The Spitfire thread

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  1. Geedee

    Geedee Well-Known Member

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    Thought I'd start a thread on Spitfires. Feel free to add any pics you guys have, of one of the classic fighters.

    On the ground or in the air, it doesn't matter, show us what you've got !. Do you have any close-ups of panels, cockpits, walk-arounds etc etc for the modellers here ?

    With Forumites all over the World, we should be able to get full coverage of all Spittie survivors.

    What I should have done here, is add details for each shot, where, when, Mk, Ser No etc....sorry, I'll have a look and see what I can dig up.... as this will help any modellers out there !
     

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    Bloody AWESOME!:D Thanks for sharing
     
  3. ToughOmbre

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    Thought I would add Robert Taylor's painting, "After the Battle", showing a flight of MK IX's returning to base.

    One of my favorites.

    TO
     

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    Not in itself a striking or beautiful picture
    Nevertheless, I always liked this plate for its illustration of the developmental strides the Spitfire took in its service lifetime. It is from a tatty old book that I've had for years and shows the first and the last of the line, with about 12 years between them.

    K5054 needs no introduction, pictured at Eastleigh, from where she made her maiden flight, in March 1936.

    The Seafire FR47 served with 800 Sqn on board HMS Triumph in 1948.

    As well as the obvious outward differences, the handling from first to last had changed out of all recognition yet the Seafire 47 remained very popular with her Royal Navy pilots.
     

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  5. HoHun

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    Hi Geedee,

    >Thought I'd start a thread on Spitfires.

    Very nice shots you have posted there! :)

    Regards,

    Henning (HoHun)
     

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    here are some of mine not the same quality as yours but:lol: the one that makes me the happiest was being the dead weight (well qualified) on the tail when they ran her up. And I'll include one I snagged an hour ago
     

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    More pretty pics sorry if they are a bit big.

    I resized them.....

    Charles
     

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    That frontal shot getting his wheels up is superb

    If you're using a scanner app try re-sizing to 800 pixels, the other dimensions should auto-size after that
     
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    These are some great pics, guys. Thanks for posting them.
     
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    Here are three spitfires based in Australia. All represent a/c that flew with the RAAF in the Pacific and Europe.
    - MkVc South Australian Aviation Museum - static (79sqn RAAF)
    - MkVIII Temora - airworthy (457sqn RAAF)
    - Mk XVI Temora - airworthy. (453sqn RAAF)
     

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  11. Geedee

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    Wow...Bl**dy nice pics there guys, keep 'em coming.

    Heres a few more, some from Oshkosh and the rest from Duxfrod (Flying Legends).

    RF-D Ser No AB910 did a few fly-overs at Cockpitfest back in 07. Lovely noise !
     

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  12. Airframes

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    Some very nice Spit Pics there, thank you. IF I can get my trannies scanned, I'll post some of mine, taken during two seasons with the BBMF, back in 1982 to 1983, plus a few more over the years. Unfortunately, 95% of my stuff was on 35mm transparency, for reproduction purposes. Found a friend with a tranny scanner, but don't know yet what the quality will be like.
     
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    Is P7350 (bottom of post 5) the only preserved Spitfire with an original style external bullet proof windscreen?
     
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    Wow very nice!

    Quick question HoHun, does one of those Spitfire's in your pics have a contra-rotating propeller? What version is that?
     
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    If I may...its a Spittie Mk XIX owned by Christophe Jacquard and re-engined with a Griffon from a Shakleton !. Capablee of climbing out at 35 degrees, no torque problems on take off and able to lift off in 750 yards due to that monstrous motor upfront chucking out just short of 2500 HP...yes, two thousand five hundred horsepower !.

    HoHun, do you have any more shots of this monster, and where where your shots taken...does'nt look like in the UK as I dont remember seeing that 109 before...but I could be wrong !
     

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    Hi Flyboy2,

    >Quick question HoHun, does one of those Spitfire's in your pics have a contra-rotating propeller? What version is that?

    Yes, it has a contra-rotating propeller. The aircraft is a PR.XIX, and the contra-rotating propeller is not original but the result of fitting a Shackleton power unit in the early 2000s.

    Regards,

    Henning (HoHun)
     
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    The Spitfire thread would not be complete without these two.....

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    Great idea Gary. Excellent photos guys. Keep up the good work!!!:shocked!::thumbright::cool:
     
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    Waynos, were you asking if P7350 is the only preserved MkII?
    If so, it is one of two still flying (that might have changed, as I'm out of touch!), and operated by the BBMF. It took part in the Battle of Britain, and still carries the patches covering 3 bullet holes! There are other, static display MkII's, and recently, a genuine MkIa took to the skies again in the UK, an aircraft once flown by Ginger Lacey, which has been restored as authentically as possible.
    Terry.
     
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    This is what the post is supposed to say :oops:

    Its just that other Spits I have seen, even early marks, seem to have been fitted witht he later style internal screen, due no doubt to availability.
     
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