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Zeiss Ikon Nettar 517/16 120. Photograph gallery.

This is a De Havilland DH115 Vampire T11, in kit form. The early type centrifugal flow gas turbine is clearly visible with it's burn chambers around the periphery of the powerplant. The aeroplane has since taken to the skies again having been restored at Swansea in Wales.

The subject is contemporary with this Nettar, hence the choice.

De Havilland DH115 Vampire T11, in kit form

DH104 Dove

Another one of Swansea's De Havilland residents, this one's a DH104 Dove. I believe this one is on its way to airworthiness too. Likewise it is contemporary with the Nettar .

 

Below are four shots from a rare outing with colour film, all taken in October 2005, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. Pictured is Nelson's flagship at the battle, The Victory. Though pretty mauled after the battle and with it's famous admiral dead and pickled in a barrel, the Victory survived the gales that followed and was brought in under tow and a jury rigged mast. She survives to this day at the Royal Dockyard at Portsmouth, where she remains a commissioned (though not floating) ship of the Royal Navy.

HMS Victory, bow

HMS Victory, gunports

HMS Victory, stern name

HMS Victory, mid gundeck

Spinnaker Tower

Not far along the harbour from the Victory is the Spinnaker Tower, so called as it represents the sail of that name billowing out from the mast.

 

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