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    #61
    CCF Hurricanes normally have a Packard Merlin 224 or a RR Merlin 29 with a Ham Standard prop and associated reduction gear spline. Perhaps one of the other static aircraft had borrowed it in some way as they are not directly interchangeable for the Dowty item. Looking at the image again enlarged, it may well be an optical trick that I've fallen foul of as the leg shape looks more like a CCF one than a Hawker leg as the shock absorber isn't visible. Perhaps I should wear my glasses more often!
    Last edited by Roobarb; 12th November 2017, 19:05. Reason: Blindness

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      #62
      (I may have missed it, but....)

      You realise your friend must have spent time in Spain? Probably Tablada and El Corpero.

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        #63
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        B25 view on approach to Tablada
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        Start up serenade of Merlin engines
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        Confederate Air Force eager to fly the only Spitfire in Spain!
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        Pensive Director from left John Jordan B25 air camaraman then Simpson's Air Services engineer then Robin B25 air video recording expert so producers could see the rushes in black & white video without waiting for processing of film reels. Bit sketchy on names. Anyone help?
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        Spitfire landing among the Luftwaffe!
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          #64
          Heading for UK

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          2nd hop to north of Spain completed at San Sebastion. 27 Buchons plus 3 Heinkel 111 heading to UK for more filming in 5 hops to reach Manston
          Tablada to Madrid to San Sebastion to Nantes to Jersey then Manston.
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            #65
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            CF-SMI prior to the Battle of Britain filming.
            Real Messerschmitt's have Merlins.

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              Wonderful images Sim, just added some slight adjustments. Once again Connie Edwards is seen far left.
              Real Messerschmitt's have Merlins.

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                #67
                Superb thread, thanks to all those who are sharing these fantastic images.
                Wings Over Cambridge - Cambridge's and New Zealand's Contribution to the Wartime Air Forces

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                  #68
                  Thank you Septic, I guess you used photoshop to clean up the blue haze. Common problem with old 35mm colour slides. I use FastStone Image viewer (Free) to tidy up the scratches and spots and restore faded colour but it does not fix that annoying blue haze.
                  You did it for me. Certainly an improvement!
                  The pic I entitled "Pensive Director" on the left is John Jordan Air Unit Camera who earlier had lost a leg while filming from a helicoptor for one on the Bond films. (Skeets Kelly was the other Air Cameraman).
                  2nd left is Simpsons Air Services engineer and next Robin who ran the air video recording equipment so the directors could see the rushes in black and white without waiting for John and Skeet's reels to be processed.
                  (Not yet colour video recording in 1968)
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                  Spits at Duxford 1968 complete with blue haze.
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                    #69
                    I hope this is a bit better - -
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                      #70
                      Thanks Trumper, Slightly overbaked but definitely clearer!
                      Last edited by Sim; 12th May 2018, 10:24.

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                        #71
                        Thanks for sharing. I never tire of this movie, or of seeing never before seen images from this epic. And with the 50th anniversary just around the corner, who knows what we might get by way of celebrating the filming of this seminal classic next year. Or on the actual anniversary of the film's release in September 2019.

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                          #72
                          If nothing else, these new images are great references for the colour schemes of the aircraft - the film Spits have a very particular "look", compared to service aircraft!
                          Daren Cogdon

                          Spitfire fanatic

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                            #73
                            More Colour Slide Scans from BB Spanish Film Set 1968
                            Feel free to download and edit

                            GALLERY https://postimg.org/gallery/1s06ipgks/

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                            Last edited by Sim; 12th May 2018, 10:27.

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                              #74
                              Just incredible -- historic photos in themselves .Thanks for posting.

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                                #75
                                It's great seeing these images again and very interesting to see the increasingly vibrant (NOT over vibrant) colours emerging out of the blue emulsion overcast on the newly cleaned up images. It seems that Photoshop has been improved over the past 7 or 8 years!

                                Looking closely at an expanded view of https://postimg.org/image/4o4yn13rv/ is that one of the two seat Buchon's coming in to land ? Or am I going cross eyed again?

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                                  #76
                                  It's a single-seater.
                                  Daren Cogdon

                                  Spitfire fanatic

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                                    #77
                                    Single seater for sure.
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                                      #78
                                      ...and a little bit of TLC on the slide that was split in two.

                                      Mark






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                                      "...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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                                        #79
                                        Look at the size of that General Melchert-level moustache!!
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                                          #80
                                          Well Done Mark on fixing the split slide of Morning Briefing No 2! Capitan Coleardo absent on this one. (Spanish Air Force engineer officer in charge of maintaining Buchon and He111 aircraft - my direct boss while in Spain) By John Blake's side in first briefing photo.

                                          Below is Original Duxford 1968 transparency scan just dust & scratches removed
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