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Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby MOD » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:46 pm

The Gannets were very photogenic and larger than you think. They also made a unique noise.

I would love to see one taxy again, let alone fly...
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Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Olicat » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:57 pm

yeah ive seen a few in museums myself but im curious about this "unique" sound
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Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Gaz » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:05 pm

Olicat wrote:yeah ive seen a few in museums myself but im curious about this "unique" sound



Most counter rotators have a similar sound. It's quite evocative
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Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Olicat » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:07 pm

i cant actually remember hearing a Contra prop, that said i've seen the antanov transport one
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Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby MOD » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:26 pm

The Armstrong Siddeley 'Double Mambas' were unique and the twin Koffman cartridge starts were (like the Canberra) something to behold.


http://www.faireygannetxt752.com/media

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_ ... uble_Mamba

Edit some more background from DamienB here

http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk ... php?id=193


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Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Cluny » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:27 pm

As Gaz said , similar to this only only without the Griffon growl due to the Gannet being a turboprop ;)

And the reason I put this vid up [other than being my favorite vid on YT] is because Kennet aviation is putting 1 of these [well ,the fixed wing F-46 version] back in the air before their Gannet :D
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Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Olicat » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:36 pm

griffon engine?
sounds luverly :)
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Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby MOD » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:39 pm

Has anyone found any footage of the Westland Wyvern which used piston and turboprop engines?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westland_Wyvern
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Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Olicat » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:58 pm

there's one here:

Edit: skip to 6:17
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Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby MOD » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:07 pm

Can you believe the number of prototypes which flew at Farnborough - before the public? Most of them were scrapped and never entered service :(



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Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Mayfly » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:47 pm

Here is the reason XT 752 was standed for 8 years in Goose Bay

https://www.facebook.com/FaireyGannetXT752
In memory of a very dear friend - Mike Pearson

Very fond memories of Robbie Gilvary - DTs 1st Vulcan Captain who taught DT all he knew.
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Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby Spitfire » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:59 pm

That's amazing - what a brilliant ruling - I do hope they get all the spares back ..

I used to stare in wonderment at the Gannet that was outside Flambards in Cornwall when my kids were growing up

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That bloke in the back must have felt really cut off :D ;)

How on earth did it fly so well ... it's HUGE.... apparently in the cruise they would shut down one of the Mambas and fly on one - then switch over occassionally to even up the hours ...

Inside Flambards they had a cut away Double Mamba to show how it worked .. incredible engineering ...

It's gone elsewhere now - up to Davidstow Airfield and Cornwall At War Museum being looked after much better

Moving it .....
http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?78515-Moving-the-Flambards-Gannet

http://www.cornwallatwarmuseum.co.uk/gallery/details.php?image_id=67
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Re: Fairey Gannet XT752

Postby RLN » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:25 pm

Good news. Loved the Gannet when I was a kid. After 8 years, will the spares still be recoverable, or have they been scrapped etc.?
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