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 on: August 27, 2016, 02:01:22 PM 
Started by pampa14 - Last post by pampa14

I share with you this special and illustrated report bringing some pictures of one of the most secret and mysterious projects of the Luftwaffe during World War II. Visiting the link below, in addition to photos, you can also contribute to the discussion by answering the poll if these projects have helped in the development of Western and Russian fighter aircraft in the post war. What do you think? Visit the link below and leave your opinion.


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 on: August 24, 2016, 08:02:38 PM 
Started by Gillfoto - Last post by Gillfoto
I have a photograph here of Spitfires here at RAF Blida in 1943. My father (center) Bill Gill LAC was assigned 156MU and later French Repair Unit & F.T.L.U., and was I looking to get as much info on it as possible. Any comments or information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
William Gill, my dad (center) and crew by ≡ Gillfoto, on Flickr

 on: August 21, 2016, 01:44:11 PM 
Started by pampa14 - Last post by pampa14

Look at this! Did You know this rare and unusual version of the P-51 Mustang? The link below has some photos and a question: this version entered service or combat? To see all the pictures and answer the question above, please visit the link below and leave your comment.


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 on: August 13, 2016, 09:48:28 PM 
Started by bonefish - Last post by bonefish
Hi Everyone,

When me grandfather passed away years ago, I received an object (I was told from his Spitfire plane that he managed to land/crash in unpopulated area after  an engine malfunction.
Was told he even received some kind of medal for this.

Below picture of the spade grip. On the shooting button I can read the number (aho 16041)


Does anyone know from which type spitfire this is ? Are these things beeing collected/valuable ?


 on: August 13, 2016, 03:23:34 PM 
Started by pampa14 - Last post by pampa14

Wow! I share with you this fantastic and extensive report bringing a super collection of incredible, stunning and rare photos showing various types of American and British fighters in service with the Soviet Air Force during World War II. Many of the images and planes shown in the article were unknown to me and did not even know they had flown with the legendary Red Star. Be sure to visit the link below, you will also be amazed by the images:


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 on: August 07, 2016, 02:16:17 PM 
Started by pampa14 - Last post by pampa14

During World War II, a group of Brazilian pilots fought alongside the Allies in Europe. Did You know about the participation of this group in WW2? Meet these men and their machines, including rare color photos by visiting the link below:


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 on: August 01, 2016, 11:54:55 AM 
Started by RAeS_Historical - Last post by RAeS_Historical
To mark the 80th anniversary of the Spitfire's first flight and in recognition of this iconic aeroplane's design and influence on subsequent aircraft, the RAeS Historical Group will be holding a one-day seminar covering aspects of the Spitfire not normally covered in publications and other media.

Topics covered include:
- RJ Mitchell and the Spitfire (Keynote presentation)
- The Spitfire's aerodynamics
- The Seafire
- A Modern Pilot's Comparison of the Spitfire's Handling Qualities with those of the Bf109 and Hurricane
- Air to Air Photography

The event will take place at the Royal Aeronautical Society headquarters in London from 11:00 to 17:15 approximately, with a drinks reception to follow. Everyone is welcome, member or not. For more information and to get tickets, visit www.aerosociety.com/spitfire-at-80. We hope that you will be able to join us!

 on: August 01, 2016, 10:50:42 AM 
Started by Supermarine51 - Last post by Supermarine51
Interesting read about Spit restoration projects past and on-going: https://www.intotheblue.co.uk/blog/2016/07/29/history-of-spitfire-restoration/

 on: July 30, 2016, 02:56:02 PM 
Started by pampa14 - Last post by pampa14

Take a look at these fantastic and rare collection of color photos of WW2. To view all, please visit the following link below:


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 on: July 24, 2016, 01:42:41 PM 
Started by pampa14 - Last post by pampa14

One of the most versatile aircraft of the RAF during WW2, the D.H.98 Mosquito was used to launch the big bombs of 4,000 lb, also called cookies. I share with you, the article below that shows some pictures of this unusual combination. According to the title, what is your opinion on using these bombs by Mosquito? Visit the link below, see the photo collection and at the end, give your contribution by answering the poll or a comment about it.


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