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Schmouddle-WT
09-13-2005, 04:46 AM
Hallo all,

we would like to share some pictures we have taken during our visit to Flying Legends Air Show.

Check out the gallery at:

White Tigers at Duxford (http://www.wtigers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=178)

Please note it will need some time to load all 130 pictures.
Also note the comments are only in Czech.

*edit* I translated the comments into English.

Schmouddle-WT
09-13-2005, 04:46 AM
Hallo all,

we would like to share some pictures we have taken during our visit to Flying Legends Air Show.

Check out the gallery at:

White Tigers at Duxford (http://www.wtigers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=178)

Please note it will need some time to load all 130 pictures.
Also note the comments are only in Czech.

*edit* I translated the comments into English.

ashley2005
09-13-2005, 09:54 AM
kik ***

fox402
09-13-2005, 11:13 AM
Nice Pics
Hope you enjoyed your visit to England (Sorry about the rain) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

russ.nl
09-13-2005, 11:21 AM
Wow what a show, nice pics to. It must have been an experiance http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Dutch60
09-13-2005, 12:23 PM
WOW So many beautiful planes. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

WOW again. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I will be there next year! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

major_setback
09-13-2005, 02:17 PM
Good pictures! Thanks for posting the link.
I was there for the show, but didn't get much time to look around the exhibit halls. I loved those pictures of restoration projects, I can see that I missed a lot!
Oh well, I suppose I'll have to go back then. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Vacillator
09-13-2005, 03:01 PM
Yeah, thanks for pics. And I didn't even manage to get over from Somerset!

VF-17_Jolly
09-13-2005, 03:34 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/P-51sP-47.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/P-51duxford.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/b-17duxford.jpg
I Went on Saturday and it chucked it down but at least there was flying.
Sunday :no rain but 100ft cloud base no flying except the RNHF Seahawk which sneaked back to RNAS Yovil
Still Good Fun

WOLFMondo
09-13-2005, 04:46 PM
My favorite peice of nose art ever:
I don't know if its still there but there used to be a 22,000lbs Grandslam bomb underneath.
http://www.home.karneval.cz/00006132/duxford/P7100131.JPG

Firebird_79vRAF
09-13-2005, 05:28 PM
~S~

Extremely nice pics, bet you guys had a blast. Looked closely at your pics for some of my crew of riff-raff but you seemed to have escaped running into them. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

VFA-25_Peckens
09-13-2005, 07:54 PM
that p51 big beautiful doll sure is all over the place i just recently saw it here in omaha,ne a few weeks ago

96th_Nightshifter
09-13-2005, 08:32 PM
Thanks for sharing the pictures guys - looks like you had an awesome time.

wayno7777
09-13-2005, 09:16 PM
Wish it was a ferry ride across the pond. Great shots. Thanks for sharing.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Schmouddle-WT
09-14-2005, 12:02 AM
Hi guys, glad to see you like these pics.

We plan to release a DVD with full-size pictures taken (600+ pictures), so when it is out, I can post a link here (if forum rules allow this).

The DVD is a non-profit project, the earnings will be used for running and upgrading WT_Dedicated dogfight server.

BenvZijl
09-14-2005, 02:57 AM
lol i met you guys in the Hendon RAF museum. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

possibly you are on some foto's of mine(and me on some of yours...) like under a short sunderlands wing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Schmouddle-WT
09-14-2005, 03:23 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BenvZijl:
lol i met you guys in the Hendon RAF museum. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

possibly you are on some foto's of mine(and me on some of yours...) like under a short sunderlands wing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Cool.

There was another virtual squadron we met in Hendon - in the tunnel with display of MGs - they have seen our T-shirts and told us they have seen us while flying online.

superjohnny
09-14-2005, 03:44 AM
I went to Duxford on Sunday, first airshow for over 25years, since I used to go to RAF Finningley in the 70's with my Dad. This time round My bother and I took him. Guess what as stated previously very low cloud base and no flying. Was absolutely gutted. The static displays are excellent but no substitute for seeing theses babies fly.

Platypus_1.JaVA
09-14-2005, 11:57 AM
A bit of a correction, a minor one really. Mr Schmouddle-WTm the Dutch B-25 is a B-25J realy. One that is dressed up as a B-25C. I am afraid they did not bother with historical accuracy very much. You can clearly see wrong type of fonts etc in original pictures.

But anyways, Nice pictures. I've been on vacation in the Czech republik and I enjoyed it very much! I was in a small town called "Mala Skala" or something. I don't know wich part of your beautifull country.

Platypus_1.JaVA
09-14-2005, 12:05 PM
I have a picture of the flying Lancaster, the same aircraft. It was on a show here in Holland, in the beginning of the summer. one persons head ws in the way but, I managed to photoshop that away. What remains is a nice picture of an old lady. Click to enlarge

http://x1.putfile.com/9/25613052214-thumb.jpg (http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=9/25613052214.jpg&s=x1)

Schmouddle-WT
09-14-2005, 12:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Platypus_1.JaVA:
A bit of a correction, a minor one really. Mr Schmouddle-WTm the Dutch B-25 is a B-25J realy. One that is dressed up as a B-25C. I am afraid they did not bother with historical accuracy very much. You can clearly see wrong type of fonts etc in original pictures.

But anyways, Nice pictures. I've been on vacation in the Czech republik and I enjoyed it very much! I was in a small town called "Mala Skala" or something. I don't know wich part of your beautifull country. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hallo,

Thanks for correction, I will correct it in the comments.

Mala Skala is "Small Rock" in czech and it is approx 90 km north of Prague.

Glad to hear you been here.

MLudner
09-14-2005, 02:26 PM
Hey, great pictures. I wish I could have been there, let me extend to you my jealousies.

Just to help out with aircraft identification:
The first two pics you identified as Spits (The aircraft under restoration with no engine) is actually a Typhoon - I believe, could be a Tempest, I guess. But it has big guns sticking out of the wings, which is the way I have always told the two apart.
I think the P-40 is an earlier mark than M. Pre E, I think, as the intake looks too small for an E or M.
Your F4U-? is a F4U-4 or later. The one with the yellow nose later on is a F4U-1 or so. You can tell the difference most easily by looking at the engine cowling; the 4 had a bigger cowling than the earlier marks.

Hope that was of use.

Bolloxs0
09-14-2005, 05:47 PM
Excellent pictures mate, thank you.

And I think we should all pay for the privilege of being able to see them, and help you out with your car repair costs....and so...
the Czech is in the mail http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

(I hope you know this English saying)

Cheers & ~S~

_RAAF_Bolloxs

Schmouddle-WT
09-15-2005, 01:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MLudner:
Hey, great pictures. I wish I could have been there, let me extend to you my jealousies.

Just to help out with aircraft identification:
The first two pics you identified as Spits (The aircraft under restoration with no engine) is actually a Typhoon - I believe, could be a Tempest, I guess. But it has big guns sticking out of the wings, which is the way I have always told the two apart.
I think the P-40 is an earlier mark than M. Pre E, I think, as the intake looks too small for an E or M.
Your F4U-? is a F4U-4 or later. The one with the yellow nose later on is a F4U-1 or so. You can tell the difference most easily by looking at the engine cowling; the 4 had a bigger cowling than the earlier marks.

Hope that was of use. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The aircraft i restoration ias 100% high-Mk. Spit, either a Mk. XIV or Mk.22.
Just check the undercarriage - unique Spitfire design, totaly different from whatever Hawker put on the skies... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Schmouddle-WT
09-15-2005, 01:05 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bolloxs0:
Excellent pictures mate, thank you.

And I think we should all pay for the privilege of being able to see them, and help you out with your car repair costs....and so...
the Czech is in the mail http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

(I hope you know this English saying)

Cheers & ~S~

_RAAF_Bolloxs </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Check the Czech Cheque?

You gonna have a chance to contribute to WT_Dedicated when our DVD is out, dont worry.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

WOLFMondo
09-15-2005, 01:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Schmouddle-WT:

Just to help out with aircraft identification:
The first two pics you identified as Spits (The aircraft under restoration with no engine) is actually a Typhoon - I believe, could be a Tempest, I guess. But it has big guns sticking out of the wings, which is the way I have always told the two apart.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You'll never see a Sabre powered aircraft fly in the UK, the engines have been deemed too dangerous despite its quite clear a well maintained and correctly Sabre is just as reliable as a well maintained Merlin or Griffon.

Schmouddle-WT
09-15-2005, 01:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WOLFMondo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Schmouddle-WT:

Just to help out with aircraft identification:
The first two pics you identified as Spits (The aircraft under restoration with no engine) is actually a Typhoon - I believe, could be a Tempest, I guess. But it has big guns sticking out of the wings, which is the way I have always told the two apart.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You'll never see a Sabre powered aircraft fly in the UK, the engines have been deemed too dangerous despite its quite clear a well maintained and correctly Sabre is just as reliable as a well maintained Merlin or Griffon. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It was not me who said it was a Tempest/Typhoon.
It was MLudner. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

JG52Uther
09-15-2005, 02:36 AM
Thanks for sharing Schmouddle.I was there at Flying Legends too.Glad you made it to Hendon,its one of my favourite places!.
I am lucky enough to have a friend who moved to Plzen from the UK(we moved him there from the middle of the UK in a 7.5 tonne lorry,non stop.took 2 trips http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif),so i always have a place to stay when i visit your beautiful country. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Schmouddle-WT
09-15-2005, 03:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JG52Uther:
I am lucky enough to have a friend who moved to Plzen from the UK(we moved him there from the middle of the UK in a 7.5 tonne lorry,non stop.took 2 trips http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif),so i always have a place to stay when i visit your beautiful country. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, then he lives in the VERY born place of pilsener beer. Pilsener, german for "From Pilsen" is a word for a well known type of beer (lager) being produced in Pilsen from mid 19th century.

There are guys knowing where to move to. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

HotelBushranger
09-15-2005, 04:25 AM
I'm thinking the P-40 is a K, partly from body etc., but the main fact is that, the only P-40 (IIRC) with that paint job is a P-40K!

Flying_Nutcase
09-15-2005, 06:22 AM
Wow. Awesome pics. Thx for posting. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

oddlegs
09-15-2005, 06:32 AM
Nice pics there, pleased to see some flying images. We went too, but the cold and damp got the better of the missus, so sadly I had to take her home before the flying began. Did get a few pics though - http://www.pbase.com/haunted_chipshop/image/49134141

d9720267
09-15-2005, 08:02 AM
Yeah, that happened last time I was at an air show, nothing from her but whining about the cold. I fail to see why the fiery spirit of aviation does not fill them with warmth, as it does me.

1 Fudge not, that ye be not fudged.
2 For with what fudgment ye fudge,
ye shall be fudged: and with what
measure ye eat, it shall be measured
to you again.

madsarmy
09-15-2005, 08:57 AM
Excellent stuff.Thanks for posting. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

AWL_Spinner
09-15-2005, 08:57 AM
Nice pics!

While we're at it, here's some photos I took from the July 9th Flying Legends show (posted before, but just in case anyone interested may have missed it).

Flying Legends July 9th (http://www.iainmccarthy.com/duxford.html)

jeroen_R90S
09-15-2005, 11:59 AM
Cool, very nice pics everyone... thanks for sharing! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

The Beau isn't coming along very quickly it appears http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Jeroen

MLudner
09-15-2005, 03:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Schmouddle-WT:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MLudner:
Hey, great pictures. I wish I could have been there, let me extend to you my jealousies.

Just to help out with aircraft identification:
The first two pics you identified as Spits (The aircraft under restoration with no engine) is actually a Typhoon - I believe, could be a Tempest, I guess. But it has big guns sticking out of the wings, which is the way I have always told the two apart.
I think the P-40 is an earlier mark than M. Pre E, I think, as the intake looks too small for an E or M.
Your F4U-? is a F4U-4 or later. The one with the yellow nose later on is a F4U-1 or so. You can tell the difference most easily by looking at the engine cowling; the 4 had a bigger cowling than the earlier marks.

Hope that was of use. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The aircraft i restoration ias 100% high-Mk. Spit, either a Mk. XIV or Mk.22.
Just check the undercarriage - unique Spitfire design, totaly different from whatever Hawker put on the skies... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Indeed, I just looked up the Spit XIV and it had a radically different cockpit layout than the earlier marks. See, I saw the razor-back and thought it was more likely a Typhoon. If the engine had been installed I would have known it was a Spit.

MLudner
09-15-2005, 04:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WOLFMondo:

You'll never see a Sabre powered aircraft fly in the UK, the engines have been deemed too dangerous despite its quite clear a well maintained and correctly Sabre is just as reliable as a well maintained Merlin or Griffon. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The thing has no engine. It won't be flying for awhile. 'Sides, I don't live in England so I can hardly be expected to understand their aviation - stupid aviation, I say - regulations that well.
Also, for all I know they had no intention of flying it anyway; they may have been intending to park it in a museum. Are all the aircraft they restore there put in the air?

MLudner
09-15-2005, 04:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
I'm thinking the P-40 is a K, partly from body etc., but the main fact is that, the only P-40 (IIRC) with that paint job is a P-40K! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

K? Well, that would be later than an E, but earlier than an M. Still - and it could be the paint job throwing me off - the intake just looks too small to my eye to be E or later.

Now, please observe, guys (or whatever you people are out there...), I'm not now, nor was I in my first, speaking definitively. My A/C recognition skills go to recognizing types and with some particularly favored aircraft the marks as well. I used many subjective modifiers in that post and I did so for a reason.

MLudner
09-15-2005, 04:19 PM
Oh, and can anyone ID the specific mark of the F4U-?? Or, is it actually a F4U-4 as I think?

hotspace
09-16-2005, 05:33 AM
Very niceeeeeee piccies http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Hot Space

Schmouddle-WT
09-19-2005, 03:19 AM
Shameless bump in good cause.

Arm_slinger
09-19-2005, 12:32 PM
Correction time!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif (given I spend alot of time at Duxford)


That Spitfire with the prop in bubble wrap is a Mk18 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The Lanc is a very nimble aircraft!, hell you could roll it and corkscrew it with a full bomb and fuel load. The impression of it not being maneuverable is because its RAF crew WILL NOT throw her about any more the is necessary, which is why you will only ever see her doing gentle stuff. If shes yanking and banking, something is probably wrong.


Those two formation Mustangs: they were further apart than the were on their friday practice. On the friday it was actaully bloody scary just how close they were!

The P-40 is an E model