Which Colour Scheme for the P-40

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Which one??

Option 1
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23%
Option 2
11
37%
Option 3
8
27%
Option 4
4
13%
 
Total votes : 30

Postby FST4RD » Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:03 am

Mr Revhead wrote:Tim Wallis.
He crashed because he was used to his early Spitfire that was Merlin powered. The one he crashed was powered by a Griffin (?) which rotates the other way. So on take off you need to correct the rotational torque of the engine and he automatically did it for the Merlin. With the result of ending up parked on his head. He suffered brain damage from that crash and I'm pretty sure that was the end of his flying.
He pretty much is single handedly responsible for the amount of warbrids in NZ. With out him Warbird over Wanaka would not exist.
He was also the patron of my ATC squadron and helped pay for us to go flying!
So IMO he is a legend.


He was a legend in my books to.... until he decided to split his collection and sell overseas :evil: I was so hoping that they would all stay in NZ...
Merlin engine = The best motor ever!!!! Love the noise, smoke everything about them. Seen a WW2 tank with a Merlin motor in it... what a noise! :P
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Postby kiwi4agze » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:25 pm

griffin engined spitfires are a lot faster and much more powerful. my merlins are the low 1200kw versions, but a griffin engine starts at 2000kw or so.

the mossie gets a lot of people in trouble as both engines spin the same way which is unusal for a twin engined plane.

i dont mind him selling his planes, as long as the goverment buys some for future generations.

merlin in a tank is called a meteor, it uses transportation heads instead of standard heads and only has 790hp.
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Postby Stu- » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:29 pm

strx7 wrote:Paint job 2 + teeth


Yes this
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