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This is a reconstruction made from parts of two seperate Halifax bombers (follow link below for more details)
Yorkshire Air Museum
The bomber was named after the West Yorkshire town.
There are only two Halifax bombers left in the world, the other is in Canada.
Apart from the one above, the nearest you will get to seeing a Halifax bomber in the UK is this recovered wreck on display in London.
Other than these two, there’s just the scraps of debris left at some crash sites….
like most old warbirds: it is a shame that out of so many made, so few are left. great info Ian, love the paintjob on ol’ Friday here … looks like it had a few missions. interesting with the horseshoe – i thought for luck it was meant to be UP not tipped down? .. ang.
fitting that it is in Yorkshire Ian, never realised there were so few left
Yeah, never noticed the upturned horseshoe Ang.
i was surprised how few there were too.
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/maycontaintracesofnuts] guess they made their own luck 🙂
Excellent detailed shot Ian, a famous name preserved for history in at least one Museum for future generations to marvel at!! Hope you are OK and having a good week!!!:-)
Where would we be without them ?? Great shot.
Like the selective colour here Ian! 🙂
It is amazing to see that only a thin aluminum skin separated young men from the elements and lead…and even more amazing a few warbirds do remain in spite of all odds.
Good stuff, Ian.
Will have to return to see this place. I like the Friday the Thirteenth naming – my lucky day!
Great use of selective colour, and great info as usual through the other photos
A brute of a plane !
Wow! I didn’t realize there were only two. Great photo. It must have been really cool to see it in person.
Awesome looking machine, I assue all the wee bomb graphics are for missions?
great photo ian great work
Fabulous info as always Ian 🙂
Fine shot buddy.
Its name and all the little bombs kinda creep me out…. but it is an important part of our history and must be presevered…. well done those Yorkshiremen for doing a cut-and-shut on this old girl.
I like the nifty paintwork
Love the shine of the nose, a real contrast compared to the rest of the skin!
Missed these Ian , I have some catching up to do !
there is a lot of wreckage at the Swirl How crash site too, must revisit that one soon,
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