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#1 Terry Walker

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:43

This replica WW1 Spad at Duxford has a connection to Sherlock Holmes. Indirectly. No prizes.

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#2 David Birchall

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 03:26

Stephen Fry did/didn't-owns/doesn't own - one?
Or was that a flying carpet...?

#3 Radoye

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 08:49

This replica is styled according to the SPAD S.XIII as flown by American ace Eddie Rickenbacker.

Rickenbacker's actual surname was Reichenbacher but he changed it because it was "too German-sounding".

Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty had their final duel at the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland.

Is that it?



#4 UK6

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 15:54


The answer is elementary dear Terence - both craft and virtuoso are highly strung!

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#5 kayemod

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 16:06

The answer is elementary dear Terence - both craft and virtuoso are highly strung!

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Even better, they both have a long pipe.


#6 Amphicar

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 17:21

Both Sherlock Holmes and Eddie Rickenbacker came back after being presumed dead: Holmes after the struggle with Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls; and Rickenbacker twice - once after a crash in an Eastern Airlines DC3 and once after being adrift at sea for 24 days.