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Small brown dog:


Winner of the 1927 Venice Schneider trophy race, Supermarine S5 N220 resides at Duxford in the spring of 2017 sporting fresh paint and awaiting transportation to the Solent Sky Museum for the 90th anniversary Schneider race exhibition.

Of course this is all fanciful crap because other than a few bits and pieces there are no surviving airframes from the S5 family. Solent Sky does have a propeller from the original N220 and of course a complete example of a Supermarine S6A which is actually the 1929 race winner N248. With the 1931 race winner (S6B S1595) currently peeling paint in the science museum, 2021 could have been a perfect time to display all three together.

To be honest I guess we should be thankful that these two airframes exist at all considering the 90 and 90plus years of each.

Duxford hanger photograph taken circa 2018, much to the amusement of a couple of people wondering why some guy was taking pictures of empty spaces.

Hope this is OK here as it is sort of a what if.

GTX_Admin:
 :smiley:

apophenia:
Lovely  :-*

Generally speaking, "fanciful crap" is to be preferred over what passes for reality these days  :P

On the S.5, there was the Leisure Sports replica. A nice compromise but it just wasn't the same thing as the real deal. As your title says: If only it was true ...

Small brown dog:

--- Quote from: apophenia on July 01, 2021, 09:18:03 AM ---

Generally speaking, "fanciful crap" is to be preferred over what passes for reality these days  :P



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I'd drink to that.

sharkman:
That's cool!

What model did you use for the pic?

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