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Fighterduck
11-18-2006, 03:43 AM
I was google earthing around last day i wanted so see how duxofrd looks like since i never been there ( i have to sometimes..duxford airshow seems to be so amazing! ) there was a b17, some others jet plane ( i think also an Avro ) and this one...do you know which plane is it?

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Altocirrus
11-18-2006, 03:50 AM
Hmmm. A lot of the british medium bombers look similar to me... maybe a Wellington?

Just a guess

Fighterduck
11-18-2006, 03:52 AM
i also thought so...but im not sure since in not a medium bomber expert ^^ but i dont think its a wellington because elevators dont looks like this<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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GerritJ9
11-18-2006, 04:03 AM
Either a Blenheim or Beaufighter- pic isn't clear enough to determine exactly, but if I had to choose I'd say Beaufighter<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Akronnick
11-18-2006, 04:11 AM
I'm going to say Blenheim because the nose looks too long to be a Beaufighter.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Tooz_69GIAP
11-18-2006, 04:15 AM
I'd go with Blenheim, although it resembles an Anson to me too.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Fighterduck
11-18-2006, 04:39 AM
was thiunking blenheim too because of the tail section..but again im not sure. I know the pics isnt perfect but is is the most detailed view you can have of it.

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Marak99
11-18-2006, 04:48 AM
Of the planes mentioned, the only one that Duxford has had in that condition is the Mk.IV Blenheim. The Beau is still awaiting rebuild in one of the hangers. I've never even seen a Wellington there. Does anyone know if there is a mobile one in the UK?

leitmotiv
11-18-2006, 04:49 AM
Only one type has that horizontal tail, straight back with turret, and snout with glazing---Duxford's Bolingbrook (painted as a Blenheim). Gee, I thought they had totaled it once and for all. Wonder how old the image is?

Fighterduck
11-18-2006, 04:52 AM
so this is a false Blen?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Marak99
11-18-2006, 05:06 AM
No it was a real Blenheim just renamed Bolingbroke for Canadian production. I must admit I don't know what Mk. it was originally.

notamuppet
11-18-2006, 06:49 AM
Hello. I saw a Bolingbroke at work (Airbus Broughton). It had come from California. It looked a bit of a mess and I was told that it was going to be restored as a working A/C but it wont fly again http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif After the restore it will be able to taxi which is better than being a static display.

Fighterduck
11-18-2006, 06:55 AM
agree..taxing is better than nothing..but have a flying blen would be nice ^^

so at the end our X plane is a Canadian Blenheim ?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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IV_JG51_Razor
11-18-2006, 07:55 AM
I think Tooz is right. I'd bet it's an Anson. It looks like the turret is there as well.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Matz0r
11-18-2006, 08:30 AM
It should be the flying -privately owned Blenheim IV I saw there when visiting. Here are pics of the same Blenheim from the ground.


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Fighterduck
11-18-2006, 08:35 AM
an Anson? uhm...dont look like it...the tail is different. Anson have a very triangular one...and tail on this one is "round"

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/Fighterphone/anson_1_3v.jpg <div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Fighterduck
11-18-2006, 08:37 AM
uuuh! nice pics Matz! ^^<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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major_setback
11-18-2006, 10:29 AM
The camoflauge on the wings seem to match up between that first google photo and the ones of the Blenheim.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Fighterduck
11-18-2006, 11:37 AM
agree, on the left wing there is a large green stripe that match with google one<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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leitmotiv
11-18-2006, 12:17 PM
It could only be their Bolingbrook, their Beau, or a Beaufort, which they do not have. The Beau is overall Aussie Foliage Green, and, anyway, a Beau has a bigger horiz tail, short snout, and whopping huge engines. This is the pseudo-Blenheim or I'm Mr Bean. I got to get up close and personal with this item by showing up at the crack of dawn in the winter and demonstrating alarmingly proficient Blenheim knowledge.

Waldo.Pepper
11-18-2006, 06:49 PM
I think it likely THAT IT IS the Blenheim pictured above. But another possibility that no one seems to have mentioned thus far would seem to me to be the Airspeed Oxford. At least one of which is in pretty good shape.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=0335277&WxsIERv=N...9056&next_id=0221555 (http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=0335277&WxsIERv=Nvefcrrq%20Bksbeq%20V&Wm=0&WdsYXMg=HX%20-%20Nve%20Sbepr&QtODMg=Tybhprfgrefuver%20%28Tybhprfgre%29%20-%20Fgniregba%20%28TYB%20%2F%20RTOW%29&ERDLTkt=HX%20-%20Ratynaq&ktODMp=Ncevy%2023%2C%201966&BP=0&WNEb25u=Ovyy%20Ylaa&xsIERvdWdsY=T-NUGJ&MgTUQtODMgKE=Bjarq%20ng%20guvf%20gvzr%20ol%20gur%2 0Fxlsnzr%20zhfrhz%20naq%20gura%20ba%20gur%20pvivy% 20ertvfgre%20nf%20T-NUGJ%2C%20nygubhtu%20gurfr%20znexf%20jrer%20abg%20 pneevrq%20ba%20gur%20nvepensg&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=1235&NEb25uZWxs=2003-04-02%2000%3A00%3A00&ODJ9dvCE=I3388&O89Dcjdg=&static=yes&width=1024&height=629&sok=JURER%20%20%28nvepensg%20%3D%20%27Nvefcrrq%20B ksbeq%20V%27%29%20%20beqre%20ol%20cubgb_vq%20QRFP&photo_nr=19&prev_id=0469056&next_id=0221555)

Full list of Oxfords at Airliners.net

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?&aircrafts...ils=&engine_version= (http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?&aircraftsearch=Airspeed%20Oxford%20I&nr_of_rows=21&first_this_page=0&page_limit=15&sort_order=photo_id+DESC&thumbnails=&engine_version=)<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/sig/p61rev.jpg

leitmotiv
11-18-2006, 10:01 PM
Drag it and enlarge it. That's the Bolingbrook or I'm Elmer Fudd. Besides, the Ox doesn't have a turret---note the ball on the spine in the phot. Constance Babington-Smith

Fighterduck
11-19-2006, 03:22 AM
uhm...but there is a difference between the Blen in the photos and the one in GoogleE...in the pic i posted, the tail elevators are "cutted" in the iternal part, they dont go straight to the tail, and the one in the photos does. Tail elevators looks like more the one of the Airspeed of Pepper. But the camouflage isnt the same and how leitmotiv told, the google one seems tho have a turret.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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leitmotiv
11-19-2006, 06:20 AM
Fuselage is not skinny like an Ox.

ShaK.
11-19-2006, 05:11 PM
Originally posted by Fighterduck:
do you know which plane is it?


its an AERO-plane http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Treetop64
11-19-2006, 05:30 PM
Blenhiem Mk IV, bro. Put money on it.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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JamesBlonde888
11-19-2006, 08:55 PM
My money goes on Avro Anson.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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leitmotiv
11-19-2006, 09:57 PM
The Duxford Avro Anson is overall yellow or silver---it is a post-WWII trainer version with the enlarged cabin and no turret.

Waldo.Pepper
11-20-2006, 05:57 AM
Seems to me there is only one way to find of for sure what it is. Though I still believe Blenheim, or a derivative.

Anyway the way to know for sure, is the way it was done during the war. Find out the width of the taxiway in the photo, or of the access road on the left. From that you can determine the mystery planes wingspan, and know.

I would, but I am too convinced that it is what I think it is to bother.