MH415 is one of the most original airworthy Spitfires in the world! With over 95% of its original components used during the restoration, this aircraft is a truly exceptional example.
The full military history and civil history of the aircraft is well documented (see “Military History” and “Civil History” attached). The original RAF Operations Record Books for the aircraft are contained within the aircraft records (for reference see “WWII Operational History” attached).
MH415 has a documented ‘victory’ on 24 September 1943; flown by F/O Desmond F. Ruchwaldy with 129 Sqn, MH415 shot down a FW-190 whilst flying on fighter escort mission “Ramrod 242”.
During 1968 the aircraft starred in one of the most famous movies of all time “The Battle of Britain” (released September 1969).
Save for shipping and maintenance, the Aircraft remained in a fully assembled condition from the date of manufacturer right through to its restoration in 2015 (completed 2021). The aircraft is now fully airworthy and simply a superb example!