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Author Topic: Spitfire Mk. Vb wing root openings - PHOTO ADDED  (Read 7224 times)
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« on: February 11, 2017, 01:08:00 AM »

On a later variant I would think that this was a fuel cooler intake, but I'm wondering if this a gun camera opening on a Mk.V? Depending on the photos I'm looking at, it's either open as you see below, visibly faired over with a metal plug, visibly taped over (with what looks like maybe a 0.303" MG tape patch?). In the photo below I have highlighted the opening in question, along with another tape-patched area to left side of the opening. This shows up on a few period photos, so it's not a one-off thing. Any educated insight would be appreciated.

Apologies for not being able to upload the photo until now....
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Steve Sauvé
Ottawa, Canada

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