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XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 01:15 PM
Hi,

When up in Coniston (UK), last week, I came across this Merlin engine from Halifax LL505 which crashed in the nearby hills..

"On October 22nd 1944 at 20:15 hrs precisely, Halifax bomber LL505 crashed into Great Carrs at 2,300 feet and burst into flames. Eight servicemen lost their lives. Seven were Canadian and one British." (Source: Ruskin Museum)

Thought you might be interested. Quite an eye-opener, the construction, especially for so-called 'vintage' technology..

http://doomdark.8bit.co.uk/images/lakes2003/250803_001_MerlinFromHalifaxLL505.JPG


http://doomdark.8bit.co.uk/images/lakes2003/250803_024_Merlin2.JPG


Cheers,
Norris

XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 01:15 PM
Hi,

When up in Coniston (UK), last week, I came across this Merlin engine from Halifax LL505 which crashed in the nearby hills..

"On October 22nd 1944 at 20:15 hrs precisely, Halifax bomber LL505 crashed into Great Carrs at 2,300 feet and burst into flames. Eight servicemen lost their lives. Seven were Canadian and one British." (Source: Ruskin Museum)

Thought you might be interested. Quite an eye-opener, the construction, especially for so-called 'vintage' technology..

http://doomdark.8bit.co.uk/images/lakes2003/250803_001_MerlinFromHalifaxLL505.JPG


http://doomdark.8bit.co.uk/images/lakes2003/250803_024_Merlin2.JPG


Cheers,
Norris

XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 02:34 PM
Norris, we can't see anything!

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XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 03:03 PM
Cippacometa wrote:
- Norris, we can't see anything!

I can see em... :I

Nice pics, do you know why the plane crashed?




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XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 03:06 PM
EvilBen wrote:
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Me too! Sorry, they're quite big and I didn't wait enough the first time
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XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 03:32 PM
i live in stoke on trent home of the spitfire and they got a few merlin engines in a musemum they are sweeet

XyZspineZyX
08-30-2003, 01:26 AM
Aircraft crashed because of a failure to overcome gravity...heh..heh!Remember a good landing is one you can walk away from.........A great landing is one where they can use the aircraft again!!

XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 05:54 PM
Hi,

I live in S-O-T, too, for my sins ;-) I'm near Longton; whereabouts are you?

As to why the plane crashed, I believe that they were lost and visibility was poor causing the pilot to hit the high ground of Great Carrs.

Cheers,
Norris