BOAC Solents

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Re: BOAC Solents

Postby ant » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:16 am

Many thanks to all - am updating my info.

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Re: BOAC Solents

Postby sunderlandnut » Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:29 am

Allan

Thanks for your extra info. I have more Solent info but would have to dig for it.
My Excel database only gives bare details with comment boxes and hyperlinks etc not included in my post.
Am busy today but working on it and will get back to you.

Thanks for the ‘Flight’ pages, I hadn’t seen those before.

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Re: BOAC Solents

Postby Pondskater » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:38 pm

It is good to have our data merged, My database is very much a work in progress, and a lot gathered only recently - hence all my questions.

The info on Solway/City of Liverpool being set aside for a planned cafe came from Norman, who's been a good mentor.

Keep an eye on this thread, I'll come back to it as I uncover more info, even if it takes months! I want to get to the bottom of which aircraft became Solent 3s - and what that meant.

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Re: BOAC Solents

Postby sunderlandnut » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:07 am

Allan.
You may find this of interest.
From Short's house mag The Short Story Jan 1947.
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Re: BOAC Solents

Postby TASSE » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:33 am

A nice photo of Rochester as i knew it.

Thanks, TASSE.
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Re: BOAC Solents

Postby flyernzl » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:47 am

G-AKNR / ZK-AMQ WFU Jun54, B/up Auckland 1957
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Re: BOAC Solents

Postby Pondskater » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:13 pm

Great image - really not much margin for error either side of those main wheels on that slipway for an aircraft that cost £140,000. :shock:
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Re: BOAC Solents

Postby sunderlandnut » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:06 am

Let's see if I can open an old Seawings thread which I have saved.

http://www.bestfreeforums.com/forums/ab ... eawingscou

I was surprised that the photos were not in Bryan's Solent gallery.

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Re: BOAC Solents

Postby TASSE » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:25 am

Hi Richard
In the link that you have given they talk about the engines facing outward.
Shorts left them like this when they swept the wings back on the Sunderland as it helps with asimetric thrust should an engine fail in flight.

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Re: BOAC Solents

Postby ant » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:21 pm

Great stuff chaps! Many thanks.
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