Garden Centre find.

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A small garden center where I live has a strange cone standing in the corner. When I asked the owner he said is was from a Canberra Bomber and if I knew anyone interested who wanted one let him know. So, does anyone have a picture of a Canberra Bomber nose cone or does anyone need one? I didn't have a camera but it's about 5 feet tall. I would guess 4-5 feet diameter at the bottom. The bottom has a metal band with screws about 4-5inches wide. Seems to be made of some fiber glass type material. This is just a guess. Could be weathered metal. It's coated in a cream colour but not paint. Just seemed an interesting find and an unusual answer which sounded plausible.
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Generally speaking, Canberra bomber noses are made of clear perspex and smaller than you describe. The Canberra T.4 trainer has a short and curved metal nose cover, the PR.9 has a large metal nose section. I'm wondering if it could possibly be a fibreglass radome from a T.11/19, seen here, http://www.flickr.com/photos/8782469@N05/4790025571/. The T.22 features a fibreglass radome which is the same as a Buccaneers, but it is long. There are of course countless modified Canberras, really need to see a pic of the said item.

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Doesn't look like that cone. It's rounded at the top and the taper is more gradual. Next time I'm passing I'll ask if I can take a pic and post it. No, it's not the clear nose cone like a Lancaster. It's a solid, `not see through` cone. To be honest it's more like a Vulcan nose, but don't get excited as it's probably not Vulcan, just looks more like that.
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A row of Canberra noses. I'll leave it to Pagen and others to let you know which is which, 'cos I can't remember :o http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc106/pondskater/527.jpg
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Does it have to be Canberra? A Meteor NF might fit.
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Wouldn't 4-5ft diameter would be pretty big for a Meteor though?
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..... or does anyone need one?
PM sent hampden .
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Sean, Owner of Canberra B6 cockpit WJ775 is on the look out for a nose for his Canberra... I will pass this info on to him just in case he's not seen it..
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Alternatively, it could be the nose cone from the RAE DC3 Mayfly. The nose cone was sold a long while back when Booker Aircraft MUseum had a sell off

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I'll try and grab an image (with owners permission) Wednesday and post it here for you.
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Will you have a tape measure on your person to confirm the width etc please ? .

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http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g372/munnst/RAF%20Rescue/nose_cone.jpg
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Well I am sure it is not a PR9
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Too small for javelin??

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Will you have a tape measure on your person to confirm the width etc please ? .
I didn't have a measure to hand. It's 6 feet 2 inches tall approximately. I'm 6 foot and it was a few inches higher than me. Next time I visit I'll try and measure it.

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A B1 Vulcan tailcone! Richard
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A B1 Vulcan tailcone! Richard
It's Looking like you might be right Richard... http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee359/aeropark/901_cranwell4.jpg
It's Looking like you might be right Richard... http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee359/aeropark/901_cranwell4.jpg
That looks like it has straight sides, whereas the garden centre one has distinctly curved sides. Simon

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Its not a missile nose cone is it?

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Would the construction be useful. I'll post a close up. Seems to be covered in a woven material type stuff. Could be fibre glass or carbon fibre? Just guessing. The bit that interests me is the ring at the base. Looks a bit agricultural, heavy duty. But maybe that's normal for aircraft. I was wondering if it might be a drop tank nose. I have permission to turn it over and will have a go next time. It was wet, slippery and algified and I couldn't do it although it feels relatively light.