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 Post subject: Weybread IV: This Time it's Raining
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:16 pm 
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A few bits and bobs from this weekend.

Mustang exhaust stub:

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Mustang fuel filler cap assembly:

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M101A1 bomb tail fuze shipping container:

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Chest pack parachute D-ring and radio knob:

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Large Glyco-Thymoline mouthwash bottle, Zippo for scale:

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B-17 or B-24 RDF "Football" antenna casing:

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More to come in the next few days, including something absolutely astounding.
No spoilers from those already in the know please... ;)

My thanks once again to all involved.

All the best,
PB

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 Post subject: Re: Weybread IV: This Time it's Raining
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:50 pm 
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The promised rare-as-a-rare-thing reveal; a proper genuine 8AF H2X PFF radome!

Crushed, torn and burnt in one spot, but it's virtually all there, including the attachment fittings around the edge. Being made of nothing more than layers of resin-impregnated woven fibre strips, it's survived astoundingly well considering all its been through:

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Most of the fibre is still rock solid under the grey paint:

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I'll leave it to dry out a bit over the next few days before cleaning it up and working out how best to conserve it.

It is an early sectional type, as seen here on one of the 12 pre-production H2X-fitted B-17Gs delivered to the 482BG at Alconbury:

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The two complete H2X radomes at the NASM are of a later one-piece pattern.

All the best,
PB

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 Post subject: Re: Weybread IV: This Time it's Raining
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:30 pm 
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Hi Paul, Good to see you over the weekend, nice to chill out with a few beers and some good company. Good to see you have got a few pictures up already. Mums the word...

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 Post subject: Re: Weybread IV: This Time it's Raining
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:15 pm 
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Wow,

Nice work PB, thats is indeed a rare item, good to see people still went on the dig and look forward to seeing the piccies of the other finds. Must catch up soon, mate, got some time now all the Olympic stuff is out of the way, been too long.

Cheers Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Weybread IV: This Time it's Raining
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:24 pm 
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Hi everyone,

Hear are some photos i took of the weekend.
Thankyou agian for making me feel welcome.

Andy


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Oversize images reduced and reattached. PB
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 Post subject: Re: Weybread IV: This Time it's Raining
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:40 pm 
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More photos of the weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Weybread IV: This Time it's Raining
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More photos sorry about the size.

Andy


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 Post subject: Re: Weybread IV: This Time it's Raining
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:20 pm 
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Wow some nice stuff there.

A few more oxygen tanks I see? and a few 30min walk round tanks.

Now give me that green apple :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Weybread IV: This Time it's Raining
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:16 am 
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To save me putting two lots of photos up please see this link.

http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/battlefie ... -30031-32/

Andy.


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 Post subject: Re: Weybread IV: This Time it's Raining
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381st digger wrote:
To save me putting two lots of photos up please see this link.

http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/battlefie ... -30031-32/

Andy.


I can't see the pictures because I'm not a member of that forum. It says I need to log in to see them.

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