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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2012, 04:24:13 AM »
It actually looks like it might have been proposed to be powered by a Griffon

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2012, 04:39:50 AM »
It actually looks like it might have been proposed to be powered by a Griffon

Merlin with a chin-mounted combined radiator/oil cooler assembly.
The Morgan & Shacklady book reprints the Supermarine proposal in detail.

Note that on the drawings, the upper view is the original layout,
the profile view is of the second configuration with side windows added
for the gunner.


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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2012, 09:10:31 AM »
Yep, was aware of the real world proposal.  Mine was being silly since I just whacked a Defiant turret onto the Spit with little real thinking. ;)
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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2012, 10:57:55 AM »


This one looks quite plausible, especially if the top join between the main strut and the fuselage is widened to pick up both main landing gear trunnions to better distribute the loads.

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2012, 11:08:50 AM »
Refined trainer

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2012, 11:19:56 AM »
I'm hoping to put Airfix new 1/72 Spit-22 and PR.XIX on PM's Spitfire floats once the kit is released and use my own version of  XDk Sea Grey/Br. Slate Grey over Sky.      I'd prefer the contraprop version but don't know if that will ever be released.      I think that would constitute wise usage of styrene.
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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2012, 11:54:20 PM »
Refined trainer




Now there's a nice idea, I think I know what an upcoming project will be coming form, with the new Airfix F.22

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2012, 12:29:41 PM »
Jet Spit??

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2012, 12:43:15 PM »
Jet Spit??
Or just an early iteration toward the Attacker, much as the P.1035 was an early iteration toward the definitive P.1040/Sea Hawk.

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2012, 04:09:51 AM »
The Italians had the G.55S and the Germans experimented with various marks of the Fw-190/Ta-152 as torpedo fighters...what about an equivalent late model Spitfire?
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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2012, 05:59:18 AM »
The Italians had the G.55S and the Germans experimented with various marks of the Fw-190/Ta-152 as torpedo fighters...what about an equivalent late model Spitfire?
Not sure about the Spitfire Greg, but some heavy stuff was trialed on the Spiteful, the Uncle Tom RP comes to mind, it was 1050 lbs and two were carried so two of them would be about a torpedo weight, plus there's a photo of a Spiteful carrying a long centerline drop tank which looks like something found on a Hellcat/Bearcat
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« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2012, 01:06:38 AM »
This is a scale-o-rama-ed 1/48 S6B (into an ostensibly 1/72 aircraft) with tandem (offset) engines, Spitfire prop and canopy, and (Weddel-Williams racer?) spats (Brian DB note!). Large-caliber cannon to rear of pilot. Tactic was to fly directly under and out in front of victim, pull up and blast the cockpit area.

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« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2012, 01:14:12 AM »
When the Channel Islands (known for their distinct breeds of cows) were "abandoned" as indefensible, the Dame of Sark begged Supermarine for fighters. They sent two land-converted S6B racers with a lashed-up 20mm cannon between the cylinder banks. The locals painted the Swallows like the islands would look from above, and the "national insignia" became the common warning roadsign ("look out for the cows").

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2012, 12:01:27 PM »
How about an air racer Spitfire with the canopy of the "Speed Spitfire" fitted to a Mk.21 with contra-props?  Somewhere in the stash I have all the pieces for this one.  -chuckle- As a companion, similarly modify the DB-powered one the Germans did and mod the cowling for a DB605 or DB603.

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2012, 12:29:41 PM »
I have a Seafire 47 already earmarked as a post war racer...
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