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  1. https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/airfixtributeforum/airfix-1-48-spitfire-mkva-douglas-bader-a50030-in--t20233.html "Actually, the round oil cooler was introduced in late versions of the Mk.II and only a few early Mk.V's. From Spitfire: The History, p.107 for the Mk.II 367 fit Mk III oil cooler 11-4-41. The Mk III reference here is for the Spitfire Mk.III, which was the first Spitfire with the round oil cooler. Mk.II's were produced from June 1940 to July 1941. First flight of W3185 Mk.VA was 10 May 1941, so it would have had the round oil cooler. Only the first 23 Mk.V's had the earlier oil cooler, which caused overheating problems. These Spitfires were soon converted to the round oil cooler. From p.139 on the Mk.V The Rolls-Royce conversions were rushed into service, as they were urgently needed, and the aeroplane was soon in trouble, the first hint of which was a message to the Air Staff from the DOR dated 23 March 1941. It said - "You will remember that the proper oil cooler for the Merlin 45 Spitfire, i.e., the same type as used on the Spitfire Mk III, was not available when the first batch of 23 Spitfires were converted at Hucknall. We realised that oil cooling would probably be a little inadequate and we have had the following signal from Fighter Command - 'From Headquarters Fighter Command. Spitfire oil coolers evidence from 92 Squadron, Biggin Hill, gives excessively high oil temperatures above 150°C and low oil pressure below 45 lb per sq in [310 kPa] at high altitudes. Request immediate consideration of Mk II [sic] oil coolers retrospectively'. It is clear we should make the change as soon as possible. If you can agree can you please arrange for Fighter Command to be instructed to return their machines in suitable sized batches". Looks like the round oil cooler are parts 59 and 60 on the sprue."
  2. What are those colors?? Captioned: "A very rare color photograph of a Bf 109 B-1 being the centre of attention for a group of Hitler Youth, obviously on a visit to a Luftwaffe station in 1938" in Aviation Classics issue 18, 2012 https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/germany/aircrafts-2/messerschmitt_bf109/messerschmitt-bf-109-color-15/
  3. Even that big 1/32 Revell model don't provide one.. what's going on with a Junkers Ju-88 internal bomb storage?
  4. Emergency landings of B-24s, italian P-39, Yugoslav Spitfires Vc
  5. The "box" on the floor to the rear of the entrance hatch - is it the original issue or a modern addition? If not the original how the crew climbed on the deck? BTW, great shots tnx, just what I always missed
  6. Area around where you stood on this photo is probably the most neglected area in B-17!! And it can be seen quite well through the front escape hatch... Still cannot find what is bellow the cockpit deck for example.
  7. Yes it is.. but "open" it don't just "save as"
  8. epozar

    Unarmed B-17 photos??

    Wow! That's it - tnx
  9. Reading various books about the B-17s, I got the impression that machine guns were removed between operations for cleaning, maintenance etc. Yet I cannot remember seeing a single photo showing "unarmed" B-17!! Is it because such airplane is "less attractive" for the eye or there is some other reason? Of course the same applies for other similar aircraft: B-24, B-25, B-26...
  10. "At the end of the year, it will be in the form the Tempest," info-eduard-2018-06en.pdf
  11. It's all here: http://www.specialhobby.info/2016/05/sh32052-tempest-mkv-hi-tech-camouflage.html Pierre x2
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