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    pistols from 1927 RAF manual

    here are 2 posts of colour plates from an RAF bomb and bomb pistol manual dated 1927. Dave
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    bomb pistols Pt2

    you will see from the numbering system that I have left out fuzes similar to those shown. Obviously the 20s/30s were boring times - no TV, no playstations, no fast women so for fun, they built aircraft out of wood and canvas (probably came in a huge box made & by Keilkraft), covered them in highly inflamable dope, filled them with even more highly inflamable fuel, shoved explosive ordnance into every nook and cranny and then to add that final touch of excitement stuck pyrotechnic flares on the ends of the wings and flew about in the dark with flares burning furiously - I like their style! Those boys had guts (the countryside was probably strewn with them)
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    excellent drawings dave ,dont know how i bypassed them before...thanks for posting them
    allan

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    Thumbs up Good stuff !

    Very interesting Dave and I particularly like your last write up !

    Looks like things really hotted up manufacture/design wise around the late 30's then ?

    Thanks for sharing that with us.

    Chris

 

 

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