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No further entries for the beauty contest, but I would like to add that both the Spitfire and the Hurricane also sound wonderful. (Maybe this is like the bit in the beauty contest where the beauties line up to tell us how they would like to work with children, etc., in order to show off their sexy voices...) We are lucky enough to live in a place where there is an air show every summer, and both a Spitfire and a Hurricane fly directly over our house. My parents also told me that you could recognise "one of ours" by the clean snarling sound, rather than the throbbing drone of most German planes.

Yes, my mum told me that you could recognise teh German bombers by the sort of pulsing drone the emitted. You are very lucky to live where you do. I haven't seen a Spitfire in years.

Apologies. Been travelling. Just abit of that "pulsing drone" David. Easy to tell the difference between that and the Rolls.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK4fQkwuDxM

"I'm not sure if it is so but it always looks as though the distance from wing tip to wing tip is slightly longer than the length of the fuselage which adds to its elegance."

Be almost certain. Many variants though. Wingspan for most of Spitfires was in the neighborhood of seven feet longer than the fuselage.

http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/aircraft/types/supermarine-spitfire-mks-i-iii.htm

Thanks, JK.

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