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  1. Ian, I thought that the "50 or more" would mean that the spacing was always the same regardless of the length of the airfield.
  2. From chapter 11:- The quantity of cans varied according to the length of runway required - it could be fifty or more. https://books.google.com/books/about/Fighter_Pilots_in_World_War_II.html?id=fuao0PzEo_0C
  3. Also, have a look at this forum:- https://www.mtridersclub.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=63
  4. An "Airman of the day" using them:- https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/99/a2909199.shtml The Gooseneck Flare was so called because of the long-necked spout on the container that resembled a large watering can. The main body contained paraffin, or other flammable liquid with a wick travelling up the spout and extending by a small amount. The Gooseneck Flare would be positioned with the spout pointing downwind to prevent flaring when it was alight. It produced a bright light that was extremely difficult to extinguish in the event of enemy aircraft approaching the airfield. The Gooseneck Flares were positioned at intervals along both edges of the runway being used at night to assist the pilots in taking off and landing their aeroplane. On the end of the spout there was a metal hinged flap that could be used to cover the wick to extinguish the flame when no longer requird. When not in use the Gooseneck Flare would be stored in the Night Flying Equipment Building. Copied from:- https://www.rafharrowbeer-dartmoor.org.uk/fp.php?id=1173
  5. Ian, what information e.g. use or maker(s)?
  6. Hillman Tilly. Converted from saloon in 2016 https://www.brightwells.com/lot-details/100011744 Ceremonial Wolf TUL HS GS https://www.brightwells.com/lot-details/100011761 Willys MB Jeep was imported from the Philippines in 2015 https://www.brightwells.com/lot-details/100011771
  7. 1943 Willys MB Jeep Estimate: £18,000 - £22,000 https://online.handh.co.uk/m/lot-details/index/catalog/118/lot/45947/?url=%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F118%2F%3Fpage%3D2 Imperial War Museum, Duxford 16/10/2019 1:00 PM BST
  8. This site maybe useful:- http://www.volvosugga.org/Site/Volvo-Sugga-Restoration.html Restoration blog from above site:- http://www.volvosugga.org/Site/Volvo-Sugga-Restoration-Blog/Volvo-Sugga-Restoration-Blog.html
  9. Images of war: Special forces vehicles: 1940 to the present day.
  10. All the results are now available, military from lot 186 unless I have missed any:- https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25824/#/aa0=16&MR0_length=12&w0=list&m0=0
  11. This site has some information on the connectors:- https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=163408
  12. MatchFuzee

    B17 crash

    More information on the crash:- https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/vintage-b-17-plane-crashes-erupts-flames-bradley-international-airport-n1061161
  13. Still used:- https://www.machinery4wood.co.uk/mobile/product.php/section//sn/RS%2FRSD Listed in "Nuts, special" :- https://www.fiennes.co.uk/Parts/Catalogue/Q/QSN/QSN114?view=zoomImageBlock&id=2507
  14. Is it Unified Extra Fine Thread? The flank angle is 60°.
  15. Here:- https://www.iso-group.com/ Enter NSN in the search box, then for more information click on the NSN in the NSN SEARCH RESULTS box.
  16. Still in use today:- NSN 1385-99-839-8066, 1385998398066 MIRROR,INSPECTION Federal Supply Classification FSC 1385 - Surface Use Explosive Ordnance Disposal Tools and Equipment National Item Identification Number NIIN 998398066 Codification Country United Kingdom
  17. Farnell list over 100,000 circular MIL spec connectors:- https://uk.farnell.com/c/connectors/circular-connectors-components/circular-mil-spec-connectors
  18. The reinvented Land Rover Defender that never was:- https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/features/reinvented-land-rover-defender-never-was
  19. I'm sure that someone will know the paint that you need and where to buy it. Difficult to compare colours on a screen but you could look at BS and Federal Standard colours etc. https://www.e-paint.co.uk/Colour_alternatives.asp
  20. A number of them here:- http://www.milweb.net/classifieds.php?type=14
  21. You may have more luck with a Facebook group, just search "WW2 uniforms for sale" in "search groups".
  22. The REME museum? http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/research/
  23. A couple of sites that may help:- http://www.vhgmc.co.uk/survivors/ransomes-mg-register/ https://forum.keypublishing.com/forum/historic-aviation/14700-help-needed-on-raf-mg-2-cultivator
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