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Cruelty to Aircraft

Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic photos in here please.
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philipljackson
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Cruelty to Aircraft

Post by philipljackson » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:40 pm

The link of Abandoned, Forgotten and Burnt!! seemed very popular and thought it might be interesting to start another link on Cruelty to Aircraft and add the following as a started for 10

XN728 Lightning F2A Balderton 16th Feb 2010

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Re: Cruelty to Aircraft

Post by benyboy » Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:19 pm

What would be the point in the A1 with out it :D I hope if this aircraft is ever preserved, it stays exactly as it is.
I can see the Swift popping up on this thread pretty soon.

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Re: Cruelty to Aircraft

Post by upnorth » Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:31 pm

OK, I'll stick these two ladies here too:

While neither abandoned, nor burnt; these two certainly are a bit neglected and abused:

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They sit in an annex of the Brno Technical Museum.

I took these pics a couple of years ago and have been meaning to go back to see if they've done anything to at least clear off the grafitti; however, I haven't managed to find time to get out there again.

The MiG-21 had some notable corrosion around the gear legs and the L-29 had a smashed canopy section.

I have no idea what the museum plans for these two, if anything.
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Re: Cruelty to Aircraft

Post by DeanW » Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:42 pm

This used to be a MiG-23! I stumbled across it in a scrapyard near Chelmsford. I think she's an ex-Foulness machine..

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Re: Cruelty to Aircraft

Post by von_trippenhopf » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:18 pm

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Long Marston 'Gate Guardian' :(
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Re: Cruelty to Aircraft

Post by davedubya » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:21 pm

DeanW wrote:This used to be a MiG-23! I stumbled across it in a scrapyard near Chelmsford. I think she's an ex-Foulness machine..
There's a MiG-23 in a scrapyard in Chelmsford?

Is that recent?

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Re: Cruelty to Aircraft

Post by garyscott » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:23 am

davedubya wrote:
DeanW wrote:This used to be a MiG-23! I stumbled across it in a scrapyard near Chelmsford. I think she's an ex-Foulness machine..
There's a MiG-23 in a scrapyard in Chelmsford?

Is that recent?
It is amazing just how many gems slip away un-noticed. :'(

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Re: Cruelty to Aircraft

Post by DeanW » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:00 am

davedubya wrote:There's a MiG-23 in a scrapyard in Chelmsford?

Is that recent?
Yeah it was at Hanningfield Metals in Stock. That was back in April '09, not sure if it's still there now as I haven't been back in a while. Hope that helps! :)

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