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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2445 on: January 11, 2019, 07:13:46 PM »
Yesterday was a special day. Not likely these 4 will be together again anytime soon. Honoured to meet @GavinWilliamson and good to see @AOC_1_Group on a very busy day for the new Maintenance and Finishing facility👌🏻@RoyalAirForce @RAFMarhamMedia @StnCdrRAFMarham @BAESystemsAir

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« Reply #2446 on: January 14, 2019, 09:16:32 PM »
Thanks to our man in "New Zealand" I get the best / latest G2 on what's happening in the NZ warbird world. Thanks ZY!

This is a montage from various sources.

Here is a photo from a quick join up during "Flight 1" of PZ474 yesterday (2nd photo). Is amazing that Steve Hinton could quickly join up for a couple of photos during the very first flight, shows just how well the aircraft performed straight out of the box. We spoke about a quick join but the Mossie is very complex machine so it is important they get on with the flight and go over a long list of checks.

The job of the chase plane is to check for issues visually and be called in for checks by the Mossie crew if need be and as it is such a busy time so I was not expecting a quick join up.

So well done Avspecs and everyone involved in the build, to see 474 perform so well is not surprising due to the restoration teams eye for detail and in-depth knowledge of the type but to see the first two flights of this beautiful aircraft made for an amazing day so thanks to you all!







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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2447 on: January 15, 2019, 02:57:52 AM »
What is wrong with this Volkswagen?




Lufthansa's D-ABKJ Boeing 727 Europa Jet, christened 'Wiesbaden' (after the German city), being serviced by a ground crew at Flughafen München (Munich, Germany), ca. 1975.
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2448 on: January 15, 2019, 03:00:11 AM »
Ah! the sh&t truck    ;D , you definitely see some weird vehicles at the airport

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2449 on: January 15, 2019, 03:36:30 AM »
Would make an interesting diorama build if you could get all the parts.
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« Reply #2450 on: January 15, 2019, 09:04:26 AM »
That could make an interesting conversion, starting from a VW van.

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2451 on: January 16, 2019, 01:32:00 AM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2453 on: January 18, 2019, 02:12:53 AM »
Have a shave you unruly bugger! ;)
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2454 on: January 18, 2019, 03:50:46 AM »
Really! I was wondering how he gets a seal on his O2 mask!

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2455 on: January 18, 2019, 07:00:16 AM »
The waste services truck in the pic with the 727 is not a VW. I think it's a Barkus B1000 (?) series van as the bulges for the headlights are not correct for a VDub. The big bulge should be on the bottom not the top.
Mind you if you were going to do the dio substituting a Combi as a s*#t truck it would be good enough.
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2456 on: January 18, 2019, 07:29:36 AM »
... I think it's a Barkus B1000 (?) series van as the bulges for the headlights are not correct for a VDub...

It makes more sense that it would be based on a FWD vehicle ... but what the heck was an East German-made van doing at Flughafen München in 1975  ???
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2457 on: January 18, 2019, 07:51:47 AM »
I went back to original post and found this comment:

It appears to be a Hanomag-Henschel F35 truck, customized by 'MAFI /Trepel Transport Systems'. The reversed, forward-facing cab allowed the truck to be parked close to the waste port without needing to reverse, which would have required a second person, and could have resulted in an (expensive) collision with the aircraft.

And this:

They were horrible to drive. The cab was just turned around on the chassis, so effectively you were reversing but you were looking forward. The gearbox was changed to make it possible to drive through the gears in the usual way, with the rear end in front of you; but the self centering of the steering was not changed, making that you had to fight the steering constantly. There was no power steering in those Hanomag Henschels which made them dangerous to drive. Stupid concept, they were generally hated by us. We had one for toilet service and one for water service at Rotterdam, secondhand from Frankfurt.
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2458 on: January 19, 2019, 04:17:57 AM »
Oopppsss...

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« Reply #2459 on: January 19, 2019, 06:04:30 AM »
Basler BT-67 Conversion

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