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    Red face Help save the Fairy Barracuda

    On manoeuvres will post more once access to a normal manpad/kepyapd and by end July photos
    Thanks for the kind messages folks.

    I will aspire to soil the towels and deck loungers of floorstar retort Slyam Chupalonghorn Day to wallow in cross dressing pool girl /melon /colly/ and complete the research.

    I apologise sobriety is normalizing my orthography so will purchase some better Swiss "full stregth" Absinthe at Basel/Mulhouse Flughafen , this Czech stuff only does double vision in shades of gay , as on the backside of semi pound from the United Bendsome, You can here Churchill rotating in his grave fast enough to kick start a Suzuki noddy car all the way down Rheintal to Basel.

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    Welcome back, david!

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    Hi David, nice to see you back. Once I get finished with that Rosetta Stone I will be back to decipher your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Help save the Fairy Barracuda

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    Sauce crowding as I toke, watch out for blowbackdraft as they used to say at Culdrose where in prehistoric times men were attached below the whirlybird somewhat noticeable blades,From these these drones and really fit ones could pluck discharged seamen from the briney .Any similarity to to Suzuki tuktoke riders purely illusory

    Fairey Barracuda DP872. Restoration of the World's only WW2 Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber.

    Over 2500 Barracuda aircraft were delivered to the Fleet Air Arm, more than any other type ordered by the Royal Navy to date. Unlike other more iconic aircraft of its era none were retained for posterity and no complete examples exist today.
    Since the early 1970s the Fleet Air Arm Museum has been collecting Barracuda components from a wide variety of sources throughout the British Isles, with the long term aim of rebuilding a Barracuda.
    Nose, centre section and wing components from Barracuda DP872 were the first to be collected and have since formed the basis of the rebuild. Says Dave Morris Curator of Aircraft "some restoration work on the nose section was started in the 1990s, however, the enormity of the task coupled with lack of funds meant no further significant progress was made until now".




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    Full Steam Ahead for Barracuda DP872

    On the 6th February 2015, the extensively re-built tail section of Barracuda DP872 was brought back from volunteers working in Newcastle.
    The Project will now continue at the Fleet Air Arm Museum and work has begun already with the Barracuda occupying quite a large portion of the museum’s in-house restoration facility!
    The project will aim to use a high percentage of re-claimed original parts and material where it is practical and possible. However, this will be balanced with newly manufactured components where structural integrity is required or where an original part simply does not exist.




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    The centre section has been completely dismantled and Frame 6 (the start point of all Barracuda fuselage builds) has been set in a jig for alignment.
    A lot of people have asked if the FAAM Engineering Team will have the skills required to make or restore all of the parts needed for the rebuild, or if we can achieve a rebuild. We hope that these new images will demonstrate that the Engineering Department is very well equipped in both skills and tooling and will make great progress towards creating an example of this unique aircraft.




    Elevator trim tabs

    With the powerful rotors of the old Sikorskis it was not unknown for by standers to be sucked off leading to an instant recruitment boost as per Ronnie Raygun's theme

    Suggestions hat parts of Storekeepers locker visible are idle diddlers rumours



    Others Matters Low



    reassuring these sawbbers will have to "row " their no engine no nukes subs


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    Good meds then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Good meds then.
    I don't know much, but I do know that david had a hell of time in the 60s and 70s.

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    Or......he just enjoys fucking with folks that don't recognize that they're being fucked with.
    Too easy among this particular crowd.


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    Willkommen Bach, Day-vid4T4.

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    David has been testing a word algorithm he's programmed which jumbles words within sentences and paras and occasionally mixes letters up within words - the prospective client, the Lichtenstein Navy have intimated they are very happy with the product.

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    Fairy Barracuda. That's a good one. All of these years of the dasterdly cvnt posting here and nobody called him that

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Sauce crowding as I toke, watch out for blowbackdraft as they used to say at Culdrose where in prehistoric times men were attached below the whirlybird somewhat noticeable blades,From these these drones and really fit ones could pluck discharged seamen from the briney .Any similarity to to Suzuki tuktoke riders purely illusory

    Fairey Barracuda DP872. Restoration of the World's only WW2 Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber.

    Over 2500 Barracuda aircraft were delivered to the Fleet Air Arm, more than any other type ordered by the Royal Navy to date. Unlike other more iconic aircraft of its era none were retained for posterity and no complete examples exist today.
    Since the early 1970s the Fleet Air Arm Museum has been collecting Barracuda components from a wide variety of sources throughout the British Isles, with the long term aim of rebuilding a Barracuda.
    Nose, centre section and wing components from Barracuda DP872 were the first to be collected and have since formed the basis of the rebuild. Says Dave Morris Curator of Aircraft "some restoration work on the nose section was started in the 1990s, however, the enormity of the task coupled with lack of funds meant no further significant progress was made until now".




    Barracuda main wheel axle nut
    Full Steam Ahead for Barracuda DP872

    On the 6th February 2015, the extensively re-built tail section of Barracuda DP872 was brought back from volunteers working in Newcastle.
    The Project will now continue at the Fleet Air Arm Museum and work has begun already with the Barracuda occupying quite a large portion of the museum’s in-house restoration facility!
    The project will aim to use a high percentage of re-claimed original parts and material where it is practical and possible. However, this will be balanced with newly manufactured components where structural integrity is required or where an original part simply does not exist.




    Elevator hinge
    The centre section has been completely dismantled and Frame 6 (the start point of all Barracuda fuselage builds) has been set in a jig for alignment.
    A lot of people have asked if the FAAM Engineering Team will have the skills required to make or restore all of the parts needed for the rebuild, or if we can achieve a rebuild. We hope that these new images will demonstrate that the Engineering Department is very well equipped in both skills and tooling and will make great progress towards creating an example of this unique aircraft.




    Elevator trim tabs

    With the powerful rotors of the old Sikorskis it was not unknown for by standers to be sucked off leading to an instant recruitment boost as per Ronnie Raygun's theme

    Suggestions hat parts of Storekeepers locker visible are idle diddlers rumours



    Others Matters Low



    reassuring these sawbbers will have to "row " their no engine no nukes subs



    I guess the OP makes more sense now…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Fairy Barracuda. That's a good one. All of these years of the dasterdly cvnt posting here and nobody called him that
    Stopit! You are making Jeff’s posts sound coherent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    I don't know much, but I do know that david had a hell of time in the 60s and 70s.




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    Or......he just enjoys fucking with folks that don't recognize that they're being fucked with.
    Nah, you're just taking his happy Spiel badly



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    All of these years of the dasterdly cvnt posting here and nobody called him that
    And the thousands of things you can still be called, eh Backspit . . . umm . . . Skidmark etc ad infinitum

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Sauce crowding as I toke, watch out for blowbackdraft as they used to say at Culdrose where in prehistoric times men were attached below the whirlybird somewhat noticeable blades,From these these drones and really fit ones could pluck discharged seamen from the briney .
    My first real job was at RNAS Culdrose. It was a quiet outpost back then. Nice part of the country. The whirlybirds are still there in large numbers.

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    ^ I played rugby against RNAS Culdrose many years ago...

    ...all this talk of Fairey Barracuda and no pics, never seen one but here's a couple of photos:

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    The tailplane supports look a little rudimentary but this is the late 1930's.

    The Yagi aerials on the wings are interesting. They are for the ASV Radar, which operated at VHF frequencies and was one of the first of its kind. Below is a link to the wiki page for anyone interested. At the bottom of that page is simulation of the A scope display that was used by the operator. Fascinating how the early ones worked and how the boffins got this into an aircraft so quickly.

    ASV Mark II radar - Wikipedia

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    I spent a few weeks at Culdrose during training also, learning roping from helicopters and cliff climbing/abseiling at nearby Sennen Cove.

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    Good meds then.
    He seems to be permanently off his tits.

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    A real zinger , it's positive cuntributions that encourage so many to post

    "A real Conribution to Toad Traffic Safety" James Anderton Chief Cunstable of Grammar Manchester

    P.s Don't give up yer daytime job.....................

    More pix from teh Fee Hair Arm later

    Fiddler Jennings spotted one of your floaters off Mullion decide we radjourn to teh Blue Wanker for Spingo instead, always an easy choice to enter, not always so straight forward to leave ...

    Meself dragged up for Flora day

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    Fur the uninintiated Spingo is a complete food enema , flat u lent solution and has a hoppy flavour guaranteed to make teh legs dance but not always at teh same time.

    Imagine you could bottle Sigh's wit and It was here the famous Bachelor's Surprise pea was invented due to the lack of heads?

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    Knot onknee sandpit katoeys who can straighten a barracuda



    and I though changing the block in my 250 was a pita

    Stripping wrecks is a hobby I may resume on leave in LOS if she'll forego a new pool and car ...again

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    I think the museum landed on a worthwhile project. Hope they get the money to finish it to exhibit status and beyond.

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    A welcome back to the D44 sir.

    I missed out on saving a Fairey Barracuda in 2017, much to my regret, but I have managed to get my hands on a few other big Faireys over the years.

    Help save the Fairy Barracuda-img_20220524_223345-jpg

    The Fulmar on the right and the Firefly on the left with the championey Swordfish taking well deserved centre-stage after a drubbing and routing (rhymes with doubting) of the eye-tie navy at the Mediterranean's very own miniature Pearl Harbour


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    Nice fleet Loopy, are they 1/72 or is that a huge glass of Pros Echo?

    Funny how Ivor Cutler doesn't sound as impressive as

    "Ich habe einen Messerschmied"



    Your Swordfish and Oz fizz and raise you a glass of Green fairy and a Red Baron as a toast to all the Fokkers out there


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    For bucketheads and Bucca heads more Buccanner attitude

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    My model collection was manly first world war, I lost my model Buccaneer on my travels , nothing compared to my cousin who ejected nd lost a real one off Lossiemouth in some training debacle.
    There used to be a mothballed one at Feet Air Arm and Elgin and either RAF Scampton or Waddington in Lincolnshire UK..

    My only post WW2 plane is a English Electric Lightning plastic kit with that unmistakable nose, better to goat race at Lightning Ridge than brakeback Mounting nannys eh?

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