Aircraft Photo of PL983 | Supermarine 365 Spitfire PR11 | UK - Air Force | #465006
Registration / Serial:PL983
Other Marks:LT
Aircraft Original Type:Supermarine Spitfire
Aircraft Generic Type:Supermarine Spitfire / Seafire
Aircraft Version:Supermarine 365 Spitfire PR11
Licence-built by:Vickers-Armstrong
C/n (msn):6S/583723
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Old WardenMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGTH   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:12 September 1963
Photo by:Mike Cain
Photo ID: 465006
Photo Comment

First flew Oct.1944. Registered NC74138 20th Feb.1948 - 9th Aug.1949 for use by the US Civil Air Attaché in London. Donated by Vickers-Armstrong to the Shuttleworth Trust in 1950 and ferried to Old Warden as G-15-109. In static display there 1950 to 1975, when it went to Duxford for restoration. Registered G-PRXI 6th June 1983. Suffered a fatal crash in a forced landing during an air show at Rouen 4th June 2001. Subsequently rebuilt with first flight 18th May 2018. In 2020 it carried 'Thank U NHS' under the wings in tribute to the efforts of the NHS during the Covid pandemic.

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