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How much for that Spitfire Mister?For what it's worth, on 30 December 1938, 41 Squadron commenced re-equipping with the Spitfire when the first two Mark I, K Series, aircraft arrived: K9831 and K9832. Two further machines, K9833 and K9835, arrived on 3 January 1939, followed by K9836 and K9837 on 5 January, K9838 and K9839 on 11 January, K9840 on 13 January, K9842 and K9844 on 16 January, K9845 on 17 January, K9846 and K9847 on 22 January, K9848, K9849 and K9850 on 26 January, and finally K9843, K9855 and K9890 on 4 February, completing a full complement of 20 aircraft. The Squadron's first five aircraft, K9831-33 and K9835-36, cost the Air Ministry £8,738 each. The subsequent 15, numbered K9837-K9840, K9842-K9850, K9855 and K9890 cost £5,696 each. The squadron’s re-equipment with all 20 aircraft therefore cost the princely sum of £129,130. By way of (very rough) comparison, today an AIM-9 Sidewinder Air to Air missile costs about USD$84,000 (Ref. http://www.hill.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=5788), which is, for the sake of argument, about GBP£42,000. So today, for that money, you'd get a total of three Sidewinders! Cheers Steve ....Read More.Steve Brew on 18th November 2007 07:41:57
Spitfire crash - technical helpFirstly Do you know who the Pilot was in this.. Also I found this on the web somnetime ago - Dunno where dunno when Spitfire Dive Incidents Mar 39...Mk I....K9838...Structural failure in dive. Jan 41...Mk I....N3191...Both wings broke off in dive. Jul 41...Mk I....X4354...Port wing broke off in dive. Aug 41...Mk I....X4381...Starboard wing broke off in dive. Mar 41...Mk I....X4421...Both wings broke off in dive pullout. Jul 41...Mk I....X4662...Stbd wing broke off in dive pullout. Jun 41...Mk I....X4680...Wings/tail broke off in dive pullout. Nov 42...Mk I....X4621...Failed to recover from dive. Apr 43...Mk II...P7352...Broke up in dive. Sep 41...Mk II...P7522...Both wings broke off in dive. Jun 43...Mk V....BL531...Both wings broke off in dive. Feb 42...Mk V....AA876...Disintegrated in dive. Jul 43...Mk V....BL389...Pilot thrown from aircraft in dive. Jan 43...Mk IX...BS251...Structural failure in dive. May 43...Mk IX...BS385...Structural failure in dive. Aug 43...Mk IX...BS441...Disintegrated in dive. Oct 46...Mk IX...PL387...Disintegrated in dive. Jan 48...Mk XVI..SL724...Crashed after recovery from dive. Sep 48...Mk XVI..TD119...Crashed after recovery from dive. --------------------------------------- Aug 42...Mk I....N3284...Broke up in flight. Aug 41...Mk I....N3286...Broke up in flight. Sep 40...Mk I....P9546...Structural failure in flight. May 42...Mk I....P9309...Lost wing in flight. Apr 43...Mk I....X4234...Lost wing in spin. Sep 42...Mk I....P9322...Broke up in flight. Aug 43...Mk I....R6706...Aileron failure which led to crash. Jan 43...Mk I....X4854...Starboard wing broke off in flight. Nov 40...Mk II...P7593...Stbd wing and tail broke off in flight. Dec 41...Mk II...P8183...Port wing broke off in flight. Jun 42...Mk II...P8644...Starboard wing broke off in flight. May 41...Mk II...N8245...Structural failure in flight. Feb 44...Mk II...P7911...Flap failure which led to crash. Sep 42...Mk V....AD555...Flap failure which led to crash. Mar 44...Mk V....BL303...Flap failure which led to crash. Dec 41...Mk V....BL407...Structural failure suspected. Jun 42...Mk V....AB172...Structural failure in flight. Mar 43...Mk V....AA970...Structural failure in flight. Jun 43...Mk V....BL290...Port wing broke off in flight. May 43...Mk V....BR627...Port wing failed in spin. Oct 41...Mk IV...AA801...Structural failure in flight. Feb 43...Mk IX...BS404...Structural failure in spin. Feb 45...Mk IX...MH349...Wing failed during aerobatics.(pg.318) Sep 46...Mk IX...MJ843...Port wing, tailplane broke off in loop. --------------------------------------- Apr 43...Mk V....EP335...Wings, fuselage, tail, damaged in dive.(pg.63) Jul 42...Mk VI...AB200...Wings buckled in dive at 450mph IAS. Apr 44...Mk IX...MA308...Wings severely buckled around cannons.(pg.63) Feb 44...Mk XI...EN409...Many wing rivets failed in dive.(pg.389) Apr 44...Mk XI...EN409...Prop/gear broke off at 427mph IAS.(pg.389,399) Nov 4 ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 26th February 2008 07:27:58
AiB AVIA Class ReportsThe TNA index for AVIA 5 has a number of errors in the transcription of serial numbers that prevent easy searches. The following is very much a work in progress for AVIA5/19, the first wartime file, to provide an index of: Aircraft Serial Number, Aircraft Type, Date of Incident, W reference 2199 Blenheim IV W914 AM266 Catalina II ??/01/1941 W958a AR651 Mohawk IV 08/01/1941 W947 AR658 Mohawk IV 02/01/1941 W945 AR664 Mohawk IV 01/02/1941 W958 AR666 Mohawk IV 06/08/1940 W853 G-ADPF Tiger Moth W822 G-ADVH Monospar W748a G-AESO Tiger Moth W747 K4927 Hart Trainer 08/12/1940 W934 K6011 Swordfish 29/11/1940 W928 K6248 Anson I 21/03/1941 W989 K6272 Anson I 21/06/1940 W795 K6296 Anson I 01/04/1941 W997 K6718 Spitfire P W949 K7019 Harrow II 21/10/1938 W621 K7114 Blenheim I 09/03/1941 W984 K7156 Blenheim I 05/07/1940 W808 K7190 Whitley I 02/05/1939 W654 K7229 Whitley I 05/03/1941 W983 K7260 Whitley I 18/12/1939 W718 K7435 Audax I 11/10/1938 W619 K7594 Battle I 11/12/1937 W581 K7732 Wellesley I 29/09/1938 W617 K7933 Gladiator I 16/06/1938 W604 K7950 Gladiator I 19/11/1939 W709 K8503 Shark II 20/02/1941 W969a K8733 Anson I 21/02/1939 W639 K8996 Whitley III 18/10/1939 W693 K9001 Whitley III 19/09/1939 W684 K9002 Whitley III 21/07/1939 W669 K9223 Battle I 01/10/1940 W886 K9419 Battle I ??/03/1939 W641 K9838 Spitfire I 16/03/1939 W643 K9965 Spitfire I 08/09/1939 W679 K9977 Spitfire I 30/12/1939 W719 L1100 Blenheim I 03/01/1941 W946 L1153 Blenheim I 18/07/1938 W607 L1160 Blenheim I 07/11/1938 W623 L1164 Blenheim I 03/09/1939 W677 L1232 Blenheim I 05/06/1940 W784 L1358 Blenheim I 10/07/1940 W814 L1549 Hurricane I 20/07/1938 W607 L1577 Hurricane I 01/02/1941 W959 L1629 Hurricane I 02/02/1939 W635 L1717 Hurricane I 27/11/1940 W926 L1791 Hurricane I 25/07/1940 W827 L1849 Hurricane I 07/07/1940 W810 L1870 Hurricane I 29/07/1940 W827 L1936 Hurricane I 04/07/1940 W797 L1955 Hurricane I 29/07/1940 W832 L1989 Hurricane I ??/07/1940 W827 L2162 Sunderland I 20/09/1938 W616 L2944 Skua II 27/07/1940 W829 L2946 Skua II 11/01/1940 W724 L3036 Skua II 14/11/1939 W708 L4054 Hampden I 07/04/1940 W749 L4136 Hampden I 20/04/1939 W649 L4161 Hampden I 05/09/1939 W678 L4243 Wellington I 15/05/1939 W656 L4261 Wellington I 01/03/1941 W979 L4290 Wellington I 21/07/1939 W670 L4395 Mentor 21/03/1940 W745 L4547 Oxford I 06/11/1939 W703 L4571 Oxford I 18/09/1939 W683 L4580 Oxford I 13/09/1938 W615 L4702 Lysander I 28/04/1939 W653 L4762 Lysander II 28/04/1939 W652 L4853 Blenheim IV 06/08/1940 W838 L5356 Battle I 29/10/1940 W900 L5947 Magister I ??/07/1940 W807 L5948 Magister I 10/05/1938 W602 L6016 Hereford I 09/05/1940 W765 L6160 Botha I 02/05/1940 W775 L6205 Botha I ??/08/1940 W850 L6612 Blenheim I 19/12/1940 W941 L6679 Blenheim I 16/11/1940 W912 L6970 Defiant I 11/06/1940 W791 L7004 Defiant I 07/06/1940 W787 L7278 Manchester I 21/03/1941 W988 L7596 DH.86 28/07/1939 W672 L8060 Magister I 16/08/1938 W614 L8136 Magister I 11/11/1938 W624 L8331 Magister I 15/04/1940 W754 L8369 Blenheim I 25 ....Read More.Ross_McNeill on 7th November 2011 08:36:22
41 Sq Spitfire forced landing before WW2,N.YorkshireHello Philip, Here are the 41 Sq details for Pre WW2. 1938 - nil 1939 30-01-39...K9831 - belly landing, became 1362M. 16-03-39...K9838 - lost wing, Eryholm, York, Sgt. George Verdun Serjeant ,the pilot killed. 30-03-39...K9855 - C/L to 1646M. 03-04-39...K9845 - belly landed became 1479M. 27-04-39...K9856 - Fire in flight Crash landed. 23-05-39...K9842 - Stalled in night landing. 08-06-39...K9837 - belly landed became 1628M. 18-07-39...K9888 - flew into hill Appleby, Cumb, pilot, Sgt. Mitchell killed. Next 41 Sq a/c was 14-09-39...K9849 - Pilot Officer James Copley was killed. All for now Alex ....Read More.Alex Smart on 22nd February 2012 08:31:53
41 Sq Spitfire forced landing before WW2,N.YorkshireHi Philip My records almost match Alex's but I have a little more info that may also interest you: 27JAN39; MacDonald, D. S.; Spit I; K9848; NI; Wheels in mud on landing, onto nose, Brize Norton 30JAN39; Wallace, G. E.; Spit I; K9831; NI; Wheels-up landing, forgot to lower undercarriage, Ctk 16MAR39; Serjeant, G. V.; Spit I; K9838; KFA; Wing broke off recovering from dive, Eryholme, Yks 30MAR39; Wickham, P. R. W.; Spit I; K9855; NI; Overshot runway in rain, hit hedge, onto nose, Ctk 03APR39; Unknown Pilot; Spit I; K9845; NI; Wheels-up landing, Ctk 20APR39; Gillies, J.; Spit I; K9848; NI; Struck fence and overturned, 4m NW Ctk 27APR39; Webster, J. T.; Spit I; K9856; NI; Fire during flight, pulling out of steep dive at speed, Ctk 23MAY39; Robertson, C.; Spit I; K9842; NI; EF/CL during night flying exercise, Ctk 08JUN39; Blatchford, H. P.; Spit I; K9837; NI; Wheels-up landing, forgot to lower undercarriage, Ctk 21JUN39; Overall, H. E. H.; Spit I; K9846; NI; Hit mower with port wing on landing, Dishforth 18JUL39; Mitchell, K.; Spit I; K9888; KFA; Hit mountain in zero visibility during storm, Pennines It won't be easy to work out exactly which one of these is 'yours', but at least there are several you can strike out as definitely not the aircraft you're looking for. These are all the recorded pre-War 41 Squadron Spitfire accidents / incidents. Regards Steve ....Read More.Steve Brew on 23rd February 2012 03:29:21


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