Another Spitfire nearly rebuilt - Page 2




 
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February 4th, 2021  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
The Tempest is basically a typhoon with a thinner laminar flow design for its wing. She was basically used by the RAF.

The RAF also used the Mosquito for pathfinder operations into Germany, she was an amazing versatile aeroplane, even used by the OSS for some of their sorties.
The Corsair was the RNZAF's most prolific aircraft of WW2, we purchased about 430 of them between 1944-48, interestingly we also had several examples of captured German and Japanese aircraft here for evaluation, it would be interesting to find out what happened to them.
February 4th, 2021  
BritinBritain
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
The Corsair was the RNZAF's most prolific aircraft of WW2, we purchased about 430 of them between 1944-48, interestingly we also had several examples of captured German and Japanese aircraft here for evaluation, it would be interesting to find out what happened to them.
Captain Eric Brown of the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm was CO of the enemy aircraft flight in UK, where various types were tested. Eric Brown flew more different types then any other pilot to my knowledge as well as carrier landings and take offs.


426 (Enemy Aircraft) Flight RAF, nicknamed "the Rafwaffe", was a Royal Air Force flight formed during the Second World War to evaluate captured enemy aircraft and demonstrate their characteristics to other Allied units. Several aircraft on charge with the RAE Farnborough section were also used by this unit.

I too wonder what happened to those aircraft.
 


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