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Attacking Pegasus bridge

Posted by Fire at Will on 29 Nov 2022, 21:40

After quite a while I've finally finished my Horsa glider. Although a relatively simple Kit from Italeri, it took a while to sort out how to create a landed version.
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I ended up breaking the landing gear on one side and reduced the central skid to a lower position. This did mean the steps fitted firmly to both the ground and the glider.
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In the background is Pegasus bridge, which is still in progress. My next problem will be where to store the glider safely.
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 29 Nov 2022, 22:49

Daryl F Zanuck wanted to make some replica Horsas and use them for the landing sequences in The Longest Day, he wasn't allowed to - though I am not sure by who - probably the studio insurance people, because they said that the things were death traps.

I reckon the Ox and Bucks were bloody heroes just for going up in them, never mind making a pin-point landing into a confined space in enemy held territory.

Hold until relieved.
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Posted by Peter on 29 Nov 2022, 23:12

I like this very much! More pictures please! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 30 Nov 2022, 12:57

Interesting start to a most impressive feat of flying and arms.

Stephane did a really nice Peagasus bridge diorama on the forum which may help you.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by blacksmith on 30 Nov 2022, 14:17

Nicely done!
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Posted by Peter on 30 Nov 2022, 18:02

C M Dodson wrote:Interesting start to a most impressive feat of flying and arms.

Stephane did a really nice Peagasus bridge diorama on the forum which may help you.

Best wishes,

Chris

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Posted by PaulRPetri on 01 Dec 2022, 21:51

Excellent work Will. I have that same Italeri Horsa kit but I havent worked up my courage to build it ye. Yours is very inspiring!
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Posted by Peter on 01 Dec 2022, 23:18

PaulRPetri wrote:Excellent work Will. I have that same Italeri Horsa kit but I havent worked up my courage to build it ye. Yours is very inspiring!

That makes two of us! ;-)
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 01 Dec 2022, 23:38

They wanted to make a flying replica of the Horsa Glider for the film 'A Bridge Too Far' too. When The CAA informed the film company that it would never get a certificate of airworthiness, the project was abandoned!

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