TL1544 : Westland Lysander - Shuttleworth Collection

taken 10 years ago, near to Ickwell, Bedfordshire, Great Britain

Westland Lysander - Shuttleworth Collection
Westland Lysander - Shuttleworth Collection
Serving originally as an Army Co-operation aircraft it proved too vulnerable so was used by Coastal Command (RAF) for search and rescue purpses. The aircraft is however best remembered as a spy taxi transporting secret agents behind enemy lines. For these operations, the aircraft were painted black and fitted with a long-range fuel tank beneath the fuselage A ladder was fixed to the side of the aircraft to allow the agents to enter and exit quickly.

This particular aircraft was built in Canada.
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Date Taken
Friday, 14 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 2 June, 2010
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Aircraft   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 150 447 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:5.3489N 0:19.3225W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 150 447
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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