Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero & “Spitfire Mk.IX”: Wrong engines and more.

A pair of real aviation icons. Both seminal fighters well-known even to non-aviation oriented audiences.
-The Zero in this pic is -almost- the real deal.
-Important the (” “) in the “Spitfire”; this beauty is in reality a Marcel Jurca MJ-100. In this case the stunning N1940K built by Robert Deford in 2003, a Spitfire Mk.IX replica powered by an Allison V-1710-63…that turns a cut-down DC-3 three-blade propeller (real IXs used four-blade props).

Incomparable shapes anyway.

Photo: Richard Seaman.

 

3 thoughts on “Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero & “Spitfire Mk.IX”: Wrong engines and more.

  1. Pingback: Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 32 Zero: “Fly it like you stole it” (V). | The Dreamy Dodo

  2. Bob Deford and a friend started work on N1940K in 1996. It took them eight years to finish it.
    See – Warbird From Scratch: A Homebuilt Spitfire:-

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