Author Topic: Supermarine Spitfire Family  (Read 31884 times)

Offline Volkodav

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #165 on: July 25, 2017, 08:24:56 PM »
Just realised something, the floatplane Spits were strong enough to have the float pylons attached roughly where inward retracting gear would be pivoted therefore the mod to the gear should be structurally possible.

Extrapolating this the modified Spit I envision could actually be reverse engineered from a Spitfire Floatplane fighter developed for the RAAF as a replacement for the earlier licence built Supermarine Floatplane and Flying Boat fighters built in Australia for the RAAF Fleet Support Command.  These aircraft would have evolved from requirements developed by the RN and passed onto the RAN for cruiser based fighters during the 20s and 30s, eagerly adopted by the RAAF in their efforts to justify their existence by proving their dedication to supporting the RN and Army.

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #166 on: April 03, 2018, 11:46:12 PM »
Lets show these folks what BTS can do in 24 hours .....



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Now here are a LOT of Spitfires, displayed during the epic 24 hour Spitfire build at the Hornby Visitor Centre this weekend to celebrate the centenary of the formation of the Royal Air Force - raising money for the Royal Airforce Benevolent Fund and the Rainbow Ward, Margate.
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Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #167 on: September 22, 2018, 03:52:41 AM »
French derivative of Supermarine SeaFang.

« Last Edit: September 22, 2018, 04:04:59 AM by ysi_maniac »

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #168 on: September 23, 2018, 02:34:03 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #169 on: October 30, 2018, 11:33:22 AM »
A classic beauty, Griffon Dora, and her complementary, Jumo Spitfire