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Video showing G012 clip from Ron Gray's film.   This clip was taken back at Jever in Mid-54.  It shows a visiting Airspeed Oxford .   This must be a rare piece of film.   The ground crew are seen cranking up the engines, the pilot will have set the throttles and is pressing the booster coil buttons.


The Airspeed Oxford advanced trainer and air ambulance, known as the 'Ox-Box' throughout the RAF, appeared in 1937 and was a military development of the civil Envoy airliner.   The Oxford was the RAF's first twin-engined monoplane trainer, and by the time production ceased 8,751 examples had been built.   The Oxford I was a bombing and gunner trainer, featuring a dorsal gun turret, while the Mk II was used for navigation and radio training.   Widely employed at flying schools throughout the British Commonwealth as part of the Empire Air Training Scheme, the Oxford was used in the ambulance role as the Mk III in the Middle East.   The Mk IV was a 'one-off' used as an engine test-bed, while the Mk V was used mainly in Rhodesia and Canada.   Specifications apply to the Airspeed Oxford Mk I.
Crew: 3; Powerplant: two 261kW (350hp) Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah IX 7-cylinder radial engines; Performance: max speed 298km/h (182mph); Range 1,464km (910 miles); Service ceiling 5,852m (19,200ft); Dimensions: wingspan 16.25m (53ft 4in); length 10.51m (34ft 6in); height 3.37m (l1ft lin); Weight: 3,447kg (7,6001b) loaded Armament: none.
(Thanks to "The Encyclopedia of Aircraft" by Robert Jackson).

There is no sound with this clip.   This clip runs for 1 min 1 sec.

(Thanks to Ron Gray for original film.)
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