Members Spitfire Thread.

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  1. Njaco

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    A thread posted by one of our new members (thanks Jeff Hunt!) got me thinking: have I been prejudice or near-sighted that I only thought of P-51s in the U.S. and not around the world? So what would be the most common WWII plane at airshows OUTSIDE the United States?

    The Spitfire!!!

    So, along the lines of the "Members Mustang Thread", here the place for all you 'worldy' guys to post pics of Spitfires at airshows you've been to. Again, maybe we can track a few Spitties as they make their way across the European or other Continents!

    First up for me is the only time I got see and smell a Spit - from Reading WWII Weekend in 2010.
     

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    Open the flood gates!
     
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  4. Jeff Hunt

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    Here we go.....seen with a "friend"

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    Wot ?...oh you mean these ones :twisted:

    If you're after Spitfire P*rn then there is only one place to go and visit and that is without doubt Duxford and the Flying Legends airshows. I have pics of upto 22 of Mr Mitchells immortal spitfire on the grass at the same time on this WW2 Airfield and I've lost count of the amount of tail-chases I've seen...all acompanied by the greatest sound track ever invented by man !

    I'll throw these few ground to air shots in for starters (I can can bore you all to tears with more static shots than you could shake a Messerschmidt at a later date :D)
     

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    Here's a few from where I live. Flyers -

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    Non flyers -

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    Plastic Spit-on-a-stick TE288:

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    The original TE288 that used to sit on that stick but was moved:

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    TE456 many years ago:

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    TE456 today:

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    More soon

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    Cool shots guys!

    Good idea for a thread Chris.
     
  9. Njaco

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    Jeez, looks like the Spit is more camera friendly than the 'Stang!

    Great pics guys! Love the two seat profile pic from Gary and the Spit spitting flames is just kewl!
     
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    ok some from me

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    A couple of Spittys that I had something to do with once.

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    These are scans of 6 x 4s, so aren't the best quality. :)
     
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    Excellent shots and material folks!:headbang: Keep'em coming!:cool:
     
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    Hi guys — Here are a few I took today at Paine Field in Everett, WA. I assume nobody minds the Hurricane (or 787). 8)
     

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    Great pics!

    I think I've changed my mind. I love the LW a/c but after these pics I don't think there is anything more beautiful in the sky than a Spit. It looks like it belongs there. awesome!
     
  16. Wayne Little

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    Awesome is the word!
     
  17. Airframes

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    A few of mine. I'm afraid most of my airborne shots are on transparencies, and yet to be scanned. The first two here are rather poor scans from work I did with the BBMF, 30 years ago, and are from the 'rejects' pile.
     

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    Cheers,


    Just loving this thread.......


    Jeff
     
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