Best Fighter Picture of WW2.

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by cally, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. cally

    cally Picture Prince.

    Some great Spitfire pictures...
     

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  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

  3. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    And there's more :D

    http://tbn0.google.com/hosted/images/c?q=0690b2f28c6e6819_landing

    Air Training Corps, the Spitfire starts blasting away and the Hun's engines catch fire.

    Location:United Kingdom
    Date taken:1942
    Photographer: David E. Scherman

    That is simply brilliant! Monty Python move over.
    Did they call it a draw?
     
  4. Kruska

    Kruska Junior Member

    Here is a photo, showing the most dreaded Austrian "dog fighter of WWII"

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    Regards
    Kruska
     
  5. skyhawk

    skyhawk Senior Member

    Is this what you mean by "WAR BIRDS"?
    The chorus girls of Londons Windmill theatre visiting the 4TH Fighter Group at Debden.
    Sorry could'nt resist :D

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    An RAF Sergeant pilot during the Battle Of Britain
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    RAF Eagle Squadron at Kirton-In-Lindsay

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    Mustangs of the 357TH Fighter Group
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  6. skyhawk

    skyhawk Senior Member

  7. ozjohn39

    ozjohn39 Senior Member

    cally,


    (Your #10)

    Please excuse my ignorance, but I have always looked at a Spitfire with 3x exhaust outlets on each side as usually a Mk1 or 2.

    The painting shows that, but with 2x 20mm cannons, which did not come in until about the Mk VIII.


    Am I wrong?


    John.
     
  8. Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart

    Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart Senior Member

    An RAF Sergeant pilot during the Battle Of Britain

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    "I say Sergeant well done, that's just what we need this summer.... a Mk.IX Spit at Duxford, get those black and white stripes off tootsweet!"




    :goodnight:
     
  9. skyhawk

    skyhawk Senior Member

    LOL:D. Oops posted wrong picture. Thanks for pointing that out.
    Regards.
     
  10. skyhawk

    skyhawk Senior Member

    This is the one.

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  11. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    cally,


    (Your #10)

    Please excuse my ignorance, but I have always looked at a Spitfire with 3x exhaust outlets on each side as usually a Mk1 or 2.

    The painting shows that, but with 2x 20mm cannons, which did not come in until about the Mk VIII.


    Am I wrong?


    John.


    sorta. The Mk5/6/ series of aircraft had the bifiricted exhuasts pipes, wasnt till the merlin 61 (I think) that each cylinder got an pipe, (say pipe but...).

    so thats mk8 and 9. of course went to Griffon soon after that

    nice mk5

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    Kev
     
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  12. ozjohn39

    ozjohn39 Senior Member

    Kev,


    Thanks for that.


    John.
     
  13. Gunpowder

    Gunpowder Junior Member

    Great photo.
     
  14. Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart

    Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart Senior Member

    This is the one.

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    Close, but no ceegar... that's a 19 squadron Spit photographed well before the BofB. Might be a Sergeant pilot flying it though?

    :sign_oops:
     
  15. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    sorta. The Mk5/6/ series of aircraft had the bifiricted exhuasts pipes, wasnt till the merlin 61 (I think) that each cylinder got an pipe, (say pipe but...).

    so thats mk8 and 9. of course went to Griffon soon after that


    Kev

    Ooooooh, I'm sure I'd hate it if someone bifiricted me! Sure would take a while to sit down again, I guess :lol:
     
  16. skyhawk

    skyhawk Senior Member

    yeah;) . 19 squadron were based at Duxford 1938 when they exchanged their Gauntlets for Spitfire M1'S in august. Thanks.
     
  17. skyhawk

    skyhawk Senior Member

    some more info on the 19 sqn spit:-


    This photo shows K9795, the 9th production Spitfire Mk. I in the markings of No. 19 Squadron in Duxford photographed in the Autumn of 1938. The aircraft is flown by Sqn/Ldr Henry Cozens. During that time squadron letters were not yet assigned for the camouflaged aircraft and the unit temporarily used white-painted number 19 on the fin as a distinctive marking. These numbers appear to have only been used during for a short period during 1938 and were later removed
     
  18. skyhawk

    skyhawk Senior Member

    Also found the following:
    Deliveries of spitfires equipped with constant speed propellers began as early as November 1939. No 19 squadron recorded their first delivery of the improved spitfire as follows:-
    " A new type of spitfire fitted with a rotol constant speed airscrew was collected by squadron leader Cozens who began to carry out intensive flying and reliability trials with this aircraft".

    Phew! Got there in the end.:rocker:

    Another official photo taken in the Autumn of 1938 at about the same time . It shows a flight of Spitfires from No. 19 Squadron in Duxford. At the time this photo was taken, these six aircraft still represented almost the entire Spitfire strength in the RAF. Aircraft closest to the camera are are K9794 and K9797. All aircraft are still driven by two-blade wooden propellers.
     

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  19. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    The painting shows that, but with 2x 20mm cannons, which did not come in until about the Mk VIII.


    Am I wrong?


    John.


    John,
    Sorry didnt answer all of that. The Hispano canon where actually fitted to a squadron of Mk1 (or 2's I cant remember) during the battle of Britain. I think the fear was that the Luftwaffe would armour plate their engine bulkheads making the .30 browning ineffective. It wasnt a great success, the guns would often (like all the time) jam. The early hispano;s used a big drum magazine but I think it was the ejection port that would jam. By the time of the Mk5 they had settled down and sorted the problems, mostly. At some point later the drum was lost and the rounds where belt fed, Around mk18 or so I think.

    Kev
     
  20. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Had enough od spitfires now. Lets have some yank crates...

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