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Old 10th Oct 2021, 21:25
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Twin Engine Warbird Near Welshpool

Saw a fairly large twin piston engine aircraft circling north of Welshpool this afternoon. A Blenheim came to mind from the nose section.

Anyone know what was in the area?
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 08:12
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Roughly what time?
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Roundabout 1944
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1944 in the afternoon ?
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FED's clock is on war time...

If it was the Blenheim it might not show up on ADSB...
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It shows up on Mode S, but not on ADS-B. Having said that, it's a couple of years since I've picked it up hereabouts.

FR24 doesn't seem to have any MLat tracks for it.
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To confirm whether it was the Blenheim, I would suggest keeping an eye on the Duxford Diary thread on UKAR. If it did fly during the Sunday, one of the resident snappers may have gotten a shot of it departing and/or arriving.
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
It shows up on Mode S, but not on ADS-B. Having said that, it's a couple of years since I've picked it up hereabouts.

FR24 doesn't seem to have any MLat tracks for it.
Nor does Flight Tracker.
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Avro Anson from Sleap?
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 17:37
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Seems very likely......
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WD413 was delivered on the 28th Feb. 1950 as a C21. Unlikely to ever having been camouflaged and certainty not invasion stripes.
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Possibly a Vulcanair P68…..they sound like something from a bygone era. Because they really are!
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 20:43
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Originally Posted by old,not bold View Post
It does indeed. I got the impression of D Day stripes from what I saw. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
Possibly a Vulcanair P68…..they sound like something from a bygone era. Because they really are!
Laughs out loud.
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Originally Posted by MightyGem View Post
It does indeed.
Unlike the Blenheim, the Anson tracks on FR24.

If you'd given us an approximate time in the first place, it would have saved a lot of it subsequently.
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If you'd given us an approximate time in the first place
Well...I didn't think that there would be that many warbirds around the area in one afternoon.
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Originally Posted by MightyGem View Post
Well...I didn't think that there would be that many warbirds around the area in one afternoon.
No, that's probably true.

But my point was that you're much more likely to get an ID for a sighting if you (or the person taking the trouble to help you) can search FR24 around a specified time, rather than hoping that there might have been a PPRuNer who happened to be in the area, whenever, and who spotted a likely candidate.
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 20:08
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Hadn't thought of someone using FR24, more of someone's personal knowledge. Will know better next time.
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