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Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIIIe - AWESOME Rolls #549668
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Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIIIe - AWESOME Rolls Royce Griffon SOUND

Interestingly this Griffon engined German plane has a single 5 blade prop it must be an absolute handful on take off.







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Re: Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIIIe - AWESOME Rolls [Re: +8Rich] #549675
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Interesting fact- One of the larger engine plants was the Ford motor company run shadow factory in Manchester, it was built near the ship canal starting may 1940 at cost of £7m , finished in 1941 reaching its target of
400 Merlin engines per month in 1942 based on 2 shift working . It reached 900 Merlins per month by 1944.


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Re: Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIIIe - AWESOME Rolls [Re: +8Rich] #549676
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That was some heavy investment in those days.


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Re: Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIIIe - AWESOME Rolls [Re: +8Rich] #549678
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Originally Posted By +8Rich
That was some heavy investment in those days.


'Britains War Machine' David Edgerton , very interesting read , basically saying that we were out producing the Germans and even the US for most of WW2 in nearly every machine , very positive book !


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Re: Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIIIe - AWESOME Rolls [Re: madmax] #549679
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Originally Posted By madmax
Originally Posted By +8Rich
That was some heavy investment in those days.


'Britains War Machine' David Edgerton , very interesting read , basically saying that we were out producing the Germans and even the US for most of WW2 in nearly every machine , very positive book !

I'll get our local library to source that for me.


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Re: Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIIIe - AWESOME Rolls [Re: +8Rich] #549681
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Originally Posted By +8Rich
Originally Posted By madmax
Originally Posted By +8Rich
That was some heavy investment in those days.


'Britains War Machine' David Edgerton , very interesting read , basically saying that we were out producing the Germans and even the US for most of WW2 in nearly every machine , very positive book !

I'll get our local library to source that for me.


David Edgerton is Hans Rausing Professor of Imperial Coll. London , and founding director of the centre for the history of science and technology and medicine .Great late xmas present for oneself !

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIIIe - AWESOME Rolls [Re: +8Rich] #549704
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I live less than one mile from Duxford. A whole range of WW11 aircraft fly most days. There was a spit up this afternoon. On final approach I can often see the pilot's face. Love it.


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Re: Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIIIe - AWESOME Rolls [Re: Stephen888] #549708
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You are a lucky boy, our No1 daughter and family live in Great Cambourne and when we are visiting I grab a day around there, their Warbirds days are great and have caught a couple of them.
Father was a Spit pilot so that sound and smell is a very emotive thing for me as he flew off into the far horizon several years ago now.


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Re: Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIIIe - AWESOME Rolls [Re: +8Rich] #550416
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I was lucky enough to fly in a Spit last year and take the controls at one point. Funnily enough I was talking to my wife about it today and we agreed I can do it again because the whole experience was so overwhelming, I kind of feel I didn't get the best out of it. Next time....I will know what to expect.

The noise, the smell - something that will live with me.


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Re: Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIIIe - AWESOME Rolls [Re: +8Rich] #550417
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Rich thanks for sharing thumbs I love the fact the Spit is a German plane.


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Re: Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIIIe - AWESOME Rolls [Re: +8Rich] #550479
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TP280 used to live in Urbana Illinois. I have a photo taken in 1993 of my Plus 8 under the wing.
Was owned by Rudy Frasca. Frasca International built flight simulators. He had a serious warbird collection...

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