Memories that never fade
Posted 08 January 2008 - 02:37 AM
Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:37 PM
I've only got a few of pictures of the ones with RAF Roundels on:
There are also these on the Firework Museum site:
Standard Aeroplanes & Helicopters
Sadly I've never managed to get one for my collection, but I have quite a few ordinary helicopter type fireworks, e.g. Brock's Vampire Bat - Shame they disappeared
Posted 08 January 2008 - 09:46 PM
ive never seen those before, very interesting, are they just end burning? ie no hole in the side of the tube like a hummer, and they just rely on the card wings for lift?
All of the Brock's and Wilder's ones I remember from the 60s and 70s were plugged both ends and has a fuse coming out of the side. I'm not sure about the earlier ones and other makes though. You can just about make it out on the picture of the Polar Whirlwind, running along the lower side of the touchpaper into the twisted end. I remember they were pretty spectacular when they went up, but you never knew the angle or direction of flight, hence the ban.
Brock's Polar Whirlwind
Posted 09 January 2008 - 12:30 AM
Posted 16 January 2008 - 01:50 PM
Posted 20 January 2008 - 05:10 AM
Posted 22 January 2008 - 08:15 PM
being to young to remember these what was the parachute material?
Thin cotton if I recall, with a length of asbestos string separating the flare from the parachute strings.
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