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Spitfire found in Norway flown by participant in "Great Escape"

Old 26th Nov 2018, 17:03
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When will they learn (Flypast being the greatest offender) that there were other aircraft used during WW2 and NOT JUST the Spitfire.???
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Old 27th Nov 2018, 18:23
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Digging for Britain will be broadcast on BBC4 at 9pm, 28th November 2018

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Old 1st Dec 2018, 22:59
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Sad as it may seem they will have the data plate and that is more or less all that is required for a ground up restoration, even that may be replaced, but that's basically all the CAA req for a "rebuild" that's why when I see Spitfires, Hurricanes etc described at airshows as a genuine WW2 aircraft, I have a little chortle. One I know that was rebuilt off a gate and relatively intact ended up containing a leading edge skin and the plate, the rest was new. There are a few about that are more or less complete, but they are a rarity.
Interesting recovery of four Merlin XX's from Halifax JD150, then actually getting one of them running again after 70 years buried in a bog. 90% original to that aircraft according to the museum.

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