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    Thumbs up Rare WWII aircraft to be restored

    BBC NEWS | UK | England | Rare WWII aircraft to be restored


    "A good fighter pilot, like a good boxer, should have a knockout punch..... You will find one attack you prefer to all others. Work on it till you can do it to perfection... then use it whenever possible."
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    Great news!
    Thanks for posting!

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    Cool! or should I say "Bloody good show" (using my faux English accent).

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    Very, very nice.....

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    Just noticed v2
    very appropriate siggy

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    That is pretty sweet.



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    Sweet, their restoring a Defiant!
    "Never was so much owed by so many to so few"- Winston Churchill.

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    Cool, I will have to read up on that plane. Not one I am familiar with! Awesome news though.
    Bryon O.


    "When you are at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!" Franklin Roosevelt

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    Very interesting, thanks V2.
    That's the Defiant from the Battle of Britain Hall at the RAF Museum. There is actually another one in the UK, near Birmingham, which is mainly a faithfull replica, correct in every detail. Someone posted a link on the forum about it recently.





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    Run down to find the bits of Defiants.

    The Boulton Paul Association

    The replica is at Boulton Pauls factory at Wolverhampton. Not sure what the progress is those piccies were taken in 2000

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    Very nice! Always good to see another plane coming back to life.

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    Cool, I used to live there as well!
    "We attack tomorrow under cover of daylight"
    "Daylight sir?"
    "Yes it's the last thing they'll be expecting, a daylight charge over the minefield"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Negative Creep View Post
    Cool, I used to live there as well!
    Hey!
    You live in Plymouth! What area?

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    I live in the Mutley area. Spent 17 years living in Rochester as well
    "We attack tomorrow under cover of daylight"
    "Daylight sir?"
    "Yes it's the last thing they'll be expecting, a daylight charge over the minefield"

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