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Old 03-26-2016, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by db1yg View Post
Hi John,

Normally you would be right---but Bob's Spitfire is actually a full scale home built Spitfire based on the original plans!!! Took him many years to build it and he decided to install the 1325 hp Allison for its reliability--vs the Griffon or Merlin. He had an original canopy, stick, and interior parts and built most of the rest--with help from some talented friends. The ultimate compliment was at the last Oshkosh---it was parked with the other WWII Spits and got little more attention than did the "real" ones---you CAN NOT tell the difference!! Pick up a copy of the March edition of Sport Aviation---great article.


Not quite the original plans... Bob's Spitfire is wood...

You are correct though on how it looks, you have to get really close to see that it is a replica, not a real one.
Gil Alexander
EAA Technical Counselor, Airframe Mechanic
Half completed RV-10 QB purchased
RV-6A N61GX - finally flying
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