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Dave Wilko

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  1. Sir,that is indeed a superb result. Rareplanes vacforms were the "bee's knees" back in the day,it is a shame that no one bought up the moulds and carried on. If one remembers,the Attacker was originally to be called the "Jet Spiteful". The Spiteful prototype had the Spitfire XIV/XVII tail unit and short carburetor intake,,production versions had the longer intake and the Spitfire 22/24/Seafire 46/47 tail unit. One Spiteful(RB518),as one mentions,was at one time the fastest piston fighter in the world. Fitted with a Griffon Mk.101,it was ran at +25 lbs boost!!!,obviously,Griffon's were plentiful back then.....
  2. Gentlemen, sincere thanks for all your help in this matter. One believes that one has managed to glean all the information one requires from what you all have provided. David.
  3. Thank you gentlemen for your kind replies and assistance. Matthew,the above drawings are very greatly appreciated,though one fears that the drawing of the "Master" is actually of the Master III fitted with the "Twin-Wasp" engine rather than the Master II fitted with the "Mercury XX" engine. However,the basic airframe of the III,except for the engine,is identical to the II. The Twin-Wasp appears to be again fitted further away from the windscreen( a la Martinet),possibly it was a lighter engine(certainly smaller diameter) than the Mercury,that engine's cooling gill flaps are very close to the wing leading edge compared to that of the Master III in the few photographs seen on line of the Master II. One is aware that the Master II's quoted OAL is 29'6" compared to the Martinet's 30'11"(to compensate the CofG),but as far as one is aware, there is no change of OAL for the Master III.
  4. Ladies and Gentlemen, One is on the hunt for good drawings or GA views at the least of the above aeroplane. A thorough internet search has seemingly proved quite fruitless for the Mk.II. One believes that although based on the Mercury engined Mk.II,the Martinet was slightly longer in the fuselage to compensate for the weight of the towing gear and retain the C of G position,but retained the wing and tailplane span of the Mk.II/III Master. Any help in the quest for drawings of the MK.II or even the Martinet would be most gratefully received. Thankyou. David.
  5. Delightful Sir,most delightful with an excellent historical account of the pilot and crew. These men must never be forgotten and their stories told to the younger generations. It also used to be said that it was easy to spot a B 25 pilot and co-pilot,the pilot would be deaf in the left ear, the co deaf in the right..,,
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