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Here's a nice video

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That is neat. The air war over the channel and Europe would have been a lot harder for the allies had the Nazi's dropped the ME109 and switched over to the FW190 earlier on.  It was truly a match for anything we had if flown with an experienced pilot. 

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9 minutes ago, cedar farm said:

That is neat. 

Interesting video to watch!  Liked flying the Spittie, was interesting to observe that it's a later Mk. with a Griffon engine turning a 5 bladed prop.  The ones I've flown in the CAF had only the 3 blader.

best, randy

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Looks like the FW was running a mite rich.  Strikes me as odd to be able to see a trail of smoke behind a gasoline burner.  Must be the nature of the engine.

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That guy flying the 190 wasn't afraid to get low, was he?

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From the Haynes RR Merlin 1933-50 (All Engine Models) Owners' Workshop Manual

On fitting the RR Merlin 60 series 2 speed 2 stage supercharged version

"The result would become the Spitfire Mk IX, and its new longer nose, matching underwing radiator pods to accomodate the additional intercooler radiator and four-bladed propellor were the only outwardly discernable differences.  This gave the Spitfire a similar rate of climb and ceiling as the Fw190 but, more crucially, a 40 mph advantage in speed".

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Thanks so much for that video, Steve C......am down at my job , staying in the Stations shearers    quarters, and I played it thru the big TV.......Very good !!

......those Merlin engines  just sounded  so neat......be they in Mosquitos/ Spitfires    or whatever..

Mike

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2 hours ago, mike_newman said:

.....those Merlin engines  just sounded  so neat......be they in Mosquitos/ Spitfires    or whatever.

Mike

Big differences between Merlin and Griffon as well as size (Merlin 27 litre Griffon 36.7 l).  Griffon had a different firing order and turned the other way.   Though it wasn't very much larger in physical size than  a Merlin.  From the book mentioned above.

Heard plenty of Merlins - school I went to was a turning point for Lincolns landing.

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Cool video. Are those planes based in Europe or here in the U.S.? It seems to me that those twin boxy radiator coolers mounted under the Spitfire would cause an incredible amount of drag? I wonder if that FW-190 is running on an original German WW II engine or if it has an American built retrofitted replacement engine in it such as a Wright or a Pratt & Whitney engine in it? I’ve heard where some restored German warbirds are unable to use their original engines due to rarity, lack of parts, being unreliable, unsustainable,  or no one left capable or knowledgeable enough to keep them running in flyable condition? The same would hold true of any Japanese warbirds- those that fly are doing so on American built retrofitted radial engines. Randy, would you happen to know the “Truth about Ruth” on this???

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Great video!  I've seen a Spit flying but never seen any German warbirds.

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9 hours ago, Randy Sohn said:

Interesting video to watch!  Liked flying the Spittie, was interesting to observe that it's a later Mk. with a Griffon engine turning a 5 bladed prop.  The ones I've flown in the CAF had only the 3 blader.

best, randy

probably Spitfire XIV

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im pretty sure snoopy and woodstock could give them both a run for the money

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14 hours ago, Steve C. said:

That guy flying the 190 wasn't afraid to get low, was he?

Not at all. If I were the owner, he would not be showing his take-off skills again. Looked like he was close enough to get a good bead on the Spit., several times. If it was war time then low to the ground maybe ok but those planes are too precious to take chances with and are very rare at best.  

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12 hours ago, mike_newman said:

......those Merlin engines  just sounded  so neat......be they in Mosquitos/ Spitfires    or whatever.

Concur!  Thinking back, the Mustang I had was from down there, had been A68-1 in RAAF service there.  Merlin - 3.

best, randy

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On 10/15/2019 at 3:10 PM, Randy Sohn said:

Concur!  Thinking back, the Mustang I had was from down there, had been A68-1 in RAAF service there.  Merlin - 3.  A68-1.

best, randy

 

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