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  1. from Air Publication 1565A, Spitfire I aeroplane- Merlin II:
  2. this box could be receive the Curtiss electric propeller switches(D-30/40 & N) but is unused on D-25 which had Hydromatic Hamilton propeller.
  3. Mk VIII; mod 931 apr 1944: to delete undercarriage visual indicators - weight decrease -3.3lbs
  4. On TBM, F6F, F4F the Pitot tube was painted in red lacquer, On F4F & F6F it was stencilled on Pitot tube : "DO NOT USE AS A HANDLE" in mat black
  5. above early Mk IX. below, the MH 809, late Mk IX. compare gun blister and elevator cut out
  6. MH 809 shows narrow blister and enlarged horn elevator, it's probably the case for MH 883
  7. the front ring was the exhaust collector made in stainless steel
  8. this airplane( 49 white) are probably an N-1, look at under the frame of sliding canopy, if it was a N-1 we could see the canopy frame inclined forward and the 30" dia, wheel (from N-5 dia was 27"); The digits read are 2..4..00", so the serial could be 42-104500 or 104600 (104700 & 800 were allocated to NZ & RAF) N-1= 42-104429 up to 104829) and 104900 was FT937.(N-5) the standard camouflage since 43 for Curtiss P40s was 41/43 + 42 fringes.
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    Spifire VIII cowling

    two drawings(Mk VII & IX) show there is not a joint at the front but at the rear. At the front there is a stiffener at inner side. may be the riveting along this stiffener creates a slightly depression which gives a discontinuity of the outline? a third drawing shows Mk XI top cowling and refer to Mk VII drawing. I think as Mk VII, VIII, IX & XI had sames engines, the top cowling is identical except some cutout for access doors? Mk VII (35138) Mk IX(36138), "7, except where otherwise shown this panel(top cowling) is identical with 35138"
  10. Glenn Martin 167 F had three tanks only, 2 wing tanks and 1 fuselage tank
  11. pic from C635 technical manual the interior surfaces are probably the same colour as frame of seat, blue grey
  12. layouts of C wing(black lines) vs 20mm Mk IX(red lines) The 20mm barrels are not at same place. note also the location of .303, between ribs 12/13 on MkVc, and 13/14 on Mk IX. two versions of Mk IX wings
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