Welcome home G-IRTY and co!
It's been amazing following their adventure but happy to see them back home, safe and sound.
***PLEASE I must stress these images are NOT mine and I am not taking any credit for them. Credit remains entirely with the crew that executed filming this magnificent machine 👏***
The Bombing of Tokyo was a series of fire bombing air raids by the United States Army Air Forces during the Pacific campaigns of World War II. Operation Meeting house, which was conducted on the night of 9–10 March 1945, is regarded as the single most destructive bombing raid in human history. 16 square miles (41 km2) of central Tokyo were destroyed, leaving an estimated 100,000 civilians dead and over 1 million homeless.
Not long until G-IRTY is back on English soil! we hear 1:25pm is the reported ETA at #Goodwood Devastated we can't be there! We will have to make do with G-ILDA buzzing around our heads down here at EGHF! #GIRTY#SilverSpitfire#spitfire
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Today’s WWII post is on my favorite aircraft and the partial origins of my “nickname”. The Supermarine Spitfire. ————-
The Spitfire is a British plane used by almost all Allied countries during the war. It was one of the smallest WWII Aircrafts and one of the most respected. Created by R. J. Mitchell and it was officially introduced in 1938, but tests were being done well before that. Unfortunately, Mitchell died in 1937 before he could see the finished product. The Spitfire was in every theater of WWII and the produced in more variants than any other British plane. ————-
The predecessor for the Spitfire was racer planes, with a wingspan of 36 feet, 29 feet long and a max speed of 360mph. It played a major role in the Battle of Britain and Dunkirk and was a tough contender for the Luftwaffe. There 22,000+ Spitfires built and today around 60 are left airworthy. There are some 70+ Spitfires being used as static displays through out the world and another handful in storage but not in flying condition. The bulk of course were damaged in the war and/or later used as scrap metal after. ————-
The video above is a really interesting video I found from BBC that shows the flight of a Spitfire but also gives you an idea just how much it was respected by pilots, even the Luftwaffe. ————
I’ve been called a Spitfire through out most of my life and it’s something that has stuck and a nickname I still use. .
I've been reorganizing my back room and the other side of the coffin is autographed by all of the original members of Mushroomhead.the front is autographed by 7 members of Kittie and all of Suicide City. The second photo is all drumheads from Kittie and the time I got written up at work for catching a show in New Jersey. I signed it, my two managers and all of Kittie as well. These are some of my most priceless possessions. #autograph#kittie#guitars#skateboard#spitfire#suicidecity#mushroomhead#memories#priceless