Another Spitfire question: Spitfire IIa P7966

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  1. le_steph40

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    Hello,
    Probably a stupid question but regarding D. Bader Spitfire Mk.IIa P7966 "Manxman", Rotol or De Havilland propeller/spinner ???

    TIA, regards
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    #2 Wurger, Dec 8, 2011
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    Here a shot of the kite.. not too much of these parts can be seen here but it seems it was De Havilland propeller and spinner.

    Spitfire-MkI-Tangmere-Wing-DB-Douglas-Bader-Tangmere-1941-01.jpg
     
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    Many thanks :thumbright:
     
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    I forget something :rolleyes: Regarding the oil cooler, is it a Mk.I type or a Mk.V type (with deepened oil cooler with circular air intake) ?
    I think to have read that some Mk.II wore the deepened oil cooler...:?:

    Steph
     
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    Mk.I and Mk.II weren't told apart at first glance. The only difference that can be noticed is a small drop-bulge at the side of the starboard engine cowling , just behind the spinner. It covered a part of Coffman's starter for the Merlin XII engine.
     
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    Ok, thank you very much :)
     
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    Your knowledge just amazes me sometimes my friend. :thumbright:
     
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    The "Mk.III oil cooler" was introduced onto the Mk.II production line from 26-9-41, which was over a month after Bader was shot down, and 7 months after P7966 was built, so stick with the Mk.I type.
     
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    Thank you so much VB. :D

    And EB a good info here as well. :thumbright:
     
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    Good stuff Edgar, beat me to it! The Airfix 'box art' for Bader's Spit lends confusion, as it shows the MkV type oil cooler I believe.
     
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    #12 pbfoot, Dec 9, 2011
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    Bader built it himself
     
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    Thank you Edgar :)
     
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    #14 Wurger, Dec 9, 2011
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    I think it is because Bader used the Mk.VA later as well. Its serial is believed to be W3185.

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    and the Mk.IIA profile... of course the spinner colour is incorrect.

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    other way around my friend, MkVa box art shows a Mk I/II oil cooler but has the MkV round oil cooler in the box
     
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    Ah ha! I had a feeling I'd got it wrong !! Cheers mate.
     
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