Rare WWII aircraft to be restored

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  1. v2

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    Great news!
    Thanks for posting!
     
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    Cool! or should I say "Bloody good show" (using my faux English accent).
     
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    Very, very nice.....
     
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    Just noticed v2
    very appropriate siggy :)
     
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    That is pretty sweet.
     
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    Sweet, their restoring a Defiant!
     
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    Cool, I will have to read up on that plane. Not one I am familiar with! Awesome news though.
     
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    Very interesting, thanks V2.
    That's the Defiant from the Battle of Britain Hall at the RAF Museum. There is actually another one in the UK, near Birmingham, which is mainly a faithfull replica, correct in every detail. Someone posted a link on the forum about it recently.
     
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    Run down to find the bits of Defiants.

    The Boulton Paul Association

    The replica is at Boulton Pauls factory at Wolverhampton. Not sure what the progress is those piccies were taken in 2000
     
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    Very nice! Always good to see another plane coming back to life.
     
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    Cool, I used to live there as well!
     
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    Hey!
    You live in Plymouth! What area?
     
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    I live in the Mutley area. Spent 17 years living in Rochester as well
     
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    I went to uni down there (the faculty with all the satellite dishes on top). I started off in Stoke but soon saw the light. I moved to Lipson, then North Hill (Drake's Circus end of Mutley Plain), Crownhill for a while and then by the Greenbank Hospital (now gone), not far from the Wellington pub.

    Loved it, walking in to lectures on a sunny day and you can see the sun glimmering off the sea. Fantastic.
    I keep meaning to visit, see the old places again. Many a night of drunken debauchery in Kitty O'Hanlon's... :)
     
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    Maybe nice to know, this year the Dutch Airforce museum will get a Brewser Buffalo "replica". I heard It will partly be made with parts of KNIL B339's, so not totally a replica.
     
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    Very good to hear, looking forward to seeing the finished restoration.
     
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