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 Post subject: Avro Anson
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:27 pm 
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Crap pics but it caught me by surprise, Avro Anson those two radials sound wonderful.




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 Post subject: Re: Avro Anson
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Bristol Siddeley Cheetah 7-cylinder radials I believe.

My father trained as a navigator on Avro Ansons in South Africa in 1943 and 1944. He met my mother on leave before reporting for operations in late 1944. As a child I built many Airfix models; I can't remember why I built an Anson (but I still have it) but it was the only one that my father really cared about getting the detail right.

The one Dad flew had a gun turret, and as a trainer had a cine camera connected to the trigger. He told a ridiculous story (which I believe to be true) about how his pilot required him to fabricate the navigation record at 20 000 feet while they went elephant hunting at 250 feet. I know not whether they had live ammunition as well as film.


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 Post subject: Re: Avro Anson
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My first flight in an RAF aircraft, an Avro Anson on the 29th July 1960 at RAF Middleton St George, now Durham Teeside Airport. The last time I saw one was at the Shuttleworth Trust.


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 Post subject: Re: Avro Anson
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I flew in one many years ago when I was in the ATC.
50 odd years ago! OMG I'm getting (got) really old.

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 Post subject: Re: Avro Anson
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It's owned by BAE Systems Heritage Flight, It lives at the Shuttleworth trust,

https://www.baesystems.com/en-uk/heritage/avro-anson,

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 Post subject: Re: Avro Anson
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I do love the Anson especially the early WW2 variants.

An Anson along with its crew and specialist radio equipment were the unsung hero's of the "Battle of the Beams" by identifying the existence of the German "Crooked Leg" Knickebein radio targeting system for Luftwaffe bombers.

Once identified then effective counter measures were developed.

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 Post subject: Re: Avro Anson
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And for those of you (like me) who only saw "image" and no pics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCD7otOSLCI


Brilliant scale model here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZlER6495KI

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