Aviation Photo #1783187 Boulton Paul P-108 Balliol T2 - Sri Lanka - Air Force

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One of 12 such aircraft purchased by Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in 1951 as an intermediate trainer. These aircraft were known for being over powered hence susceptable to "torque stall".The torque stall could occur if the throttle was rammed open at low speed on an overshoot, and the torque generated by the massive power surge to the propeller would cause the aircraft to rotate around the propeller. A number of Royal Ceylon Air Force pilots were lost due to this. This and CA302 are preserved in near flyable state.
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