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TOPIC: Archive Update Additions: 28/6/15

Archive Update Additions: 28/6/15 28 Jun 2015 22:03 #1

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My sincere thanks to Kev Clark of the 8AFHS for depositing this boxload of microfilm reels with us today.
These are WWII USAAF records from AFHRA and the NASM, primarily Aircraft Record Cards, MACRs, gun serial numbers, etc., but also seem to include information on certain 15AF bombing missions too.

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I'm also indebted to my colleagues in the Summer of 44 living history group for the loan of our first mannequin.
This now allows us to properly display the 1980s RF-4C "back-seater" flight gear on permanent loan from Mike Sweeney (WSO, 1st Tac Recce Sqn, Alconbury 1982-86).

This rig is a Nomex CWU-27/P flight suit, over which is a CSU-13B/P G-suit and CWU-45/P winter flight jacket.
Black leather FWU-8/P boots and a pair of GS/FRP-2 gloves complete the set.

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Paul Bellamy
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Archive Update Additions: 28/6/15 28 Jun 2015 22:36 #2

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First one to spot the "deliberate" error with the mannequin rig wins a free cuppa at the Archive next time they're visiting. ;)
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Archive Update Additions: 28/6/15 29 Jun 2015 13:48 #3

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P Bellamy;161629 wrote: First one to spot the "deliberate" error with the mannequin rig wins a free cuppa at the Archive next time they're visiting. ;)


REAL posers put only one hand on the hip.....

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Archive Update Additions: 28/6/15 29 Jun 2015 17:21 #4

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Rig corrected. :)

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Archive Update Additions: 28/6/15 30 Jun 2015 02:32 #5

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P Bellamy;161629 wrote: First one to spot the "deliberate" error with the mannequin rig wins a free cuppa at the Archive next time they're visiting. ;)

'G-suit' trousers are on the wrong way around . Tea , milk with no sugar please ! :-)
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Archive Update Additions: 28/6/15 30 Jun 2015 13:40 #6

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It's a mannequin! Turn the head 180 degrees! No tea for you:-D

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Archive Update Additions: 28/6/15 30 Jun 2015 13:47 #7

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PETERTHEEATER;161678 wrote: It's a mannequin! Turn the head 180 degrees! No tea for you:-D


I prefer the original pose , much more butch and in keeping with the image of an F-4 back-seater ! I wonder what Mike Sweeney thinks of him ?
Youth is wasted on the young !

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Archive Update Additions: 28/6/15 30 Jun 2015 13:56 #8

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I am pleasantly surprised to see that the mannequin is masculine in appearance. Far to many exhibits use female mannequins to display male attire and compensation comprises applying a moustache often felt pen or paint.

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Archive Update Additions: 28/6/15 30 Jun 2015 16:52 #9

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Out of the roomful of mannequins this was the only male one left, hence it's not quite the pose I was aiming for.
Waiting to hear back from Mr Sweeney. :)
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Archive Update Additions: 28/6/15 30 Jun 2015 19:45 #10

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Must have dropped the two melons on the way to the forum :)
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