Mystery Photo....Lets see how good the knitting circle really is :-)

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http://wsphotofews.excite.com/022/Bp/QO/T2/Mt77751.jpg

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RE: Mystery Photo....Lets see how good the knitting circle really is :-)

Tony looks like the remains of Vickers Viking G-AIVE of BEA on Irish Law. It crashed on a beam aproach to Renfrew from Northolt
thankfully with no casualties. The date was 21st April 1948.

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RE: Mystery Photo....Lets see how good the knitting circle really is :-)

well gee, thats that one then, for my pennys worth i would suggest mitchell, b25 crashed...................on grass.............somewhere.

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RE: Mystery Photo....Lets see how good the knitting circle really is :-)

I can just make out Emelia Earhart's left leg amongst the grass, so it's a Lockheed Electra!!

Sorry, that's sick!!

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RE: Mystery Photo....Lets see how good the knitting circle really is :-)

If it is not a viking then it is either a warwick or a wellington bomber. Look at the treads on the tires!!!

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RE: Mystery Photo....Lets see how good the knitting circle really is :-)

wot tyres??

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RE: Mystery Photo....Lets see how good the knitting circle really is :-)

LAST EDITED ON 08-10-01 AT 11:14 AM (GMT)[p]i reckon Oxford HN594 which crashed at Brown Knoll in Dec45.

and yes, you can just make out the remains of a tyre in picture 1, bottom leftish.

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RE: Mystery Photo....Lets see how good the knitting circle really is :-)

The clues are:-
Geodetic construction wing... This makes it from the Vickers stable. Then we have the metal skinning as opposed to fabric, this along with the treaded tyre makes it a post war aircraft.
Then there is the fact that it is fitted with a late mark Hercules engine, combine this with the knowledge of "substantial remains" in some of the publications and your choices are somewhat limited.
Box Law is the correct location, along with Vickers Viking.
So there you are....
Hope this helps?
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RE: Mystery Photo....Lets see how good the knitting circle really is :-)

yes it is a viking and one of the visitors who left his mark on it is an iron maiden fan hence the sign