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    Hi all,

    during my recent research of one RCAF WAG I came across an information new to me - Tiger Moth used for practice training of wireless operators with No. 2 WS in Calgary.
    I was able to find only one photo with such a installation:
    https://bcatp.wordpress.com/2017/03/...a-fleet-finch/

    Are there available any other technical information/drawing/photos about such an installation? Is it known which radio set was installed there?

    Any additional information would be much appreciated.

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    Pavel,
    There is a photograph of the installation and very brief description on pages 249 & 250 of Putnam's "Canadian Aircraft since 1909".
    The narrative describes the types of transmitter and receiver used. Both the DH82C2 Menasco Moth I and the DH82C Tiger Moth I were converted.
    The Menasco Moth was the natural choice for conversion as the Menasco engine included a generator drive.

    I only have scans of the Tiger Moth pages but if you would like copies contact me as before.
    Tony Broadhurst

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    Tony thank you very much for your reply and kind offer.

    Please check your mailbox

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    Hi Pavel,
    From the ORB of No.2 WS Calgary it looks like their main aircraft was the Tiger moth (around 24) with a couple of Norsemen. You may find something at the link below.
    http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oo...59/646?r=0&s=2

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    Many thanks for link Alan!
    I was going to search for the reference number of No. 2 WS so you have saved me time!
    I will check for more details there than.

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    While documenting RCAF accident report reels I came across one for Josef Simicek, seems he was badly injured while training in Alberta in 1942 .
    http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oo...8/1126?r=0&s=5

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    Hello All,
    Just as a humorous aside, the first a/c radio I personally came across (and used) was the R1155 (of the T1154/R1155 combo). That combo, installed in a Tiger Moth, would not – I suspect – allow the a/c to even get airborne, let alone do any training??!! LOL!!
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    I recon the R1155 weighed more than the Engine !!

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    Peter and Alan - I fully agree. I have seen also few examples of R1155 and I thing T1154 weigh even more...
    It is one of the aspect I am interested in this installation (so far unusual for me) as from the only photo I have seen yet it seems to me like a third crew member aboard!
    It think it also must be an extremaley dangerous for the Wireless Operator cadet in case of emergency landing!

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    Not WW2 but they fitted both 1154/1155 in the rear of the Percival Prentice cockpit. The front cockpit had the pilot on the left and in place of the right hand seat they had 2 extra,large batteries.. We trained with an instructor on Anson T21's and went solo on the prentice. Prior to the Prentice they used Proctors but I don't know what the Radio fit was in those
    Remember the Prentice was built with 3 seats with a short bench at the back for a No 2 Student
    Regards
    Dick
    Last edited by Dick; 8th November 2018 at 20:28.

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