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  1. wilbur1

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    Ok im gonna try this again after my comp got hit with this virus i had to goto firefox and its hard to upload pics, anyway a buddy gave me this pic, cant really tell what it is but supposedly its being built/restored in chino area





    Well crap! just found that its 35mb and im only allowed 5.0 well ill try another way :mad:
     
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    Yikes, 35MB!? Try to shrink it down and I can take a look.
     
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    A 35 meg pic? WOW!!!!
     
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    what about trying Photobucket or Image shack?
     
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    Thats not a picture, it's wallpaper
     
  6. evangilder

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    Or a billboard!
     
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    Yea i know my neighbor scanned it for me and i dont know what went wrong, i just emailed it to nj so well see if he can fix it. This plane is kinda weird, looks like a mustang but 2 seats and 2 intakes
     
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    Wilbur, got it. Cropped one section.

    I think its a Spitfire 2 seat trainer.
     

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    Thanks chris never even crossed my mind about a spit:oops: what about the twin intakes though....
     
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    Not as well versed as others on here, so I don't know but it fairly screams Spit to me. Unless its an experimetal from Supermarine. Don't know.
     
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    Well we will have to see what eric says, maybe hes seen the plane in person.
     
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    I am sure thats a Spitfire and it looks like a converted late production VIII, IX or XVI. Originally a 4 gun version almost certainly 2 x 20 2 x HMG.
     
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    And in US markings no less ...That parts even stranger...???...
     
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    or a zepplin
     
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    The air intakes on the wings, tail shape and gun ports all look like a spitfire. But the American markings are what seems a bit odd. I haven't seen this one in person, so I'm not sure. I can check around. Do you have any other shots of it?
     
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    Fuselage code is WD, which would be the 335th Fighter Squadron of the 4th Fighter Group, which was originally an Eagle squadron, so it could very well be a squadron trainer. The Eagle Squadron did fly Spitfires.
     
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    Looking at the motor mounts and the ones in Trackends Spit pictures and the fact its in US markings I'm going to guess a MKV
     
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    Certainly is a Spitfire. Never read anything about a MKV 2 seat trainer in existence, I only know of the 1 (or 2) MKIX 2 seater's that are in existence.
     
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    maybe a IX as the motor mount are consistent with the one I see but I wasn't aware the USAAf flew the IX's but then again it might be artistic licence
     
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