Post by Dave Homewood on Jan 6, 2013 22:15:54 GMT 12
By the way, most of these coloured shots had discoloured really badly to a red hue, so if they don't look perfect it's because they have been manipulated to bring them back as close to true as possible.
Post by Dave Homewood on Jan 6, 2013 22:37:56 GMT 12
This is the Lancaster NX665 (WU-13) which was donated by France to the People of new Zealand. I assume it's after arriving for the musuem rather than just visiting while in French service but I don't actually recognise where this is.
Here it is much later (or its wingtip anyway - there are many more Lanc shots to come)
These photos fill in the missing links of what I guess are planes now restored and on show, but were then in quite poor shape - except perhaps the Lanc but it looks so different in those colours! So much work to get them tidy.
Post by corsair5517 on Jan 7, 2013 10:32:43 GMT 12
That first lot brings back memories of charging about Little Malaya looking for an Auster that had been parked in a tree in the 50s(?). Found what was left of it and, should I find the photos, I'll post them!
The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese
Post by Dave Homewood on Jan 7, 2013 21:45:48 GMT 12
I have to say this set of photos really blew me away. It seems MOTAT volunteers have been given access to scavange useable bits of Sunderland NZ4114 that is in the process of being scrapped at Onerahi circa 1972. Were any forum members involved in this? Is there still a good cache of spares at MOTAT then from this?