Great British Designs

#1
The Spitfire is down to the last three of fantastic British design icons alongside Concorde & the London Tube Map. Please click on the link below and vote for the old Spit. Also I would like you to give an example of truly single outstanding 'thing' or event that stands out as been sooooooooo British. I will start the thread..

The Picture of the Royal Marines yomping in the Falklands War of 82 with the Union Jack. I was 13 at the time and it struck me then what it meant to be British.

Anyway this is the link

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/cultureshow/designquest/vote/
 
#2
Blackadder and Monty python Fawlty towers.
 
#3
Sorry, mate, but for me as a life-long gorblimey Cockney it has to be the London Underground map, it's a design classic and I've got one framed on my wall.

Love the Spitfire, ruined about fifty Airfix versions, but there it is.

As for the Falklands, well we must be about the same age and I couldn't agree more.
 
#4
The Dont cry for me Argentina draped over the side of the ships going down there Quality My first view of forces humour
 
#5
A fcuking Map as a design icon???

Fcuking civvy lightweights
 
#6
Vegetius said:
Sorry, mate, but for me as a life-long gorblimey Cockney it has to be the London Underground map, it's a design classic and I've got one framed on my wall.

Love the Spitfire, ruined about fifty Airfix versions, but there it is.

As for the Falklands, well we must be about the same age and I couldn't agree more.
Tube map definately - I'm not going to support crabs or civcrabs! :lol:
 
#7
Aaagghhh chaps the auld Spit kept this country free. Even now as a retired rupert when I visit England and hear the growl of a Merlin engine or see the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the gorgeous sight of a Spit over a British Landmark it sums up the valor, fight and sense of belonging that they had on the beaches, on the Atlantic Conveys and in the air. Long may we be blessed with our forces humour and birthright of being British.
 
#8
58_Pattern said:
Aaagghhh chaps the auld Spit kept this country free. Even now as a retired rupert when I visit England and hear the growl of a Merlin engine or see the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the gorgeous sight of a Spit over a British Landmark it sums up the valor, fight and sense of belonging that they had on the beaches, on the Atlantic Conveys and in the air. Long may we be blessed with our forces humour and birthright of being British.
58, I concur and have voted accordingly.
A bloke I know up here who lives in Wigan, bought a Merlin engine, an original from a RAF spitfire, which he runs occasionally(the airframe fell to bits and could not be repaired).
The times I have been there when its running, I get wood!..........................knowing it flew for real at one time in its life and was probably involved in action. How is that for patriotic?

NB
 
#9
TSR-2! Until cancelled by Labour.It would have probably still been in service today.We'ed have had no RAF Phantom's,no Jaguar & no Tornado jets.Billions of pounds saved to date as well.
Unfortunatly as well,the septics got pi$$ed off as tey were trying to sell the F-111 as well.
 
#10
Northern Biff

You are the boy. Thanks for voting. You have great DNA and are truly one of the chosen race. Many feel called but few are chosen.

Best regards

CJA
 
#12
58_Pattern said:
The Spitfire is down to the last three of fantastic British design icons alongside Concorde & the London Tube Map. Please click on the link below and vote for the old Spit.
Yes, yes, great stuff. But read Corelli Barnett on the British aircraft industry in the 1930s and the relative merits of the Spitfire and the Messerschmitt 109 in 'The Audit of War'. You'll never look at the Spit in the same way again.
 
#13
Vasco said:
Yes, yes, great stuff. But read Corelli Barnett on the British aircraft industry in the 1930s and the relative merits of the Spitfire and the Messerschmitt 109 in 'The Audit of War'. You'll never look at the Spit in the same way again.
FCUK OFF YOU HERETIC.
 
#15
aston martin DB9 and fcuk off all u inevitable miserable barstewards with your "but aston isn't english anymore" whining.

also the Noble M12GTO
 
#16
Aunty Stella said:
Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster.........
Spitfire. Mk 9.

http://www.spitcrazy.com/spitsound.htm

Not many design icons have saved the civilized world from domination by the fascist filth.
Unless it's the Rolls Royce Merlin engine.

The Underground map? Concorde? Mini? Get real, people.
 
#17
Voted. Absolutely no contest IMHO.

The Spitfire's sheer grace, precision and phenominal contribution to all our lives in makes her truly an iconic British Legend. I have no doubt she'll go all the way and gain the accolade she so justly deserves. Either way the Spitfire, Lancasters et al will always have my utmost reverence.
 
#18
Got to be the Spit still flying after its maiden flight almost 70 years ago, concorde thanks to the frogs lasted less than that and as for the tube map....no thanks spent enought time looking at it getting accosted to fcuk by tramps asking for spare change!
got told a nice tale by one of the defence couiires I used to work with as he came frome Crewe were RR had a factory, apprently in the 80's the found some boxes in the factory that had been lying about for a while opend them up and it was unissued merlin engines 4 in total think they got donated to the RAF battle of britain flight
 
#19
Concorde? Half French FFS. We even had to let them put that extra E on the end of the name.

London Underground map? Could have been dreamed up by anyone with a GCSE in Graphic Design. B0llocks to that.

I'm all for the Spit to win, but was there no place for fish and chips, wrapped in newspaper (with print)?
 
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