Rare Bentley with RAF connection found after 30 years in garage

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Rare Bentley with RAF connection found after 30 years in garage

#1 Post by Ibbie » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:50 am

Just found this imteresting article in the MEN

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk ... y-16005994

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#2 Post by 4mastacker » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:39 am

"Speed must not exceed 170MPH". He'd get now where near that nowadays.
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#3 Post by unifoxos » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:42 pm

Anybody know, or would like to guess, which a/c he got the speed limit plaque off?
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#4 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:20 pm

I will guess at the NA Yale, the fixed gear version of the Harvard.
He may have done his pilot training on these and 'borrowed' the plaque, or recovered it from one of the many which crashed.
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#5 Post by unifoxos » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:39 am

True the Vne of that a/c is quoted as 170, but the only photo I can find of the plaque shows it as putting it in the form of "MAX...SPEED..." and also states the max engine revs, so not in the format quoted in the article.

And would he have gone across the pond for his training, or did we import those types?

Of course, anybody can get a bit of traffolite made up to their own requirements, I've done similar.
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