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sparty7200
09-29-2005, 12:20 PM
Heres some more folks!...mixed bag this time!http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/115-1532_IMG.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/115-1523_IMG.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/115-1521_IMG.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/115-1507_IMG.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/115-1508_IMG.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/114-1457_IMG.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/114-1472_IMG.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/114-1466_IMG.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/970b3dc9.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/3047bc03.jpg

Apologies if any have been repeated from the prvious post!

Regards
Sparty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

sparty7200
09-29-2005, 12:20 PM
Heres some more folks!...mixed bag this time!http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/115-1532_IMG.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/115-1523_IMG.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/115-1521_IMG.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/115-1507_IMG.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/115-1508_IMG.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/114-1457_IMG.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/114-1472_IMG.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/114-1466_IMG.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/970b3dc9.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/sparty72/3047bc03.jpg

Apologies if any have been repeated from the prvious post!

Regards
Sparty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

LeadSpitter_
09-29-2005, 12:26 PM
nice pics, someone needs to be beatdown for painting that spitfire blue

Banger2004
09-29-2005, 12:31 PM
Don't care what colour the Spit is, it is still gorgeous. Hurricane looks fantastic too!

Thanks for posting.

Herustic_Algor
09-29-2005, 12:56 PM
Is that not a Malta blue Spit camo scheme?

danjama
09-29-2005, 01:57 PM
Gorgeous weather! and the planes are nice too lol that spit is beautiful

trumper
09-29-2005, 04:12 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gifLast time i saw that Spitfire and Hurricane they were fogged in at the Duxford airdisplay,oh well they will be home soon, http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Sonatine13
09-29-2005, 04:45 PM
is that yellow/green thing Me 108?

AH_Gonzo
09-29-2005, 05:36 PM
The Spitfire is blue on purpose. Before leaving the carriers on their way to the island, the crews would paint the aircraft blue in an attempt to make them less conspicuous over the sea. Most of the time the paint would wear away or peel off before the aircraft was flown operationally over the island. Before coming to the island, this Spitfire was painted blue to commemorate that.

As for the German aircraft, it is a Bf-108 but with a more modern engine and not the original.

The Spitfire and Hurricane stayed in Malta for a week and were kept at the Armed Forces of Mata‚‚ā¨ôs Air Squadron after the air show was over. The Spitfire required a water pump change and the work was carried out in one of their hangers.

Here are some more photos:

http://www.aceshigh.ws/wco/misc/Spit_Taxi.jpg

http://www.aceshigh.ws/wco/misc/Hurri_Taxi.jpg

http://www.aceshigh.ws/wco/misc/Spit_Cowl_Off.jpg

http://www.aceshigh.ws/wco/misc/Sunset.jpg

All photos by Loreto Spiteri (aka AH_Gonzo)

sparty7200
09-29-2005, 05:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sonatine13:
is that yellow/green thing Me 108? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's a french built copy (Nord 2011 i believe or so the guy talkin said) built a few years after the war but in essence a Bf 108 yes!

When i first got there i saw the tail only and thought http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif...109!!!!..but still good for me!

Taylortony
09-29-2005, 07:31 PM
yep the paint job on the spit is only a temp one... they had to wheel it inside at Duxford BOB show for fear of it washing off.. The Jumping Bean is from my old Squadron ( 20 SQDN )
which is now a reserve squadron, the parrot with the sword and the sun behind it was a poor badge compared to the one we had http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif our cloth badges showed the bird with a corkscrew in its claws and a slice of lemon behind it, with the motto All Bitter And Twisted instead of all that latin mumbo jumbo........

http://www.raf.mod.uk/squadrons/h_images/20sqncrst.gif

Enforcer572005
09-29-2005, 08:17 PM
Wow...incredible pix you guys...i was really curious about the MkV spit....i wondered if it was painted just for the malta visit.

I love the harrier 2-seater and the greek F4E. Dont see much of either of those.

and that photo of the RAF Jags is amazing...i love that. If you have any more from your tour of service I know I would love to see them.
That photo is just so......British.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Taylortony
09-29-2005, 08:46 PM
I have moved that pic to a different thread http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif check out the link for lots of photos from the Squadron ( Not My Site or done by me) Funny most photos seem to have pictures involving alcohol on it......... never notice that whilst i was there, but then again i wasn't sober for 3 years http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://www.20sqn-jaguars.co.uk/link2.html

Kuna15
09-29-2005, 08:52 PM
Some of these pics are really sweet. Thanks. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

dieg777
09-30-2005, 12:55 AM
Sparty and gonzo - thanks for sharing pics - must have been great to see the spit and hurricane fly past valletta harbour. Its a pity they couldnt fully restore the old gladiator and get her flying.

I have just finished reading Malta - The Hurricane Years and my respect and admiration for all flyers and the people of Malta from this time cannot really be adequetly expressed.

S

B16Enk
09-30-2005, 03:04 AM
Thanks for the pics guys http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Makes me want a return trip to Malta, lived there a couple of years and it'd be nice to show my kids..

Happy memories!

justiceboy
09-30-2005, 07:03 AM
a few pics from the Reno Air Races, I will be posting more within the next few days.
1st one is a head turner, i sprained my neck.

http://oc77th.com/modules.php?set_albumName=album03&id=...635c53b09d6f4d1f760b (http://oc77th.com/modules.php?set_albumName=album03&amp;id=hotties&amp;op=mo dload&amp;name=gallery&amp;file=index&amp;include=view_photo.p hp&amp;GallerySession=6a636ef585d0635c53b09d6f4d1f760b )

sparty7200
09-30-2005, 07:39 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by justiceboy:
a few pics from the Reno Air Races, I will be posting more within the next few days.
1st one is a head turner, i sprained my neck.

http://oc77th.com/modules.php?set_albumName=album03&id=...635c53b09d6f4d1f760b (http://oc77th.com/modules.php?set_albumName=album03&amp;id=hotties&amp;op=mo dload&amp;name=gallery&amp;file=index&amp;include=view_photo.p hp&amp;GallerySession=6a636ef585d0635c53b09d6f4d1f760b ) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Only your NECK!!!!!!
definately visiting 1 day!

woofiedog
09-30-2005, 07:49 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Excellent Photo's... Love the Phantom shots.
Thank's for sharing!