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Horsa bits and pieces Arnhem

Article about: by 381st digger Well worth the hard work i think!! Do you have any info on these two Horsa data plates? My uncle found them years ago in Germany or France he cant remember. Any info would be

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    Quote by 381st digger View Post
    Well worth the hard work i think!!
    Do you have any info on these two Horsa data plates? My uncle found them years ago in Germany or France he cant remember. Any info would be really helpfull as i dont know anything about gliders. Thanks
    Hi Philip and greeting from the area that glider probably flew from!

    Going by what George, RMARGs 1946-90 RAF fitter, has told me over the years, I'm fairly sure that the plate with four holes is the original build/chassis plate. it's got all the right divisions and 'typ' on it.

    The other plate is a modification ID plate- hence the 'MOD' and all the numbers. That doen't mean it's a 'special' glider, just that the specifications were upgraded through out the war- can also cover repairs, gliders were reused.

    Both should have 'AI' numbers in small circles- these are the stamps of the aircraft inspectors- occasionaly traceable to factories, but it's alot of work. Otherwise these plates are largely untracable.

    I'm geussing the last photo is part of the tail section- It's definatley airframe, we found lots of similar bits when RMARG dug one at Ramsbury that was used for training American troops in de-bus drills, then burnt.

    Jim.

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    Thanks for that info on AI, didn't were it stood for.

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    It's amazing how much this stuff is fetching these days - I can recall a guy who advertised in the Exchange & Mart magazine, circa 1981, selling these for a tenner a piece!.

    All Best, TR

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    Just incase any of you are interested iv just put my horsa tags on ebay. Sorry to see them go but new house and somthing need to pay for it.
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    do you have a link for ebay

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    Quote by philip ABRG View Post
    do you have a link for ebay
    Hi try this i think it should work. 2 horsa glider serial plates. rair D Day relic. on eBay (end time 28-Feb-10 12:50:22 GMT)


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    Thanks, will have a look

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    Hi,

    I like to share my Horsa plates from Arnhem.

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    It would be nice if anyone of you has some info on these.
    They were found on LZ-S.

    Greetings, Marinus

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    I you want sell I would be interested in them

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    Hi,

    Also found this on LZ-S.
    Any information is appreciated.

    Greetings, Marinus

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