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by PeteP
22 Oct 2020, 07:20
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 216
Views: 5468

Re: Bitzer project

- look at the shield in the photo that has '6 wells' written above it Keith :hide: Indeed, Keith, that's how I identified it but I think the word is Wels which Mr G tells me is a city in Austria. Apparently the sheild below is the badge of Luftwaffe flying school A/B 115 which was based at Wels. Yo...
by PeteP
21 Oct 2020, 20:06
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 216
Views: 5468

Re: Bitzer project

Dev One wrote: 21 Oct 2020, 19:47 OK you win, but technically I think its a Zlin 381 with that engine.
Keith :hide:
Well, if it's G-GLSU as I suspect it is, it was a Bestmann licence-built in Sweden for the Swedish air force under the designation Sk25.
Pete
by PeteP
21 Oct 2020, 19:42
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 216
Views: 5468

Re: Bitzer project

If Alan doesn't mind me tagging along, I'll go for a Bücker Bü 181E Bestmann, too. I think it might have been at Shuttleworth once upon a time with a British registration, G-GLSU. Perhaps that's where this rebuild was taking place?

Pete (late to the party again!)
by PeteP
19 Oct 2020, 07:13
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 216
Views: 5468

Re: Bitzer project

04.32, indeed! I think insomniacs should be banned from entering this competition. :hide:
Pete
by PeteP
17 Oct 2020, 11:06
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 216
Views: 5468

Re: Bitzer project

OK, with the new information revealed by the second photo, I'd like to change my guess to the Hawker Tempest I prototype (I think there was only one).
Pete

Edit: Oops - just noticed that Dev One has already said that and without the help of the second photo! Sorry Keith.
P.
by PeteP
17 Oct 2020, 07:52
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 216
Views: 5468

Re: Bitzer project

Hmmm... tricky one, Mike, but I'll guess at a Supermarine Spiteful.
Pete
by PeteP
12 Oct 2020, 11:42
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 216
Views: 5468

Re: Bitzer project

Thank you Mike, I accept the prize with gratitude a little bit of embarrassment as I had a slight advantage over the others. We have a sectioned Griffon on display at Tangmere in the Battle of Britain Hall (yes, yes, I know but it was the only place we had room for it at the time!) and, having viewe...
by PeteP
12 Oct 2020, 07:43
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 216
Views: 5468

Re: Bitzer project

Well, one thing's for certain - I won't be winning this one! Those noisy smelly things called engines have always been a total mystery to me so I'll just make a silly guess - a Rolls-Royce Griffon - and retire hurt. :hide:

Pete
by PeteP
11 Oct 2020, 07:12
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 216
Views: 5468

Re: Bitzer project

Thank you Mike. I'm honoured and I'll treasure the award. I don't get many - the last I can remember is getting the cup for the best ATC cadet in the school flight at prize giving in 1965!

Pete
by PeteP
10 Oct 2020, 16:25
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 216
Views: 5468

Re: Bitzer project

I'm probably miles off target here, Mike but I thought at first it was the Bristol 188. Having looked again, though, I've decided on the Fairey Delta 2/BAC221. In the unlikely event that it is the FD2/BAC221, what's the betting I still don't win because some sharp-eyed smart-@rse on here can spot a ...