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KRISTORF
01-20-2009, 02:35 AM
Gents,
This pic has been posted on another forum and I (for one) have never seen it or anything like it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/Kristorf/Spitfire-Russian-test.jpg

Does anyone have any info please??

KRISTORF
01-20-2009, 02:35 AM
Gents,
This pic has been posted on another forum and I (for one) have never seen it or anything like it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/Kristorf/Spitfire-Russian-test.jpg

Does anyone have any info please??

Waldo.Pepper
01-20-2009, 03:13 AM
Easy peasy ... postwar trial on Cruiser Molotov.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/Soviet%20captapult%20spitfire/SovietNavyCatapultspitfirev.jpg

KRISTORF
01-20-2009, 03:16 AM
Ta very much

skarden
01-20-2009, 03:17 AM
Geez waldo,where do you learn all this stuff!! amazing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

KG26_Alpha
01-20-2009, 05:03 AM
Bch-6 were testing Spits amongst other things

badatflyski
01-21-2009, 02:23 PM
http://lend-lease.airforce.ru/...icles/spit/index.htm (http://lend-lease.airforce.ru/english/articles/spit/index.htm)

stalkervision
01-21-2009, 03:05 PM
Erich Hartman shot down a number of Russian spits.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

WTE_Galway
01-21-2009, 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 badatflyski:
http://lend-lease.airforce.ru/...icles/spit/index.htm (http://lend-lease.airforce.ru/english/articles/spit/index.htm) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Interesting read. The summary seems to be that the Spitfire Vb was slow at low altitude, broke easily and blew engines a lot after 50 hours or so ... but on the plus side was not wooden and hence didn't catch fire when shot at. The pilots didn't like the wing mounted armament either.

b2spirita
01-21-2009, 04:34 PM
Well the russians do seem to strongly dislike wing arnament and prefer a much lighter nose arnament. I wonder why?

I thought merlins were pretty reliable, am i wrong?