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biggs222
05-02-2004, 10:05 PM
are there any plans to have the Seafire LF mkIII with the cropped Merlin 55M

Or the Seafire mkXV with the GriffonVI engine that had 1750hp

Or the Seafire 45 "navalised mk21" wiht 5 props
it could reach almost 450 mph. later they were given the Griffon 81 engine and 6 bladed contra rotating prop.

i have tons of info if luthier plans on adding them.

[This message was edited by biggs222 on Sun May 02 2004 at 09:17 PM.]

biggs222
05-02-2004, 10:05 PM
are there any plans to have the Seafire LF mkIII with the cropped Merlin 55M

Or the Seafire mkXV with the GriffonVI engine that had 1750hp

Or the Seafire 45 "navalised mk21" wiht 5 props
it could reach almost 450 mph. later they were given the Griffon 81 engine and 6 bladed contra rotating prop.

i have tons of info if luthier plans on adding them.

[This message was edited by biggs222 on Sun May 02 2004 at 09:17 PM.]

luthier1
05-03-2004, 02:35 AM
Email me at Luthier@il2center.com

http://www.il2center.com/PF.jpg

biggs222
05-03-2004, 02:43 AM
YES SIR!

JG53Frankyboy
05-03-2004, 05:07 AM
was the SeafireXV not to late to see action in the WW2 ?

"The first Griffon powered Seafire, the XV, was introduced into service in May 1945. This was the first Seafire designed from the start with folding wings with production starting in Nov 1944. When the war ended eight FAA Squadrons were equipped with the Mk III and the other four were converting to the XV. Eventually the Fleet Air Arm used the F4U and F6F to fill the Fleet defender roll.

The Seafire XV was the first Griffon-powered Seafire. It combined the wing of the Seafire
III with the fuselage of the Spitfire V and the engine, cowling and prop of the Spitfire XII. The Griffon turned opposite the Merlin, but the "bend" of the airframe was not changed, which led Griffon Spitfires to swing on takeoff. The Seafire XV arrived just too late for operational service in World War II. Despite all its problems, its low-level performance would have been good against the Kamikazes had an invasion of Japan been required."

so ,some squads had same, but they did not fight , ore did they ?


btw
i LOVE Luthiers new sig http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
much better than the last devupdate http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

[This message was edited by JG53Frankyboy on Mon May 03 2004 at 04:22 AM.]

VW-IceFire
05-03-2004, 06:43 AM
We could still justify a Griffon powered Spitfire. The British operated Spitfire XIV FR's in the Pacific Theater in 1945 to great effect. Not sure what the bases were but it was mentioned in my Spitfire book.

So maybe we can get Fievel's XIV out of the closet once again...I hope we can do it for both PF and FB's sake.

http://home.cogeco.ca/~cczerneda/sigs/tmv-sig1.jpg
RCAF 412 Falcon Squadron - "Swift to Avenge"

biggs222
05-03-2004, 08:36 AM
well, what about the Seafire 45 was that in combat?
it was designed from the mk21. it had 5 props and a razorback fuselage, not to mention 4 20mm cannons with 150rpg.

and icefire, yeah the mkXIVe's flew from the carrier Trumpeter.

biggs222
05-03-2004, 08:48 AM
as for the Seafire LFmkIIIC...

i had the radiator and oil filter of the mkV the exhast stacks and air carbourator, nose cone and 4 props of the mkIX and the wings... ok the mkIIIc used MKV hispano cannons so the barrel didnt stick out of the wing as much. it actually had the shape of the traditional "e" armament but without the extra 20mm port, and as with all the "c" armaments it had 4 .303s.
the tail hook was an "A frame" located in from of teh tail wheel.

SOOOOO... for luthiers project he could use Nymes mkIX model and mod it to look like a seafire mkIIIc.