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Old 05-08-2019, 10:44 AM
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The Spitfire Mk XIV with Griffon engine, Tempest, Mosquito, P-47 (lightened and souped up) and P-51 all were sent up to thwart the V-1. There's a famous extremely grainy image from the ground of a Spitfire lining up to tip a V-1.

The Tempest took out 638 V-1's, Mosquito 623, Spitfire XIV 303, Mustang 232. (from wiki)



WOW . . . What a cool pic ! That looks like a Spitfire to me.

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Old 05-08-2019, 11:40 AM
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Britroc, sorry to turn your thread into a history thread, but I learned something while checking my facts. I completely forgot about the Tempest! I remember the Typhoon, and the Tempest being an extensive upgrade of it, but I didn't know how much it impacted the latter part of the war. I also got off on a tangent reading about the Napier sleeve valve engine.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:00 AM
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The Spitfire Mk XIV with Griffon engine, Tempest, Mosquito, P-47 (lightened and souped up) and P-51 all were sent up to thwart the V-1. There's a famous extremely grainy image from the ground of a Spitfire lining up to tip a V-1.

The Tempest took out 638 V-1's, Mosquito 623, Spitfire XIV 303, Mustang 232. (from wiki)




If I were you I wouldn't believe a word that Assange fella says or writes.....he's a Dodgy Geezer !

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Old 06-11-2019, 07:49 AM
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Thanks for the Noris link Frognbuff but .....

Emailed and ordered the kit 28/05/2019
Waited 2 weeks with no acknowledgment of order
Emailed them asking if order was received
Asked for bank transfer to cover kit + tax 38.53 and bank charge for transfer of 9.50
Asked for 8.00 for shipping + 9.50 bank charge of course

So that's Kit 38.53
Bank 9.50
Postage 8.00
Bank 9.50
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Total so far 6 5 :5 3 and haven't heard further from them since early June

Knowing Royal Mail, there'll probably be an 8.00 handling fee, and although I've paid the German sales tax, what's the betting that UK VAT might have to take a bite too !

Almost as bad as buying from the states ( meaning all the extras added by the UK govt and
the Royal Mail carrier)
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