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Re: Bitzer project

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Paul K wrote: 23 Mar 2021, 17:36 Mike, you're doing sterling work and appreciated by all. :thumbsup: :cheers:
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Re: Bitzer project

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Paul K wrote: 23 Mar 2021, 17:36 Mike, you're doing sterling work and appreciated by all. :thumbsup: :cheers:
by FlyTexas » 24 Mar 2021, 09:28

Paul K wrote: ↑24 Mar 2021, 04:36
Mike, you're doing sterling work and appreciated by all. :thumbsup: :cheers:

:thumbsup:

Brian

Thank you for your kind encouragement :$
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Re: Bitzer project

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24-03 Test Pilots required
....to try out the "machinations" of the project, though the bits don't mesh.
Usual - replies by PM only please.
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Gold award for getting the aircraft right, diamond if you identify the Mk.
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Re: Bitzer project

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Methinks you've had enough of this one.
Some are staying away, fearing a trap? As if I would! :-O
I'll post the results in about 20 hours.
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Re: Bitzer project

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No overnight entries, so here we go with the results:
Diamond awards to those who nominated the Spitfire MkIX:
Brian (Fly Texas), Keith (Dev One), EDIT IN Eric (Tomliner) with apologies, Joe (blanston12), Ben (TSR2), AllanL, JohnD.
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Gold goes to Members who picked the MkV:
Den (511Flyer), Mick (woody901), Paul K.
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And a BONUS STAR to AllanL, who not only identified it as a MkIXC, but without prompting, gave his reasons, which were also correct. :welldone: The two underwing radiators determined MkIX, as there was only one on the MkV, and the wing armament narrowed it down to a "C"
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Again, thanks to everyone who was "in it" ;)

Extensive discussion here about wing types, which I found interesting:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermari ... ts)#A_type

Followed by some more discussion on A,B,C here:
http://spitfiresite.com/2010/04/spitfir ... aried.html

There are line drawings of the wing types on a Russian site which really clarified the situation for me.
I was quite disappointed with my copy of "Spitfire a Complete Fighting History" which I found exasperating to search the info. I wanted.
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Re: Bitzer project

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Hi Mike. You said you were happy with my answer of the MK9 but I don’t appear in your awards list. *-) EricT
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Re: Bitzer project

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Tomliner wrote: 27 Mar 2021, 04:00 Hi Mike. You said you were happy with my answer of the MK9 but I don’t appear in your awards list. *-) EricT
Where will it all end, Eric? This time, I marked everyone off as I posted from the book, but I'd left you out of the book.
Despite us exchanging a couple of messages. :stupid:
I'm off to edit you in, with sincere apologies.
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Re: Bitzer project

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Well, I'm not winning any awards for accurate results reporting.
Obviously the quality control has to be stepped up to match the increased volume.
With trepidation, I offer a more intact 27-03
PM identifications only please. :)
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Re: Bitzer project

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I know what it sort of looks like, but that's about all. *-)
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Re: Bitzer project

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Paul K wrote: 27 Mar 2021, 22:50 I know what it sort of looks like, but that's about all. *-)
Yes Paul, as I've had to mention in the PMs, it's a very common overall appearance for its time. :agree:
I think that school kids in the 50's would probably have drawn that general shape to put an aeroplane in their pictures.
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