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When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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hi peter, it would be great to see whatever pics you have of either example. it seems from what i have seen that both planes were in similar condition so it would be interesting to get a perspective on both. i still cant get over just how much work it must have been to bring this plane back to something recognisable!! it sure says something about peoples passion and determination. :shock: cheers, sim.


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peter, i tried the link that i provided again and it seemed to work fine for me. maybe try just entering the url manually? ive never heard of active x so im pretty sure that i dont have it on my computer. not much info on the hampden though anyway. good luck ! sim.


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Here's a shot of the ongoing restoration of the East Kirkby example, taken late last year. I'll post some more when I get home this evening.

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Sim,

A few more shots of the Vancouver Hampden - P5436

This was by far the worst condition of the two by virtue of the extensive seawater corrosion.

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Any idea what (if anything) they did to neutralize the corrosion after the recovery?


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...and here some more shots of P1344.

Firstly at the recovery point in the Murmansk region.
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airlifted by helicopter
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and again at the layout point in the UK
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and finally a very poignant moment. Jim Robertson inspects the aircraft that his father was killed in when he was just a toddler, nearly fifty year after the event. It was very special... for all of us.
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those are fantastic pics peter!!! thanks very much for posting them! sim.


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