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  • Ant.H
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2000
    • 3065

    SAAF Spitfire TE213/5553

    Here's one for all you Spitfire gurus!Does anyone know if this Spit is currently being rebuilt?I'd heard that the plan was to restore her to flying condition once again,but things have gone rather quiet.
    Here's a pic of her before the prang...
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    "Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease." Sergei Sikorsky
  • Ant.H
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2000
    • 3065

    #2
    ...and after
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    "Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease." Sergei Sikorsky

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    • eddywinch82
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jul 2003
      • 254

      #3
      A number of Spitfires that have gone to South Africa have crashed in recent years IX TE213, IX TE566 and possibly more !
      Last edited by eddywinch82; 6th March 2004, 17:07.
      Edward Winch

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      • eddywinch82
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jul 2003
        • 254

        #4
        Here is a link to some pictures from the aftermath of Spitfire IX TE566's accident :-

        http://www.baaa-acro.com/Photos%20d'accidents%202002.htm

        Last edited by eddywinch82; 25th June 2004, 12:52.
        Edward Winch

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        • Bradburger
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2000
          • 1461

          #5
          Originally posted by eddywinch82
          A number of Spitfires that have gone to South Africa have crashed in recent years XIV NH799, IX TE213, IX TE566 and possibly more !
          eddy,

          I think you'll find NH799 went to NZ.

          Still, SA doesn't seem to have had much luck with Spitfires in recent years.

          Cheers

          Paul
          The most usless commodity in aerobatics is the amount of sky above you!

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          • Melvyn Hiscock
            who are you?!
            • Dec 2003
            • 2839

            #6
            Originally posted by eddywinch82
            Here is a link to some pictures from the aftermath of Spitfire IX TE566's accident :-

            http://www.baaa-acro.com/Photos%20d'accidents%202002.htm

            That's a jolly little website isn't it?!

            MH

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

              #7
              Eddy - I think you will find that TE213 has been out in South Africa since she was delivered in the 1947. I don't think luck is much of a factor in either of the accidents.

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              • Ant.H
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Jan 2000
                • 3065

                #8
                "That's a jolly little website isn't it?!

                MH"

                Lovely
                "Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease." Sergei Sikorsky

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                • DazDaMan
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Aug 2003
                  • 18720

                  #9
                  Getting back to the original thread, I'm sure I read somewhere that the Spit was going to be restored to fly again - could be wrong.
                  Daren Cogdon

                  Spitfire fanatic

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                  • Mark12
                    MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 10868

                    #10
                    TE213/"5553"/5518 Rebuild?

                    Daz,

                    You read it in 'Spitfires on the Wing', the supplement with March 2002 Flypast.

                    That was the stated aim at the time but since then precious little detail, or progress I suspect.

                    Mark
                    Last edited by Mark12; 7th March 2004, 13:19.
                    "...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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                    • SteveYoung
                      Senior Member
                      • Jan 2000
                      • 3867

                      #11
                      As I understood it, the sale of the SAAF Museum Beaufighter to East Fortune in 2001 was intended to fund the restoration of the Spitfire to airworthiness.

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                      • COSMIC WIND
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Oct 2003
                        • 40

                        #12
                        SPIT 22

                        On a simliar vein anyone have any info regarding the late Jack Mallock's demise in the Rodesian Mk22 that was lost in a CB whilst on a filming sortie in the early eighties. Saw the programme on the BBC many moons ago and would love to get hold of a copy(?), last sequence had to be about the most moving flying clip I've ever seen, quite something!

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                        • DazDaMan
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Aug 2003
                          • 18720

                          #13
                          Re: TE213/"5553"/5518 Rebuild?

                          Originally posted by Mark12
                          Daz,

                          You read it in 'Spitfires on the Wing', the supplement with March 2002 Flypast.

                          That was the stated aim at the time but since then precious little detail, or progress I suspect.

                          Mark
                          That was it. I hope they do rebuild her - it's an unusual specimen of the breed

                          As an aside, someone once offered me the remains of TE566 a couple of years ago - dunno how or why. Needless to say I turned his offer down!
                          Daren Cogdon

                          Spitfire fanatic

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                          • DazDaMan
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Aug 2003
                            • 18720

                            #14
                            Re: SPIT 22

                            Originally posted by COSMIC WIND
                            On a simliar vein anyone have any info regarding the late Jack Mallock's demise in the Rodesian Mk22 that was lost in a CB whilst on a filming sortie in the early eighties. Saw the programme on the BBC many moons ago and would love to get hold of a copy(?), last sequence had to be about the most moving flying clip I've ever seen, quite something!
                            PK350

                            (pic: Bill Sykes)
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                            Last edited by DazDaMan; 8th March 2004, 09:53.
                            Daren Cogdon

                            Spitfire fanatic

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                            • canadair
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Feb 2004
                              • 117

                              #15
                              This is an interesting thread, as it is not often images of a restored but subsequently destroyed Spitfire are available, and while very sad to see, if any loss of life was involved, the airframe remains are in one case substantial, and the other essentially nonexistent.
                              So, the question to those well versed in the structures:
                              I image that TE213 would represent from what I can see in the pic a viable rebuild project, and would thus be worth a considerable amount, however TE566 ( always one of my favorites) is by my guess destroyed, I cannot imagine what can be salvaged from that, perhaps the odd small wing component, but thats about it, so does this become an identity only? and if so what is the value of the remains? in fact does what is left qualify as an identity?

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                              • Mark12
                                MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY
                                • Jan 2000
                                • 10868

                                #16
                                Canadair,

                                TE566 is now in Australia and is earmarked for a total strip, salvage and restoration to flying condition using all available parts that will 'go again'.

                                In this day and age it is just a question of percentage.

                                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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                                • OZFURYFAN
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Oct 2003
                                  • 128

                                  #17
                                  Hi Mark 12,are you able to say who in Oz has TE566,is this part of the rebuild of Barry Corans Spitfire as well?Cheers ,Pete

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                                  • Mark12
                                    MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY
                                    • Jan 2000
                                    • 10868

                                    #18
                                    OZFURYFAN,

                                    Saunders Aircraft brokered this deal.

                                    My understanding is that TE566 is at the Aviation Australia College in Brisbane.

                                    The ex Barry Coran Mk V LZ844, painted as "R6915" with long bearer, cowlings and four blade prop, is also I believe on site.

                                    Without too much imagination I could envisage the ex Garry Cooper Mk XIV RM797 being in the vicinity - just a guess.

                                    People seem to be a bit tight lipped as to what is going on but clearly a centre for Spitfire restoration is starting to ' bubble away' in the Brisbane environs.

                                    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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                                    • Olds Cool
                                      Member
                                      • Mar 2004
                                      • 78

                                      #19
                                      Supermarine restorations planned to restore her in S. Africa but I guess that didnt happen by the looks of it.

                                      http://<br /> http://www.usaviation...=1239&tree=330

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                                      • Bradburger
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Jan 2000
                                        • 1461

                                        #20
                                        Thanks Olds School

                                        Somehow your original link got ********.

                                        Try this one:

                                        http://www.usaviation.com/aircraft/d...=1239&tree=330

                                        Cheers

                                        Paul
                                        The most usless commodity in aerobatics is the amount of sky above you!

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