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Whats is this? Scanned image

Post by drumsey » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:29 am

To be honest I'm not sure if it's military or not but it is certainly nostalgic.

This is one of 17 photos that were given to me as a child by my Grandad. I reckon I've had these images some 25-30 years or so and until this weekend were presumed lost.

The collection includes a few unusual aircraft including this image that I have absolutely no idea what it is. The more recent military photos include a tooled up Buccaneer flying very low level, Nimrod and collection of HS125s. The latter taken in 1978.

Most the images don't have dates on them but nearly all of them have Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd, Brough, Published or Administrative photos stamped on the back.

Happy to post the others if interested.

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Post by Adam » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:47 am

Havent got a clue mate but would love to see the 'rod and Bucc' :)

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Post by Richard B » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:01 am

Intresting picture would love to see more of them,
as for what type it is, not got a clue to be honest.

Key forums is the place to post such pics, the wealth of knowledge on that forum is top notch when it comes to pictures like this.
cheers Rich.

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Post by Flyingmonster » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:44 am

No idea of the type but it reminds me of a Flying Flea type :unsure: be interesting to find out though :thumb:
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Post by alanp » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:44 pm

Philip Jarrett at Aeroplane Monthly is a good bet: infoaero@ipcmedia.com
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Post by viper3111 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:57 pm

Im just wondering if anyone can decipher the writing on the fuselage just below the wing. It looks like a makers mark something like B B, G G or B G. Maybe if we can figure that out then we can find out what it is :unsure: :S

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Post by Richard B » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:41 pm

I made a link over on KEY for any info and got a result.
clic on the link to view what this aircraft is. pretty certain more info will follow,
http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showth ... p?t=102152" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Would be better if i could use a direct picture over on there forum if you do not mind!.

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Post by garyscott » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:58 pm

viper3111 wrote:Im just wondering if anyone can decipher the writing on the fuselage just below the wing. It looks like a makers mark something like B B, G G or B G. Maybe if we can figure that out then we can find out what it is :unsure: :S

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Viper, ive been playing about with the image in 'microsoft office picture manager' and if you pump up the brightness and adjust contrast, within the area you ringed is a circular logo with the letters "B" and "A" in. ;) Blackburn Aircraft??

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Post by drumsey » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:48 pm

Hello Guys,

Thanks to all, particularly Rich for helping shed some light on this mystery object.

I subsequently googled Blackburn Sidecar and came up with this website. http://www.aviastar.org/air/england/black_sidecar.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The photo of the Sidecar on this website is absolutely identical to the photograph I've got including the smudge beneath the fuselage which is clearly visible.

Interestingly, that website also contains several other images that are identical to those I've got at home. Namely the Blackburn TB of 1915, the Blackburn F2 Lincock of 1928 and the Blackburn B1 Segrave of 1930. The photo collection also contains other Blackburn types including an image of the Firecrest, Beverley and a tooled up beautiful Buccaneer.

I'll try and post the other photos when I get home from work this eveing.

Darren
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Re: Whats is this? Scanned image

Post by drumsey » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:47 pm

Some more scans from the information found so far. Been really interesting learning what these all are. Please let me know of any mistakes

Blackburn Mercury, 1911
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Blackburn T.B., 1915
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Blackburn Sidecar, 1919
As above

Blackburn T.3 Velos, 1925
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Blackburn Lincock's, 1928
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Blackburn B-1 Segrave, 1930
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Blackburn B-2, 1932
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Blackburn B-3, 1932
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Blackburn B-48 Firecrest, 1947
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Blackburn B-101 Beverley, 1949
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Blackburn (Hawker Siddeley) Buccaneer, 1958
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Nimrod MR2
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Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

Darren

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Post by Richard B » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:02 pm

Cheers for posting those.
some of them aircraft from bygone days look really nice,

good pic of the Bucc loaded and as per normal Low.
cheers Rich.

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Post by SamP » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:38 pm

Very nice collection of some unusual aircraft, that tooled up Buccaneer is just beautiul! :)

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Post by teeonefixer » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:00 pm

They definitely look like official HSA/Blackburns photos. The Buccaneeer is an S2 (XW52- serial visible) so it'll be 1968 and possibly taken at Holme-upon-Spalding Moor. Design & manufacture of parts of Nimrod was a Brough project in the 60's-70's.

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Post by Adam » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:56 am

That photo of the bucc is brilliant :D

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