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Interesting Spitfire mod....

Post by Tubthumper » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:46 pm

4 were made, one Mk1, two MkVs, one MkIX converted.
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Re: Interesting Spitfire mod....

Post by spruceair » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:37 pm

I recall reading somewhere that performance wasn't as drastically impacted as one would think. As well, handling remained essentially the same as a wheeled Spit.
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Re: Interesting Spitfire mod....

Post by Alav » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:19 pm

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_S.6B

Looks just like it's grandpappy the S.6 doesn't it? ;)
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Re: Interesting Spitfire mod....

Post by single_swine_herder » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:02 pm

OK ... sure.

But just how commercially viable is it? The real question in the minds of every northern operator is "How many Moose quarters will it haul?"

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Re: Interesting Spitfire mod....

Post by 7ECA » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:47 pm

She'll haul plenty of liquid cargo - that should make it more than viable.
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Re: Interesting Spitfire mod....

Post by Vico56 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:52 pm

There was also a flotplane variant of the Wildcat, the F4F-3S Wildcatfish.

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Even the Japanese "Zero" had its floatplane version

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakajima_A6M2-N

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Re: Interesting Spitfire mod....

Post by Alav » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:17 am

Yes but where's the mosquito on floats ;) now that! Would be awesome! Probably would carry a moose or two as well.
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