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by Colin C Tigwell
Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Education
Replies: 3
Views: 5540

One of the best sites is at

http://www.lerenfort.fsnet.co.uk/

Also will give you other links'

Regards

Col;
by Colin C Tigwell
Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-24/C-109 wreck on the Hump
Replies: 19
Views: 18398

I suspect that at some time, someone has tried to salvage this airplane.

In one of the photos, the centre section looks complete, but appears to be upside down.

No way that a crash would take that off as neatly as it has.

Regards

Col
by Colin C Tigwell
Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-24/C-109 wreck on the Hump
Replies: 19
Views: 18398

The photos you have shown so far indicate C47 family, it is not by the look of it from the B24 family.

Regards

Col
by Colin C Tigwell
Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:45 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: getting a copy of sqdn.ldr.rundles report
Replies: 4
Views: 5892

You copuld also try thr RAAF Museum
RAAF Point Cook
Victoria 3030 Australia

Regards

Col
by Colin C Tigwell
Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: Warbirds Seized
Replies: 3
Views: 10585

I suspect that it could be some time if at all, that these birds will be sold.

Regards

Col Tigwell
by Colin C Tigwell
Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Info regarding Consolidated B-24J s/n 64070
Replies: 3
Views: 5395

I suspect that this would be an ex RAF machine

Regards

Col
by Colin C Tigwell
Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 119627

In actual fact. all around the world there is great interest in recovering wheeled, tracked vehicles, and of course tanks etc. Particulary in the USA, there are great problems in re importing military vehicles back into the country. The reasons given are preety weak, but the rules appear to be infle...
by Colin C Tigwell
Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:50 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Missing RAAF Dakota VH-CIZ (A65-83)
Replies: 11
Views: 13763

Macca

The reference is under RAAF aircraft.

Heading is

My understanding is.

Now tell where you are coming from, particulary in regard to Radios, the C47 until at least the 60's were still using their original gear.

I think you may get some more answers.

Regards

Col
by Colin C Tigwell
Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:39 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Missing RAAF Dakota VH-CIZ (A65-83)
Replies: 11
Views: 13763

I have been informed that you can now log on to ADF Serials.

Welcome

Col
by Colin C Tigwell
Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:00 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Missing RAAF Dakota VH-CIZ (A65-83)
Replies: 11
Views: 13763

The Gibson Girl USA Model SCR578, is a self contained emergency transmitter was developed from a captured German product in 1941. It originally transmitted on 500 kHz, and had a range of 200 miles from 2000ft. There is a lot of information on the internet, either under Gibson Girl or SCR578. You nee...
by Colin C Tigwell
Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:54 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Missing RAAF Dakota VH-CIZ (A65-83)
Replies: 11
Views: 13763

My understanding and I will check with mates, is that the Gibson Girl transmits a distress signal which is produced by turning the handle.

My understanding is that it had a long range.

I will revert more

Regards

Col
by Colin C Tigwell
Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Missing RAAF Dakota VH-CIZ (A65-83)
Replies: 11
Views: 13763

A great effort you are making. As you already know the Gibson Girl was stowed in rear most cargo door, and could have survived a crash landing, however it would require both the attenna which is a wire one being hoisted into the air, by the ballon that which is also within the kit. The Gibson Girl i...
by Colin C Tigwell
Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:07 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Missing RAAF Dakota VH-CIZ (A65-83)
Replies: 11
Views: 13763

My understanding, that this is the last RAAF C47 from WW2 that has not been found.

It was the subject of posting previously, but concrete information was forth coming.

The general feeling was that the airplane was lost in the sea.

Regards

Col Tigwell
by Colin C Tigwell
Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 119627

My understanding there are no B17's in Australia, there could be small pieces left from crashes, but to my knowledge there are no complete airframes. This airplane is an E model, which to my understanding again, unless the one at Black Cat pass is an E model, makes it the only one left in the world....
by Colin C Tigwell
Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-24 (A72-88) Found In Northern Territory
Replies: 1
Views: 5467

When I was based in Darwin in 1961, I visited the site, however the centre wreckage was guarded by two rather large snakes.

Pays to get all the good oil when one goes visiting.

Regards

Col Tigwell