Tuesday, 26 January 2016

VBCW - Temporary Airfield on the Village Green

Spode's Blackshorts have 'liberated' two Silver Wings and flown them to an airfield that they have set up on the green of the Kent village of Puckleberry.

Stormflyer Goring, late Flight-Lieutenant Goring of His Majesty's RAF (very late since the affair of  the missing mess funds), stands guard in case any peasant revolutionaries of the Watt Tyler Front are in the offing.

From right to left is a Fairy Flycatcher, a carrier plane as you can see from the reinforced undercarriage, and a much more potent Hawker Fury. If you imagine the top wing of the Fury removed and retractable undercarriage fitted, you can see how Hawker developed the Hurricane so quickly.

These are old 1:48 models that I bought cheap, prebuilt off eBay, and tarted up a bit.

They'll be no holding Spode now that he has air support.

Pip, pip, old bean.

17 comments:

  1. Those are lovely:). I really do love Inter-War planes.

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  2. Beautiful planes and there really is something about those interwar planes

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  3. Dear John,

    I was struck by the number of airworthy Furies (and at least one Demon, the bomber version)we saw at Duxford. The Fury and the Hawk 75/P-36 each had several flyable examples, more than any of the better known aircraft.

    The only mention of the Fury I remember from my general reading is that Douglas Bader crashed one and lost his legs.

    Pip pip indeed!
    Dave

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    1. Nothing so sophisticated as a Fury: it was a Bulldog - looked like the Flycatcher. I wonder whether the fact that the Harts and Furies have Rolls Royce in-line engines makes them easier to keep going?

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  4. Nice additions for your VBCW forces!

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    1. I have in mind a 'defend the airfield scenario'. :)

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  5. Nice!
    Great to see the BUF on the march again
    (Only in wargaming terms though!)

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    1. That's why I wargame with Spode's chaps. There was nothing funny about Mosley.

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  6. Dear John,
    It was indeed a Bulldog (in 1931, far too early for the Fury).
    I therefore know of nothing the Fury managed that was historically interesting.
    But they did look pretty at Duxford.
    Dave

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    1. I think the Fury's main claim to fame was being the test bed for the Hurricane.

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