Duxford and Spitfires

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  1. Chris_G

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    I see the September Show at Duxford will be trying to break the record for the number of spitfires in the air at once which led me to thinking how many Spitfires will be airworthy come September? This is what i can remember but no doubt there are a few wholes that need filling..........

    AR213 - Mk1 - Private
    P7350 - II - BBMF
    AR501 - V - Shuttleworth
    MK356 - V - BBMF
    PT462 -T.IX - Anthony Hodgson
    ML407 - T.IX - Grace Spitfire
    MJ627 - T.IX - Bayliss Spitfire (east midlands?)
    161 - T.IX - Irish thing at Duxford
    PL963 - XI - Peter Teichman
    PS915? - XIX - BBMF
     
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    Chris_G Member

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    SM845 - XVIII - saw that at leuchars and just remembered
    TD248 - XVI - ARCO
    RN201 - XIV? - ARCO

    god my memory is appauling
     
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    Long time to wait.
    I f I remember, there were 9 in the air at last years Legends show.
     
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    You're right about the third BBMF Spit- it is PS915
     
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    There where 11 spitfires at either flying legends or the September 10th airshow.

    Theres a Seafire that has just had its first ground runs, registration and owner escapes me now.
    Theres more than likely a few to emerge from arco in that time.

    And we cant forget ml434.
     
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    Then theres the north Wales based 2 seater which is at Duxford now (aparently)

    Maurice Hammonds pru Spitfire.
    At least 1 from France.
     
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    Yes, and then there are the replicas or are we talking about genuine Spitfires/Seafires? Not sure what the rules are regarding the home-built replicas of the Spitfire...
     
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    Wasn't the world record set sometime in the 40's ?
     
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    i think the record was set sometime in the 40's.
     
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    Figures as that is when they were still being made.
     
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    Okay, I just thought that there might be a few out there since there were companies involved in creating them...
     
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    They are far and few - when one of these 100% size replicas fly at Duxford, we'll all know for sure.

    Actually I like the concept of an all composite Spit - it will be interesting if the thing is ever finished and flying...
     
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    Okay, just didn't know they were that rare.
     
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