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JJaguar
06-29-2004, 12:38 PM
Does anyone happen to know approximately when lend-lease Spits entered the Soviet inventory? Also, were they in service to the end of the war, or were they retired at some point?

JJaguar
06-29-2004, 12:38 PM
Does anyone happen to know approximately when lend-lease Spits entered the Soviet inventory? Also, were they in service to the end of the war, or were they retired at some point?

tttiger
06-29-2004, 01:26 PM
"In May, 143 Mk VBs were handed over to the Russians. By the end of the war, these had been followed by nearly 1,200 LF Mk IXs."

That's May, 1943, btw. That came from this web site:

http://www.deltaweb.co.uk/spitfire/into_svc.htm

The answer to almost every historical question that is asked on this site can be found through Google. It's free. You don't have to buy a book or go to the library.

So, why didn't you do a search?

ttt

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-- Chuck Yeager describing "The Best Airplane."

Capt._Tenneal
06-29-2004, 01:54 PM
Did the Soviets use any Mark beyond Mk. IX Spitfires ? If they did, maybe Oleg will allow it into AEP at a later time.

JJaguar
06-29-2004, 08:44 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tttiger:
"In May, 143 Mk VBs were handed over to the Russians. By the end of the war, these had been followed by nearly 1,200 LF Mk IXs."

That's May, 1943, btw. That came from this web site:

http://www.deltaweb.co.uk/spitfire/into_svc.htm

The answer to almost every historical question that is asked on this site can be found through Google. It's free. You don't have to buy a book or go to the library.

So, why didn't you do a search?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Look, I did plenty of searches. I know when different models entered British service. I know how many were shipped to Russia. I even stumbled on when Hurricanes were used by the Soviets. Not once did I come across anything saying when Spits were used in Russia. If my question was such a **** burden, why did you bother replying?

WTE_Galway
06-29-2004, 08:54 PM
they also had one lend lease mosquito http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

heywooood
06-29-2004, 09:12 PM
tttigers just bitter 'cause of all the what to do about Dux http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif...erm I mean ducks in westcoast phils pool. No wooories well get that cross eyeded sumbeach next ime heee cooome aroun' heer be sure. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/10.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

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tttiger
06-29-2004, 11:40 PM
JJ, I answered because I knew the answer and where to find it.

And how: Do a Google. Type in "spitfire russia delivered" and this will be the first page on the top of your list.

Now you know. And, yes, you're welcome http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

And, Heywood, I'm not bitter about ducks. Just morons.

ttt

"I want the one that kills the best with the least amount of risk to me"

-- Chuck Yeager describing "The Best Airplane."

Shifty101
06-30-2004, 12:01 AM
tttigger, the way you responded almost makes it seem like you havn't ever asked a question, please try and be more kind to people or else in the end there won't be anyone left around you. Thanks for taking the time to find the info though, I learn something new every day!

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nicli
06-30-2004, 03:44 AM
According to Gunther Rall and Alfred Grislawski, the first soviet Spits were met by the LW in 1943 (I think in may) during the Battle over Kuban.

ELEM
06-30-2004, 04:31 AM
In support of tttiger, this extract from the upcoming Black Cross/Red Star Vol.3 was instantly found on Google.

http://www.bergstrombooks.elknet.pl/bc-rs/batz.htm

I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as member!

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JJaguar
06-30-2004, 09:42 AM
Sorry I disturbed your delicate genius, we morons can't help ourselves. **** you too, ttt. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

tttiger
06-30-2004, 06:58 PM
Well, on reflection, much of the investigation/research that I do as a journalist involves data bases and Google is the primary tool. I use many, many other data bases as well.

So, I use it many times a day for many purposes and it's kind of second-nature to me.

The moron remark wasn't aimed at you, JJ. It was fired at the poster who called me a "cross eyed sumbeach." I am a son of a *****, but definitely not cross-eyed http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Anyway, the answer is May 1943.

Aloha,

ttt

"I want the one that kills the best with the least amount of risk to me"

-- Chuck Yeager describing "The Best Airplane."

heywooood
06-30-2004, 08:14 PM
tttiger - That was a reference to Dux Corvans avatar from the pool thread.. It is not my style at all to make rude references to anyone...or else I would say so. I prefer to disregard people that make such remarks to me.

Seriously - a missunderstanding has occured.
'cross eyeded sumbeach' was a reference to an avatar (or to Marty Feldman if you like) ~

Mahalo nui loa

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[This message was edited by heywooood on Wed June 30 2004 at 07:22 PM.]