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  1. Readie

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    Hello, I'm John from Plymouth.
    I love piston engineed aircraft and my two favourites are Merlin engined Spitfires and Bristol Centaurus engined Hawker Sea Fury's.
    Power and Grace.
    I have recently brought an engine part from R6897 which I'm researching to try and find a picture..there must be one somewhere :lol:
    Cheers
    John
     
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    Thanks guys, all around the world.
    I'm lucky enough to have seen Ray Hanna flying MH434 over my native Kent.
    A very emotive experiance.
    Cheers
    John
     
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    #7 BikerBabe, Apr 16, 2011
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    Hello John, and welcome to the asy...forum. ;)

    Here's what I found online about your Spit part:
    Link: production page 019
    Serial: AB847
    Mark: Vb
    Factory: CBAF
    Eng: M45
    9MU 27-7-41 92S 'QJ-V' 21-8-41 ASTE 6-12-41 411S 20-8-42 air collision with R6897 crashed Alby Lincs CAC 5-9-42 SOC CE 28-1-43.

    User 5bR6897 on this forum might know more.
    Here's what he wrote about his username:
    "serial number R6897 and coded DB*Z. Flown by my uncle with 411 RCAF.
    Written off in Jan 43 mid air with Spit AB847 killing my uncle...P.O. Gilbert Frederick Brown/Toronto, Ont.
    I would also appreciate any additional info that anyone might have on his incident or my uncle."
    I also found this PDF-file: http://vbd.webpark.pl/spitfireI_II_pl.pdf
    Whether or not the data listed is correct or not, I don't know.

    Cheers from me in Denmark. :)

    Maria.
     
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    #8 Wurger, Apr 16, 2011
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    Welcome and greetings from Poland.

    And another info I found here : http://www.ody.ca/~bwalker/RAF_owned_w9999.html

    R 6897 Supermarine Spitfire Mk. I / V Delivered to 6 MU on 7 July 1940, fitted with cannon wing. Converted to Mk. V on 23 February 1941. Served with No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 20 November 1942, coded "DB*Z". Still with this unit on 28 January 1943, when it was destroyed in mid-air with AB847, over Alby, Lincolnshire.

    Also there is something mentioned : http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?4010-Spitfire-collision-28-January-1943
     
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    G'day me ansom and welcome, nice part of the country you live in.
     
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    Hi John, and welcome from 'up North'. Looks like the loonies ...er...sorry... forum members are already helping out.
     
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    Hello John from Plymouth!
     
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    Thank you for the replies and helpfull links.
    Nice to be part of a forum that welcomes new people.
    'proper job' as we say in the south west:D
    There is a Spitfire ( static) at RAF Harrowbeer, Yelverton, Devon soon and...with a bit of luck I may just be allowed to sit in the cockpit.
    I'm 6' 5" so it will be a squeeze :shock:
    Cheers
    John
     
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    Hi John and welcome to the family.

    Plymouth is my home-town allthough I havent lived there for a number of years...errr...47 or there-abouts !

    Likewise, I agree with you ref Ray. You havent seen a Spittie display unless you've seen 'The Master' at work in MH434. Sadly gone but not forgotten.

    And getting to sit in a Spit' at your size...hmmmm, I think you'll find it 'cosy', especially if you happen to have period flying gear to wear at the same time. Certainly, from experience, I'm a tad under 5'9 and it causes me no end of hassle when I'm trying to shoe-horn myself into the back of Tony's (Rocketeers) Spit to help with rivetting, usually followed with bouts of Tourets when I kneel on a dropped rivet !:)
     
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    If...and it is an if I fit into the Spitfire cockpit (without flying gear) I'll post a pic.
    Thanks again for the friendly welcome
    Cheers
    John
     
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