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  • CeBro
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    #41
    There's still a wishlist somewhere mentioning Stirling, Whitley, Dornier 17/215/217, Heinkel 177 etc.that may be lurking beneath Norwegian waters. The Norwegians are doing fantastic work. And a beautiful country too.
    I have been to Gardemoen twice and to Bodo and the collections there are staggering.
    Cheers
    Cees

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    • Mark12
      MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY

      #42
      Norwegian Spitfire No.3

      The recovered wreckage of Mk IX Spitfire MJ785 laid out on 18 September 2018.

      Mark

      Images by Jan Erik Arud.



      Code E-SK of 165 Sqn still visible.

      Last edited by Mark12; 21st September 2018, 21:52.
      "...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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      • adrian_gray
        Which idiot let HIM in?

        #43
        I was recently speaking to an acquaintance of yours over a free gin at RAF Brize Norton (that'll give you a clue as to why), Mark12, and he showed me the pics of what I think is Recent Norwegian Spitfire 1 (henceforth to be known as wItiRNS1) laid out for viewing. Even without the extra sacks, it looked like quite a haul. I believe that shoutiiing too much is embargoed until it's been on the tele, so please give us a heads-up on here when it's due on!

        Thanks,

        Adrian
        "Snow clearing equipment has been found under snowdrift" - message sent from RNAS Hatston, Orkney, 1944.

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        • Jagx204
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          #44
          Full album here:
          Mark Ray
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          • paulmcmillan
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            #45
            I see RNS4 was amended to RNS3... So what is RNS4 ?
            Weather - Fair with cloudy patches, clear by early evening.

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            • adrian_gray
              Which idiot let HIM in?

              #46

              Jagx204 - you need to drop Airfix a line, there's bit's missing! Seriously, that's quite a haul - I guess that's because a lot of Norway is a very very long way from anywhere?
              (anyone worked out how to reply to a post directly?)

              Adrian
              "Snow clearing equipment has been found under snowdrift" - message sent from RNAS Hatston, Orkney, 1944.

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              • Jagx204
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                #47
                Not my pics. The album was shared via a FB page. I'm sure Mark12 will know a lot more.....
                Mark Ray
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                • Mark12
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                  #48
                  22nd September 2018, 13:50
                  I was recently speaking to an acquaintance of yours over a free gin at RAF Brize Norton (that'll give you a clue as to why), Mark12, and he showed me the pics of what I think is Recent Norwegian Spitfire 1 (henceforth to be known as wItiRNS1) laid out for viewing. Even without the extra sacks, it looked like quite a haul. I believe that shouting too much is embargoed until it's been on the tele, so please give us a heads-up on here when it's due on!

                  Thanks,

                  Adrian

                  .................................................. ..............................


                  Adrian,

                  I think the pre-planned shouting will commence about a couple of weeks before the screening, to max viewing figures.

                  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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                  • Brenden S
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                    #49
                    That is great to see.

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                    • adrian_gray
                      Which idiot let HIM in?

                      #50
                      Thanks, Mark 12 (I can spell... it's just I can't type!)

                      Adrian
                      "Snow clearing equipment has been found under snowdrift" - message sent from RNAS Hatston, Orkney, 1944.

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                      • wes
                        wes
                        Rank 5 Registered User

                        #51
                        With all this talk of single/dual seat Spitfires, I wonder how possible it would be to make a removable second bubble, and have a replacement panel fit that would give the look of a single seater?

                        Best of both worlds?

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                        • TEXANTOMCAT
                          Rank 5 Registered User

                          #52
                          Didnt they do that with a machine in the States? A single seater with the rear cockpit faired over? Must have looked a bit odd if they kept the front cockpit in the same place ? As I understand it the proper twintubs had their front cockpits moved forward compared to the single seaters, rather than the front cockpit left alone and a rear pit added - MK12 you're the expert- over to you!

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                          • DazDaMan
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                            #53
                            Spitfire Tr.9 MJ772 had the rear cockpit faired over in the USA. In fact, there is a good Richard Paver image showing it flying as such in Germany (where I believe the plan was to fly it in both guises).

                            TE308 was the other one that had the cockpit faired over.
                            Last edited by DazDaMan; 27th September 2018, 17:33.
                            Daren Cogdon

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                            • topspeed
                              Get on uppah !

                              #54
                              I wonder if there are many Arado 234s in the fjords. I'd like to see one flying.
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                              • Archer
                                Innocent bystander

                                #55
                                I don't think that's Germany Daz....
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                                • DazDaMan
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                                  #56
                                  You're right, it's not. It's somewhere Stateside.

                                  I can't find the Paver shots from Germany, however.
                                  Daren Cogdon

                                  Spitfire fanatic

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                                  • DazDaMan
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                                    #57
                                    And just like that - one Richard Paver shot of MJ772, in Germany, with her cockpit mod in place.....
                                    Daren Cogdon

                                    Spitfire fanatic

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                                    • TEXANTOMCAT
                                      Rank 5 Registered User

                                      #58
                                      Thanks chap - I knew my memory wasnt playing tricks!
                                      TT
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                                      • Flying_Pencil
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                                        #59
                                        Seen aircraft in better shape at a scrapheap.
                                        ..after it was shredded.

                                        I do prefer bringing rare examples to great static examples (Hampden, Whirlwind, Sterling, Ju188, of course Do 17, among many others) than a type with many airworthy examples.
                                        Last edited by Flying_Pencil; 1st October 2018, 16:39.
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