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IDF_Raam
04-25-2005, 12:04 PM
The spit, painted black, belongs to the israeli air force museum.
It will be flown tomorrow Apr 26 over the funeal ceremony of Eizer Weizman, WW2 RAF pilot, former cheif of the israeli airforce and former president.
T he aircraft can be seen here
http://www.iaf-museum.org.il/site/museum.asp?pi=14&doc_id=135

Monson74
04-25-2005, 12:50 PM
Gez - is he really dead? They just don't tell us anything anymore - I guess all this Pope stuff have kept the medias in Europe busy lately...
Can you tell us what the page says? I can't read modern Hebrew (& only ancient with a dictionary). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

T_O_A_D
04-25-2005, 12:50 PM
Wow I think thats the first Israeli page I ever brought up. No english http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

http://www.iaf-museum.org.il/SIP_STORAGE/files///6//246.jpg

ploughman
04-25-2005, 01:00 PM
What's with the wing weights? Anyone know?

BfHeFwMe
04-25-2005, 01:03 PM
See how accurate Oleg has the Flight Modeling? Take those wing weights away and the thing will start rising and seeking out 109's to kill. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

drose01
04-25-2005, 01:04 PM
The weights keep the wings from tipping from side to side.

T_O_A_D
04-25-2005, 01:06 PM
I can't read it either, but here is a flash file on this page maybey that will help http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
http://www.iaf-museum.org.il/site/museum.asp?pi=8#

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Monson74:
Gez - is he really dead? They just don't tell us anything anymore - I guess all this Pope stuff have kept the medias in Europe busy lately...
Can you tell us what the page says? I can't read modern Hebrew (& only ancient with a dictionary). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Nope didn't help me either http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif But was entertaining anyways.

LStarosta
04-25-2005, 02:55 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ploughman:
What's with the wing weights? Anyone know? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's a tie down.

p1ngu666
04-25-2005, 03:08 PM
thats pretty cool, having a spitfire fly over your funeral http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

IDF_Raam
04-27-2005, 05:58 AM
Sorry about translation problems, i was only aiming to the pictures...
Anyway, here is a partial translation about the airplane:
<span class="ev_code_BLUE">I ww2 it was deployed in squadron 332, with Czechoslovakian pilots.</span>
I ww2 it was deployed in squadron 332, with Czechoslovakian pilots.
After the war, it was given to the Czechs air force, and purchased by Israel in 1948.
It belonged at first to the first Israeli fighter squadron, and then to a training squadron.
In April 1956 Eizer Weizman ordered it€s restoration €" it was fitted with a new Merlin 66 engine, LW wings instead of the CW, amongst other things. It was painted black, as the colors of wing commander Frank Kerry€s airplane (I hope the name is spelled correctly), which commanded the British air base in Faid, Egypt, where Eizer served.

Arm_slinger
04-27-2005, 06:04 AM
They're to keep the aircraft level and in one place should the wind be too hard i'm presuming

anarchy52
04-27-2005, 06:06 AM
Odd paint job...

strelnik_Sipi
04-27-2005, 06:53 AM
Originally posted by IDF_Raam:
I ww2 it was deployed in squadron 332, with Czechoslovakian pilots.
After the war, it was given to the Czechs air force, and purchased by Israel in 1948.

There was no 332 Czechoslovak unit in RAF. The right unit would be 312 Czechoslovak RAF squadron.

LilHorse
04-27-2005, 11:22 AM
That Spit is just the tip of the iceberg for what the Israelis have. I can't remember what magazine it was, but one of the flight mags a few years back did a feature on an aircraft boneyard in Israel. There were a number of Spits, Mustangs, 109s...plus MiG-15s, MiG-17s...all kinds of old warbirds that are still in remarkably good condition since they've been stored in the dry desert air. I think it may be that museum's boneyard.