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JerryFodder
06-02-2005, 01:23 PM
....I have just had the pleasure and managed to grab some snaps.....you lucky bandits http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

OK, they're not the best but as good as an overcast British day and a compact camera could muster. I have originals if any of you have some good photo software to look closer at the pics, mail me at anti-addick@hindshaw.demon.co.uk and i'll send them.

It was it's second return after circling at about 500ft (like it was lost) a few days earlier. It has twin hispano and bubble canopy, single seat, not that odd trainer type. Maybe someone can tell us the likely marque??????

JerryFodder
06-02-2005, 01:30 PM
Really sorry, I have a nice sequence pic but cannot find a way of posting a picture here grrrr!

Can someone please explain how? and I have no intention of uploading it to a website to link to http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

SeaFireLIV
06-02-2005, 01:45 PM
Only way I know is to upload. Somewhere like Photobucket (just do a search). You put your pick on photobucket, grab the imagine picture code you`ll get(something like [/IMG]://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/SeaFireLIV/oleg[/IMG] ) and post it here.

Whatever you do I`ll bet it was nice to see!

VW-IceFire
06-02-2005, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by JerryFodder:
....I have just had the pleasure and managed to grab some snaps.....you lucky bandits http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

OK, they're not the best but as good as an overcast British day and a compact camera could muster. I have originals if any of you have some good photo software to look closer at the pics, mail me at anti-addick@hindshaw.demon.co.uk and i'll send them.

It was it's second return after circling at about 500ft (like it was lost) a few days earlier. It has twin hispano and bubble canopy, single seat, not that odd trainer type. Maybe someone can tell us the likely marque??????
Mail away. Send me photos and I will ID the mark for you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

JerryFodder
06-03-2005, 02:09 AM
Thanks to those that mailed me. Here's the images for you.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y294/JerryFodder/spitfire_barrelroll.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y294/JerryFodder/DSCF0139.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y294/JerryFodder/DSCF0140.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y294/JerryFodder/DSCF0141.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y294/JerryFodder/DSCF0142.jpg

trumper
06-03-2005, 03:19 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I live north of Cambridge and the Duxford based stuff seem to use our bit of airspace for airtesting,Spitfires,Hurricanes and P51 are fairly common LOL over here sometimes. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
Where abouts are you from?

JerryFodder
06-03-2005, 08:04 AM
South Gloucestershire, so whilst we have dozens of Tornado's and C130's you normally won't see anything WW2

IKG26Redcoat
06-03-2005, 09:09 AM
Put this down in another post somewhere else, I forget where, but tomorrow, the Rugeley Fair will have a Spitfire doing a 10 minute display over the Hagley Park fields at around 2:45 pm, so if you are in the Midlands(UK) it'll be too good to pass up http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

lbhskier37
06-03-2005, 10:31 AM
I often have a P51 that does passes over my apartment. We are just off the runway of an airfield that the P51 calls home. My girlfriend laughs because whenever I hear that RR I run to the patio to watch to fly by.

IKG26Redcoat
06-04-2005, 08:47 AM
Went to see that Spitfire do its stuff today. Weather was **** this morning, raining and real overcast, so I thought it may not put in an appearance. Then the weather clears up, beautifull fluffy cloads in a blue sky right. So I go down to the fields to see the display. I can hear the Spit aproaching, getting louder and louder, then from behind some trees on a hill in front of me , Bang! Pulls up from out of sight into a perfect loop right over my head. So now Im getting my camera out and start clicking. Awesome display right, great weather, so I get home to see what my snaps look like, and the bloody low power light comes on, then the cam goes off. Put some fresh batteries in to download the pics, and Ive got one. And thats it. Duracell ought to have these bloody batteries in my cam inserted sideways. Absolute fresh pair right out the packet today. One sodding pic. Anyway, here it is. I thought Id have a lot more to show, but this'll have to do.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Mugshots26th/Other%20Stuff/Spit4thJune05.jpg

trumper
06-04-2005, 09:32 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Well,thats 1 lovely atmosperic photo showing a lovely sky and the wonderful shape of the classic Spitfire http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

IKG26Redcoat
06-04-2005, 10:40 AM
point and click sort of cam, no proper zoom. Im just fed up there wasnt more, because it got a lot lower than that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif(

EPP_Gibbs
06-05-2005, 05:28 AM
Originally posted by JerryFodder:
....I have just had the pleasure and managed to grab some snaps.....you lucky bandits http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

OK, they're not the best but as good as an overcast British day and a compact camera could muster. I have originals if any of you have some good photo software to look closer at the pics, mail me at anti-addick@hindshaw.demon.co.uk and i'll send them.

It was it's second return after circling at about 500ft (like it was lost) a few days earlier. It has twin hispano and bubble canopy, single seat, not that odd trainer type. Maybe someone can tell us the likely marque??????

Normal wing profile, and bubble canopy...likely to be one of the BBMF MkXIV's

An old schoolfriend of mine from the early 70's used to tell me stories about his grandfather who was a Photo reconnaissance Spitfire pilot in XIX's (PRU version of the XIV fighter). He even remebered the serial number PS915 and old photos.

To his joy he discovered the plane was still flying after he saw a modern picture of it in a magazine, and is part of the BBMF. He contacted them and spent a happy day with his grandfather's plane, sitting in his old 'office', etc, photos, the lot.

JerryFodder
06-05-2005, 05:51 AM
****ed bad luck IKG26Redcoat but a lovely pic all the same.

One of you chaps mailed me and reckon it's an XIV and that looks about right from my own eyesight.

http://www.avions-de-legende.com/avdeleg/img/27F.jpg

Nice story on the XIX spit too.

JerryFodder
06-05-2005, 06:18 AM
Sorry to bore you, me again http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif lol

I used to live outside Farnborough, Hampshire, home of the airshow. The benefit is obvious and whilst I have dozens of pics of jets I wanted to share these babies with you all....

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y294/JerryFodder/DSCF0019.jpg

I have also posted a few pics of WW2 air machines from my trip to the Imperial War Museum in London while the D-Day celebrations were on last year, so go here (http://photobucket.com/albums/y294/JerryFodder/) to take a quick look.

If anyone wants the originals which are better resolution then just mail me anti-addick@hindshaw.demon.co.uk and i'll send you them. The Lancaster pic is hi res but like all my photograph......not the best quality..... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

IKG26Redcoat
06-05-2005, 06:25 AM
The one I saw is a Mk5b. It saw service with 317 (Polish) squadron, was built at Castle Bromich (Birmingham)in 1942 and is part of the Duxford collection. The pilot, Charlie Brown really knew how to chuck it about too. Fantastic display. About 10 mins of loops, rolls, right on the deck. It was great, right above me too. Still pissed about hose soddin batteries though...lol

mutt1y
06-05-2005, 02:07 PM
I'm pretty used to seeing the Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane on a regular basis. Live just down the road from Conningsby,(BOBMF). Best view i ever saw was when the Lanc was redploying as they upgraded the Airfield....Lanc in formation with the Red Arrows...>>Couldn;t even hear those Hawks above four Merlins..........Awesome sight!!!The Typhoon is currently getting ready for service there, and all i can say is it lives upto the name without any shame...........

Atomic_Marten
06-05-2005, 02:17 PM
JerryFodder:
Ever had a Spitfire barrel roll over your garden????...

No, but I had a Mig-21 doing attack *on* my house.
I guess that's more cool. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

PS: I could not take pic then it wasn't really convenient.(I have taken the pic of the results after the .. 'show' http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)

trumper
06-05-2005, 03:10 PM
Originally posted by Atomic_Marten:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">JerryFodder:
Ever had a Spitfire barrel roll over your garden????...

No, but I had a Mig-21 doing attack *on* my house.
I guess that's more cool. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif



PS: I could not take pic then it wasn't really convenient.(I have taken the pic of the results after the .. 'show' http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gifWhat did it land on your house then,aaaahhh http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Atomic_Marten
06-05-2005, 04:05 PM
Nope just plain old strafing-run.

These
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v442/Atomic_Marten/AMs_20mms_003.jpg
helped to 'convince' them to eventually give up. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
I can assure you that these are not undermodelled. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Well, joke aside that were tough times.

trumper
06-05-2005, 04:33 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif Good Grief,well not many of us can surpass that,or want to http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

JerryFodder
06-06-2005, 03:54 AM
Certainly not! But don't leave us in the lurch, we want the full details and reasons, and description of those spent rounds

Atomic_Marten
06-06-2005, 08:15 AM
Well here's my house after their little 'intervention'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v442/Atomic_Marten/AMhome_01.jpg house received cannon shell in wall and one mortar projectile on roof, as well as some rounds from aircraft

Unfortunately this is the only pic that is left. I have few others but I have lost them.(I was 15y old in the time when this pic was taken)

The cannon rounds that I have save are from war in my country, Croatia. I can post more about issue, some of my views of the war from 1st person perspective (http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif), not political views just some events that happened to me personally but I figured that this is not the place.

Aero_Shodanjo
06-06-2005, 09:21 AM
Originally posted by Atomic_Marten:
Well here's my house after their little 'intervention'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v442/Atomic_Marten/AMhome_01.jpg house received cannon shell in wall and one mortar projectile on roof, as well as some rounds from aircraft

Unfortunately this is the only pic that is left. I have few others but I have lost them.(I was 15y old in the time when this pic was taken)

The cannon rounds that I have save are from war in my country, Croatia. I can post more about issue, some of my views of the war from 1st person perspective (http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif), not political views just some events that happened to me personally but I figured that this is not the place.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif But that's a recent pic m8... Does it means that after all these years, your house still dont get repaired?

Atomic_Marten
06-06-2005, 09:49 AM
No, no I have taken a pic from a 13y old paper photo with my digital camera.

We have fully repaired the house to its original state.
BTW I still live in that house.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Aero_Shodanjo
06-06-2005, 10:08 AM
Lol http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Got to tell you that as I was just taking a closer look to your house, someone here dropped a metal ashtray to the floor. The noise was so loud that I nearly jump off from my chair.

In a split second I thought the bang came from the pic http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Anyway, glad you werent in that room when the shells exploded. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Atomic_Marten
06-06-2005, 10:31 AM
Heh moments ago I went outside in the garden and I have taken this
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v442/Atomic_Marten/AMhome_today.jpg
picture of the same wall.. if you look close you can still see the difference between wall color at the place of impact. Little spots of light color are visible too - those were from schrapnels (little fragments of exploding mortar projectiles).

I wasn't in the house at the time of explosion, but some time latter I was *in the house* talking on the telephone with some soldier, my friend (he just told me in thrill about their victory over enemy -- they have broken their front lines in over 30 places at the same time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif), who was on front line in the vicinity when the shell fell on the house of my neighbour. It was approx. 7:00AM but I have still seen the flash.
Man you should see my jump toward basement -- I bet I have broken Mike Powell's record http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif.
Uhh.. I get goose-skin when I remember those days.http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif