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Martin P Wilson

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  1. The main Olympus company is to stop making cameras. For the moment the intention is to hive off the camera division.See BBC story
  2. Hi Ian, Captioning your acquired collection is providing a valuable lockdown activity. It seems sufficiently varied most people can find a role! Thanks Martin
  3. See my earlier post with the link to the engine schematic. The inboard ejectors have a blanking cover and the exhaust taken to the outboard. You can see what looks like a darker panel where the ejectors would be. Argonaut even appears to have the deicing boots on wing leading edge that all the other possibilities lacked.
  4. 😀 Whatever, I still think it is an Canadair Argonaut!
  5. In the copilot's seat - through the cabin side window? One of the other pics was definitely from behind a windshield. RAF operated commandeered? Argonauts in Kuwait in summer of 1961 apparently, (and/or) with support from Argonauts of the Royal Rhodesian Airforce - Kilimanjaro might well have been on their route home! See item 35 of this link. In 1961 (to 1963) the RRhAF roundel was (sorry should probably make it smaller!):
  6. The Canadair DC-4M (as used by the Rhodesian Air Force) has Merlins but with the extra intake behind the spinner and a blanking plate over the inboard exhaust (looks as though there is one on Ian's original image). https://www.airliners.net/photo/Trans-Canada-Air-Lines-TCA/Canadair-DC-4M-2-4-North-Star-M2-4-CL-2/167344 and exhaust schematic and scroll through for some interesting views of the type under resoration Haven't found any suggestion that the RAF used any DC-4N or Argonaut variants, unless perhaps they used chartered/ bought BOAC planes for some reason.
  7. Don't think so. Intake too deep, wing too tapered and the Dassault has too much wing outboard of the engine. Also same problem as the DH Dove, the engines are too far forward. This is so frustrating!
  8. Or Canadian but why would that be there? Then you have types such as the Canadair Cl-4 (Argonaut) but again with Merlins. South-Africa used the RAF roundel with a white centre but with an orange springbok that clipped the blue but only up to 1957. But I didn't get any joy from looking at SAAF types from the period. Rhodesia (North & South) used a similar roundel to the RAF (with additional emblem) up to 1970, they seemed to have operated Canadair Argonauts.
  9. I went through that list for all 2, 3 and 4 propeller monplanes with no joy. I agree about the exhausts and looking at the position of the nacelle and the wing surface also looks wrong as the Lancastrian nacelle was flush with the wing. As far as I have been able to see the Lancastrian nacelle seems to have a had a vertical divider in the main intake rather than the separate intake at the top. I am going round in circles! 😵😖 I hate not knowing! Apart from the Gipsy and Merlin (and Griffon) what other non-radial engines were used on medium/ large transports?
  10. 🤔Lancastrian probably, there is no other RAF plane that might fit. Need to find a picture of the front of the engine nacelles; I have had no joy so far. But some Merlins do have similar intakes where they have chin radiators.
  11. I agree , I have changed my mind now I have seen the original picture the wings aren't sufficiently tapered either.
  12. Can I join the nerd's club, I'll just get my anorak? I want to see that intake! After further rummaging I am coming to the conclusion it is a DH Heron taken from the co-pilots seat. They were much more common than the Lancastrian. The one through the screen appears to have a windscreen wiper in the right configuration. 🙄
  13. I wondered whether it was a York which was also a transport variant of the Lancaster. Could it be the outer engine taken from the cockpit of Lancastrian, the other picture looks as though it is taken through the windscreen. The cockpit of the York is too far forward and too low for that view of the engine.
  14. I think the nearer, TAP, one is a Boeing 727 and the one beyond may be a Boeing 737 I got preempted by spacecadet!, at least we agree!
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