cool things with wheels, since 2006
I hate to be the pedant here, but that airplane a late model Spitfire (mk. 18 onwards), with a Griffon engine and a 5-blade propeller.But now that I have your attention, I want to compliment you on the banners in particular. How on earth can you keep coming up with them at this rate? I'm the editor of the Nimbus Club magazine, and i Work hard to find really good front page pics, and that's only five times a year...
Oh phooey... I goofed! Thanks for the note, and the compliment! I changed the info, now it is correct to show Spitfire. Which is even better... now the story is out hat some cool guy is building a Spitfire piece by piece! I keep coming up with banners, because I never stop looking for them, and looking for new stuff to post. It's difficult and rare to find great ones though
That's a Spitfire. A Griffon powered variant. I'm guessing a Mk21 to a Mk 24. It's hard to tell without seeing the tail,
I found that my guess was wrong. Murphy's law strikes again
I have my serious doubts if this is a P-51. I can put my money that this is a Spitfire with Griffon engine and 5 blade propeller. This model: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/Spitfire_F_XVIII_SM845.jpg
I guessed wrong... where were you before everyone else told me? Murphy's law strikes again
That's not the same plane as in the blog link. The one in the garage has bumps in the cowling to clear the engine valve covers, and the oil cooler intake is under the engine, the P-51's is under the wings.
Looks like a Spitfire fuselage.
yeah, I sorta got that message... 24 hours after posting this. I never said I could identify ww2 fighter planes, did I?
Not trying to beat you up, you have a great blog....have learned lots of things about everything mechanical. I've also been pushing your link to everyone I think would enjoy it. Good job.
nah, not at all, I goofed up! At least I have good readers that help me out and fix my mistakes
Hey! I just wanted to the 6th person to tell you that's not a P-51, it's a spitfire. You're welcome ;-)
thank you, I really ought to have saved up and bought a prize for the 6th person to tell me it's a spitfire. Hmm, I need to make a note of that. From now on the 6th person to tell me about the same post being wrong ought to win a prize. I know, you come down to San Diego some time, and I'll take you out to Outback Steakhouse.