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The Seafire!

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posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 01:44 PM
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Another supposedly lost aircraft flies again! This is cool:The Seafire




posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 01:51 PM
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youtube links looks something like this watch?v=uCppmoZiXUY you need to copy all after the = (uCppmoZiXUY)and pasted in the insert youtube video icon when you make you post, i hope it helps
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posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 01:52 PM
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Reminds me of the p51, cool plane.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 01:55 PM
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Cool story, beautiful plane...

I've embedded the video for others to watch.



***EDIT***

I guess I was too slow on the video... Oh well.
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posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 02:01 PM
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So this was a spitfire but designed for the navy? Now that I didn't know thanks for the vid I know a few people who would be interested in this



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 02:09 PM
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One of the really interesting things about it was the wing fold mechanism. They folded in two places, the landing gear wells and the outer tips.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 02:11 PM
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Beautiful aircraft, it shows if you put your mind to it you can achieve almost any thing. May be one day the Arrow Avro CF 105
will fly again!



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 02:24 PM
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The roar of The Rolls Royce Merlin engine.
There is no other sound to compare.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 04:03 PM
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alldaylong
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The roar of The Rolls Royce Merlin engine.
There is no other sound to compare.



I agree, the p51 sounds neutered with the Allison.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 04:24 PM
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I agree, but this marque (Seafire XV) had a RR Griffon
. Still a lovely sound.



posted on Jan, 25 2014 @ 06:55 AM
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That's just beautiful.

Absolutely beautiful!



posted on Jan, 25 2014 @ 07:48 AM
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Zaphod58
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One of the really interesting things about it was the wing fold mechanism. They folded in two places, the landing gear wells and the outer tips.


For any particular reason ?



posted on Jan, 25 2014 @ 07:50 AM
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It gave a little bit more clearance below decks.



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 07:16 PM
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ThePeaceMaker
So this was a spitfire but designed for the navy? Now that I didn't know thanks for the vid I know a few people who would be interested in this


It was not a simple task to redesign the a/c for naval operations - the wiki page has a stage-by-stage description - from simply adding an arrester hook to the almost complete redesign of the wings for those that folded - not all did.

Originally designed as a short range interceptor the Spitfire wasn't all that well suited for carrier ops - it's narrow undercarriage was a problem, and it was structurally not strong enough despite reinforcing. The various changes required shifted its centre of gravity and negatively affected its handling.



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