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Title: magga dan
Post by: merseyferry on August 26, 2012, 12:14:45 PM
hi all .does any  one know if the magga dan had a byplane  onboard  ..ive googled it ans in some pics it has one in others  it hasnt  and does it have any other vecheals on board it was a supply  ship to ( i think)  antartic..many thanks pad..any one know were ic ould get a byplane  if it did lol thanks again :-)
Title: Re: magga dan
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 26, 2012, 02:12:24 PM
(http://www.eyde.nl/homepage/MaggaDanNEH.jpg)
Title: Re: magga dan
Post by: Norseman on August 26, 2012, 02:21:38 PM
I have the Vic Smeed model plans somewhere - I could find them if needed.

Dave
Title: Re: magga dan
Post by: Norseman on August 26, 2012, 02:29:00 PM

(http://s11.postimage.org/dtfy2906n/magga_dan_crew.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/dtfy2906n/)
Title: Re: magga dan
Post by: jimmy2310 on August 26, 2012, 03:03:52 PM
I checked on the interweb and found a few articles about the Magga Dan and it seems she carried a De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver high wing plane which could also be used as a float plane.
If you blow Martins picture up you can just see the floats.

Hope this helps

Jimmy
Title: Re: magga dan
Post by: Norseman on August 26, 2012, 03:09:16 PM
https://s3.amazonaws.com/Antarctica/AJUS/AJUSvIn5/AJUSvIn5p230.pdf

This article even mentions her having a helicopter for one expidition.

Dave
Title: Re: magga dan
Post by: Netleyned on August 26, 2012, 03:13:30 PM
If you look at Martins pic you will clearly see a helipad on the stern  %)

Ned
Title: Re: magga dan
Post by: deadbeat on August 26, 2012, 03:46:49 PM
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the Magga Dan become HMS Endurance? The one before Polar Circle.

Title: Re: magga dan
Post by: Circlip on August 26, 2012, 03:50:09 PM
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If you look at Martins pic you will clearly see a helipad on the stern

  This was fitted long after the Smeeds plans as the awning framework wouldn't have been strong enough to support a chopper.

  Regards  Ian.
Title: Re: magga dan
Post by: deadbeat on August 26, 2012, 04:01:42 PM
Reference my earlier post it wasn't the Magga Dan that became HMS Endurance but the Anita Dan.
Title: Re: magga dan
Post by: Netleyned on August 26, 2012, 04:02:44 PM
Anita Dan was the Endurance before Polar Star

Ned
Title: Re: magga dan
Post by: merseyferry on August 26, 2012, 04:58:18 PM
thanks all pics are brill  this is what i got sofar (no laffin {-) {-))
(http://s9.postimage.org/rq4ecgiyz/T2e_C16_NHJGw_E9n_y_Sf7_TBQJsy_LUpw_60_12.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rq4ecgiyz/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/6nz1gm9yf/T2e_C16h_HJIYE9q_Uc_QYEt_BQJs_y_Dpc_Q_60_12.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6nz1gm9yf/)
Title: Re: magga dan
Post by: Norseman on August 26, 2012, 06:56:19 PM
If you look at Martins pic you will clearly see a helipad on the stern  %)

Not until I go back to Specsavers Ned  {-) I need new glasses  O0

Dave
Title: Re: magga dan
Post by: Norseman on February 14, 2016, 07:46:49 PM
Whatever happened with your Magga Dan?
Title: Re: magga dan
Post by: Ianlind on February 15, 2016, 06:41:21 AM
That's very sad!


Ian.