Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Transportation

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 12, 2010, 6:33 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 447
Default Firefly

The owner pilot did not have a licence for flying airshows, could only fly into and out of the event with no clearance for demos of this rare and one of a kind bird.
Attached Images
  
emptyquiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jul 12, 2010, 6:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 447
Default

This Rolls Royce powered take-off from the Spit had huge flaps, and when deployed it was rumored to get the best of a Zero. Hard to believe considering the size of this ship.
emptyquiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 12, 2010, 11:42 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Hawgwild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Posts: 3,520
Default

Good looking airplane. Is this a fighter? I have never seen one before.
__________________
Always use tasteful words - you may have to eat them.
You cannot find knowledge by rearranging your ignorance.

My Flickr
-Robert-


Hawgwild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 13, 2010, 5:57 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 447
Default

Hawg, the Fairey Firefly was a British carrier based aircraft during the war. Used as a navy fighter and recon plane. It was the first naval plane to carry radar for night interception.
emptyquiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 13, 2010, 9:28 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Hawgwild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Posts: 3,520
Default

It bears a resemblance to the american P40"flying tiger". Impressive aircraft, this Firefly...
__________________
Always use tasteful words - you may have to eat them.
You cannot find knowledge by rearranging your ignorance.

My Flickr
-Robert-


Hawgwild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 13, 2010, 9:39 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: "Sunny" Seattle
Posts: 390
Default

Never seen one before, thanks for posting these shots. Impressive, the nose does have the Spitfire look. It looks huge! Looks almost the same size as an American torpedo bomber. What are the vents in the inboard leading edge? Are they for cooling or is it a lift creation device? I need to do some research!
waoldrifleman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 13, 2010, 12:05 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 447
Default

Air induction for the supercharger
emptyquiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 13, 2010, 1:04 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: "Sunny" Seattle
Posts: 390
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by emptyquiver View Post
Air induction for the supercharger
Ah that make sense!
waoldrifleman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 15, 2010, 8:05 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 3,076
Default

I've been a fan of WW 11 warplanes since I was a kid. Never saw this one till this thread.

Kind of surprised as the Royal Canadian Navy had 65 Firefly's in it's fleet and as a good Canadian boy, I should of been aware of this machine.

Very impressive plane...attached more info from Wikipedia.

http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source...zSSoKRzloNZdiA
lesmore49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 15, 2010, 9:18 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 447
Default

Correction. The Griffin dual supercharged engine was used in this plane not the Rolls.
Attached Images
 
emptyquiver is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:38 AM.