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    Default Bristol Blenheim with radar A.I.Mk.III

    Hello everyone,




    unsuccessfully trying to assign serial numbers of Blenhem Mk.I and IV from 600 Squadron relevant fuselage codes.

    In the book from Mr. Graham Warner are named Aircrafts Bristol Blenheim from 600 Squadron equiped by radar A.I. Mk.III.

    version Mk.IF

    L1494, L4906 a L8669

    version Mk.IVF

    P4829, P4837 a P4846

    In the book Gentlemen in Blue, Hans Onderwater are two photos of Blenheims equiped by radar A.I,
    Mk.III with these fuselage codes. Unfortunately, there arent clear sight on serial numbers.


    page 78

    pobably Mk.IF BQ-V and in background Mk.IVF BQ-W

    page 81

    Mk.IF G-BQ

    In the summary of Aircrafts Blenheim in 600 squadron is listed by version MK-IF only L 1494 without fuselage code. Another two named Blenheims are not listed. At version Mk.IVF is listed P4837 with fuselage code BQ-W. Third Blenheim is not listed.

    Can anyone assign fuselage codes to these serial numbers?

    Many thanks

    Petr

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    P4846 was BQ-W (Fighter Squadrons of the RAF, Rawlings)

    DaveW

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    Thanks DaveW

    Maybe it's possible

    Blenheim Mk. IVF P4837, which bears a marks BQ-W was handed to 248 Squadron and was lost in 20. 5. 1940 after collision with Beaufort ariplane.
    P4846 remained with the unite longer and he can maybe bear a mark BQ-W. But it's only a hypothesis.

    Interesting are photographs of Blenheim Mk.IF from 25. Squadron with a radar A.I. Mk. III with marks ZK-X.
    Unfortunately I could not find or read the serial.

    http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205229851

    Best regards

    Petr

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