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    For the vintage aviation fans out there

    Yeah, the Eagle squadrons, initially under the RAF, later transferred to the USAAF. Great atmospheric photo! :dude:
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    For the vintage aviation fans out there

    It depends on how things are viewed. The Hurricane, with its fabric fuselage covering, could take strikes through that without too much damage (unless incendiary rounds). The Spitfire, receiving hits in the same area could have the fuselage structure badly compromised. The above from...
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    For the vintage aviation fans out there

    Early days? How early? Or was he in one of the Eagle Squadrons from 1941 onwards? All of the three original Eagle squadrons were initially equipped with Hurricanes, but were soon re-equipped with Spitfire Mk. IIs and Vs.
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    For the vintage aviation fans out there

    Well said, Dave. And the one that has style above all others for me is the Me262 jet fighter. What a design that was!
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    For the vintage aviation fans out there

    Hmmm... Fact is, all four fighters hammered the shit out of each other in the Battle of Britain. And the 'Claims-to-Losses ratio (given that both sides in all four fighters overclaimed to roughly the same extent) shows a rather surprising result. The 109 was not this wonderful fighter that...
  6. John Vasco

    For the vintage aviation fans out there

    Who's Don?
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    For the vintage aviation fans out there

    :rofl: Keep the conversation serious...
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    For the vintage aviation fans out there

    The P-51 was plug-ugly until a Packard-Merlin was put in it. The Spitfire was the supremely beautiful aircraft from the 'get-go' (as the Colonials do say). Spitifre wins by a country mile. easily...
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    For the vintage aviation fans out there

    Featured in the Battle of Britain in lesser numbers than the Hurricane, and the Hurricane squadrons claimed more Luftwaffe planes shot down than the Spitfire. But the Spitifre gets the lion's share of adulation. Just sayin'...
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    For the vintage aviation fans out there

    No, it's the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, based in Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England.
  11. John Vasco

    For the vintage aviation fans out there

    I do believe that that is the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight...
  12. John Vasco

    PSA. It's Friday

    Chop, CHOPS, old bean? I say, chops are what you eat, what! All good fun! :dude: :applause: By the way Loco, can you find that thread? Cos that guy was an absolute Friday arsehole!
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    PSA. It's Friday

    I remember that, Loco. I'm just taking the piss. :dude:
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    PSA. It's Friday

    Their mummy ties their shoelaces once, then they slip them on and off all the time, cos they haven't got a fuckin' clue how to do it! If a lace comes undone, it's 'Crisis, fuckin' crisis!' time. Best thing then is if they trip over their laces, bang their heads on the kerb, and it knocks some...


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