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Darrell B D Day19 Jan 2018 2:45 p.m. PST

Well done that man:


Darrell B D Day19 Jan 2018 2:45 p.m. PST

Well done that man:


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 3:55 p.m. PST

Indeed. He'll "never do anything this size again" but he'll need a couple of smaller Soviet ships for Cold War Gone Hot.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2018 8:20 a.m. PST

Wow ! Quite a feat !

JimDuncanUK20 Jan 2018 10:14 a.m. PST

Bloody awful photography of the model.

I could barely make out which Ark it was, still not sure.

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2018 10:36 a.m. PST

The RN used to have a 1/72 scale model of either Ark Royal or Eagle, built by apprentices. It was paraded around many county shows etc on the back of an articulated trailer, for recruiting purposes. I wonder what happened to it?

Gwydion20 Jan 2018 12:21 p.m. PST

As it says R09 in big letters on the island, I'm pretty sure it's the one commissioned in 1955.

JimDuncanUK20 Jan 2018 1:23 p.m. PST

R09, yes, I had to look that up as I couldn't see enough of the ship to be sure.

The model was still in its manufacturing location, was poorly lit and none of the viewing angles was particularly key in identifying her. The R09 was a facesaver.

deephorse20 Jan 2018 4:05 p.m. PST

Since the model is carrying Buccaneers and Gannets I'd say it was pretty obvious which Ark Royal it was, even without seeing the pennant number.

JimDuncanUK21 Jan 2018 1:16 a.m. PST

The grey cells are getting a bit thin.

Hades wolf21 Jan 2018 1:26 a.m. PST

Oh for the new bloody British carrier(s) to carry something as good as a Buccaneer, rather than the pants aircraft it (may) eventually end up with!

Never saw this Ark Royal in real life, only saw its replacement, now also sadly gone.

But full marks to to the models builder, top stuff!

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