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thanks for using my website to confirm what I said. Chris
Yes, Mr Thornburg, I use Your site for many years, and consider it as most complete source about World Air Forces. Thank You very much for Your great job !

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Chipmunk Buffs: Good day! Found this poss Chipmunk prototype deep S. of the border. It is currently for sale at Tocuman, Argentina. It was a poss demo Argie Chipmunk, this may be the one. Some Chipmunks found their way to Argentina civilian aviation world & then to other Museums. Model c. 1946. No much data being offered. http://imageshack.us/a/img811/5751/kg6o.jpg

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this poss Chipmunk prototype deep S. of the border. It is currently for sale at Tocumen, Argentina. It was a poss demo Argie Chipmunk, this may be the one. Model c. 1946.
Possibly, yes - this was one of DHC-1 prototypes, and this plane became later same LV-NRY, as in previous DHC-1 post, because of this source http://www.cnapg.net/chipmunk.htm states, that DHC-1 serial No.3 became LV-NRY. Other sources states, LV-NRY has serial No.10: http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/LV-NRY.html So, some enigma is here.

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Canadian c/n 10 was uk registered. G-AJVD c/n 10 Registered 26/5/47 de Havilland COA issued 1/7/47 Painted as 'WB551' for publicity photos London Aero Club Ltd. 19/6/51 G.Askham 21/2/58 J.J.Sledmore 25/9/59 registration cancelled 9/11/59 to G-ARFW G-ARFW Registered 1/3/60 F.Wills W.S.Shackleton 16/4/63 R.C.Lugard-Brayne 29/5/63 M.D.Cockburn 27/10/64 Suffered loss of oil pressure & crashed 20/6/66 attempting a forced landing at Valcanville near Cherbourg France registration cancelled 20/6/66 as pwfu

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RMR: Good day! Tks for the info & data! We are trying to get other shots/info on the current LV-NRY sample. Has this sample always been Reg LV-NRY?? We hope to obtain other pics during its life-span deep S. of the border. We'll keep you posted.

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As far as I know it was registered as LV-NRY from new.

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RMR: Good day! Did the prototype c/n 003 had the L/S landing gear light installed in the upper strut??

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Chipmunks folks/Colombian DHC-1 whereabouts?? Good day! Never seen in pictures yet.. but this only sample apparently existed somewhere in Colombia c. 1954-1956. Another source says that the aircraft was w/o when the packing crate came-off the truck during the delivery phase to Bogota, Colombia & went down a deep cliff. Was this & only sample rescued after the incident? was this aircraft replaced by the factory? Seeking some more details or pictures of this shipment to Colombia. How were this samples crated? did they have the national insignias painted already? any photos of the export crates process will be appreciated. p.s ..No c/n known about this aircraft yet!
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I have a pix of the Chipmunk in Columbian colors where I found it I don't know right now. Xmas keeping me busy right now will try to copy picture in the next couple of days if no one finds another pix. Chipmunk is disassembled with wings by its side. Chris
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Chipmukks folks/Colombian DHC-1 whereabouts?? Chipmunk Folks: Good day! Never seen in pictures yet.. but this only sample apparently existed somewhere in Colombia c. 1954-1956. Another source says that the aircraft was w/o when the packing crate came-off the truck during the delivery phase to Bogota, Colombia & went down a deep cliff. Was this & only sample rescued after the incident? was this aircraft replaced by the factory? Seeking some more details or pictures of this shipment to Colombia. How were this samples crated? did they have the national insignias painted already? any photos of the export crates process will be appreciated. p.s ..No c/n known about this aircraft yet!
C1/0971-Columbian Air Force http://milky01.co.uk/?page_id=6733

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Colombian Chipmunk c. 1954 Chris/Wieesso/ Chipmunk folks: Good day! W: Interesting C/n for the Colombian sample. C/n#0971 was one c/n prior to the Uruguayan sample demo UK Chipmunk G-ANOW c. 1954! Chris: Those are the best news of Dec 2013! I knew that picture existed somewhere in the UK! No rush..but anxiously waiting in 2014!! Tks p.s Happy 2014 to you & yours!!

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B-25 Folks: Good day & happy 2014! Another interesting S of the border B-25 project is in N. Argentina B-25 AAF 44-31173. Nick "Huaira Bajo" = Low Wind! There were several samples in & around the country c. 1950s-1960s. This is the only survivor that eventually will take to the skies in a couple of years from now. You may read its interesting recovery, & the great job of some dedicated volunteers & its restoration here:-----> www.B25.com.ar http://imageshack.us/a/img836/2521/2w6s.jpg If you would like to join the restoration folks & perhaps send a contribution to a good cause plz write to ---->info@b25.com.ar They are also on FB under Proyecto B-25 Mitchell (Huaira Bajo) in Argentina. Photo via B25 Folks.Arg. c. 1990s.

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Swedish NA-16s/SK-14s Folks: Good day! Seeking close-up pictures of the landing gear struts of the latest restored SAF SK-14s. Tks

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Skyraider3D: Good Day & Greetings fm across the pond! What a magnificent set of pictures & restoration of a fine flying machine!! Your pictures show some detail of the landing gear struts Tks. I'll be writing the SAF Museum folks for some other angles of it during the restoration process. If you have some cockpit pics plz post. Now we get to see a bit of the "uncover" section of the landing gear strut. Will post some other Latin samples soon! Take care! Tks for the time & attention!

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NA-16s /SK-14s Folks: One of the original SAF SK-14 sample c. 1936-1937! Photo SAF Museum via Lars Lundin. http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l486/fah619/untitled87_zps4179490d.png
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If you are interested in the Sk 14 I can highly recommend you contact Doug MacPhail and see if he has any copies left of his book: http://misc.kitreview.com/bookreviews/saabsk14bookreviewro_1.htm It's the only book on this aircraft, as far as I know, and a really good one at that. It has excellent photos of the cockpit and other details, great scale drawings, dimensioned marking schematics, and a text with plenty of notes to references. [ATTACH=CONFIG]225887[/ATTACH] I only have one copy and since it's a paperback I don't dare stick it under the scanner. The website where you could buy this book isn't working anymore and I don't know anyone who sells it currently (besides the Flygvapenmuseum perhaps?). If you're interested drop me a private message with your e-mail address and I'll get you in contact with Doug. I hope he still has some copies.
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NA-16 Folks/Skyraider3D: Good day! Tks for the info & data on the Swedish samples! Would also luv to see the UK samples known as Harvards MK-1s c. 1938. Included in the pic below is the "solitary" China demo sample NC 16025 prior to its ferry flight to the Honduras AF (FAH)in c, 1937. Photo NAA Archives/AEC. It survived until c. Sept/1980 & its final destination is ukn at this time. Tks in advance! http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l486/fah619/222229_10150242463350071_2792916_n_zpsad9464ea.jpg

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..another interesting find! Cavalier II FAS 405 (center) on a test spin with other cousins. c. '68.Poss S. Florida. Photo via AEC. http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l486/fah619/images26_zpsb3441851.jpg