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Airshow August, 2015

F11 Airport Skavsta in Sweden


If you like aircrafts this is an interesting place for you:
http://www.f11museum.se/ english.html F11 Aircraft Museum.

Here are some photos from my visit the big day, August 30, 2015

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire, one of the most famous aircrafts from second war. You can read more about those Spitfire aircrafts here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Supermarine_Spitfire Wiki page.

Spitfire

This Spitfire was owned by Biltema, a Swedish a spareparts shop.

Spitfire

The pilot gave us a terrific show!

You can read more about this aircraft here:
http://www.biltema.se/ sv/Om-Biltema/Biltema-Airshow/ Mer-om-vara-plan/ Biltema's Aircrafts (only Swedish).


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Douglas DC-3

Douglas DC-3, an another very famous aircraft. They were produced between 1936 to 1942. The military version has the name DC-47, this one has been in Canada and Africa.

You can read more about those DC-3/DC-47 aircrafts here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Douglas_DC-3 Wiki page.

Douglas DC-3

Behind you find one of two radial engine, maybe a Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9s.

Douglas DC-3

Ready to take of to give us wonderful show, you should hear the sound!

Douglas DC-3

Douglas DC-3. Read more about this aircraft here:
http://www.flygandeveteraner.se/ Flying Veterans.

North American AT-16

North American AT-16, also a second war machine, polished aluminium panels looks nice. More to read here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/North_American_T-6_Texan Wiki page.

North American AT-16

Maybe a Pratt & Whitney R-1340-49 Wasp radial engine. Doesn't the propeller look a little bit tiny for this aircraft?

North American AT-16

North American AT-16 ready to go.


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Rolls-Royce Griffon Mk58 37 liter V12

Rolls-Royce Griffon Mk58 37 liter V12. This is a fantastic engine and we was able to see and hear it starting up.

Rolls-Royce Griffon Mk58 37 liter V12

No exhaust pipes, must deliver as much power as possibly, 2490 h.p. 6800Nm at 2750 rpm!

More to read about those Griffon engines here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Rolls-Royce_Griffon Wiki page.

Rolls-Royce Griffon Mk58 37 liter V12

My Ford Ka has pistons somewhere between the first and second piston.

Rolls-Royce Griffon Mk58 37 liter V12

Contra-rotating propellers to reduce the torque on the aircraft. An expensive solution but you can reduce the strength of the aircraft-frame and save some weight the owner Richard Adolfsson told us.

Rolls-Royce Griffon Mk58 37 liter V12

Preparing the engine to start up.

Rolls-Royce Griffon Mk58 37 liter V12

One of the cylinders fire up and then it roaring all over the airport. What a fantastic sound!


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Rolls-Royce Griffon Mk58 37 liter V12

Rolls-Royce Griffon Mk58 37 liter V12 talks!

Rolls-Royce Griffon Mk58 37 liter V12

The propellers where cut to not allow the engine fly away.

Rolls-Royce Griffon Mk58 37 liter V12

Full throttle, the wind speed behind the engine is 40 meter per second, as a category one hurricane or a tropical storm! Look at Richards face!

Rolls-Royce Griffon Mk58 37 liter V12

What a memory, don't miss this if you get the opportunity to see a Griffon engine like this!

Did you like it? Contact Richard and you can hire him and the Griffon for a day:
http://www.griffon-engine.se/ 206941556 Richard Adolfsson.

Can you have any other use of a V12 engine like this? Of course you can built a car for it!
https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=u43pWEwI6xY The Beast!

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