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Old 13-04-2012, 21:26
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Default Publicity Posters from the past.

I came across these publicity posters which I thought would be of interest to some members.

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Old 14-04-2012, 08:29
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Default Re: Publicity Posters from the past.

Thanks Bob - very good!! - it's interesting to see that they were proud of their engines as well as their aircraft - if anyone wonders what an air cooled radial engine looked like then those pictures tell all!!
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Old 14-04-2012, 12:00
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I came across these publicity posters which I thought would be of interest to some members.

Bob.
Superb, Bob. Thanks for posting these wonderful images!
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Old 14-04-2012, 17:06
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Cracking collection Bob; and I am just old enough to remember some of them, particularly the Gloster Gladiator

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Old 14-04-2012, 20:33
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Thanks Bob, great images of bygone times. I can remember being taken by my parents to a park with stalls, about 1938. It was some sort holiday gathering. I remember the crowd all looking skywards & going Ho, Ha! in awe as three biplanes flew overhead, I expect they were doing less than a 100mph. How times change.
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A great collection of images! Thanks!
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