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    WW2 Plane Clock ID help for new member enthusiast please 😊

    Hello there! My young daughter and I are new enthusiasts and love this forum as learning so much! I have bought what was positioned as a “WW2 VINTAGE AIR MINISTRY SPITFIRE 8 DAY COCKPIT CLOCK 6A/1104 MK II C TICKING[/H1]” as a gift and I just wanted to check if it was so it’s not a...
  2. fritzthefox

    Fantastic Flying Tales

    Fantastic Flying Tales is a 70-page softcover book containing eleven illustrated stories of aviation adventure. Eight of them are true. Two are historical fiction based on true events. One is arguably nonsense, but pretty funny. They are ALL lavishly illustrated, unusual and entertaining. This...
  3. J

    Plans to build a 1:5 spitfire ( generator)

    Hello all, I want to build a Spitfire with a generator (wind turbine) in the front to get some free energy Scale 1:5 so that i have some room to build in the generator. I will make the frame from wood with my cnc machine and want to make the skin from thin aluminium. For a good result i need...

    Griffon Spitfire was better than any Bf109?

    This chart is showing Spitfire Mk.XIV was overwhelmed all of Bf109Gs. I think Spit can overwhelmed Bf109s for climbing rate and turn radious too. So Griffon Spit was better fighter than Bf109?
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    Plane photo porn. New Photo Archive book series He111 Stirling Lancaster Gladiator and more

    A new series of books. All original, often unpublished photos, in a big landscape A4 format, on glossy paper. With specially commissioned colour digital profiles for modellers, artists and enthusiasts. No 'restored' aircraft here. A full Youtube review from Nige's Modelling Bench here: The...
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    Four-cannon Spitfire Vc non-tropicalised?

    Hello! I have a question regarding Spitfire Vs. From what I've learned, the earliest Spitfire Vcs were supplied with four 20mm cannons in the wing, without the Vokes filter. I have seen some photos of these aircraft (AA873, EN767), but I'm wondering if any people may have photos of other Spits...
  7. djos

    Spitfire Mk VB 1/72 year 1970+

    One more from previous year, After many years in stash...finished, an old Airfix Spitfire VB, upgraded as much as my nerves allowed, engraving, some cockpit details, added mirror according to documented pictures of Zumbach plane, high located on two support bars. Colors Hataka...
  8. Master_Ale_88

    Question about RAF Roundels pale outer ring

    Hi everybody, I have recently decided to make a small research about RAF roundels applied during WWII. I came across some photos of aircraft showing a particular configuration. It seems that the outer ring of the fuselage roundels has been painted over or, somehow, it has left a sort of "trace"...
  9. Master_Ale_88

    Speed Spitfire max speed...unknown?!

    Hi everybody, Reading the Valiant publishing concerning the Spitfire Merlin powered versions I came to know about a special version of this legendary aircraft: the "Speed Spitfire". It was a modified version of the Mk. I Spitfire created in 1937 to beat the world top speed record. Unfortunately...
  10. J

    Can anyone help me identify if this is from a Spitfire or a Hurricane ?

    Afternoon everyone, My next door was given this after his son sadly passed away and he had been told (like many other posts I’ve seen) that this could potentially be the rear wheel from a Spit or a Hurricane, Can anyone help me out in identifying it ? I think that maybe the red side of the...
  11. NatanielHewelt

    What does M Ratio and S Ratio mean in the RAF pilot's notes?

    In the pilot's notes for both the Hurricane (AP1564B) and Spitfire (AP1565E) there is no mention of what M and S ratio actually pertains to. There is no explanation I could find in pilot's notes general (AP2095 ) either. Any help in understanding exactly what this setting is would be greatly...
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    New Member.

    Hello all, I've just joined although I am no longer a plastic modeller. I did start a long time ago when Airfix first brought out the Spitfire in a poly bag with a folded card at the top, I bought my first one from Woolworths for 2 shillings ( 10p in new money). My reason for joining is that I...
  13. Aviation History: The Supermarine Spitfire

    Aviation History: The Supermarine Spitfire

    The Supermarine Spitfire is an icon and one of the most famous planes of World War Two. Designed by R.J Mitchel, it would provide vital services for the Allies throughout the Second World War and became one of the few Allied aircraft to be manufactured before, throughout and after the war. In...
  14. Todd Secrest

    WW2 Battle of Britain, how many bombers (or fighters) did the Hurricane shoot down, compared to the Spitfire?

    In the Battle of Britain, the Hurricane shot down about twice as many Nazi (german) aircraft, compared to the Spitfire. How many bombers (HE-111, Stuka, etc) did the Hurricane shoot down and how many bombers did the Spitfire shoot down? And how many German fighter were shoot down (Hurricane vs...
  15. Tomato Eins

    Tomato Eins Productions

    Hi All, I thought I would share with you some short documentaries I've been working on. I'm a young aviation enthusiast and have a huge passion for warbirds.I hope you enjoy and finding them interesting. More on the way so stay posted✈️✈️
  16. The Spitfire: History and Development

    The Spitfire: History and Development

    There is something special about a Spitfire. It holds a special place in history and is a truly remarkable fighter. It proved so decisive in changing the course of the war, but how did this plane come to be the one we know today? This short documentary aims to unveil the development and...
  17. CatTheCool

    Best Lookin' Spitfire Mark?

    I was wondering?
  18. S

    Air battles over Malta 1942

    Hello! I recently finished building model kits of Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb and Messerschmitt Bf 109-E both of which had roles in dogfights over Malta. I was wondering if anyone knows any more planes that had parts in this battle ( between June 1940 and November 1942). I tried to find more...
  19. v2

    Spitfire PL

    Spitfire TE184 flown by Polish pilot came to Poland on June 23, to Rudniki near Częstochowa. After refueling, pilot Jacek Mainka took off to Dęblin. On June 24-25, TE184 changed its colours to Polish: ZF-U, piloted among other things by Jerzy Główczewski from wing 308. The plane flew to Lublin...
  20. James P

    Need help ID-ing my bit of spit

    Hi all! Quite new to this forum so forgive me if I do anything outrageously wrong. I've just got my hands on a bit of what I think is a spitfire, as it has a VACB stamp. I'm struggling to confirm this and figure out exactly which bit it is though... It's got some letters on it reading 'CBDS'...