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User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 458 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3993 times:
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Found a clip on You tube of the 50's aviation era.

At 7min 35sec into the clip what is this strange propliner... Looks like its at SBAC

http://www.youtube.com/v/YyCTpZvjW1U&rel=1

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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1186 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3930 times:
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Quoting Babaero (Thread starter):
what is this strange propliner...

It's the Armstrong Whitworth Apollo
http://www.aviastar.org/air/england/arm_apollo.php

Glad to be of help

Scooter01



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User currently offlinePlaneInsomniac From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 647 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3874 times:

This clip is cool! At around 5:30 you see what appears to be a B-17 converted to a civilian airliner, which were rather rare, for all I know. You also have to love the propaganda-style tone of the narrator.


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User currently offlineFairchild24 From Sweden, joined Jul 2007, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3847 times:



Quoting PlaneInsomniac (Reply 2):
B-17 converted to a civilian airliner, which were rather rare, for all I know. You also have to love the propaganda-style tone of the narrator.

Dear All

The predecessor of SAS, SILA had a 7 of thouse, it was B-17 who had to divert from bombing mission over Germany
to southern of Sweden, The Goverment got them for free and had SAAB in Linköping to convert them to Airliner.

The first civilian run over the pond was 27 juni 1945.

Cheers

Göran



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User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3729 times:
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thanks for all the replies

User currently offlineVisityyj From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3447 times:



Quoting PlaneInsomniac (Reply 2):
what appears to be a B-17 converted to a civilian airliner

In fact it's a Handley-Page Halifax (or maybe a Halton): http://www.handleypage.com/Aircraft_hp70.html


User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 5961 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3350 times:
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Quoting Fairchild24 (Reply 3):
The predecessor of SAS, SILA had a 7 of thouse, it was B-17 who had to divert from bombing mission over Germany
to southern of Sweden, The Goverment got them for free and had SAAB in Link�ping to convert them to Airliner.

I think there was a short story in Airways a couple of years ago about that.



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User currently offlineRongotai From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 477 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

I may have missed something somewhere, but as far as I could see the only type in the whole video that still has examples today in commercial service was the DC3!

User currently offlinePlaneInsomniac From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 647 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3209 times:



Quoting Visityyj (Reply 5):

In fact it's a Handley-Page Halifax (or maybe a Halton): http://www.handleypage.com/Aircraft_....html

I am impressed. You are absolutely right! I was not aware there was another bomber with such a similar nose section, but the tail clearly gives it away. I am really impressed by your plane knowledge!



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User currently offlineHangarRat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

Absolutely amazing video. I'll be sharing that with my dad and grandmother. I can't be sure, but I have a feeling the instructor it shows briefly during the mention of crew training is my grandfather.

I can't seem to get back to the standard youtube page from the link. Any idea when the film was produced?

Thanks for posting.



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3131 times:
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That entire 9 minute, 47 second video was worth watching solely for the 5-second-long Brabazon flyby...

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8414 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3116 times:
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That was great!

Quoting PlaneInsomniac (Reply 2):
You also have to love the propaganda-style tone of the narrator.

That was the standard of newsreels in those days, pretty much any old British documentary or news-type story was narrated by what sounds like the same person!



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