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#41 GregP

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:44 AM

Hi Kutscha,

 

Didn't the PR Spitfires have extra fuel over and above fighter Spitfires, and probably better finishes on them, too? I seem to recall that, but the book I want is packed away.

 

I could be rembering wrong ... it's happened before.



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 02:47 AM

Didn't the PR Spitfires have extra fuel over and above fighter Spitfires, and probably better finishes on them, too? I seem to recall that, but the book I want is packed away.

 

Yes.

 

They had quite a bit more capacity in wing leading edge tanks - some 66 UKG in either wing.


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#43 Kutscha

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 01:09 PM

Fighter Spits had 33 or 41 gal fuselage tanks and 2 x 18 gal wing tanks. (69 or 77 gal)



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 04:04 PM

I'm incline to agree with the above comments....
Regards
Keith.

#45 Romantic Technofreak

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 04:58 PM

Biggest fail was the Limeys let the Yanks designate the Jap's fighters. Leading to the most potent being called Zero :-o

 

That wasn't us Armand! The US code named it Zeke and Hamp. Nobody listened to us. All the jackwagons

 and goomers just kept calling it Zero. Can't blame that one on us. :lol:

 

The Japanese themselves called the aicraft 0. They use to designate them after their year of appearance. So, as their year numbers happen to coincide with ours in the last digit, and the Zero appeared in 1940 (Japanese year 2600, no we are in 2677), they called it "Type 00 Navy Fighter" (as "Kate" was named "Type 97 Torpedo Bomber", for it appeared in 1937).

 

<(later insertion) Greg and Kutscha said this already in the IJN dogfight topic, did not read it before>

 

One also should not underestimate "nothing". Remember computing bases on male and female sexual symbols.

 

Jeff, could you please explain the word "goomer" (and please carefully delimit it from "jackwagon") to a dumb German? I only find "gomer" and "groomer", both seem not to match very suitingly. Thanks! :)

 

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 05:33 PM

Well, I can understand your confusion about goomer. It is the exact middle of the evolutionary line between cousin Gomer and

Goober.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=Ypeqfn-2m_M


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 05:40 PM

Oh, and RT,

     The term jackwagon does not limit stupidity to any nationality. It is an all inclusive term which incorporates 

everyone who may be stumbling through life. We've all had our jackwagon moments. :)



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 06:18 AM

I see, Jeff. Probably no reason to go further into foolology. :)

 

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 08:42 AM

I see, Jeff. Probably no reason to go further into foolology. :)
 
Regards, RT


Dont stop the specialist! ;-)

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 10:35 AM

One of the better foolology words was invented by Bart Simpson.

 

I cracked up when I heard him call something "craptacular!" It describes more than one thing I have seen, that's for sure.






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