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PR MK IX Spitfire PT879

By Jasper87  
The only airworthy example of a Supermarine Spitfire Mk XI. This rare and original aircraft carried out 40 missions over occupied Europe with 16 squadron RAF, during 1944-1945 and has been the subject of a superb book called "Spitfire in Blue". Strafed by ME 262's in 1945, she retains her originality with pride. This Spitfire has just 500 hours total time to this day, including her RAF service.

A Time Line Event at Hangar 11 at North Weald in Essex on Saturday.

Tags: Tripod General Spitfire Night North weald TLE Hangar 11

Voters: mike9005, doverpic, deejay10 and 56 more

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Jukka Plus
11 1 Finland
30 Sep 2019 7:58AM
An excellent close up , Jasper! SmileSmileSmile

Jukka.
saltireblue Plus
13 14.0k 85 Norway
30 Sep 2019 8:04AM
The night light adds to the atmosphere, Dave
Never tire of seeing these magnificent machines.
franken Plus
20 5.7k 4 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2019 8:16AM
Well captured, Dave.
Toobi_Won 12 77 8 England
30 Sep 2019 10:41AM
Outstanding!
Fabulous prop blur!
30 Sep 2019 11:22AM
WOW! fabulous photography and subject matter, Dave.

JohnSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
30 Sep 2019 11:42AM
A cracking capture, Dave, and being a night shot gives it extra appeal 👍
Trev 😀
30 Sep 2019 12:07PM
Brilliant Dave Grin
Julie
rontear Plus
20 23 9 England
30 Sep 2019 12:43PM
Classic ..Dave
Ron
Saastad 4 16 17 Norway
30 Sep 2019 12:43PM
Great one!
JuBarney Plus
11 36 7 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2019 12:59PM
A smashing aircraft and beautiful shot
Ju
capto Plus
11 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2019 5:33PM
It's the propeller movement that makes it so good.Smile
ivor
Irishkate Plus
12 45 121 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2019 7:37PM
Perfect pov Dave - not always easy to find the best angle with a subject like this.
KateGrin
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
30 Sep 2019 8:56PM
Thanks for this view!
Also a beautiful example!
1 Oct 2019 8:10PM
Stellar shot Dave ...wonder if she had any kills ? What a machine ...nice you caught the RAF symbol underneath .
Cheers Walt
Chinga Plus
12 123 3 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2019 12:31PM
Impressive... Great shot !!
Isabel GrinGrin

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