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I have completed profiles for all the 3-axis recreational, GA single and GA multi engine aircraft for which I had photos of my own. If you have/know of an aircraft you would like added to the showcase, please let me know. If you can supply a photo or two, so much the better.

 

I have a large number of airliner photos, but I think aircraft with more than 20 passengers need to be in a separate category from GA multi, so I will ask Ian to add an airliner category. I also have a collection of military aircraft photos, both current and past military. Should these be grouped together, or should separate military and warbirds (old) categories be added? I have already requested some new specification items to be added so I can profile rotorcraft.

 

Your suggestions would be appreciated.

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I would like to see warbirds in WW1 and WW2 categories if possible. Thanks for the resource so far.

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Thanks Peter. WW1 might be a bit thin on the ground, although there may be a few replicas around. I was thinking of the WW2 and Vietnam aircraft from Temora, the HARS Catalina, etc., and current aircraft such as the Hornet, F35, C17, etc.

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Thanks Peter. WW1 might be a bit thin on the ground, although there may be a few replicas around. I was thinking of the WW2 and Vietnam aircraft from Temora, the HARS Catalina, etc., and current aircraft such as the Hornet, F35, C17, etc.

Back when I was working for Personal Plane Services at Wycombe Air Park (Booker) in England I worked on the restoration of an original SE5a. Don’t know where it is now.

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Thanks Peter. WW1 might be a bit thin on the ground, although there may be a few replicas around. I was thinking of the WW2 and Vietnam aircraft from Temora, the HARS Catalina, etc., and current aircraft such as the Hornet, F35, C17, etc.

Are you limiting it to Australia? I have quite a few WW1 photos but taken in NZ and the UK. Replicas and originals. I agree there are not many in Australia.

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There seem to be heaps of WWI planes in NZ- being restored or built as replicas.

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As usual, the Kiwi's punch well above their weight. That 2 island lot have the same population as Melbourne, Numerically. They lost a lot of good folks in both wars as well.. Nev

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More than happy to have NZ planes, or anywhere else for that matter. As I said in the OP, I would welcome photos as I don't have many of those WW1 aircraft. Sharp images over 750 x 422 in jpeg format. I can resize larger photos. Use this email address: [email protected].

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There is a wonderful ww1 story where the NZ prime minister lifted the pommy one ( Lloyd George) up by his lapels to explain to him that the NZ boys had not been sent over to be "shot like rabbits".

If only those kiwis had taken their troops home, they might have changed the world for the better.

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Nick Caldwell at Tyabb has a Sopwith Pup which he built from scratch using original drawings. Turned all his own brass fittings and all. I can’t find a close-up photo of it but this is what they look like

http://www.aviation-history.com/sopwith/pup.htm

 

Very sweet little aeroplane used by Navy as well because of docile handling.

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Nick Caldwell at Tyabb has a Sopwith Pup which he built from scratch using original drawings. Turned all his own brass fittings and all. I can’t find a close-up photo of it but this is what they look like

http://www.aviation-history.com/sopwith/pup.htm

 

Very sweet little aeroplane used by Navy as well because of docile handling.

 

 

Amazing !!! its performance & specifications fit neatly into RAA . The machine gun might be frowned on, just a little.

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Red, I've got quite a few WW2 publications (some Restricted rating), and they have a lot of B&W photos in them, that I could scan, if they suit your purpose. They are not "professional quality", or high resolution, due to Wartime restrictions.

The problem with most WW2 aircraft is that they were under constant and major development, and you can't just produce one photo and say, "This is a Spitfire, or this is a Beaufighter - because the design changes were major and frequent.

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As you will have noticed from the showcase, most aircraft have a list of variants and developments. As you say, it would be an almost impossible job to cover them all, at least not doing it on your own. So I profile one example of the type, and post a link to other websites, mainly Wikipedia, where hundreds of others have compiled the information. But wiki doesn't have it all, and I have to search out other websites to get the information. I just found a large collection of photos I forgot I had. I've got enough to keep me going for a couple of years. Most are from overseas, so if there any local Rec or GA I've missed you're more than welcome to send them.

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Kitplanes for Africa, Bushbaby 500 and safari. I can find some pics and maybe SteveL from forum has a fairly recent one. They are similar to the Kitfox

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I've only just found out that numerous copies of the WW2 magazines in my possession, are available online.

The magazine is the U.S. Army-Navy Journal of Recognition, and it was produced to ensure that soldiers and sailors could identify the difference between friend and foe. "Friendly fire" has cost a lot of lives, in all wars.

 

https://archive.org/details/USANJOR194501

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Nick Caldwell at Tyabb has a Sopwith Pup which he built from scratch using original drawings. Turned all his own brass fittings and all. I can’t find a close-up photo of it but this is what they look like

http://www.aviation-history.com/sopwith/pup.htm

 

Very sweet little aeroplane used by Navy as well because of docile handling.

 

Nick's is actually a Sopwith Snipe.

Dave Marshall at Riddell's had a Sopwith Pup, built by Transavia (same as the RAAF Museum's one), but he sold it recently.

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Age mightn’t weary but it sure plays hell with the memory. Thanks Neil.

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Thanks Peter. WW1 might be a bit thin on the ground, although there may be a few replicas around. I was thinking of the WW2 and Vietnam aircraft from Temora, the HARS Catalina, etc., and current aircraft such as the Hornet, F35, C17, etc.

 

Hi,

 

For Australian WW1 planes you should contact TAVAS (The Australian Vintage Aviation Society) - formed by Andrew Carter. They have a number of WW1 replicas up in Queensland. Google TAVAS, or check their Facebook page for contact details.

My Airdrome Airplanes Sopwith Pup replica should be ready in a year or two.....

 

Cheers,

Neil

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Age mightn’t weary but it sure plays hell with the memory. Thanks Neil.

 

Yeah - I can't remember if my memory's failing or not....

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There is a wonderful ww1 story where the NZ prime minister lifted the pommy one ( Lloyd George) up by his lapels to explain to him that the NZ boys had not been sent over to be "shot like rabbits".

If only those kiwis had taken their troops home, they might have changed the world for the better.

Why can't Australia's leaders show some backbone in dealings with the Yanks?

We cringed with shame over Holt's "All the way with LBJ" but it's still happening.

Instead of standing up to American war mongering, as did NZ's great David Longey, our latest PM grovels to Trump and offers to help him make war on Iran.

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Why can't Australia's leaders show some backbone in dealings with the Yanks?

We cringed with shame over Holt's "All the way with LBJ" but it's still happening.

Instead of standing up to American war mongering, as did NZ's great David Longey, our latest PM grovels to Trump and offers to help him make war on Iran.

You're not aware of what China has been doing with our PNG and Pacific neighbours?

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You're not aware of what China has been doing with our PNG and Pacific neighbours?

Very much so. Blindly sucking up to one side or the other won't make much difference.

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I think the PM gets briefed on things we dont know about.

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Sorry OK (and others). What's that got to do with the aircraft showcase? Politic commentary belongs on What's Up Australia.

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Amazing !!! its performance & specifications fit neatly into RAA . The machine gun might be frowned on, just a little.

Now that's an ideal Management Control tool.

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