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Spitfire PR Mk XIX in detail

Griffon nose

n by Joachim Smith

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Subtleties of the Rolls-Royce Griffon engine cover show up here.

The twist of the prop blades makes their true shape deceptive. Note also the flat yellow pin sticking up from the wing – this is the mechanical gear down indicator.

Photo: Joachim Smith


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On the port side of the engine cowling, below the exhaust stack, is the air intake for the engine-driven cockpit pressurisation. The Rotol prop blades lack their customary metal leading edge covers.

Photo: Joachim Smith


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Details of the prop blade roots and markings will help the reshaping of kit propellers. The cockpit air intake has a separate FOD screen fitted in front of it.

Photo: Joachim Smith

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