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View Diary: “Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice - the Armstrong-Whitworth F.8 Meteor (Prone) (17 comments)

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  •  What? "Snargasher" didn't catch on (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, shortfinals

    as an aircraft name?

    How dull! Can we get a diary on it? Or at at least an explanation of the name???

    •  I have a published photograph in a book... (1+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest

      ...the aircraft itself was scrapped in 1944 (I COULD write a short diary, but am LOATHE to do so, as I tend to ONLY use my own photography)

      As I understand it, the name arose due to a private joke amongst the staff that built it (which was NOT divulged!)...and was later accepted as official by the company AND the RAF!

      'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

      by shortfinals on Sat May 18, 2013 at 12:58:54 AM PDT

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