Over the years we have accumulated a few odds and ends of Airspeed Oxford (and suspected Oxford) bits and pieces (a cowl ring, some landing gear assemblies, what appears to be a fuselage panel). Aside from the two complete aircraft (Wigram and Dairy Flat) is there a project out there looking for Oxford bits?
There should be Oxford stuff in the John Smith collection, everywhere I went around the top of the South Island ferreting out parts in the late '60s people would ask if I was with John smith who was collecting bits, I seemed to be just behind him by a couple of months most of the time.
If there is a highway to hell and a stairway to heaven is that an indication as to the expected traffic flows?
The nose-mounted machine gun (a British-type Browning 0.303" I believe) was an exclusively NZ modifications, and quite a number were equipped with these guns, although they soon went out of fashion and were all removed. I believe the gun mountings were all individually manufactured by machining, so were probably fairly expensive to produce. David D
I just went through Ian Brodie's book of the show and there are no photos of the cockpit displays. I may also have discovered a reason I've not been able to reach the man behind the Manawatu project (link).
Last Edit: Jul 10, 2020 14:11:36 GMT 12 by ZacYates
Thanks to Dave and the forum these bits have now found a home. We were able to help out the NZ2155 project in an exchange that will benefit Hudson NZ2035 and Mosquito HR339. An awesome outcome for everyone.