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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: PhyllidaDavenport
Sad about the Blenheim. It was the last known airworthy Blenheim. It was restored though, but not to flying status. Now the only remaining ones are in museums.
The Vulcan picture is inspirational, and the Harrier photo is a spectacular picture!
An airworthy Blenheim was rebuilt from a scrapped Bolingbroke over a 12-year period, only to crash at an airshow at Denham within a month of completion in 1987. A replacement Bolingbroke Mk IVT was rebuilt to flying status in just five years and painted to represent a Blenheim Mk IV in RAF wartime service. It began appearing at air shows and exhibitions in the UK, flying since May 1993 and was used in the 1995 film version of Shakespeare's Richard III. This aircraft crashed on landing at Duxford on 18 August 2003; the crash was feared to have made it a write off. but after extensive repair and conversion to the Mark I "Short nose" version by The Aircraft Restoration Company (ARC) at Duxford, was displayed to the public on 30 May 2014, and first flew for 29 minutes on 20 November 2014, following restoration at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England. The aircraft appeared in the 2017 Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk.