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The.Tyke
06-04-2005, 03:59 AM
Found my Dad's pilot's log books in the loft, containing some interesting Stirling photos.
First and third photos are en route to re-supply airborne forces at Arnhem, the second is taken by his rear gunner towing a glider,crossing the Rhine.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/DingleRoad/stirling1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/DingleRoad/stirling4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/DingleRoad/stirling2.jpg

The.Tyke
06-04-2005, 03:59 AM
Found my Dad's pilot's log books in the loft, containing some interesting Stirling photos.
First and third photos are en route to re-supply airborne forces at Arnhem, the second is taken by his rear gunner towing a glider,crossing the Rhine.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/DingleRoad/stirling1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/DingleRoad/stirling4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/DingleRoad/stirling2.jpg

blairgowrie
06-04-2005, 04:10 AM
Great photos. Really takes you back there.

Thanks for sharing them.

reverendkrv1972
06-04-2005, 04:24 AM
nice Photo's Tyke,cheers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

got more?

The.Tyke
06-04-2005, 04:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by reverendkrv1972:
nice Photo's Tyke,cheers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

got more? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The only other one I've got is, him and his crew standing in front of a Stirling. But, I have'nt scanned it yet.

JG52Uther
06-04-2005, 04:30 AM
Thanks!Great photo's.Its a tragedy that there are no Stirlings left.

MrBlueSky1960
06-04-2005, 04:38 AM
Absolutely brilliant!!

I can€t get enough of this, (Another British A/C, largely forgotten and overlooked!) Britain€s first four-engined Heavy Bomber€¦

Thankyou Tyke, for letting us have a glimpse of what your father and all at Bomber Command did for us in the War€¦

I don€t suppose you could let me have a bigger scan for my collection, please?

Regards

The.Tyke
06-04-2005, 04:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MrBlueSky1960:
Absolutely brilliant!!

I can€t get enough of this, (Another British A/C, largely forgotten and overlooked!) Britain€s first four-engined Heavy Bomber€¦

Thankyou Tyke, for letting us have a glimpse of what your father and all at Bomber Command did for us in the War€¦

I don€t suppose you could let me have a bigger scan for my collection, please?

Regards </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The originals are bitmap images and are 2.97 mb. The gider tug photo is quite impressive when viewed this size. PM me your e-mail and I'll send you the originals.

BelaLvgosi
06-04-2005, 05:07 AM
Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The.Tyke
06-04-2005, 07:08 AM
Ok, managed to find out how to convert to jpeg and one extra added !

Aaron_GT
06-04-2005, 12:58 PM
A fantastic looking plane. It's a shame that they clipped its wings :-(

MEGILE
06-04-2005, 01:38 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Thanks

Grue_
06-04-2005, 03:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">A fantastic looking plane. It's a shame that they clipped its wings :-( </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Rather than make the hangars bigger..

Lanc and Wellington pilots loved to fly with the low altitude Stirlings to draw the flak.

Great pics, thanks for sharing!

Cold_Gambler
06-04-2005, 04:04 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Excellent- thanks for posting (right click, save as)

WTE_Ibis
06-04-2005, 04:32 PM
Great thank you.
btw, those are the clouds out of 4 patch aren't
they??

Secudus2004
06-04-2005, 05:51 PM
Tyke, I've tieded up this one for you as well...Hope you like the result.

Regards Sec. (MrBlueSky)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/StirlingTUP.jpg

WOLFMondo
06-04-2005, 07:12 PM
The Sterling was one ugly plane! Nice pics though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

p1ngu666
06-04-2005, 09:27 PM
really comprimised plane. still, u could catapult a fully loaded one, in theory anyways...

also i think the lanc had smaller wings, by a smidge

The.Tyke
06-04-2005, 11:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Secudus2004:
Tyke, I've tieded up this one for you as well...Hope you like the result.

Regards Sec. (MrBlueSky) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks very much, looks great !

woofiedog
06-05-2005, 06:35 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif Excellent Photo's The.Tyke... Thank's for sharing with us!

hotspace
06-05-2005, 06:44 AM
Nice piccies m8 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Hot Space

flakwagen
06-05-2005, 09:10 AM
I'm not familiar with the Stirling. Was it a predecessor of the Lancaster or meant for some other role? I found a 1/2 way decent color pic of a few Stirlings through Google image search. Their paint jobs make me think they were kitted out for night bombing. The website that hosts the image is interesting as well.

http://www.stelzriede.com/ms/photos/planes/stirl3.jpg

F19_Ob
06-05-2005, 11:55 AM
Very interesting . Thanks for posting http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

ploughman
06-05-2005, 03:29 PM
From what I know the Stirling was an earlish heavy bomber that didn't quite have the nads of the later Lancster or the Halifax. It flew less, not as far, at a lower altitude, relatively inefficiently. By 1943/44 it was relegated to lesser roles such as glider towing. It's a brutal looking thing though. Reminds me of the Pe-8.