Friday, April 19, 2024


From what little I know about aviation, I do believe that this Spitfire is going to need a going-over.

 From what I've been told, prop strikes demand that the engine and gear box be torn down and inspected. Those V12 Merlin (Rolls Royce PV12) engines don't come cheap.

Of course, if you're flying a Spitfire, money isn't really the issue, is it?


juvat said...

Crashing a Spitfire is just this side of Blasphemy IMHO. Damn! what a waste!

Old NFO said...

Last I heard, $1.5-2 million a pop... Plus teardown and checks, probably a $3 million repair and 1-2 years out of action.