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Wing struts above the wing have to be big - they're in compression rather than tension and have to be beefy enough to not buckle. Wings struts below the wing are in tension and the load-bearing elemen

But can it lay an egg?   I've seen photos of that one before but don't know what it is or where it's based.  Such poor taste in flying objects is more commonly seen in the hot air balloon ge

What a cock up.

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Looks like settings for a torpedo...

that was my thinking too, either that or something carrier based...so, K, i'm going to guess firstly at a Bristol Beaufort, if its not then i've another guess waiting in the wings.

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Wrong Simon - it's sort of a cross between a bomb sight and a torpedo.

But it is twin engined, and of WW2 British vintage. And it was intended that the aircraft would land on a carrier after the mission, but take off from dry land. When working up for carrier landings, the squadron broke two or three Barracudas

Maybe I'm being very specific on a mark of a certain kind

One last thing - Beccles

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