g38
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Supermarine Spitfire Restoration Project

Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:10 am

I was googling spitfires, and it found this article. It talks about a family in New Zealand, who are restoring a Spitfire. I then searched the A.net database and found only one photo of this particular aircraft. The photo shows the plane on display at the Datangshan museum in China. In the article, which was written before this photo was taken the owner seems to say that it will be restored to flyable. In the photo however, it does not look flyable. Does anyone have anymore information on this particular plane?

http://www.airliners.net/photo/UK---...d=2adfd66f1bf509a0c44342409dc6a0c9

This is the link to the photo

http://www.welcometowallyworld.com/f...spitfire-sale-sets-new-record.html

This is the link to the article.
 
g38
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RE: Supermarine Spitfire Restoration Project

Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:47 am

It can't have fallen off the map. There must be a record of it somewhere. Did the museum in China buy it?
 
Stealthz
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RE: Supermarine Spitfire Restoration Project

Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:34 pm

Quoting G38 (Reply 1):
Did the museum in China buy it?

From the article you linked....

Quote:
This could quite possibly be the finest example of a WWII Spitfire fighter plane. The chairman of a Chinese shipping company has just paid an auction record NZ$2.8 million (US$1.8 Million) for this near-perfect example of a 1945 Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI.......

...........The Chinese shipping magnate plans to donate it to the China Aviation Museum in Beijing. Seems a pity it's not going home to Blighty.

...and the linked photo.. it would seem so!
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
 
g38
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RE: Supermarine Spitfire Restoration Project

Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:05 am

That is too bad.    It is sad to see a Spit like that go to a museum that will not fly it. It is almost like seeing it scrapped, but not quite as bad.

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