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Would it be posible to see the logbook (copy/transcrip)?
In K5054 Spitfire Prototype »
I've currently two Tamiya Spitfires on my bench and would like to get the same colors you have on this plane.
How did you get the colors you have on this plane?
Is it mixed colors (if so which ones)?
Airbrushed or standard brushing?
Thanks for the help!
In 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk. I, No. 19 Squadron »
There are three alternatives. First is converting the new Airfix PR.XIX to a XIV, the second is to use the Aeroclub Mk.18 or Mk.21 conversions, and lastly (as I did for a FR.XIVe) use the Airfix 22/24 fuselage, Academy tail and ICM wings. My conversion is in IPMS Canada's "R/T" vol.34, No.1
In Building an Accurate Spitfire Mk. XIVc in 1/48 Scale »
I was Royal Canadian Air Force Armourer for 25 years. In my younger years I worked on the CF-5 Load Crews and had the pleasure off cocking the "Charger" to load ar and de-arm.
Questio is do you know how much force it took to pull the charging handle a fully rotate the drum?
In The Hispano Cannon »
I was a GPO telephone engineer, and looked after telephone systems at the factory from 1944 until well into the post war era.
I had unrestricted access to all areas and was able to observe Spitfire production as one mark succeeded another. I particularly remember the versions in desert camouflage, with extra air filters.
Alex Henshaw was chief test pilot and used to thrill us with his exciting aerobatics.
I didn't see much of Lancaster production, but after aircraft building ceased I was involved with Fisher and Ludlow, who took over four of the six factory blocks and started production of bodies for the Standard Vanguard. Another block was set up to produce the Bendix washing machine, and Dunlop took over one for their Research Department (Wonder of wonders, they had an electron microscope!)
Although the factory was a prime target for German bombers, I don't remember that it was ever seriously damaged. There were some daring low level daylight attacks by JU88s, though.
In 03-03-7557849782_d7e4a26827_k »
Fantastic model! Although this is an XIV ;)
In Spitfire Mk 21, 1/72 scale from AEROTEAM kit »
Stumbled onto this thread will surfing,
You can ride in a two seater Supermarine Spitfire in NZ. There was a recent Civil Aviation Authority legislation change which enables Adventure Aviation Flights.I often see it flying over my house when it is down in Wellington.
No idea about cost etc but know you can book it
In Flying With a Spitfire - "Can I arrange for a flight in this aircraft?" »
What colors did you use?
In 1/48 Airfix Spitfire Mk. I »
In Mossie is Back! »
Yes, the Merlin V-12 swept volume remained 27 litre from first to last. The power increases were mostly related to supercharger and fuel improvements.
In The Development of Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine »
I spent 2 1/2 yrs. at HQFC Stanmore 1952/55 in Signals and felt very privileged to be working there taking into account it's importance during wartime. I was fortunate on one occasion to see inside the Priory with it's array of station insignia around the hall which I found most moving. Much has been said about forgetting the war but I feel strongly that our history is imbedded in such places as Bentley Priory/ Hill House etc. and should be preserved.
In Stained Glass Windows at Bentley Priory »
Thank you for sharing this information. I believe the code letters of the said aircraft were WZ-T, serial K9794. Later, this aircraft crashed on landing on 10.01.1939 in Digby, overshooting the field and hitting a fence whereupon the undercarriage collapsed.
With best regards,
In Spitfire Into Service - With No. 19 Squadron »
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