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    Hi all,

    Would any of you have detailed photographs or drawings or a technical description of the undernose sirens that where at one time fitted to Army Co-Operation Command Blenheim Mk IV's?

    I have seen footage of these sirens in operation and they appear to be a disk shaped installation mounted under the nose of the aircraft and lowered into the slipstream for operation. The effect is obviously similar to the dreaded Stuka sirens.

    I know of one 13 Sqdn crew who when on a training flight spotted some kids playing football in a field and could not resist the temptation to do a low level beat up of that field, siren on! Apparently scaring the hell out of those poor kids!

    Thanks in advance,

    Walter

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    hi
    i cant comment on the use of sirens for the blenhiem but they were fitted to battles i believe 300 sqn (polish) at swinderby
    they put the fear of god up the loals around the airfield
    i dont think the raf allowed the poles to use it in ops
    the poles moved to ingham then faldingworth when they converted to heavies
    the book swinderby revisited mentions the poles fitting them
    regards
    dave

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    Thanks for that Dave, as mentioned in my post I saw footage with sound of the things in action so I can understand the reaction of those Swinderby locals!

    Cheers,
    Walter

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