restoration

Spitfire Restoration Progress – April 2016

Spitfire Restoration Progress Update – April 2016 Despite having had no electricity or water for several months at the air force base due to infrastructure repairs, progress has been made. The Spitfire Fuselage: The fuselage is now stripped out except for the cabling and piping systems. Plans are in place to move forward, and one […]

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Spitfire restoration progress update – February 2016

Spitfire restoration progress update – February 2016 Spitfire 5518’s restoration progress: The stripping, cataloguing and evaluation of the components from the aircraft’s fuselage have been underway for several months. Work continues with other major assemblies: wings, undercarriage, engine frame, etc., to facilitate further inspection and transportation. The project is now moving into a structuring phase.

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Spitfire Restoration progress update – October 2015

Spitfire Restoration progress update – October 2015 Here is the latest news on the Spitfire Restoration Project: The FSAAFM is currently removing the various small components from the aircraft’s fuselage interior/cockpit area. These include the chassis control, throttle and propeller controls, trim tabs, radios, etc., for potential re-builders to more easily assess the work required

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Spitfire Project update – May 2015

Spitfire Project update – May 2015 The Friends of The South African Air Force Museum (FSAAFM) acquired the components of AX-K between May and August 2015. A thorough assessment proved that the damage sustained was substantial, with all major items (fuselage, tail assembly, wings, flaps, undercarriage, engine, etc.) beyond repair. Therefore there is a requirement

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