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MB_Avro_UK
04-07-2006, 05:06 PM
Hi all,

Well worth buying. Tribute to a WW2 Spitfire veteran with combat kills that flies to this day. Bought a copy and am very pleased.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/A-Spitfires-Story-DVD_W0QQitemZ91...Z42843QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/A-Spitfires-Story-DVD_W0QQitemZ9108436862QQcategoryZ42843QQcmdZViewI tem)

...and I am not on commission...http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Kajun442
04-07-2006, 05:14 PM
I just recieved the 109 DVD and highly recommend it also. I'll have to get the Spitfire DVD next.

Kajun442

MB_Avro_UK
04-07-2006, 05:17 PM
Hi Kajun,

I aso have the Me 109 DVD...Excellent also.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

major_setback
04-07-2006, 05:19 PM
I thought you were going to mention the new CD "Spitfire Explored" ...from the makers of "Lancaster Explored".
It got Five stars in the last issue of PC Pilot:

Part of the review that can be found on that site:

"The Spitfire Explored is the latest product from Flyingzone Publications (makers of the much acclaimed 'The Lancaster Explored', reviewed in PC Pilot, issue 32) and is an invaluable resource for anyone about to model or simply have an interest in the Supermarine Spitfire.

This PC CD-ROM-based resource is literally bursting with information about the Spitfire Mk.V. It is presented in the style of a ringbound scrapbook with navigation buttons along the top, very much like those found on a web page.

The program can be installed or run directly from the CD. The main menu offers the choice of 'Pilot's Notes', 'Participating Aircraft', 'Technical Specifications', 'Photo Tour' and 'Contents'. These options lead to further sub-menus to help you find the specific information you are looking for. Invariably there will also be hyperlinks to associated subjects, with copious illustrations where appropriate. For example, if you choose the 'Photo Tour', the sub-menu shows a picture of a Spitfire accompanied he Spitfire Explored is the latest product from Flyingzone Publications (makers of the much acclaimed 'The Lancaster Explored', reviewed in PC Pilot, issue 32) and is an invaluable resource for anyone about to model , the Supermarine Spitfire.

This CD-ROM-based presentation is literally bursting with information about the Spitfire Mk.V. It is presented in the style of a ringbound scrapbook with navigation buttons along the top, very much like those found on a web page.

The program can be installed or run directly from the CD. The main menu offers the choice of 'Pilot's Notes', 'Participating Aircraft', 'Technical Specifications', 'Photo Tour' and 'Contents'. These options lead to further sub-menus to help you find the specific information you are looking for. Invariably there will also be hyperlinks to associated subjects, with copious illustrations where appropriate. For example, if you choose the 'Photo Tour', the sub-menu shows a picture of a Spitfire accompanied by selectable text markers for each section of the aircraft. So if you are interested in the propeller, the next menu shows as crisp close-up of a Rotal RX 5/10 Variable Pitch Propeller, with links to original archive cutaway drawings, three pages of photographs and details of the alternate De Havilland 5/39 Propeller. They have even included construction drawings for the propeller packing case!

Most of the photographic material is based on five restored aircraft located around the UK, which the author had unrestricted access to. This accounts for the high quality of the photographs, both inside and out, which cover every conceivable section of the aircraft in great detail. In many cases these are photographs of areas and angles previously unrecorded, but essential for anyone in the process of modelling the Spitfire.
Having said that, don't be under the illusion that 'The Spitfire Explored' is only for the designers of flight simulator aircraft. It's a very well produced product that is 'slick' in presentation, has an interface that is both colourful and intuitive, but more importantly, has content that will certainly surpass your expectations."
PC PILOT issue 39.




http://www.flyingzonedirect.com/spitfirevcdrom/spitfirevindex.htm

Screenshots from the site:

http://www.flyingzonedirect.com/newimages/spitfirevgraphics/screenshots550/14550.jpg

http://www.flyingzonedirect.com/newimages/spitfirevgraphics/screenshots550/21550.jpg

Sorry if I hijacked the thread http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

Taylortony
04-07-2006, 05:27 PM
Also Flypast has a Spitfire 70th anniversary special out that I picked up today......... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://shop.keypublishing.com/acatalog/spitfire_70.html

http://shop.keypublishing.com/acatalog/WWII___Aerial_Offensive.html

http://shop.keypublishing.com/acatalog/B_17_Tribute.html

http://shop.keypublishing.com/acatalog/D_Day_The_Air_Wa...0th_Anniversary.html (http://shop.keypublishing.com/acatalog/D_Day_The_Air_War___60th_Anniversary.html)

http://shop.keypublishing.com/acatalog/Battle_of_Britain.html

http://shop.keypublishing.com/acatalog/Special_Magazines.html

major_setback
04-08-2006, 05:08 AM
Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
Hi all,

Well worth buying. Tribute to a WW2 Spitfire veteran with combat kills that flies to this day. Bought a copy and am very pleased.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/A-Spitfires-Story-DVD_W0QQitemZ91...Z42843QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/A-Spitfires-Story-DVD_W0QQitemZ9108436862QQcategoryZ42843QQcmdZViewI tem)

...and I am not on commission...http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

I just saw that they have other subjects in the same series:

http://i19.ebayimg.com/03/i/05/95/f4/b1_1_b.JPG

http://i21.ebayimg.com/03/i/06/25/5e/7f_1_b.JPG