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Old December 27th, 2015, 02:41 AM   #1
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I found this site an interesting report with some curious photographs showing a Spitfire of the RAF carrying beer kegs under the wings. I've never seen this. Can anyone tell what the purpose of it ? To see these curious and unbelievable photos, visit the link below:


Aviação em Floripa: Um armamento curioso


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Old December 27th, 2015, 03:27 AM   #2
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I found this site an interesting report with some curious photographs showing a Spitfire of the RAF carrying beer kegs under the wings. I've never seen this. Can anyone tell what the purpose of it ? To see these curious and unbelievable photos, visit the link below:


Aviação em Floripa: Um armamento curioso


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My friend a long time ago was an Air Force repairman in Arizona, he stored six packs of hot beer inside of the fuselage of the fighter jet which the pilot took up to high altitude and after landing, ice cold beer. I wonder how much that cost the tax payers?
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I found this site an interesting report with some curious photographs showing a Spitfire of the RAF carrying beer kegs under the wings. I've never seen this. Can anyone tell what the purpose of it ? To see these curious and unbelievable photos, visit the link below:


Aviação em Floripa: Um armamento curioso


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The Squadron this Spitfire belonged to was operating from an airstrip inside the Normandy beachhead soon after D-Day, so as a morale booster this Spitfire was used to transport beer from England to Normandy.
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