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Up, Up and Away

 

Mark IIa Supermarine Spitfire in the colours of Spitfire 1a, K9998 of 92 Squadron just after take off at Duxford.

 

P7350 is the oldest airworthy Spitfire in the world and the only Spitfire still flying today to have actually fought in the Battle of Britain. She is believed to be the 14th aircraft of 11,989 built at the Castle Bromwich ‘shadow’ factory, Birmingham and entered service in the August of 1940.

 

 

Up, Up and Away

 

Mark IIa Supermarine Spitfire in the colours of Spitfire 1a, K9998 of 92 Squadron just after take off at Duxford.

 

P7350 is the oldest airworthy Spitfire in the world and the only Spitfire still flying today to have actually fought in the Battle of Britain. She is believed to be the 14th aircraft of 11,989 built at the Castle Bromwich ‘shadow’ factory, Birmingham and entered service in the August of 1940.

 

 

comments (8)

Fantastic capture, Les, and lovely presentation. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, is rather a fine plane.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Nov 2010, 08:19
Hat off to this one.

Great picture too.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, appreciate the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Nov 2010, 08:30
A lovely shot of a grand old machine Les
Les Auld: Thanks Chris, appreciate the comment.
Great plane, great shot and excellent presentation Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, it is a great plane.
Superb presentation Les of such a great aircraft.
Les Auld: It is a classic, thanks for the comment Scotia.
A brilliant presentation of this iconic aircraft Les, nice one !!!!
Regards Jim
Les Auld: Thanks Jim, appreciate the comment.
Beautiful shot Les. This has to be one of the most elegant fighter aircraft ever
Les Auld: It is so Bill, thanks for the comment.
Lovely picture.

I was reading the other day of a competition to design a Spitfire monument/memorial in Southampton. Let's hope they do it justice.
Les Auld: It is a true icon Ellie and I hope they do it justice. Thanks for the comment.

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