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grahamscutt
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« on: October 21, 2010, 02:49:03 PM »

Dear all,

I am currently studying for a design degree and would like to include the mighty Spitfire as an iconic design of that decade in an assignment that I have.

I would just like to gauge if anyone would be interested in answering questions for me to use in my research?

Please let me know and I will get a some questions together.

Many thanks for your time.
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 07:44:14 PM »

Just go ahead:
I am only a model builder, but I think I have spent sufficient time over drawings, pictures and also visiting airshows to see the real thing.

Greetings, Martin
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2010, 03:02:53 AM »

Just remember that it isn't really a design of the '40s!  '34-36, with changes into the '40s.

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 03:55:00 PM »

That's brilliant guys, thanks. I will post later.

Been reading the history and although it was designed in the 30s I'm going to argue that its iconic status wasn't cemented until the 40s thanks to the Battle of Britain.
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 09:26:31 PM »

Actually just wondering, does anybody know anything about the production that went on at the Silver Cross Pram factory?

Apparently supermarine commandeered the factory to make parts for the spitfire?

Also apparently they passed on many production techniques to the factory which were later used in the prams?
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2010, 11:21:05 PM »

Dear all,

I am currently studying for a design degree and would like to include the mighty Spitfire as an iconic design of that decade in an assignment that I have.

I would just like to gauge if anyone would be interested in answering questions for me to use in my research?

Please let me know and I will get a some questions together.

Many thanks for your time.

Count me in. Putting up your questions opanly on this forum could result in an interesting panel debate Smiley
Otherwise contact me in priv.

/Martin
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