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    Default Spotted today....

    This could be a regular thread of what has been seen on the road, or in the air even.

    To kick off, going to work today along the A2070 towards Romney Marsh, I passed under a bridge and going over it was a 1950's Czech Praga 6x6 with radio type body, not seen it in the area before.

    Then this afternoon whist in my workshop, I heard the unmistakeable sound of Merlins, nearly fell out of the lorry I was working in, got out of the door to see three P51 Mustangs in formation passing over low. A fair bet that one of them was from the next village. Then my brother rang me and as he was speaking he suddenly said that a Mustang and a B25 Mitchell were passing overhead following the M20 North. Sounds like the place to be this weekend is Duxford.
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    It was the Flying Legends airshow this weekend, so if you lean out again you'll probably see them heading home
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Farrant View Post
    This could be a regular thread of what has been seen on the road, or in the air even.

    To kick off, going to work today along the A2070 towards Romney Marsh, I passed under a bridge and going over it was a 1950's Czech Praga 6x6 with radio type body, not seen it in the area before.
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    The Praga was at the Ardingly show today, sunday
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren Child View Post
    It was the Flying Legends airshow this weekend, so if you lean out again you'll probably see them heading home
    Yes, earlier on a B25 Mitchell and two wingmen, one a Mustang I'm sure, flew over, going back to Europe. Wonderful sight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Johns View Post
    The Praga was at the Ardingly show today, sunday
    Thanks Nick,

    Quite a rare truck over here. When I first started work for MoD, there was one on site with a multibarrel rocket launcer on the back, A Stalin organ I suppose. It was being prepared for a static display at a nearby barracks. Have a feeling it might have ended up at Duxford eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Farrant View Post
    This could be a regular thread of what has been seen on the road, or in the air even.
    Great idea - have made this thread a Sticky...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Farrant View Post
    Yes, earlier on a B25 Mitchell and two wingmen, one a Mustang I'm sure, flew over, going back to Europe. Wonderful sight
    That must be what I saw over here late this afternoon heading Kentwards...have to confess , I'm not too good on my aircraft .
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    Spotted Mon 13th July

    North bound A3 Jeep and Dingo with flashing orange light, near Waterlooville junction about 15.00
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    Spotted today on a mountain in north wales (ok so it's parked outside my house but i spotted it so there)
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    Default Re: Spotted today.... E16 Norway

    We spotted a Dodge WC51 passing us just outside of Fagernes on E16. Looking good!
    Didn't have to time to go after him.

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