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#151 Wuzak

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 00:32

The Mosquito FB.26 makes its airshow debut.

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#152 David Lawson

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 17:20

There was a nice little piece about the de Havilland museum and the Mosquito in yesterday's episode of "Celebrity Antique Road Trip", it only lasts a few minutes but it's worth a look on iplayer if you missed it.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 18:01

If this has been mentioned before, apologies, but there is a close motor industry connection to the Mosquito too.

Hundreds of Mosquitos - 800 according to the records - were assembled by Standard in Coventry from 1943 to 1945, most of them then being flown out of Ansty aerodrome (east of the city) for the first time.

Details ? It's all in my STANDARD book, which was published in 2011.

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#154 Odseybod

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:41

If this has been mentioned before, apologies, but there is a close motor industry connection to the Mosquito too.

Hundreds of Mosquitos - 800 according to the records - were assembled by Standard in Coventry from 1943 to 1945, most of them then being flown out of Ansty aerodrome (east of the city) for the first time.

Details ? It's all in my STANDARD book, which was published in 2011.

GRAHAM


And I believe Armstrong-Siddeley used the Ansty runways for testing post-war?

#155 AAGR

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:31

O/T ? : Standard's Sir John Black's son has recently contacted me to remind me that, at the height oif Standard's Mosquito period, Sir John demanded that each and every new aircraft to be built should over-fly his personal office to prove that it actually existed .... twin Merlins at 500 feet, anyone ?

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 13:33

A few of us are going to the Salisbury Hall museum late october if anyone else is interested



#157 Odseybod

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:33

A few of us are going to the Salisbury Hall museum late october if anyone else is interested

 

Please keep me posted on a date once decided, Richard (though I'll be in Foreign Parts for the 25/26/27 weekend).