Spitfire OUV. A Truly Emotional Start-Up. www.ml407.co.uk
Nick Grace bought the 2 seat Spitfire in 1979 in a dismantled state and after 5 years of work took off with his wife Carolyn on their first flight. Apart from the substantial task of general re-assembly the fuselage and wings were essentially as they left the factory but a large amount of the work involved stripping back to bare metal and re-riveting after treatment with modern anticorrosives which is why OUV is still operational today with no corrosion. Tragically Nick was killed in a car accident in 1988 but his widow continues to fly OUV. This short clip is taken from the film "Perfect Lady" which covers the full story of OUV's restoration. It and other videos are available from Carolyn's website with all profits going to maintain the Spitfire in flying condition.
P-38 Engine Startup
Chino's Planes of Fame P-38 "23 Skidoo" on engine startup.
Note. Audio should not be used as a sample of what the P-38 sounds like.
My camera's small mic was being blown out by the noise of the engine and
Old Top Gear The Beast
Old Top Gear from 1998
Steve Berry drives the Beast, a car with a Merlin (Airplane) Engine
This clip was extracted from the episode that was first broadcast on the
5th March 1998
16 Spitfires Flying Together The Sound of Victory " Goosebumps "
This was a fantastic sight and sound, as sixteen Spitfires flew in
formation, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, after the
flypast the Spitfires broke off and the sky was filled with warbirds tail
"Brutus" race car - 750hp 46L V12 1908
"Brutus" from Germany at Concours d'élégance Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn,
An extraordinary vehicle that was constructed in the Auto & Technik MUSEUM
SINSHEIM's workshops under the project name "Brutus", is - like the Maybach
special racing car - also following the tradition of the Blitzen-Benz.
After WW I many aircraft engines were available since Germany was not
allowed to own aircraft. These engines were installed on old undercarriages
and used to perform races. An undercarriage with chaindrive of 1908 was
being used as a basis for the "Brutus" project. A 12-cylinder aircraft
engine with 46 liters displacement and a constant performance of 500 hp at
1500 rpm or 750 hp at 1700 rpm, that was located in Spain by our club
member Hans Dittes, was mounted on top. The attraction of this vehicle is
not least due to the fact that it is going to reach a speed of far beyond
100 km/h at about 800 rpm only. After several years of hard work the
vehicle was completed. It already was presented in action at many events.