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  • Mark12
    MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY
    • Jan 2000
    • 10868

    Spitfires on stage. Horse Guards Parade. BBC 1 TV last evening.

    The two 'Invasion Striped' Spitfires flanking the stage on last night's 'VE Day 70: A Party To Remember' are presumed to to be replicas.

    Can anybody please confirm this...perhaps with images?

    Mark
    "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney"
  • WH904
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2014
    • 463

    #2
    I saw a few glimpses. I caught a glimpse of the ventral intake on one machine which was clearly a fake but whether the entire airframes were fake I don't know - they looked pretty convincing

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    • David Burke
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2000
      • 10032

      #3
      The BBC website shows the L/H machine coded as 'SH- ' which must be the Simply Spitfire MK805

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      • Mark12
        MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY
        • Jan 2000
        • 10868

        #4
        Thanks DB.

        ...and a third, with no stripes, in the trees behind Kirsty Young, currently hosting this mornings events on the BBC.

        Mark
        "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney"

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        • stuart gowans
          Not a real Spitfire
          • Dec 2005
          • 2005

          #5
          I would imagine that Terry A is quite pleased with the BBC TV coverage, biased as it is to the left! Hopefully he hasn't fallen foul of the low emissions charge....
          Why be your own worse critic, that's what the forum is for.

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          • yakyak
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jul 2009
            • 48

            #6
            spitfire replicas, left of stage was mk805 coded sh-b, right of stage bs435 coded fy-f, noticed the f under the nose near the end of program behind Chris Evans.

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            • Bob
              Bob
              Aerophile
              • Jan 2000
              • 3662

              #7
              Simply Spitfire MK805 to the left and Lytham St Annes Spitfire Display Team BS435 to the right...
              Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

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              • Meddle
                Rank Bajin.
                • Sep 2014
                • 1628

                #8
                Originally posted by stuart gowans View Post
                I would imagine that Terry A is quite pleased with the BBC TV coverage, biased as it is to the left! Hopefully he hasn't fallen foul of the low emissions charge....
                General Discussion is leaking! I thought we were talking about plastic Spitfires?

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                • Bob
                  Bob
                  Aerophile
                  • Jan 2000
                  • 3662

                  #9
                  MK805 is certainly not 'plastic'....
                  Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

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                  • Mark12
                    MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 10868

                    #10
                    ..and is that a fourth Spitfire in the corner of HGP with no visible stripes?

                    Mark
                    "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney"

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                    • Whitley_Project
                      If in doubt apply heat..
                      • Jan 2000
                      • 2844

                      #11
                      There was a plastic Spit and Hurricane in St James' park yesterday

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                      • Bob
                        Bob
                        Aerophile
                        • Jan 2000
                        • 3662

                        #12
                        St James's Park Spitfire IIa replica P7370 ZP-A owned by Battle of Britain Experience of Canterbury. Is the Hurricane their Hawker Hurricane MK II?
                        Last edited by Bob; 10th May 2015, 14:26.
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                        • stuart gowans
                          Not a real Spitfire
                          • Dec 2005
                          • 2005

                          #13
                          Originally posted by Meddle View Post
                          General Discussion is leaking! I thought we were talking about plastic Spitfires?
                          That's the left side of the stage; never saw much more than a glimpse of the other replica, (on the right hand side of the stage) which is fibreglass... leaks plugged hopefully!
                          Why be your own worse critic, that's what the forum is for.

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                          • jack windsor
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Dec 2008
                            • 925

                            #14
                            the Hurricane in St. James park had either DT,BT,PT code, unfortunately she took the picture head on! so can only see the top half of the letters...

                            regards,
                            jack...

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                            • Bob
                              Bob
                              Aerophile
                              • Jan 2000
                              • 3662

                              #15
                              DT-A is the BoB Experience one - http://www.battleofbritainexperience...hurricane.html
                              Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

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                              • DCW
                                DCW
                                David Whitworth
                                • Sep 2010
                                • 2450

                                #16
                                Here's MK805 on the way home this evening. Confirmed by the builder/owner as returning from the London stage, and snapped at the Pampisford MacDonalds after leaving the M11 at Duxford.

                                20,000 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dwhitworth/

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                                • Bob
                                  Bob
                                  Aerophile
                                  • Jan 2000
                                  • 3662

                                  #17
                                  Terry will be needing a Queen Mary when he finishes the MkIIa...
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                                  • Mark12
                                    MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY
                                    • Jan 2000
                                    • 10868

                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Mark12 View Post
                                    The two 'Invasion Striped' Spitfires flanking the stage on last night's 'VE Day 70: A Party To Remember' are presumed to to be replicas.

                                    Can anybody please confirm this...perhaps with images?

                                    Mark
                                    Many thanks to all.

                                    Horse Guards Parade where typically a combination of treasures were exhibited during each September throughout the 1950's.

                                    Mark

                                    "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney"

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                                    • WZ862
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Dec 2012
                                      • 129

                                      #19
                                      Amazing take away at post 16 above. "Super" mac?

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