Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Spinney, 9 Jan 2016.
Vampire was plywood, those look like rivets?
That is indeed a Vampire.
Military birds have transponders and in non combat or non training scenarios - for example, ferrying or transporting through civilian airspace in peacetime - will use them in much the same way civil aircraft do. They have their own rules for training, response and combat, and that's when they get switched off (or if they're being really sneaky switch to a suitable code to emulate a civilian aircraft).
The likes of the typhoon responding to Russkie intruders won't run them, and Daves description of how they're tracked is excellent.
I think so , very small aircraft ,
Cockpit area would have to be metal though.
The Vampire at Hendon is an F.Mk.3 (single-seat fighter), unlike most of the surviving examples (particularly those in the UK), which are the later and substantially redesigned T.Mk.11 two-seat trainer, as in the model photo.
We used to abseil out of these when I was in the Army , good fun !
Me 109E No 3 ?
Yep , there wasn’t many German machines at Hendon , but the 109 is most likely most famous of their WW2 planes , so good to be able to see one up close, I met an old Luftwaffe instrument fitter during my time in Australia , he was attaché to 109 squadrons in the 40’s , very interesting man
I seem to remember that they had a Heinkel He 111, and Junkers Ju 88, Ju 87.
Are they in the process of preserving a crashed Dornier that was recovered from the sea ?
A Heinkel He162 as well.
Hawker Tempest, second from the bottom @ozzboz?
Typhoon springs readily to mind, but doesn't look right.
The RAF Museum has both types. The photo is a Tempest TT.Mk.5 (the black and yellow target-towing markings are a giveaway).
Yep , a Tempest
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