Spitfire 944

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  1. v2

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    A USAAF pilot sees his crash-landing in a Spitfire for the very first time, nearly 70-years after it happened. 16mm footage shot at the time was discovered and it happened that the pilot filmed in the incident never remembered it being filmed.
    This short 14 minute film received an honourable mention at the Sundance Film Festival. It's just great to see his reaction because he didn't know the footage existed.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie3SrjLlcUY
     
  2. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

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    Brilliant! Thanks Dominik !
     
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    Excellent! That was great to see. Thanks for sharing.

    :salute:
     
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    Really enjoyed that. Excellent find.
     
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    That was wonderful! Thankyou for that post.
     
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    that was awesome....i love to see stuff like that. thanks for posting it.
     
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    I really enjoyed that video.

    I particularly like how Blyth explains how, at the beginning of his mission, he lands at an air base and is asked by the pilots where his guns were, or where his escort was.
     
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    The Spitfire IX Photo-Recon bird had longer legs than the F-5 (PR P-38 )... Wow! (with Guns replaced by additional fuel)
     
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    Outstanding. Brilliant clip.
    Cheers
    John
     
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    The F-5 didn't have guns either - since the cameras took up that space.
     
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