IWC Trying to Upstage the BBB??..I Don't Think So!!!..

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IWC Trying to Upstage the BBB??..I Don't Think So!!!..

Post by Thunder1 » August 15th 2019, 10:10am

Dispatches The IWC Silver Spitfire Embarks On 'The Longest Flight'
The WWII-era fighter will stop in 30 countries, and cover 27,000 miles on a round-the-world flight.

The Rolls-Royce Merlin engine roared to life as it performed a final run-up at the end of the airstrip. The low-pitched rumble climbed to a throaty snarl as the English-built, liquid cooled V-12 screamed and echoed throughout the entire space of the Goodwood Aerodrome. It was time to put down the Pimm's and wander over to join the throngs of spruced-up gentry gathering along a grass runway, so well groomed that it would be hard to believe was ever used if an idling Spitfire hadn’t been positioned at the end of it. The Silver Spitfire was about to depart on a daring round-the-world flight stopping in roughly 30 countries and covering some 27,000 miles. Dubbed "The Longest Flight," over 100 individual legs make up the entire journey. It's taken IWC and the Boultbee Flying Academy two and a half years of planning, building, and practicing to get to this point.
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Post by 3Flushes » August 15th 2019, 10:23am

350 miles to 200 gallons of gas?!!! That's all? In that tiny piece of crap?

I wonder what kind of mileage that big old piece of shit of Eyal's gets.

@Thunder: I believe the Admiral still holds the record.

I shall approach IWC about a project, forthwith.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » August 15th 2019, 12:12pm

I kind of like that IWC Timezoner. As for the Spitfire, I suppose that it's - hands down - the most beautiful fighter plane of its time. Well, then there's the P-51, but...

Anyway, a nice story, with - unfortunately - a wordy and masturbatory coverage by possibly the most annoying author they had at hand.

All in all... Nice watch. Very nice plane. Fuck the Donkeys.
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