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  • Mark12
    MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY

    MJ271 - 'The Silver Spitfire' - Transglobal

    Today's Telegraph.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...itfiremark-ix/

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...lying-classic/

    http://www.silverspitfire.com/

    Last edited by Mark12; 15th September 2018, 07:31.
    "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney"
  • Hooligan
    Rank 4 Registered User

    #2
    Wow! That is something I will follow with interest. Has it got the legs for the oceanic sectors? Presumably if they can route through Russia round the northern Pacific, the crossing of the Bering Straight isn't too far, but it must be 700 or 800 miles for each part of the Atlantic hop.

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    • R4118
      Rank 5 Registered User

      #3
      Just read about this! Anybody know which spitfire it is going to be that's doing it?

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      • Ant.H
        Rank 5 Registered User

        #4
        It appears that it will be MJ271, a Mk.IX that is currently under restoration. It is better known as the static example that was restored in Dutch colours a few years ago and spent some time static at Duxford before the restoration began. G-INFO lists the owner as Boultbee.


        http://www.warbirdregistry.org/spitr...ire-mj271.html

        It sounds like an exciting project, best wishes to all involved.
        "Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease." Sergei Sikorsky

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        • DazDaMan
          Rank 5 Registered User

          #5
          Wow, this is going to be an interesting ride!
          Daren Cogdon

          Spitfire fanatic

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          • R4118
            Rank 5 Registered User

            #6
            Is it the one that had MH424 on the tail?

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            • Bob
              Bob
              Aerophile

              #7
              Well that will well and truly blow away the cobwebs after languishing in the hangars at Duxford - can't wait to see a polished Spitfire...

              R4118, yep it is/was...
              Last edited by Bob; 15th September 2018, 15:57.
              Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

              行雲流水

              Warbirdskies Blog

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              • Bob
                Bob
                Aerophile

                #8
                Originally posted by R4118
                Is it the one that had MH424 on the tail?
                Indeed it is/was



                (As edit function appears to be borked I have made it a separate post... )
                Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

                行雲流水

                Warbirdskies Blog

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                • R4118
                  Rank 5 Registered User

                  #9
                  Cheers Bob!
                  Had wondered what had happend to her! There was talk of her being butchered into a two seater so I'm glad she's being rebuilt as a single seater......at least for the time being!

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                  • Seafuryfan
                    Rank 5 Registered User

                    #10
                    I just internally asked myself if two seaters will eventually outnumber single seaters. If it means many more people can have their dreams fulfilled...

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                    • Archer
                      Innocent bystander

                      #11
                      Here's the same airframe at the old Aviodome museum at Schiphol Airport. I took this photo in 1991.


                      MJ271_Aviodome_1991_1200 by Jelle Hieminga, on Flickr
                      Last edited by Archer; 17th September 2018, 09:51.
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                      • Agent K
                        Rank 5 Registered User

                        #12
                        Maybe I'm missing the point, but why?

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                        • WebPilot
                          Rank 5 Registered User

                          #13
                          "Because it's there"

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                          • CeBro
                            Rank 5 Registered User

                            #14
                            The first Spitfire I ever saw in the "flesh" at the Aviodome.

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                            • Mark12
                              MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY

                              #15
                              Cees, Can you please email me as the PM service is not working for me.
                              "...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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                              • STORMBIRD262
                                Wanabee 262 pilot

                                #16
                                not another bloody spitfire story , nah sound's a ripper feat, can not wait see her good luck
                                Cheer's all far and WIDE!! , Tally Ho from Phil in Oz!

                                WHAT GOE'S UP MUST COME DOWN

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                                • Tin Triangle
                                  Bright Young Thing

                                  #17
                                  I must say I'm a little bemused by the rationale too, but hey, it's getting another one airworthy, and I'm absolutely captivated by the CGI renderings they're using. No idea who the artist is, but they're the most convincing I've ever seen, by a country mile.
                                  Hopefully this link to one of them posted on FB:

                                  https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...f0&oe=5C36217E
                                  Armchair enthusiast, but also a fan of sofas and recliners.

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                                  • CeBro
                                    Rank 5 Registered User

                                    #18
                                    Mark12, I seem to have lost your email. You can contact me at: brograATlive.nl
                                    Cees

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