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.
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.
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
A record-holding racing car is started up at Brooklands. If you think
modern racing cars look dangerous, then this should be an eye-opener. The
noise is incredible.
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:
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!
Ground Attack Day - P-47 Thunderbolt and A-1 Skyraider
Flying Heritage Collection hosted yet another fantastic Fly Day at Paine
Field today, featuring their own Republic P-47D Thunderbolt and an A-1
Skyraider from Heritage Flight Museum in Bellingham, Washington.
Thank you all for your continued support of my videos and efforts here at
Paine Field in capturing these amazing aircraft. If you enjoy these
videos, click on the links in my profile page to show support and help me
show the best quality possible! Thanks again!
Men Bet Their Lives on It -- Packard Merlin Engines
Rolls-Royce developed the legendary Merlin engine that held land, aviation
and water speed records. It was unmatched but the Rolls factories were
threatened during WWII and the company needed a partner in a safe country
that could produce the engines as well. They also had to be able to
produce them up to Rolls-Royce standards. Packard was the one.
Packard built Merlin engines for the Lancaster bombers, P-51 Mutangs and
other airplanes during WWII in its Detroit Factory with American workers
who served on the home front by transforming the auto factories into the
Arsenal of Democracy. Many credit the industrial might of this country
with winning the War.
These engines won the Battle of Britain and took the fight far into
Germany. Other Packard engines were enlisted to power PT Boats.
For More information: http://www.pt-boat.com/
1960's Merlin V12 powered thunderboat "Aggressor" back in the water and
making a run after more than 30 years.