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    Default Air to Air firing - drogue

    Hi all,

    I would like to ask if anyone could provide me more details about the practice firing of AG u/t.
    I know generally about the course, trainings, etc. I also know the principe of color ammo and counting of hits. But now I become wondering about the drogue - would be posible to get more details about its size, material, etc. I tried the Flight but get no useful results.

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Pavel: The best person to talk to about this is Dennis (Denonline) on the lancaster archive forum. He has posted on several threads on this subject. He was a rear gunner with 5-Group during the war and he has excellent recall of his training.

    Jim

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    Hello Pavel,

    Drop me a line with your contact details and will pdf the AP details on the drogue.

    Kind regards,

    Tim

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    Many thanks chaps.

    @ Tim - PM sent

    Pavel
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    Hello Pavel,

    I happen to have an RAF target drogue from ex RAF Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire. If you would like some photographs of it please let me know. I will make sure the fabric label giving the stores section & reference number is included in addition to the overall length and width.

    Norman
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    Hi Norman,

    photo of the drogue and the label would be very nice!
    I have never seen one.

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    Hello Pavel,

    Your reply arrived in under 60 seconds, truly amazing!

    I will attend to the photograph on the next sunny day in the East of England, hopefully this coming week.

    Norman

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    Default target drogue

    Hello Tim,

    Please may I have copy of the pdf file regarding target drogues? I will gladly send you photos of my drogue if required. My email address can be found on my public details on this forum. Thank you.

    Norman

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