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ARCHIE_CALVERT
03-04-2006, 05:57 PM
...The prototype slipped the surly bonds of earth and brushed the face of God...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/SpitMod04.jpg

reverendkrv1972
03-04-2006, 06:56 PM
pure form and function...

she's a true beuty queen is she not? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

happy birthday lady Spitfire http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Stackhouse25th
03-04-2006, 07:51 PM
if you notice, it looks pretty much like the air racers of the 1920's-1930's ish.

flox
03-04-2006, 07:57 PM
Yeah, that's because its design was adapted directly from an air racer called the Supermarine.

Daiichidoku
03-04-2006, 07:58 PM
except that what is pictured is NOT the spit prototype http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

hotspace
03-04-2006, 08:04 PM
But this one is http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://www.aeroplaneart.com.au/Images/JSJ_PC_Supermarine_Spitfire_prototype.jpg

Happy Birthday Spittie http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Crop-Duster.
03-04-2006, 08:30 PM
Free payware quality Spit prototype for FS2004

Avalible one day only (Mar.5th)


http://www.theheavenlyhangar.com/proto_promo/index.htm

elphifou
03-04-2006, 08:56 PM
downloading right now !!

Thaaaaaanks !!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

fordfan25
03-04-2006, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by reverendkrv1972:
pure form and function...

she's a true beuty queen is she *NOT*? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

happy birthday lady Spitfire http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

ReichstagMad
03-05-2006, 01:38 AM
Thanks for the link Crop-Duster http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

stathem
03-05-2006, 02:17 AM
5 Spit flypast in Southhampton today (Sunday) at 4:30pm - on BBCNews24 for those of us in the rest of the country.

joeap
03-05-2006, 04:18 AM
Originally posted by Crop-Duster.:
Free payware quality Spit prototype for FS2004

Avalible one day only (Mar.5th)


http://www.theheavenlyhangar.com/proto_promo/index.htm



Thanks bud. Downloading now too.

Monty_Thrud
03-05-2006, 04:53 AM
Stop it!..STOP IT!...happy birthday you naughty naughty little minx you...this is PORN dont you know http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif


http://premium1.uploadit.org/bsamania//Thoroughbred.jpg

ohs88t
03-05-2006, 05:01 AM
The most beautiful plane ever built, on the ground or in the air it looks so right

Taylortony
03-05-2006, 05:21 AM
Originally posted by flox:
Yeah, that's because its design was adapted directly from an air racer called the Supermarine.


Supermarine was the manufacturers, the plane was the S6

Crop-Duster.
03-05-2006, 05:21 AM
On BBCNews24 this afternoon, there is live coverage of the Spitfire aniversary celebrations. at 4.30pm. Also for those in the UK, at 7.05pm on BBC4 -"The Spitfire" a new documentary to coincide with the 70th celebrations

Monty_Thrud
03-05-2006, 05:29 AM
Thank you Crop Duster...i shall now strap myself in my favourite Spitfire and have a bit of a ding-**** with Jerry upstairs and hope i dont suffer a prang...TALLY HOOOO00ooo!!

Helpplease2006
03-05-2006, 05:37 AM
Nothing on BBC world?

Dutch60
03-05-2006, 05:41 AM
Originally posted by Crop-Duster.:
Free payware quality Spit prototype for FS2004

Avalible one day only (Mar.5th)


http://www.theheavenlyhangar.com/proto_promo/index.htm

Thanks Crop-Duster for the WOW effect link http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

LStarosta
03-05-2006, 06:58 AM
Hmmmm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/SpitMod04.jpg

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/8104/naboofighter0ih.jpg

Crop-Duster.
03-05-2006, 07:02 AM
Nice red x

Airmail109
03-05-2006, 07:16 AM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by flox:
Yeah, that's because its design was adapted directly from an air racer called the Supermarine.


Supermarine was the manufacturers, the plane was the S6 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

And it is also a myth that the Spitfire design is a desendant of the S6 racer. They are TOTALLY different, the S6 did nothing more than give supermarine expiernce in the designing of high speed aircraft.

danjama
03-05-2006, 08:23 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1241.gif

Happy Birthday Mrs Spitfire. You are still the most beautiful 70 years later... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Salute to R.J.Mitchell!! Legend!!

Thanks for the BBC headsup!

Taylortony
03-05-2006, 10:22 AM
dont forget the link that was posted early on for a free MS FS 2004 or 2002 spit download

Extreme_One
03-05-2006, 10:26 AM
My kids and I will remember seeing (and hearing) them fly directly over our house for a long time to come.

Awesome! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

stathem
03-05-2006, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by Crop-Duster.:
On BBCNews24 this afternoon, there is live coverage of the Spitfire aniversary celebrations. at 4.30pm. Also for those in the UK, at 7.05pm on BBC4 -"The Spitfire" a new documentary to coincide with the 70th celebrations

Thanks for the heads up on that, it was a superb documentary. Great to hear Ramond Baxter again as well, one of those great voices of my youth.

ohs88t
03-05-2006, 01:07 PM
Originally posted by Crop-Duster.:
On BBCNews24 this afternoon, there is live coverage of the Spitfire aniversary celebrations. at 4.30pm. Also for those in the UK, at 7.05pm on BBC4 -"The Spitfire" a new documentary to coincide with the 70th celebrations

Could only watch half of "The Spitfire" it had Johnnie Johnson, Bob Stanford-Tuck and Douglas Bader on it BRILLIANT!

hotspace
03-05-2006, 01:15 PM
Yep, made in 1976. Haven't seen it in years http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

stanford-ukded
03-05-2006, 01:56 PM
I feel it's appropriate to post this video again - as far as I'm concerned the best IL2 movie made. A tribute to RJ Mitchell.

http://screenshotart.com/YaBBImages/Gallery/movies/Mitchell.zip

ARCHIE_CALVERT
03-05-2006, 03:20 PM
Here's some shots of the flyby at Southampton today... Their pretty ropey as I only had my little fuji to capture it off the tv... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

It's 1.6Mb's

http://rapidshare.de/files/14792810/Spitfire70th01.WMV.html

Crop-Duster.
03-05-2006, 04:17 PM
Hey thax for that Archie! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

The had piece about the flyby on the CBC Radio 1 news here tonite http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

danjama
03-05-2006, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by stanford-ukded:
I feel it's appropriate to post this video again - as far as I'm concerned the best IL2 movie made. A tribute to RJ Mitchell.

http://screenshotart.com/YaBBImages/Gallery/movies/Mitchell.zip

Best IL2 movie for me too! Had it on my hard drive since day, everyone should have this!

MB_Avro_UK
03-05-2006, 04:27 PM
Originally posted by stanford-ukded:
I feel it's appropriate to post this video again - as far as I'm concerned the best IL2 movie made. A tribute to RJ Mitchell.

http://screenshotart.com/YaBBImages/Gallery/movies/Mitchell.zip

Best movie AND music. Today is a very special birthday.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro

96th_Nightshifter
03-05-2006, 05:07 PM
Originally posted by stanford-ukded:
I feel it's appropriate to post this video again - as far as I'm concerned the best IL2 movie made. A tribute to RJ Mitchell.

http://screenshotart.com/YaBBImages/Gallery/movies/Mitchell.zip

Completely agree - awesome movie.

Happy Birthday Spitfire!!!

Crop-Duster.
03-06-2006, 03:06 AM
Adolf Galland reciting his comment to Herman Goering (http://members.aol.com/geobat66/galland/galland.wav)

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

R988z
03-06-2006, 05:32 AM
I was there, here's my dodgy vid and some pics
http://www.filecabi.net/u.php?file=1141598170.wmv
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a29/r988/Southampton/sou_09.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a29/r988/Southampton/sou_16.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a29/r988/Southampton/sou_17.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a29/r988/Southampton/sou_18.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a29/r988/Southampton/sou_19.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a29/r988/Southampton/sou_20.jpg

SnapdLikeAMutha
03-06-2006, 05:49 AM
Thanks for those, R9888z, I don't have a TV up at uni so missed the whole thing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Beautiful aircraft, along with the E-type Jag demonstrates that machines can be highly functional and aesthetically pleasing

hotspace
03-06-2006, 06:11 AM
That movie is pretty cool http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

F6_Ace
03-06-2006, 06:13 AM
poor reporting balance from bbc - no mention of focke wulf pwning spit v model

SnapdLikeAMutha
03-06-2006, 06:18 AM
Originally posted by F6_Ace:
poor reporting balance from bbc - no mention of focke wulf pwning spit v model

I expect they didn't mention the critical Mach of the airframe either. How careless of them http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

panther3485
03-06-2006, 09:02 AM
Why do people on this forum say pwning instead of owning?

panther3485

stanford-ukded
03-06-2006, 09:45 AM
What a stupid comment to make. This was about 70 years of a beautiful aircraft, not how get got outflown by 190's mid-war.

F6_Ace
03-06-2006, 09:51 AM
http://www.fla-keys.com/fishing/graphics/deepseafishing.jpg

stathem
03-06-2006, 11:44 AM
Originally posted by F6_Ace:
http://www.fla-keys.com/fishing/graphics/deepseafishing.jpg
http://www.pennington.charitydays.co.uk/pics05/great%20tit.jpg

SnapdLikeAMutha
03-06-2006, 11:49 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

Waldo.Pepper
03-06-2006, 01:06 PM
Video from the flyby from Australian TV and alt.binaries.aviation.video posted by Dave Keaton.

http://rapidshare.de/files/14860785/Spitfire_s_70th_anniversary.wmv.html

danjama
03-06-2006, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by F6_Ace:
poor reporting balance from bbc - no mention of focke wulf pwning spit v model

Why u gotta bring that in here? Go away

EPP_Gibbs
03-06-2006, 01:21 PM
Originally posted by stanford-ukded:
I feel it's appropriate to post this video again - as far as I'm concerned the best IL2 movie made. A tribute to RJ Mitchell.

http://screenshotart.com/YaBBImages/Gallery/movies/Mitchell.zip

I've downloaded and tried to watch this. I get sound only. No images, just a black screen with both Winamp and Windows media player. Other AVI's run fine. Any ideas?

danjama
03-06-2006, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by EPP_Gibbs:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stanford-ukded:
I feel it's appropriate to post this video again - as far as I'm concerned the best IL2 movie made. A tribute to RJ Mitchell.

http://screenshotart.com/YaBBImages/Gallery/movies/Mitchell.zip

I've downloaded and tried to watch this. I get sound only. No images, just a black screen with both Winamp and Windows media player. Other AVI's run fine. Any ideas? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Try out DivX http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Google will find you the free download easily

ARCHIE_CALVERT
03-06-2006, 01:36 PM
From the Telegraph...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/03/06/nspit06.xml

F6_Ace
03-06-2006, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by stathem:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by F6_Ace:
http://www.fla-keys.com/fishing/graphics/deepseafishing.jpg
http://www.pennington.charitydays.co.uk/pics05/great%20tit.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

must have upset a spitfire experten somewhere along the way

F6_Ace
03-06-2006, 04:15 PM
Talking of UFO..er..spits, here is my local one being taken from it's 'greenhouse' to the Potteries museum:

http://www.search.staffspasttrack.org.uk/content/images/146/133/Resource/17397-1.jpg
http://www.search.staffspasttrack.org.uk/content/images/146/133/Resource/17398-0.jpg
http://www.search.staffspasttrack.org.uk/content/images/146/133/Resource/17399-0.jpg

and final resting place:

http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/mus/uk/n-r/pot-spit3.jpg

The man himself:

http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/mus/uk/n-r/pot-mitchx.jpg

and, a 'more balanced' BBC report..complete with 190!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/content/articles/2005/07/06/...itfire_feature.shtml (http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/content/articles/2005/07/06/potteries_spitfire_feature.shtml)

SnapdLikeAMutha
03-06-2006, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by F6_Ace:
must have upset a spitfire experten somewhere along the way

http://www.trainingreference.co.uk/free_pictures/gallery_1/cockerel.jpg

F6_Ace
03-06-2006, 05:42 PM
Gosh, another "experten"

Do you use F6 too?

SnapdLikeAMutha
03-06-2006, 06:12 PM
I've answered that question elsewhere

Do you use sanitary towels or tampons when it's 'that' time of the month? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

F6_Ace
03-06-2006, 06:34 PM
I'm not that familiar with tampons but it appear to be so that's good. Maybe you can use one on the end of your digit to prevent what is medically known as 'ace key finger' - a friction-based injury caused by repeated manual pressing of keyboard in frantic manner.

On the subject of 'birdy' things http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif, I'm more of a shrike person myself

http://www.imperial.cc.ca.us/birds/shrike.jpg

SnapdLikeAMutha
03-06-2006, 06:54 PM
You really seem to have a chip on your shoulder about this don't you? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Clearly, for some reason that is as yet unknown to me (and please don't go into it, if I wanted to hear the irrational neuroses of deranged psychotics I would go to the 'Hayden Christiansen can act his way out of a paper bag' forum) you have some deep-seated anxiety that manifests itself as a loathing for the F6 key.

I'm not judging you - really I'm not - but could you at least start a separate discussion about it rather than sullying our discussion of what is arguably the most beautiful aircraft (and indeed one of the most beautiful objects) ever wrought by human hands?

I mean let's not beat about the bush on this one, when God was lambasting the Israelites for worshipping false idols I'm pretty certain that it was actually a large statue of a Spitfire that they were burning lambs and disembowelling goats for.

Don't be that guy!

stanford-ukded
03-06-2006, 08:51 PM
Originally posted by F6_Ace:

http://www.search.staffspasttrack.org.uk/content/images/146/133/Resource/17397-1.jpg



Would that be Douglas Bader in the middle? Looks like the mad man http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

F6_Ace =http://www.videx.com/products/downloads/graphics/Access_Control/6_and_7-Pin_Cylinders/Knob_with_CL-6P1/KNOB.JPG

Xiolablu3
04-14-2006, 02:04 PM
Hehe hes messing with you Stanford, you do know who F6 ace is dont you?

Think ******ss Book of Records http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Xiolablu3
04-14-2006, 08:05 PM
Originally posted by panther3485:
Why do people on this forum say pwning instead of owning?

panther3485

I used to wonder that. You start to understand the more time you spend chatting to people online.

Its like 'teh', a commonly mistyped word and shows you spend too much time at your compter. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

The 'p' key is next to the 'o' and often hit when trying to type too fast.

'pwned by teh spitzfire!'

BfHeFwMe
04-14-2006, 09:50 PM
It's hard to accept the fact there's a plane in game that can catch Jerry pants down, and administer a thorough thrashing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

Lucius_Esox
04-14-2006, 11:01 PM
used to wonder that. You start to understand the more time you spend chatting to people online.

Its like 'teh', a commonly mistyped word and shows you spend too much time at your compter.

The 'p' key is next to the 'o' and often hit when trying to type too fast.

'pwned by teh spitzfire!'

I uzed to wunder about this as wel, cool to mispel fings I supose.

Xiolablu3
04-14-2006, 11:26 PM
Its just the fact that when you are playing a game and chatting, trying to type really fast you often hit the wrong keys or in the wrong order.

I am always typing 'teh'.

I guess if you are the type of person who types 'owned' all the time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif, you would type 'pwned' a lot by mistake http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

JG5_UnKle
04-15-2006, 04:31 AM
Originally posted by BfHeFwMe:
It's hard to accept the fact there's a plane in game that can catch Jerry pants down, and administer a thorough thrashing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

Which plane is this? I must investigate http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif