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Temora Mk VIII Spitfire in detail Back to the main page for the museum.    
       
   
The basic filming setup for the Spitfire - a 416 microphone and a digital Betacam.

The Grey Nurse livery is from squadron and the aircraft represents one flown in combat by Bobby Gibbes, DSO DSC*

   
   
These pictures were taken during the Spitfire's annual stripdown in July 2003      
   
The oiltank - the Merlin is a dry sump engine. Lower down is the carburettor intake. Engineer Peter Pring-Shambler running up the Merlin - "probably my favourite job."    
   
Inside the cockpit - the undercarriage control. Original bakelite fuel switches.    
   
  Propellor boss usually hidden behind the spinner.    
     
Looking toward the stern from the radio hatch we see the rudder and elevator control wires. The tailwheel oleo can also be seen.      
   
Starboard side of the cockpit. Running up the engine.