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icrash
09-25-2007, 03:30 PM
for this one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif
Um..yeah,those ARE tennis balls in the exhaust.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/Spit3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/Spit4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/Spit2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/Spit1.jpg

Hatter_RAF
09-25-2007, 03:36 PM
No145 Squadron markings!

Waldo.Pepper
09-25-2007, 03:55 PM
That tennis player must have mad skills to pot them like that.

bigbossmalone
09-25-2007, 04:06 PM
methinks raaaid's been visiting war museums in his quest for scientific proof of (insert favorite theory here)
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Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-25-2007, 04:14 PM
Miss Shilling's dumb sister. "I appear to have plugged the wrong orifices..."

Nice pics - where is it?

stalkervision
09-25-2007, 04:16 PM
bird nest problems...

icrash
09-25-2007, 04:19 PM
Nice pics - where is it?

Lonestar Flight Museum in Galveston,Texas.They just got her a couple months ago. What I heard was that it wears the numbers of a Texan that flew with the RAF. The RAF guys start talking Shakespeare & the Texan wants to know what brand he rode for...probably taught them the finer points of cow tipping too. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Skunk_438RCAF
09-25-2007, 04:19 PM
Where is this one located?

EDIT: Ah. posted at the same time.

icrash
09-25-2007, 04:21 PM
Lonestar Flight Museum Galveston,Texas. You should have seen the 8x12 glossies I had made of these. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

RamsteinUSA
09-25-2007, 04:41 PM
Here are some snapshots I took while stationed at Ramstein AB German many years ago. I worked a few air shows and helped prep some planes.
I took thousands of pictures over the years, and lots more traveling to different countries, but could no longer afford the space and had lots of websites change policies and hosting rules, so I no longer host them on the Internet.

Anyways, enjoy..
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http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m127/retiredat44/Spitfire_cockpit.jpg

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m127/retiredat44/Spitfire_3.jpg

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m127/retiredat44/Spitfire_2.jpg

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m127/retiredat44/Spitfire.jpg

RamsteinUSA
09-25-2007, 05:50 PM
BTW, the fuel octane was 115 going into the Spitfire.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-25-2007, 05:57 PM
More Spitfire goodness! Thanks. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

icrash - you know all about Vic France I take it? According to James Goodson's 'Tumult In The Clouds' wore cowboy boots with his No 1 R.A.F. uniform and replaced the U.S.A. shoulder flash with 'Texas'. Very popular with the ladies. He never made it home.

http://www.eaglesquadrons.com/coppermine/thumbnails.php?album=135

http://www.fourthfightergroup.com/resource/france.html

Clipper_51
09-25-2007, 06:06 PM
Cool Spitfire!

Hatter_RAF
09-25-2007, 07:01 PM
By the time 145 used ZX markings, it was predominantly a Polish squadron.

horseback
09-25-2007, 08:47 PM
I believe the Texan in question was Lance Wade, who had something like 25 victories in the Med, including an impressive score in Hurricanes.

145 was not a predominately Polish squadron, but it served as a 'home' for the Polish Fighting Team, which was composed of a number of Polish 'stars' who roved about with the Desert Air Force flying Spit VIIIs. Their Spits used identifying numbers instead of the more normal letter (ZX-1 vice ZX-A, for example).

cheers

horseback

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-25-2007, 08:52 PM
According to this article, Wade was C.O. of 145 Squadron.
http://www.historynet.com/magazines/aviation_history/3035576.html?page=1&c=y

Interesting stuff.

Enforcer572005
09-25-2007, 08:55 PM
great shots Ramstien, I hope you can put those back on the web someday.

Waldo.Pepper
09-25-2007, 09:10 PM
so I no longer host them on the Internet.

What about photobucket? I only have a free account yet I have used it to store an embarrassing amount of pics there. Not full res but it is still worthy I think.

polak5
09-25-2007, 11:38 PM
Originally posted by icrash:


Lonestar Flight Museum in Galveston,Texas.They just got her a couple months ago.

You must be mistaken.
They had that plane at the Museum when I went there in Feb, 2005. Unless they had loaned it out.

http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/7219/spitandpolokin3.jpg

icrash
09-26-2007, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by polak5:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by icrash:


Lonestar Flight Museum in Galveston,Texas.They just got her a couple months ago.

You must be mistaken.
They had that plane at the Museum when I went there in Feb, 2005. Unless they had loaned it out.

http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/7219/spitandpolokin3.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I probably am (I don't get out much). Last I'd heard it was off at the painters.One of the guys that works there(Larry Gregory)said she was out getting worked on. His dad (Tom senior)was the only one crazy enough to put me in the 'pit of a Zero look-a-like when I was a wee lad.

Ram - awesome pics