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Pascal

Spitfire Mk IX target tugs

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What kind of equipment was used / added to a Spitfire to use it as a target tug ?

Greetings, Pascal

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According to the Morgan/Shacklady book, one F.18 had an internal winch installed but most tended to just have a hook fitted and the drogue just dragged along behind the aircraft.

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No, there's a page on the target tug (SM970) and one of the lads at wor club did it years back.

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The one I'm looking for is the Mk XI (MH434) OO-ARA, used as a target tug by the compagnie Cogea Nouvelle.

But any pictures of a Mk IX target tug are also welcome.

Greetings

Pascal

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Pascal:

This is as close as I can get. Colours ? This a/c is still extant in Canada! The target mount appears to be some sort of lower tail mounted item.

OO-ARC.jpg

Alvin5182

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Thank you for the picture Alvin :),

I have not seen that one before. Yes, it appears that there is a "hook" installed on the left side of the tail. It is also visible on pictures of OO-ARB, had not noticed it before.

Yours sincerely

Pascal

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