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The Stirling Restoration Project

Discussion in 'Living History' started by Fred Wilson, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    The Stirling Restoration Project Cambridge UK
    http://stirlingproject.co.uk/
    https://www.facebook.com/stirlingaircraftproject/
    http://www.australianflying.com.au/news/warbirds-recreating-the-world-s-only-complete-short-stirling

    Todays pic: http://stirlingproject.co.uk/project-progress/

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    I could have sworn this was already an active thread here... Sigh...

    See Bomber Command Museum article on the below: http://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/s,murraypeden.html

    If there is going to be ANY hope for movie or TV Series based on the book A Thousand Shall Fall by Murray Peden (Perhaps the best book ever written on any aspect of WW2)
    it is predicated on the completion of this specific aircraft's restoration project. Period. End of discussion.

    It carries the highest recommendation of all:
    "I consider it not only the best and most true to life 'war' book I've read about this war, but the best about all the wars of my lifetime."
    - Marshall of the Royal Air Force, Sir Arthur Harris

    "Wrapping A Thousand Shall Fall in brown paper would not matter a damn – it is truly the mother of all classic war memoirs."
    Aircrew Book Review: A Thousand Shall Fall - Murray Peden

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  2. The_Historian

    The_Historian Pillboxologist

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    Me too.
    It is now though.
     
  3. gtblackwell

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    My goodness, it looks like fine art, a sculpture.
     
  4. Clementine

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    Fabulous. I am so glad you posted this, I was not familiar with this project.

    My grandfather was a wireless operator/air gunner on a Short Stirling. His plane was shot down 10 March 1942.
     
  5. SDP

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    Is that not a rendered CAD drawing?

    Fantastic project.
     
  6. gtblackwell

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    SDP, no fair, I bet you use eyes less than 76 years old !! :) I had to really squint !!!!!
     

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