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OT: Show off your expertise... and help out the RAF Museum

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Anyone here who's a subscriber to Cross & Cockade will have seen this but for those as aren't, the Royal Air Force Museum has released a whole bunch of WW1 aviation-related photographs on Flickr and are inviting people to add such information as they can or wish to, whether it be identifying an aircraft type, or a person... anything that adds to the knowledge basically.

 

Here's a link to the Cross & Cockade page which will tell you more... http://www.crossandc....asp?Display=79

 

It's worth a look just for the photos, anyway.

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Not having any expertise to show off with in this case, I am nevertheless very glad that you posted this, Dej.

After more than 90 years these photos surface now; and if only to give people like me a better, closer insight

into the lives of British airmen of the time.

Some shots are almost intimately close, and they make little stories around the photographed persons come

up in my mind. Every-day-life little stories; stories of failures and success, and of the spare time inbetween;

time they knew to fill with life, as I have learnt from Cecil Lewis' own writing.

 

Thanks a lot for posting these links, Dej!

(Bookmarked!)

Edited by Olham

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But Olham! Did you also see the article in the sidebar about the historically accurate Albatross D.III replica that flew for the first time last April?! Correct engine and all, apparently - "an original six cylinder Austro Daimler engine, produced in 1917!” Maybe you have information on this from other sources, but wow, that is an achievement... took them 20 years!

 

Note the test pilot comments: "already on the second flight I felt so connected to the aircraft that I couldn’t help by doing some aerobatic manoeuvres”. These manoeuvres included a series of touch-and-go, a stall, some tight turns and a Immelmann... Sounds like a good (and/or crazy) pilot, and a very well-handling aircraft...

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Note the test pilot comments: "already on the second flight I felt so connected to the aircraft that I couldn’t help

by doing some aerobatic manoeuvres”. These manoeuvres included a series of touch-and-go, a stall, some

tight turns and a Immelmann... Sounds like a good (and/or crazy) pilot, and a very well-handling aircraft...

Now you understand, what I mean when I say I love that lady! ...

Yes, I know the craft and have posted about it several times.

There is even a good video on the web about her maiden flight.

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