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Re: Precious Metal P-51D (XR) Mustang 2013 qualifying run
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 10:55:03 am »
Most impressive.  :thumbsup:

But a whole lot of rubbish in the comments below!. Griffons in Mk 9 Spitfires and Lancasters?!  :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: Precious Metal P-51D (XR) Mustang 2013 qualifying run
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 11:03:07 am »
I didn't see Precious Metal when I went to the races in '96 (I think), but it was an experience to say the least.

They did put Griffons in the Mk.8 though Kit, prototype for what went on to be the Mk.XIV (that's according to the Morgan/Shacklady book)
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Re: Precious Metal P-51D (XR) Mustang 2013 qualifying run
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2019, 11:46:02 am »
That sounds so nasty ! Love it
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Re: Precious Metal P-51D (XR) Mustang 2013 qualifying run
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 03:50:57 pm »

They did put Griffons in the Mk.8 though Kit, prototype for what went on to be the Mk.XIV (that's according to the Morgan/Shacklady book)


But then they became Mk XIIs, some with retractable tail wheels and some with fixed ones.
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Re: Precious Metal P-51D (XR) Mustang 2013 qualifying run
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 04:47:04 pm »

They did put Griffons in the Mk.8 though Kit, prototype for what went on to be the Mk.XIV (that's according to the Morgan/Shacklady book)


But then they became Mk XIIs, some with retractable tail wheels and some with fixed ones.

Well actually -- no!  the Mk.XII's evolved from the Mk.IV prototype which was the first Griffon engined Spitfire, the Mk.IV was used to make the first Mk.XII. Also the Mk.XV.
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Re: Precious Metal P-51D (XR) Mustang 2013 qualifying run
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2019, 06:28:39 pm »
Awesome! I went to every year of Skyrace Tasmania in the 90's and loved it, Reno has always been a must get to one day destination.
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