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    Smile Speedy Spit.

    Has anyone got any decent shot's of this bird .

    She doe's look so nice .

    I must crash now

    So chat about her a bit if you like Lady's and Gent's, and post a better Picture if anyone can please .

    " Gut Nacht " (sorry it's another of those ********** Spitfire's again )
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    If someone doesn't do it before I do, there's a good shot of her top surfaces in one of Alfred Price's Spitfire books.

    I agree, beautiful Spit. We need a flying repro of this one - especially round Reno!
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    Isn't this the one with the non-elliptical (squashed) planform wings? If so, "blech" is all I can say. Looks like a (bad) artist's rendition of the design. If not, then move along, nothing to see here!

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    give me N17 without roundels and with the streamlined windscreen anytime

    this later incarnation just looks tired
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    Here you go, Jeepman!

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    High Speed Spitfire

    cheers Daz

    That's better - that's how she should look - dark blue with a gold cheat line and no roundels(why are they called cheat lines????)
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    Thumbs up Nice one Daz

    Thank's Daz mate ,

    Anymore shot's out there Lady's and Gent's,
    colour would be real nice , but I guess that would be like getting a Colour shot, of the last Hurricane built in her 1950 King's cup colour's, next to impossible!!! .

    Not sure why there cheat line's Jeep , anyone else outthere care to fill us in :diablo: .
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    Since no one has posted it, I'll have a crack at posting the airborne shot of the Speed Spit tonight, and maybe even the colour views from Spitfire Story, if poss.
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    Here it is, the only known photo of the Speed Spitfire (K9834) in flight, taken from Alfred Price's book The Spitfire Story, very likely being flown by Air Commodore John Boothman, commanding 106 Photographic Wing.

    The second shot, from the same source, shows the Spit at Benson after the war, shortly before she met her fate like so many others
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    Much as I love Spits, I just can't get on with those wings. Even the Mk.21 wings preserved the planform better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepman
    cheers Daz

    That's better - that's how she should look - dark blue with a gold cheat line and no roundels(why are they called cheat lines????)
    Something like this perhaps?
    She is a beauty, unsure what colour she was underneath without getting my boks out, which i can't be bothered to do at this time!
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    Thumbs up You two Lad's are LEGEND'S

    Thanks so very muchly Daz and Chris .

    Did you do it yourself Chris , if so please have a go at the flying shot Daz Posted will YA mate!!!!! .

    Wonderfull Stuff Guy's :diablo:
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    P.S, has it been done to the last Hurra built shot's of the King's Cup 1950???????????

    I'D LIKE TO SEE THAT TOO!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanF
    Much as I love Spits, I just can't get on with those wings. Even the Mk.21 wings preserved the planform better.
    This is true, but let's not forget that Supermarine were aiming for a speed record - aesthetics had little to do with it.

    It'd be an interesting sight to see these days, if someone were to, say, build a full-scale replica of it, or a new-build with some kind of specially modified Merlin. Why not? There was the Hughes racer (RIP), don't forget!
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    Chris - that's great, although I think her undersides were silver (unless my monitor's deceiving me into thinking it's white?), and the wing fillet was the same colour as the upper surfaces - can't confirm without the book in front of me, however.
    There is nothing to fear but fear itself. And spiders. F**k spiders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STORMBIRD262
    Thanks so very muchly Daz and Chris .

    Did you do it yourself Chris , if so please have a go at the flying shot Daz Posted will YA mate!!!!! .

    Wonderfull Stuff Guy's :diablo:
    Yes, i saw the black and white one and jeepmans comments about it's colour and thought i'd give it a go in photoshop! Not too bad for my first go at colorizing (sp?).

    I think i might have a go at the flying shots later... it's fun!


    Quote Originally Posted by DazDaMan
    Chris - that's great, although I think her undersides were silver (unless my monitor's deceiving me into thinking it's white?), and the wing fillet was the same colour as the upper surfaces - can't confirm without the book in front of me, however.
    It was a bit of a rush job, but i might tidy it up a bit later. I've also got Alfred prices wonderful spitfire book, but i'm currently too lazy to go dig it out! lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Broad

    It was a bit of a rush job, but i might tidy it up a bit later. I've also got Alfred prices wonderful spitfire book, but i'm currently too lazy to go dig it out! lol.
    Fair enough

    Looking forward to see how you do with the flying shot!

    (Thinks... this would be a great add-on for FS2004! )
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    Here is a bit more definition from an original Vickers print and also when on exposition pre WWII.

    Mark



    Last edited by Mark12; 12th June 2005 at 17:59. Reason: WWII not WWI

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    Nice picture at the exposition - but what that twin tail in the background --it has a slight Potez feel to it although G-xxxx registered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepman
    Nice picture at the exposition - but what that twin tail in the background --it has a slight Potez feel to it although G-xxxx registered.
    I would have said a Ried & Sigrist R.S.1.

    http://www.jaapteeuwen.com/ww2aircra...RIST%20RS1.htm

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    Thumbs up

    FANTASTIC STUFF GUY'S ,

    I just love that last one Mark 12, magic stuff

    Please colour them all in if possible Chris .

    Beat me to it 12 , just had a look for it and was about to post when, BANG you BEAT ME .
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    From my First Flights database:
    May 11, 1939
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    Reid & Sigrist RS.1 Snargasher prototype (no subsequent production)
    c/n 1 G-AEOD
    2 x 205hp DH Gipsy Six II Series II piston engines driving 2-blade propellers
    Designer: W/Cdr George Lowdell
    Plywood/wood construction.
    First public appearance at the Heathrow garden Party of the Royal Aeronautical Society 15/5/39, CofA issued 3/6/39. Used for manufacturer's communications during 1939-44.
    Scrapped 1944.
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    The first photo in #18 seems to indicate that the blue paint job covered the wings too - it was "16 coats of high-gloss Regal blue paint rubbed down to a superbly smooth finish . . . by the Rolls-Royce car company" according to Jeffrey Quill in his autobiography.
    "Aviation is a useless and expensive fad advocated by a few individuals whose ideas are unworthy of attention."
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    More Colour Please!
    Cheer's all far and WIDE!! , Tally Ho from Phil in Oz!

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    [QUOTE=Mark12]....from an original Vickers print when on exposition pre WWI.

    Strewth, Bleriot must have had quite a shock if he visited the event!

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    [QUOTE=Consul]
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark12
    ....from an original Vickers print when on exposition pre WWI.

    Strewth, Bleriot must have had quite a shock if he visited the event!
    Yes deeply shocked.

    Corrected and thanks.

    Mark

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    After comming back here so many time's.

    To look at Mark12's image's, that spit really is beautiful.

    Yes I must agree Daz, someone should build one like her, or at least make a current Spit look like her.

    She's almost sexy
    Cheer's all far and WIDE!! , Tally Ho from Phil in Oz!

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    I love the "threads" these chaps are wearing

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    More colour please Mr Magic
    Cheer's all far and WIDE!! , Tally Ho from Phil in Oz!

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    Hi there, did anyone ever confirm what the underside of this bird looked like? Colours etc.

    Thanks

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