the pre-airshow Press day. It was then flown by Don Bullock, who had a habit of dragging a wing tip across the grass.
    The pic of the Spitfire and the boy on the bike is from 'A Bridge to Far', shot in Holland, not the 'Longest Day' as stated.
    The former BAe Mosquito, now sadly lost, was great to see at displays. Again at a Press Day at Barton, this thing came in so low, it had to 'jump' over a small farm trailer being used to stake out the crowd-line fencing, causing the volunteer fencing crew to hit the deck rapidly!
     
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    Cool shots guys!
     
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