Spitfire pair over Cowlinge , 18th May 2023.

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Spitfire pair over Cowlinge , 18th May 2023.

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Had my lunch very pleasantly interrupted today by the unmistakable sound of a pair of fast approaching Rolls-Royce Merlins ... :P

Shot outside right sharpish with the Canon 2000D and Sigma 150-600mm in hand to use the combo for its intended purpose.

Had a lovely 15 minute personal display as they circled the village numerous times in close formation.
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Shot 104 frames and kept 91 of them ... a considerably better average than I get when imaging the Sun ... :lol:

Link here to the album on Flikr so as not to clog up the site. Shots straight from the camera unedited yet.

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Re: Spitfire pair over Cowlinge , 18th May 2023.

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Wow, very cool! Beautiful planes, and such history.

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Re: Spitfire pair over Cowlinge , 18th May 2023.

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One has British and one has American markings. That's kind of interesting. I didn't think the US ever flew that plane. I guess it's in the hands of an American collector?


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Re: Spitfire pair over Cowlinge , 18th May 2023.

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Wow!! how lucky were you :hamster: :hamster: :hamster:

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Re: Spitfire pair over Cowlinge , 18th May 2023.

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thesmiths wrote: Fri May 19, 2023 8:23 am One has British and one has American markings. That's kind of interesting. I didn't think the US ever flew that plane. I guess it's in the hands of an American collector?
http://www.wwiiaircraftperformance.org/31st/309th.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/309th_Fig ... rld_War_II

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Re: Spitfire pair over Cowlinge , 18th May 2023.

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Montana wrote: Fri May 19, 2023 9:09 am Wow!! how lucky were you :hamster: :hamster: :hamster:

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It's a pretty good spot here , I'm only 16 and ahalf miles from IWM Duxford where they're based and it's a regular route for them for pre-display practising and after-maintenance check flights , especially this time of year


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Re: Spitfire pair over Cowlinge , 18th May 2023.

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Wow! How beautiful they are, definitely one of the most elegant planes! I am collecting models and I have one of these on a scale of 1:72 in striped painted wings over camouflage. The folding door with a crowbar inside is so cute.

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Re: Spitfire pair over Cowlinge , 18th May 2023.

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I found that this is the aircraft of the 309th Fighter Squadron USAF PORKY II. I think that a pair of these beauties would transit through the disk of the Sun, provide you with SPoD.

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Re: Spitfire pair over Cowlinge , 18th May 2023.

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Ivan wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 5:26 pm I found that this is the aircraft of the 309th Fighter Squadron USAF PORKY II. I think that a pair of these beauties would transit through the disk of the Sun, provide you with SPoD.

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I put a couple of links to the history of the american marked plane and the squadron in my second post above ... ;)


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steveward53 wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 5:45 pm
Ivan wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 5:26 pm I found that this is the aircraft of the 309th Fighter Squadron USAF PORKY II. I think that a pair of these beauties would transit through the disk of the Sun, provide you with SPoD.

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I put a couple of links to the history of the american marked plane and the squadron in my second post above ... ;)
I didn't open the links :)

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Re: Spitfire pair over Cowlinge , 18th May 2023.

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Beautiful images


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