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    Once again just looking at YOUTUBE and found this. I haven't seen this before and it is from 2011. Enjoy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAqGfHlY0fU

    Note the videos that are on the side. They are also great.
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    Great looking "'fish"!

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
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    Stringbags are one of my favourite as my dad worked on them in WWII.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Thank you for sharing the video, Bob. I is good to see such an old plane flying.

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    thanks for sharing the video

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    Always have loved that FAA paint scheme... Great little video, Bob!

    All the best,
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    here are my 3 Swordfish closing in on the Bismarck

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    I've been lucky enough to get close up to the Yeovilton Stringbag a couple of times - working in nearby Yeovil for 6 months was a great enabler!

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    I took this at Hamilton when I was there. I was taking pictures and didn't see that I could have gone upstairs to get a better shot but at least I have this one.

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    What would be the closest manoeuvre deck to use for a swordfish do you think?

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    Ignore me, I’ve found Zoe excellent slow aircraft rules. Thanks.

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    Would be a cool model to pair with the upcoming medium Italian bombers.
    Voilą le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    How brave would you have to be to fly one of those against the Bismarck?

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedeby View Post
    How brave would you have to be to fly one of those against the Bismarck?
    Never knowingly under engined! Eh Chris.
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    Under engined, under gunned and definitely under fire... incredible bravery

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    When I did that scenario with my six Swordfish, one of them actually got back Chris!

    Rob.
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    One advantage they had was that the German anti-aircraft guns were not calibrated for anything that flew so slowly but even so it must have taken incredible courage!



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