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R.R. Merlin Music


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The Spit

 

sounds to me , a little softer and I attribute it to the fact that it

 

has 3 exhaust ports on each side whereas the 51 has 6 on each side -

 

Not too noticeable in this but in real life it sounds different

 

S

 

 

 

Rolls Royce Merlin

 

 

 

Music.. JUST THE BEST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just great

 

 

 

pictures of such great aircraft

 

 

 

Subject: FW: Rolls Royce Merlin Music.. JUST

 

 

 

THE BEST

 

 

 

--

 

 

 

That's what's so nifty about Lancs. Four

 

 

 

Merlins for the price of one.

 

Break-break

 

Allegedly true story, I think from Robin

 

 

 

Olds.

 

Ye Olde Pub, UK, 1944. RAFish lad and

 

 

 

cheeky Yank fighter pilots comparing kites.

 

B: "The Spit is the finest fighter aeroplane

 

 

 

going."

 

Y: "The Mustang is the best fighter in the

 

 

 

world."

 

B: "Is not"

 

Y: "Is too."

 

B: "Is not."

 

Y: "Is too."

 

B: "What-say we put it to the test?"

 

Y: "OK, pal, you're on."

 

B: "Meet you at angels 15. Say when and

 

 

 

where."

 

Y: "Noon tomorrow, 300 miles off Land's

 

 

 

End."

 

B: "But...but...that's preposterous! I

 

 

 

cawn't possibly get there and back."

 

Y: "If you say so, bub."

 

 

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Spitfire was

 

 

 

one of the most aerodynamically beautiful planes of WW

 

 

 

II.

 

 

 

Subject:Merlin Music.. JUST THE BEST

 

 

 

Taken at Duxford RAF and USAAC Museum in

 

 

 

England. Two of the greatest WWII fighter planes of their era....the

 

 

 

American P51 Mustang and the British Supermarine Spitfire. Both planes

 

 

 

were powered by the powerful Rolls Royce Merlin engine......which emitted that wonderful

 

 

 

sound that became

 

 

 

known to many as 'The Sound of Freedom' during the 1940s. P-51 pilot

 

 

 

does a great job staying in his position as he has more power and is

 

 

 

faster than the spitfire. They must have done more than a little

 

 

 

practicing!!

 

 

 

Click on the link below and view in full screen

 

 

 

with the volume up: Just Magic!

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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