timz
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Which Runway? (1960 LHR Pic)

Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:25 pm

Assuming this ... DC3? is still aligned with the runway, which runway has it just taken off from?
 
rwy04lga
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RE: Which Runway? (1960 LHR Pic)

Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:29 pm

Uhhh, forgot something?
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RE: Which Runway? (1960 LHR Pic)

Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:47 pm

I see no picture - but in 1960, I believe Rwy 05L/23R and Rwy 05R/23L were active - which could result in photos of aircraft on approach that cannot be replicated today.

This was the 1955 runway arrangement

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ae...raph_of_Heathrow_Airport,_1955.jpg
 
timz
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RE: Which Runway? (1960 LHR Pic)

Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:20 am

That's what I'm wondering-- is this 23R? Or is the aircraft departing 27R/28R and 23R is in the foreground?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/allhails/5476851214

[Edited 2012-10-04 17:22:21]
 
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RE: Which Runway? (1960 LHR Pic)

Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:11 am

Looks to me like Runway 33R/34R. Great picture to find.
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