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Indianer.
06-07-2004, 02:45 AM
Well if you think so you should have been at Duxford D-Day show yesterday (sun 6th). I know that there were a few people out there who did so if anyone has any video of the spit performance and can post to support what I saw then please do. It was amazing, 2 of the spits did a verical climb that was pretty scary looking lol....even I was suprised http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif


Also, the P47 was on excellent form too. Ive never been a big fan but now I am a converted "Jug Head". The pilot showed what it can do in a dive and it sure sounded nice!

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Indianer.
06-07-2004, 02:45 AM
Well if you think so you should have been at Duxford D-Day show yesterday (sun 6th). I know that there were a few people out there who did so if anyone has any video of the spit performance and can post to support what I saw then please do. It was amazing, 2 of the spits did a verical climb that was pretty scary looking lol....even I was suprised http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif


Also, the P47 was on excellent form too. Ive never been a big fan but now I am a converted "Jug Head". The pilot showed what it can do in a dive and it sure sounded nice!

~S~

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"Wer auf die preussische Fahne schwort, hat nichts mehr, was ihm selber gehort"

DeerHunterUK
06-07-2004, 05:23 AM
I've got a video of the story of the Spitfire filmed in the 70's and on it there's several of the RAF aces (Tuck, Bader & Johnson). One of them recalled a story about 1 of the 1st encounters between the FW-190 and the Spitfire IX. The 190 was being chased by the Spitfire and the standard procedure for evading the Spitfire V (remember that this was 1 of the 1st encounters of the IX) was to climb. So the 190 pilot climbed, the Spitfire IX shot past it and the Spitfire pilot said he'd never forget the look of shock on the German pilot's face as he went past.
The Spitfire truly is something wonderful, so gracefully elegant and beautifully sounding but deadly as sin.

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JG52Uther
06-07-2004, 05:33 AM
Hey Indianer,i was there too,what a great day!the spits were great and i dont think they are overmodelled ,but i too was most impressed with the jug,if it flew in the game like it does in real life us Luftwaffe pilots would be in trouble http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Indianer.
06-07-2004, 09:07 AM
Hey Uther...do u have sunburn..I do. I think i spent too long in the sun and about an hour stuck in traffic but it was worth it.

Would have been nice to have a few more WW2 planes tho

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mcTOPGUNs
06-07-2004, 09:19 AM
hehe i was at duxford to - yup i got boiled in the sun with sunburn hehe. Met up with some old squad mates which was really good to see them in real life and not just through comms. What an amazing, lovely day it was. Them spits truely did do some amazing stuff with that Jug to! Can't wait for pacific fighters! Yeah it would have been nice for a few more WW2 aircraft although them jets were pretty amazing eh?

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DONB3397
06-07-2004, 10:39 AM
You make it sound like those of us who couldn't be there (from California) really missed something. Did you see any of the networks et al on site to record this event?

I think our best hope is a program sometime in the future on Discovery Wings, THC or one of the networks. Anyway, thanks for the update. Sounds like a good program.

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JG52Uther
06-08-2004, 12:57 PM
Yes bad sunburn lol,still, it was worth it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

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griego
06-08-2004, 02:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DeerHunterUK:
I've got a video of the story of the Spitfire filmed in the 70's and on it there's several of the RAF aces (Tuck, Bader & Johnson). One of them recalled a story about 1 of the 1st encounters between the FW-190 and the Spitfire IX. The 190 was being chased by the Spitfire and the standard procedure for evading the Spitfire V (remember that this was 1 of the 1st encounters of the IX) was to climb. So the 190 pilot climbed, the Spitfire IX shot past it and the Spitfire pilot said he'd never forget the look of shock on the German pilot's face as he went past.
The Spitfire truly is something wonderful, so gracefully elegant and beautifully sounding but deadly as sin.

No1_Moggy
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In memory of 'The Few'
http://www.lima1.co.uk/Sharkey/spitfire.jpg
The Tangmere Pilots - http://www.tangmerepilots-raf.co.uk/
Know your enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles, you will never be defeated.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


I had the same look on my face when playing offline QMB. I was flying a me163 against 3 spit IXe. I went into a dive and pulled out went up into a 45 degree climb and the spits caught me and shot me out of the virtual sky.

Imagine that. Hmmmm....