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Offline Whitta

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I知 new here...
« on: March 12, 2021, 09:44:12 AM »
Hello All,
The year is 1944. The Photo Reconnaissance units of the Royal Air Force have been made aware that the new Spitfire 21 can outpace and outclimb the P.R. 19. Supermarine was then approached for a PR version of the new fighter, and with the help of Rolls-Royce, came up with the Spitfire P.R. 21. The P.R. 21 was powered by a version of the Spiteful痴 Griffon 101, with a 3-speed, 2 stage supercharger, and a cabin supercharger. Did I also mention a contra-prop? Supermarine produced a small test run by early 1945, but by then, the European war was over, so the P.R. 21痴 were sent to South East Asia Command. Post war, there was no need for a non standard batch of Spitfires, so the PR. 21痴 were broken up.

Spitfire Pr21-1 by Tony Whittingham, on Flickr

Spitfire Pr21-3 by Tony Whittingham, on Flickr

Model is a 1/48 Airfix PR19 fuselage with the Seafire 46 contraprop, and wings modified to PR standard. The serial number was taken from a cancelled batch of Spitfire F.21s

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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Re: I知 new here...
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2021, 09:46:09 AM »
Welcome aboard Whitta!  You certainly know how to make a good introduction.  :smiley:
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Re: I知 new here...
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2021, 09:52:30 AM »
Welcome aboard! Nice start! :smiley: 8)
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Offline Kerick

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Re: I知 new here...
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2021, 10:18:36 AM »
Welcome to the nuthouse! Great entrance!
What kit did you start with?

Offline finsrin

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Re: I知 new here...
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2021, 05:05:47 PM »
Fine build of fine subject.  Latest & greatest of the prop planes has always been of interest to me.  Welcome, will see what you come up with next.

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Re: I知 new here...
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2021, 11:21:48 PM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Offline Robomog

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Re: I知 new here...
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2021, 10:45:52 AM »
 Oooh !  do like a nice Spitfire  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: I知 new here...
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2021, 11:13:59 AM »
Nice colors on the Spit! Welcome aboard!

Offline KiwiZac

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Re: I知 new here...
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2021, 08:14:37 AM »
Inspired and utterly gorgeous! Reminds me of when warbird PR.XIX PS890 flew with a cut-down Shackleton contraprop.
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Offline apophenia

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Re: I知 new here...
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2021, 03:36:25 AM »
Welcome aboard Whitta. Your PR.21 is brilliant and a very pretty build.

The original Mk.21 had pointy wingtips which were later clipped. I wonder if those longer tips might make a return for a photo-recce variant?
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Offline Camthalion

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Re: I知 new here...
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2021, 11:31:06 AM »
very nice

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Re: I知 new here...
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2021, 01:29:47 AM »
Welcome! Nice looking build.