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Old 21st May 2015, 12:49
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Spitfire cloud picture



Saw this in a newspaper ! amazing shot if its really genuine and untouched ?

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Old 21st May 2015, 13:43
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Looks more like a Tempest to me...
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Old 21st May 2015, 13:55
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Or a Wellington........
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That's a pound sign.
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Old 22nd May 2015, 14:04
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Pace,

Given that only one person saw it, and took only one photo, I'm not sure. The fact that the "dog walker" who took it also happens to have their own photography website brings out the cynic in me.

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Old 22nd May 2015, 16:01
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Real or not, it's my new desktop wallpaper (until the next cool pic comes along...)
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Old 22nd May 2015, 16:09
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Spitfire or Tempest it looks like the port wing is on fire!!!!

Great photo.
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And who is that peering over the starboard wing root?
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Old 24th May 2015, 11:50
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And who is that peering over the starboard wing root?
It took me a while to see it, but that's almost creepy!

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Old 24th May 2015, 13:26
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well, I have to say it is interesting, but I have to say that the landing gear retracts and extends from the area of the fuselage and not the wing. the gear looks more like a hawker hurricane.

and yes if you look old adolph hitler is slightly visible too, above the starboard wing root as mentioned by others.

when I was 8 years old I thought I saw President John F Kennedy shaped in the clouds. but that was right after dallas.
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Old 24th May 2015, 14:08
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Try this site

https://cloudappreciationsociety.org

Some amazin' shots on there.

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SGC - The chap who started the Cloud Appreciation Society (Gavin Pretor-Pinney ?) has recently had a new classification of cloud named after him.

I must admit that the 'Tempest' reference went right over my head (if you pardon the pun) until the next day. I was fixated on looking at the dark radiator intake shape. We all missed the oportunity to be witty about Typhoons, and Whirlwinds... oh, wait, that was a twin.
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