Spitfire Engined Special 2 of 2
A Rolls-Royce Merlin engined special, featured in our June issue, being
fired up. This is a 24-litre V12 and capable of a theoretical 300mph. Video
by Tony Bell.
John Dodd and The Beast
John Dodd out & about with his 27 litre Rolls Royce aeroengined 'Beast'.
His Auomatic Transmissoin repair business is located beside Malaga Airport
in Spain, see: www.automaticgearboxspain.com John Dodd dando una vuelta en
su coche de motor de avión Rolls Royce 'La Bestia'. Su taller de cajas de
cambios automaticas esta situado cerca del aeropuerto de Malaga, ver:
John Dodd's Beast on Top Gear
John Dodd's rolls royce merlin spitfire aeroengined beast on BBC's Top Gear
Programme. John Dodd may be contacted at his Automatic Transmission
Business located beside Malaga airport in Spain on: (0034)952 62 22 75 or
mobile: (0034) 609 502 932 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
On Board Mustang Sally - North American P-51D Mustang
We go on-board with Menno Parsons in his P-51D Mustang named Mustang Sally at the 2012 Rand Air
Show held in Johannesburg earlier this year. Added to the on-board view of
his display we also get some epic aerial footage of Mustang Sally in flight filmed by
Jonathan Genis from HeliMedia.
Footage courtesy of Menno Parsons
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Merlin V12 part 1 start up
A Merlin engine built out of two wrecks. It originally powered a twin
engine Mosquito. Just the thing to have in your shed!
Avro Lancaster from on board the Mosquito. HD.
Video taken from the worlds only flying Mosquito of the CWH Lancaster led
formation at the 2013 Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Airshow. Includes
Spitfire, Hurricane and B25 Mitchell. Keep an eye on activity at Avspecs
New Zealand where this Mosquito was restored by liking facebook.com/Avspecs