Forwarded from Skyking. A must see.
Just great pictures great aircraft - see link at end and enjoy
That's what's so nifty about Lancs. Four Merlins for the price of one.
Allegedly true story, I think from Robin Olds.
Ye Olde Pub, UK, 1944. RAFish lad and cheeky Yank fighter pilots comparing kites.
B: "The Spit is the finest fighter aeroplane going."
Y: "The Mustang is the best fighter in the world."
B: "Is not"
Y: "Is too."
B: "Is not."
Y: "Is too."
B: "What-say we put it to the test?"
Y: "OK, pal, you're on."
B: "Meet you at angels 15. Say when and where."
Y: "Noon tomorrow, 300 miles off Land's End."
B: "But...but...that's preposterous! I cawn't possibly get there and back."
Y: "If you say so, bub."
The Spitfire was one of the most aerodynamically beautiful planes of WW II.
Taken at Duxford RAF and USAAF Museum in England. Two of the greatest WWII fighter planes of their era....the American P51 Mustang and the British Supermarine Spitfire. Both planes were powered by the powerful Rolls Royce Merlin engine......which emitted that wonderful sound that became known to many as 'The Sound of Freedom' during the 1940s. P-51 pilot does a great job staying in his position as he has more power and is faster than the spitfire. They must have done more than a little practicing!!
Click on the link below and view in full screen with the volume up: