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zeitghost
10th August 2012, 10:03
As seen in a documentary some years ago.

Well, this Monday on C4, another set of lunes is about to attempt to launch another replica glider (sadly not gingham) off the roof of the castle.

Monday C4, 21:00.

I shall watch with interest.

Pity it's not gingham though. :(

http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/72448-things-great-3.html#post1425688

KentPhilip
10th August 2012, 10:29
It worked..

Colditz Glider Flight - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSHugyLm8u4)

BolshieBastard
10th August 2012, 10:42
Much prefer an ASH26 myself. Far more aerodynamic.

zeitghost
10th August 2012, 15:04
Much prefer an ASH26 myself. Far more aerodynamic.

Possibly more difficult to build in the right shade of gingham. :smokin

BolshieBastard
10th August 2012, 20:11
Possibly more difficult to build in the right shade of gingham. :smokin

Any colour you want so long as its white, dear boy!

zeitghost
13th August 2012, 08:19
Any colour you want so long as its white, dear boy!

That's no good.

I want gingham. :smokin

Doggy Styles
13th August 2012, 08:26
It worked..

Colditz Glider Flight - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSHugyLm8u4)Gosh, weren't they intending to fly all the way to Switzerland in that? How far was Switzerland?

zeitghost
13th August 2012, 11:47
Gosh, weren't they intending to fly all the way to Switzerland in that? How far was Switzerland?

A lot further than it got.

The idea was simply to get over the wall & land down in the vaaaaaalley, boyo.

There's tidy then.

KaiserWilly
13th August 2012, 12:17
when I go to the UK I spend hours glued to the Military History channel.

Doggy Styles
13th August 2012, 13:19
when I go to the UK I spend hours glued to the Military History channel.We call it the Hitler channel.

zeitghost
13th August 2012, 13:30
when I go to the UK I spend hours glued to the Military History channel.

I'm sure it makes you feel really at home.

Do you wear the pickelhaube whilst viewing?:smokin

KaiserWilly
13th August 2012, 13:32
I'm sure it makes you feel really at home.

Do you wear the pickelhaube whilst viewing?:smokin

Only if the action gets rough.

zeitghost
14th August 2012, 08:55
Gosh.

So there we are.

I was disappointed that no one was brave enough to get in the thing.

But it did what it said on the tin.