Spitfires on stage. Horse Guards Parade. BBC 1 TV last evening.

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The two 'Invasion Striped' Spitfires flanking the stage on last night's 'VE Day 70: A Party To Remember' are presumed to to be replicas.

Can anybody please confirm this...perhaps with images? :)

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I saw a few glimpses. I caught a glimpse of the ventral intake on one machine which was clearly a fake but whether the entire airframes were fake I don't know - they looked pretty convincing :)

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The BBC website shows the L/H machine coded as 'SH- ' which must be the Simply Spitfire MK805

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Thanks DB.

...and a third, with no stripes, in the trees behind Kirsty Young, currently hosting this mornings events on the BBC.

Mark

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I would imagine that Terry A is quite pleased with the BBC TV coverage, biased as it is to the left! Hopefully he hasn't fallen foul of the low emissions charge....

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spitfire replicas, left of stage was mk805 coded sh-b, right of stage bs435 coded fy-f, noticed the f under the nose near the end of program behind Chris Evans.

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Simply Spitfire MK805 to the left and Lytham St Annes Spitfire Display Team BS435 to the right...

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I would imagine that Terry A is quite pleased with the BBC TV coverage, biased as it is to the left! Hopefully he hasn't fallen foul of the low emissions charge....

General Discussion is leaking! I thought we were talking about plastic Spitfires?

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MK805 is certainly not 'plastic'....

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..and is that a fourth Spitfire in the corner of HGP with no visible stripes?

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There was a plastic Spit and Hurricane in St James' park yesterday

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St James's Park Spitfire IIa replica P7370 ZP-A owned by Battle of Britain Experience of Canterbury. Is the Hurricane their Hawker Hurricane MK II?

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General Discussion is leaking! I thought we were talking about plastic Spitfires?

That's the left side of the stage; never saw much more than a glimpse of the other replica, (on the right hand side of the stage) which is fibreglass... leaks plugged hopefully!

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the Hurricane in St. James park had either DT,BT,PT code, unfortunately she took the picture head on! so can only see the top half of the letters...

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Here's MK805 on the way home this evening. Confirmed by the builder/owner as returning from the London stage, and snapped at the Pampisford MacDonalds after leaving the M11 at Duxford.

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Terry will be needing a Queen Mary when he finishes the MkIIa...

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The two 'Invasion Striped' Spitfires flanking the stage on last night's 'VE Day 70: A Party To Remember' are presumed to to be replicas.

Can anybody please confirm this...perhaps with images? :)

Mark

Many thanks to all.

Horse Guards Parade where typically a combination of treasures were exhibited during each September throughout the 1950's.

Mark

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Amazing take away at post 16 above. "Super" mac?