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Dr Jekyll

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7,721 posts

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Probably in better shape than the Burmese Spitfires though.

http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp...

Simpo Two

59,983 posts

151 months

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Were they two-seaters or has the Mail just cocked up?


Dr Jekyll

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7,721 posts

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Simpo Two said:
Were they two-seaters or has the Mail just cocked up?

Single seaters apparently, the Mail just found a picture of anything with a propeller on the front.

dr_gn

8,849 posts

70 months

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My God! I found a P-47 Thunderbolt in the Peak District a few years ago:



Maybe I should give Duxford a call and tell them not to throw that green paint away just yet...?

CanAm

1,342 posts

158 months

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Simpo Two said:
Were they two-seaters or has the Mail just cocked up?

As Eric will tell you, the RAF never had any two-seater Spitfires. The photo is a recent one of a MkIX, probably ex-Irish Air Corps. The Mk 22 (if that's what the wrecks are) looks nothing like that, having a Griffon engine and bubble-hood.
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SimonV8ster

7,495 posts

114 months

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How can that be seriously worth 'tens of thousands of pounds' ? What can be salvaged from it ? A couple of badges maybe ?

CanAm

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SimonV8ster said:
How can that be seriously worth 'tens of thousands of pounds' ? What can be salvaged from it ? A couple of badges maybe ?
You can't build a new Spitfire, but you can "rebuild" wink a crashed one.

mickrick

3,016 posts

59 months

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I found this on Lord Howe Island a few years back. Obviously not a Spitfire.
Maybe I should have stuffed the bits into my backpack? smile

dr_gn

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mickrick said:
I found this on Lord Howe Island a few years back. Obviously not a Spitfire.
Maybe I should have stuffed the bits into my backpack? smile
Catalina according to a quick Google.

Simpo Two

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Funny how memory works. I saw 'Lord Howe Island' and thought - 'Tasman Sea > hard-to-find waypoint > Francis Chichester'

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