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Apologies, old bean, for being so presumptive. In your vast experience how many metal fatigued and corroded vintage warbirds do you reckon are flying about then?

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Apologies, old bean, for being so presumptive. In your vast experience how many metal fatigued and corroded vintage warbirds do you reckon are flying about then?

Very few but all metal fatigues over time. many veteran aircraft have had vital components like spars replaced more than once but when these have to be custom made, and to much tighter specs than when the originals were made (due to statutorily requirements) this is very expensive so keeping stress down to increase the life of such components is important. Moreover authorities such as the CAA put quite stringent rules on the flight envelope one can apply to such aircraft.
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Did you notice the pitot tube was on the wrong wing when the Spit flamed into bursts at the end?

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Did you notice the pitot tube was on the wrong wing when the Spit flamed into bursts at the end?

And the engine was missing.
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