Spitfire hauling beer

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  1. 4trade

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    Ha! that's Cool!
     
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    I've seen the pics of the Spit on the ground but never of the one in flight. Thanks!
     
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    J.E. Johnson, wasn't it?
     
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    I wonder what the ale tasted like? I hope it didn't get frozen in transit. It's not supposed to freeze or even be drunk cold!
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    I saw a similar story with a Mustang that was taken to altitude to make ice-cream in a clean drop tank. Gotta hand it to an enterprising military person.
     
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    There's even a 1/48th scale kit of this, by Italeri - although modellers have been adding their own beer drop tanks or barrels since 1945 !
     
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    I've heard that one too. Apparently someone rigged a drop-tank up with a churner, powered by a small prop.
     
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    I've seen the one in flight......
    but never the ones on the ground!!
     
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    #11 R Pope, Dec 12, 2012
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    At last a practical use for a Spitfire! A 400 MPH beer cooler. Musta been Johnson's or some other Canadian outfit, we like our beer cold.
     
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    Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale | Shepherd Neame

    Click on the 'fun stuff' tag... they a bit toned down from earlier ones. Apparently the German legendary sense of humour failed....


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    Cheers

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    I know what kind of beer cooler I want now!
     
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    OK, now how 'bout a picture of a Spitfire haulin' a$$?
     
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    Difficult to choose just one....
    This is one of my favourites, RRST in action. tucks_luck_fs.jpg

    John
     
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    According to Pierre Closterman in his book "The Great Show 2000", the pilot of the Spitfire is a Canadian named Robson from the 602 squadron.
     
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    i heard of pilots in the pacific taking "test flights" to check performance that was really a ruse to get the beer cold. a lot of the islands didnt have generators and refrigeration units and the boys got tired of hot beer....
     
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    And you should have seen what happened when they ran out of beer - apparently they went on strike!
     
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    What a way to get a cold one.
     
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