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XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 12:46 AM
What a lovely sight./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

What a lovely sound from that Packard-Merlin./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Beauty in motion./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Many people had wet eyes.

Had no trouble landing and taking off in a stiff crosswind.

After the show, walk up and touched it. I am in Heaven./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Oh yah, the Spit was a bubble canopy Mk XVI in marked for RCAF #421 Sqd.

sorry not color/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

http://www.flight-festottawa.com/photos/spitfire.jpg


http://www.stenbergaa.com/stenberg/crandall-stormclouds2.jpg

XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 12:46 AM
What a lovely sight./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

What a lovely sound from that Packard-Merlin./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Beauty in motion./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Many people had wet eyes.

Had no trouble landing and taking off in a stiff crosswind.

After the show, walk up and touched it. I am in Heaven./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Oh yah, the Spit was a bubble canopy Mk XVI in marked for RCAF #421 Sqd.

sorry not color/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

http://www.flight-festottawa.com/photos/spitfire.jpg


http://www.stenbergaa.com/stenberg/crandall-stormclouds2.jpg

XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 12:48 AM
Great Pic~! Did you take that? How'd ya get that angle?



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XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 12:50 AM
What makes you think it was a <u>Packard</u> Merlin?

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XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 12:52 AM
Looks like a model to me !

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XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 12:54 AM
Sorry nope, not mine. Upset with the niece, since she has not returned the movie camera, so got nothing at all. grrrrr


surlybirch wrote:
- Great Pic~! Did you take that? How'd ya get that
- angle?

It is hangered close by and often see it in the air, but not like at the show./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif The shot was most likely taken from the roof of the hanger it is kept in.


http://www.stenbergaa.com/stenberg/crandall-stormclouds2.jpg

XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 12:58 AM
commie1 wrote:
- What makes you think it was a <u>Packard</u> Merlin?
-
He's right the mkXVI's engine was the American copy of the Merlin66, So the Packard Merlin engine was given the name, Merlin266. Side note here, the two engines were not exactly the same though, most spitfire pilots felt that the regular Merlin66 was faster then the American counterpart.

XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 01:25 AM
In addition Biggs, the Packard is more common on this side of the 'pond', since this is the side they were made on./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Dunglegrun, do a search on the 'Potter' Spifire. The a/c has just been repainted after repairs from a wheels-up landing, before that it was PR pink.

http://www.stenbergaa.com/stenberg/crandall-stormclouds2.jpg

XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 01:28 AM
MiloMorai wrote:
- In addition Biggs, the Packard is more common on
- this side of the 'pond', since this is the side they
- were made on./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
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- Dunglegrun, do a search on the 'Potter' Spifire. The
- a/c has just been repainted after repairs from a
- wheels-up landing, before that it was PR pink.
-
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- src="http://www.stenbergaa.com/stenberg/crandall-s
- tormclouds2.jpg">
-

Ok, just joshing. Looked a bit too perfect though.


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XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 01:35 AM
Biggs22 wrote:
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- commie1 wrote:
-- What makes you think it was a <u>Packard</u> Merlin?
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- He's right the mkXVI's engine was the American copy
- of the Merlin66, So the Packard Merlin engine was
- given the name, Merlin266. Side note here, the two
- engines were not exactly the same though, most
- spitfire pilots felt that the regular Merlin66 was
- faster then the American counterpart.

Hehe....you'd think he'd know that wouldn't you??!!

Did you also know that the mkXVI was also built as the more coventional non-bubble top version? I was involved in the restoration of TB863 which was a mkXVI but looking at it, you would be hard pressed to tell it apart from a mkIX.



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XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 01:54 AM
I've said it before and I'll say it again...This machine is one of the most beautiful things fashioned by the hand of Man.

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XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 02:11 AM
commie1 wrote:
- What makes you think it was a <u>Packard</u> Merlin?
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- src="http://homepage.ntlworld.com/steve.gorman/mor
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Only the XVI only had Packard-Merlins


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XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 02:32 AM
SECUDUS the me-262 and the f-16 are the best looking planes of all time ..ill take f22 some where too though. along with the. ta 152 ...................

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XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 02:36 AM
Geez the Spit and the P51D were gorgeous planes....


Why is it that there are so many flyable examples of these 2 planes yet the original restored luftwaffe planes always seem to crash within a few years of flying???

Even a member of pink floyd has a flyable Mustang


I love the Me109 and FW190 (and me262, he162.... and on and on :P)

We need more of these birds restored! (and not to crash)

XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 03:44 AM
MiloMorai wrote:
- In addition Biggs, the Packard is more common on
- this side of the 'pond', since this is the side they
- were made on./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
I was just stating a fact.

and yes the Spit mkXVI serial #TB863 looks almost identical to a late build LFmkIXe with the Razorback fuselage.FYI the LF IXe happens to be my fav spit.