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    Posted 2 months ago

    fortapache
    (1997 items)

    The legendary Spitfire. It is required by law that any article regarding the Spitfire start with "the legendary Spitfire". That having been done we can proceed with this. Oops almost forgot to mention the Battle of Britain.
    The Spitfire is often said to be the best looking of the WWII fighter planes and it does have very nice lines. I think it is the elliptical wings and rounded lines. Must other planes were more angular.
    Now as to this model it has the usual moveable landing gear and prop. Six machine guns are mounted into the wings although I believe eight .30 caliber machine guns were more common with the 3 bladed propeller models. Most of the examples I have seen at museums and air shows have 5 bladed props and four 20mm cannon. The cannons are a bit slow firing for taking on fighter planes so perhaps those were more for ground combat. Don't think there were many Luftwaffe bombers in the western front later in the war.
    Next week I think I will post the JU-88 which is a really good model, bigger and much more detail so stay tuned.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Fantastic replica of this wonderful WW2 fighter plane, so exciting to watch in combat footage such as in recent film Dunkirk - great post fort
    2. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
      Thank you very much Newfld. Also great to see in person.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
      Thank you
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    4. IsobelFerguson, 2 months ago
      What a great British Spitfire. Real bird. The UK makes a lot of good things. For example, they have high skill writers, who help students with essay writing on https://uk.edubirdie.com/ and give them the best consultation about writing.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
      Thank you very much IsobelFerguson. They also made Matchbox cars.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
      Thank you
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    7. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
      Thank you
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    8. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
      Thank you SEAN68.
    9. strafe45, 2 months ago
      Great Spitfire model. Watched my dvd 'The Battle of Britain' here lately to see the air combat scenes featuring the Spitfires.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
      Thank you very much strafe45. Great movie.

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