Spitfire Vb EP122 first flight
There is a nice pic on Facebook of EP122 making its first flight this morning from Biggin Hill:
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Greek Spitfire Restored To Airworthy Condition
No excuses for posting yet another Spitfire topic (this is the Spitfire forum isn't it ) In Classic Wings it was mentioned that the Greek Spitfire is to be restored to flight status. Will they do this inhouse or will the international Spitfire industry be involved? Any takers? Chee...
Spitfire W3579 OU:O footage
There is movie (VCR) footage showing a 485 Sqn Spitfire Vb W3579:O "Southland II" in the tide on the French coast after being forced down due to flak damage while being flown by Wg Cdr E N Ryder. Does anyone know the title(s) of the film and is it still available? Tony
Spitfire MKIII advice
I have been asked to build a model of a Spitfire MkIII for someone. Basically just asking for some advice if anyone can help. So I will be building N3297. The info I have gathered so far. The MkIII had a longer nose to accommodate the Merlin XX ( would this be the same length as a MkIX? ) A 3 b...
Aircraft Parts from Russia
Literally a sack of parts arrived this morning. A Mig 15 airbrake with 2808 stamped on it - possibly a serial number. Still removing parts of Russian agriculture from within it. A small brass plate from a lend lease mk Vb Spitfire - with nice VACB Inspectors stamp and 349 part number. ...
Spitfire Propeller Question from Mk1 to Mk.Vc
Sorry to come here with the dreaded Spitfire propeller questions but I need expert help on this. So I found out that the early DH metal propellers was called 5/21, then Rotol made on some Mk.2 were used. I think laminated wood (jablo) Rotol props was used on mors Mk.Vb and DeHaviland ...
Plane of the Week #3: The Spitfire
As an American this might be a foolish thing to say, but I still would say the Supermarine Spitfire is THEE most famous British aircraft ever to take to the air. This is not just a wild statement with no foundation, the Spitfire has a firm place in aviation history. Actually it has a firm place i...
80th Anniversary of First Spitfire Flight
Today marks the 80th Anniversary of the first flight of a Spitfire. This was marked today by pilot Matt Jones flying a Spitfire, from Southampton Airport, to follow the route that the prototype took in 1936, along the Hampshire Coast to Portsmouth and return. It also flew close to where the aircr...
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