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What is this? A Spitfire dressed as Yak-3? I like it!
« on: October 06, 2018, 04:49:43 am »
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Re: What is this? A Spitfire dressed as Yak-3? I like it!
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 12:47:14 pm »
Me too.  I like that they've dressed it up with a new cockpit, close enough for a movie.
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Re: What is this? A Spitfire dressed as Yak-3? I like it!
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 12:54:09 pm »
Me too.  I like that they've dressed it up with a new cockpit, close enough for a movie.

It's closer than some of the other movie aircraft I've seen...

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Re: What is this? A Spitfire dressed as Yak-3? I like it!
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 01:18:34 pm »
It is, pretty nice, worthy of a model.

Here's another Yakfire, modified for the air to air shots in the Dunkirk movie. They used it for the cockpit shots, swapping front and rear and camera mounts depending on the angle required.
https://hiveminer.com/Tags/n699dp%2Cyakfire
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Re: What is this? A Spitfire dressed as Yak-3? I like it!
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2018, 03:07:07 pm »
Interestingly, Smith (who took over from Mitchell) even looked at the ventral radiator installation for the Spitfire (according to the Morgan/Shacklady book)
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Re: What is this? A Spitfire dressed as Yak-3? I like it!
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2018, 04:31:37 pm »
You mean the Type 312?  Did one years back.
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Re: What is this? A Spitfire dressed as Yak-3? I like it!
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2018, 04:44:34 am »
... and ... what about wheels and legs?
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Re: What is this? A Spitfire dressed as Yak-3? I like it!
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2018, 04:37:18 pm »
Yak dressed as Hurricane:
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Re: What is this? A Spitfire dressed as Yak-3? I like it!
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2018, 12:01:40 am »
Being very JMN-ish, they have the colours of the 'MG's front number plate the wrong way round.  ;D ;)
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Re: What is this? A Spitfire dressed as Yak-3? I like it!
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2018, 12:48:56 am »
Being very JMN-ish, they have the colours of the 'MG's front number plate the wrong way round.  ;D ;)

... would that be "Joyless Motoring Nastee"?   ;D

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Re: What is this? A Spitfire dressed as Yak-3? I like it!
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2018, 01:01:58 am »
Being very JMN-ish, they have the colours of the 'MG's front number plate the wrong way round.  ;D ;)

... would that be "Joyless Motoring Nastee"?   ;D


In my case, yes.  ;D

I've been known to explain to some poor MGB owner that he'd got the wrong pattern seat belt bolts fitted to his otherwise pristine car.  ;D

I did the development tests on them back in the 60s, so I knew them well.
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Re: What is this? A Spitfire dressed as Yak-3? I like it!
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2018, 01:37:36 am »

I've been known to explain to some poor MGB owner that he'd got the wrong pattern seat belt bolts fitted to his otherwise pristine car.  ;D

I did the development tests on them back in the 60s, so I knew them well.

I love it - a Real-Life Rivet (or Bolt)-Counter!!  ;D ;D :thumbsup: