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I have a MK.V Hispano 20mm cannon serial number 608 and wondered how I could find out what aircraft it came from? Any ideas?
In The Hispano Cannon »
I am trying to find out what aircrafts my grandad worked on during his post in India.
I believe he worked on spitfires but am interested in finding out the specific model.
His name was Corporal Eric William Buck he was stationed in India during 1944.
If anyone reading this can help fill in the blanks or point me in the right direction for further research I would be most great full.
In PR Spitfires in Bengal »
I don't know if this has been mentioned here, just a curious question: Does anyone know what's the difference between a 2 blade propeller or a 3 blade propeller, not just with the Spitfire, but any other aircraft?; what's the advantage or disadvantage in them? In other words, why should some planes have 5 blades and some 2? I'm curious to know what difference they make. Thanks.
In Stories of the Battle of Britain 1940 – Constant-Speed Propellers »
My dad took off from airfield B88 in a Spitfire MK XIV on the 25th Feb 1945.After attacking a munition train near Haltern he was hit by 20mm flak in the engine and wing he flew to about 7,000 feet but the his engine seized and caught fire he lost height and baled out at about 4,000 feet he parachuted down into a field N/E of Heiden.He was captured by the Germans but managed to escape and was reunited with his squadron with the help of the Dutch resistance. His name William Stuart Harvey.
In Spitfires at B.88 Heesch »
A fan of F52 cameras fitted with 36" focal length lenses.
In ESC06783 »
I as well as hundreds of others in the UK would love the experience of a flight in a Spitfire, I was quite willing to pay around $5,000 to take a trip in the Colorado plane but have been told this morning that it will be at least 2 more years to complete a major overhaul. I am 75 and still don't know wether to put my name forward !
Certain 'legislation' in this country precludes flights in the uk planes. What I would like to know is what 'Special arrangements' for BBC staff entail.
In Flying With a Spitfire - "Can I arrange for a flight in this aircraft?" »
Does anyone know what armament the Americans used in the beginning of the Med Ops? Am trying to build a pair (1/48th Mk 8 and 9) of American Spits but cannot find anything about the gun's used. Did they use the .303 guns that came on the planes or did they convert them in the field to the E wing type to use American ammo?
In Concise Guide To Spitfire Wing Types »
I've seen an artist's profile on the rafweb site which has a 341 Sqn Spitfire IX (NL-P) with French roundels. Any idea when the Free French sqns in NW Europe moved from the 'standard' RAF roundel to French pattern?
In Free French Spitfires »
I would love to get in touch about yout fathers logbook.
Please contact me at jejATlogit.dk (replace AT with @)
In Spitfire in the Concentration Camp »
Only a about a dozen LF.Vs were built as such at the factory, the overwhelming majority were later conversions. As far as AA936 is concerned I have so far not found any mention of any of the squadrons it served with being equipped with LF.Vs. More investigation is needed into this and when AA936 received a Merlin 45M.
AA937 appears in 303 Squadron's ORB on 21st June 1944 but there is no mention of 303 Squadon on the Form 78. Possibly the serial is an error but at that time 303 squadron were equipped with LF Vs.
P.794977. F/SGT. Pilot TALAR, J. during operational Flight when returned and landed at WESTHAMPNETT damaged his aircraft Spitfire VB No. AA.937. – Cat. “AC”, At about 00.05 hrs, when F/SGT. TALAR was landing, returning from Operational Flight touching the ground with the wheels of his aircraft, the starboard undercarriage led collapsed. The Pilot in order to avoid the impact against the runway he was trying to turn to the left. During this turn the whole of the undercarriage collapsed.
In A long-serving Spitfire Mk. Vb »
It seems there is a few Andrews interested in Spitfires.
As you can see I don't visit the site often & I'm surprised that my Spit is still here.
Sounds like you had more on your plate with the conversion. Is it on the site?
I haven't made a Spit for a while so it must be time for another go.
I have a 1/24 scale Trumpeter MkV.. looks like a nice kit in the box and more detailed than the Airfix offerings.
Cheer for now Andy C
In Airfix's Big Spitfire - Improved »
Saw the programme on TV where the remains of Flt Sgt Wm J Smith were discovered, well done to the team R.I.P.
In Circus 168 - In Memory of Sergeant William J. Smith »
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