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MrBlueSky1960
05-04-2006, 01:45 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Some nice shots, go here:

http://www.ukar.co.uk/cgi-bin/ukarboard/ikonboard.cgi?s...;act=ST;f=36;t=13740 (http://www.ukar.co.uk/cgi-bin/ukarboard/ikonboard.cgi?s=10deda44caf7db61ab4cfd345cdc7644;a ct=ST;f=36;t=13740)

compass1
05-04-2006, 03:36 AM
Many thanks for that-Ray Hannah still rules!

Low_Flyer_MkVb
05-04-2006, 04:26 AM
Lovely start to the day - particularly fond of the shot showing what appears to be a Spit in someone's back garden. Beats the heck out of gnomes.

danjama
05-04-2006, 06:47 AM
Thanks for postin the link, some of those are bloody beautiful!! I want to take proper photos like that sometime!

justflyin
05-04-2006, 07:55 AM
Great links to some awesome birds!!! Thanks!!!

Regarding this one:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v679/LAHarve/Spitfires/EE606GMKVC110689dx.jpg

Although listed as a Vc, it looks like an early Mk. IX with Merlin and 4-bladed prop. It may have been a Vc at one time, but I cannot recall seeing a Vc without a three-bladed prop. Not sure if they made Vc with 4 blades while they transitioned to the stop gap model of the Mk. IX.

Again, great pics!!!

MrBlueSky1960
05-04-2006, 08:37 AM
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danjama
05-04-2006, 08:49 AM
Originally posted by justflyin:
Great links to some awesome birds!!! Thanks!!!

Regarding this one:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v679/LAHarve/Spitfires/EE606GMKVC110689dx.jpg

Although listed as a Vc, it looks like an early Mk. IX with Merlin and 4-bladed prop. It may have been a Vc at one time, but I cannot recall seeing a Vc without a three-bladed prop. Not sure if they made Vc with 4 blades while they transitioned to the stop gap model of the Mk. IX.

Again, great pics!!!

Maybe they didnt have a 3 bladed prop. Its not uncommon for alternative parts to be used these days.

In fact, i just visited here (http://www.warbirdregistry.org/spitregistry/spitfire-ee606.html) and it is registered as a MkVc.

justflyin
05-04-2006, 08:59 AM
Yes, I went to similar links to look up the ID number, but it still doesn't make sense to me. As for spare parts, they didn't just stick a 4-bladed prop on a plane because a 3-bladed wasn't available. There were mods to make and the four-bladed props were introduced on the Mk. IXs first, with the Merlins, IIRC.

Of course, I'm just trying to get the right answer, not doubting what you are telling me.

danjama
05-04-2006, 09:15 AM
Originally posted by justflyin:
Yes, I went to similar links to look up the ID number, but it still doesn't make sense to me. As for spare parts, they didn't just stick a 4-bladed prop on a plane because a 3-bladed wasn't available. There were mods to make and the four-bladed props were introduced on the Mk. IXs first, with the Merlins, IIRC.

Of course, I'm just trying to get the right answer, not doubting what you are telling me.

Yep i agree that four bladeds were introduced on the MkIX, but i guess we dont know, ill look for a more comprehensive account of this planes past....

danjama
05-04-2006, 09:18 AM
Ok if you go here and read the post by Bradburger apparently this Spitfire WAS a mkIX so it still could be eh...

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/archive/index.php?t-1636.html

To quote, "typically poor Mk9 brakes".

Edit: Interesting, here (http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=33213&page=2) a guy called HP51 claims that the guy who restored the plane made it up from various Spit mark parts (mk5, 9 and seafires).

justflyin
05-04-2006, 09:42 AM
Thanks for the information. So, it appears it was restored after being wrecked with parts from various marks. That makes sense. Thanks again for taking the time to sort it out.

It's just interesting that it is still classified as a Mk. Vc, when it even has clipped wings, which to my knowledge, were never used on a Mk. Vc. Of course, I'm only citing things that I've read and may be recalling incorrectly. I like little mysteries like these.

danjama
05-04-2006, 09:49 AM
Yeh they make my head hurt though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Maybe the clipped wings were part of the guys "supreme spitfire" vision....

BrewsterPilot
05-04-2006, 09:53 AM
You waiting for "work" at your sisters place, Danny? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

luftluuver
05-04-2006, 10:10 AM
Notice the small rad under the port wing. No Mk IXs had this small rad. Also notice the exhaust stacks.

If the serial number is for real then EE606 is a MK Vc using a Merlin 46.

justflyin
05-04-2006, 10:26 AM
Aren't there two small rads under the wing? Also, the exhaust stacks look Merlin-ish. However, as noted, with CW wing, and if that is only one rad under the port side, then the wing must have come from an L.F. Vb with CW?

Wow, talk about a veritable potpourri of Spitfire parts. We'll call this one the "Superdupermarine Spitfire".

coturnix
05-04-2006, 10:48 AM
Spitfire-The most beautiful aircraft in the world.

p1ngu666
05-04-2006, 11:19 AM
maybe a mongrol, but that spit is still a beauty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

justflyin
05-04-2006, 11:39 AM
Originally posted by p1ngu666:
maybe a mongrol, but that spit is still a beauty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Totally agreed!!!

For me, Spitfires are the perfect blend of grace, beauty, and lethality. My personal thanks to the 3D modelers that brought them to this magnificent sim.

Even when online flyers try to rank on Spitfires as "Noob" planes, lest we forget that in-game, the Spitfires are performing very close to their real-life numbers. Yes folks, they WERE that good in RL, so you best learn how to judge their energy before attempting a zoom climb away from a Mk. VIII or IX.

My other personal thought is that the Mk. VIII CW is the best all-around, late-war plane in the sim. What it can't out turn, it can out run and what it can't outrun, it can out turn.

Roll rates peak too low for most planes in this sim, but slow speed maneuvering in a Mk. VIII CW is soooooo much fun, it should be illegal.

justflyin
05-04-2006, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
Lovely start to the day - particularly fond of the shot showing what appears to be a Spit in someone's back garden. Beats the heck out of gnomes.

I just saw that photo, lol. I need one of those for my garden. Unlike a good scarecrow though, it's going to attract more than it discourages.

luftluuver
05-04-2006, 11:45 AM
Originally posted by justflyin:
Aren't there two small rads under the wing? Also, the exhaust stacks look Merlin-ish.

Wow, talk about a veritable potpourri of Spitfire parts. We'll call this one the "Superdupermarine Spitfire". There was 1 small one and 1 large one rad for Merlin Sits before the 60 series engines.

Merlin 60 series exhaust stacks are easy to come by compared to early Merlin stacks.

Yup a real Heinz 57.

Banger2004
05-04-2006, 11:48 AM
Wife's just come into the room to wipe the drool from my chin http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

justflyin
05-04-2006, 12:22 PM
Here's a few of the beauties that I glommed from MrBlueSky's link and the links that it led to:

http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/8151/0840598spitover6ei.jpg

http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/426/bbmf15tk.jpg

http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/3020/spitfire27bh.jpg

http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/5830/spitbank2ym.jpg

http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/7333/spitfires2228dl.jpg

Pretty, pretty bird she is.

danjama
05-04-2006, 02:10 PM
Pretty doesnt justify it, everyone should check out that link, some amazing photos to be seen there, seriously! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

justflyin
05-05-2006, 08:44 AM
A few more I found searching around last night:

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9897/spit21t033ds.jpg


http://img487.imageshack.us/img487/9228/te566czech7du.jpg


http://img487.imageshack.us/img487/5469/42056996hcwvowph0rw.jpg

http://img487.imageshack.us/img487/1912/spitonyer64tu.jpg