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    Posted: 22 Aug 2016 at 09:20
Rather surprised that nobody has identified that silver finished A2 as a DH9A, which it most certainly is, this one with an extended exhaust pipe. So this heavy landing is almost certainly a post-war photograph, while the type first flew in March 1918.
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Hi
The crashed machine on its back looks to me like an Avro 504 because
of the landing skid between the wheels-and the serial no 8599 should
confirm this and also whether it was RFC or RNAS. The RFC aerodrome
was at Swingate and the RNAS aerodrome was as Guston only about a
mile away. The other machine- Sopwith Pup? looks to have landed on 
the outer curtain wall of Dover Castle or near the old railway line which
ran down the front of the cliffs to the harbour.Once again only a few
hundred yards from either aerodrome-easy mistakes to make if the
engine suddenly cut out and there is nowhere flat to land!
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Thanks KK. That's very helpful.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote KK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Aug 2016 at 14:52
Early 1917 is a bit soon to see unit IDs on a DH 4 ,also
the aircraft is painted white or silver [a post -war trait], a situation backed up by the fact the mechanics wear peaked caps not the RFC split-ass caps That plane is painted a pale colour rather than being left 'natural finish'.It just feels post -war.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 354 Griggs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Aug 2016 at 15:48
What make this a post war crash? Early 1917 seems fine to me as they were introduced into service at that time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote KK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Aug 2016 at 15:29
l think the dates wrong here .It looks to me to be a post-war crash.
"early 1917 "is certainly in error.
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Our Charlie liked to collect photos of crashed aircraft!
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A8599 was an Avro 504A that was with 55 RS/TS at Yatesbury in May 1917.
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BE12 - BE2c type mainplanes and BE2e type tailplane.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 354 Griggs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Aug 2016 at 16:52
One more of a crash in Dover, another 504? No date or other info.
Not surprising I suppose, the updraft from the cliffs must have made it a bit difficult taking off and landing. Swingate is pretty close to the edge.


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