Two Iconic Brit Fighters

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jonrog1
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Re: Two Iconic Brit Fighters

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Saw an engine warm up at Brooklands of a Sopwith Camel, I always thought of them in terms of tuned and pimped lawnmower engines, but the power and noise coming out of it was staggering, more F1 than Hover - Mower! Clip below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtMepZkJiPk

My favourite old war bird has to be the Bristol Beaufighter, brutal and fugly…..
https://www.bing.com/images/search?view ... &eim=1,2,6

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=br ... ORM=VRDGAR

jonrog1
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Re: Two Iconic Brit Fighters

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Bristol Beaufighter night fighter/ Coastal Command, always had a soft spot for the fugly beast since seeing it for real at Hendon, it's a big beast!

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Re: Two Iconic Brit Fighters

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During the early 1980s I took part in a UK government make-work scheme called the Community Programme (anyone remember that?) in which I worked at the Shuttleworth Historic Aircraft Collection at Old Warden in Bedfordshire for a few months.

Amongst the other more menial tasks I had one of my favourite gigs was polishing the cowling and forward fuselage of the collection's Hawker Hart with Duraglit.

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