Aircraft Photo of G-BUOS / SM845 | Supermarine 394 Spitfire FR18E | UK - Air Force | AirHistory.net #51018
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:G-BUOS
Alternate Serial:SM845
Military Code:R
Aircraft Original Type:Supermarine Spitfire
Aircraft Generic Type:Supermarine Spitfire / Seafire
Aircraft Version:Supermarine 394 Spitfire FR18E
C/n (msn):6S/672224
Operator Painted:UK - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:DuxfordMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGSU   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Event:Flying Legends 2014
 
Photo Date:12 July 2014
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 51018
Photo Comment

This Spitfire was built at Chattis Hill in 1945 and then shipped to India to serve with the RAF and then the Indian Air Force. It was one of eight Spitfires recovered from India in 1977. Unfortunately in 2008 as SE-BIN it crashed at Tynset in Norway when the aircraft veered off the runway during landing killing the pilot. Another restoration, painted as a No. 28 Squadron machine that served in Hong Kong during July 1950, has led to her return to the air in Flying Legends 2014.

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