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Old January 17th 10, 03:03 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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Old January 17th 10, 06:00 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
Peter Twydell[_2_]
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In message , Mitchell
Holman writes


[ A UUEncoded file (Armstrong Whitworth Whitley 03.jpg) was included here. ]


The nose markings indicate this is or was an operational bomber, in the
war rather than before it. Can't read the serial number, so no further
details from me.

Nice photo, all the same, as are the others. Thanks!
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Peter

Ying tong iddle-i po!
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Old January 17th 10, 06:36 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
thund3rstruck
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Peter Twydell wrote:
In message , Mitchell
Holman writes


[ A UUEncoded file (Armstrong Whitworth Whitley 03.jpg) was included
here. ]


The nose markings indicate this is or was an operational bomber, in the
war rather than before it. Can't read the serial number, so no further
details from me.

Nice photo, all the same, as are the others. Thanks!


No idea when this design flew, but could it have been used in the
Spanish Civil War? I know several countries helped one side or the other
before WWII...

n0i
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Old January 17th 10, 08:11 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
Mitchell Holman[_4_]
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thund3rstruck [email protected] wrote in news:ef11$4b53589c$4831f053
:

Peter Twydell wrote:
In message , Mitchell
Holman writes


[ A UUEncoded file (Armstrong Whitworth Whitley 03.jpg) was included
here. ]


The nose markings indicate this is or was an operational bomber, in the
war rather than before it. Can't read the serial number, so no further
details from me.

Nice photo, all the same, as are the others. Thanks!


No idea when this design flew, but could it have been used in the
Spanish Civil War? I know several countries helped one side or the other
before WWII...



The Germans and Italians fielded air units in the
Spanish Civil War, but I don't think the British did.


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Old January 17th 10, 08:33 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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Mitchell Holman wrote:
thund3rstruck [email protected] wrote in news:ef11$4b53589c$4831f053
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Peter Twydell wrote:
In message , Mitchell
Holman writes

[ A UUEncoded file (Armstrong Whitworth Whitley 03.jpg) was included
here. ]

The nose markings indicate this is or was an operational bomber, in the
war rather than before it. Can't read the serial number, so no further
details from me.

Nice photo, all the same, as are the others. Thanks!

No idea when this design flew, but could it have been used in the
Spanish Civil War? I know several countries helped one side or the other
before WWII...



The Germans and Italians fielded air units in the
Spanish Civil War, but I don't think the British did.



Thanks. I'm very lacking in that part of History.

n0i
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Old January 17th 10, 09:19 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
Steven P. McNicoll[_2_]
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thund3rstruck wrote:

No idea when this design flew, but could it have been used in the
Spanish Civil War? I know several countries helped one side or the
other before WWII...


The Whitley entered RAF service in 1937, it did not serve in Spain. It
served as a bomber until late in 1942 and to the end of the war primarily as
a transport.


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Old January 18th 10, 12:30 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
hielan' laddie
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On Sun, 17 Jan 2010 13:36:04 -0500, thund3rstruck wrote
(in article ):

Peter Twydell wrote:
In message , Mitchell
Holman writes


[ A UUEncoded file (Armstrong Whitworth Whitley 03.jpg) was included
here. ]


The nose markings indicate this is or was an operational bomber, in the
war rather than before it. Can't read the serial number, so no further
details from me.

Nice photo, all the same, as are the others. Thanks!


No idea when this design flew,


In service in 1937.

but could it have been used in the
Spanish Civil War?


Britain didn't send aircraft to the Spanish Civil War, and in any case those
are Bomber Command markings from about 1940-1. Note the overall paint scheme:
black undersides, two tone (presumably green and brown) in a very thin layer
topsides, relatively wide yellow circle outside the blue-white-red RAF
roundel on the fuselage. By 1942 the yellow circle was (usually) thiner. (Of
course, some older aircraft still had the old-style roundels and paint job,
and this particular aircraft has been on several dozen operations if the bomb
symbols on the nose are any indication.)

I know several countries helped one side or the other
before WWII...


That would be Italy and Germany on one side, and the Soviet Union on the
other.

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Old January 18th 10, 02:22 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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Mitchell Holman wrote in
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Destined to be aerial chum when flying against Germany in 1939. Poor
*******s.
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Old January 18th 10, 02:36 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
Steven P. McNicoll[_2_]
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Andrew Chaplin wrote:

Destined to be aerial chum when flying against Germany in 1939. Poor
*******s.


Not as much as you'd think. The Whitley was designed to an Air Ministry
specification for a heavy night bomber, it didn't suffer the early heavy
losses the Hampden and Wellington did in day operations.


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Old January 18th 10, 07:58 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
Bob (not my real pseudonym)
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On Sun, 17 Jan 2010 18:00:01 +0000, Peter Twydell
wrote:

In message , Mitchell
Holman writes


[ A UUEncoded file (Armstrong Whitworth Whitley 03.jpg) was included here. ]


The nose markings indicate this is or was an operational bomber, in the
war rather than before it. Can't read the serial number, so no further
details from me.

Nice photo, all the same, as are the others. Thanks!


In my opinion, the RAF produced some of the very best aviation
photography during the 1930s. And '40s. And '50s. And...

Bob ^,,^
 




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