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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.

Cheers,

db
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.
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