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Alex Smart
13th May 2007, 17:53
Hello,

Not sure how if at all the following info that I have matched up will help with finding RAF serial numbers of the Finnish AF Blenheims, or indeed the Manufacturers serial numbers to match any RAF serial number .

Greek AF

RAF - Civil - Bristol
Serial Serial
L6670
L8384
L8385
L6658
P4910 - G-AFXD - 9392
P4911 - G-AFXE - 9393
P4915 - G-AFXF - 9397
P4916 - G-AFXG - 9398
P4921 - G-AFXH - 9403
P4922 - G-AFXI - 9404
P6891 - G-AFXJ - 9416
P6892 - G-AFXK - 9417
P6897 - G-AFXL - 9422
P6898 - G-AFXM - 9423
P6903 - G-AFXN - 9428
P6904 - G-AFXO - 9429

Yugoslavia

RAF - Civil Yugo
Serial
L6813
L6814
L6817
L6818 - YU-BAR-60
L6819 - YU-BAS-61
L6821 - YU-BAQ-59
L6822 - YU-BAT-62
L6823 - YU-BAE-47
L6824 - YU-BAD-46
L6825 - YU-BAA-43
L6826 - YU-BAR-44
L6827 - YU-BAC-45
L6828 - YU-BAL-54
L6829 - YU-BAM-55
L6830 - YU-BAP-58
L6831 - YU-BAN-56
L6832 - YU-BAO-57
L6833
L6834
- YU-BAF-48
- YU-BAG-49
- YU-BAH-50
- YU-BAI-51
- YU-BAJ-52
- YU-BAK-53

Parts were sold by Germany to Finland late in the War.
Also One (Serial unknown as yet) defected to Hungary to be coded J-104 in the Hungarian AF.

Some (Quantity ?) also were later to be used by the Croatian AF.

Rumania

RAF - Rumanian
Serial Serial
L6696
L6697
L6698
L6699
L6700
L6701
L6702
L6703
L6704
L6705
L6706
L6707
L6708
L6713
L6714
L6715
L6716
L6717
L6718
L8603
L8604
L8605
L8606
L8607
L8608
L8619
L8620
L8622
L8624
L8625
L8626
L8627
L8628
L8629
L8630
L8632
L8652
L8653
L8654

Turkey

RAF...........Civil..........Turkish........Bristo l
Serial.........................serial..........ser ial
................................2501...........815 5
................................2502...........815 6
.............G-AFFP.........2503...........8157
.............G-AFFR.........2504...........8158
.............G-AFFS.........2505...........8159
.............G-AFFT.........2506...........8160
.............G-AFFU.........2507...........8161
.............G-AFFV.........2508...........8162
.............G-AFFW........2509...........8163
.............G-AFFX.........2510...........8164
.............G-AFFY.........2511...........8165
.............G-AFFZ.........2512...........8166
.............G-AFLA.........2513...........9222
.............G-AFLB.........2514...........9223
.............G-AFLC.........2515...........9224
.............G-AFLD.........2516...........9225
.............G-AFLE.........2517...........9226
.............G-AFLF.........2518...........9227
.............G-AFLG.........2519...........9228
.............G-AFLH.........2520...........9229
.............G-AFLI..........2521...........9230
.............G-AFLJ..........2522...........9231
.............G-AFLK..........2523...........9232
.............G-AFLL..........2524...........9233
.............G-AFLM.........2525...........9234
.............G-AFLN.........2526...........9235
.............G-AFLO.........2527...........9236
.............G-AFLP.........2528............9237
.............G-AFLR.........2529............9238
.............G-AFLS.........2530............9239

Portugal

RAF
Serial
R2775
R2781
R3623
R3830
N3544
N3600
T2431
T2434
V5429
V5434
V5501
V5729
V5883
V6395
Z7492
Plus at least five more.

Finland

18 a/c
BL104 - OH-IBA
through to
BL121 - OH-IBR
I do not think that these a/c were ever given RAF serial numbers as I ubderstand that they were delivered straight from the Factory to Finland.

and

12 a/c
G-EZIN - BL122 - OH-IPA
through to
G-EZIY - BL-133 - OH-IPL
These I expect were the First Mk IV's delivered from January 1940.
RAF serial numbers were
L9025
L9026
L9028
L9195
L9196
L9197
L9198
L9199
L9200
L9201
L9202
L9203

One of these was lost over the North Sea on the delivery flight.

Can anyone match these RAF serials to either the Civil or Finnish serials please ?

Then
12 a/c
G-EZAA - BL134 - OH-IPA
through to
G-EZAL - BL145 - OH-IPL
These are said to be those that included RAF srerial numbers -
L1345
L1347
L1354
L1362
Eight more serial numbers required to completye this batch.


And then for one Force

G-AFCE - 8814
G-AFCF - 8815

Refs: were
Scramble Turkish Military Aircraft since 1912
Air Britain books K-File; L1000 to N9999;P1000 to R9999;T1000 to V9999; W1000 to Z9999.
Air Enthusiast Bi monthly

RAF Serial Numbers and Civil codes welcome as is any info that will hepl match the numbers for those Finnish a/c.

Many Thanks for any help.

Alex

newcomer
13th October 2007, 20:38
Hi to all! I am interesting to know does two-digit ciphers after yugoslav civil registrations mean construction numbers from Avro factory?

Kind regards

Newcomer

Stig Jarlevik
15th October 2007, 21:02
Alex

With regard to Greece the first batch of Mk IV were registered/serialled B.251 to B.262 and used by 32 Mira. Nothing known, of course,if they were serialled in consequtive order.

According to Greek sources they received from various RAF units SIX Mk I, which received serials B.263 to B.268. B.268 is known to have been captured by the Germans...

Cheers
Stig

Stig Jarlevik
15th October 2007, 21:54
Alex

I have tried to update the Jugoslav Blenheims for you TWICE, but all the time encounter problems with the TOCH connections. I refuse to write the details a third time, so if you are interested, drop me a personal note on hagel.jarlevik@bredband.net

Cheers
Stig

Alex Smart
27th November 2007, 02:37
hello Stig,
I have sent you an e-mail
Alex