Tuesday, August 09, 2016

big bombing bird... just huge for it's day; the Handley Page bomber

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  1. From Wikipedia: "A second flyable Vimy replica, NX71MY, was built in 1994 by an Australian-American team led by Lang Kidby and Peter McMillan, and this aircraft successfully recreated the three great pioneering Vimy flights: England to Australia flown by Lang Kidby and Peter McMillan (in 1994),[17] England to South Africa flown by Mark Rebholz and John LaNoue (1999) and in 2005, Alcock and Brown's 1919 Atlantic crossing was recreated, flown by Steve Fossett and Mark Rebholz."

    The same guys are planning to top it with this one: http://www.thenational.ae/uae/uk-team-plans-to-build-replica-of-1930s-aircraft-that-connected-sharjah-to-the-world

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    1. thank you! Great info! (it will take me some time to look through that and see what to post about it)

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  2. That replica, NX71MY can be seen at Brooklands Museum. I saw it when I was there in 2014.

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  3. Nit-picking, but the picture above is of a Handley Page V/1500, not the smaller Vickers Vimy. That next plane is to build one of my favorites, the Handley Page H.P.42.

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    1. yes, I know. But Kim was nice enough to comment about it, and might have mistaken it for a Vimy... and gave me that cool tip about a Vimy getting built recently, so I popped that note into the post so I'll remember tomorrow to look into it and see if I can find something about a Vimy getting flown around the world recently. That would be epic!

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  4. Mistaking a H.P bomber for a Vickers. How embarrasing. And now I can't find my hara-kiri knives....

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    1. oh phooey, I've made (and sill continue to make) so many errors identifying things it's ridiculous. Think nothing of it

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