Spitfire Type 224 - Searching info!

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  1. Pisis

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    Hi,

    looking for some info about Spitfire Type 224.

    Thanks!
    Pisis
     
  2. John Cahill

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    IIRC, all I know is that it was a predecessor of the famed fighter off the board in the early 1930s. Had fixed undercarriage. Tended, I think, to wing weakness. Quite experimental.

    John
     
  3. Pisis

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    Thanks John, however, I already kinda knew that - the thing I
    m looking for is a complex profile with description and additive info, like technical data, color profiles, pictures...

    But thank you anyway! 8)
     
  4. RAFster

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    Not sure if Profile Publications did a profile of it in their Spitfire series. They probably did a few paragraphs on it and had side and possibly 3 views if they are like many of the other Profiles on other aircraft.

    David
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  5. Pisis

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    Thanks RAFster! The problem is that I don't have any Spitfire monography. I have Hurricane, wildcat, P-47, Bf 109... But no Spit! :(

    Thanks you anyway.
     
  6. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Well here is a picture.

    The aircraft had gull wings and 2 machine guns in the wheel fairings. The aircraft could only reach a top speed of 228 mph.

    That is basically all the info that I have on it.
     

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    Have you checked The Spitfire Story by Alfred Price ?

    I have a copy, I will see what there is.
     
  9. Pisis

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    Nope, I didn't. And I believe we don't have many copies here... :lol:
    You'd be very nice if you'd look into it! Many thanks further!
     
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    I will [email protected] the part on the type 224, there are 4 pictures and some text.

    I will do it this evening.

    Good luck, hope it helps.
     
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    Thanks so much Chingachgook!!! 8)
     
  12. RAFster

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    You can pick up the Profile Publications on ebay, you may have to compete to get the ones you want though...

    Very little info on:
    Supermarine Spitfire I-III

    More text and the above posted photo RJ Mitchell. A life in Aviation - The Supermarine Spitfire - Design

    Have you used a Google search for Supermarine Type 224?

    You may need to use Google's cache feature for the text for some links as the information is no longer on the website but Google has the text in it's information memory/disk stores.

    RAFster
    David
     
  13. the lancaster kicks ass

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    as part of the 70 year celebrations of the Spitfire Flypast have done a fantastic series of articles on the Spitfire, including a brilliant a two part article on the Type 224 in the March and April 2006 issues, it's far too much info to type up but it does give technical figures, which i shall put below, i may be able to answer some specifics but if he's serious then they will ship copies to the Czech Republic, for both copies it'll be roughly £10 including P&P but it IS worth it, some very good stuff, plus of course the rest of the articles in there, although you'll have to translate for him, there're countless pictures of the aircraft and information about all the other aircraft going for the same contract, some of which were very odd! i'd scan it all if i could but i can't i'm afraid............

    Type 224 'Spitfire'

    Powerplant- RR Goshawk II
    Rated at- 600Hp
    Wingspan- 45ft 10inch
    Length- 29ft 5inch
    Height- 11ft 11inch
    Wing area- 295 square ft.
    Empty weight- 3,442lbs
    Loaded weight- 4,743lbs
    Max. speed- 228mph @ 15,000ft
    Climb to 15,000ft- 9.5 minutes
    Service ceiling- 38,800ft
    Armament- 4x .303mg
     
  14. Pisis

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    Hi Rafster!

    Yes, I am familiar with these sites. I always use Google first. May I repeat it is a very hard task because I am finding the info for a guy who doesn't speak English and every time I pass him something new, he sends me a ":(" smiley and says he already knows this...

    Lanc, that looks great, thanks!!!! 8)
     
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    like i say i have got more info but as i'm sure you understand it'd be impossible to convey it all unless i scan it which i can't!
     
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