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This Halifax bomber was built from scratch at the Yorkshire Air Museum using parts from the Hasting, old wrecks of Halifaxes, undercarriage cast from new, Bristol Hercules XVI engines. etc.It is the only one of it’s kind except for a wreck from a Norwegian Fjord which is in the Hendon RAF Museum, London.
Nose art is copied from Friday 13th.
SOLD a small ART Print, 16 June 2014
Featured in Airplanes and Airports, 28 June 2014
Over 1,310 views wef 28 June 2014

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fjord, halifax, scratch built, woodie, raf, norway, museum, yorkshire

My main interest is painting Aviation Art.
I get a lot of enjoyment researching the historical background behind the picture I’ve been commissioned to paint.
I work in acrylic on my big paintings on canvas board but use water colors, pastels, soft and oil, for smaller pieces.
I also enjoy doing pet portraits in soft pastels on tinted paper, from photographs. Ideal presents for Xmas and birthdays.

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  • SWEEPER
    SWEEPERover 5 years ago

    Hi Neil Must call in and see this on way to Scotland in September . Thanks for showing it so well .

  • YAM is the other side of York from the A1 on the Hull road.
    This is 3 stitched photos!! The light is terrible in the hangar!!
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 5 years ago

    Nice one Neil. I keep meaning to go to this museum every time I go to Pickering. Must make the effort – Ted

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 5 years ago

    Excellent pano Neil, one huge plane I bet, this has come up great.

  • Wing span is about 100 feet!! the same as a lancaster.

    – Woodie

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONover 5 years ago

    Nice one Neil !!
    reminds me of the Johnny Cash song “I got one piece at a time, and it didn’t cost me a dime”

  • Hi George,
    It was a job of love by a dedicated team finding all the bits and building from scratch the bits they couldn’t find!!

    – Woodie

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 5 years ago

    A rare sight !

  • Hi Colin,
    Very rare indeed as it’s the only one!!!

    – Woodie

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 5 years ago

    That`s prob why I haven`t seen one !!!

  • TallGuy
    TallGuyover 5 years ago

    I’ve only ever been to the car boot sales at the Yorkshire Air Museum (taken by the wife) to my shame never visited the hangars. Good stitch..

  • It’s well worth a visit!!

    – Woodie

  • SMOKEYDOGSOCKS
    SMOKEYDOGSOCKSover 5 years ago

    I DON’T THINK I’VE EVER SEEN THIS PLANE IN ANY OF THE WORLD WAR II DOCUMENTARIES I’VE SEEN, AND I’VE SEEN A LOT OF THEM. WAS THIS BUILT BEFORE THE LANCASTER OR AFTER. I KNOW THE LANCASTER WAS A BUILD UP FROM AN UNDER POWERED TWIN ENGINE BOMBER, BUT I CAN’T REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS CALLED. I DO KNOW THE PILOTS WERE A LOT HAPPIER TO HAVE FOUR ENGINES INSTEAD OF TWO AND A LOT MORE WING SURFACE AND BOMB LOAD CAPICITIES. BOB :)

  • The Lancaster, went into Sqdn service in Nov ’41. Developed from the 2 Vulture engined Avro Manchester 1939 to ’41.
    The Halifax also started off with 2 Vulture engine but quickly changed to 4 Merlins. Mk 1 Sqdn sevice Nov ’40 and Mk 3, to Sqdn July ’43.
    Mk 3 Halifax had a square tail plane and Bristol Hercules radial engines.
    Making it a much better handling aircraft.
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

  • SMOKEYDOGSOCKS
    SMOKEYDOGSOCKSover 5 years ago

    THANKS, I COULDN’T REMEMBER THE MANCHESTER FOR SOME REASON. I GUESS IT’S BECAUSE I DIDN’T SEE MANY OF THEM. BOB ;)

  • Only about 200 Manchesters built. Stopped flying 1941.
    Neil

    – Woodie

  • TallGuy
    TallGuyabout 5 years ago

    Hi Woodie,
    wish the hangar was layed out like this on my visit yesterday… there wasn’t a clear view like this from any angle… the view was obscured by a helicopter long ways on in front at the left hand side and an old replica kite on the right, plus various other exhibits… I found it frustrating, this layout is much better.. Excellent photo :-)

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