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Title: Mk.IXc PV270/ZK-SPI walkaround
Post by: ZacYates on April 24, 2009, 07:34:25 AM
Hi all

For my first post I'd like to share some shots of Brendon Deere's stunning IXc, taken at RNZAF Ohakea about two weeks prior to her first flight.


(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/PV270/DSC0155.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/PV270/DSC_0148.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/PV270/DSC_0149.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/PV270/DSC_0153.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/PV270/DSC_0158.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/PV270/DSC_0166.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/PV270/DSC_0167.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/PV270/DSC_0169.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/PV270/DSC_0170.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/PV270/DSC_0174.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/PV270/DSC_0175.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/PV270/DSC_0181.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/PV270/DSC_0195.jpg)


Title: Re: Mk.IXc PV270/ZK-SPI walkaround
Post by: Editor on April 24, 2009, 02:25:32 PM
Thank you. Wonderful to see a Mk. IXc with fishtail exhausts and all. Do you know which version of the Merlin is featured on this one?

/Martin


Title: Re: Mk.IXc PV270/ZK-SPI walkaround
Post by: ZacYates on April 24, 2009, 09:54:13 PM
Hi Martin! First off, what a great discussion forum! I look forward to learning and sharing much here.

According to the aircraft's website - http://www.integration.co.nz/spitfirepv270/index.htm - she is fitted with a Merlin 70.

As today is ANZAC Day here in New Zealand, PV270 will perform flyovers around the local area today, landing at Wanganui airport for the first time. I've waited a long time to see this happen, and I look forward to seeing and hearing her again.

I left the camera's charger in Blenheim after the Classic Fighters airshow over Easter - PV270's public debut - so this photograph, taken with my cellphone, is all I have!
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/PV270/nzwu25-4-09.jpg)


Title: Re: Mk.IXc PV270/ZK-SPI walkaround
Post by: madferret on May 05, 2009, 11:22:06 PM
Those are some absolutely amazing pictures. New Zealand seems to be the aircraft restoration place to be these days.

Madferret


Title: Re: Mk.IXc PV270/ZK-SPI walkaround
Post by: Spits on May 08, 2009, 01:31:52 AM
Lovely pics and thank you for sharing them.. ;D