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    Short Sunderland aircraft construction workers. Rochester, Kent, England.

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    Not just aircraft, that's fuselage of a bomber sized flying boat, maybe even amphibious. That would take a more serious building than 'normal' aircraft!
    Yup, recognized it, as former nut on aviation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Sunderland

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    Former as in less intense than ages 6 thru 30 something.
    Sleeping under flight deck catapults of Enterprise cured me. After a small fire (not 1969) we moved aft awhile, under the arresting gear. No improvement.
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    That's still a large airplane. Larger than a Hercules.

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    Cpl. Albert Singer (Left); T/Sgt. Weldon L. Rugg, and Cpl Walter Robert (Right) fix the hatch on a Northrop P-61 "Black Widow" night fighter of the 9th Air Force, France, 27 Sep 1944
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    Don't recall such a nose-on view of a P-61; showing the fuselage is far narrower and deeper than assumed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Don't recall such a nose-on view of a P-61; showing the fuselage is far narrower and deeper than assumed.
    That is because you are looking at the rear gunner's position
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    That would explain it; even looked to be enough glass for a pilot position.
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