Fairey Battle Conversions

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Post by bwh » 05 Aug 2007 00:28

If you find these strange contraptions ugly - please take a google at Vickers Wellesley - that is number one!! 8O

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Post by Andy H » 16 Jan 2021 20:46

Hop wrote:
02 Aug 2007 15:04
The normal Battle had a single long glazed cockpit, as opposed to looking like 2 Hurricanes mating.

See the photos at http://www.raf.mod.uk/bombercommand/battle.html for what most Battles looked like.
Hi Hop

The elongated canopy was a hallmark of the Battle, it was also very reflective given its sheer size.
In an attempt to reduce its reflection from the sun and thus give away its position, some Battle Sqns painted
over a fair proportion of the canopy.

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Re: Fairey Battle Conversions

Post by OldBill » 19 Jan 2021 16:16

I couldn't view the other links, but found this one.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_metal ... 449353524/

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Re: Fairey Battle Conversions

Post by Andy H » 19 Jan 2021 17:26

Hi

Yes the pair of 'mating' Hurricanes mentioned earlier in the thread

download/file.php?mode=view&id=476912

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Re: Fairey Battle Conversions

Post by Andy H » 19 Jan 2021 17:28

OldBill wrote:
19 Jan 2021 16:16
I couldn't view the other links, but found this one.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_metal ... 449353524/
Hi OldBill

Thank you for the picture.
That it seems is the Battle IT, Trainer aircraft.

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Re: Fairey Battle Conversions

Post by EwenS » 20 Jan 2021 10:17

Article here about the Battles shipped to Australia as trainers in various guises.
http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/newslette ... %20v1c.pdf

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