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signalnorth
08-29-2009, 04:34 AM
I'm in Southport UK and I've just seen (Sat 11.15am) a ww2 aircraft fly quite low overhead that I couldn't readily identify. Can anyone help?

It was 2 engined. Had a tail like a Lanc , had D day stripes on the underneath of the wings and I don't think it had a top turret (but hard to swear to from my angle of view) . Made a hell of a noise and was great to see! Any ideas what I've seen?

signalnorth
08-29-2009, 04:34 AM
I'm in Southport UK and I've just seen (Sat 11.15am) a ww2 aircraft fly quite low overhead that I couldn't readily identify. Can anyone help?

It was 2 engined. Had a tail like a Lanc , had D day stripes on the underneath of the wings and I don't think it had a top turret (but hard to swear to from my angle of view) . Made a hell of a noise and was great to see! Any ideas what I've seen?

Col.BBQ
08-29-2009, 04:42 AM
B-25 Mitchell most likely.

Speedfellow
08-29-2009, 06:58 AM
Like this ?
http://www.flightglobal.com/ai...b25-mitchell-jpg.jpg (http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/photos/history/images/22781/cwh-n-a-b25-mitchell-jpg.jpg)

The_Stealth_Owl
08-29-2009, 07:24 AM
Could you tell me the numbers ont the plane and what color was the plane?
What were the markings, British or American?

I am leaning towards the B-25 and some other...

But, the B-25 dosnt make that much noise.(I'v seen one) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

RAF_OldBuzzard
08-29-2009, 07:48 AM
UUUHHH, Speedfellow....

Could you make that pic a bit larger? I'm having trouble making out the details.

Lt_Letum
08-29-2009, 08:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by The_Stealth_Owl:
But, the B-25 dosnt make that much noise.(I'v seen one) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Tell that to the deaf B25 pilots.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The only significant complaint about the B-25 was the extremely high noise level produced by its engines; as a result, many pilots eventually suffered from various degrees of hearing loss. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you saw a quiet one; you saw one with it's PP all the way down.

CUJO_1970
08-29-2009, 08:40 AM
Would be cool if it was an Avro Manchester.

Pigeon_
08-29-2009, 10:09 AM
Beechcraft Model 18 (C-45) perhaps?

http://www.arc-duxford.co.uk/images/b18_harvard.jpg

VF-17_Jolly
08-29-2009, 10:31 AM
It was Grumpy (http://historicflight.org/grumpyreturns/) Going back to the States http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/grumpy.jpg

berg417448
08-29-2009, 12:07 PM
The B-25s I've seen and heard at airshows were quite loud. The last one I saw was louder than the two P-47s that passed by in formation shortly afterwards.

GoToAway
08-29-2009, 12:31 PM
Yeah. When a B-25 passes overhead, you feel it in your chest as much hear it in your ears.

If somebody saw a "quiet" B-25, I'd question if it was actually a B-25 or if it had completely different engines. It's a hell of a lot louder than anything with an R2800 in it, and that isn't exactly a quiet engine itself.

Mr_Zooly
08-29-2009, 04:02 PM
Saw the plane @ Duxford this year and was quite impressed with the display.

Bo_Nidle
09-03-2009, 03:17 PM
It was definitely a B-25 Mitchell. It flew over Stoke that morning heading North West about 1030hrs or so.

I was at work and made everyone look out of the window as "history was flying past".

Police officers can be so rude sometimes! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

ElAurens
09-03-2009, 04:07 PM
Having actually flown on a B-25 I can tell you that it is without doubt the loudest thing I have ever experienced, with the exception of gunfire (up close) and AA Fuel dragsters.