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Old 08-06-15, 21:05
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Chevrolet with an oversize Beaufighter load:

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Ahhhh yes, just a quick bit of "Reconditioning". Wonder how many hours were needed to get it back in the air.
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British-built Beau, too. Lovely machines, I've had the pleasure of ground-running the Moorabbin example. Something we're working towards again.

Love the Chev; I can hear the springs groaning from here!

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A Holden cab '42 Chev earning its keep. Unusual reinforcement across the grill appears to be a narrow 'civvy' type bumper reassigned to other duties.

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I found this picture while looking for something else (as one does), I saved it because it showed up in a cached G503.com forum thread which was no longer current. Even though the forum thread no longer existed, I could save the picture from the cached thread, so it was likely the picture was linked from somewhere else. Using Google I quickly found it in the photo repository for the G503.com forum - see http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/show...rrier&cat=3020

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Somewhere In Northwest Australia � Returning to its base in Northwestern Australia on one motor, and making a belly landing, this royal Australian Air Force Beaufighter completed a successful mission in Timor. Now, riding atop an aircraft-carrier-on-wheels, the warbird is heading for a repair shop for reconditioning. It will soon fight from the skies again, with the Beaufighter Squadron that has rung up a total of 60 destroyed enemy aircraft, 4 probables, and 61 damaged, in the first ten months of 1943.
Credit Line � WP�(Photo by Thomas L. Shafer, ACME Correspondent for War Picture Pool) 11-25-43
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A Holden cab '42 Chev earning its keep. Unusual reinforcement across the grill appears to be a narrow 'civvy' type bumper reassigned to other duties.
It's an improvised push start bar for push starting the Fords
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