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Offline Jim

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Offline Nigel Jackson

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Re: Bristol M1C - RAF museum
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014, 08:00:45 PM »
Thanks Jim. Is this at Collindale?

Several of the photos show the familiar narrow strip of upper surface colour wrapped around the lower surfaces. Do you know why this was done?

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Re: Bristol M1C - RAF museum
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2014, 09:55:56 PM »
Hi Nigel - Yes, I took these photos at Colindale.  Though some may correctly say its located at Hendon, it's a lot closer to walk to the RAF Museum from Colindale Tube station than from Hendon Central (fortunately, I didn't find this out the hard way!).

There's also a good example of an M1C in the Shuttleworth collection which I photographed, but considered the image quality too poor to post.  I believe some very good images of this plane have already been posted by a forum member together with the RAF M1C.

I've no idea why the RFC and RNAS painted the wings in this manner, perhaps it was simply standard practice - or perhaps the outline of a plane is easier to pick up from above if the colour of the upper surface is not extended over the edges?

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Jim
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