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Some planes I saw at the Imperial War Museum a week or so ago

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2 To be lower though the clouds from a Zeppelin in this took a man with a lot of guts..... and a little crazy i think
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What's #11?

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Looks like a Zero to me.

IIRC ATAIU is the acronym of the allied unit out of Australia that tested captured japanese aircraft.

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That's a captured Zero. I can't tell the model from here.

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tulsaboy wrote:
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Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero BI-05 . It was a captured aircraft evaluated by the British in the Pacific Theatre. How it survived, even in this form, is amazing to me.

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That V-2 rocket is amazing and frightening. Good museum in the south part of London, I had the chance to visit there a few years back.

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Thanks, guys. Amazing survivor. I think it looks pretty neat just as it is.

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you guys got it, its a zero


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it doesnt change much and I can't help but feel that is criminal to hang those machines in the air and not allow them to fly....


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Criminal would be cutting them up to make new Red Bull cans. ;) :lol: They can't ALL fly.

Thanks so much for sharing. I hope to go there someday. 8)


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it doesnt change much and I can't help but feel that is criminal to hang those machines in the air and not allow them to fly....


Criminal!!! You must be joking. These aircraft are incredibly original airframes. You need to have some of them preserved like that. Not everything should be made to fly again. Don't get me wrong, I love flyers, but you would have to replace so much on these birds to get them flying again. I'd much rather have a mostly non-original flyer come from a bad wreck, than one of these aircraft.

The spitfire even has its original WWII paint on it. It's a Battle of Britain survivor too. Why would you want to get rid of all that history just so that it flies again? The zero has it original markings as well.

As far as not changing much, that's a load of rubbish too. True, the museum doesn't move its big exhibits that often, but the rest of the museum is constantly changing with different, highly detailed and interesting displays and themes. There's a great one in there at them moment on the Blitz. Honestly, there really is no pleasing some people.

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In reference to photo #2 I saw that in Howard Hughes "Hell's Angels". They lower the bomb aimer down through the clouds and he directs the Zeppelin when and where to drop the bombs. I thought it was something that HH made up. Learn something new everyday.


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We are not allowed to say H_ll on this board?


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Bill Greenwood wrote:
That V-2 rocket is amazing and frightening. Good museum in the south part of London, I had the chance to visit there a few years back.


I dragged my wife into this one back in '91, great museum.


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The spitfire even has its original WWII paint on it. It's a Battle of Britain survivor too.


Yup....R6915 flew 58 operational sorties with 609 Sqn between July 29 and Oct 25 1940, and has 3 destroyed, 2 shared destroyed, 4 damaged & 2 probables to it's credit.
Also of interest concerning R6915, was that the pilot that flew it's last 3 Battle of Britain sorties was high scoring RAF ace John Dundas, who only 4 weeks later shot down the then leading Luftwaffe Experten Helmut Wick, before moments later himself getting shot down by Wick's wingman Rudi Pflanz. Both pilots KIA.


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