Research list - info needed

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  1. s1chris

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    #1 s1chris, Nov 17, 2013
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    Hello,

    ********Updated List********


    I'm after as much information about any of the following aircraft as possible please.
    Better still would be photographs. (all dates in UK format) -


    1) Dakota C-47, 42-93525, 321st Transport group. lost 21-10-44
    2) Lancaster I RF150 424 Squadron. Lost 4/5-4-45 - Research complete - only photo required
    3) Blenheim IV, R3912, 13 O.T.U. Lost 5-7-42
    4) NA B-25 Mitchell, FL193, 13 OTU. lost 21/09/1043 - Crew research complete - Only plane data needed.
    5) Spitfire Mk1a, X4773, 9 MU, lost 16/11/1940 - Only Squadron coding/lettering needed.
    6) AW Whitley V, LA831, 81 OTU. lost 14/7/1943 - Only Squadron coding/lettering needed.
    7) Arado 234, W/Nr 140589, 8/KG76, lost 09/03/1945 - Only Squadron coding/lettering needed.
    8) Fairey Swordfish Mk1, L9716, lost 31/07/1940 - All information about the aircraft including Squadron coding.
    9) HP Halifax LK901, 1667 HCU, lost 08/11/1944 - Only Squadron coding/lettering needed.
    10) Ilyushin IL-2, No: 1071973, Red Air Guard, lost 08/07/43 - All information needed.
    11) Curtis P-40K, US Serial:42-10083, Soviet: Unknown. - All information needed
    12) Supermarine Seafire, SR611, 1832 FAA, lost 23/04/1950. - This one was built on 19/06/1945 so I still class it as a WW2 aircraft even though it wasn't lost until the 50's. Any clues to what it was up to in 1945 would be helpful plus any wartime pictures.



    Basically the above I have relics from and will need to model and document much history about each as possible.
    The key bit of information I need for them is the squadron codes and any relevant technical information about each one.

    I have around another 20 that need research.

    Help appreciated.

    Cheers Chris
     
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    Chris, I cannot help with those 3, but why not go ahead and post the remaining 20 as I might have something on one of those. Best of luck!
     
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    No problem. I'll get the complete list put up by the end of the week.
     
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    There's a whole website dedicated to your Lanc: Untitled Page
     
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    Tracker, great info. I now have the illusive QB-W squadron code from your info so thanks.

    Cheers Chris
     
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    Glad it helped!
     
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    Agree with David. If the rain keeps me off the golf course this week as the weatherman has promised, research will give me something to do.

    Geo
     
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    I might even start some more research myself now that England have well and truly messed up my World Cup watching schedule.

    I've still got around another 20 I need info for so if you get extra bored Geo let me know.

    Cheers Chris
     
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    Tonight is my last nightshift in camp and the weatherman has "promised" 5 of my 7 days off will have rain so feel free to post your list Chris.

    Geo
     
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    Nice one Geo, I will amend the first post later today.

    I currently have 37 relics from different aircraft crash sites and am resisting the urge to add more based on not being able to keep on top of the research and corosponding model builds. I think there are a couple, my Russian P-40 and shturmovik being the main offenders, that I just won't be able to find anything out about.

    Cheers Chris
     
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    List is now updated. All help is appreciated 8)
     
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    #13 fubar57, Jun 25, 2014
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    All right Chris, the easy one first....

    chris.JPG

    ...the aircraft had a 690hp. Bristol Pegasus IIIM.3 engine.

    Geo
     
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    Cheers Geo, what does the (G3P) mean?
     
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    Gotta be the code I think. Other aircraft in the squadron had G3 and a different letter.

    Geo
     
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    Perfect , I've never seen a code with a number as the second character.

    Nice one.
     
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    #12: Supermarine Seafire F.XV SR611...1800R.R. Griffon VI
    Delivered Receipt And Dispatch Unit(RDU) July, 21 1945
    Packed Aircraft Transit Pool(PATP) Sept. 1945

    Geo
     
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    PATP - would the "packed" part of that denote that it spent wartime in a crate? Could make for an interesting build lol
     
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    Yep, just build a box with the usual "Some Assembly Required" stenciled on the side. Looking for photos of the Swordfish, I have some dedicated books and some FAA books.

    Geo
     
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    #20 fubar57, Jun 25, 2014
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    Not your aircraft but it gives you an idea about the codes...

    chris.JPG

    Geo
     
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