Requesting Canadian SpitfireIX pictures/wallpaper/painting

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  1. Chiron

    Chiron Member

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    Can someone post some Canadian Spitfire wallpapers (i really love to see painting though)?????

    Thanks
     
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    Thread moved to correct forum :D
     
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    Here's something.
     

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    :D very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    By the way, do you got any Can. Spitfire wallpaper????, I want to make it to my desktop!!!!!

    8) Cant be more prounder than seeing our maple on Spit.
     
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    but in WWII you were using the same roundel as the RAF weren't you??
     
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    Yep. All the Commonwealth air forces were, at first. The Aussies and Kiwis didn't take long to change theirs in the Pacific once Japan got in on things though.
     
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    This was all I could come up with, I'm afraid. Pics of post-war Canadian Spits seem to be scarce.

    You can just see the leaf on the folded wing of the Seafire in the colour pic.
     

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    Man, they are beautiful, arent they!!! :D
     
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    Nice shots! 8)
     
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    By the way, who was the #1 Canadian Ace in WWII??? (with Spitfire of course)????
     
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    That was George Beurling. Sometimes known as "Buzz", sometimes known as "Screwball". He started out flying for the RAF where he scored 29 of his 32 victories. They couldn't take his attitude after a while, and booted him out! :lol:
    He then joined the RCAF until war's end. He was a grade-A psychopath!
     
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    "Through relentless concentration he developed a marked skill at deflection shooting and together with his high awareness was soon recognized as a excellent shot, like many successful Spitfire pilots he developed the habit of only engaging enemy aircraft at 250 yards or less - a range at which many other pilots would be breaking away."

    Well, I read some details about him from weikipedia.com. But is it true, as I quoted it, most Spitfire pilots fire at less 250 yards, while others dont???
     
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    I believe most early mark Spitfire pilots had their gun convergence set to close range in order to maximize the effectiveness of the relatively weak .303 machine guns.
     
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    But I though Spitfire has very reasonbale fire power, 2 machine guns plus 2 cannons, right?
     
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    The cannons were standard from about the Mk. V onward. The early Mk. I and II Spitfires, of Battle of Britain fame, were armed only with the machine guns, for the most part. Plus, these guns were spread wide along the wings.
    Also like you say, even the Mk's. V, VIII, IX, and so on still carried machine guns in addition to their cannons.
     
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