Spitfire Flight Demonstration- Big V-12 Engine Sound !
This video is of the mighty Supermarine Spitfire. Two different Spitfires are shown. The startup is of a Mark 14 and the remainder of the clip is of a Mark 9 (clipped wing version). Both aircraft are owned by the Friedkin Family Trust and are currently based in Texas, USA. My video was filmed at Chino Airport, California, home of the Planes of Fame Museum. These are two of the world's truly great warbirds and they are maintained in fully flyable condition. The Mark 14 has a V-12 Rolls-Royce Griffon engine of about 2,000 horsepower (2,240 cu. in., 37 litres) and the Mark 9 has a Rolls-Royce V-12 Merlin of about 1,520 horsepower (1,650 cu. in., 27 litres). I've been told by pilots that the Griffon-powered Spitfire variants pretty much tell YOU where THEY want to go; they are basically a huge engine that happens to have wings! See the ASB.TV website for a great video on flying the very Mark 14 Spitfire shown in my video. John Maloney is the pilot in the Mark 14 and Chris Fahey is the pilot in the Mark 9. Thanks!