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Possibly the best looking aircraft ever made, certainly one of the most successful.

 
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Oct 11, 2013 03:41 |  #1

Not that I am biased at all ............... :-)

This was a totally unexpected and unannounced fly past at the National Memorial Arboretum.

This was a complete "grab shot" so I was very lucky indeed.

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Oct 11, 2013 04:02 |  #2

nice! I read somewhere that POTN regulations frowned upon posting a single shot of a Spitfire, not sure what the punishment was though...


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Oct 11, 2013 04:59 |  #3

Oops My bad.... fixed now :-)

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Oct 11, 2013 08:39 |  #4

Very nice & based on many comments re my R/C photos you may be right about it's ranking.


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Oct 11, 2013 09:00 |  #5

Oops My bad.... fixed now

Good save! Now how about reducing the image size to 1024px or below? ; )


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Oct 11, 2013 09:32 as a reply to PhotosGuy's post |  #6

. . . great catch Neil - U2 Frank !! :D


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Oct 11, 2013 09:53 |  #7

PhotosGuy wrote in post #16362788external link
Good save! Now how about reducing the image size to 1024px or below? ; )

OK So my double bad, I used the wrong link, you would think after 10 years I would be starting to get the hang of this ;-)a

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Oct 11, 2013 21:18 |  #8

i never pick favorites... since i like too many vehicles :P


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Oct 12, 2013 08:29 |  #9

Neil was there a helicopter in the along with the Spitfire? I know a company does air to air with a Spitfire over the Fighter Command Memorial in Kent. I was wondering if they were doing the National Memorial Arboretum as well now?

I just feel sorry for the poor old Hurricane, the real aircraft that won the Battle of Britain for us. More fighters and bombers shot down than the Spitfire! Unfortunately though a bit of a plain Jane of a fighter.

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Oct 12, 2013 08:49 |  #10

I looked up the serial number, this is from the RAF BBMF, this is a MK IIa and the only remaining flying spitfire that took part in the battle of Britain.

http://www.raf.mod.uk ...ircraft/spitfirep73​50.cfmexternal link

You are on the money with the Hurricane, I watched a great documentary last week about the Polish 303 Squadron, well worth looking at.


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Oct 12, 2013 10:16 |  #11

neil_r wrote in post #16365047external link
... I watched a great documentary last week about the Polish 303 Squadron, well worth looking at.

I remember reading about those guys. Pretty impressive. And when they didn't want to fly in formation, they just radioed something incomprehensible & went off to do their own thing, which was to get a better kill ratio than the Limeys. ; D


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Oct 13, 2013 22:58 |  #12

Best looking aircraft ever made.....P-51D Mustang!




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Best looking aircraft ever made.....P-51D Mustang!

LoL I wonder where they got the idea from, I know where they got the engine :-)

The definitive version, the P-51D, was powered by the Packard V-1650-7, a license-built version of the Rolls-Royce Merlin 60 series two-stage two-speed supercharged engine"


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Oct 17, 2013 23:20 |  #14

An argument for either the Spit or the P51 can be made in regards to being the most beautiful aircraft ever produced but they both were powered by the sublime Merlin which is absolutely the single most perfect sounding mechanical engine ever produced in my opinion.




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