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MrBlueSky1960
01-26-2006, 10:14 AM
Arguably one of the most beautiful aircraft ever built‚‚ā¨¬¶ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=111391

Did I read somewhere that if the radiators had been put in the wing root instead of the chin radiator that the production Typhoon/Tempest (I forgot which http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif) had, an extra 50 mph would have been achieved... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

MrBlueSky1960
01-26-2006, 10:14 AM
Arguably one of the most beautiful aircraft ever built‚‚ā¨¬¶ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=111391

Did I read somewhere that if the radiators had been put in the wing root instead of the chin radiator that the production Typhoon/Tempest (I forgot which http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif) had, an extra 50 mph would have been achieved... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

sparty7200
01-26-2006, 10:23 AM
Miles something or other???

Friendly_flyer
01-26-2006, 10:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MrBlueSky1960:
Arguably one of the most beautiful aircraft ever built‚‚ā¨¬¶ </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Arguably also one of the less fortunatly looking.

anarchy52
01-26-2006, 10:27 AM
except for that ugly tailfin design...but same holds true for most british designs.

Better then Typhoon/Tempest though

Xiolablu3
01-26-2006, 12:08 PM
I love the Spitfire mk8 for looks, that corrects the ugly tailfin. Best looking British plane I reckon, looks like a thoroughbred.

Tempest comes a close 2nd.

russ.nl
01-26-2006, 12:54 PM
Yes, it looks nice. But take a look at this baby. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif
http://www.ipms.nl/signl/cw-21/cw21-1.jpg
Or this one.
http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/Auliard/2962.jpg

marc_hawkins
01-26-2006, 01:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I love the Spitfire mk8 for looks, that corrects the ugly tailfin </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Am i the only one who actually prefers the original tailfin?

Always did prefer the 'original' design from Mk.1 to about the V... later ones, i dunno... just don't seem right to me. But then i actualy don't like the look of the mustang that much either http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Going to hide now....

FoolTrottel
01-26-2006, 01:44 PM
http://www.vflintham.demon.co.uk/aircraft/typhtem/fury2.jpg

Friendly_flyer
01-26-2006, 01:47 PM
Make space, Marc Hawkins, I too thinks the early marks look best and think the Mustang look like a pregnant guppy.

FoolTrottel
01-26-2006, 01:55 PM
This is the earlier 'Mark' of the 'type':
http://avions.legendaires.free.fr/Images/Gfury.jpg
And it's even more beautiful!

marc_hawkins
01-26-2006, 02:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">pregnant guppy. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

The final straws for me are the sliding canopy and griffon nose, much better obviously, but it ruins the classic look too far.

Still, before we are beaten to death, it is always prudent to say that beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder.... you listening pony lovers with sharp knives?

BaldieJr
01-26-2006, 02:05 PM
put mustard on it and slap it on a bun. i love flying pork products.

danjama
01-26-2006, 02:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by marc_hawkins:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I love the Spitfire mk8 for looks, that corrects the ugly tailfin </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Am i the only one who actually prefers the original tailfin?

Always did prefer the 'original' design from Mk.1 to about the V... later ones, i dunno... just don't seem right to me. But then i actualy don't like the look of the mustang that much either http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Going to hide now.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

i agree with you.

bit OT I used to be a firm believer that a griffon spitfire wasnt a real spitfire, these days i dont mind so much....

CaptainGelo
01-26-2006, 02:59 PM
late yaks looks sexy

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/wolf4ever/1075440495319ICAS_yakmm2.jpg

VW-IceFire
01-26-2006, 03:22 PM
@oleg86: Sorry...there is a Yak in that picture? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

CaptainGelo
01-26-2006, 03:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
@oleg86: Sorry...there is a Yak in that picture? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

thats what I was told....but have yet to find it on the picture..

p-11.cAce
01-26-2006, 03:45 PM
Yak??? I must have looked at the photo for at least 10 minutes and I could'nt find a yak anywhere!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Goodwood_Alpha
01-26-2006, 03:50 PM
Mmmmm, Hawker Fury...and Sea Fury too!

Aaron_GT
01-26-2006, 04:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Miles something or other??? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No, Tempest I. The wing root radiators offered greater speed, but at the cost of more difficult maintenance, different maintenance from the Typhoon, and longer development time meaning the Tempest I would have been in service later. The Centaurus version (Tempest II) was anticipated to have clean enough lines to make up for this, but in the end the Centaurus had teething problems and didn't deliver as much power as was needed to make the Tempest II any significantly faster than the V. The Fury on the other hand - 480mph, and the Spiteful prototype a whopping 494mph.

BaldieJr
01-26-2006, 04:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
@oleg86: Sorry...there is a Yak in that picture? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


No. Yak is the sound I made when I realised you two were tenting over someones 9-year-old daughter.

F'in gross.

major_setback
01-26-2006, 05:26 PM
Enjoy these Tempest/Typhoon types:

First - Tempest 5 annular radiator, ducted spinner:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/Quizquestion1.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/tornadoprototype.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/Tempestprototype1.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/Tempestpostwar40mm.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/Tempestearly.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/Tempest04.jpg

AustinPowers_
01-26-2006, 05:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BaldieJr:


someones 9-year-old daughter.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

agree 100%

ARCHIE_CALVERT
01-26-2006, 05:37 PM
The last is the best of the lot... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Goodwood_Alpha
01-26-2006, 05:54 PM
The one with the ducted spinner looks like a sex toy with wings... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

CaptainGelo
01-27-2006, 12:01 AM
cobra and king cobra is one of my favorits also

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/wolf4ever/10754715808071075451545959ICAS_P39m.jpg

Pirschjaeger
01-28-2006, 06:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
@oleg86: Sorry...there is a Yak in that picture? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It‚¬īs a Yak 9UK http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Fritz