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    This old airfield now is used to train the airport fire crews but lurking out in the corner of the yard were these 2 amazing Plane's.
    My pics are'nt the best as my tripod full to bits on me.

    So off we go with the pics.
    This is a picture of the front of the 1st plane.

    The plane overall.

    Look at the text down the side of the plane...;)

    Looking backwards off whats left of the wing.

    Excuse me Mr i think you may have a problem, the word puncture springs to mind.

    We did get inside the plane but it was so dark the pics just turned out a black screen and using the flash was not possible.
    So off to the other side of the yard too check out the other 1.








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    Loving the BAC-1-11 Nice explore!

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    Interesting - that's BAC 1-11 like Andeh said, probably a 475 series 1-11 in fact because it was the short field version and Malta's runways are pretty short. The other one is a de Havilland Canada Caribou or Buffalo, think it might be the latter. Real shame that there are few of either flying nowadays.

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    Cool place for a kat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neosea View Post
    Cool place for a kat.
    Kat....???
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfism View Post
    Interesting - that's BAC 1-11 like Andeh said, probably a 475 series 1-11 in fact because it was the short field version and Malta's runways are pretty short. The other one is a de Havilland Canada Caribou or Buffalo, think it might be the latter. Real shame that there are few of either flying nowadays.
    thanks for that info Mate thats nice to know, and to find a bit of history about them. The buffalo 1 was just like a big tin can. It was made of really thin aluminium...
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    The catamaran in the background, the blue thing.;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neosea View Post
    The catamaran in the background, the blue thing.;)
    Sorry mate didnt understand then...

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    Now that is sweet!
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    Great pics!! love the first one

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