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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2016 17:19 pm 
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Has anyone made models of aircraft used by MAEE during WW11 including Heinkel 115 and Arado 196? If so I would like to see a photograph. Many thanks Robin


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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2016 21:41 pm 
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Not yet, I have many other captured and A&AEE aircraft though. I do have Tim Mason's book on the MAEE, and fully intend to use it

Ratch made up his Revel Bv222 as one flown post-war
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2016 22:24 pm 
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Graeme Stewart of the Scottish Aviation SIG has built an Airfix Sunderland as operated by the MAEE as a Chariot Submarine carrier and had it entered at the IPMS Scottish Nationals earlier this year , I took a couple of photos of it and could post them tomorrow if or is only the captured aircraft that you are interested in?


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Did the Ar196 captured by the Norwegians on 8. April 1940 and later flown to Helensburg where it sank during evaluation - http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=21241&start=20

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Mar 2017 18:23 pm 
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Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, Helensburgh, had several aircraft that would make models besides the Arado, Heinkel 115 and Sunderland JM714 fitted with miniature submarines. i.e.The Saro Shrimp half scale, Golden Hind in camouflage colours, Wellington carrying Highball, a well worn Sunderland prototype K4774, Britain's first Catalina P9630 and the twin tail Saro Lerwick L7248 that crashed. Love to see any such models via the forum. robin bird researching the history of MAEE Helensburgh


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Mar 2017 21:07 pm 
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I am interested in any MAEE aircraft @ Helensburgh, or Prestwick, a subject that I have researched in memory of dad and others. My articles regularly appear on the Helensburgh Heritage web site and a few years ago I wrote a book Top Secret War Bird of WW11. I have a full list of MAEE serial numbers and the test pilots. Another interesting aircraft was Catalina FP258/G used for trials of MAD, magnetic anomaly detector. Any photos received much appreciated as they could be used as illustrations. ps I have a Spitfire floatplane and a Norwegian Arado model and a flying jeep (AFEE) where dad went after MAEE. thanks for the feedback, robin


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Have you tried putting Helensburgh in the search :idea:

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PostPosted: Thu 02 Mar 2017 14:19 pm 
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Wellington!!!? The nearest places to Helensburgh that a land plane could have been based would be Renfrew Airport (civil) and Abbotsinch (RAF base, and now "Glasgow International Airport").

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PostPosted: Thu 02 Mar 2017 15:23 pm 
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MAEE had its land based planes at Prestwick maintained by Scottish Aviation. I have first hand accounts etc and Prestwick is also well documented, National Archives, 'The Seaplane Years ' etc. At the end of the war MAEE returned to Felixstowe but moved its land plane base to RAF Coningsby to continue Highball trials. For reference 'The Wellington!!!? 'is an aircraft not a location


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I did realise you meant a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_Wellington and not a place, school or club.

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