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It's Back! Graf Zeppelin's Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 to 4

Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic photos in here please.
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It's Back! Graf Zeppelin's Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 to 4

Post by Northolt Nobbler » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:39 pm

Along with the various lumps of exotica Phil has photographed on his travels, he also caught a large number of aircraft in various states of disrepair at various locations.

Starting at Manston on 24 October 1971

Vulcan B.1A XH483
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Javelin FAW.6 XA829
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Hastings C.1 TG501
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RAF Museum Store at Henlow, 25 October 71

Shackleton MR.3/3 XF703
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Shawbury, 28 October 71

Lots of JP fuselage centre sections
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Luton, 13 November 71

Whirlwind HAS.7 XK907
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Kemble, 25 November 71

"Celebrity" Canberra B.16 WJ777
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Various Meteors
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Argosys
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Binbrook, 13 February 74

Spitfire F.22 PK664. This aircraft was the one which the RAF Museum "paid" Kennet Aviation for the recovery and return of the P-40 which was found in the desert in Egypt a couple of years ago, and is still to make it's way back to the UK
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Halton, 1 August 78

Twin Pioneer CC.1 XM961
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More to follow as I find them...
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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pt. 1

Post by Vulcanone » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:11 pm

Lovely Stuff Phil

I still have memories of the local fire dump inmates at Binbrook, Coningsby, Scampton and Waddington being torched :(

Anymore Canberras and Shackletons? or Lightnings Vulcans Hunters and so on...

Tim

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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pt. 1

Post by Ratrace » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:57 pm

Fantastic..!!

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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pt. 1

Post by paddyboy » Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:34 am

Great memories there, Phil :thumb:

Ye Gods :O

I can remember all those types flying at displays :O

I really must be old :lol:

Thanks :thumbs:

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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pt. 1

Post by Northolt Nobbler » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:28 pm

Next batch...

Higher Blagdon, 9 August 73

Dragonfly HR.3 WN499/CU-911
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Catterick, 24 August 73

Hunter F.4 8002M/XF304
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Various bits of Meteors and a Shackleton
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Four Ways Garage, Feltham, 9 September 73

Two ex-Belgian Air Force Hunters ID52 and ID53
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Knebworth Hall, 8 October 73

Vampire T.11 XE985
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Motive Power Museum at Lytham St Annes, 4 December 73

Vampire T.11 XK624
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Provost T.1 7688M/WW421
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Castle Donington, 13 November 73

Ex-Muscat and Oman Air Force C-47, 501 (one-time personal transport of General Dwight D Eisenhower)
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Potteries Museum, Stoke, 13 November 73

Spitfire LF.XVI RW388/U4-U (it's amazing what you can grow in some places!)
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Royal Umpire Museum, Croston, 4 December 73

Vampire T.11 XD535
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BAC Samlesbury, 11 December 73

Canberra B(I).6 XG554
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Woodvale, 11 December 73

Meteor T.7 WA718
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Chalgrove, 17 December 73

Meteor 'Special' WA634. This aircraft demonstrated a runway ejection (on purpose, and complete with German pilot!) at the 1958 Hanover Airshow!!
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Bicester, 24 January 74

Spitfire LF.XVIc MK732
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1756 ATC Sqn, Broxburn, 11 February 74

Vampire T.11 XD444
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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 and 2

Post by Buccaneer » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:36 pm

Fantastic thread and scanning, love them all, will there be a part 3? I hope so...................................

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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 and 2

Post by paddyboy » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:58 pm

More great shots :thumbs:

Never seen a Dragonfly in the air :O

Even I am not that old :whistle:

Thanks

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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 and 2

Post by Precinct7 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:52 pm

Note the " 40612 " graffiti on the nearest Belgium Hunter at Feltham

you will need to been around at the time to understand this !!

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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 and 2

Post by Precinct7 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:54 pm

should have also said great set, more please Phil

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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 and 2

Post by xkekeith » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:02 pm

Great set, my claim to fame I photographed 40612...... The slides in the loft must dig them out.
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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 and 2

Post by Ratrace » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:38 am

I can remember my dad taking me to look at the Spitfire in the greenhouse type thing in Stoke......first time I'd seen one close up.

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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 and 2

Post by Buccaneer » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:34 pm

Just for the record Hunter 8002M is XF307 not 304......................

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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 and 2

Post by Ferrari » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:14 pm

Brilliant.
I'm sure Ken Ellis (W&R) would be interested in these.

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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 to 3

Post by Northolt Nobbler » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:06 pm

Part 3 - "The Vampire Strikes Back"

13 November 73

Vampire T.11 XD534 at Cheadle Hulme School
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Vampire T.11 XK627 at Hazel Grove School
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1855 ATC Sqn, Royton

Meteor NF.14 WS726
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Vampire T.11 XK637
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1 June 74

Meteor NF.14 WS776 at North Luffenham
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18 July 74

Vampire T.11 XE872 at the Blue Lias Inn, Warwickshire
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Shackleton MR.2C WL751 at Baginton
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19 July 74

Vampire T.11 XH312 at 2506 ATC Squadron, Knutsford
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Vampire T.11 XD540 at the Royal School for the Deaf, Handforth, Cheshire
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Vampire T.11 WZ505 at Bramhall High School
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Vampire T.11 XD434 at Manchester University, Barton
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20 July 74

Vampire T.11 XE993 at 59 ATC Squadron, Huddersfield
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Lightning F.1s XM163, XM145 and XM164 at Leconfield
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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 to 3

Post by slogen51 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:56 am

Lovely stuff.

I don't know who your mate Phil is/was but he sure did get around - a proper spotter.

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Post by jem60 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:48 am

Morning Patrick. You may not have been old enough to see an S.51 Dragonfly in the air, but I certainly was!!. I remember, many years ago, standing on the cliffs at Lee-on-Solent or somewhere, with my parents, on a windy day. There was a sailing dinghy in trouble about a mile off shore with two occupants. Dragonfly couldn't find it [very choppy, difficult to see] A lot of commom sense from everybody came into play. Helicopter flew towards us twenty or so spectators, turned round behind us and hovered. Everyone realised what he wanted, we fanned out along the cliff top, and stretched our arms out all pointing at the dinghy. He followed the angle, and rescued the two occupants. Good day.
Lovely pictures. Happy memories of 45 minutes in a Vampire T11 from Shawbury through what is now called the Mach Loop. :)

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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 to 3

Post by Ratrace » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:56 am

More class piccies, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 to 3

Post by Vulcanone » Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:21 am

I am just glad that Phil took pics of some of these, in the heady days of loads of aircraft that were availble for preservation.

Its in stark contrast to what happens now :( :'(

Keep them coming Phil :clap:

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Post by Phil » Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:57 pm

Leconfield - 20th July 1974. My birthday and first show at Binbrook.

Well done Lee on publishing Phil's back catalogue.

Regards
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Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Pts. 1 to 3

Post by Graf Zeppelin » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:29 pm

slogen51 wrote:Lovely stuff.

I don't know who your mate Phil is/was but he sure did get around - a proper spotter.
If you come to the Northolt Night Photoshoot you will find out that I am still around! :D

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