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    Spotted this new series starting on the ‘Yesterday’ channel on SKY TV. Covers lots of stuff under the Hornby corporate umbrella (Hornby, Corgi, Airfix, Scalextric etc). Quite watchable to be fair, not patronising or looking to poke fun at modellers/enthusiasts which makes a change. First episode is about a Hornby train, however second episode is about Corgi creating a new 1/48th model of a Bristol F2b.... now I’m sure that will interest some of us, the trailer had some gratuitous shots of various Bristol Fighters....I’m off for a lie down in a dark room, lol.

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    No fondling those Bristols Chris, even in a dark room.


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Does the kit come with twin rows of bullet holes inflicted by a certain black-and-white Fokker D.VII?
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    I will watch it and find out.... feel like we should settle this grudge match at the next show, lol

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Now I would like to see that duel take place.

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    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Good grief man!
    This calls for a G&t to steady my nerves.
    Kyte.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Now we need a time and place for this duel.

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    We've already done it - twice!

    Someone seems to have forgotten it; fair enough, there's been plenty of excitement since then!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    From Wiki
    By the outbreak of the Second World War, all but one of the home-based Gauntlet squadrons (616 Squadron was the exception) had re-equipped with more modern fighters. However, the type remained in frontline service in the Middle East for some time; a flight of Gauntlets remained in service with No.3 Sqn of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in the Middle East when Italy declared war in 1940. These aircraft were briefly used for ground-attack operations against the Italians before being retired from operations owing to maintenance problems. In August 1940, 430 Flight RAF was formed in Sudan with a mixture of Gauntlets and Vickers Vincents in the army co-operation role during the East African campaign, with the Gauntlets carrying out bombing and strafing operations against Italian forces. Gauntlets continued in use for meteorological flights until 1943.
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    Lol nice one...

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Well are you going to pick it up Tim?


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Well are you going to pick it up Tim?
    Why?

    I've already given his favourite Bristol a good shoeing twice!
    I've nothing to prove.

    And, anyway, I already have two sets of armoured gauntlets, and the one pictured above doesn't match them.....
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    I have just watched the Hornby programme about making a model Bristol Fighter. It was interesting.

    It raises a question, which I hope our Bristol Fighter expert can answer. Why was it designed with a gap between the fuselage and the lower wing? The programme said it was to improve the pilot's view.

    That gap was a problem for the model maker because he was afraid that the fuselage would break off from the small struts underneath.

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    The only evidence I can find backs up what was said in the program about the wing gap giving extra visibility.

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Ah, the old 'Platex effect', you need to be careful when your Bristol's lift and separate!

    Lest we forget

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    lol, good one John

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Here is an extract from a book I have (sorry for the low quality, hope you can still read it!):

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