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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > the real 93 and 94 Fireboat together
the real 93 and 94 Fireboat together
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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 308
22nd Jan 2017 00:24  
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very briefly in this video we see both boats together, maybe for the only time, pre handover to RAF in testing😡

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 48
22nd Jan 2017 09:47  
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Hi Paul.
I found this on YouTube, similar but better quality than the Pathe one.

(YouTube link corrected by Robbob.)

"Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana"
Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 1233
22nd Jan 2017 10:17  
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Hi Paul and Rob
The second video is at Somehow Rob's post gained some extra letters etc. The video is very clear and both show the craft in its intended format. Unfortunately the need for such craft had disappeared before they could be used as fast jet travel across the Atlantic had made the flying boats redundant.
Good to see video of the real boats.

Stephen, as this is a U-tube video can we include a link in the Plans & Docs section?


Live long and prosper

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 256
22nd Jan 2017 10:27  
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Added! I've embedded the video in the article. 👍

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 308
22nd Jan 2017 23:31  
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great video, I could watch it over and over, for the eagle eyed amongst us, notice no RAF roundel on the pennant, as it was still in trials, hence crew not in an RAF uniform, they where probably Vosper employees. Also the pennant flying under the ensign was blue/white signifying vessel may deviate from true course being under test.

All of the pictures etc bouncing around are pre RAF handover, if you look real close the clues are there!😎

I'm watching these over, I have a plan for an engine sound unit coming along, just got to finish an rc plane project that Stephen has helped with, that's for another discussion!


Forum Posts: 121
23rd Jan 2017 04:21  
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How do I open these vids ?😆

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 48
23rd Jan 2017 22:32  
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For those that are interested here's a link to the Pathe newsreel video that I referred to in my earlier reply, same newsreel footage but edited differently.

"Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana"