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#4529681 - 07/12/20 09:29 PM Hurricane and Spitfire: is this true?  
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#4529687 - 07/12/20 10:21 PM Re: Hurricane and Spitfire: is this true? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I see no reason to doubt it.

#4529689 - 07/12/20 10:33 PM Re: Hurricane and Spitfire: is this true? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Why would all of those sources be making that claim if it were not true?


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#4529693 - 07/12/20 11:30 PM Re: Hurricane and Spitfire: is this true? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Okay . . . she helped her father (Fred Hill) when he was doing his calculations at home in his effort to prove the new generation of fighters would need at least 8x .303 guns, which then did make it into the RAF requirements that lead to the Hurricane and Spitfire . . . so very interesting vignette, but I think it is a bit of a stretch to say a 13-year old girl helped "design" the Spitfire or "win the Battle of Britain" except in the most indirect and general sense.

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#4529711 - 07/13/20 02:19 AM Re: Hurricane and Spitfire: is this true? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Well I have no idea. I can't even watch it in Canada.


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#4529726 - 07/13/20 06:45 AM Re: Hurricane and Spitfire: is this true? [Re: WangoTango]  
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Originally Posted by WangoTango
Well I have no idea. I can't even watch it in Canada.

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#4529732 - 07/13/20 10:16 AM Re: Hurricane and Spitfire: is this true? [Re: WangoTango]  
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Originally Posted by WangoTango
Well I have no idea. I can't even watch it in Canada.


Does this work?

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#4529737 - 07/13/20 11:12 AM Re: Hurricane and Spitfire: is this true? [Re: Nimits]  
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Originally Posted by Nimits
Okay . . . she helped her father (Fred Hill) when he was doing his calculations at home in his effort to prove the new generation of fighters would need at least 8x .303 guns, which then did make it into the RAF requirements that lead to the Hurricane and Spitfire . . . so very interesting vignette, but I think it is a bit of a stretch to say a 13-year old girl helped "design" the Spitfire or "win the Battle of Britain" except in the most indirect and general sense.



Haven't you heard? Web articles making exaggerated/sensationalized claims is all the rage these days.


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#4529740 - 07/13/20 11:16 AM Re: Hurricane and Spitfire: is this true? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Nimits
Okay . . . she helped her father (Fred Hill) when he was doing his calculations at home in his effort to prove the new generation of fighters would need at least 8x .303 guns, which then did make it into the RAF requirements that lead to the Hurricane and Spitfire . . . so very interesting vignette, but I think it is a bit of a stretch to say a 13-year old girl helped "design" the Spitfire or "win the Battle of Britain" except in the most indirect and general sense.



Haven't you heard? Web articles making exaggerated/sensationalized claims is all the rage these days.



I think that has always been the rage, in yellow journalism at least. Which there is probably more of these days....


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