Skip to comments.Seafire XV restoration story.......
Posted on 12/27/2013 8:05:26 AM PST by Doogle
A BEAUTIFUL RESTORATION of a Seafire XV.....with first flight
YT from Aug 2010
(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...
I gotta ask - what’s the difference between the Seafire and the Spitfire - they look the same to me.
I’m sick and tired of You Tube videos that automatically devour my whole computer screen, and won’t let me shrink them to normal size. Whenever I encounter that kind of self-importance, I immediately close the screen.
..hang on a sec...I’ll get ya the other one
Beautiful plane. I bet it could win the whole Syrian Civil War by itself lol
Awesome! I put over a thousand hours in Spitfires in online WWII flight simulator battles. It was my all time favorite plane from WWII. I was a fanatic on WWII aircraft in my high school years (around 1970), but there was not much information back then on the Seafires. Just enough to know that it was a carrier ready Spitfire.
That’s one thing, another is everyones incessant need to set their videos to crappy music.
I gotta ask - whats the difference between the Seafire and the Spitfire - they look the same to me.
Simply chop the “autoplay” off the URL:
This is simply awesome! Thank you for posting it!
An amazing labor of love.
I believe the Seafires utilized a different engine, the Rolls Royce Griffon. The propeller spun in the opposite direction and the Supercharger was optimized for lower altitude work than the early Mark Spitfires.
Eventually the Spitfires traded their Merlins for Griffon’s in later Marks as the missions became low/medium level. Chasing down V-1’s and Ground-Attack.
Aviation list ping
Yes, I guess it was the Navy’s version of the Spitfire. You know, no service will adopt another service’s airplane as is.
“You know, no service will adopt another services airplane as is.”
The corrosive effects of sea water are an important difference, as is the higher humidity and the prospects for degradation of electronics.
Landing on an aircraft carrier is not trivial thing. Approach & landing speeds have to be lower. The landing gear must be able to take the equivalent of the aircraft’s entire loaded weight being dropped from 10 - 12 ft. Do that with your average air force plane and you’ll trash it.
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